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What Is 'TLDR'?


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Question: What Is 'TLDR'?
"TLDR" stands for "Too Long, Didn't Read".
Answer: While participating in an online discussion forum about Barack Obama, you see this weird expression "TLDR". Twice, you see this posted phrase, and these four letters are the only thing that the users would say.

Well, this peculiar acronym expression stands for "Too Long, Didn't Read". It is a forum user way of saying "the thread above me is way too lengthy to be interesting". Not quite an insult, TLDR is a personal comment that the users above should consider abbreviating their writing more.

TLDR is most commonly seen in very opinionated discussion forums, where the topics lend themselves to long rants. Controversial topics, like Barack Obama or the ethics of speeding in the city, can easily lure people to write hundreds of words of heated opinion. If you want to comment that people were too wordy in their rants, then use "TLDR" in your response.

This TLDR expression, like many other internet expressions, is part of online conversation culture. If you want to know more, here are 322 other common Internet expressions explained...

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