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REBECCAV
10-23-2006, 06:54 PM
When I joined this forum three years ago I was completely confused by all of the acronyms being tossed around.

On another thread a new member asked what ATGATT was and so I thought that I would start a new thread about it. So here are some of the more common ones. Feel free to chime in 'cause I know I'll forget something!

ATGATT = All The Gear All The Time

BTW = By The Way

HTH = Hope This Helps

FWIW - For What It's Worth

DAMHIK = Don't Ask Me How I Know

Bob_M
10-23-2006, 07:28 PM
IMHO - In my humble opinion

JWHITE518
10-23-2006, 07:33 PM
And for the Iron Butt crowd:

IBA = Iron Butt Association

IBR = Iron Butt Rally

SS1K = SaddleSore 1000

Generally anything with an F means a certain four letter word.

WTF = What the F

FNG = F'n New Guy

RTFM = Read the F'n Manual

BFD = Big F'n Deal

My favorite self-referential one:

TLA = Three Letter Acronym

cjack
10-23-2006, 07:37 PM
When I joined this forum three years ago I was completely confused by all of the acronyms being tossed around.

On another thread a new member asked what ATGATT was and so I thought that I would start a new thread about it. So here are some of the more common ones. Feel free to chime in 'cause I know I'll forget something!

ATGATT = All The Gear All The Time

BTW = By The Way

HTH = Hope This Helps

FWIW - For What It's Worth

DAMHIK = Don't Ask Me How I Know

Thanks for this. Now I have to go back and read 15,287 posts to see what they meant. FWIW.
But TH.

belquar
10-23-2006, 07:38 PM
SWMBO = She who must be obeyed

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

You can also go here (http://www.acronymfinder.com/) and enter a acronym into the search field to find out or google will often work.

HTH
Brian

bullit7801
10-23-2006, 07:39 PM
LOL = Laugh out loud :D
ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing :rofl
ROFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my *ss off

SWMBO = She who must be obeyed

More to follow from others.

tb

godzilla
10-23-2006, 07:46 PM
LMAO: Laughing My A-- Off
ROTFLOL: Roll On The Floor Laughing out Loud
OTOH: On The Other Hand

userw5
10-23-2006, 08:08 PM
TIA = Thanks in Advance

munchy
10-23-2006, 08:52 PM
TTFN= Ta Ta For Now

NNITO= Not Necessarily In That Order

L8R= Later

IYCOSMN= If You Could Only See Me Now

WYWH= Wish You Were Here

--Doug

Emoto
10-23-2006, 10:02 PM
IANAL = I am not a lwyer

EMOTO = eventual master of the obvious

SNAFU = situation normal, all f'd up

TARFU = things are really f'd up

FUBAR = f'd up beyond all recognition

sheridesabeemer
10-23-2006, 10:21 PM
TMI - To Much Information :brow

BUBBAZANETTI
10-23-2006, 10:34 PM
BZ - bubbazanetti

munchy
10-23-2006, 10:52 PM
IANAL = I am not a lwyer



That is usually followed by "but..." indicating the speaker/writer is not a lawyer but, by God, they sure think they know what they are talking about and you'd better damn well listen to their diatribe...

As soon as I hear "I am not a lawyer..." my ears close. :nyah

--Doug (a lawyer, but I don't play one on TV) :dance

Paul_F
10-23-2006, 11:27 PM
Please decode

IIRC ...............

&

ABATE..............

Rich
10-23-2006, 11:33 PM
Please decode

IIRC ...............

&

ABATE..............


If I Recall Correctly

American Bikers Aimed Towards Education

EDDIE
10-23-2006, 11:41 PM
ABATE....A Brotherhood Against Totalatarian Enactments

jgr451
10-24-2006, 12:44 AM
FWIW.
ITAAL.

(For what it's worth.
I too am a lawyer.)

bubbagazoo
10-24-2006, 01:36 AM
DSW - Dear Sweet Wife

Xaque
10-24-2006, 02:45 AM
oh! I thought of one that no one has mentioned yet!

NSFW - Not Safe For Work

Good for links that may include topless women or... well.... I think it's ever only used for topless women.

-Xaque-

PacWestGS
10-24-2006, 04:57 AM
DILLIGAF

or

DILLIGAS

Do I Look Like I Give A _______

Not used here but you may see it in those other forums... :doh

belquar
10-24-2006, 12:19 PM
DILLIGAF

or

DILLIGAS

Do I Look Like I Give A _______

Not used here but you may see it in those other forums... :doh

I had a friend who actually named his construction business IDGAF. FWIW he rode a harley. :laugh

Bigrider
10-24-2006, 12:31 PM
That is usually followed by "but..." indicating the speaker/writer is not a lawyer but, by God, they sure think they know what they are talking about and you'd better damn well listen to their diatribe...

