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Simon
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Posted - April 11 2003 :  2:35:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you think it would be a good idea to keep a running list of abbreviations and acronyms used in the forum? The list would be most helpful if it was in alphabetical order.

When I first began reading posts, I had no idea what many of the abbreviations and acronyms meant.

Here are just some that I've seen in this forum:

BHP-Browning Hi Power
BG-Bad Guy
BUG-Back Up Gun
CCW-Carry Concealed Weapon
DA-Double Action
DAO-Double Action Only
EFMJ-Expanding Full Metal Jacket
Fed-Federal
GD-Gold Dot
GS-Golden Saber
LE-Law Enforcement
Gr-Grains
JHP-Jacketed Hollow Point
Mag-Magazine or Magnum?
OSS-One Shot Stop
Rem-Remington
SA-Single Action
S&W-Smith and Wesson
Snub-Short Barreled Gun
SWC-Semi Wad Cutter

Terry
Moderator

USA
5481 Posts

Posted - April 11 2003 :  2:41:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of the very first threads in the Q&A section contains such a list.

Maybe it might be a good idea to make it "sticky" at the top of the section and have it be updateable somehow?

"Simplicity is the last step of art, and the beginning of nature" Bruce Lee
von hier an blind
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swuthrich
Average Member

USA
323 Posts

Posted - April 12 2003 :  02:50:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I second that. Think its a good idea for newbies like myself.

God Bless the United States of America and all who defend her.
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GLV
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USA
8866 Posts

Posted - April 12 2003 :  6:47:26 PM  Show Profile  Send GLV an ICQ Message  Send GLV a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
If it does not occupy too much space, it could be a closed sticky at the top of miscellaneous, and added to by a modrator.

'the world is round everywhere'

'The meek will inherit the earth, but only after the last soldier has left it to them in his will'
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blinter
Senior Member

USA
850 Posts

Posted - April 13 2003 :  7:57:57 PM  Show Profile  Send blinter a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Simon

Do you think it would be a good idea to keep a running list of abbreviations and acronyms used in the forum? The list would be most helpful if it was in alphabetical order.

When I first began reading posts, I had no idea what many of the abbreviations and acronyms meant.

Here are just some that I've seen in this forum:

BHP-Browning Hi Power
BG-Bad Guy
BUG-Back Up Gun
CCW-Carry Concealed Weapon
DA-Double Action
DAO-Double Action Only
EFMJ-Expanding Full Metal Jacket
Fed-Federal
GD-Gold Dot
GS-Golden Saber
LE-Law Enforcement
Gr-Grains
JHP-Jacketed Hollow Point
Mag-Magazine or Magnum?
OSS-One Shot Stop
Rem-Remington
SA-Single Action
S&W-Smith and Wesson
Snub-Short Barreled Gun
SWC-Semi Wad Cutter



More lingo:

MP - Machine Pistol
WC - WadCutter
SP - Soft Point
DS - Discarding Sabot
DU - Depleted Uranium
SUB - SubMachine Gun
Perp - Perpatraitor
ETC....

Thanks,

Blinter.

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...the Barbarian cannot make the same claim!
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Terry
Moderator

USA
5481 Posts

Posted - April 13 2003 :  8:09:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by blinter

ETC....



ETC: et caetera (latin)

"Simplicity is the last step of art, and the beginning of nature" Bruce Lee
von hier an blind

Edited by - Terry on April 13 2003 11:22:07 PM
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Seth
New Member

Peru
81 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  09:45:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ETC = or in modern times "End of Thinking Capacity"
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Evan
Administrator

34114 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  09:51:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
TRE-target rich environment
DRT-dead right there

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TimM
Senior Member

USA
916 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  10:38:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or the one I am most familiar with,

FTTC (Failure To Type Correctly),

which I usually identify right after I hit the Post New Reply button.

Tim
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Evan
Administrator

34114 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  10:58:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BYOB-bring your own Beretta

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

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GLV
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USA
8866 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  11:31:14 AM  Show Profile  Send GLV an ICQ Message  Send GLV a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
ART--assumed room temperature.

