Abbreviations at Bladeforums

May 10, 1999
I know it is terrible but only about 5 minutes ago I learned what "LOL" means. It is maybe because English is not my mother tongue. I know there are other abbreviations worth mentioning...
Your welcome David. Click below for some more

All dem acronyms...

"A knifeless man is a lifeless man"
-Nordic proverb

[This message has been edited by David Williams (edited 03 August 1999).]
Thanks for such a comprehensive list. There is one I cannot find: POS
Gentlemen, please. There's no need to dance around it. POS ends in an S. Most of us know what it means. But, we have a new fellow here and we should enlighten him so that he can fully appreciate our dialog. I know, it is a harsh word, I might get banned for saying it, but someone has to say it: The S in POS, often used as "That United Cutlery fantasy knife is a POS," that S is for scrap metal!


[This message has been edited by Gollnick (edited 03 August 1999).]

I thought S stands for "stainless"??

One of those abbreviations that I can't understand is the "IIRC"... what's that??

AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
BTW By The Way
FWIW For What It’s Worth
FYI For Your Information
IAE In Any Event
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IMO In My Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IOW In Other Words
ISTR I Seem To Remember
L8R Later
NRN No Reply Necessary
OTOH On The Other Hand
ROF,L Rolling On Floor, Laughing
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTM Right On The Money
RSN Real Soon Now [which may be a long time coming]
RTFM Consult The Documentation
SITD Still In The Dark
SO Significant Other (i.e. partner)
SysOp System Operator
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TLA Three Letter Acronym (such as this)
TSR Terminate and Stay Resident program
WIT Wordsmith In Training
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary (Your experience may differ)
YKYBHTLW You know you’ve been hacking too long when...

;-) Winky smiley. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark. More of a "don’t hit me for what I just said" smiley
:-( Frowning smiley. User did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed about something
:-I Indifferent smiley. Better than a frowning smiley, but not quite as good as a happy smiley
=:-O Scary
:p Sticking tongue out

Here are some somewhat less common smilies:

%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight.
:*) User is drunk
:cool: User is wearing sunglasses
B:) Sunglasses on head
::) User wears normal glasses
B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses
{:) User wears a toupee
}:-( Toupee in an updraft
:’-( User is crying
:’-) User is so happy, she is crying
:-@ User is screaming
:-# User wears braces (US English - i.e. on her teeth)

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IIRC-If I Recall Correctly

"A knifeless man is a lifeless man"
-Nordic proverb

[This message has been edited by David Williams (edited 03 August 1999).]
BF has been a great source of information over the time. This is another excellent example. Thanks.


BTW if someone is interested I have nice collection of abbreviations from APS/SCM area.

[This message has been edited by David1967 (edited 04 August 1999).]
Say David, I noticed the spinning smilies.... how the heck do you do that??


Yoda seeks me? Wow! Type
smile.gif<nobr> then
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"A knifeless man is a lifeless man"
-Nordic proverb

[This message has been edited by David Williams (edited 04 August 1999).]