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GIYF - google is your friend. or unfriendly use is google it you FOOL

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aol= American online or America online don't remember

g2g=got to go

bbl=be back later

pple=people

idk=i don't know

ttyl=talk to you later

ywu=yo whats up

fnpp=for no particular purpose

lshig2d=laughing so hard im going to die

idc= i don't care

idk/c= i don't know or care

html=hypertext makeup language

basic= beginners all purpose symbolic instruction code

Qbasic= a gui (seen below) version of basic

gui= graphic user interface

mdy= Monday

tudy= Tuesday

wdy= Wednesday

thdy= Thursday

fdy= Friday

sady= Saturday

sudy= Sunday

th= thousand

m=million

b=billion

t=trillion

^=to the power of

wtvo=what is the value of

sf=solve for

GC= Google chrome

EE= internet explorer

FF/MFF or=firefox/Mozilla firefox

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OP (from the forum posting etiquette thread) - is this Opening Paragraph?

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OP (from the forum posting etiquette thread) - is this Opening Paragraph?

It's Opening Post or Opening Poster, typically.

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urbandictionary.com is priceless for looking up stuff like this.

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urbandictionary.com is priceless for looking up stuff like this.

 

 

Cmon you take all the fun from it!!!

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I have refered to insane_alien as IA, but that one really isn't official.

trust me this got me confused the first time i saw it. In my mind, IA referred to Internal Assement -back then when i was stuffed with IB IAs:] but when am on sfn .....

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Acroynms I have seen and deem to be common.

 

 

FML - F**k my life

KMN - Kill me now

BYOB - Bring your own beer

EOD - End of day

MO - Modus Operendi

VIP - Very important Person

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Hi Carol,

 

I noticed you've submitted CYA as "see ya/you/." I also know it to mean "Cover Your Ass", as in getting a signature on a document to prove that your action is authorized. So the jargon between business colleagues who might suspect that some office intrigue is brewing is, "Don't just take their word for it, make sure and get your CYA." I believe this acronym started at IBM.

 

Joebloakes

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am - ante meridiem (before midday)

HR - Human resources

Q&A - Question and Answer

ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

SAD - Seasonal affective disorder

pm - post meridiem (after midday)

MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction

ME - Myalgic encephalomyelitis

PTSD - Post-traumatic stress disorder

R&R - Rest and Recuperation

Q.E.D. - quod erat demonstrandum (which is what had to be proven)

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COMPUTER - Commonly Operated Machine Practically Used for Technology, Education and Research

 

Mouse - Manually Operated Utility Use for Selecting Equipments

 

Virus - Valuable Information Resources Under Seize

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WBAGNFARB = Would be a good name for a rock band. We got a lot of use out of this on another forum I used to frequent.
Example, someone mentions "Occam's razor." Occam's razor WBAGNFARB. This could be used for so many terms of physics and astronomy...

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COMPUTER - Commonly Operated Machine Practically Used for Technology, Education and Research

 

Mouse - Manually Operated Utility Use for Selecting Equipments

 

Virus - Valuable Information Resources Under Seize

 

These are examples of "backronyms".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym

 

I guess they are intended to be humorous. They are obviously not the origins of the words.

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ASAP - As Soon As Possible

ASAFP - As Soon As Fizzically Possible

ASAFPP - As Soon As Fizzically Possible Please.

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These are examples of "backronyms".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym

 

I guess they are intended to be humorous. They are obviously not the origins of the words.

 

Not always humorous or even intended to be. I knew a Ghanaian once and Backronyms were almost cultural - every politician, country, sin, virtue he could list of the Backronym. He was especially proud of those that worked in both English (which he spoke beautifully) and his mother tongue the name of which I have forgotten. God Has Appointed Nakruma Already - is claimed by many to be the root of the country's name; by others as a backronym

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Not always humorous or even intended to be. I knew a Ghanaian once and Backronyms were almost cultural - every politician, country, sin, virtue he could list of the Backronym. He was especially proud of those that worked in both English (which he spoke beautifully) and his mother tongue the name of which I have forgotten. God Has Appointed Nakruma Already - is claimed by many to be the root of the country's name; by others as a backronym

 

 

Interesting: kind of the folk etymology equivalent of numerology...

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Interesting: kind of the folk etymology equivalent of numerology...

 

I hadn't thought of it like that - but yes; most definitely. A modern kabala

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I'll offer one I learned when I used to do tech support for a large national ISP.



"PBK"



this means that the problem the client called us about was not really one with his service, or his pc. But rather, was due to his own mistakes or ignorance on the issue. IOW: operator error.


I PBK stands for "problem behind keyboard." we would actually use this acro on our log books.



LOL


Edited by Velocity_Boy

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EBKAC - Error Between Keyboard and Chair. A variant of PBK

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I thought OP stands for Original Post.

 

Perhaps we can also add OMG for Oh My God which I did not see in the list.

 

A Summary : 50 Popular Internet & Texting Acronyms.

List of Internet Acronyms

 

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And for Texting and WhatsApp : 50 Popular
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