internet abreviations

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  1. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

    gwuMACaddict

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    stealing a post from another thread (thanks for letting me borrow). i think it's time we had a thread explaining what all these crazy abreviations mean. i know what some of them are, well... maybe just that lol= laughing out loud.

    what are the others?

    and what in the world are these?

    maybe this thread will help people other than me?
     
  2. PickledSquirrel macrumors regular

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    **** = shut the **** up
    gbtw = get back to work

    as for the last one, well
    OMG = Oh my god, WTF = what the ****
    but BBQ??? don't know that one unless it involves charred ribs and humourous aprons...

    I think that somebody in MR (= macrumors:D) once posted a link for an online abrieviation-dictionary... can't seem to find it, though.

    -squirrel
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Good idea for a thread. :)



    I thought it was literally "stuff you" but considerably shortened. :confused:
     
  4. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Whenever I find one I don't know (for some reason I'm always forgetting FUD), I just google it.

    And based on that method, **** is indeed shut the **** up.
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Can someone tell me if ERM is one of these internet lingo things, or if that should be read literally? What does it mean? This one, whether it's an abbreviation or not, I've never understood. Help me out!
     
  6. stridey macrumors 65816

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    It's an expression of discomfort, as I see it. Or awkwardness. Erm... yeah. ;)
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    You can use the Dictionary pop-up (Ctrl, Command, D) over common acronymns like FUD or WTF and Tiger will tell you the definition.
     
  8. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I had no idea the dictionary was so hip! :D (and yes, I knew about the dictionary pop-up trick)
     
  9. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    That's what I figured it was, if it wasn't an acronym. Thanks for clearing that up!
     
  10. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this thread might bring my headache back....... :D
     
  13. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    It took me about 3 months to figure out "IMHO" and "OTOH". I didn't know you could google for these things :D
     
  14. stridey macrumors 65816

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    You can google for anything! (as long as people write it down) :D
     

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