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Title: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Ehelldame on December 05, 2006, 09:54:22 AM
Terms:

Pod - I agree or I concur
Used in a sentence: Pod! You were so right to ditch that loser boyfriend

Snarky - usually means someone in a sort of foul mood.
Used in a sentence: Because it was cold and rainy today, I ended up being in a really snarky mood.

Squick, Squicky - a combination of the works squeamish and ick(y). Used to described something that is probably disgusting and might make you squirm
Used in a sentence: Ewww! I don't want to touch that pumpkin goop. Squicky!





Abbreviations (these can also be found at the Etiquette Hell website under the link abbreviations):

AFAIK - As far as I know
BF - Boyfriend
BIL - Brother-in-law
BM - Bridesmaid or Best Man
BTB - Bride to be
BWW - Big White Wedding
DD - Dear Daughter
DH - Dear Husband
DIL - Daughter-in-law
DS - Dear Son
Ehell - Etiquette Hell
ETA - Edited to add
FBIL - Future brother-in-law
FH - Future husband
FIL - Father-in-law
FOB - Father of bride
FOG - Father of groom
FSIL - Future sister-in-law
FMIL - Future mother-in-law
FTB - Father-to-be
FW - Future wife
FWIW - For what it's worth
GF - Girlfriend
GMIL - Grandmother-in-law
HC - Happy couple
HTH - Hope this helps
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IIRC - If I remember correctly
IL - In-laws
IMO/IMHO - In my opinion/In my humble opinion
JOP - Justice of the Peace
LDH - Late Dear Husband
MIL - Mother-in-law
MOB - Mother of the bride
MOH - Maid of honor
MOG - Mother of groom
MOTB - Mother of the bride
MTB - Mother-to-be
OP - Original poster
OTOH - On the other hand
PA - Passive-aggressive
PITA - Pain in the bottom
RSVP - Répondez s'il vous plait (French for "Respond, if you please")
SAHM - Stay at home mother
SIL - Sister-in-law
SO - Significant Other
S/O - Spin off, as in spin off thread from another thread
TMI - Too much information
YMMV - Your mileage may vary




PM me any new ones you can think of so I can edit the post.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: AndreaBeth105 on December 05, 2006, 12:13:41 PM
Does it disturb anyone else that the abbreviation for "I am not a lawyer" (IANAL) might be misconstrued as I'm Anal?  Or am I just a little off? ;)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Malla on December 05, 2006, 04:35:07 PM
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Pod - I agree or I concur
Used in a sentence: Pod! You were so right to ditch that loser boyfriend

I have a question.  Since one of the more active threads going when the old forum went kaput was about dropping the use of "pod"* in favor of using the more 'net common ITA (I Totally Agree) or GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike), do we want to continue to use it here on the new board or just let it die a quiet death?



*Apparently, "pod" was used by some to indicate they were in the "in crowd" and to exclude others.  It came, so the threads about it said, from the phrase "two peas in a pod."  Now I wasn't around for ehell forums, mark 1, so I don't know all the facts for certain, just from the threads that were active a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Chivewarrior on December 05, 2006, 05:22:08 PM
Unless it's going to be banned, can we just stop discussing pod and let people use it as they please (or not)?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: mumofonly1 on December 05, 2006, 05:57:26 PM
Does it disturb anyone else that the abbreviation for "I am not a lawyer" (IANAL) might be misconstrued as I'm Anal?  Or am I just a little off? ;)
;D *whew* I'm not the only one... :D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: sysprog on December 05, 2006, 08:59:08 PM
If it's not going to resurrect a protracted discussion that is best left on the old forum, my vote would be to scrap "pod" on the new forum.

In the interest of clarity, first-time users of the forum would need an explanation of the term, while everyone understands the meaning of "I agree."
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: vTenebrae on January 12, 2007, 02:38:19 AM
What's a CF?  I see it in the child/family boards..
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: goblue2539 on January 12, 2007, 09:59:06 AM
What's a CF?  I see it in the child/family boards..

Child Free.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: CutebutPsycho on January 17, 2007, 02:02:50 PM
Hi,

I am usually pretty good at figuring these things out based on context, but not this one. Can someone please tell me what KWIM means?

Thanks.  ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: goblue2539 on January 17, 2007, 02:26:01 PM
Hi,

I am usually pretty good at figuring these things out based on context, but not this one. Can someone please tell me what KWIM means?

Thanks.  ;D

Is this a sign I'm here too often? :)  Know What I Mean? 
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: CutebutPsycho on January 17, 2007, 03:00:28 PM
*smacks forehead* DUH! It looks so obvious now that I KWYM!!!   ::)

Thanks goblue!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: goblue2539 on January 17, 2007, 03:25:31 PM
*smacks forehead* DUH! It looks so obvious now that I KWYM!!!   ::)

Thanks goblue!

You're most welcome.  I've just spent plenty of time trying to figure out what I would say at that abbreviated point until I managed to figure them out.  It's nice to know that I can share!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Phoebe on February 14, 2007, 10:13:20 PM
I can't seem to figure out "ITA."  Could someone please help?

 ???




Oops...as Emily Latella would say, "Nevermind."

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: sparksals on February 14, 2007, 11:03:35 PM
Does it disturb anyone else that the abbreviation for "I am not a lawyer" (IANAL) might be misconstrued as I'm Anal?  Or am I just a little off? ;)

I think it's the latter.  ;)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on February 15, 2007, 02:29:12 PM
Does it disturb anyone else that the abbreviation for "I am not a lawyer" (IANAL) might be misconstrued as I'm Anal?  Or am I just a little off? ;)

I think it's the latter.  ;)

In my case it's BOTH! (http://smilies.vidahost.com/contrib/ruinkai/crazya.gif)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: sparksals on February 15, 2007, 03:31:56 PM
Does it disturb anyone else that the abbreviation for "I am not a lawyer" (IANAL) might be misconstrued as I'm Anal?  Or am I just a little off? ;)

I think it's the latter.  ;)

In my case it's BOTH! (http://smilies.vidahost.com/contrib/ruinkai/crazya.gif)

---------------------> passing Scritzy a coke! ;)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on February 15, 2007, 03:48:22 PM
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---------------------> passing Scritzy a coke!

Thanks, I needed that. It's been a rough week.

