#1
What exactly is the use or function of this ~

it truly does baffle me,

any light shed on this matter would be much appreciated
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#2
It's called "Tilde"

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In languages, the tilde is a diacritical mark (~) placed over a letter to indicate a change in pronunciation, such as nasalization.

It was first used in the polytonic orthography of Ancient Greek, as a variant of the circumflex accent, representing a rise in pitch followed by a return to standard pitch.

Later, it was used to make abbreviations in medieval Latin documents. When an "n" or "m" followed a vowel, it was often omitted, and a tilde (i.e. a small "n") was placed over the preceding vowel to indicate the missing letter. This is the origin of the use of tilde to indicate nasalization. The practice of using the tilde over a vowel to indicate omission of an "n" or "m" continued in printed books in French as a means of reducing text length until the 17th century. It was also used in Spanish. The tilde was also used occasionally to make other abbreviations, such as over the letter "q" to signify the word que

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#4
yeah but on a keyboard you don't use it to go over letters, so in the end you phail like a nub at helping him.

i honestly don't know either, but i ALSO don't care even the slightest
so why should you? its a ****ing squiggly, there you go. here squiggly squiggly squiggly ~

or it can be used as the tail of an E-SPERM!!! ~o ~O ~0
#7
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yeah but on a keyboard you don't use it to go over letters, so in the end you phail like a nub at helping him.




My point exactly, what function does it have on a computer keyboard?

GAH!! it's annoying
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#8
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#9
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Dude, you are teh king of teh epic lolzorz



Yea Metacarpi! Tell it like it is!

Wow I'm in your sig 2 times..
#10
3 times.......
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#11
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3 times.......



Awesome.

Say "Yea Aqua Dementia! Derail the thread!"

or something of the like..
#12
Yea Aqua Dementia! Make completely random comments that take all focus away from the main topic of the thread!
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#13
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Yea Aqua Dementia! Make completely random comments that take all focus away from the main topic of the thread!


That works too
#14
I've always used it to mean aproximately, and most people have understood. For example if I said somehting like ''it took 2~ weeks'' that'd be ''it took roughly 2 weeks''.
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#15
Thats because in mathematics, if you drawn an equal sign (=) witha tilde (~) as the top line, it means "approximately equal to"
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#17
its for people who think the humble dash is too straight, i.e. gay people.
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#18
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yeah but on a keyboard you don't use it to go over letters, so in the end you phail like a nub at helping him.

i honestly don't know either, but i ALSO don't care even the slightest
so why should you? its a ****ing squiggly, there you go. here squiggly squiggly squiggly ~

or it can be used as the tail of an E-SPERM!!! ~o ~O ~0


ñub?
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#20
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What the hell my keyboard doesnt have one


Shift+hash (#)
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#22
lmao! theres a guy in confusion here about a keyboard signal and in the middle of the thread theres two UGers holding hands complimenting eachother.
#23
in linux you can type "cp ~/blah" to copy the file blah out of your home directory. I think...
#24
I just thought ~ was the high-class version of - .
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