#!wml -oabb.html #include "frame.wmi" #Desc: This file shows the abbrevations that are often used in the net. <font color="<<COLOR__C>>" size="+1"><b>Usual Abbreviations</b></font> <p>  Here you can read about the abbreviations that are used often in the net (usenet, irc, muds or usual computer jargon) - and what they stand for, of cause <b>;)</b>: </p> <table border="2" align="center"> <tr> <td align="right">ACK</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>ack</b>nowledge</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">AFAICS</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>a</b>s <b>f</b>ar <b>a</b>s <b>I</b> <b>c</b>an <b>s</b>ee</td> <tr> <td align="right">AFAIK</td> <td>=</td> <td> <b>a</b>s <b>f</b>ar <b>a</b>s <b>I</b> <b>k</b>now<br> <b>a</b>lfie <b>f</b>rom <b>a</b>ustria <b>i</b>s <b>k</b>ewl (by <link rkoenig>Rainer König</link>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">ASAP</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>a</b>s <b>s</b>oon <b>a</b>s <b>p</b>ossible</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">BOFH</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>b</b>astard <b>o</b>perator <b>f</b>rom <b>h</b>ell</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">BTDT</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>b</b>een <b>t</b>here, <b>d</b>one <b>t</b>hat</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">BTW</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>b</b>y <b>t</b>he <b>w</b>ay</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">CfV</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>c</b>all <b>f</b>or <b>v</b>ote</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">DAU</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>d</b>umbest <b>a</b>ssumable <b>u</b>ser</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">IANAL</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>I</b> <b>a</b>m <b>n</b>ot <b>a</b> <b>l</b>awyer</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">IIRC</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>i</b>f <b>I</b> <b>r</b>emember <b>c</b>orrectly</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">IOW</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>i</b>n <b>o</b>ther <b>w</b>ords</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">IRL</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>i</b>n <b>r</b>eal <b>l</b>ife</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">FAQ</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>f</b>requently <b>a</b>sked <b>q</b>uestions</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">FWIW</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>f</b>or <b>w</b>hat <b>i</b>t's <b>w</b>orth</td> <tr> <td align="right">FYI</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>f</b>or <b>y</b>our <b>i</b>nformation</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">GMTA</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>g</b>reat <b>m</b>inds <b>t</b>hink <b>a</b>like</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">HAND</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>h</b>ave <b>a</b> <b>n</b>ice <b>d</b>ay</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">HTH</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>h</b>ope <b>t</b>hat <b>h</b>elps</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">IMHO</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>i</b>n <b>m</b>y <b>h</b>umble <b>o</b>pinion</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">KISS</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>k</b>eep <b>i</b>t <b>s</b>mall and <b>s</b>imple</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">LART</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>l</b>user <b>a</b>ttitude <b>r</b>eadjustment <b>t</b>ool</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">LOL</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>l</b>aughing <b>o</b>ut <b>l</b>oud</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">MUA</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>m</b>ailing <b>u</b>ser <b>a</b>gent</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">MCSE</td> <td>=</td> <td> <link uf-msce><b>m</b>inesweeper <b>c</b>onsultant and <b>s</b>olitair <b>e</b>xpert</link> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">NAK</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>n</b>ot <b>a</b>c<b>k</b>nowledged</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">OTOH</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>o</b>n <b>t</b>he <b>o</b>ther <b>h</b>and</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">PEBKAC</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>p</b>roblem <b>e</b>xist <b>b</b>etween <b>k</b>eyboard <b>a</b>nd <b>c</b>hair</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">RfD</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>r</b>equest <b>f</b>or <b>d</b>iscussion</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">ROTFLMAOBTC</td> <td>=</td> <td> <b>r</b>olling <b>o</b>n <b>t</b>he <b>f</b>loor <b>l</b>aughing <b>m</b>y <b>a</b>ss <b>o</b>ff & <b>b</b>iting <b>t</b>he <b>c</b>arpet</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">RSN</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>r</b>eally <b>s</b>oon <b>n</b>ow</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">RTFM</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>r</b>ead <b>t</b>he <b>f</b>riendly <b>m</b>anual</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">SCNR</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>s</b>orry, <b>c</b>ould <b>n</b>ot <b>r</b>esist</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">SEP</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>s</b>omeone <b>e</b>lse's <b>p</b>roblem</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">TIA</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>t</b>hanks <b>i</b>n <b>a</b>dvance</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">UTSL</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>U</b>se <b>t</b>he <b>s</b>ource, <b>L</b>uke!</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">WYSIWYG</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>w</b>hat <b>y</b>ou <b>s</b>ee <b>i</b>s <b>w</b>hat <b>y</b>ou <b>g</b>et</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">YBMBM</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>y</b>our <b>b</b>rain <b>m</b>ight <b>b</b>e <b>m</b>issing</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">YMMV</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>y</b>our <b>m</b>ileage <b>m</b>ay <b>v</b>ary</td> </tr> </table> <p>  I know that this list isn't complete - it can't really be. If you know some abbreviations that you think should be in this list, please <link disclaimer>let me know</link>! </p> <hr/> <p>  There are also some german-language abbreviations that I want to put up here. I don't want them to mix with the english-language abb's so I put them down here: </p> <table border="2" align="center"> <tr> <td align="right">DAU</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>D</b>ümmster <b>a</b>nzunehmender <b>U</b>ser</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">TOFU</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>T</b>ext <b>o</b>ben, <b>F</b>ullquote <b>u</b>nten</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">IRL</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>i</b>m <b>r</b>ichtigen <b>L</b>eben</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">OHAP</td> <td>=</td> <td><b>o</b>ft <b>h</b>ost <b>a</b> <b>P</b>ech</td> </tr> </table>