<<Scritzy chugs>> Ahhhhhhhhhh!

 ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Midnight Kitty on February 21, 2007, 04:48:17 PM
in favor of using the more 'net common ITA (I Totally Agree)
If ITA is so common, why isn't it listed in the pinned post on abbreviations?  I looked at 3 different internet sites for 'net abbreviations and ITA wasn't listed on any of them.
Of course, now that I see it, I know what it means, but I wouldn't call it "common."
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Summrs on February 28, 2007, 05:31:23 AM
What does OP mean?  as in.. "I agree with what the OP said.."

Offended Party?  Opening Post?  Ostrasized person?  I'm confused...
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: goblue2539 on February 28, 2007, 09:10:59 AM
What does OP mean?  as in.. "I agree with what the OP said.."

Offended Party?  Opening Post?  Ostrasized person?  I'm confused...

Original Post, or Original Poster. 
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Summrs on February 28, 2007, 07:39:50 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: goblue2539 on March 01, 2007, 09:09:38 AM
Thanks!

You're quite welcome. Glad to help.  Oh, and welcome, in case I didn't say it before.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RoseRose on March 06, 2007, 10:03:23 AM
What does "AFAIK" mean?  From context, it means something like IMO, I think...?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on March 06, 2007, 10:10:35 AM
AFAIK means "As far as I know."

I'd kinda like to see us lose some of the alphabet soup myself.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Rose2Bear on March 09, 2007, 01:35:18 PM
Alright, I give. I've seen it in the Wedding threads but I can't figure it out... BWW?   ???
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on March 09, 2007, 01:35:53 PM
Alright, I give. I've seen it in the Wedding threads but I can't figure it out... BWW?   ???

Big White Wedding.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Rose2Bear on March 09, 2007, 01:45:55 PM
Ahhhh. Gotcha, thanks!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RoseRose on March 09, 2007, 07:00:17 PM
AFAIK means "As far as I know."

I'd kinda like to see us lose some of the alphabet soup myself.

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: dings on March 19, 2007, 03:38:57 PM
How about 'PA'?  I have seen it a couple of times, and in the contexts of the posts I have seen it in, it doesn't seem like it would be short for Pennsylvania. 

Thanks!!

-tacks
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on March 19, 2007, 03:49:22 PM
How about 'PA'?  I have seen it a couple of times, and in the contexts of the posts I have seen it in, it doesn't seem like it would be short for Pennsylvania. 

Thanks!!

Unless it's referring to Pennsylvania, it means "passive-aggressive."

-tacks
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: dings on March 19, 2007, 04:05:09 PM
Thank you...

I should have guessed that.   ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: BittyB on April 17, 2007, 09:54:02 PM
What does ETA mean?  I checked the rest of this thread, so I'm sorry if I missed it!   ???
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on April 17, 2007, 09:55:32 PM
What does ETA mean?  I checked the rest of this thread, so I'm sorry if I missed it!   ???

Edited to Add.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: BittyB on April 18, 2007, 05:23:38 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 18, 2007, 06:00:28 PM
Scritzy - You have a CD player in your avatar.  Are you "into" music?  What kind of music do you like best?

I think you might be my DH's long lost sister.  He's a diet coke addict, too.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on April 18, 2007, 10:05:42 PM
Scritzy - You have a CD player in your avatar.  Are you "into" music?  What kind of music do you like best?

I think you might be my DH's long lost sister.  He's a diet coke addict, too.

The music I like best is the stuff that makes people say, "Who IS that guy?" Hee hee! Many people have never heard of the artists I like.

My tastes are pretty eclectic, except I don't like country or rap or Southern gospel music. I don't listen to the radio much, I listen to my own CDs, either the ones I've bought or the compilations I've made.

Also, I sing in the church choir and do occasional solos, so I have to keep up with some Christian rock.

I can't drink Diet Coke (aspertame gives me headaches), but someday I will try Coke Zero and see if I can tolerate it. I'm trying to stay down to one Coke a day right now, and MOST of the time it's working. ;)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 19, 2007, 05:09:19 PM
My tastes are pretty eclectic, except I don't like country or rap or Southern gospel music. I don't listen to the radio much, I listen to my own CDs, either the ones I've bought or the compilations I've made.

DH, too!  He doesn't listen to the radio much and he's a DJ!  Mostly he listens to blues, jazz, rock, world, and stuff that doesn't fit in any category except "good tunage."  We have over 5,000 CD's and over 2,500 vinyl albums.  We're ditching the tapes.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on April 19, 2007, 06:08:56 PM
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We have over 5,000 CD's and over 2,500 vinyl albums. 

Cool!

I've pretty much ditched my tapes, too. I made sure to keep one, since one of the members of the group autographed it for me.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: BittyB on April 21, 2007, 11:40:35 AM
I can't drink Diet Coke (aspertame gives me headaches), but someday I will try Coke Zero and see if I can tolerate it. I'm trying to stay down to one Coke a day right now, and MOST of the time it's working. ;)

Careful dropping the caffeine all together (I think Coke Zero is 0 cals and 0 caffeine, isn't it?  Or was it 0 cals and 0 sugar?).  Anyways, if you decrease your caffeine intake too quickly (like 4 cokes a day to 1) you'll start getting headaches all the time (different from your aspertame ones) because caffeine is a vasoconstrictor and decreases blood flow to the brain.  When  you drop the caffeine habit blood flow increases and if you try to do it too quickly you'll get headaches from it. 

[/PSA]
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: jamiescudder on June 24, 2007, 01:18:34 AM
I've read the whole thread and can't find the answer to my question. In a thread that I recently read someone was referred to as a troll. Do people actually mean the storybook character that lives under a bridge? The way that it was used makes me think that there's a different definition. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: jamiescudder on June 24, 2007, 01:20:53 AM
Okay, I just found the answer in a different folder. Thanks.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on July 02, 2007, 12:16:50 PM
A couple of our members keep using weird symbols in their posts.  Can we either agree to stop using them or at least define them for those of us who have no idea what you're trying to do?!

For instance, I just saw this

T_T

That's not like any kind of smiley that I can figure out.  What, in the world, does it mean?

There are others that are commonly used as well.

