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Old 10-27-15, 07:10 PM
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Abbreviations... What The Hell You Talkin Bout

I understand a fair number of abbreviations. But there are some that I don't get. For the sake of my reading experience, please enlighten me on the ones you know/use. And I guess to keep it interesting, which ones don't you know and have seen online?

Ones I need to know:

potd
fwiw
ymmv
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POTD = Post Of The Day
FWIW = For What Its Worth
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
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lmgtfy. let me google that for you.

Acronyms are often obscure. But both Firefox and Internet Explorer let you highlight a word, right click, and select "search". It almost always works.

I'm getting used to this. I was reading a paperback book recently, and kept wanting to highlight stuff and do a quick search lookup. Doesn't work with paper, though.

Ha, the https://lmgtfy.com/ site is down. Now, it's back up.

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Originally Posted by OnyxTiger View Post
I understand a fair number of abbreviations. But there are some that I don't get. For the sake of my reading experience, please enlighten me on the ones you know/use. And I guess to keep it interesting, which ones don't you know and have seen online?

Ones I need to know:

potd
fwiw
ymmv
Those are just common internet abbreviations. You can do a google search for those.

Here's a list to cycling abbreviations, terms, etc. That's not a new thread, so it's possible a link or two might not work ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...a-newbies.html
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Acronyms are initialisms that you pronounce as words, such as radar, scuba, and NATO. /pedant
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FUBAR = "Fowled" Up Beyond All Recognition
DFO = Done "or Dude" Fell Over
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IMO = In my opinion
IIRC = If I remember/recall correctly are a couple of common ones here
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All those abbreviations are the latest sign of DOWC (the decline of western civilization).
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TLA = three letter acronym
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acronyms are initialisms that you pronounce as words, such as radar, scuba, and nato. /pedant
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot can be said with a sailors flag alphabet https://www.kronbergsflagsandflagpole...phabet_LRG.gif

NB the Bravo flag is flown where there is fuel loading , or other flammable instances, as a Warning .
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
****
wat?

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Bohica
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Bb
bottom-bracket?

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til
wat?
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Originally Posted by OnyxTiger View Post
wat?



wat?



bottom-bracket?



wat?
As someone noted, you can look these things up for yourself. For example, Google "****" and you will learn that it means "in before the lock."
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As someone noted, you can look these things up for yourself. For example, Google "****" and you will learn that it means "in before the lock."
Here is a website you can lookup the acronyms: Acronyms and Abbreviations
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BTW

I coach teenagers and one boy would often say BTW. Said it was short for "by the way". I had to inform him that saying bee-tee-dub-bul-you is five syllables. "By the way" is three syllables. So "BTW" is actually long for "by the way". I'm a mean coach.
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This thread.... LOL!
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This thread.... LOL!
I see what you did there
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