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'[OT] piclist acronyms and abbreviations'
1997\09\13@172701 by Clyde Smith-Stubbs

On Sat, Sep 13, 1997 at 05:00:08PM -0400, Andrew Russell Morris wrote:
> What does AFAIK mean? Does anybody have a list of the acronyms and
> abbreviations used on the piclist? I know some of them like:

Here is a partial list of what you might see on the PICLIST - IRC
type people will have many more :-)

AFAIK           as far as I know
ASAP            as soon as possible
BBS             bulletin board system
BTW             by the way
FAIK            for all I know
FAQ             frequently asked question, or a collection thereof
FOAF            friend of a friend
FTP             file transfer protocol
FUBAR           f'd up beyond all recognition
FWIW            for what it's worth
FYA             for your amusement
FYI             for your information
<g>             grin
<vbg>           very big grin
IANAL           I am not a lawyer (as a disclaimer)
IMHO            in my humble opinion
IMNSHO          in my not-so-humble opinion
IMO             in my opinion
IRC             internet relay chat
LOL             laughing out loud
MYOB            mind your own business (also a popular accounting package in Oz
NHOH            never heard of him (or, her)
OBTW            oh, by the way
OTT             over the top
ROTFL           rolling on the floor laughing (sometimes ROFL)
RTFM            read the f'ing manual
SASE            self addressed stamped envelope
SNAFU           situation normal, all f'd up
TANSTAAFL       there ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TIA             thanks in advance (sometimes aTdHvAaNnKcSe)
TNX             thanks (sometimes thx) (tnx 1e6 - thanks a million)
TTFN            ta ta for now
WRT             with respect to, with regard to
WWW             world-wide web
YMMV            your mileage may vary

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