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Could someone please let me know what:<br><br><br><br>
ROTFLMAO<br><br><br><br>
stands for! I usually manage to work out the abbreviations but this one has got me!!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Ok, whats ETA ? [not estimated time of arrival either] it's something like FYI I presume. I've seen a couple of times today on the board.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by spud</i><br><br><b>Ok, whats ETA ? [not estimated time of arrival either] it's something like FYI I presume. I've seen a couple of times today on the board.</b></div>
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Edited to add.<br><br><br><br>
I started using it as soon as I figured it out bc it is so useful. I go back and change my posts so I want to let people know I've added something.
 

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ta <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Does anyone have general objections to TLAs (Three-Letter-Acronyms) and the such? I just cringe when I see "BTW, FYI, and ASAP, etc.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>Does anyone have general objections to TLAs (Three-Letter-Acronyms) and the such? I just cringe when I see "BTW, FYI, and ASAP, etc.</b></div>
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I think they are somewhat overdone. I think they have more of a place in real-time chat (where typing time is limited) than in forums like VB.<br><br><br><br>
If the other person doesn't know them or can't figure them out, they then are a hassle and/or create confusion instead of promoting clear communication. KWIM?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by VeganVicky</i><br><br><b>Could someone please let me know what:<br><br><br><br>
ROTFLMAO<br><br><br><br>
stands for! I usually manage to work out the abbreviations but this one has got me!!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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A normally good source for looking up such acronyms is:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.acronymsearch.com/" target="_blank">http://www.acronymsearch.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
It happened to be having problems when I tried to access it just now, though.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>Our database is updated every couple of days. There are over 40,000 acronyms and abbreviations in many categories.<br><br>
Including chat, computer, military, finance, accounting, airports, sports, classified, and more.</b></div>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by majake</i><br><br><b>unless im counting wrong ASAP isnt a TLA.</b></div>
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Max can answer for himself, but I think he was intending to bring that one in under the "and the such"[?]/"and the like" category.
 

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oh yeah, right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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BTW...if you edit your posts within 60 seconds of submitting them it doesn't show that you edited them with that little tag line (eliminating the ETA for some folks).<br><br><br><br>
see, I just edited this one.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by MsRuthieB</i><br><br><b>see, I just edited this one.</b></div>
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But how can we be sure?<br><br><br><br>
My favorites (by "favorites" I mean "the ones I hate the most") are the embedded acronyms: Acronyms that stand for, in part or in whole, other acronyms.<br><br><br><br>
Example: NetBUI = Network BIOS User Interface (BIOS = Basic Input/Output System). UGH.<br><br><br><br>
A lot of these show up in military. Once, I found an acronym that stood for acronyms, only. Was something like FCDD for FBI, CIA, DoD, and DSA or something like that...<br><br><br><br>
I didn't edit this. Or did I???
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>But how can we be sure?</b></div>
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You know, I thought about that after I did it. It's all about trust, baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Thanks for your help everyone! It can get a bit confusing!<br><br><br><br>
They annoy the hell out of me too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b><br><br>
Example: NetBUI = Network BIOS User Interface (BIOS = Basic Input/Output System). UGH.<br><br><br><br>
A lot of these show up in military. Once, I found an acronym that stood for acronyms, only. Was something like FCDD for FBI, CIA, DoD, and DSA or something like that...<br><br><br><br></b></div>
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Ok gross, I hate them too now.<br><br><br><br>
Joe so what is KWIM?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by spud</i><br><br><b><br><br>
Joe so what is KWIM?</b></div>
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KWIM?=Know What I Mean?<br><br><br><br>
Its usage in context was somewhat sarcastic, since I suspected that a large percentage of readers would <b>not</b> understand what I meant by "KWIM." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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This is driving me nuts. What the heck does 'emo' stand for? I see it everywhere these days, especially on ebay. Geez, this makes me feel old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">
 
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