Unlike most Internet acronyms, TLDR (or TL; DR) has found its way into news articles, professional e-mails, and even Webster's dictionary in Merriam. But what does TLDR mean, how do you use it and where does it come from?
Too Long; Not Read
TLDR (or TL; DR) is a common Internet abbreviation for "Too Long; I did not read. "At first glance, the sentence seems pretty straightforward to understand, but words and phrases may change according to context, and TLDR is no exception.
In its simplest form, TLDR is used to express that a digital text (a A lone "TLDR?" Without any explanation, it could be a deliberately rude or funny comment, but in most cases it's just a funny realization that a small block of text is easier to read digesting is considered a big text wall.
However, in the comments for a web, a rare "TLDR" article is rarely displayed (or anywhere, really.) People usually accompany their TLDR with a summary of what is being discussed At the end of a long football article, you may find a comment reading "TLDR: The Patriots Win the Next Super Bowl."
Set in that sense The authors sometimes top or down a TLDR an end of the web article, the e-mail or the text message. This is to be a summary of what the author says, and it is a disclaimer that the details of a long text may not be worth every reader's time. For example, a ten-paragraph product rating for a crappy laptop could easily start with "TLDR: This laptop sucks." This is the short summary, and you can read more details.
TLDR data until the early 2000s [1
9659005] Like most Internet languages, we do not really know where the word TLDR came from. We assume that the set of discussion forums such as Something Awful Forums and 4Chan dates back to the early 2000s.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary (which accepted 2018 "TL; DR" as word) claims that the word was the first used in 2002, but provides no evidence to support its claim.