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    Acronyms For Newbies

    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
    Last edited by boxergrrlie; 10-23-2006 at 07:11 PM.

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    Also

    IMHO - In my humble opinion

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    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

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    SWMBO = She who must be obeyed

    YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

    You can also go here and enter a acronym into the search field to find out or google will often work.

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    TIA = Thanks in Advance

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    Some of my favs (that's short for favorites) ;-)

    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

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    LOL = Laugh out loud
    ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my *ss off

    SWMBO = She who must be obeyed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite518 View Post
    My favorite self-referential one:

    TLA = Three Letter Acronym
    Don't forget ETLA = Extended Three-Letter Acronym.
    I can't believe how incredulous I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxergrrlie
    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.
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    TTYL = Talk to you later.

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    Acronyms For Newbies

    Don't forget the never optimistic logo of the 1% er "FTW".

    F... The World

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    "Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy View Post
    Don't forget the never optimistic logo of the 1% er "FTW".

    F... The World

    Easy
    Kerrville, Texas

    "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

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    OP= Original Poster
    YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary

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    One of my faves

    One that I've used for years is
    WhoGAF Who Gives a F
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