Abbreviations Used in Posts - Submit here

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in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
I recently joined and was amazed by all of the abbreviations people were using in their messages; it was like another language.



Then I noticed other people were having the same difficulty I was in decyphering some of them, leading to some rather hilarious ideas.



Thus this thread: to help us make sense out of all the abbreviations. Heck, supposeedly the US military has a dictionary for all of the ones it uses. We need one, too.



My hope would be that there will be lots of serious submissions and that the silly ones are posted too, as they can be quite creative and entertaining.



As the thread progressees, I will try to "sum up" the serious ones for the newbies out there, and laugh along at the crazy ones.



Let's have some fun, and get some work done.8)
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  • Reply 1 of 21
    To start the list:



    IMO - in my opinion

    IMHO - in my humble opinion

    FYI - for your information

    MS - Microshaft

    CE- consumer electronics
  • Reply 2 of 21
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion!



    AIO - All-In-One (like the iMac)

    FTFF - Fix The efffin Finder
  • Reply 3 of 21
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    RDF - Reality Distortion Field (referencing the bizarre energy that encompasses Steve Jobs and his vision for Apple)

    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
  • Reply 4 of 21
    Mac = Macintosh by Apple Computers



    ... wow, that was lame lol



    AS = AppleScript (sometimes, otherwise it might just be "as". As in "as in").
  • Reply 5 of 21
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    STFU = Shut The Fsck Up.

    RTFM = Read The Fscking Manual.

    OMG = Oh My God! Boobies!
  • Reply 6 of 21
    If you want to be really cool, you might want to have a look at the Jargon File, the encyclopedia of the hackers language.



    FUD - Fear, uncertainty and doubt
  • Reply 7 of 21
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    my favorite is OMFG



    followed closely by PLBKAC Problem Lies Between Keyboard

    And Chair



    btw, here's a pretty darn big list



    http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/abbrev.html
  • Reply 8 of 21
    Quote:

    AFZ\t\tAcronym Free Zone



  • Reply 9 of 21
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    IANAL - I am not a lawyer...



    IANLOL - I am not laughing out loud.



    STFU - Shut the fuck up.



    STFUOIWSIFY - Shut the fuck up or I will shut it for you.
  • Reply 10 of 21
    WTF - What the F*ck ? (for expressing incredulity or amazement)



    WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get (GUI metaphor)



    YGWYPF - You get what you pay for (caveat emptor metaphor)



    LOL / ROTFL - Laugh out loud / Rolling on the floor laughing

    (to express animated laughter, see also) and
  • Reply 11 of 21
    BLAH BLAH BLAH -- jargon used by poster, often of opposing political affiliation, in short hand.
  • Reply 12 of 21
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    ATTVIMH-- According to the voices in my head
  • Reply 13 of 21
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    IIWASIBG: if i were a swan, i'd be gone.



    not very common, but its important to have these kinds of phrases covered in this word-y book you speak of.
  • Reply 14 of 21
    and unless your collection already has it's heinlein quota...



    TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
  • Reply 15 of 21
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by livatlantis

    Mac = Macintosh by Apple Computers



    ...as opposed to...



    MAC = Media Access Control, a unique identification assigned to one (and usually only one) device on the internet.



    Mac is the computer

    MAC is the protocol



    Everyone clear?
  • Reply 16 of 21
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by CosmoNut

    ...as opposed to...



    MAC = Media Access Control, a unique identification assigned to one (and usually only one) device on the internet.



    Mac is the computer

    MAC is the protocol



    Everyone clear?




    Man, I wish that one could be branded onto the brains of every internet user.....



    Really drives me crazy.
  • Reply 17 of 21
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    YTRCBPAYOHATWTL = Your test results came back positive, and you only have about three weeks to live.



    Hopefully this one doesn't come up too often in your conversations.
  • Reply 18 of 21
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shetline

    YTRCBPAYOHATWTL = Your test results came back positive, and you only have about three weeks to live.



    Hopefully this one doesn't come up too often in your conversations.




    Wouldn't that need to be YTRCBPAYOHA3WTL since "T" could be two, three, ten, twelve, thirteen, twenty, twenty-one.....
  • Reply 19 of 21
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by CosmoNut

    Wouldn't that need to be YTRCBPAYOHA3WTL



    I don't know why, but there's something distinctly cyrillic about that acronym. That is, if I were walking around the former USSR, I wouldn't be surprised if I saw a big red sign glaring at me with:



    YTRCBPAYOHA3WTL!
  • Reply 20 of 21
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Splinemodel

    YTRCBPAYOHA3WTL!



    <downs a big gulp of your vodka, hands you your bottle back>



    ДA! УTЯCBPAУOHA3ШTЛ!
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