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: CrayonOutlines on July 02, 2007, 03:42:42 PM
A couple of our members keep using weird symbols in their posts.  Can we either agree to stop using them or at least define them for those of us who have no idea what you're trying to do?!

For instance, I just saw this

T_T

That's not like any kind of smiley that I can figure out.  What, in the world, does it mean?

There are others that are commonly used as well.

Dotty,

I think that "T" thing is crying.  I can't figure out

n.n

or

u.u

or something like it.

I agree with you, though -- stick to the available emoticons!!!    ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: CreteGirl on September 16, 2007, 12:37:38 PM
Unless it's going to be banned, can we just stop discussing pod and let people use it as they please (or not)?

Thank you Chivewarrior.  I personally love POD, and think it is cool that "our" board has its own term.  Its really not too hard to figure out its meaining if people are on the board for even a short length of time, and don't think that such an innocuous term should be banned.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rosiecat on October 27, 2007, 04:50:31 PM
I've been seeing "whiskey tango foxtrot" a lot lately.  What the heck does that mean?  I'm thinking - the OP didn't say anything about dancing and drinking.

Then a few minutes ago, DH noticed and yelled something about what one of the dogs had done inside the house.


It took me a second and now I understand!!! ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: hellgirl on December 03, 2007, 03:41:25 PM
SOL

I've been away a week or two and suddenly I'm seeing this all over the place (okay, in one thread, but in several posts...). What does it meeeeaaannnn?????? I feel so out of the loop!  ???
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Ticia on December 03, 2007, 05:06:54 PM
So Outa Luck? that's what I've always taken it for, anyway.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on December 03, 2007, 05:10:30 PM
If it means what I think it means, it predates the internet.

Manure Out of Luck (only the word that begins with S meaning manure)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on December 03, 2007, 06:10:33 PM
If it means what I think it means, it predates the internet.

Manure Out of Luck (only the word that begins with S meaning manure)

Scritzy's right. ;)  And, it's not an internet abbreviation - I'm surprised you haven't heard it in real life as well!

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Midnight Kitty on December 03, 2007, 07:51:44 PM
If it means what I think it means, it predates the internet.

Manure Out of Luck (only the word that begins with S meaning manure)
I'm chuckling just thinking how difficult it is to explain so many abbreviations without using profanity.  It seems like the abbreviations were developed in order to use these phrases which contain "objectionable" terms without offending.  I don't know when it started, but I heard SNAFU (situation normal, all fouled up) came out of WWII and the "F" did not originally mean "fouled."  Computers and the internet just popularized many abbreviations and new ones formed spontaneously.  From SNAFU came FUBAR (fouled up beyond all recognition), which is what happens when an inexperienced tech "fixes" your computer.  >:D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: hellgirl on December 04, 2007, 03:29:37 PM
If it means what I think it means, it predates the internet.

Manure Out of Luck (only the word that begins with S meaning manure)

Scritzy's right. ;)  And, it's not an internet abbreviation - I'm surprised you haven't heard it in real life as well!


Thanks for the help folks - it was so frustrating!

I have heard it in real life... just not the abbreviation. We use the full phrase  ;D
So I'm afraid I just didn't make the connection!

And I have rarely heard snafu'd contain the would 'fouled'. I think if people have a need to spell it out, but don't use profanity, they tend to say "all f'd up".

The best translation from the profane I have heard was:
"I'll just get my poo's in a pile"

I used to use it - bit DH couldn't stand it as he said it sounded gross. So now I'm back to getting my s*** together. Sigh.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Rosey on February 02, 2008, 10:32:46 AM
I had to have DINK explained to me when I first started reading the Family and Children forum.

Double Income No Kids (working couple without children)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: petal on March 08, 2008, 12:50:16 PM
what does  BFF mean?

i've seen it a few times but i cant figure it out.

ta
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on March 08, 2008, 01:32:06 PM
BFF= Best Friends Forever in textspeak. Or it could mean Boyfriend's Father here on the forum.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: petal on March 08, 2008, 02:21:53 PM
thanks scritzy

its been irking me everytime i see it  ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on March 08, 2008, 08:40:04 PM
BFF= Best Friends Forever in textspeak. Or it could mean Boyfriend's Father here on the forum.

Can also mean Best Female Friend

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: tnpenguinbaby on April 03, 2008, 09:05:19 AM
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The best translation from the profane I have heard was:
"I'll just get my poo's in a pile"

I used to use it - bit DH couldn't stand it as he said it sounded gross. So now I'm back to getting my s*** together. Sigh.

Hee Hee - the one I use is "I need to get my fecal material organized".

I have a question about the little thumbs up and thumbs down icons I see posted to the left of the thread titles.  What do those mean?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: petal on April 18, 2008, 04:33:14 PM
Ive just found another abbreviation that i have no idea about

HR  ?  its in the all in a days work section a fair bit

ta
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rosiecat on April 18, 2008, 04:39:01 PM
HR?  Human Resources?

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on April 18, 2008, 04:55:43 PM
Ive just found another abbreviation that i have no idea about

HR  ?  its in the all in a days work section a fair bit

ta

Human Resources

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: petal on April 18, 2008, 04:58:38 PM
ahhhhh   now that makes sense  ( unlike all the things ive been thinking it might have been)

thanks rosie and dotty  :-*
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Queenbee123 on April 18, 2008, 05:35:47 PM
My absolute favorite is STD for Save The Date!   ;D

It makes me giggle everytime I see it, because it always makes me think of something else entirely... It reminds me of doing Mad Libs when I was a kid!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: TaylorMade on May 15, 2008, 01:41:29 PM
I looked up o_o because I see it being used, but I still don't really 'get it'

According to urbandictionary.com it is to mean:

Confused, stunned, or weirded out.

o_O what do you mean?
o_O what is that?!
o_O Whoa Sweet monkey fritters!

I 'get' most acronyms and smilies but this one just confuses me  ???
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: blue2000 on May 15, 2008, 07:24:17 PM
Raise one of your eyebrows in a "what the??" expression, and look at yourself in the mirror. One of your eyes will be open wide, one will be squinting. The o_O is supposed to look like your eyes.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: NsWife on June 05, 2008, 09:13:13 PM
what does PK mean?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on June 05, 2008, 09:24:55 PM
Preacher's kid

(MK is a missionary's kid, by the way.)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: NsWife on June 06, 2008, 12:18:16 PM
Thank you -- I would NEVER have gotten that.....am Catholic and our preachers don't have kids (or aren't supposed to  ;) )
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mikayla on June 25, 2008, 02:18:33 PM
I think this falls under the category of definitions. 

