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Handy Abbreviatons

23 Jul 99 - 01:36 PM (#98530)
Subject: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Matthew B.

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?


23 Jul 99 - 01:48 PM (#98535)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: MMario

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

MMario


23 Jul 99 - 01:50 PM (#98536)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: John OSh

DMFATBAIKHTWK!

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

John OSh


23 Jul 99 - 01:56 PM (#98539)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bert

IMCO - in my CORRECT opinion


23 Jul 99 - 01:57 PM (#98540)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: annamill

Goodone Bert.


23 Jul 99 - 01:57 PM (#98541)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Night Owl

IHASCOPTJORFMSetc.....

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

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


23 Jul 99 - 02:03 PM (#98543)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri

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)


23 Jul 99 - 03:36 PM (#98573)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Helen

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

IHASCOPTJORFMSetc.....

Helen


23 Jul 99 - 03:47 PM (#98577)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer

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


23 Jul 99 - 04:09 PM (#98585)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Legal Eagle

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


23 Jul 99 - 05:42 PM (#98611)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Margo

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


23 Jul 99 - 05:54 PM (#98614)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bill D

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!?)


23 Jul 99 - 06:18 PM (#98620)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.

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.


23 Jul 99 - 06:45 PM (#98632)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Legal Eagle

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


23 Jul 99 - 06:59 PM (#98636)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: harpgirl

how about...GTBRSDLOJO...harpgirl


23 Jul 99 - 07:20 PM (#98648)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer

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-


23 Jul 99 - 07:23 PM (#98649)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: harpgirl

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


23 Jul 99 - 08:41 PM (#98671)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Ferret

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

All the best Ferret


23 Jul 99 - 10:04 PM (#98694)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Margo

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

Margarita


23 Jul 99 - 11:00 PM (#98714)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bbc

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

bbc


23 Jul 99 - 11:07 PM (#98719)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Night Owl

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


23 Jul 99 - 11:33 PM (#98725)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49

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?)


24 Jul 99 - 10:27 AM (#98832)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.

Catspaw, how about:

DDITTTAOHC!!!!!
yours, Peter T.


26 Jul 99 - 02:06 AM (#99209)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: MudGuard

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)


26 Jul 99 - 02:23 AM (#99210)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bseed(charleskratz)

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


26 Jul 99 - 03:12 AM (#99220)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer

You win da prize, Seed!


26 Jul 99 - 08:55 AM (#99249)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.

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


26 Jul 99 - 11:22 AM (#99282)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri

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!


26 Jul 99 - 11:48 AM (#99296)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49

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


26 Jul 99 - 11:49 AM (#99298)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.

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.


26 Jul 99 - 11:57 AM (#99302)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49

Hmmm.....

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

Spaw


26 Jul 99 - 12:02 PM (#99304)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Steve Parkes

B

You figure it out!


26 Jul 99 - 12:07 PM (#99305)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.

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


26 Jul 99 - 12:08 PM (#99306)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri

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.


26 Jul 99 - 12:13 PM (#99309)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Peter T.

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


26 Jul 99 - 12:58 PM (#99318)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49

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


26 Jul 99 - 01:56 PM (#99338)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: as_a_mauve@hotmail.com

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

Add:

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


26 Jul 99 - 02:08 PM (#99344)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviations
From: Joe Offer

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-


26 Jul 99 - 02:31 PM (#99349)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: catspaw49

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


26 Jul 99 - 05:58 PM (#99426)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Melodeon

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.


26 Jul 99 - 06:05 PM (#99430)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer

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


26 Jul 99 - 06:13 PM (#99431)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri

Joe, the abbreviation, the word or the bullshit?


26 Jul 99 - 06:54 PM (#99447)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Joe Offer

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-


26 Jul 99 - 06:56 PM (#99449)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bseed(charleskratz)

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


26 Jul 99 - 07:11 PM (#99452)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bill D

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

Bill D, BA & ½MA

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


26 Jul 99 - 07:30 PM (#99459)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Jeri

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.)


27 Jul 99 - 01:33 AM (#99590)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: WyoWoman

AAAAACCCCCCHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

WW


27 Jul 99 - 02:16 AM (#99601)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: John in Brisbane

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


27 Jul 99 - 10:15 AM (#99677)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: bbc

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

bbc


28 Jul 99 - 10:29 AM (#100133)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Margo

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


28 Jul 99 - 01:31 PM (#100205)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Matthew B.

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


28 Jul 99 - 04:42 PM (#100257)
Subject: RE: Handy Abbreviatons
From: Bert

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?