Proxad? (Was: Drone Armies)

Marshall Eubanks tme at
Thu May 18 12:17:09 UTC 2006

I think that, depending on the context, abo is short for either

abonnés  (subscribers)


abonnement (subscription)

You will see the latter word all the time in ads on the Paris metro...


On May 18, 2006, at 12:12 AM, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

> On 5/18/06, Mathias Koerber <mathias at> wrote:
>> > abo is short for abonnement .. a city or district, in french
>> You may be thinking of 'arrondissement', which means district.
>> 'Abo', however seems to refer to subscribers:
> I knew the word, but it was always associated in their rDNS with the
> names of french towns
> Moral - never try to translate french when you know just about enough
> to order your dinner / call a taxi :)
> thanks
> srs

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