And it drives me buggy when I can't figure these out on my own  >:D

But why do people write rel@tionship and d@ting with the ampersand like that?

At first I thought it meant a b@d relationship, but I just saw something that sort of nixed that one.

I have a feeling I'm going to feel very stupid when this gets explained.


Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: newbiePA on June 25, 2008, 02:29:44 PM
the board itself does that, to avoid getting inappropriate ads, i think

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rashea on June 25, 2008, 03:03:52 PM
I think this falls under the category of definitions. 

And it drives me buggy when I can't figure these out on my own  >:D

But why do people write rel@tionship and d@ting with the ampersand like that?

At first I thought it meant a b@d rel@tionship, but I just saw something that sort of nixed that one.

I have a feeling I'm going to feel very stupid when this gets explained.




It's the filter. Having those words in gets us some odd ads, so the filter edits them. You'll notice that it happened to your posts too.

We actually have a filter with a sense of humor. I'm often tempted to start a post where I swear as many times as I can, just to find out what all the replacements are. But I rarely swear, and I'm not willing to get in trouble to find out.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mikayla on June 25, 2008, 03:08:41 PM
Heh....no I put them in my posts on purpose to illustr@te :)

But thanks so much - I don't feel stupid because I never, ever would have figured that out.

It does make sense.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on June 26, 2008, 01:06:00 PM
I'm often tempted to start a post where I swear as many times as I can, just to find out what all the replacements are.

I wish you would, so you could send me a key to them.  Not that I want to cuss, but I would like to know what was substituted.

What is Crud Monkeys substituted for, for instance?

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rashea on June 26, 2008, 01:24:01 PM
I'm often tempted to start a post where I swear as many times as I can, just to find out what all the replacements are.

I wish you would, so you could send me a key to them.  Not that I want to cuss, but I would like to know what was substituted.

What is Crud Monkeys substituted for, for instance?



I don't know. I'm not sure how much trouble I would be in for having a thread whose sole purpose would be to swear enough to find out.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on June 26, 2008, 01:28:45 PM
I've figured a lot of them out, but not all of them.  Unfortunately, starting a thread might not be safe, because there are a few that are clearly inappropriate that the filter doesn't catch.  I'd suggest writing a post, then previewing it, without posting it.  It'll show you all the replacements :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: blue2000 on June 26, 2008, 04:14:54 PM
We have a thread for the word filter already. It was loads of fun. ;D

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=863.0
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Ehelldame on June 26, 2008, 04:54:14 PM
there are a few that are clearly inappropriate that the filter doesn't catch. 

Such as?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on June 26, 2008, 04:56:53 PM
I think the long version of "MF" (all one word) isn't caught.  I noticed it in the George Carlin thread the other day.  Nobody actually posted it, we all just tested his "six words you can't say on television" and previewed it.  Any other ones I've seen have been pointed out months ago.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rashea on June 26, 2008, 05:09:13 PM
I've figured a lot of them out, but not all of them.  Unfortunately, starting a thread might not be safe, because there are a few that are clearly inappropriate that the filter doesn't catch.  I'd suggest writing a post, then previewing it, without posting it.  It'll show you all the replacements :)

Thanks, that's a good tip. I find it a little odd that the abbreviated versions are replaced, but some of the long versions aren't.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on June 26, 2008, 05:11:09 PM
I've figured a lot of them out, but not all of them.  Unfortunately, starting a thread might not be safe, because there are a few that are clearly inappropriate that the filter doesn't catch.  I'd suggest writing a post, then previewing it, without posting it.  It'll show you all the replacements :)

Thanks, that's a good tip. I find it a little odd that the abbreviated versions are replaced, but some of the long versions aren't.

I expect it's hard for our unfailingly polite moderators to remember every profanity and obscenity out there :) 
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rashea on June 26, 2008, 05:36:12 PM
I've figured a lot of them out, but not all of them.  Unfortunately, starting a thread might not be safe, because there are a few that are clearly inappropriate that the filter doesn't catch.  I'd suggest writing a post, then previewing it, without posting it.  It'll show you all the replacements :)

Thanks, that's a good tip. I find it a little odd that the abbreviated versions are replaced, but some of the long versions aren't.

I expect it's hard for our unfailingly polite moderators to remember every profanity and obscenity out there :) 

It's more that the text speak abbreviations are filtered, but you can write it out longhand and it's fine.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: petal on June 26, 2008, 07:30:44 PM
there are a few that are clearly inappropriate that the filter doesn't catch. 

Such as?

it was really childish of me   :-[  but i wrote down every rude word i know  and then previewed it to see what the substitutes were

the shortened version of richard came out as the shortened version


2 others i noticed that didnt change were  bol*ocks  and twit with an a.  In the UK  twit with an a is offensive way to describe a female body part.  Not sure if its used in the US  tho.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on June 26, 2008, 10:32:08 PM
In the UK  twit with an a is offensive way to describe a female body part.  Not sure if its used in the US  tho.

It is.  We're all gonna have to get together and come up with as many dirty words as we can to test the filter with :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: petal on June 26, 2008, 11:02:52 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: TaylorMade on October 29, 2008, 12:30:23 AM
I've seen TTO a few times can't figure out what it means?

The definition at urbandictionary made no sense...

Anyone?

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: petal on October 29, 2008, 12:42:48 AM
In the UK  twit with an a is offensive way to describe a female body part.  Not sure if its used in the US  tho.

I used twit with an a to describe a really annoying person. Apparently, it's more acceptable to my mother for me to call someone a twit with an a, than it is to hear me call someone a "Richard Cranium"

really?  my mother would cut my head off if she ever heard me say it and im not too far from 40

its basically calling someone the c  word

 :o
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Corbin on April 14, 2009, 05:31:54 PM
Ok, havent found an answer on here yet, throw me a rope: What are the origins of the term "special snowflake"? I totally get what it means on here, and it has crept into my off-board vocabulary, and I love it. I just wanna know where it started! It remindes me of some creepy, annoying, "you are so wonderful" childrens book.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on April 14, 2009, 05:35:09 PM
Corbin, I don't know the origins, but I expect it has to do with every single snowflake being unique.  I've definitely heard it in other places, outside of ehell.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on April 14, 2009, 05:35:43 PM
Ok, havent found an answer on here yet, throw me a rope: What are the origins of the term "special snowflake"? I totally get what it means on here, and it has crept into my off-board vocabulary, and I love it. I just wanna know where it started! It remindes me of some creepy, annoying, "you are so wonderful" childrens book.

