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Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2007, 04:41:25 PM »
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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!  ???

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« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2007, 06:06:54 PM »
So Outa Luck? that's what I've always taken it for, anyway.
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« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2007, 06:10:30 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)
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« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2007, 07:10:33 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!


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« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2007, 08:51:44 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
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« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2007, 04:29:37 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.

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« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2008, 11:32:46 AM »
I had to have DINK explained to me when I first started reading the Family and Children forum.

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« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2008, 01:50:16 PM »
what does  BFF mean?

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

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« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2008, 02:32:06 PM »
BFF= Best Friends Forever in textspeak. Or it could mean Boyfriend's Father here on the forum.
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« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2008, 03:21:53 PM »
thanks scritzy

its been irking me everytime i see it  ;D

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« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2008, 09:40:04 PM »
BFF= Best Friends Forever in textspeak. Or it could mean Boyfriend's Father here on the forum.

Can also mean Best Female Friend


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« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2008, 10:05:19 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?




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Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2008, 05:33:14 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

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Re: Abbreviations/Definitions
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2008, 05:39:01 PM »
HR?  Human Resources?


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« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2008, 05:55:43 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

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Human Resources