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    Default Slang and Acronyms

    There are a lot of acronyms and slang used here in the forums. I am not referring to railroad slang but rather bbs and message board slang. Examples include LOL, BTW, IMHO, etc. There are quite a few that I have seen recently which I haven't been able to figure out. I can sort of get the idea by seeing the context in which they are used.

    Would someone care to help an "old" man (57) out by posting a guide to message board slang. I am sure others would appreciate it also. Anything that is "R" rated can be "****"ed out to protect the sensitive among us.


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    Default RE: Slang and Acronyms

    Here is a page that has the abbreviations listed, easier than trying to type them all out.

    http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/abbreviations.html

    Kevin Arceneaux



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    lol = laughin out loud
    lmao = laughing my a$$ off
    roflmao = rolling on floor laughin my a$$ off
    IMHO = in my humble opinion
    omg = oh my God
    BTW = By the Way


    anything else? I'd be more than glad to try an help!




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    Hi,

    And here is an other link:
    http://netforbeginners.about.com/cs/jargon/index.htm

    Dick van den Hoven
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    Thanks guys. The two that I couldn't figure out were lmao and roflmao. When I was in the Navy, "rofl" commonly meant "rots of f***ing luck"!

    I feel more educated now. I'm not sure if I'm any smarter, however.

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    I always thought it was rofr rots 'o' ---- ruck




    >"rofl" commonly meant "rots of
    >f***ing luck"!
    >


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    >Thanks guys. The two that
    >I couldn't figure out were
    >lmao and roflmao.

    lmao = laughing my a.. off
    roflmao = rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off

    Dick van den Hoven
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    Don't forget fubar and snafu!
    fubar = f***ed up beyond all recognition
    snafu = situation normal, all f***ed up.

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