We've been using it for a long time (predating this incarnation of the forum).
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on April 16, 2009, 05:14:23 PM
Ok, havent found an answer on here yet, throw me a rope: What are the origins of the term "special snowflake"? I totally get what it means on here, and it has crept into my off-board vocabulary, and I love it. I just wanna know where it started! It remindes me of some creepy, annoying, "you are so wonderful" childrens book.

We use it to mean a person with a huge sense of entitlement who makes demands for attention or service that are so rude and/or outrageous that among people with senses of entitlement s/he stands out and belongs in a class of his/her own.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: MaggieB on April 16, 2009, 05:37:15 PM
Ok, havent found an answer on here yet, throw me a rope: What are the origins of the term "special snowflake"? I totally get what it means on here, and it has crept into my off-board vocabulary, and I love it. I just wanna know where it started! It remindes me of some creepy, annoying, "you are so wonderful" childrens book.


I thought it originated from a line in Fight Club. 

Quote
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.  You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. 
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 17

Though it's certainly possible that the term was around before Palahniuk used it.

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: L.A. Lady on September 24, 2009, 06:47:42 PM
I keep seeing STBX as a term for a friend or family memeber. What does it mean? I can't figure it out for the life of me.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 24, 2009, 06:53:07 PM
L.A. Lady, I think it's Soon To Be Ex.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: delphinium on October 05, 2009, 02:39:59 PM
What does that little blue symbol mean that looks like a question mark inside a circle?  It's in the column where the "moved" symbol or "sticky topic " symbol would be.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on October 05, 2009, 05:14:25 PM
It's called a post icon-- it was designed initially, I believe, to differentiate posts that had a question or a concern from normal, run of the mill posts. It can only be used if you're the topic starter.

The one that confuses me is IOW. May I please have a clarification as to what this one means?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 05, 2009, 05:16:28 PM
In Other Words, I think.  :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on October 05, 2009, 05:30:14 PM
Thanks Rainha! It's been bugging me for days that I couldn't figure it out! <3
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: delphinium on October 05, 2009, 06:57:52 PM
Oh, thanks.  I just couldn't figure that one out and it didn't appear anywhere.  I can rest easy now! ;)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: O'Dell on October 09, 2009, 09:25:52 AM
What's OH? I mistook it in a thread for "some O word, husband" in a thread.  :-[ My mind keeps trying to make it into "Other Husband" and I'm sure that's not right. ;)

Used in the context of "I and my OH moved into a new apartment". It was a boyfriend. If that helps at all.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: ShadesOfGrey on October 09, 2009, 09:27:50 AM
What's OH? I mistook it in a thread for "some O word, husband" in a thread.  :-[ My mind keeps trying to make it into "Other Husband" and I'm sure that's not right. ;)

Used in the context of "I and my OH moved into a new apartment". It was a boyfriend. If that helps at all.


Other half. :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DannysGirl on October 15, 2009, 10:23:10 PM
I just figured out FTR:
For The Record
Boy, do I feel silly!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Girly on November 10, 2009, 02:35:03 PM
How about FI?

I can't figure that one out... I thought it was like 'future inlaw' but that doesn't make sense because it seems to be talking about a boyfriend, husband, etc.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on November 10, 2009, 03:32:17 PM
Fiance?

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: blue2000 on November 10, 2009, 03:42:32 PM
Future Intended?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on November 10, 2009, 03:52:43 PM
Future Intended?

Ah!  I bet that's it!

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Girly on November 11, 2009, 01:17:12 PM
Future Intended?

Ah!  I bet that's it!



Good one! Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on November 16, 2009, 04:15:48 PM
Ok, so what's this one?  I've been trying to figure it out for a while now.

BK

Best Kid?  Big Kangaroo?  I give up!

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Animala on November 16, 2009, 04:17:20 PM
I don't know that one.  I think there is someone that uses that specifically for their companion.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on November 16, 2009, 04:18:43 PM
I don't know that one.  I think there is someone that uses that specifically for their companion.

It couldn't be that, or it'd say something like, "my boyfriend, BK" or "my fiance, BK".  All it says is BK, so it must be an actual abbreviation.

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Hushabye on November 16, 2009, 04:19:15 PM
I don't know that one.  I think there is someone that uses that specifically for their companion.

As near as I can tell, GirlyJock is the only one who uses it, and it's her way of referring to her fiance.  It probably stands for something specific for them, but it's not a universal one.  Although every time I see it, I start craving a Whopper... :D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: sparksals on November 16, 2009, 10:25:41 PM
I thought BK was Girlyjock's way of referring to her fiance... not a widely used internet abbreviation.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: KaosP on April 16, 2010, 04:12:09 PM
This one isn't in the list...but I assume that "SS" means "Special Snowflake"? I took it to refer to someone with whom you have a "special" relationship, but couldn't quite figure out what the letters stood for!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on April 16, 2010, 04:13:49 PM
This one isn't in the list...but I assume that "SS" means "Special Snowflake"?

Yes. :)

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 20, 2010, 04:55:05 PM
This one isn't in the list...but I assume that "SS" means "Special Snowflake"? I took it to refer to someone with whom you have a "special" rel@tionship, but couldn't quite figure out what the letters stood for!
A "Special Snowflake" is not necessarily someone with whom you have a "special" relationship; It means someone who thinks they are "special."
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on May 28, 2010, 11:33:04 AM
I'm adding this one, because someone just asked me what it meant.  And, I realized that it could be confusing for a new person!

Sometimes, we'll quote something someone above us says and then we'll write "This" as our comment.

The "this" isn't an abbreviation for anything; it's truly the word "this."  Or, in other words, POD*. :)



* For the definition of POD, see the original post in this thread.

