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Subject: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Matthew B.
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:36 PM

Somebody was recently asking about the abbreviations we use. Here are some of the more common ones for your convenience.

IMO - In my opinion IMHO - In my honest opinion LOL - Laughing out loud ROFL - Rolling on the floor LMAOROFL - Laughing my ass off, rolling on the floor BTW - By the way

And here are a few that we probably should have at the Mudcat, since we use them so often:


CWGBTTMT - Can we get back to the main topic?
IKABVOTS - I know a better version of that song
THGAOOAT - There he goes again, off on another tangent
GMIDMITW - Gee Max, I didn't mean it that way
DIMUTHOTLM - Dammit I messed up the HTML on that last message
IWTTHASC - I wish this thing had a spell check
IHASCOA - I have a secret crush on Alice

Anybody have any more I might have left out?


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:48 PM

JOPFMLB - Joe Offer, PLEASE fix my line breaks
OTTC - Off Topic thread creep!

MMario


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: John OSh
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:50 PM

DMFATBAIKHTWK!

Damn, my fingers are too big and I keep hitting the wrong keys! comes to mind for me

John OSh


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bert
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:56 PM

IMCO - in my CORRECT opinion


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: annamill
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:57 PM

Goodone Bert.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Night Owl
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:57 PM

IHASCOPTJORFMSetc.....

IWIHNHS.....I wish I had not hit "submit".

PNGTPIOR......play nice guys, this place is our respite.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 02:03 PM

IIRC - If I remember correctly
AFAIK - As far as I know
IMHO - is, AFAIK, "in my humble opinion
IMEO - In my exalted opinion

Cool site: NetLingo

Jeri, NIFOC (just kidding)


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Helen
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 03:36 PM

Okay Night Owl, I'll bite: what is it?

IHASCOPTJORFMSetc.....

Helen


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 03:47 PM

Matthew, everybody (males, anyhow) has a crush on Alice. Those who speak of it aloud may encounter some feather-ruffling....
TTFN
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Legal Eagle
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 04:09 PM

Jeri, IMHO, I agree, but it makes quite a difference.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Margo
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:42 PM

Are you guys familiar with TEOTWAWKI? It has become a buzz word with some of the doomsday-ers on the y2k subject. It means The End Of The World As We Know It. Hmmmm, IMHO, that might not be such a bad thing!

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:54 PM

mostly for 'live' chats, as in IRC..

BBS=Be back soon..or BBL=Be back later
RTI=real time interruption

RT & VT are conventions refering to Real Time..like what calls you back to work just as you are getting involved throughly in VT..Virtual Time...which is the time you spend at the Mudcat Tavern or campfire..(and ain't it easy to get 'em confused!?)


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 06:18 PM

This is as good a place as any to reveal, at long last, and after many secret trials at various bases in the desert, the secret Mudcat salute. Here goes. Imagine for a moment that you have your hands in position to imitate mouse ears. Now wiggle your fingers. Now tilt you hands forward. Move your hands down your face until they are just above your mouth and aligned with both cheeks. At this point you are ready to begin the Mudcat salute. Orient your hands slightly outward, and wiggle the fingers of both hands like a catfish. Voila!!!!! The Mudcat Salute.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Legal Eagle
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 06:45 PM

RSN = real soon now (usually means after a huge delay, as in a microsoft update will be available RSN) TANSTAAFL = there ain't no such thing as a free lunch SATBYS = stop and think before you speak


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: harpgirl
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 06:59 PM

how about...GTBRSDLOJO...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 07:20 PM

I think you lost me, Harpy. I've been hooked up with the U.S. Government for most of the time since 1970, and I've spent most of my life in an acronym haze. Why would I want to use them in my off-duty time?
What's that? I'm not off-duty now and shouldn't be Mudcatting?
Ask me if I care - I retire October 1.
So, What's that you said, Harpy?
-Joe Offer, getting back to work-


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: harpgirl
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 07:23 PM

...well Joe, I couldn't figure out John's acronym either...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Ferret
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:41 PM

DILLIGAF : DO I LOOK LIKE I GIVE A F*** For what it's worth.

