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    Abbreviations... what's being said

    I've been a lurker here for several seasons, and over that time have learned (or figured out) a number of the abbreviations used in these forums. However, we do have new folks joining the boards (or just lurking ) all the time. I feel its appropriate to list some of the abbreviations (why IS that such a long word?) that are used to help some of us who haven't been here since the beginning.
    I'll start with the ones I know of, and list some that I still haven't figured out. Maybe others can post here with some they've seen and wonder about as well.
    TPTB - The Powers That Be (or The Producers of The Bachelor)
    BLF - Body, Lips, Facial (body language)
    ITM - In The Moment
    FWIW - For What Its Worth

    The ones below are what I haven't quite figured out yet. Any others?

    ETA
    YMMV
    IIRC
    KWIM
    GMTA
    IINM

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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    ETA: estimated time arrival
    YMMV: your milage may vary
    IIRC: if I recall correctly
    KWIM: know what I mean
    GMTA ?
    IINM ?

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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    Quote Originally Posted by In2Reality;3275139;
    I've been a lurker here for several seasons, and over that time have learned (or figured out) a number of the abbreviations used in these forums. However, we do have new folks joining the boards (or just lurking ) all the time. I feel its appropriate to list some of the abbreviations (why IS that such a long word?) that are used to help some of us who haven't been here since the beginning.
    I'll start with the ones I know of, and list some that I still haven't figured out. Maybe others can post here with some they've seen and wonder about as well.
    TPTB - The Powers That Be (or The Producers of The Bachelor)
    BLF - Body, Lips, Facial (body language)
    ITM - In The Moment
    FWIW - For What Its Worth

    The ones below are what I haven't quite figured out yet. Any others?

    ETA
    YMMV
    IIRC
    KWIM
    GMTA
    IINM
    ETA= edited to add
    GMTA= great minds think alike
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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    Thank you! Much better than what I was coming up with!
    After the "Fun with the bachelor" post with "I like roses... am I gay?" I was thinking GMTA as Gay Men Tell All

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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    what does NT mean?

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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    Quote Originally Posted by oldlurker;3275328;
    what does NT mean?
    Because of the format of this board and the fact that you have to open up the thread to read any of what someone has written, we don't use NT here, but what it means is NO TEXT.
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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    IINM = If I'm Not Mistaken

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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    PI - Private Interview
    TIIC - The Idiots In Charge
    ITA - I totally agree
    PDG or PDL - Purple Dress Girl or Purple Dress Lady

    Oh, and here are some acronyms that we refer to sometimes when comparing editing to past seasons:
    PLo - Prince Lorenzo - (Italy)
    HDDA - Handy Dandy Dr. Andy


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    Melissa & Jason - Meljay
    Jillian & Jason - Jayjay
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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    The one I use most often is IKR=I know right and ROFFLE. ROFFLE came about on my David Cook boards cause people kept misspelling ROTF and putting ROLF for some reason. So we all just kinds starting saying ROFFLE to be silly. Oh and ROTF is Rolling on the Floor (Laughing).

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    Re: Abbreviations... what's being said

    I thought that all of these abbreviations were no no's on this board. Are the mods now allowing them???
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