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#1 Johnebass

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:34 PM

I am a late fourties musician who has been a member here for a while but probably due to my age find it hard to understand the abreviations.

For instanace PM'd, presumably means private mail???? What the hell does BUMP mean, I really can't work that one out! Any other abreviations that someone can explain would be really helfull and would make an old man very happy instead of a happy man very old!!

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:37 PM

http://www.answers.c...bump-internet-1

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To bump a thread on an Internet forum is to post a reply to it purely in order to raise the thread's profile. This will typically return it to the top of the list of active threads.


Motivation

Many Internet forums show as their first page a list of the 20-50 topics or "discussion threads" most recently posted to. Someone wishing to keep a thread on this first page, or bring an old thread back to it will post a reply to it purely to do this. If they are open about this, the post may simply be the word "bump".


Netiquette

Thread bumping is commonly considered a breach of netiquette and some moderated forums forbid it. Users may get around that by posting what is ostensibly a genuine reply. Sometimes this will mockingly contain the word "bump" in it, such as "Wandering the forum, he bumps into this thread...", or be a trivial question or response such as "Anyone?".

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:55 PM

Hi John

bump generally means to 'bump' your for sale thread to the top of the first page so it gets seen again

other stuff

TBH = to be honest
WHY = what have you (in respect of trading gear for 'what have you')
AFAIK = as far as i know

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:07 AM

A list, but by no means exhaustive :)

BRB – be right back
BIO – going for bio break (washroom break)
AFK – away from keyboard (I am gone for a few minutes)
BTW – by the way
KK – OK (commonly used by online gamers to acknowledge that a message has been received)
TTYL – talk to you later
BFN – bye for now
TTFN – ta-ta for now
CYA – see ya (or it could also be: cover your a*s)
CUL8R – see you later
IBTL – in before the lock (for when you post a message prior to the administrator locking the heated discussion thread)
IMHO – in my humble opinion
IMNSHO – in my not so humble opinion
FMV – fair market value (for selling items online)
LOL – laughing out loud
MT – mistell (commonly used by online gamers to say that they made a mistake and mistyped their last message)
NWT – new with tags (for selling items online)
NWOT – new without tags (for selling items online)
OOAK – one of a kind (for selling items online)
PMSL - P*ssing myself laughing (a common UK expression)
ROFL – rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO – rolling on floor laughing my a*s off
RTM – read the manual
RTFM – read the f***ing manual (to show frustration at someone's ignorance of basic knowledge)
GG – good game
THX - thanks
TX - thanks
TY - thank you
NP - no problem/you're welcome
PLZ - please
W/E - whatever
ASL – age / sex / location?
RL – real life
IRL – in real life