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: KaosP on June 02, 2010, 11:26:37 AM
Just saw this one today...GCF?? The context was "we ignore GCF posts"...it sounded like a "good-bye cruel world, you're just too mean to me" post.

Wait...Good-bye Cruel Forum maybe?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Hushabye on June 02, 2010, 11:29:32 AM
Yep, "Good-bye, Cruel Forum."
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Little Jo on July 01, 2010, 02:38:32 PM
Thanks for the S S Definition I was thinking something associated with World War II and was  :o

I can be so silly!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: PurpleFrog on July 19, 2010, 10:21:22 AM
I've seen the 'coke rule' mentioned but can't fin a definition. Although I'm not sure I'd its specific to one poster.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on July 19, 2010, 10:24:00 AM
The Coke Rule was created by Scritzy, so we tend to call it "Scritzy's Coke Rule."  It goes as follows:

1.      If a post annoys me, count to ten before replying.
2.      If a post angers me, count to a hundred.
3.      If a post infuriates me, shut down the computer and drink Coke.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: PurpleFrog on July 19, 2010, 10:38:28 AM
Thanks KeenReader. I'm doing well breaking a 2ltr a day coke habit, may I have OJ instead?   ;)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on July 19, 2010, 10:42:48 AM
How about herbal tea? :D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: PurpleFrog on July 19, 2010, 10:54:35 AM
Deal.  :D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on July 19, 2010, 12:47:31 PM
Beverage of choice is fine. ;)

But for me, Coke will always rule! ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on July 19, 2010, 01:20:31 PM
I'm a Pepper.  He's a Pepper.  She's a Pepper.  We're a Pepper.  Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too? ;)

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on July 19, 2010, 01:27:49 PM
I'm a Pepper.  He's a Pepper.  She's a Pepper.  We're a Pepper.  Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too? ;)



Dr Pepper is a good substitute when I can't get hold of a Coke. ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: PurpleFrog on July 19, 2010, 01:40:10 PM
Mmmmmm Dr Pepper. Even better is dandlion and burdock. Do you even have that in the states? Your missing out if you don't.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on July 19, 2010, 05:02:15 PM
Beverage of choice is fine. ;)

But for me, Coke will always rule! ;D

Me too...as long as it's diet and doesn't contain lime.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: delphinium on August 02, 2010, 06:57:21 PM
What does PDA mean?  I didn't find it on this list.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Amava on August 02, 2010, 07:04:39 PM
Public Display of Affection.
(when people get too smoochie with each other in public)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: jayhawk on September 03, 2010, 03:41:24 PM
Could someone please explain the etymology of 'bacon-fed knave.'
Many thanks,
Jayhawk
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: MDefarge on September 03, 2010, 03:44:50 PM
bacon fed knave is what shows up in place of an objectionable word - I'm actually not sure which one it replaces though.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Lisbeth on September 03, 2010, 04:58:12 PM
bacon fed knave is what shows up in place of an objectionable word - I'm actually not sure which one it replaces though.

It replaces a 3 letter word that starts with a and ends with s.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: MsOverThinker on September 30, 2010, 09:56:33 AM
Ok, I understand from context that LW usually means the OP (original poster).  But what does it stand for?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: blue2000 on September 30, 2010, 10:08:53 AM
It is usually used as Letter Writer - someone who has written in to Ehell or Dear Abby and we are discussing their letter.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on September 30, 2010, 10:19:16 AM
Letter writer. It's usually used when quoting Dear Abby or Ask Amy.

Edited to add: blue2000 beat me to it. Great minds. ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Delia DeLyons on September 30, 2010, 01:48:41 PM
Ahhh... I always thought LW meant "Leading Woman"... and it still makes sense to me, so I'll probably still think that, LOL
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: sugar pie on May 20, 2011, 09:37:31 PM
I'm sorry to ask, but I've been scratching my head over this one and couldn't find it after searching around the forum.

PPs?  :(
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: blue2000 on May 20, 2011, 09:38:34 PM
Previous posters, maybe?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scritzy on May 20, 2011, 09:42:23 PM
Previous Post or Previous Poster, I'm thinking.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: sugar pie on May 20, 2011, 09:43:52 PM
Thank you kindly. *tips hat*
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Bellantara on May 20, 2011, 10:07:49 PM
Ok, I understand from context that LW usually means the OP (original poster).  But what does it stand for?

Letter Writer.  :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Etta Kett on July 20, 2011, 06:23:43 PM
Unless it's going to be banned, can we just stop discussing pod and let people use it as they please (or not)?

Thank you Chivewarrior.  I personally love POD, and think it is cool that "our" board has its own term.  Its really not too hard to figure out its meaining if people are on the board for even a short length of time, and don't think that such an innocuous term should be banned.

POD is not native to this board. It means "Post of the Day."
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Animala on July 20, 2011, 08:41:03 PM
Here pod means like-minded as in peas in a pod.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: CrayonOutlines on July 20, 2011, 09:59:14 PM
Here pod means like-minded as in peas in a pod.

Yep. And it is native to this board -- a former poster coined it when this forum was on Delphooey.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on July 20, 2011, 10:05:23 PM
Think of it as convergent evolution ;D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Scuba_Dog on July 20, 2011, 10:12:13 PM
Here pod means like-minded as in peas in a pod.

Yep. And it is native to this board -- a former poster coined it when this forum was on Delphooey.

I thought the term migrated over to the EHell forum from the iow forum.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Etta Kett on July 21, 2011, 10:49:19 AM
Here pod means like-minded as in peas in a pod.
Weird. Do you have a source for that? It's an unusual etymology.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on July 21, 2011, 10:54:46 AM
Here pod means like-minded as in peas in a pod.
Weird. Do you have a source for that? It's an unusual etymology.

It originated here - at EHell.  There's no "formal" etimology of it.  It's a term that we coined on this site for "like minded as in peas in a pod/I agree."  It's really that simple!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: KimberlyRose on July 21, 2011, 01:04:39 PM
Here pod means like-minded as in peas in a pod.
Weird. Do you have a source for that? It's an unusual etymology.

