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Here in the Halls, we try to keep things in-character as much as possible. This is a key to some of our lexicon, as well as a guide to the "Dos" and "Taboos" of language in the Halls.

In-Character Term
OOC Meaning & Explanation

Spelling. If a character tells yours to watch their pronunciation, you spelled something wrong. The player assumes the character says the word how it is spelled.

Punctuation. The players assume that the character in question is speaking exactly as indicated and may ask you to correct your syntax.
Flit message

Neomail. Example: "I got a flit message from the MasterHarper recalling me to the Hall."

Use big words! We love to see people showing off--as long as they actually know the meaning of the word they're using!Using the same word over and over. A thesaurus isn't any more expensive than any other book; and those of you with Microsoft Word have one installed!
Consult a dictionary! If you're not sure of the spelling or meaning, look it up. It can only help you.Assuming you're right because of this or that grade or spelling bee. As Master Alric learned rather embarrassingly at one point, we can all make mistakes.
Allow room for typos! We all make them even if we proof read, and no one likes them.Using shortcuts like 'u' and 'gr8.' NEVER EVER do this! We will wait for you to type the full word out! The only exceptions to this rule are OOC messages like: 'GTG,' 'BRB,' 'LOL' (and other laughing tags), 'AFK,' and of course 'OOC' and 'BIC.'

All references to worlds and characters based on Anne McCaffrey's fiction are copyrightę
Anne McCaffrey 1967, 2001, all rights reserved, and used by permission of the author.