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Old 05.01.2012, 01:04
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Re: Abbreviations used in the English Forum.

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Is this meant to be EF-specific abbreviations??

If not you'd need to post all TLAs (and more). e.g.

e.g. - for example
IIRC - if I recall correctly
AFAIK - as far as I know
IANAL - I am not a lawyer

etc. etc.

as IMO, IMHO etc. are "standard" ones used in other forums and IRL*. Do we get to vote on these?

*IRL - in real life
I still prefer to write 'I am not a lawyer' because reading IANAL makes me giggles*
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Re: Abbreviations used in the English Forum.

ROT = really off topic

bring it back!
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Re: Abbreviations used in the English Forum.

What does ONO stand for, like "this item is CHF40 ONO" ?
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What does ONO stand for, like "this item is CHF40 ONO" ?
Or nearest offer.

Two more 'EF-specific' words to add to the list: 'rep' and 'blobbies'.

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Additional ones:
UM = Uncle Max
DB = Dougal's Breakfast
MN = Mathnut
GG = GrumpyGrapefruit


you forgot me and NPH


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you forgot me and NPH


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. cool
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One that got me asking was OH and there is a forum member (dont remember who) that uses SOH

OH= other half
SOH= swiss other half
I prefer MG's SIL
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you forgot me and NPH


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And LIB....how could anyone forget LIB
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. cool

'lol'


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Old 05.01.2012, 16:43
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Re: Abbreviations used in the English Forum.

MIL is also widely used by some members.
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Old 05.01.2012, 18:39
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MIL is also widely used by some members.

Can you please also put the meanings? this thread is about that exactly
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Can you please also put the meanings? this thread is about that exactly
SIL- Sister In Law
MIL- Mother In Law
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SIL- Sister In Law
MIL- Mother In Law
MG's SIL = MacGregor's Son In Law
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MG's SIL = MacGregor's Son In Law
Oops, apologies . I stand corrected.
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Oops, apologies . I stand corrected.
So good coconut asked
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Can you please also put the meanings? this thread is about that exactly


NPH = Neil Patrick Harris


click here for the wiki link and click here for a funny pictures/video thread.

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Old 06.01.2012, 09:51
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Re: Abbreviations used in the English Forum.

Please add the 'translation' to the serious suggestions so that I know which are which! And I don't mean 'serious' to you, I mean serious in my critical eyes!
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Re: Abbreviations used in the English Forum.

Ok, not really on topic but I just found this on the net: the abbreviation eye test
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Re: Abbreviations used in the English Forum.

HTFU and STFU are used as well here, to avoid obvious vulgarisms..



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