Subject: Abbreviations
Date: Sun Dec 24 1995 04:16:95 EST
From: David Louis Harter — Moderator — Intelec Technical Conference
Newsgroups: news.newusers.questions

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Date: Sun, 12-24-95 (04:16)         Number: 1311    Refer: 0
  To: HENRY OLIVER
From: DAVID LOUIS HARTER
Subj: ABBREVIATIONS
Conf: I-TECHNICAL (461)             Read: No        Status: Public

HO> I am just starting out in the conferences and have noticed that I am
HO> missing a vital document to understand messages that are left.

HENRY: Allow me to officially welcome you to the Intelec Technical Conference. Here is a small list of acronyms which should satisfy your quest for a time:
ABBREV Explanation
B4N Bye for Now
BAD Broken as Designed
BBS Bulletin Board System
BRB Be right back
BBR Burnt Beyond Repair
BRS Big Red Switch
BTA But then Again (in response to IOW)
BTW By the way
BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
CIS Compuserve Information System
CU See you
CUL8R See you later
DL or D/L Download, transmit to you
DTRT Do The Right Thing
DWIMC Do What I Mean, Correctly
ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym
FISH First In, Still Here
FOAF Friend of A Friend
FUBAR "Fixed" up beyond all recognition
FURTB Full up ready to burst (about hard disk drives!)
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information
GDW Grin, Duck and Weave
GFR Grim File Reaper (pervasive data destroyer)
GIGO Garbage in, Garbage Out
GIGO Garbage In, Gospel Out
  (people accepting blindly what the computer says)
GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
GR&D Grinning, running, and ducking
IAE In any event
IMAO In My Arrogant Opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IOW In other words
IWBNI If would Be Nice If
IYFEG Insert Your Favourite Ethnic Group
MLA Multiple Letter Acronym
MOTAS Member of the Appropriate Sex
MOTOS Member of the Opposite Sex
MOTSS Member of the Same Sex
NSS No S..., Shylock
OIC Oh, I see
OTOH On the other hand
PITA Pain in the ...
PLOKTA Press Lots of keys to abort
POSSLQ Person of Opposite Sex sharing living quarters
PMFBI Pardon Me for butting in
ROF,L Rolling on floor, laughing
RPG Role Playing Games
RSN Real soon now
SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SMOP Small Matter of Programming
SNAFU Situation normal, all "fixed" up
SO Significant Other
SWMBO She who must be obeyed
TAFN Thats all for Now
TDM Too Damn Many
TGIF Thank God Its Friday
TIA Thanks in advance
TLA Three Letter Acronym (now surpassed by MLA)
TTL4N Thats the lot for now
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
UL or U/L Upload, send to the BBS
WIMP Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointing
  (to describe Windows & other similar interfaces)
WOFTAM Waste of Flaming time and money
WYGIWYPF What you get is what you pay for
WYSBYGI What you see before you get it
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym
I have purposely omitted the classically obtuse and obscene; otherwise, this is a fairly usable list. David Louis Harter — Moderator — Intelec Technical Conference --- * OLXWin 1.00b * If I close my eyes forever will it all remain the same? * 1st 2.00 #8474 * Anything free is worth what you pay for it. * JNet 1.201 * Intelec — Info Exchange BBS — Red Bluff, Ca. — 916-528-1925


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