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<chuckle> the speaker chuckles
<frown> the speaker is frowning
<g> Grin
<grin> the speaker is grinning
<smile> the one writing the message is smiling
<smirk> the one writing the message is smirking
<wink> the one writing the message is winking
JK Just Kidding
? I have a question
! I have a comment
A-OLs Administrators On-Line
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFK Away From the Keyboard
AISI As I See It
ASAP As Soon As Possible ASL Age, sex, location
ATSL Along The Same Line
AWTTW Are We Having Fun Yet?
AYOR At Your Own Risk
B4N Bye For Now
BAK Back At Keyboard
BBFN Bye Bye For Now
BBL Be Back Later
BF Boy Friend
BFN Bye For Now
BIF Before I Forget
BION Believe it or not
BOT Back On Topic
BRB Be Right Back
BTAIM Be That As It May
BTHOM Beats The Hell Outta Me
BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead
BTW By The Way
BWL Bursting With Laughter
BYKT But You Knew That
BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle
CMIIW Correct Me If I’m Wrong
CU See You
CU2 See You, Too
CUL See you later
CUL8R See You Later
CWYL Chat With You Later
DIIK Damned If I Know.
DIKU? Do I Know You?
DILLIGAD Do I Look Like I Give A Darnn?.
DIY Do It Yourself
DK Don’t Know
F2F Face To Face
FCFS First Come, First Served
FISH First In, Still Here
FITB Fill In The Blank
FOAD F*** off and die
FOAF Friend Of A Friend
FS For Sale
FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
F2F Face to Face
FTF Face To Face
FTL Faster Than Light
FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Repair
FUBB Fouled Up Beyond Belief.
FUD Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst
FWIW For What It’s Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For Your Information
G Grin, or Giggle
G2G Got to Go
GA Go Ahead
GAL Get A Life
GD&R Grinning, Ducking and Running
GF Girl Friend.
GFN Gone For Now.
GIWIST Gee, I Wish I’d Said That
GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GOWI Get On With It
GTG Got To Go
GTSY Great To See You
H&K Hugs and Kisses
HAK Hugs And Kisses
IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer (but) A disclaimer which is usually followed by a legal opinion
IAW In Accordance With
IBTD I Beg To Differ
IC I See
IDK I Don't Know
IIWM If It Were Me
IJWTK I Just Want To Know
IJWTS I Just Want To Say
IKWUM I Know What You Mean
IMA I Might Add
IME In My Experience
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMPOV In My Point Of View
INPO In No Particular Order
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real Life
ISS I’m So Sure
ISSYGTI I’m So Sure You Get The Idea!
ISWYM I See What You Mean
ITFA In The Final Analysis
ITSFWI If The Shoe Fits Wear It.
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
JAM Just A Minute
JAS Just A Second
JFI Just For Information
JIC Just In Case
JMO Just My Opinion
JTLYK Just To Let You Know
k Okay
KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
KIT Keep In Touch
KMA Kiss My A**
KWIM Know What I Mean?
KYFC Keep Your Fingers Crossed
L Laugh
L8R Later
LABATYD or LAB&TYD Life's A B**ch And Then You Die
LJBF Let’s Just Be Friends
LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause
LMAO Laughing My A** Off
LMHO Laughing My Head Off
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts.
LTHTT Laughing Too Hard To Type
LTNS Long Time No See
LTNT Long Time, No Type
LTS Laughing to Self
LY Love You
MEGO My Eyes Glaze Over
MLA Multiple Letter Acronym
MOF Matter Of Fact
MOSS Member Of Same Sex
MOTAS Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTD Message of the day
MOTOS Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS Member Of The Same Sex
MTFBWY May The Force Be With You
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
NAVY Never Again Voluneer Yourself.
OATUS On A Totally Unrelated Subject
OAUS On An Unrelated Subject
OB Obligatory
OBO Or Best Offer
OBTW Oh, By The Way
OIC Oh, I See
OMG Oh My God
ONNA Oh No, Not Again
ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again
OO Over and Out (end of communication)
OOTC Obligatory On-Topic Comment
OTF On the Floor (laughing)
OTFL On the Floor Laughing
OTL Out To Lunch
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTOOH On The Other Other Hand
OTT Over The Top
OTTH On The Third Hand
OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head
PABG Packing a Big Gun
PCMCIA People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
PD Public Domain
PDS Please Don't Shout.
PITA Pain In The A**
PMBI Pardon My Butting In
PMF Pardon My French or Pure Freaking Magic.
PMFBI Pardon Me For Butting In
PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMIGBOM Put Mind In Gear, Before Opening Mouth
PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
PMSL P*ssing Myself Laughing (a common UK expression)
PNCAH Please, No Cursing Allowed Here
POSSLQ Person Of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
PPL People
PTMM Please Tell Me More
R U THERE? Are you there?
RAEBNC Read And Enjoyed, But No Comment
re Hello again or In Regard To
RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges
RL Real Life
RLCO Real Life Conference
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLAS Rolling On Floor Laughing And Screaming
ROFLMAO Roll On Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTF Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAOTID Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off Till I Die
ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLOLAPMP Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud And Peeing My Pants
ROTFLTIC Rolling On The Floor Laughing Till I Cry
RRQ Return Receipt Request
RSN Real Soon Now
RSVP Respondez S'il Vous Plait - please reply
RTBM Read The Bloody Manual
RTFAQ Read The Frequently Asked Questions
RTFF Read The Freaking FAQ
RTFM Read The F------ Manual
RTM Read The Manual
RTWFQ Read The Whole Friggin' Question
RYFM Read Your Friendly Manual
RYS Read Your Screen
S Smile
SAPFU Surpassing All Previous Foul Ups
SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist
SEC Wait a second
SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SICS Sitting In Chair Snickering
SLM See Last Mail
SMOP Small Matter of Programming
SNAFU Situation Normal: All Fouled Up
SO Significant Other
SOL SH** Out Of Luck
SOS Same Old Stuff or Help!
SOW Speaking Of Which
SWIM See What I Mean?
TAFN That’s All For Now
TANJ There Ain’t No Justice
TANSTAAFL There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TARFU Things Are Really Fouled Up
TBYB Try Before You Buy
TDM Too Darn Many
TFS Three Finger Salute (Ctl-Alt-Del).
TFTHAOT Thanks For The Help Ahead Of Time
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TINWIS That Is Not What I Said
TNSTAAFL There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TNTL Trying Not To Laugh
TNX Thanks
TNXE6 Thanks A Million
TOBAL There Oughta Be A Law.
TOBG This Oughta Be Good.
TOY Thinking Of You.
TPTB The Powers That Be
TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks.
TSR Totally Stupid Rules.
TTBOMK To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYT Talk To You Tomorrow.
TYCLO Turn Your CAPS LOCK Off
TYVM Thank You Very Much
UOK Are You OK?
WAEF When All Else Fails
WB Welcome Back
WDYMBT What Do You Mean By That?.
WDYT What Do You Think?
WE Whatever
WIBAMU Well, I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle
WIBNI Wouldn’t It Be Nice If
WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out With Soap
WNOHGB Where No One Has Gone Before
WOA Work Of Art
WOTAM Waste Of Time And Money
WRT With Regard To, or With Respect To
WT Without Thinking
WTB Want To Buy
WTF What The F***?
WTG Way To Go!
WTGP Want To Go Private?
WTH What the hell?
WTTM Without Thinking Too Much.
WYGISWYPF What You Get Is What You Pay For
XOXOXO Kisses and hugs
YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YAOTM Yet Another Off-Topic Message
YAUN Yet Another Unix Nerd
YGLT You're Gonna Love This
YGTI You Get The Idea?
YGWYPF You Get What You Pay For
YIU Yes, I Understand
YIWGP Yes, I Will Go Private
YKYARW You Know You're A Redneck When
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary (or your experience could be different)


