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I'm hoping someone can help me with the abbreviations that are used on this forum.

I'm afraid I'm from the wrong generation and continent to understand them.

Lol and IMO I understand, but LMAO or IIRC? I'm afraid I'm lost.

Perhaps someone could make a list for us Old Farts to refer to?
 

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I'm hoping someone can help me with the abbreviations that are used on this forum.

I'm afraid I'm from the wrong generation and continent to understand them.

Lol and IMO I understand, but LMAO or IIRC? I'm afraid I'm lost.

Perhaps someone could make a list for us Old Farts to refer to?
LMAO.........equates to laughing my ass off
 

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IIRC = If I remember correctly

IMHO = In my humble opinion

YMMV = Your mileage may vary
 

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RTFM

Read The 'efFing' Manual



AFAIK

As Far As I Know



ROFL

Rolling On Floor Laughing



PMSL

P*ss*ng My Self laughing
 

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PO = previous owner

OP = original poster

BTW = by the way

BFH = ? I dunno, Shep used it once when talking about his carbs.
 

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BTDT = been there, done that

BTDTGTTS = been there, done that, got the tee shirt

ATGATT = all the gear, all the time



Just about got to the list that we don't use here....caught myself.




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In the UK, BFH usually refers to

a Big F****** Hammer

Or

a FBH

a F****** Big Hammer



Often used when someones been struggling,

getting angry and frustrated and getting near to

'spitting their dummy' (comforter in the US?)

or

'throwing their toys out of the pram'

happens to us all



You probably wont see these in Readers Digest "Towards more picturesque speech"

 

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OK, here's an abreviation question for you, when's the earliest one you know of?  There's the WWII era:



FUBAR



SNAFU
 

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SNAFU - my uncle, a Second World War veteran, God rest his soul, used that term - Situation normal, all 'fouled' up.
 

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Earliest one I know is RIP. It goes waaaay back, in the orginal Latin it stands for "requiescat in pace."
 

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OK, here's an abreviation question for you, when's the earliest one you know of?  There's the WWII era:



FUBAR



SNAFU




FUBAR is "fouled up beyond all recognition"



Don't forget BOHICA (a newer military acronym) which means "bend over; here it comes again".



You gotta love those quaint sayings.
 

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How about Chi Rho?







It's a monogram, though, not strictly an abbreviation. Early 4th century.



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