Slash in abbreviations for example j/k or w/e

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I was wondering why people use a slash in abbrevations for example w/e or j/k (whatever and just kidding). I've seen them with and without a slash and I am actually interested to know what the slash means, in German we don't use slashes in abbrevations.

tkausl

Posted 2015-10-10T15:58:54.873

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I don't think there is any reason for it other than people find it useful and so it's a convention that has arisen.

For a list of different type of 'slash abbreviations' see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_(punctuation)#Abbreviation

As far as w/e, I think that the slash is useful because it distinguishes it from the first person plural pronoun we.

Graham Nicol

Posted 2015-10-10T15:58:54.873

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