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  • 05-22-2007 3:08 PM

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    What does ******* mean?

    On reading the forum, quite often we come across abbreviations. A common one is SWMBO.
    I thought it might be a good idea to list a few of these so please add to the list when you come across a new one.
    Here's a few starters------

    SWMBO= She who must be obeyed.

    IMHO= In my honest opinion or in my humble opinion.

    IIRC= If I remember correctly

    FWIW = For what it's worth (Thanks Greg)

    RTFM= Read the f****ng manual

    AFAP= As fast as possible  (Thanks Tom)

    WOS= Wise Old Sage

    BTW= By the way.

    AFAIK=As far as I know

    PITA= Pain in the butt

    NLA= No longer available.

    HTH= Hope this helps (Hope that helped)

    KIKINOKO= Non B&O

    LMAO= Laughing my 4ss off!  Thanks BenjnzWink

    Oh and BTW, IMHO SWMBO shouldn't have to put up with KIKINOKO equipment!Wink

    Andy T.

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  • 05-22-2007 4:41 PM In reply to

    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Ive seen iirc used before. What does that mean?

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  • 05-22-2007 4:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    If i remember correctly...

    Lee
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  • 05-22-2007 4:58 PM In reply to

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    i hate abbreviations, so childish and lazy. LOL Big Smile

    Never Mind The Ball-Cocks www.markmossplumbing.co.uk

    A labourer uses his hands
    A tradesman uses his hands and his head
    A craftsman uses his hands, his head and his heart

  • 05-22-2007 5:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    What does WRTG mean? Really can't figure it out! Its in one of the post in the general forum

    Durban South Africa

  • 05-22-2007 5:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Did you mean WRGT I think it means-- With regards to.

    Andy T.

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  • 05-22-2007 5:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    oops! thats it, Thanks

    Durban South Africa

  • 06-13-2007 11:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    New one spotted today---

    HTH = Hope this helps ( Hope that Helped)

    Thanks to pedrompinto of PortugalBig Smile

    Andy T.

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  • 06-13-2007 11:57 AM In reply to

    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Andy,

    You have several acronyms, i.e. fyi - for your information... etc..etc.

    But i can give you a tool to use whenever you have a doubt:

    http://www.acronymfinder.com/

    HTH. 

     

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  • 06-13-2007 12:04 PM In reply to

    Re: What does ******* mean?

    I actually try and not to use acronyms when posting, because there is nothing worst than receiving good help, but not fully understanding it because the reader does know what an acronyms is, or has to look it up. It only takes a few seconds to write the word in full, OK if you need to keep using that word, just write it in full once.

    Regards Keith....

  • 06-13-2007 12:30 PM In reply to

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    Keith Saunders:
    OK if you need to keep using that word, just write it in full once.

    Hmmm - what does OK stand for? I don't understand! Devil 

  • 06-13-2007 12:40 PM In reply to

    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Well, I certainly fell squarely into that one, so let me answer the question after doing a small bit of research.

    Word History: OK is a quintessentially American term that has spread from English to many other languages. Its origin was the subject of scholarly debate for many years until Allen Walker Read showed that OK is based on a joke of sorts. OK is first recorded in 1839 but was probably in circulation before that date. During the 1830s there was a humoristic fashion in Boston newspapers to reduce a phrase to initials and supply an explanation in parentheses. Sometimes the abbreviations were misspelled to add to the humor. OK was used in March 1839 as an abbreviation for all correct, the joke being that neither the O nor the K was correct. Originally spelled with periods, this term outlived most similar abbreviations owing to its use in President Martin Van Buren's 1840 campaign for reelection. Because he was born in Kinderhook, New York, Van Buren was nicknamed Old Kinderhook, and the abbreviation proved eminently suitable for political slogans. That same year, an editorial referring to the receipt of a pin with the slogan O.K. had this comment: "frightful letters ... significant of the birth-place of Martin Van Buren, old Kinderhook, as also the rallying word of the Democracy of the late election, 'all correct' .... Those who wear them should bear in mind that it will require their most strenuous exertions ... to make all things O.K."

