Acronyms and Emoticons

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  1. rlvaughn

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    In one topic on which I was posting, someone asked about one of the acronyms being used. I did not know much about these until I began posting on discussion boards and maybe many others are also unfamiliar with this "language". I have found a site that explains various Emoticons and Acronyms. BTW, I hope this will be helpful to some of you. :)
     
  2. Clint Kritzer

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    Brother Robert -

    TYVM. MHOTY. SITD. OTOH, NRN! TTYL!

    MGBY

    - Clint (TIC)

    LOL
     
  3. Robert J Hutton

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    Warm Christian greetings!

    Thank you for your message Clint. I gather from the "dictionary" that LOL can mean "Laughing out loud" or "Lots of Luck"-
    I thought Christians believed in providence rather than luck! TIC

    Kind regards

    RJH

    PS I notice you are in Virginia; do you know a Southern Baptist pastor named Geoff Hammond who is based in Norfolk? His sister and her family go to our church. [​IMG]
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Clint Kritzer:
    Brother Robert - TYVM. MHOTY. SITD. OTOH, NRN! TTYL! MGBY - Clint (TIC) LOL<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I thought foreign language was forbidden on this board. The above looks Greek to me, or is it more politically correct if we say "speaking in tongues?" If that is the case, then we need an interpreter! ;)
     
  5. donnA

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    Barnabas, look more like typing in tongues. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Chick Daniels

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    Here is a "complete" list of acronyms that I posted on the board some time back:

    AFAIAC - As Far As I Am Concerned
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    AFK - Away From Keyboard
    ATM - At The Moment
    BBS - Bulletin Board Systems
    BFN - Bye For Now
    BRB - Be Right Back
    BTDTGTS - Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt
    BTW - By The Way
    CUA - Commonly Used Acronym(s)
    DARFC - Ducking And Running For Cover
    DETLA - Double Extended Three Letter Abbreviation
    DH - Dear Husband
    DIY - Do It Yourself
    DOA - Dead On Arrival
    EAK - Eating At Keyboard
    ETLA - Extended Three Letter Abbreviation (i.e. more than three letters)
    F2F - (FTF) - Face to Face
    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
    FOFL - Falling On Floor Laughing
    FUD - (spreading) Fear,Uncertainty, and Disinformation
    FWIW - For What it's Worth
    FYI - For Your Information
    GAL - Get A Life
    GG - Gotta Go
    GR&D - Grinning, Running, & Ducking (alternatively GD&R)
    HAGD - Have A Great Day
    HAND - Have A Nice Day
    HTH - Hope This Helps
    IAE - In Any Event
    IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer (also IANAxxx, such as IANACPA)
    ICBW - I Could Be Wrong (It Could Be Worse)
    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly / If I Remember Correctly
    IMAO - In My Arrogrant Opinion
    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IOW - In Other Words
    IRL - In Real Life
    ISDN - It Still Does Nothing
    ISTR - I Seem To Recall
    ISWYM - I See What You Mean
    IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
    JBYAM - Just Between You And Me
    LART - Loser Attitude Readjustment Tool
    LOL - Lots of Laughs
    MHBFY - My Heart Bleeds For You
    MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
    NRN - No Reply Necessary
    NYCTMI - Now You Come To Mention It
    OIC - Oh, I See!
    OOI - Out Of Interest
    OOTB - Out Of The Box (brand new)
    OTOH - On The Other Hand
    OTTH - On The Third Hand
    PCMCIA - People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
    PDA - Public Display of Affection
    PKB - Pot, Kettle Black (as in "Look at the pot calling the kettle black.")
    PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In
    RFC - Request For Comment
    ROFL - (ROTFL) Rolling on the Floor Laughing
    RSN - Real Soon Now (can be meant sarcastically)
    SCNR - Sorry, Could Not Resist
    STYW - Send Them Your Way
    SFAIAA - So Far As I Am Aware
    SITD - Still In The Dark
    TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TIC - Tongue In Cheek
    TLA - Three-Letter Acronym (such as this, see also ETLA and DETLA)
    TTFN - Ta ta For Now
    TTYL - Talk To You Later
    TWIMC - To Whom It May Concern
    TWYWTT - Think Whatever You Want To Think
    TYVM - Thank You Very Much
    WYMM - Will You Marry Me?
    WYSIAYG - What You See Is All You Get
    WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
    YKYHBxTLW - You Know You Have Been x Too Long When (eg, YKYHBPDTLW - You Know You Have Been Playing Doom Too Long When...)
    YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (referring to computer speed)
     
  7. rlvaughn

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    Thanks, Chick, for this list. BTW, does anyone know if "QED" stands for something? OOTAOTB (One of the atheists on this board) put "QED" at the end of one of his posts, but I don't know if it is an internet acronym or if perhaps it may be his initials.
     
  8. Gina B

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    Ahem! May I point out that the most important one is missing?
    CSL!
    It means coke/coffee spewing laugh. Yeah, so it was made up by a friend in a chatroom, but if we all start using it it'll be on the real list soon enough! :D
    da Gina
     
  9. Miss Bobbie

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    Yes, I'd like to know about QED, too!

    NFM (no further message)
     
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    I looked in up the dictionary and actually its used in mathematics for proof. What I think the person is saying is show me proof. Isn't that what all atheist are saying I'll believe in God if you show me proof!... Hope this helps... Quod Erat Demonstrandum [Latin: that which was to be shown/proved]... Brother Glen [​IMG]
     
  11. Egoinos

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    QED stands for quod erat demonstrandum, which means "which was to be demonstrated" in Latin.
     
  12. tyndale1946

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    I won't argue with the Athesist on this one and I just looked and would you know it my last post was 666! I'm not superstitious bbbuuuttt [​IMG] .... Whew!!!!!!!!... Post 667... Thank you Jesus!... Brother Glen ;)

    [ February 06, 2002: Message edited by: tyndale1946 ]
     
  13. rlvaughn

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    Quite a novel approach, Bro. Glen - looking it up in the dictionary. :D Guess I got so wrapped up in internet acronyms that I forgot the abundance of "old" knowledge still out there. :eek:
     

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