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OH

Page history last edited by Chris Messina 12 years ago

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Chris Messina

 

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OH is shorthand for "overheard" and works well for spoken snippets of conversation, often taken out of context.

 

Description:

 

Overheard is typically used to capture short quotes or quips that are ironic or humorous out of context. They are typically anonymous, since most of the humor comes from context-splicing where the reader is left to imagine what the "overheard" speaker was talking about.

 

The quote is prefixed by "OH: " following by the quotation.

 

Details and Use Cases:

Twitter / Chris Messina: OH: "I stopped using Twitt ...

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