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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    It might be nice to have a thread that told what abbreviations meant. Some people just may not be as computer-lingo savvy as others. Then again, I'm convinced that some people just make up the abbreviations as they go along!
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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    What's OTT?

    It took me a while to figure out TPTB.

    I agree with prhoshay for a instruction sheet for abbreviations. (ever notice that the word abbreviation is so long and there's really no way to abbreviate it? )
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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    Over The Top mrd, at least that's what I think it is.
    Yup, with donuts!!

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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    Acronyms and abbreviations are not against the rules. Here's a link to a site where you can find out the meaning of whatever you want. It took me about 2 seconds to find this by simply using my browser window.

    Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary: Find definitions for over 4,219,000 abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms

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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    Here's a list of some of the common internet acronyms I have come across:

    AFAIC - As Far As I'm Concerned
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    BTW - By The Way
    FC* - Fingers Crossed
    FWIW - For What It's Worth
    FYI - For Your Information
    GMTA* - Great Minds Think Alike
    HTH* - Happy To Help / Hope This Helps
    IAE - In Any Event
    IDK - I Don't Know
    IIRC - If I Remember/Recall Correctly
    IKR - I Know, Right?
    IMCO - In My Considered Opinion
    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IOW* - In Other Words
    IRL - In Real Life
    IYKWIM* - If You Know What I Mean
    JFYI - Just For Your Information
    JK - Just Kidding
    JSYK - Just So You Know
    LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
    LMFAO - Laughing My F*ing Ass Off
    LOL - Laugh(ing) Out Loud
    NBD* - No Big Deal
    NFW** - No F*king Way
    NOYB** - None Of Your Business
    OIC - Oh I See!
    OOH* - Out Of Hand
    OTOH* - On The Other Hand
    OTT - Over The Top
    PITA - Pain In The Ass
    PMFJI* - Pardon Me For Jumping In
    PMJI* - Pardom My Jumping In
    (T)PTB - (The) Powers That Be
    ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
    ROFLWMP - Rolling On Floor Wetting My Pants
    ROTF - Rolling On The Floor
    ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
    ROTFLOL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
    TBH - To Be Honest
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TIC* - Tongue In Cheek
    TTFN** - Tah Tah For Now
    TTYL** - Talk To You Later
    WIC - Where I'm Concerned
    WTF - What The F*
    WTH - What The Heck/Hell

    Acronyms marked with a * means that they are more commonly written out, but I included them anyway. Acronums marked with a ** just means that I don't see them being used often at FoRT, but I thought I'd include them since they're pretty well-known.
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I hate lingo - I won't speak lingo and I won't respond to it, either. Just ask my kids. I want them to be able to speak correctly and at least write a sentence!

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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    Thank you CrossingGuard I can't for the life of me figure out MTA. It looks like it would be used similar to P.S after a paragraph.

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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    Quote Originally Posted by GuardianAngel;3386209;
    Thank you CrossingGuard I can't for the life of me figure out MTA. It looks like it would be used similar to P.S after a paragraph.
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    Re: The Official FORT Lingo List

    I had been lurking on FORT for about 4 years and had never posted because I was afraid to make a mistake. I decided to get brave and joined recently. For the reason I was afraid to join is the very reason I love FORT. People are polite and, if not, are called on it. I'm 62, so thank you for not allowing computer lingo! I believe that I did have one post deleted because I failed to read the very first page that gave the rules for that particular one. I'm slowly learning!!
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