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Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« on: February 17, 2005, 09:09:34 AM »
Some of our members may not familiar with common acronyms used in discussion areas and chatrooms. I think we need a list. :)

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
LOL= Laughing Out Loud
LMAO = Laughing My ars* Off
RFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My ars* Off
ROFL = Rolling on Floor Laughing
DD, DS, DH = Dear Daughter, Dear Son, Dear Husband
SIL, MIL, BIL, FIL = Sister-in-Law, Mother-in-Law, Brother-in-Law, Father-In-Law
DSD, DSS = Dear StepDaughter, Dear StepSon
FWIW = For What It's Worth
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
HTH = Hope That Helps
IM/PM = Instant/Private Message
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IRL = In Real Life
TMI = Too Much Information
BF = Boyfriend
GF = Girlfriend
BTW = By The Way
TIA = Thanks In Advance
J/K = Joking or Just Kidding
LTNS = Long Time No See
MYOB = Mind Your Own Business
NM = Nevermind
NP = No Problem
TTFN = TaTa for Now
TTYL = Talk to You Later
TY = Thank You
YW = You're Welcome

Chatroom Acronyms:
BRB = Be Right Back
BBL = Be Back Later
BBFN = Bye-bye for Now
AFK = Away From Keyboard
HB = Hurry Back

Extensive List
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Visa and Immigration Acronyms coming soon. Feel free to suggest any other common ones that we use here, or ask questions. :)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2005, 09:12:18 AM by Leah »

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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005, 10:34:29 AM »
Thanks for that Leah, great job!  8) :)
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 05:32:56 PM »
Thank you very much. I'm one of the ones who was a bit lost at times.

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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 06:06:41 PM »
I had a look at that extensive list and was amazed to discover iial !!

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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2005, 06:45:21 AM »
Thanks Leah I found myself lost with some of those from time to time! I had no problem making up my own meanings, but wasn't always even close ;D
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2005, 01:02:04 PM »
LOL

I love that IAG means both I am good and I am gay. I can see problems with that one.
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2005, 01:19:20 AM »
LOL I just looked at the extensive list, some of them are longer than if you just typed out the words! My favorite is the "bucked naked" one haha can't remember what it was!
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005, 10:32:47 PM »
i am glad someone put this up here. i been on this list for a year and i  am like what doees DLF Mean LOL
glad to know :)
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2005, 09:01:13 AM »
I have to say that, although I occasionally use them, I find acronyms very annoying in day-to-day internet writing or messages. Longstanding, well-established acronyms (or abbreviations) are one thing: for instance, saying or writing "FBI" rather than "Federal Bureau of Investigation," or "NASA" rather than "National Aeronautics and Space Administration," or "IMF" rather than "International Monetary Fund," or "NAACP" rather than "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People." In those cases, it's a mouthful to spell or say the full name, rather than use the acronym/abbreviation.

But I think it's a sad statement about society if people are getting so incredibly lazy that they can't take the additional second or two it takes to type "by the way" rather than "btw," or "be right back" rather than "brb." Or, the WORST, typing the number "2" rather than taking the agonizing hours it takes to type "to." It's not a matter of being "uncool"--the simple fact people have to ask what these so-called timesaving acronyms mean says it all.

I have a bias as an editor, but I don't think you need to be an editor to see how silly/stupid it's getting. No WONDER so many students both here and in the States are having problems spelling. And adults CERTAINLY shouldn't be promoting that stupidity on the net. That is, IMHO.

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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2005, 01:15:54 PM »
[snip] ... Or, the WORST, typing the number "2" rather than taking the agonizing hours it takes to type "to." ... [snip]

Sorry, couldn't help it ... once a proofreader, always a proofreader ...

2 spells "two", my dear  ;)
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2005, 01:36:49 PM »
Sorry, couldn't help it ... once a proofreader, always a proofreader ...

2 spells "two", my dear  ;)

But not when lazy people use it to refer to as 2 in a text message or email, as in I am going 2 the bar, it's a bugbear of mine 'TWO' ;)
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2005, 02:49:57 PM »
Heh ... Suzanne, hope you didn't take it personal, it was more a tongue in cheek thing  ;)

Anyhoo, in fact, I'm doing it the other way round :) I used to write about music and other "scene" events in Berlin/Germany until about 13 years ago but I guess my English is nowhere near to try the same over here. And sadly enough, being exposed to a foreign language day in, day out has resulted in my forgetting German vocabulary. It's a tough realization for someone whose strongest weapon used to be words ...  :(
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2005, 10:47:12 AM »
As a gamer, I can't quite express how helpful shortcuts like brb and afk can be.  Especially when you're involved in 4 pm's, guild chat, group chat, and ooc (out of character) chatting. 

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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2005, 07:29:10 PM »
I use a lot of acronyms in texts just to save space.
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Re: Acronyms (what does LOL, SIL, DD mean?)
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2005, 08:32:13 PM »
But I think it's a sad statement about society if people are getting so incredibly lazy that they can't take the additional second or two it takes to type "by the way" rather than "btw," or "be right back" rather than "brb."

What's wrong with being lazy?  Besides, I think that "Laugh Out Loud" isn't as aesthically pleasing as LOL.  Sounds like a stage direction to me.  Now if someone was paying me to write..?  That would be completely different.