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E.T.A. means estimated time of arrival, not edit to add!!

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posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:22 AM
For the love of God ETA does not stand for 'edit to add' you moronic people.

Stop doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That really p****s me off no end.

(Cue the quote from an old post where I've probably used it).

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:28 AM
yeah everyone knows ETA means Estimated Texture Application.
the nerve of some people!

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:29 AM
a reply to: and14263

The language belongs to us. We will use it however we wish too.

I suggest you consider that the use of ETA is context sensitive.

Sometimes it can mean Estimated time to arrival and sometimes is means edit to add.

There are other things it could stand for.

Extra Terrestrial Arachnids possibly.

Entrance to Time Anomaly.

Or Alien Terrible Anus (Probe)


posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:30 AM
a reply to: and14263

Good one

ETA: 5 minutes until open season for typical ATS style comments (see what I did there ? I put the estimated time and added to my comment! Oh I'm so clever
edit on 10-12-2014 by threeeyesopen because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:32 AM

originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: and14263

Or Alien Terrible Anus (Probe)


ETA not ATA!!!!

AAArrrgghhhh!!!! I'm off for a bath.

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:46 AM
Context is a very important thing.

If someone writes ETA to mean one thing, such as edit to add, that's what it means. It means whatever someone wants it to given the current situation.

Some people still wrote lol to mean lots of love. Sure, most people know it as something different, but that doesn't mean the original is wrong.
edit on 10 12 14 by Rising Against because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:51 AM
Evergreen Tastes Awfull.

It does though

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 04:53 AM

uh oh...

ETA: just wanted to say there are a ton of things ETA can mean

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 05:03 AM
a reply to: and14263

Estimated time of arrival.....right here and right now.
Sometimes these little things pee me off as well.

Putting cheese on a western sandwich isn't a western...its a western WITH CHEESE!!

Have fun ranting OP.

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 05:10 AM
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival (also seen as ETOA)
ETA Employment and Training Administration (US Department of Labor)
ETA Electronic Travel Authority
ETA Electronic Transactions Association
ETA Elvis Tribute Artist
ETA Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Basque Homeland and Liberty; terrorist group in Spain)
ETA Electronics Technicians Association (Greencastle, IN)
ETA European Technical Approval
ETA Environmental Transport Association (UK)
ETA Edited to Add
ETA English Teachers Association
ETA Electronic Transfer Account
ETA Expected Time of Arrival
ETA Electronic Tax Administration
ETA Event Tree Analysis
ETA Ethiopian Teachers' Association (Education International)
ETA European Thyroid Association
ETA Eicosatetraenoic Acid (biochemistry)
ETA Egyptian Tourist Authority
ETA Evangelical Training Association
ETA Eu Te Amo (Portuguese: I Love You)
ETA Electronic Travel Aid
ETA Effective Tax Administration
ETA Electronic Transportation Acquisition
ETA Embroidery Trade Association
ETA Executive Travel Associates
ETA Entertainment Technology Alliance
ETA Energy Tax Act
ETA Extension Travel Adjustment (Marzocchi bicycle forks)
ETA Exact Time of Arrival
ETA Estimated Transmitting Ability (cow breeding)
ETA Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH (Nuremburg, Germany)
ETA European Tugowners' Association
ETA Experience the Adventure
ETA Evangelische Theologische Academie (Dutch: Evangelical Theological Academy; Netherlands)
ETA Eesti Teadeteagentuur (Estonian News Agency)
ETA Embedded Transport Acceleration (Intel)
ETA Experimental Test Accelerator
ETA Energy Technology Assessment
ETA Elgin Teachers Association
ETA Event Tracking Agent
ETA External Tank Attachment
ETA Engineering Technologies Associates
ETA Emergency Tire Assistance
EtA Eternal Allegiance (fan site)
ETA Extraterrestrial Activity
ETA Engineering Technologies Academy
ETA Emergency Towing Arrangement (requirement at forward & aft ends of oil tanker)
ETA Eelam Tamil Association (Sydney, Australia)
ETA Electronic Test Automation
ETA Etnoteam Adriatica
ETA Estimated Time Available
ETA Extraterrestrial Artifact
ETA E-Sektionens Teletekniska Avdelning
ETA Enterprise Transaction Archive
ETA Emergency Transport Attendant
ETA Electronic Target Acquisition (also sometimes abbreviated as E/TA)
ETA Engineering Test Article
ETA Eastern Training Area
ETA Ellenville Teachers Association
ETA Erosion Transport Accumulation
ETA Estimated Time for Accomplishment
ETA Engineering Task Assignment
ETA Exception Time Accounting
ETA Emirate Trading Agency (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
ETA Electro-Thermal Atomizer
ETA Evan Terry Associates, PC (Birmingham, AL)
ETA Earthville Travel Adventures
ETA European Tropospheric-Scatter Army (communications system)
ETA Engineering Technical Assistant
ETA External Tank Attack
ETA Electronics Test Area
ETA EOOW Training Assistant
ETA Enterprise Transaction Analysis
ETA Estimated Time Allocation (project management)
ETA Extra Terrestrial Alien
ETA Essential Tactical Advantage (Oxford, MI)
ETA Easy Tech Answers (Lansing, MI)
ETA Educational Therapy Assistant
ETA Executive Trade Associates
ETA English Teaching Assistantship (US State Department)
ETA Estaciones de Tiempo Automatizadas (Spanish: Automated Weather Stations)

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 05:25 AM
a reply to: and14263

acronyms are context sensitive - get over it


my ETA is 04:50
edit on 10-12-2014 by ignorant_ape because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 05:43 AM
Extra Teresstrial Asses

ETA 2nd 12:43 pm

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:05 AM
Everyone else on the planet will just assume you don't know any better and when you die so will your acronyms.

acronyms like ETA are not very context sensitive as they are internationally known generally as one thing, owning a language is one thing but making up excuses or reasons for misuse or lack of knowledge rather then learning from a mistake is sad.
edit on 10-12-2014 by kobalt7 because: i wasnt mean enough to the kiddies

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:08 AM
It's also used to book Every Trollope Available.

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:33 AM
a reply to: and14263
I am surprised that an intelligent person like yourself would rant over such a trivial matter. Also, it is not necessary to be abusive to other members and call them "moronic" when they are merely employing an acronym that is in common use here.

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posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:36 AM
a reply to: and14263

Actually in forum speak, ETA has meant, Edit To Add for years.

Language evolves and is mostly colloquial, based on the community you are in, and where that community is located.

So, on ATS, ETA means Edit to Add.

Sorry you feel otherwise


posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:47 AM
It's three letters that can mean whatever the person using them wants it to mean.

It's not a word, like "Your" or "You're" that people get mixed up, or "There", "Their", or "They're".

I'm pretty sure the world has bigger problems.

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:48 AM
I am curious, if you finished a post, and you think of something to add, yet you want the reading public to know you have added a certain part to the post after the fact, how would you write it?

Edditing to add this very important piece of information to the ATS public:


this is a pointless thread and a sad rant.
edit on 10-12-2014 by network dude because: pure sarcasm.

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 07:30 AM

originally posted by: and14263
For the love of God ETA does not stand for 'edit to add' you moronic people.


edit on 10-12-2014 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 07:32 AM
I was told there would be cake.....

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