Oral tradition, or the electronic version thereof.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: aventurine on July 21, 2011, 02:34:08 PM
I think the confusion comes in because people use it in all caps like it's an acronym.  As I understand it (it predates my time on Ehell) it's not.  It's just a shortening of the phrase "peas in a pod."  The acronym for that, I guess, would be PIAP, which is just unsightly.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Etta Kett on July 21, 2011, 02:52:31 PM
I apologise for inquiring of the source of the term. I wasn't aware that it was rude. I just found it unusual and odd that a term that meant something different everywhere else on the 'net was used here in the same way (kind of) but meant something totally different, and would have enjoyed reading about how it came about.

I don't want to be asking the wrong questions. I have been on many fora and have never in all those years gotten an admin notice. I am embarrassed and ashamed. Forgive me please, I never meant to cause harm.

I think I'll just slip off now.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: frogonmytoe on July 21, 2011, 03:02:17 PM
You got a notice for asking that question? Well, I think that's quite over the top, I didn't see your post as rude at all, only curious.

But then, I'm an etiquette rebel at times and probably would/should be shunned from here if they knew the full truth :P  (I still like some of the advice on here, particularly the "lessons" in the etiquette school)  Don't slink off, come hang out!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on July 21, 2011, 03:06:09 PM
would have enjoyed reading about how it came about.

I think that's the problem!  I'm not sure many of us even remember how it DID come about! :D  It's just been here for years.  I remember that it originated back on the previous forum site, but I can't remember what poster it was that coined it (do any of the rest of you?)  It's just kind of one of those "EHell traditions." :)

Edited because "traditions" has 2 "i"s in it!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: aventurine on July 21, 2011, 03:12:38 PM
I apologise for inquiring of the source of the term. I wasn't aware that it was rude. I just found it unusual and odd that a term that meant something different everywhere else on the 'net was used here in the same way (kind of) but meant something totally different, and would have enjoyed reading about how it came about.

I don't want to be asking the wrong questions. I have been on many fora and have never in all those years gotten an admin notice. I am embarrassed and ashamed. Forgive me please, I never meant to cause harm.

I think I'll just slip off now.

Seriously?  No harm, no foul!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: cass2591 on July 21, 2011, 03:24:07 PM
I can tell you exactly how the term "pod" came to be what it is. It all started when ehell was on Delphooey, and they had the chat feature. One day some members were chatting online and someone mentioned that "pod" should replace the term "word" because it looked the same in type when reversed, or mirror image, or something like that. I wasn't in the chat room, I just remember reading how it came about.

It's just something that caught on.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: DottyG on July 21, 2011, 03:43:56 PM
I can tell you exactly how the term "pod" came to be what it is. It all started when ehell was on Delphooey, and they had the chat feature. One day some members were chatting online and someone mentioned that "pod" should replace the term "word" because it looked the same in type when reversed, or mirror image, or something like that. I wasn't in the chat room, I just remember reading how it came about.

It's just something that caught on.

Ok I guess I didn't know exactly how it came about after all! :D  That's interesting!

Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mikayla on October 30, 2012, 12:34:50 PM
Can someone tell me what JADE is?  I've seen it popping up recently and I can't figure it out on my own.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Knitterly on October 30, 2012, 12:44:02 PM
Can someone tell me what JADE is?  I've seen it popping up recently and I can't figure it out on my own.

Justify Argue Defend Explain.  :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Midnight Kitty on October 30, 2012, 12:48:30 PM
Can someone tell me what JADE is?  I've seen it popping up recently and I can't figure it out on my own.

Justify Argue Defend Explain.  :)
I'll have to remember that gem. >:D
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: SiotehCat on October 30, 2012, 01:21:00 PM
I have also seen people use "Jade" a lot.

I have to wonder though. How much of these abbreviations can we use before it becomes text speak.

I don't understand why "Jade" is necessary. Why not just say the actual words?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Hillia on October 30, 2012, 02:10:28 PM
I have also seen people use "Jade" a lot.

I have to wonder though. How much of these abbreviations can we use before it becomes text speak.

I don't understand why "Jade" is necessary. Why not just say the actual words?

Because it's only 4 letters as opposed to 25, and the webz is all about acronyms (as are many non-electronic forms of communication).
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: SiotehCat on October 30, 2012, 02:18:52 PM
I have also seen people use "Jade" a lot.

I have to wonder though. How much of these abbreviations can we use before it becomes text speak.

I don't understand why "Jade" is necessary. Why not just say the actual words?

Because it's only 4 letters as opposed to 25, and the webz is all about acronyms (as are many non-electronic forms of communication).

Sure, but I thought that web speak was frowned upon here. I was just wondering at what point it becomes that. I know that some abbreviations are expected, like MIL/FIL/DH, those types.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Hillia on October 30, 2012, 02:22:26 PM
I think that text speak is frowned upon (u cn rly confuse ppl with it) but standard abbreviations are not (LOL, ROFL, TMI, etc).
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: SiotehCat on October 30, 2012, 02:32:07 PM
I think that text speak is frowned upon (u cn rly confuse ppl with it) but standard abbreviations are not (LOL, ROFL, TMI, etc).

I thought that LOL and ROFL were amongst the ones that were frowned upon. I don't see them used much here.

Also, using "JADE" seems unnecessarily confusing. The word "jade" is a real word and already means something.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: squeakers on October 30, 2012, 05:28:36 PM
To avoid confusion I try to write out any shorthand words the first time I use them in a post or thread but then just use the shorthand thereafter.  Saves me time and the website and viewers bandwidth.

"No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message, but a significant number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced." We need to think of the electrons!  8)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Bijou on October 30, 2013, 05:15:03 AM
What does the term 'cut direct' mean?  There is a thread in Life in General regarding what this term means.  I'm  not sure either, and there are some ideas about it coming up, but I just wonder if admin or the mods have a definitive answer for my own information.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: squeakers on October 30, 2013, 07:28:04 AM
What does the term 'cut direct' mean?  There is a thread in Life in General regarding what this term means.  I'm  not sure either, and there are some ideas about it coming up, but I just wonder if admin or the mods have a definitive answer for my own information.
Thanks.

This thread gives examples and meanings: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=129543.0
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Catananche on October 31, 2013, 06:52:22 AM
Can you (general you) please take pity on the international members of this forum by writing out the abbreviation you are using once? Some of the abbreviations used can mean different things: DN can be dear niece, dear nephew, dear neighbour. DSS can be dear stepson, stepsister, special snowflake. DD can be dear daughter, dear dog. It took me forever to figure out some of them.

