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RTFM = Read the fine manual

 

Sorry for swearing in a family-forum  :shutup:

ROFLMAO!

 

Thomas!!!

 

You better CYA ASAP!

 

CYA = cover your (butt)

ASAP = as soon as possible

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PEBKAC = Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

ID10T = IDIOT. Used this one alot when I worked support. My boss: "What was wrong with the VP's computer?" Me: "It was just an ID-10-T error" No one knew what we were talking about LOL

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TANSTAAFL

 

What does that mean?

 

BMG = Be My Guest

It's short for "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." :rolleyes:

 

IAW=In accordance with. An old military abbreviation that should be all too familiar to any veterans here.

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TANSTAAFL

 

What does that mean?

 

BMG = Be My Guest

It's short for "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." :rolleyes:

 

IAW=In accordance with. An old military abbreviation that should be all too familiar to any veterans here.

Oh, okay, thanks.

 

BTA = But Then Again

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TANSTAAFL

 

What does that mean?

 

BMG = Be My Guest

It's short for "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." :rolleyes:

 

IAW=In accordance with. An old military abbreviation that should be all too familiar to any veterans here.

Oh, okay, thanks.

 

BTA = But Then Again

This isn't the Abbreviation Game--it's the Nested Quote Game.

 

Anyway: SNAFU=Situation Normal All [Fouled] Up. (From Joseph Heller's Catch-22, which, incidentally, was originally to be titled Catch-18.)

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TANSTAAFL

 

What does that mean?

 

BMG = Be My Guest

It's short for "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." :rolleyes:

 

IAW=In accordance with. An old military abbreviation that should be all too familiar to any veterans here.

Oh, okay, thanks.

 

BTA = But Then Again

This isn't the Abbreviation Game--it's the Nested Quote Game.

 

Anyway: SNAFU=Situation Normal All [Fouled] Up. (From Joseph Heller's Catch-22, which, incidentally, was originally to be titled Catch-18.)

LOL :P.

 

CFN = Ciao for now.

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Actually, I think that's usually taken as an abbreviation for "Keep It Short, Stupid" or occasionally "Keep It Short and Sweet," but I suppose there are many ways to skin a cat.

 

KGB=Komitet Gosudarstvenoye Bezopastnosti or Committee for State Security.

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Actually, I think that's usually taken as an abbreviation for "Keep It Short, Stupid" or occasionally "Keep It Short and Sweet," but I suppose there are many ways to skin a cat.

Yup, you're right. One of my teachers made that up, LOL.

 

CID = Consider it done.

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Time Out...

 

I am curious what we can and can not write in these places since its apparently ok to write c**p, h**l (but in correct typing) in other places without them getting edited out, when a abbreviation may need a word of above mention to be what it originally was.

 

And yes, i was choosing between acronyms and abbreviations but did not find a good description of acronym so i knew which i wanted.

 

Time out is over...

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Thomas,

 

Remember we have some young people that frequent these forums. As result if in doubt then don't. Use your better judgment, I try to use language that I would use in front of YOUR children or your grandmother, not the language I may use in front of mine. ;)

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If you are talking about the "F word" there is no place for that here and if you see it PM me and I will change it. If it is A** then it is borderline, I dont have an issue with it but others may. Some of depends on the context maybe. I dont have all the answers on this one. Heck, I dont give a c**p if you scratch your a** all the way to h**l ;) but others may object to the use of carp, art and heal together in a sentance.

 

Best bet is not to use them if you dont need to.

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(SMLAG

 

Seems More Like an Acronym Game)

And yes, you're correct. Most of what we're posting here are acronyms, not abbreviations -- but it's okay!

Actually, all are abbreviations.

 

An acronym is a word formed from the initials or partial abbreviations of the words in a phrase. An example is my earlier entry, CINCPACFLT (pronounced sink-pack-fleet). Note that every acronym is an abbreviation, but not every abbreviation is an acronym.

 

Another example: UNREP = Underway Replenishment = the bane of the sailors of the seven seas.

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AARP

American Association of Retired Persons

 

Got my welcome letter last week... *gasp*

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ISI = Inter-Services Intelligence (the Pakistani equivalent of the CIA and one of the architects and leading sponsors of the Taliban movement).

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FBLA = Future Business Leaders of America

Is that what it stands for? I was wondering. ;)

 

FIDE = Federation International d'Echecs = World Chess Federation.

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