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:07 PM

Thanks for all your help, you can't beat a good education! lol

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:37 PM

:) Haha - I had the same problem when I first joined the forum and posted a similar request for help with acronyms and forum slang http://basschat.co.u...?showtopic=8559 . I certainly didn't get any lists as comprehensive as the one Hampster provided - I think it should be pinned - it's a good resource for newcomers.

Welcome to the forum John!

P.S. A common one and it's not on hampster's list: GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome... Dangerous condition. :huh: I wasn't diagnosed until it was too late... eek!
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:03 PM

View PostSparky, on Dec 4 2007, 12:37 PM, said:

I think it should be pinned - it's a good resource for newcomers.
Good idea! :) I've taken the liberty of changing the thread title just so people browsing understand more clearly why its pinned.
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

As an aside...

An acronym is a word that has been made up from initials and other letters of words of a phrase, so AIDS, RoSPA, ROM, RAM, OPEC, NATO and WASP are all acronyms but TLA, SWF, GTFBI, HTML, RSPCA are initialisms. So next time you're on that awful training course in work and the trainer starts talking about all the "TLAs and other acronyms" you can tell the smug SOB that not only is he an obnoxious tosser, he is also WRONG.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:51 AM

DAMHIK[IJKOK] = Don't Ask Me How I Know [I Just Know, OK]
ETLA = Extended Three Letter Acronym (we'll have no pendantry here)
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed

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ISIHAC = I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:55 AM

So does anyone know all the Fender based acronyms?

Off the top of my head I've got:

MIA - Made in America
MIM - Made in Mexico
MIJ - Made in Japan
CIJ - Crafted in Japan

Must be some more?
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:33 AM

Plus:
JFGI - Just F*****g Google It
Owned, which is like Pwned and also ownage/pwnage
LEET - Elite - (you may also see L33T or 1337)
WOOT or W00T or W007 - literally: "Wow Loot" but in most forums used either sincerely or sarcastically in a similar fashion to "hooray".
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:53 AM

ok, first off....why does "the" tend to get spelt "teh" (ref. above post)?

BUT another good'un is:

DILLIGA(F)F = Does It Look Like I Give A (Flying) F*ck :)

View Postcheddatom, on Feb 10 2010, 11:43 AM, said:

What if after giving her the old Voderman, she mistakes a dangle-berry for a chocolate crumb?! Would you have the balls to tell her?