My ideal post would look like this: Here's my story about Dear Niece (DN). Followed by the story.

Even harder to decipher are the personalized abbreviations. When the search function was working it was doable to hunt down who was being referred to in the post. It's now pretty hard to find the first post where a certain abbreviation is used and explained.
It's hard as a newcomer to wade into a community that has been going for so long, it's even harder to start feeling at home if the people around you are using terms/abbreviations you have no idea what they could mean.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Black Delphinium on February 24, 2014, 10:30:27 AM
It was brought up in another thread that state abbreviations can be rough for non-Americans, so here is a web site that lists them all-http://www.50states.com/abbreviations.htm#.UwtzBIVnjW4
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mikayla on April 08, 2014, 11:08:30 AM
I know I'll feel like an idiot, but what is FOO?

I googled it and what popped up is a programming term.

I can't figure out what it stands for!
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Psychopoesie on April 08, 2014, 11:09:47 AM
I know I'll feel like an idiot, but what is FOO?

I googled it and what popped up is a programming term.

I can't figure out what it stands for!

Family of origin, I think.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: AngelicGamer on June 27, 2015, 04:22:43 AM
I know I'll feel like an idiot, but what is FOO?

I googled it and what popped up is a programming term.

I can't figure out what it stands for!

Family of origin, I think.

That's what it comes out to in my head too.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mustard on June 30, 2016, 05:44:05 PM
I've got stuck in a loop reading a post where 'my DSS married my DSBIL'.  Could someone translate that, please?

My Darling Step Son married my Darling Son's Brother In Law?  :-\  :-\  :-\  :o  :o  :o
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: FauxFoodist on June 30, 2016, 09:20:45 PM
I've got stuck in a loop reading a post where 'my DSS married my DSBIL'.  Could someone translate that, please?

My Darling Step Son married my Darling Son's Brother In Law?  :-\  :-\  :-\  :o  :o  :o

Perhaps, it means my dear stepsister married my dear stepbrother-in-law.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Nikko-chan on June 30, 2016, 11:54:48 PM
I've got stuck in a loop reading a post where 'my DSS married my DSBIL'.  Could someone translate that, please?

My Darling Step Son married my Darling Son's Brother In Law?  :-\  :-\  :-\  :o  :o  :o

Perhaps, it means my dear stepsister married my dear stepbrother-in-law.

^this. I was thrown too, Mustard. It took me a minute to figure it out.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Mustard on July 01, 2016, 10:48:37 AM
Thanks!  I finally figured it out while I was in the shower.  I seem to do my best thinking while in the shower...
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: vintagegal on July 17, 2016, 06:50:45 AM
OK, got a new one - reading a recent post about a couple getting married and came across the term p0ly. Written out like that. Looked it up on Google and unless they are polygamous (didn't sound that way from the thread) - ?????
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rose red on July 17, 2016, 08:18:13 AM
OK, got a new one - reading a recent post about a couple getting married and came across the term p0ly. Written out like that. Looked it up on Google and unless they are polygamous (didn't sound that way from the thread) - ?????

What thread was it? Maybe the context can help us figure it out :)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: iridaceae on July 17, 2016, 08:31:53 AM
Probably polyam0ry, not polygamy.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: vintagegal on July 17, 2016, 01:54:10 PM
OK, got a new one - reading a recent post about a couple getting married and came across the term p0ly. Written out like that. Looked it up on Google and unless they are polygamous (didn't sound that way from the thread) - ?????

What thread was it? Maybe the context can help us figure it out :)

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=141198.0
Still not sure why it is spelled that way, or how it was relevant to the topic.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: rose red on July 17, 2016, 03:57:37 PM
OK, got a new one - reading a recent post about a couple getting married and came across the term p0ly. Written out like that. Looked it up on Google and unless they are polygamous (didn't sound that way from the thread) - ?????

What thread was it? Maybe the context can help us figure it out :)

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=141198.0
Still not sure why it is spelled that way, or how it was relevant to the topic.

Yes, that means polygamous. If you read Celany's previous posts, that's an important topic for her. I don't know why it's written that way. Perhaps a typo or she thought it wouldn't get past the filters.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: AngelicGamer on July 17, 2016, 04:20:26 PM
OK, got a new one - reading a recent post about a couple getting married and came across the term p0ly. Written out like that. Looked it up on Google and unless they are polygamous (didn't sound that way from the thread) - ?????

What thread was it? Maybe the context can help us figure it out :)

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=141198.0
Still not sure why it is spelled that way, or how it was relevant to the topic.

Yes, that means polygamous. If you read Celany's previous posts, that's an important topic for her. I don't know why it's written that way. Perhaps a typo or she thought it wouldn't get past the filters.

Or she wrote it so we wouldn't be getting interesting ads.  :)  Celany's a really nice poster, from what I've read of her posts, so she might be trying to help the forum.  Kind of in the same way that relationship gets filtered the way it does.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Hillia on July 17, 2016, 04:31:21 PM
Right, it's to prevent unwanted ads.  Same reason people use "rel@tionship" and "p0rn".  The filters will allow those words, but they'll cause ads related to those topics to pop up.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: iridaceae on July 18, 2016, 01:25:47 AM
No, it's for pOlyam0rous, not polygamous. They are different.
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: oogyda on October 09, 2016, 10:01:01 AM
In the last little while, I've bee seeing
TL;DR
I'm thinking it might mean something like "Too long; Didn't/Don't Read."  It's used prior to a short summary and specific question.
Is that what it means?
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: Psychopoesie on October 09, 2016, 11:16:02 AM
In the last little while, I've bee seeing
TL;DR
I'm thinking it might mean something like "Too long; Didn't/Don't Read."  It's used prior to a short summary and specific question.
Is that what it means?

Yes. I first saw it on Reddit.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TL;DR (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TL;DR)
Title: Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
Post by: pattycake on October 09, 2016, 11:22:43 AM
In the last little while, I've bee seeing
TL;DR
I'm thinking it might mean something like "Too long; Didn't/Don't Read."  It's used prior to a short summary and specific question.
Is that what it means?

Yes. Sometimes posters add that so people can skip the minute details. Sometimes readers add that to say it was too long, they didn't read it (then add what they think anyway!)