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begimorst
#1 Posted : Friday, November 07, 2003 9:27:48 PM
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rolling on the floor laughing my ass off (ROTFLMAO)

DH - darling husband/DD - darling daughter and so on.

FIL - father-in-law/DIL - daughter-in-law and so on.

That''s about all I know.
skruzich
#2 Posted : Friday, November 07, 2003 11:39:21 PM
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BBIAM = Be Back in a Minute
BRB = Be Right Back
AFK= away from keyboard
LMFM= losing my freaking mind
begimorst
#3 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 12:46:01 AM
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NAK - nursing at keyboard

you don''t have to worry about though!
Robert Hendrix
#4 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 1:48:44 AM
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Begimorst,
NAK[:D]
A few more:
IMO In my opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion
AFAIK As far as I know

Those are a few I use (I really don''t like to use them too much but I''ll use those on occasion on some of the machinists boards I frequent).

Okay,here are a whole lot more than the top ten you asked for.I swiped them off of a gun forum where they were posted:
Shhh Kinda Borrowed this from the AOL list of Shorthands.

2U2 = To You, Too
AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFAIC = As Far As I''m Concerned
AFAICT = As Far As I Can Tell
AFK = Away From Keyboard
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
BAK = Back At Keyboard
BBL = Be Back Later
BITMT = But In The Meantime
BOT = Back On Topic
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By the way
C4N = Ciao For Now
CRS = Can''t Remember "Stuff"
CU = See You
CUL(8R) = See You Later
CWOT = Complete Waste Of Time
CYA = See Ya
DITYID = Did I Tell You I''m Distressed?
DIY = Do It Yourself
EOD = End Of Discussion
EZ = Easy
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FBOW = For Better Or Worse
FOAF = Friend Of A Friend
FOCL = Falling Off Chair Laughing
FWIW = For What It''s Worth
FYA = For Your Amusement
FYI = For Your Information
/ga = Go Ahead
GAL = Get A Life
GBTW = Get Back To Work
GFC = Going For Coffee
GFETE = Grinning From Ear To Ear
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
GR&D = Grinning, Running & Ducking
GTG = Got To Go
GTGTTBR = Got To Go To The Bathroom
GTRM = Going To Read Mail
HAND = Have A Nice Day
HHOK = Ha Ha Only Kidding
HTH = Hope This Helps
IAC = In Any Case
IAE = In Any Event
IC = I See
IDGI = I Don''t Get It
IMCO = In My Considered Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = in My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IMPE = In My Previous/Personal Experience
IMVHO = In My Very Humble Opinion
IOTTMCO = Intuitively Obvious To The Most Casual Observer
IOW = In Other Words
IRL = In Real Life
ISP = Internet Service Provider
IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean
JIC = Just In Case
J/K = Just kidding
KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid
L8TR = Later
LD = Later Dude
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LTNS = Long Time No See
MorF = Male or Female, or person who asks that question
MTCW = My Two Cents Worth
NRN = No Reply Necessary
ONNA = Oh No, Not Again!
OTOH = On The Other Hand
OTTOMH = Off The Top Of My Head
OIC = Oh I See
OTF = On The Floor
OLL = Online Love
PCMCIA = People Can''t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
PLS = Please
PU = That Stinks!
REHI = Hello Again (re-Hi!)
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTF = Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTDox = Read The Documentation/Directions
RTFM = Read The Frickin'' Manual
RUOK = Are You OK?
SNAFU = Situation Normal; All Fouled Up
SO = Significant Other
SOL = Smiling Out Loud (or You''re Out of Luck)
TANSTAAFL = There Ain''t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TAFN = That''s All For Now
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It
THX = Thanks
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TLK2UL8R = Talk to you later
TMK = To My Knowledge
TOS = Terms Of Service
TPTB = The Powers That Be
TSWC = Tell Someone Who Cares
TTBOMK = To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN = Ta-Ta For Now
TTYL(8R) = Talk To You Later
TWIMC = To Whom It May Concern
Txs = Thanks
URL = Web Page Address
w/b = Welcome Back
w/o = Without
WRT = With Regard To
WTG = Way To Go
WU? = What''s Up?
WWW = World Wide Web
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
Y2K = Year 2000
YGIAGAM = Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
YGWYPF = You Get What You Pay For
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
ZZZ = Sleeping
jdcox
#5 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 4:55:02 AM
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Wahoo! Thanks, RH. I needed that. Thx.
And, Skuz, thx for ROTFLYAO at some of my jokes....
skruzich
#6 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 1:29:50 PM
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Your welcome JD ;)
CRZ
#7 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 2:55:56 PM
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What about:

WTF and WTFO. Military guys will know these :)
Robert Hendrix
#8 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 6:19:19 PM
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I know what WTF means but whay does the "O" stand for? Officer?
Robert.
CRZ
#9 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 6:21:39 PM
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Over! WTFO is something the CO would send over to the XO. Kinda like the end. Tell me what is going on. Of couse the CO is fit to be tied. :)
Garden Lad
#10 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 8:21:46 PM
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Well, if we''re getting off of internet abbreviations and moving on to military and common usage and the like, you can add in:

FUBAR (from WWII)
and
REMF (from Viet Nam)

POSLAW (Persons of Opposite Sex Living As Wed), is one the lawyers tried pushing through because "common law" wasn''t high falutin'' enough for ''em. Significant Other was adopted by us common folk, though. Good thing, too. Can you see yourself introducing your folks to your POSLAW?

BTW, if you think that long list Robert posted is intimidating, keep in mind there is an emoticon for almost every one of them. Something else I have no desire to memorize.

weeknee
#11 Posted : Saturday, November 08, 2003 10:45:19 PM
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how about FTW ??[}:)]
CntryLvnGrl
#12 Posted : Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:28:54 AM
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Oh I hope we don''t have a test later.....
Sheila
#13 Posted : Thursday, November 13, 2003 6:48:07 AM
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Class, put your books away and take out a pencil and paper....
Robert Hendrix
#14 Posted : Thursday, November 13, 2003 1:52:08 PM
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I personally don''t use most of those.I can take the time to type out the whole thing since I don''t use chat rooms (I think that is where most of those things got there start).
The emoticons (smileys) are overwhelming too.Some of them are really annoying to my eyes too,especially when somebody puts up a whole line (or two) of them!
Robert.
DanR
#15 Posted : Thursday, November 13, 2003 2:57:11 PM
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If you think these are bad, try learning all the "Q" signals on the radio. Then add in NMAT, AMAT, AFMAT, I think you get the picture. All the "mat" are standard military messages, with about 100 for each service and the Q sicnalsare used when sending "CW" or dots and dashes over the radio. They just save time but are a bull to attempt to learn, and to earn your Amateur Radio Licence you have to learn the Q signals. Just as an addition, a "yl" is a woman, an "xyl" is a married woman. Any male is an "om". That, by the way stands for "old man". Someone back in the early 20th century had a warped sence of humor.
aris
#16 Posted : Friday, November 14, 2003 9:02:03 PM
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*snort snort* Cobol. XML. UNIX. Code is code is code; the degrees of differences between the code and the language its developers modeled it after is the interesting part.

See: slang, baby talk!
skruzich
#17 Posted : Saturday, November 15, 2003 12:00:42 AM
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UNIX is the Language to know! ;)
jdcox
#18 Posted : Saturday, November 15, 2003 12:00:42 AM
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I need a little assistance on oft used abbreviations. I have learned that 'btw' means: 'by the way'; and 'lol' means: 'laugh out loud' but I am still trying to figure out ROTFLAMO (or something close to that). And a few others, too. Could someone direct me to a list or something regarding the most used abbreviations? I figure the top 10 will do the job. Thanks
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