All the best Ferret


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Margo
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:04 PM

At this venue, you don't look like anything to me, Ferret. :o)

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:00 PM

Jeri, I love the site! BTW, it's pretty warm here. NIFOC sounds like a good plan!

bbc


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Night Owl
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:07 PM

Helen- IHASCOPTJORFMSetc. = I have a secret crush on Peter T., Joe Offer, Rick Fielding, Max S. etc.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:33 PM

YCHASA -------Your Chicken Has a Strange Accent
STDSTD -------Shoot the Duck,Shoot the Duck
YJSIDCS ------You Just Stepped In Dog Crap Sport
SSFIESHDD ----She's So Fine I'd Even ____ Her Daddy's ___.
YRAHOOYS -----Your 'Rhoids Are Hanging Out Of Your Shorts

catspaw

(Insert "SWEEP" & "DRIVEWAY" in #4 above as the correct answer....What were you thinking anyway?)


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 10:27 AM

Catspaw, how about:

DDITTTAOHC!!!!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: MudGuard
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 02:06 AM

What is NIFOC? Or DDITTTAOHC?

Here are some more:
IIRC = If I remember correctly
TIA = Thanks in advance
HTH = Hope this helps;
DWIWNWIW (usually used againgst the computer) = Do what I want, not what I write!

MGFKAA (= MudGuard, formerly known as AndreasW)


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 02:23 AM

Harpgirl, is it "Go To Bed Real Soon, Lights Out, Joe Offer? --seed


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 03:12 AM

You win da prize, Seed!


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 08:55 AM

DUCK DODGERS IN THE TWENTYTHIRD AND ONE-HALF CENTURIES!!!(STDSTD)
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 11:22 AM

NIFOC=Nude In Front Of Computer.
DDITTTAOHC= What???? Is DDI 'don't do it?' Is OHC 'One Hand Clapping?'...'Only Has Cash?'...'Only Hears Cacophany?' How do you spell 'cacophany?'...Doesn't Diminish It To Try To Add Our Humorous Comments?...I give up, already!


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 11:48 AM

CIJYJ ---- Can I Join You Jeri
NOYFLC --- Not On Your Freakin' Life Catspaw

(Thought I might as well get that in and save you a response Jeri)

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 11:49 AM

To repeat myself: "DUCK DODGERS IN THE TWENTY-THIRD AND ONE HALF CENTURIES"!!!!
(This is injoking, Jeri, which is probably in irritating poor taste. One of Catspaw's abbreviations STD -- Shoot the Duck, is an obscure reference to a famous Daffy Duck cartoon, as is DDITTTAOHC!!!
Apologies. Though he started it (points finger)!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 11:57 AM

Hmmm.....

ONMRAINA --Obscure Non Musical References And In-Joking Not Allowed

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:02 PM

B

You figure it out!


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:07 PM

NSPAAJTDW - Nothing So Pathetic As A Joke That Doesn't Work.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:08 PM

Peter T, I understood Catspaw's STDSTD. Scary, ain't it! (Cartoon in which Bugs has a fake bill and Daffy has bunny ears and is pointing Elmer Fudd to Bugs and yelling...)

Catspaw, I think we should all listen to Rick's show tonight in the nude. Could be fun - nudist night on Accoustic Workshop.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:13 PM

Jeir, YAAWAMOH. (You are a woman after my own heart). I know, NOYFL. Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:58 PM

Geez, this does sound like fun, but we're going to dinner tonight with friends and I don't think we'll be back in time. Besides, I think we really ought to do it right, but I fear the Wesson will mess up my keyboard (note that I didn't say mouse or joystick).

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: as_a_mauve@hotmail.com
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 01:56 PM

Duck Dodgers?!?? Obscure? Not on this planet.