"Retrofitted with an encabulating dinkle arm, to enable the use of a trunnion belt"...Obviously!

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:39 AM

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ok, first off....why does "the" tend to get spelt "teh" (ref. above post)?
It's a deliberate mispelling done to poke fun at people who do it accidentally, sometimes used ironically, like:
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:50 AM

View PostBassMunkee, on Aug 19 2008, 11:39 AM, said:

It's a deliberate mispelling done to poke fun at people who do it accidentally, sometimes used ironically, like:
ZOMFG111!!!111!!11!1111!!!!! or WTF???////?/?


ahh! Thats teh sh*t, right there! lol!

kthnxbai!

edit: in case it's not already up here, 'kthnxbai', 'kthanxbai', 'kthnkzbai' etc etc is a shortened bastardization of 'Okay, thank you, goodbye', popularly used by Lolcats.

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View Postcheddatom, on Feb 10 2010, 11:43 AM, said:

What if after giving her the old Voderman, she mistakes a dangle-berry for a chocolate crumb?! Would you have the balls to tell her?

"Retrofitted with an encabulating dinkle arm, to enable the use of a trunnion belt"...Obviously!

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:52 PM

Welcome - & thanks for asking the question that filled in some gaps :)

A couple I use

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:55 AM

One I thought of last night, and rather fitting in some circumstances –

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:07 PM

One that I haven't seen elsewhere other than here is GAS.

Anyone able to offer a translation?
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:11 PM

View PostHeavyJay, on Jan 9 2009, 12:07 PM, said:

One that I haven't seen elsewhere other than here is GAS.

Anyone able to offer a translation?

gear acquisition syndrome

also: rtfm = read the forking manual
c*** = see you next tuesday
h2g2 = hitchhikers' guide to the galaxy
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:54 PM

Cheers!

View Postbremen, on Jan 9 2009, 12:11 PM, said:

c*** = see you next tuesday

Reminds me of "there we are then"!
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:36 AM

I hate acronyms and never use them either in a forum or when using my phone for messages.
But WTF each to their own..... ;)

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:16 PM

ok heres one i keep seeing in the for sale threads, "ono" and i just cant figure out what it means?!
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:39 PM

View PostLWTAIT, on Feb 12 2009, 09:16 PM, said:

ok heres one i keep seeing in the for sale threads, "ono" and i just cant figure out what it means?!

Or Near Offer

OVNO = Or Very Near Offer
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:40 PM

View Postbenwhiteuk, on Feb 12 2009, 09:39 PM, said:

Or Near Offer

OVNO = Or Very Near Offer

ahh, thanks a lot!
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:31 PM

My 2c worth
Be very annoyed if an IT tech tells you its a PEBKAC issue ! Subtle way of insulting the (l)user.
Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 02:32 PM

View Postbremen, on Jan 9 2009, 12:11 PM, said:

c*** = see you next tuesday

A few of my mates had this one going last summer:

I bet he’s from sCUNThorp…
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:46 PM

View Postgrumble, on Feb 28 2009, 09:31 PM, said:

My 2c worth
Be very annoyed if an IT tech tells you its a PEBKAC issue ! Subtle way of insulting the (l)user.
Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

HTH

(L)user! Classic :)

It's like the common description of our short-scale, highly strung bandmates, the Guitard players :rolleyes:

View Postcheddatom, on Feb 10 2010, 11:43 AM, said:

What if after giving her the old Voderman, she mistakes a dangle-berry for a chocolate crumb?! Would you have the balls to tell her?

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:10 AM

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:33 AM

Here's one for the 'lingo';
Fretsprout or fret sprout; when the sharp edges of the frets extend beyond the fingerboard. The wood shrinks over time due to environmental conditions like heat and humidity, causing the metal fret ends to stick out. The metal frets need to be filed down.

There's loads more but I can't remember them now.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 12:47 PM

View Postgrumble, on Feb 28 2009, 10:31 PM, said:

My 2c worth
Be very annoyed if an IT tech tells you its a PEBKAC issue ! Subtle way of insulting the (l)user.
Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

HTH

The alternative is PICNIC - Problem in chair, not in computer.

And the "user" spelt with a silent "L" is a classic!

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