As soon as I hear "I am not a lawyer..." my ears close. :nyah

--Doug (a lawyer, but I don't play one on TV) :dance

I knew it... A Lawyer. :wave

Dave H
San Antonio, Tx

darrylri
10-24-2006, 12:42 PM
NTTAWT - Not that there's anything wrong with that

And, for the vintage crowd, there's

PO - previous owner (the guy who broke/misassembled/ruined/stripped everything)

and dPO is my extension, darling Previous Owner, in the same sense that RTFM is read the fine manual.

userw5
10-24-2006, 01:02 PM
TTYL = Talk to you later.

easy
10-24-2006, 01:20 PM
Don't forget the never optimistic logo of the 1% er "FTW".

F... The World

Easy
Kerrville, Texas :german

"Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them."
Rita Rudner

PacWestGS
10-24-2006, 01:22 PM
Besides SWMBO -

There's

SO - Significant Other
GF - Girl Friend
BF - Boy Friend

And of Course Everyone Asks what GS stands for - Gelande (Trail) Strasse (Road)

cjack
10-24-2006, 02:53 PM
Besides SWMBO -

There's

SO - Significant Other
GF - Girl Friend
BF - Boy Friend

And of Course Everyone Asks what GS stands for - Gelande (Trail) Strasse (Road)

Awright! YGAJMTU - You guys are just making this up

screamineagle
10-25-2006, 01:46 AM
Besides SWMBO -

There's

SO - Significant Other
GF - Girl Friend
BF - Boy Friend

And of Course Everyone Asks what GS stands for - Gelande (Trail) Strasse (Road)

ok for the GS but then what does the RT stand for?????

GeneT
10-25-2006, 02:03 AM
Some folks mumble, others simply can't right words so they just use letters. In order to understand all this krap one must go to night school.

:dance

crazydrummerdude
10-25-2006, 03:04 AM
Bbq!

Grant63rt
10-25-2006, 11:35 AM
Some folks mumble, others simply can't right words so they just use letters. In order to understand all this krap one must go to night school.

:dance

FWIW, I have to agree with Gene. These acronyns are BS! People who need them should learn normal english ASAP. ;)

Bigrider
10-25-2006, 12:44 PM
Bbq!

In Texas, BBQ is not an acronym!

Dave H
San Antonio, TX

The_Veg
10-25-2006, 03:34 PM
In Texas, BBQ is not an acronym!
Exactly.

If the sign says 'barbeque,' keep riding.

If the sign says 'bar-b-que' or 'bar-b-q,' keep riding unless there are a healthy bunch of vehicles parked around the place.

If the sign says 'bbq,' stop immediately and eat to your heart's content.

This applies in several other states/regions as well. Ask around.

HODAG
10-25-2006, 03:57 PM
Bp: British petroleum

RatSnake
10-25-2006, 04:09 PM
FIB - When used by a person from Wisconsin to describe a person from Illinois:

F Illinois B

F translates the same as before, and the B is an illegitimate child.

darrylri
10-25-2006, 04:26 PM
Bp: British petroleum
Funny, all the BP Solar ads I see say it stands for Beyond Petroleum.

mikereid
10-25-2006, 11:34 PM
courtesy of the military,

BOHICA (bend over, here it comes again)

PacWestGS
10-26-2006, 03:22 AM
I guess since we got off the MOA (Motorcycle Owners of America for those that forgot.) forum short-cuts

We could include other acronyms from around the web/text world.

CDI - It a factor that many men try hard to find and some just have it. You can buy it, wear it, or smell it, but you have to maintain it at great cost to keep it.

Any ideas?

userw5
10-26-2006, 01:00 PM
wombat - waste of money, brains, and time

Courtesy of NPR (www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6383410)

Cube-Speak - Read the story and then click the link at the bottom for translation.

mewaybright
10-26-2006, 01:27 PM
That is usually followed by "but..." indicating the speaker/writer is not a lawyer but, by God, they sure think they know what they are talking about and you'd better damn well listen to their diatribe...

As soon as I hear "I am not a lawyer..." my ears close. :nyah

--Doug (a lawyer, but I don't play one on TV) :dance

Well I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night... :D

PacWestGS
10-26-2006, 01:29 PM
FAIK - Far As I Know

FAK - First Aid Kit

PITA - Pain In The A$$

CDI - Chicks Dig It

REBECCAV
10-26-2006, 01:56 PM
CDI - Chicks Dig It
Ahh! I was way off on all of my guesses. :)

I also really like 'WOMBAT.'

cjack
10-26-2006, 01:57 PM
Ahh! I was way off on all of my guesses. :)


Me too...Capacitive Discharge Ignition.

PacWestGS
10-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Ahh! I was way off on all of my guesses. :)

:laugh

I guess there would be an opposite "GDI or DDI" :dunno

Because most guys or dudes dig it when chicks ride bikes. :thumb

Which would make a new one

CTRB - Chicks That Ride Bikes :dance




(I mean no disrespect to women has a whole when I use the term "Chicks". It's just been around as long as I have or longer) :buds

mika
10-26-2006, 03:52 PM
Yaba,
Yaba,
Yaba

Yet another bloody acronym

PacWestGS
11-07-2006, 06:35 AM
and there are others:

BMW - Bitch Moan Whine (or maybe that's just the owners) :banghead

:laugh :laugh :laugh

(There I just broke my birth year of posts 1962, now 1963)

bigfoot105
11-07-2006, 07:50 AM
POS = Piece of $hit

MOTOR31
11-07-2006, 03:13 PM
CRS...... AW nuts! I can't think about what it means, I used to know.........










