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tl;dr: the acronyms thread

 
 
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2014 04:01 pm
Self-
Contained
Underwater
Breathing
Aparatus
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2014 06:54 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
QIG - quantitative immunoglobulins
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2014 07:29 pm

DILLIGAS -- do i look like i give a shite?
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knaivete
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 01:21 am
@boomerang,
IM<HO the anacronym RSVP is all Greek to me and so dated that it's only known on this site.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 01:25 am
@knaivete,
No Regrets
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 01:54 am
@knaivete,
knaivete wrote:

IM<HO the anacronym RSVP is all Greek to me and so dated that it's only known on this site.


It's French, not Greek. And if you truly believe that "it's only known on this site," then your social life must be quite limited. It's still commonplace on most formal invitations, e.g. wedding invitations and the like.
knaivete
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 02:02 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Respond Soon Via Post is English.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 02:48 am
@knaivete,
knaivete wrote:

Via Post is English.


You sure?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 03:15 am
During WW2 there was a famous radio programme headed by a comedian called Tommy Handley. It was credited with keeping up morale during the dark days of 1940/41. It coined many acronyms, not least it's name, ITMA, (It's That Man Again.) It was also responsible for TTFN, (Ta Ta For Now,) which has since been appropriated by Tigger in the Disney cartoons.

One acronym which never caught on was NWAWWASBE. (Never Wash A Window With A Soft Boiled Egg.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Handley
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 03:23 am
@knaivete,
knaivete wrote:

Respond Soon Via Post is English.


But.....Respondez S'il Vous Plait is French.

What is twit in French?

Knaivete, maybe?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 03:30 am
@Lordyaswas,
le crétin, le idiot, imbécile, le corniaud.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 03:58 am
FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily.

And the old ones....

WYSIWYG

GIGO

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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 04:36 am
@knaivete,
knaivete wrote:

Respond Soon Via Post is English.


respondez vous si'il vous plait is what RSVP stands for
knaivete
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 11:07 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
It must therefore come as quite some surprise to you and his Lordship to learn that RSVP stands for:

répondez s'il vous plaît


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSVP
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2014 04:49 am
@knaivete,
Huh? That's what I said, isn't it?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2014 05:51 am
@Lustig Andrei,
He's obviously one of those posters who think other posters don't have a memory. He thinks he's saving face, but he's looking even more ridiculous. He should have copped a mea culpa a couple of pages ago.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2014 05:54 am
@izzythepush,
Well, in all fairness, I did have a typo in my o.p. There's no 'r' in repondez.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2014 05:57 am
@Lustig Andrei,
There is, you missed out the S.

Back to the topic. Friday is POETS day. Piss Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday.
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2014 06:09 am
another common one is AFAIK = As Far As I Know
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2014 08:50 am
@knaivete,
répondez is what a Frenchman does when he renews the waterproof liner in his garden water feature.



And if it's not, it should be.


 

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