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Old 02-16-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
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**Acronyms and Abbreviations**

I noticed that many people use acronyms in describing their projects or just in some of the postings they use them for short cuts. Most of them I recognize but a few I don't.

Ive noticed that there have been several times when someone would ask the question what S.O.B. stands for! (Some Other Brand)

Well I would personally like to see an index page that would list these.

Just a suggestion!
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Old 02-16-2004, 08:21 AM   #2
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LOL ... FWIW ... IMHO I think that's a great idea.

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Old 02-16-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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Question DH and DW

I always wondered what these mean. Often seen as DH had done this or DW said...

I assume H = Husband and W= Wife, but D = ?
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Many terms are generic to online discussion groups (as in Porky Pig's post). You can Google the answer -- and get zillions of possibilities for such common terms. I try to get sophisticated in coming up with search words but that doesn't always cut through the WorldWideWeb. www.askjeeves.com lets you inquire in fairly plain english -- you don't even need to use a full sentence; eg, search on 'abbreviation' and 'DH' and 'DW' to come up with the apparent answers. I've long been familiar with 'dear wife' or 'darling daughter (DD).'

Then it throws me for a loop when a tow vehicle has dualies and is listed by the manufacturer as 'DW' (vs. 'SW' for single rear wheels).

There has been a thread on these forums where many abbreviations were summarized, but it also got a bit silly. How do you edit a thread to condense it just to the useful items? We all come from different levels of exposure to these things -- I've always seen a quick reply to anyone who asked, "Whassat?" IMO there are other topics I'd prefer to see 'sticky' in the 'About these forums' forum. I hope this helps -- people tell me to RTFQ before I think I know what the answer is.
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Old 02-16-2004, 02:01 PM   #5
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The one frequently used by us increasingly feeble-minded old farts is IIRC!

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Old 02-16-2004, 02:12 PM   #6
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... then, there's the technical differentiation that is made between acronyms and initialisms.

An acronym must be able to be pronounced such as LOL or IMHO. Initialisms, such as IIRC and IMNSHO, cannot really be pronounced.

However, what does it really matter if an abbreviation is also referred to as an acronym or an initialism?
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Ahh your just a NEWB, It's mostly ESO problems your havin with the web. Sort of a RTFM problem. Any lacky that has ever prairie doged in a cube farm understands the lingo. It's standing out that your no geek. Bet your still on rotory and don't even have a fat pipe to suck data though..

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W.H.E.W.!! U lost me, Brian.

PO = previous owner
IMO = in my opinion
(I know, I'm doing a little editing to fill in on the next post from Don)

If a good list is actually generated, putting it all in one post as a thread starter would get past the inevitable fluff that comes in later posts... okay, me included!
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:56 PM   #10
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Abbr.

Here are some that were previously posted:

There are many acronyms or shorthand we all have begun to use, some are obvious, some are not. Some are misconstrued to mean something they do not mean. Here are the ones I know.

AS= Airstream
TT = Travel trailer
MH= Motorhome
LMAO= Laughing my A** off
ROFLMAO= Rolling on floor Laughing my A** Off
IMHO= In my honest opinion (I also like 'In my HUMBLE opinion'. -ed)
SOB= Some other brand, not an Airstream. This is the one that some people misconstrue.

These are but a few, but they are the ones I see being used the most on the forums.
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One that i found confusing was :

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Here are a few that I've gathered together. I think most of them came from this forum. I won't guarantee they are all correct. Some of them may be repeated.


ABT............................................... ...........About
A/C................................................. .........Air Conditioning
AS................................................ ...........Airstream
ATV............................................... ..........All Terrain Vehicle
AKA............................................... ..........Also Known As
AWD............................................... ........All Wheel Drive
BTW............................................... .........By The Way
CG................................................ ..........Camp Ground
CCD............................................... .........International CCD
CD................................................ ..........Compact Disk
DEG............................................... .........Degrees
ETC............................................... .........Et cetera
FAQ............................................... .........Frequently Asked Questions
FIVER............................................. ........Fifth Wheel
FWIW.............................................. .......For What its Worth
GMC............................................... ........General Motors Corporation
GT................................................ ...........Globe Trotter
GVWR.............................................. .......Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
HOG............................................... .........Harley Owners Group
HP................................................ ...........Horse Power
HS................................................ ...........High School
ID................................................ ............Identification
IMO............................................... ..........In My Opinion
IMHO.............................................. .........In My Honest/Humble Opinion
INT............................................... ...........International
KMH............................................... .........Kilometers Per Hour
LOL............................................... ..........Laughing Out Loud
LP................................................ ...........Liquid Propane
LT................................................ ...........Light Truck
LTD............................................... ..........Limited
LY................................................ ...........Land Yacht
MAC............................................... .........Macintosh
MAX............................................... .........Maximum
MH................................................ ..........Motor Home
MI................................................ ...........Mile/Miles
MM................................................ ..........Millimeter
MPG............................................... .........Miles Per Gallon
MPH............................................... .........Miles Per Hour
MTNS.............................................. ........Mountains
NEC............................................... .........National Electric Code
OEM............................................... .........Original Equipment Manufacturer
OPD............................................... ..........Overfill Protection Device
OTOH.............................................. .........On The other Hand
PG................................................ ............Page
PICS.............................................. ...........Pictures
PM................................................ ............Private Message
PO................................................ ............Previous Owner
REP............................................... ...........Representative
RPM............................................... ...........Rotations Per Minute
RV................................................ ............Recreational Vehicle
SOB............................................... ..........Some Other Brand
SUV............................................... ...........Sport Utility Vehicle
TT................................................ .............Travel Trailer
TV................................................ .............Television
US................................................ .............United States
USD............................................... ...........United States Dollars
VI................................................ ..............Volunteer Inspector
VPA............................................... ............Volunteer Purchasing Advisor
VIA............................................... ............By Way Of
VW................................................ ...........Volkswagen
VAC............................................... ...........Vintage Airstream Club
WM................................................ ..........Wall Mart
WBCCI............................................. ........Wally Byam Caravan Club Inc.
WFG............................................... ..........Working Family Generation
QCC............................................... ...........Quality Control Correspondent
XLT............................................... ............Ex Lady Truck Driver
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:06 PM   #12
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How about BOLO, Be on the lookout (for other Airstreamers). Sorry, couldn't help myself. My job must be getting to me.
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I mentioned this on another thread .. but it seems more appropriate here ...

Do a search for a dealer on Airstream's website ... if the dealer sells motorhomes, the product is listed as ... "MOHO".

BOLO for a MOHO.
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