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Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« on: July 08, 2007, 04:28:16 PM »
Here's a handy list of what those weird strings of letters mean that you run across in posts from time to time:

Some interesting shorthand to help you speed your way posting on the boards!

ADN - Any Day Now
AIGF - All In Good Fun (another way of saying "meant as a joke")
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
BBS - Bulletin Board System
BRB - Be Right Back
BTA - But, Then Again (another way of saying "on the other hand")
BTW - By The Way
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
GAL - Get A Life
GIWTIST - Gee, I Wish That I'd Said That
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
IC - I See (another way of saying "I understand")
ILY - I Love You
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IOW - In Other Words
IU - I Understand
JIC - Just In Case
JK - Just Kidding
L8R - Later (another way of saying "talk to you later")
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
OT - Off Topic
OTOH - On The Other Hand
POV - Point Of View
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
SIWAH - Smack It With A Hammer (computer industry acronym, used to define a computer glitch which has resisted all known methods of correction. Pronounced "see-waa" as in "See-waa the * :053 thing!")
TWFM - That Works For Me
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
YAQW - You Are Quite Welcome
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Also,

DD - dear daughter
DH - dear husband
DS - dear son
DW - dear wife

BF - boyfriend ( or Bigg Fredd)
GF - girlfriend

If you can think of any not listed here, please add them. I sometimes am stumped by things that others take for granted, so this list is as much for my benefit as for those who are new and just finding out about the shorthand.  ;)

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 04:37:22 PM »
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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 05:01:13 PM »
BBL = Be Back Later OR Blocked Bidder List, depending on usage.

CYE = Check Your Email

LMAO = Laughing My  :-X Off

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 05:17:23 PM »


clwywad   :0240


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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007, 05:45:51 PM »
you got me stumped on that one, Leo.  :017
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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2007, 05:52:21 PM »
OP - depending on usage, means Original Post (first post in the thread) or Original Poster (person who wrote the first post in the thread).

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007, 05:55:25 PM »

PITA = Pain In The Ass

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007, 06:03:37 PM »
Suthrnjewl<---THE most acrynom challenged

Thanks for the list everybody!

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2007, 06:42:57 PM »
you got me stumped on that one, Leo.  :017

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2007, 01:23:39 AM »
PITA = Pain In The Ass




geez , I thought they were the animal folks

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2007, 01:34:32 AM »
Same group.
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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2007, 07:52:21 AM »
PP = PayPal
GC = Google Checkout
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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2007, 08:16:48 AM »
Same group.

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KWIM? - know what I mean?
SO - significant other
ROTFLASTC - rolling on the floor laughing and scaring the cat
AFK - away from keyboard

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Re: Forum Shorthand for those who are acronym challenged. :-)
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2007, 09:38:10 AM »
OP = Original Poster

can't believe that wasn't on the list.
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