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    WTFIT??? The acronym thread.

    I thought it might be nice for people to have a place to come to to look up various acronyms they find around the forum. Yes, Google is there to help, but there are also TS-specific acronyms that could be harder to find.

    So, whenever you come across/think of/use an acronym, pop over here and post it, whether you know what it means or not, and we can add it to the list, which I'll update in alphabetical order as more come in.


    *<>
    *g*/<g> - Grinning.
    *G*/<G> or *bg*/<bg> - Big grin.
    *vbg*/<vbg> - Very big grin.
    <g,d&r> - grinning, ducking and running

    A
    AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned.
    AFAIK - As far as I know.
    AFK - Away from keyboard.
    AKA - Also known as.
    Amirite - Am I right?
    ASAHP - As soon as humanly possible.
    ASAP - As soon as possible.
    ATM - At the moment.

    B
    BRB - Be right back.
    BTDT - Been there; done that.
    BTW - By the way.
    BIAB - Back in a bit
    BBL - Be back later

    C
    CB - Community building(s).
    CS - Customer support/services.

    D
    Devs - Developers (township game makers).
    DL - Download

    E
    ETA - Edit(ed) to add.
    EOM - End of message

    F
    FB - Facebook.
    FIGJAM - F...rick I'm good, just ask me.
    FWIW - For what it's worth.
    FYI - For your information.
    FTW - For the win
    FTFY - Fixed that for you

    G
    GL - Graylady (forum user).
    GLB - Global Leader Board

    H
    HoL - House of Luck.
    HP - Hot products.
    HW - Hardware.
    HTH - Hope this helps

    I
    IIRC - If I recall correctly.
    IKR - I know, right?
    IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion.
    IMO - In my opinion.
    IRL - In real life.
    IOW - In Other Words

    J
    JIC - Just in case.

    L
    LMGTFY - Let me Google that for you.
    LOL - Laugh(ing) out loud.
    LMAO - Laughing my a** off

    M
    MAIG - My ass is grass.
    MIA - Missing in action.

    O
    OOH - On one hand.
    OP - Original post/er.
    OS - Operating system (device).
    OTOH - On the other hand.
    OMG - Oh my god

    P
    Pls - Please.
    PM - Private message.

    R
    RL - Real life.
    ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing.
    RSN - Real(ly) soon now

    S
    SM(D)H - Shaking my (darn) head.
    SW - Software.
    SMOG - Senior Moments On Going

    T
    TBH - To be honest.
    TC/T Cash - Township cash (AKA - Tickets, green money, township dollars).
    Tnx - Thanks.
    TQ - Thank you.
    TS - Township.
    TY - Thank you.
    TL;DR - Too long, didn't read
    TIA - Thanks in advance

    W
    WTFIT - What the f...luff is this.

    X
    XP - Experience Points

    Y
    YC - Yacht club.
    YW/YVW -You're (very) welcome.
    YMMH - You might mean here
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    ETA - Edit To Add
    TBH - To Be Honest
    PM - Private Message
    IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
    CS - Customer Support
    BTW - By The Way
    OTOH - On The Other Hand (used a lot by DD, i *think* that's what it means, DD must confirm )

    HOL - House Of Luck
    Last edited by dreadnought; 08-03-2018 at 12:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnought View Post
    OTOH - On The Other Hand (used a lot by DD, i *think* that's what it means, DD must confirm )
    LOL - yes. They are indeed common Internet (fora) abbreviations:

    OOH - on one hand
    OTOH - on the other hand / = confirmed


    wow, the thing is growing. I use abbreviations a lot and will try to think of posting them here, if you really want to take that on, Nevada. There are about a million collections out there (not with TS specifica, though, indeed)

    pls - please
    THX - thanks, thank you
    yvw - you are (very) welcome
    ~ these, too?

    as an additional note: What I see quite often here is "phonetical" writing, like "are u <doing sthg>".
    Just want to mention that this does NOT make it easy for foreigners to decipher, as we learn a language, here English, differently (f.e. with "you") and above all, cos we pronounce such letters differently, at first. Mother tongue overrides recognition, so to speak.
    so, an abbreviation is rather something that shortens several words in writing to a "pattern".
    When it shortens one word (like please etc above), it remains recognizable by using usually at least 3 letters. (pretending f.e. when you omit vowels and would speak it, it is still recognizable *g*)

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    Quote Originally Posted by _DD_ View Post
    LOL - yes. They are indeed common Internet (fora) abbreviations:

    OOH - on one hand
    OTOH - on the other hand / = confirmed


    wow, the thing is growing. I use abbreviations a lot and will try to think of posting them here, if you really want to take that on, Nevada. There are about a million collections out there (not with TS specifica, though, indeed)

    pls - please
    THX - thanks, thank you
    yvw - you are (very) welcome
    ~ these, too?

    as an additional note: What I see quite often here is "phonetical" writing, like "are u <doing sthg>".
    Just want to mention that this does NOT make it easy for foreigners to decipher, as we learn a language, here English, differently (f.e. with "you") and above all, cos we pronounce such letters differently, at first. Mother tongue overrides recognition, so to speak.
    so, an abbreviation is rather something that shortens several words in writing to a "pattern".
    When it shortens one word (like please etc above), it remains recognizable by using usually at least 3 letters. (pretending f.e. when you omit vowels and would speak it, it is still recognizable *g*)
    Good ones!
    As an American, I dont understand 90% of the "phonetical" words and often end up Googling the abbreviation because, unlike most people my age, I know little about abbreviations.

    It should also be included:
    TY means Thank-you.
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    DD thank you for explaining this , it helps me a person who only speaks and writes one language understand how to write clearer .


    Quote Originally Posted by _DD_ View Post
    LOL - yes. They are indeed common Internet (fora) abbreviations:

    OOH - on one hand
    OTOH - on the other hand / = confirmed


    wow, the thing is growing. I use abbreviations a lot and will try to think of posting them here, if you really want to take that on, Nevada. There are about a million collections out there (not with TS specifica, though, indeed)

    pls - please
    THX - thanks, thank you
    yvw - you are (very) welcome
    ~ these, too?

    as an additional note: What I see quite often here is "phonetical" writing, like "are u <doing sthg>".
    Just want to mention that this does NOT make it easy for foreigners to decipher, as we learn a language, here English, differently (f.e. with "you") and above all, cos we pronounce such letters differently, at first. Mother tongue overrides recognition, so to speak.
    so, an abbreviation is rather something that shortens several words in writing to a "pattern".
    When it shortens one word (like please etc above), it remains recognizable by using usually at least 3 letters. (pretending f.e. when you omit vowels and would speak it, it is still recognizable *g*)
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    Great ones coming in already

    I was going to expand it to include the other stuff but I can't remember what the word is for the other stuff... (Having a total brain fart here... Stupid word's completely vanished...)

    So like Devs, which isn't an acronym... Also Playrix, vBulletin, Admin, Mod... A kind of, glossary? What's the friggin word I mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada View Post
    Great ones coming in already

    I was going to expand it to include the other stuff but I can't remember what the word is for the other stuff... (Having a total brain fart here... Stupid word's completely vanished...)

    So like Devs, which isn't an acronym... Also Playrix, vBulletin, Admin, Mod... A kind of, glossary? What's the friggin word I mean?
    Abbreviations?

    But Playrix and vBulletin are not abbreviated. So ... Index?

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    Glossary would work as it is specific to the Forum.

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    ASAP - as soon as possible

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