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ilinda

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Internet Acronyms
« on: June 12, 2017, 04:24:01 PM »
It's time for this new topic, because periodically I inadvertently incorporate some of it in a post, not realizing not everyone is familiar with these things. 

If you've ever been on a Linux board or forum, you'll probably know what I mean.  It can get so obtuse, in reading some of the posts, one is left wondering what is being said at times!

Here are a few-- most will recognize a few ot them:
BTW  By The Way
LOL --Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
FWIW  --For What It's Worth
IANAL -- I Am Not A Lawyer  (usually followed by "but".....)
BAU -- Business As Usual
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TPTW  --The Powers That Were   (This is a greatly preferred term, as the previous one gives power to "them")
WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get
TTYL --Talk To You Later


Please feel free to add to the list.

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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 04:58:14 PM »
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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 04:09:24 PM »
It's time for this new topic, because periodically I inadvertently incorporate some of it in a post, not realizing not everyone is familiar with these things. 

If you've ever been on a Linux board or forum, you'll probably know what I mean.  It can get so obtuse, in reading some of the posts, one is left wondering what is being said at times!

Here are a few-- most will recognize a few ot them:
BTW  By The Way
LOL --Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
FWIW  --For What It's Worth
IANAL -- I Am Not A Lawyer  (usually followed by "but".....)
BAU -- Business As Usual
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TPTW  --The Powers That Were   (This is a greatly preferred term, as the previous one gives power to "them")
WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get
TTYL --Talk To You Later


Please feel free to add to the list.
A few more:
RTFM -- Read The F***ing Manual
OMG -- Oh My God
GIGO -- Garbage In Garbage Out

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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 02:47:48 PM »
It's time for this new topic, because periodically I inadvertently incorporate some of it in a post, not realizing not everyone is familiar with these things. 

If you've ever been on a Linux board or forum, you'll probably know what I mean.  It can get so obtuse, in reading some of the posts, one is left wondering what is being said at times!

Here are a few-- most will recognize a few ot them:
BTW  By The Way
LOL --Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
FWIW  --For What It's Worth
IANAL -- I Am Not A Lawyer  (usually followed by "but".....)
BAU -- Business As Usual
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TPTW  --The Powers That Were   (This is a greatly preferred term, as the previous one gives power to "them")
WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get
TTYL --Talk To You Later


Please feel free to add to the list.
A few more:
RTFM -- Read The F***ing Manual
OMG -- Oh My God
GIGO -- Garbage In Garbage Out
TEOTWAWKI -- The End Of The World As We Know It
SHTF -- (when the) sh*t Hits The Fan

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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 11:08:32 AM »
It's time for this new topic, because periodically I inadvertently incorporate some of it in a post, not realizing not everyone is familiar with these things. 

If you've ever been on a Linux board or forum, you'll probably know what I mean.  It can get so obtuse, in reading some of the posts, one is left wondering what is being said at times!

Here are a few-- most will recognize a few ot them:
BTW  By The Way
LOL --Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
FWIW  --For What It's Worth
IANAL -- I Am Not A Lawyer  (usually followed by "but".....)
BAU -- Business As Usual
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TPTW  --The Powers That Were   (This is a greatly preferred term, as the previous one gives power to "them")
WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get
TTYL --Talk To You Later


Please feel free to add to the list.

ilinda, oh how did I miss this one!! Love it.
Great Topic!
I have a couple but they might be considered off-color.  :)
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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 04:23:17 PM »
It's time for this new topic, because periodically I inadvertently incorporate some of it in a post, not realizing not everyone is familiar with these things. 

If you've ever been on a Linux board or forum, you'll probably know what I mean.  It can get so obtuse, in reading some of the posts, one is left wondering what is being said at times!

Here are a few-- most will recognize a few ot them:
BTW  By The Way
LOL --Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
FWIW  --For What It's Worth
IANAL -- I Am Not A Lawyer  (usually followed by "but".....)
BAU -- Business As Usual
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TPTW  --The Powers That Were   (This is a greatly preferred term, as the previous one gives power to "them")
WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get
TTYL --Talk To You Later
IMO --In My Opinion
IMHO --In My Humble Opinion
TTYL --TalkToYouLater

Please feel free to add to the list.

ilinda, oh how did I miss this one!! Love it.
Great Topic!
I have a couple but they might be considered off-color.  :)
- Yowbarb


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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 10:38:58 PM »
I made up one, years ago when messaging my friend, Enlightenme.
YWYL.  Yak With Ya Lata.
:)

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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 05:27:29 PM »
I made up one, years ago when messaging my friend, Enlightenme.
YWYL.  Yak With Ya Lata.
:)
Did it catch on? 

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Re: Internet Acronyms
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 05:29:35 PM »
It's time for this new topic, because periodically I inadvertently incorporate some of it in a post, not realizing not everyone is familiar with these things. 

If you've ever been on a Linux board or forum, you'll probably know what I mean.  It can get so obtuse, in reading some of the posts, one is left wondering what is being said at times!

Here are a few-- most will recognize a few ot them:
BTW  By The Way
LOL --Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
FWIW  --For What It's Worth
IANAL -- I Am Not A Lawyer  (usually followed by "but".....)
BAU -- Business As Usual
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TPTW  --The Powers That Were   (This is a greatly preferred term, as the previous one gives power to "them")
WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get
TTYL --Talk To You Later
IMO --In My Opinion
IMHO --In My Humble Opinion
TTYL --TalkToYouLater
FTR --For The Record
TEOTWAWKI --The End Of The World As We Know It

Please feel free to add to the list.

ilinda, oh how did I miss this one!! Love it.
Great Topic!
I have a couple but they might be considered off-color.  :)
- Yowbarb