The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Forum Abbreviations

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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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Okay so technically I’m not really a freshmen to ATS… but with my new nic I am Having to go through everything a new member goes through… Still It’s not my First rodeo… If I were to offer one bit of advice it to just find something your passionate about... and tell us about how you feel… Also to help you out a little here is my

The Ultimate Unofficial guide to Form Abbreviations:

ACK/NACK == Acknowledged / Not Acknowledged - a communication system that ensures the recipient gets the message
AFAIK == As Far As I Know
BOB == Bug Out Bag (Bag or rucksack pre packed for an emergency escape)
BOV == Bug Out Vehicle (Vehicle chosen as a preferred bug out option)
BSEG == big s*** eaten' grin
BTW == By the way
CCW== Concealed carry weapon (Pertains to a handgun not always a small one)
EDC == Every Day Carry (type of small legal knife or gun carried on the person every day)
FAK ==First Aid Kit
frex == for example
FTF == Face to Face
FUBAR == F***ed/Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition/Repair
FWIW == For What It's Worth
FYATHYRIO...well the last pasrt is "And the Horse You Rode In On"
FYI == For your information
GB == Granfors Bruks (Axe Manufacturer)
GHB == Get Home Bag
GMTA == Great Minds Think Alike
GR == Grid Reference
HTH = hope that helps
IIRC == If I recall correctly
IME == in my experience
IMHO == In my humble opinion
IMLE == in my limited experience
IMO == In my opinion
INCH == I'm Not Coming Home
IOW == In other words
ISTR == I seem to recall/remember
JK == Just Kidding
JW == Just wondering
KISS == Keep It Simple Stupid
LMAO == Laughing my ass off
LOL == Laugh out loud
MZB = = Mutant Zombie Bikers
NBD == No Big Deal
NSS == No Sh** Sherlock?
NPOV == Neutral Point of View (Wikipedia term)
OMG == Oh My God (dess)
OP == Observation Post
PITA == Pain In The @$$
POD == Print on Demand
POV == Point of View
PSK == Personal Survival Kit
PTB == Powers that Be
QFT == Quoted For Truth
QQ == Quick Question
ROTFL == Rolling on the floor laughing
RTFM == Read the F***ing Manual!
RP == Rendezvous Point
SAK == Swiss Army Knife
SF == SciFi == Science Fiction
SFA == Small Forest Axe (model of small axe made by Gransfors Bruks)
SHEEPLE == People who act like sheep (all following the flock)
SHTF == SH*T Hits The Fan
SNAFU == Situation Normal -- All F****d Up (or All Fouled Up)
SOL == S*** Out of Luck
SWMBO == She who must be obeyed
TANSTAAFL == There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
TBH == To be honest
TEOTWAWKI = = The end of the world as we know it.
TMBW == They Might Be Watching!
TPTB = The Powers That Be
TSHTF == When the S**t hits the fan
TTBOMK == To the best of my knowledge
WAG == Wild A$$ Guess
WTF == What the f***
WYSIWYG == What You See Is What You Get.

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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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reply to post by GrandpaDave
 


Great list!

One I didn't see that pop's up here is...

TPTB = The Powers That Be - those "in charge", those who rule the world behind the scenes, etc..



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by Frogs
reply to post by GrandpaDave
 


Great list!

One I didn't see that pop's up here is...

TPTB = The Powers That Be - those "in charge", those who rule the world behind the scenes, etc..


but I do have PTB == Powers that Be ...
okay okay you got me I'll go add the "T"
geez there's no pleasing everyone



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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Good list. I always seem to come up on some obscure notation and have to google it... But, I think you had a typo:

"RV == Rendezvous Point"

Should be, "RP," no? That's the way we always noted it but maybe that's just a different way of noting the same thing?
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by 35Foxtrot
Good list. I always seem to come up on some obscure notation and have to google it... But, I think you had a typo:

"RV == Rendezvous Point"

Should be, "RP," no? That's the way we always noted it but maybe that's just a different way of noting the same thing?
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It's monday... quick picking on me...


your right it was a typo thanks for the catch...



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Any idea what MSM, or was it ......SMS.... stands for...?

Great list and most likely appreciated by newbies and people who just do not have a clue....
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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swell



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by zatara
reply to post by GrandpaDave
 


Any idea what MSM, or was it ......SMS.... stands for...?

Great list and most likely appreciated by newbies and people who just do not have a clue....
edit on 10/10/2011 by zatara because: (no reason given)


that's easy SMS== is a text messaging service... ya know... on your cell phone...
MSN== is to tell a story with a decidedly liberal agenda in mind...
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Great thread

I'm new here and it will certainly help me to understand some posts here on ATS. Thanks



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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ELENIN = the disaster that never happened



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I just want to point out that typically the people crying "sheeple! sheeple!" are the true "sheeple."

Never has a trend annoyed me more.

Carry on parroting!

You forgot my favorite!

GTFO

Get the $%&# out!
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Great thread

I've always wondered what 'tbh' meant but always felt embarrassed to ask.
Now I just feel stupid...



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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Sorry but I believe MSM means Main Stream Media
in other words... NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, all the regular media news



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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ya do know...
I made up this list so I wouldn't feel stupid...
so far it isn't working but I keep trying



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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You're not stupid, but funny.
Your list is comprehensive and helpful to others.. keep up the good work.
edit on 10-10-2011 by MissPoovey because: your, you're mixed



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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No you were right the first time Grandad, Its a Rendez-Vous, translating directly to 'appointment' (a point to meet) So the abbreviation is RV.
edit on 10-10-2011 by Dionisius because: because i can



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by GrandpaDave

WAG == Wild A$$ Guess

edit on 10-10-2011 by GrandpaDave because: (no reason given)


Now this one made me laugh, a WAG where I come from is a Wife and Girlfriend, its a football thing, dont ask.

Since when is ass a swear word? I always thought it was a hybrid Donkey/Horse?



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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Thanks for the list, im sure many will find it useful. Ive been on the board for a good number of years now and found this helpful. S+F = Star and Flag



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Is there going to be a test on this later ?
Is this all part of the initiation process ?
Should I be taking notes ?

Actually, there was quite a few there that I never knew even existed, and some made me chuckle.





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