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tl;dr: the acronyms thread

 
 
Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:15 pm
I love acronyms (and anacronyms).

I learned a new one tonight: WFIO (we're fucked, it's over)

Some of the newer (to me, anyway) ones I've come across:

INAL: I'm not a lawyer (always followed by "but.....")

IIRC: If I recall correctly

My favorite acronym has always been:

FUBAR (you know what it means)

Do you know any new ones that I've missed?

Or maybe you're the kind of person who remembers that radar really means Radio Detection And Ranging.

What anacronyms do you recall the original meaning of?

Better yet, maybe you know some cool foreign language ones that I can work into everyday life!
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:16 pm
@boomerang,
ROFLMAOPIP
Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off Peeing in Pants
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:24 pm
@Ragman,
I wonder why common internet phrases like "Pictures or it didn't happen" haven't become POIDH.

Or why we've kept GTFO but not TOGTFO (tits or GTFO)

I used to sign some chalkboard work I did for a nightclub KYHO which stood for Keep Your Hands Off because I hated seeing my work smeared.
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:29 pm
@boomerang,
then there's this one, related to the acronyms phenomenon:

Q: why was Lee Iacocca destined to become the head of Chrysler?


A: I Am Chairman Of Chrysler Corporation Of America


Also, this blonde joke (acronym based)
Q: Why does a blonde have T.G.I.F. on her shoes?



A: Toes Go In First

boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:33 pm
@Ragman,
That Iococca one is wild!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:50 pm
One all of here use is A2K.

There have been a few user names that have been acronym-ized -- Trying to Learn was most often called TTL.

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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 07:53 pm
If TGIF=Thank God It's Friday, then
****=So Happy It's Thursday
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 08:03 pm
TANSTAAFL. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

SNAFU. Situation normal; all messed up

FUBAR. Messed up beyond all recognition (also all repair)
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 08:04 pm

ICYMI = in case you missed it
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 08:08 pm
TMI
Too much information.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 08:10 pm

STFU = shut the frig up
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 08:13 pm
Here's an oldie from the letter writing days of us dinosaurs. Remember this one, Boomer? A drop of wax and a stamp mold with this acronym on the envelope:

S.W.A.L.K.
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 08:20 pm
@Butrflynet,
Sealed With A (L?) Kiss?

Lovely?

Lipstick?

Luscious?

Loving?

Languid?

What the L!?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 08:25 pm
@boomerang,
Loving... Good job


https://notyouraveragemother.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/swalk-envelope.jpg
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 09:11 pm
KISS
Keep It Simple, Stupid.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2014 09:22 pm
@boomerang,
Great thread idea, boom.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2014 05:10 am
From Wiki.

Quote:
The acronyms, possibly including some more recent additions, are:
S.W.A.L.K. - Sealed With A Loving Kiss
H.O.L.L.A.N.D. - Hope Our Love Lives/Lasts And Never Dies
I.T.A.L.Y. - I Trust And Love You or I'm Thinking About Loving You
F.R.A.N.C.E. - Friendship Remains And Never Can End
B.U.R.M.A. - Be Undressed/Upstairs Ready My Angel
M.A.L.A.Y.A. - My Ardent Lips Await Your Arrival
E.G.Y.P.T. - Eager to Grab/Eagerly Groping/Grasping Your Pretty Tits
N.O.R.W.I.C.H. - (k)Nickers Off Ready When I Come Home
B.O.L.T.O.P. - Better On Lips Than On Paper
E.N.G.L.A.N.D. - Every Naked Girl Loves A Naked Dick
C.A.P.S.T.A.N. - Can A Prick Stand Twice A Night
C.H.I.N.A. - Come Home I'm Naked Already
C.H.I.P. - Come Home I'm PREGNANT
L.O.W.E.S.T.O.F.T. - Legs Opened Wide Enter Slowly To Obtain Full Treatment.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_postal_acronyms
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2014 07:15 am
YMMV = your mileage may vary
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2014 08:58 am
DIRLLIGAF = do I really look like I give a ****
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2014 10:12 am

AFK = away from keyboard
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