Re a post by oldkid I hate abbreviation, acronyms, text speak or anything else that might cause confusion. When you are trying to converse with strangers using only the written word, without any other means of conveying your meaning - tone of voice/facial expressions - clarity is essential - maybe even more so where a subject like sex and personal matters are concerned. Add to the confusion/misunderstanding that these can cause the usage and meaning of different words/phrases in different places and the chances of misunderstanding increases. Languages, even the World lingua franca English, are developing and diversifying so clarity, clarity, clarity - or we all finish up speaking the 'same different' language, not really understanding each other. I have to say that the American usage of 'puritanical' words, instead of the basic/base 'Anglo-Saxon', when discussing sexual matters, or even matters even closely approaching 'personal activities', does amuse me. Forgetting King George, if you possibly can, the Colonies and Great Britain would still have separate eventually for some reason or other. It is not commonly known, or now even wanted to be known but in the early 1930s the USA planned and started to put into action declaring war on Great Britain - nothing to thank Hitler for, except stopping that. Don't believe me - just search War Plan Red.