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In the interest of helping those that are not quite up to speed with our cyber shorthand, I thought I would start a list of some of the more commonly used ones. Feel free to add as many as you like.


AFAIK....................As Far As I Know
AIIC........................As If I Care
BG.........................Big Grin
BTDT.....................Been There Done That
BTT........................Back to The Top -- used to note moving a forgotten thread to first position in a forum
BTW.......................By The Way
EYHO.....................Eat Your Heart Out
FWIW.....................For What It's Worth
HTH........................Hope That Helps
IIRC.........................If I Recall Correctly
IMO.........................In My Opinion -- used a lot around here :smile:
IMHO......................In My Humble Opinion -- should be use more often :wink:
IMNSHO.................In My Not So Humble Opinion -- rarely used by those for whom this should apply :grin:
IOW.........................In Other Words
JK..........................Just Kidding
LOL........................Laugh Out Loud -- we have a smiley for his one :lol:
OTOH....................On The Other Hand
PITA.......................Pain In The A$$
ROFL.....................Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO............Rolling On the Floor Laughing My A$$ Off -- LMAO is frequently used by itself
ROFLMFAO..........Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Freakin A$$ Off
SHTF.....................$hit Hits The Fan
SPAM....................Stupid Person's Advertsing Message :mad:
TBH........................To Be Honest -- a forum requirement
TEOTWAWKI........The End Of The World As We Know It -- what people were mumbling pre-millennium
TIA..........................Thanks In Adavance
TTYTT.....................To Tell You The Truth -- expected here
TTYL.......................Talk To Ya Later
TY............................Thank You
TYVM......................Thank You Very Much
VBG........................Very Big Grin
WTF........................What The F
WWIC.....................Why Would I Care
WYSIWYG..............What You See Is What You Get
YDSAC...................You Don't Stand A Chance
YMMV.....................Your Mileage May Vary
YNAD......................You Need A Doctor

DD..........................Desert Dog

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Desert Dog on 2001-04-13 21:07 ]</font>
 

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These are neat and all but all the abbreviations/acronyms kill me.....and I'm an IT Analyst

You could almost have an entire technology related conversation through email at work and hardly type a "real" word. Start mixing in company specific abbreviations with widely recognized ones and man you are talking alphabet soup.

I saw an email yesterday that in just a couple sentences had something like 6 or 7 abbreviations.

Spellcheckers have done enough to ruin me. Call me old fashion, but I'll probably stick to typing things out.....if I can spell it,,,,,damn spellcheckers. :smile:
 

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Well, here it is a year later, and I'm just taking noticing of Mute's CRIS entry. Too funny. I guess that's not all that far removed from CRS, as in "Can't Remember, uh, Stuff." Yeah, that's it.

Then there is the tried and true ODF, which is SOCOM parlance for "Out 'Dere Flappin'." (SOCOM is itself short for the U.S. Special Operations Command, for those among us for those who may be really aconymally-challenged.

ODF is akin to the longer description of one who is "single channel red in a frequency hopping green world:" an offhand reference to the encryption and frequency jumping capabilities of modern U.S. military radios. How I ever got here is beyond me, but as I'm bordering on irrelevance, I think I'll just let it rest now. :smile:

Chuck

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