Add:

BBIAB (be back in a bit) ROFLPMP (it involves micturation)


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviations
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 02:08 PM

It's great fun to talk about these acronyms in this thread, but I hope they don't get used too much in the rest of the forum. I think they tend to exclude those of us who don't understand them or don't think quick enough to figure them out.
Personally, I don't even like the BS or NOI labels that have been bandied about lately - it seems the writers who use these labels have assumed permission to be disgusting or insulting. If you have the masterful humor of a Catspaw or an Art Thieme, you can say just about anything gracefully. The rest of us mere mortals have to be a little more careful - and the BS and NOI labels don't really protect us.
-Joe Offer, often clueless-


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 02:31 PM

But Joe, I think the thread has crept to getting naked during the Fielding show...........

But I gotta' agree with you in a way and "my" abbreviations above were meant as an example.......I can never figure out about 90% of the things because ...... well hell, I don't know why, I guess I'm just ignernt. It helps when I learn the more common ones (the original idea of this thread) but they keep expanding and my gray matter is dwindling.

Now about the Fielding show..........Hmmm, maybe a thread.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Melodeon
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 05:58 PM

At the risk of appearing stupid I have been wondering for some time now on the meaning of the abbreviation BS. Will someone explain please.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 06:05 PM

BS=Bullshit, no offense intended.
But I wish it would go away.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 06:13 PM

Joe, the abbreviation, the word or the bullshit?


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 06:54 PM

Hi, Jeri - There's something about the use of the label "BS" in thread titles that doesn't feel quite right, and I can't put my finger on exactly why it bothers me. I do know that I if go to the Forum Menu and the majority of threads that appear on my screen have that "BS" designation, I get the feeling that things are out of balance, and I can pretty well predict that trouble is brewing. It's fine to chit-chat and goof around here. The intelligent humor that's often found here is wonderful. However, when that chit-chat and humor lacks substance or becomes nasty, there's a problem. Warning people off with a "BS" label isn't enough. Even when we're goofing off, we shouldn't be posting garbage.

NOI is supposed to mean "no offense intended." Trouble is, it can get misused. That sort of thing is fine if it's honest, and if no offense is intended. If the remark IS offensive, the harm will be done, with or without the label. Poison is poison, even if you put a label on it that says it's harmless.

I hope this doesn't start a whole new battle. That's not what I want to do - think of this as a "gentle suggestion" that maybe we'd be better off without the BS and NOI labels.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 06:56 PM

Joe, how about we replace it with NSLTM? It's what BS is supposed to mean. --seed


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 07:11 PM

IMHO,the BS of OTTC will RSN have me ROTFLMAO, but RT insists that I do something...TTFN, BBL

Bill D, BA & ˝MA

(what did the drunk say to the bottle?...OICURMT...)


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 07:30 PM

Thanks for explaining, Joe. (I wrote a whole bunch of stuff, but deleted it because it took three paragraphs to say I understood and pretty much agreed with you.)


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: WyoWoman
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 01:33 AM

AAAAACCCCCCHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

WW


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 02:16 AM

My life is ruled to some extent by being part of a huge company, hence:
BOHICA - Bend Over Here It Comes Again
TLA - Three Letter Acronym

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bbc
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 10:15 AM

Joe, I prefer NM, for "non-musical," but maybe threads like that shouldn't even be here.

bbc


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Margo
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 10:29 AM

I agree that the lable "BS" ought to be dropped. What does it look like to newcomers? Kind of strange or nasty, I would think.

Let's face it. We know the non-musical threads aren't going to go away. Why designate them at all? Heck, some of the pure musical threads have me guessing by their titles as to whether they are musical or not. So Why not just click and see? No lables.

All that is just IMHO!

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Matthew B.
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 01:31 PM

Look what I started! I may have let the Genie out of the bottle here.


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Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bert
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 04:42 PM

How many of these acronyms are old? I know that TTFN dates from the late Forties. From Tommy Handley's radio show ITMA (It's That Man Again).

Let's have the history of some of the others.

Bert.

P.S. The oldest acronym that 'I' know of is SPQR (Senatus, Populusque, Romanus, 'or something') from the Roman Republic. But that one is not much use to us.
Bruce O. Where are you?


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