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Whats your favourite TLA ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Jakamoko, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Hi All,

    Just had a question on this elsewhere, so thought it would be a good subject for a thread.

    So, whats your favourite TLA (three letter acronym) ? As IT is riddled with them, there's gonna be some good ones.

    Also, as this was prompted by me using one in a posting context, lets keep this relevant to the forum as well (and relatively serious, if we can :rolleyes::p )

    IMHO (in my honest opinion) this should be helpful to anyone joining the boards as well.

    HTH :D
     
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  2. noelg24

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    My fave has to be FYI...For Your Information!!! just picture Hilary Banks from the Fresh Prince and you know what I mean.
     
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  3. Sandy

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    Mine is a FLA - Four letter acronym. RTFM or Read The F******** Manual.:twisted:
     
  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    lol Forgot about that one, Sandy - I also like its sister FLA - RTFQ. (As above but "question")



    See - useful list already :biggrin
     
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  5. SimonV

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    OMG (Oh My God) is one that springs to mind.
     
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  6. flex22

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    LoL:!: (lough out loud)

    Plenty of that around here :p
     
  7. AJ

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    WTF - speaks for it's self

    NOI - No Offence Intended :biggrin
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    FFS: For **** Sake
    CCAC: Compulsive Certifiication Accronym Collector
    FUBAR: ****ed up beyond all recognition
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    OK, so I knew this would go this way.

    Maybe I should just GTF right now (again, no explanation required) :D
     
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  10. wizard

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    SFU - Situation ****** Up I don't know whether this is a true one or I've just made it up :D
     
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  11. flex22

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    Btw I forgot to mention this one:

    Btw (By the way)

    I'm always using that one, coz I just go on n on.........
     
  12. AndyL

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    FLA (Five letter acronym) = TWAIN = Technology without an interesting name, or is that a myth?
     
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  13. Peter

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    I like the one when someone say's they are going to ascottyou say: WTFH ware the fox hat. sounds like where the F---'s That.

    Peter.:p
     
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  14. Jakamoko
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    Actually, TWAIN does mean exactly that. For once, an xLA that's pretty acccurate.
     
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    NP - No Problem
     
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  16. Phoenix
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    STFU = Shut the **** up

    LASER = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
    or my fave variation
    LASER = Look at Source, Erase Retina
     
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  17. Phoenix
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    I also like recursive accronyms, they are cool


    like GNU and PHP :)
     
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    Now whats the POA(Plan of Action)
    i gotta post this ASAP(As Soon As Possible)!! 8)
     
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  19. Fergal1982

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    i fear this is drifting from jaks original intent with this post for the most part, i assume he meant within the IT sector, not net-speak!

    i personally like:
    GUI (Graphical User Interface)
    CLI (which a book i have solemly claims is actually Command Line Interpreter, as opposed to Command Line Interface)

    other acronyms i like to use in general are things like HDD, FDD, MOBO, PSU, just cause i like using them, maybe its cause it makes me feel big an clever, what do you think??

    Fergal

    BTW: Jak, out of TLA, i personally prefer T*ts! sorry, had to say it! :twisted:
     
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  20. nugget
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    Actually Fergal I think Jaqk did mean more in the net speak way. It can be very frustrating for newbies to see these used in an everyday conversation and not know what they mean.

    It took me ages to find out what BRB meant; Be Right Back

    HTH Hope This Helps
    ROTFL(MAO) Rolling On The Floor Laughing (My @ss Off)
     
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