    Regards Keith....

  • 06-13-2007 1:10 PM In reply to

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    Smile

  • 06-13-2007 2:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    It's about time someone came up with an acronym for acronym - far too long a word to be writing out in full.

     

     

    The use of metaphors should be avoided like the plague. They're like a red rag to a bull to me.

  • 06-13-2007 2:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

     I knew that,Wink Keith, you WOS (Wise Old Sage)

    Andy T.

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  • 06-13-2007 2:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Medogsfat:

    It's about time someone came up with an acronym for acronym - far too long a word to be writing out in full.

     

     

    I was going to say that acronym is an acronym for.................but blew a fuse trying to think of a string of words starting with the requisite letters that meant the same!!

    Tonights challenge for those with little better to doTongue Tied

    Generally speaking, you aren't learning much if your lips are moving.

  • 06-13-2007 3:18 PM In reply to

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    soundproof:

    Keith Saunders:
    OK if you need to keep using that word, just write it in full once.

    Hmmm - what does OK stand for? I don't understand! Devil 

     As someone who is half Greek I can tell you that OK means Ola Kala, 'Good.'

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  • 06-13-2007 3:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    It's all Greek to me Laughing

    Generally speaking, you aren't learning much if your lips are moving.

  • 06-13-2007 3:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    I'm half Russian and half Innuit and half something else and I can confirm that OK stands for  Äèñïëåé ðàçìåùàåòñÿ

    Andy T.

    Poor me, never win owt!

  • 06-13-2007 4:16 PM In reply to

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    jandyt:

    I'm half Russian and half Innuit and half something else and I can confirm that OK stands for  Äèñïëåé ðàçìåùàåòñÿ

    Andy T.

     

    Thank God for the Greeks!

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  • 06-13-2007 6:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    hi wandering how life is in durban ?

    kind regards eob

  • 06-14-2007 2:43 AM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Puncher:

    I was going to say that acronym is an acronym for.................but blew a fuse trying to think of a string of words starting with the requisite letters that meant the same!!

    Tonights challenge for those with little better to doTongue Tied

    Acronyms Can Right Often Numb Your Mind.Tongue Tied

     

    The use of metaphors should be avoided like the plague. They're like a red rag to a bull to me.

  • 06-14-2007 2:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Medogsfat:

    Puncher:

    I was going to say that acronym is an acronym for.................but blew a fuse trying to think of a string of words starting with the requisite letters that meant the same!!

    Tonights challenge for those with little better to doTongue Tied

    Acronyms Can Right Often Numb Your Mind.Tongue Tied

     

     A Yorkshire acronym ! (shouldn't that be ..reet often ??)Laughing

    Generally speaking, you aren't learning much if your lips are moving.

  • 06-14-2007 3:25 AM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    Puncher:
    Medogsfat:

    Puncher:

    I was going to say that acronym is an acronym for.................but blew a fuse trying to think of a string of words starting with the requisite letters that meant the same!!

    Tonights challenge for those with little better to doTongue Tied

    Acronyms Can Right Often Numb Your Mind.Tongue Tied

     

     A Yorkshire acronym ! (shouldn't that be ..reet often ??)Laughing

    It should indeed but I have to consider our non-English members hereStick out tongue

    (well that's my excuse anyway)

    The use of metaphors should be avoided like the plague. They're like a red rag to a bull to me.

  • 06-14-2007 5:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: What does ******* mean?

    jandyt:

    I'm half Russian and half Innuit and half something else and I can confirm that OK stands for  Äèñïëåé ðàçìåùàåòñÿ

    Andy T.

     Laughing  Wow!  Three halves.  Does that means you can give more than 110% of yourself?  Big Smile Wink

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