Can't remember stuff

brownie
11-22-2006, 02:12 AM
Aviation weather (WX) has its own language.......make no mistake though, if it's real foggy, and the ole airdrome is pretty quiet, it's:

EBAW: Even the Birds are walking..............

When a flight of several military aircraft get into some really nasty weather, and a pilot decides he's had enough of this....it is appropriate to call:


KMAG YOYO over the flight frequency.............


"Kiss my a$$ guys, you're on your own...................



sorry.................had to throw 'em in :usa

JWHITE518
11-22-2006, 04:47 AM
Tango Uniform. Short for TU, which really means **** Up.

Usage: My RID went tango uniform the other day, so now I don't know what gear I'm in.

henzilla
10-08-2007, 09:20 PM
the young'ins at work shared this site with me

http://www.urbandictionary.com/

testinglogin
10-08-2007, 09:27 PM
the young'ins at work shared this site with me

http://www.urbandictionary.com/

That's interesting, since most of that site is NOT work safe. :heh

PAGoldsby
10-08-2007, 10:35 PM
My favorite self-referential one:

TLA = Three Letter AcronymDon't forget ETLA = Extended Three-Letter Acronym.

wsteinborn
10-08-2007, 11:03 PM
I learned a new one the other day:

SEP = Somebody Else's Problem

Hitchikers guide to the galaxy. Wonderful concept, the SEP invisibility field

burnszilla
10-08-2007, 11:11 PM
http://www.neurosybir.net/nkoan/images/omgwtfbbq.jpg

REBECCAV
10-08-2007, 11:36 PM
http://www.neurosybir.net/nkoan/images/omgwtfbbq.jpg

LOL!!!

robsryder
10-09-2007, 01:08 AM
Way back before the widespread availability of high speed internet, forums, and pervasive spam there was usenet. The denizens of that era spent much time discussing various motorcycle related topics on rec.moto

An often discussed topic was the virtual 'net club known as the DoD

Much ado was made about knowing the name and one had to contact the KoTL (keeper of the list) in order to obtain a membership number.
If one enquired about the identify of the KoTL, the many (thousands) of the helpful folks would kindly send you an e-mail of the FAQ (frequently
asked questions). Electronic mailboxes would quickly overfill.

henzilla
10-09-2007, 02:33 AM
That's interesting, since most of that site is NOT work safe. :heh

That's right! I was surprised it still is viewable with our SuperSecretSocialDeciding Filter set so high. Usually we get the DANGER Screen

Oh, and a very politically correct site:whistle IMHO FWIW and whateva!

buzzez
10-09-2007, 04:20 AM
Bbq!

:ha :uhoh :dunno

NLA

No longer available or as some more colorful folk might say "None left *******"

PeoriaMac
10-09-2007, 04:29 AM
BMW-- Black Mit White

redclfco
10-09-2007, 11:16 AM
FDF= Final Drive Failure

And my favorite!

FDP=Final Drive Paranoia

cobermark1
10-09-2007, 05:05 PM
IITYWTMWYBMABATBMIRIWBW

If I Tell You What This Means, Will You Buy Me A Beer At The BMW MOA International Rally In West Bend Wisconsin?

Bob :beer :drink


How about "BYOB" Bring YOUR OWN BEER

r11rs94
10-09-2007, 06:14 PM
No one mentioned CYI Cover your A$$ :wave

MOTOR31
10-09-2007, 07:37 PM
No one mentioned CYI Cover your A$$ :wave

I always thought it was spelled CYA :stick

Don't forget TANSTAAFL
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

For the Heinlien fans. :wave

r11rs94
10-09-2007, 08:29 PM
I always thought it was spelled CYA :stick

Don't forget TANSTAAFL
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

For the Heinlien fans. :wave

You are correct sir :doh

henzilla
10-09-2007, 09:19 PM
a more PC site than yesterdays I believe Mr Metzger

http://www.lingo2word.com/index.php

beemokat
10-10-2007, 12:46 PM
TMFA!!!!
Too Many Acronyms!

greenwald
10-10-2007, 02:12 PM
MOM.......Motorcycle Owner's Manual
MSF........Motorcycle Safety Foundation
LEO........Law Enforcement Officer
POS........See H-D
H-D.........See POS
NIMBY.....Not In My Back Yard!
OEM.......Original Equipment of Manufacturer
AMA.......American Motorcycle Association or After Market Accessory
SEE.......Search, Evaluate, Execute

scqtt
10-12-2007, 04:27 AM
Don't forget the never optimistic logo of the 1% er "FTW".

F... The World

Easy
Kerrville, Texas :german

"Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them."
Rita Rudner



yep &

Forever Two Wheels and a few things that are sort of racial

MrB
10-16-2007, 01:46 PM
OP= Original Poster
YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary

jyambrovich
10-28-2007, 03:56 AM
One that I've used for years is
WhoGAF Who Gives a F

ALLANCOOK
10-28-2007, 01:43 PM
PITA = Pain in the A$$

BMW = Buy Metric Wrenches