Astonishing abbreviations

Discussion in 'Anything Goes Coffee Shop' started by Kaatje, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Kaatje

    Kaatje Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,

    I love to be on this forum, to read, learn, and to post, but I have a question:
    Do you have a list of the abbreviations you use on the board?

    Some of them, I can understand, or figure out through the context, but a lot of them just escape me.

    English isn’t my native tongue, and I learned it some 30, 40 years ago, so some of the modern “jargon” is a bit alien to me.

    Please help?
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  2. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    We'd all be happy to help. There's no list of abbreviations that I know of, so just type what abbreviation
    you'd like to know the meaning of, and someone will answer shortly.
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  3. anath

    anath I Love the Lord

    Here's a few I can think of off the top of my head

    MoB = Mark of the Beast

    AoD = Abomination of Desolation

    YSIS =your sister in Christ or YBIC = your brother in Christ

    AC = antichrist

    Mil = mother-in-law, Sil = sister-in-law, Bil = brother-in-law, Dil = daughter-in-law. Sil = son-in-law

    Dh = dearest husband, Dw = dearest wife, Dd= dearest daughter, Ds = dearest son
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
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  4. greg64

    greg64 Well-Known Member

    a few more general ones:

    imo = in my opinion. If feeling humble, imho.

    otoh = on the other hand

    btw = by the way

    op = original post

    The original post raises a good point though -- not everyone is coming from the same reference point and maybe it would be best to do a little extra typing and try to avoid the abbreviations for both understanding and clarity?
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  5. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Hi Erika,
    I am not aware of a list. Just ask as they come up. I have had to ask for explanations for some of the British and Canadian phrases or words and everyone is happy to explain jargon. Anyone would be happy to help I am sure.
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  6. Kaatje

    Kaatje Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all your help!

    I have a few more:

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  7. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    GOP is the abbreviation for the American Republican Party stands for "Grand Old Party"
    HGTV is a TV channel about real estate and "how to do it yourself" projects for homeowners
    MSM is the main stream media
    DOJ is the Department of Justice
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  8. Kaatje

    Kaatje Well-Known Member

    You’re fast Almost Heaven!
    Thank you.
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  9. kathymendel

    kathymendel Well-Known Member

    IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
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  10. Salluz

    Salluz Well-Known Member

    IHOP can either be a yummy breakfast food restuarant or a group that many people on the board have spoken out against, depending on whether it is the international house of pancakes or prayer

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