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Offline Patrick

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Forum Acronyms
« on: December 03, 2007, 03:06:38 PM »
This is a list of some common acronyms used on the forum.  Please add more as you see fit.

OMG = Oh My God
OMFF = Oh My Freakin Fruitloop (our silly substitution for something worse) Smiley
LMAO = Laughing My Butt (substitute the stronger A word) Off
BTW = By The Way
K&K - karma and koolaid

POV - Point Of View
WIP - Work In Progress
PB - the Princess Bride
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IDK - I Don't Know
MS - Manuscript
MSS - Manuscripts
MC - Main Character
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing


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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 03:51:39 PM »
then there is the shorthand:

full cold - a full MS requested before a partial MS
full on a partial - a full MS requested after a partial has been read


...there are others, though - can't remember them.
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 10:00:38 PM »
ROFLMAO -- rolling on the floor laughing etc. for if it was a really funny one

WTF... What the... I'm sure I don't have to explain that one.  ;D

TTFN -- haven't seen this around here but pretty common on the internet Ta Ta for now

BRB -- Be right back again common on the internet so one might run into it

I suppose one should mention SASE but I should think everyone knows it. (self-addressed stamped envelope in case anyone doesn't)

Can't think of anything else.
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 12:15:55 PM »
FWIW = For what it's worth
IMO = In my opinion
IMHO = In my humble opinion (used rarely!)
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 12:27:57 PM »
With their military backgrounds, I'm sure Lee & Patrick are quite familiar with these:

SNAFU: Situation Normal: All F***ed Up.

FUBAR: F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition.
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 05:59:35 PM »
Hi,

Having these abbreviations is very helpful.

K&K

Karma and K00laid to you   :koolaid:

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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 08:17:46 PM »
Thanks for this, Patrick! There's been several times I've needed this list!  :)

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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 06:17:18 PM »
Thanks! What does the Koolaid stand for (apart from the Koolaid guy/cartoon)?

Same with Princess Bride (apart from the book)?


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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 10:18:11 PM »
ETA is edited to add.  Just learned that on a thread today, and thought it would be good to add to this list.  Wish I'd come across this thread when I first joined.  It took me a little bit to understand what people were meaning.
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 01:33:12 PM »
I've seen LBL a lot, but I don't know what it means.  :(
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 01:59:13 PM »
DLTDHYITAOTWO - Don't let the door hit you in the @ss on the way out...

TTYL - Talk to you later

And the koolaid is a reference to the "they must all be drinking the koolaid" idea of ideaology and brain washing...
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2014, 02:50:48 PM »
LBL is "Line by line" -- detailed critiques that look at every sentence.

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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 02:54:44 PM »
Thank you!  ;D Karma!
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 04:39:52 PM »
SMH - Shake my head
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Re: Forum Acronyms
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 04:43:42 PM »
TWIT   that's what I think....sounds funnier than IMO 
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