'the world is round everywhere'

'The meek will inherit the earth, but only after the last soldier has left it to them in his will'
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Keith
Advanced Member

USA
2826 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  12:31:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
C.H.U.D., or chud = Citizen Having Urban Difficulties

Keith
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blinter
Senior Member

USA
850 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  8:23:38 PM  Show Profile  Send blinter a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
More:

FIGMO = Forget It Got My Orders
SNAFU = Situation Normal All Fouled Up
ROL = Rolling On the floor Laughing

ETC again....

Thanks,

Blinter.

The Modern Civilized man can digress to the lowest level of Barbarism as needed and return to being a civilized man...

...the Barbarian cannot make the same claim!
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Tact81Cop
Advanced Member

USA
1523 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  11:35:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can someone tell me what IIRC is?

Molon labe
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Keeb
Moderator

USA
1320 Posts

Posted - April 14 2003 :  11:53:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IIRC= If I Remember Correctly.
Keeb
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Tact81Cop
Advanced Member

USA
1523 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  01:07:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you sir.
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Simon
Junior Member

146 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  10:04:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It seems like there is interest in the idea of keeping a list of abbreviations/acronyms. And there sure seem like there are a lot of them.

Instead of everyone posting the ones they think of, and having a sticky that ends up being who knows how many posts long, is it possible to have ONE sticky post that is updated in alphabetical order as people send in their suggestions?

If it is possible, and if people are for the idea, the next question is who will do it. Is the task something that one of the fine people running this forum should do or want to do? If not, and a volunteer is needed, I'll give it a try (see what happens when we suggest things!!).

How long can ONE post be? Over time, that one post could get quite large? I'm not knowledgeable about the technology of the forum, and I'm wondering if for example a 300, 500, 1000 or whatever length line post will "fit" and be accessable to readers.
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Vafish
Advanced Member

USA
3307 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  5:08:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also thought that this topic came up before (possibly on the old board) and it was in the Misc or Q+A section.

"If your plan is for one year, plant rice.
If your plan is for ten years, plant trees.
If your plan is for one hundred years,
educate children." -- Confucius
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Terry
Moderator

USA
5481 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  8:48:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a thread in the Q&A section that covers those abreviations. It's one of the very first of the section.

"Simplicity is the last step of art, and the beginning of nature" Bruce Lee
von hier an blind

Edited by - Terry on April 15 2003 8:49:13 PM
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chief
Junior Member

USA
234 Posts

Posted - May 11 2003 :  03:24:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't forget the ever popular FUBAR. I won't spell that one out, but around her we use it to describe those drivers of automobiles that tangle with moving trains. Nuff said.

Chief
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Evan
Administrator

34114 Posts

Posted - May 11 2003 :  09:53:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
we don't use it here at all-read rule #1

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

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Griff
Junior Member

USA
176 Posts

Posted - May 15 2003 :  03:15:45 AM  Show Profile  Send Griff an ICQ Message  Send Griff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Evan, Matt... could something like this be done with a search function in the forum?

I think it's a great idea. Most of us know the old abbreviations, but there are always new terms popping up. That's the job of many overpaid advertising execs - to come up with new terms for the SOS & keep us in awe of the "new" stuff.

I'd be more than willing to help on this.

Griff
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Evan
Administrator

34114 Posts

Posted - May 15 2003 :  05:20:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
can't you grasp that sos is a violation of rule#1?????????????????

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

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Dr Liv
Moderator

1613 Posts

Posted - June 03 2003 :  08:09:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
KB?
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Vafish
Advanced Member

USA
3307 Posts

Posted - June 03 2003 :  09:09:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ka BOOM!!!

The sound a gun makes during an extreme failure of a handgun to contain pressure inside of it. Most often used when discussing Glocks.

"If your plan is for one year, plant rice.
If your plan is for ten years, plant trees.
If your plan is for one hundred years,
educate children." -- Confucius
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Evan
Administrator

34114 Posts

Posted - June 03 2003 :  09:32:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thought it stood for "Keith's Back!"

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

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