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Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by doversole, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. doversole

    doversole Guest

    Hi All.

    I was prompted by a friend the other day, to explain some of the shorthand abbreviations used on forums (this and others).

    Now, i'm by no means an authority on this but i've gathered together a few.
    What with the proliferation of new members daily, it may help to decipher some of the terms in common use.

    Some people use them, some don't.

    I don't wish to patronize either, i'm sure there are many more.

    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    AFK - Away from keyboard
    AKA - Also Known As
    BRB - be right back
    BTW - By The Way
    FWIW - For what's it worth
    FYA - For Your Amusement
    FYI - For Your Information
    HTH - Hope This Helps
    IANAL - I am not a lawyer
    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    IMO - In My Opinion
    J/K - just kidding
    K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Stupid!
    LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
    OMG - Oh, My Gosh
    OTOH - On The Other Hand
    OWOA - One Way Or Another
    PITA - pain in the ass
    ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
    RTFM - Read The F****ng Manual
    TA - Thanks Again
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TTYL - talk to you later

    Oh ..........TTFN, DS.
     
  2. dave.robbo

    dave.robbo Senior Member

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    Always good to know these. You used OWOA in reply to a thread of mine last night, and I didn't know what you meant!! Ha ha..

    Another one to add is SWMBO. She Who Must Be Obeyed.. ;)
     
  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    doversole

    doversole Guest

    Is that 'Pardon My Silly Laughter' Malcolm?

    DoverSole
     
  5. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Nope its peed myself laughing

    I had ago at adding some other meanings to your list but gave up
     
  6. OP
    doversole

    doversole Guest

    Takes me back to my 'packet radio' and RTTY days.;);)

    They're long gone.

    DoverSole
     
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    The one I see a lot, especially on forums frequented by our American friends, is LOL - Laugh Out Loud I think.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    So one could say, AFAIK, PITA, IMO, PMSL, BRB, OWOA


    LOL
     
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    Another one I've seen a few times is YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary. Seen that used essentially anywhere where someone is meaning that though what they just said is what they did/got that it don't necessarily mean thats what you will find ;)

    My fave though still has to be courtesy of Kevin ****** Wilson the Australian comic/singer - DILIGAF: Do I Look Like I Give A F**k - priceless ;)

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    Who is OP, who gets a regular mention? :confused:
     
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    original poster ;) not to be confused with OAP
     
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    Original Poster..
     
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    HTH can also mean happy to help
     
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    Thanks Malcolm & Whitenemesis - I am that confused OAP! :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Add these:

    SNAFU and FUBAR come in quite handy at times ..............:D

    DoverSole
     
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    Ha ha! I use SNAFU at work quite a bit!

    Also go the other way, sometimes. When someone comes in the workshop who is being, ahem, a pratt, I just say 'There We Are Then'. People who are in the know know exactly what I mean!!
     
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    doversole

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    WYSIWYG! :cool:

    DoverSole
     
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    With some people, that is SO true!!
     
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    Members of my class sometimes get described as a "tutee with asinine tendencies." There are other initialisms that begin with the word "child" but it would be unprofessional of me to share those...
     
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    Work is all Acronym's:-
    JIT(Just in Time)=JTFL (Just too Flaming Late)
    I drive a Fix or Repair Daily (FORD)
    There's always DH* and AH* (where *= a number).

    PKCC - (Pot, Kettle, Colour, Check!)

    Good put down, although I discourage spelling it is "There We Are Then" (sorry, sense of humour alert).
     

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