Talk:GLWT

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Georgia loaded wheel tester?[edit]

Can it be added what a "Georgia loaded wheel tester" is? 71.66.97.228 07:42, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

That would be a job for Wikipedia. I don't know if they bother, but they should. This is the kind of thing that appears on truck trailers in the US. I always thought it meant something like "gross load weight tonnage" (not that such an expansion made any sense to me). DCDuring TALK 13:11, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Someone's added that the pronunciation is /dʒiː ɛl dʌb.əl.juː tiː/. Really? I can't imagine anyone's saying that when GLWT means "good luck with that". I know I wouldn't. Pronouncing GLWT as if it were spelled good luck with that is shorter and easier. Can anyone confirm the pronunciation given, /dʒiː ɛl dʌb.əl.juː tiː/?​—msh210 (talk) 20:50, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

I'll just say that I have indeed heard young people pronouncing these little net-speak things. — [ R·I·C ] Laurent — 20:59, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes, [[citations:oh em gee]] attests to that. But this one??​—msh210 (talk) 21:10, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
This looks like a good test case for initialisms, which [[initialism]] defines as an expression pronounced as the pronunciations of the letter. Perhaps there are also other things that need changing:
  1. Our definition
  2. Our internal definition
  3. The scope of the initialism category (hardcoded) and the use of {{initialism of}} and {{initialism}}.
DCDuring TALK 21:39, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps so. Note, though, that this entry did not have an initialism category or template until your recent edits.​—msh210 (talk) 22:09, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Silly me. Bad test case then. DCDuring TALK 22:17, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

RFV discussion[edit]

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"Good luck with that." Google pulls up a fair number of uses, but Google Books and Google Groups do not SFAICT. —RuakhTALK 03:42, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

I've added three cites with this capitalization, and one with another, to the citations page. Please check.​—msh210 (talk) 20:47, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
RFV-passed. - -sche (discuss) 18:10, 31 July 2011 (UTC)