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Old 28th July 2002, 09:24   #1  |  Link
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A list of chat abbreviations for non-english native speakers

As many people visiting this nice forum, english is not my mother tongue. So I think this attached list of chat abbreviations may help you people who still wonder what things like IMHO, AFAIK and ROTFLMAO means, LOL.
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good idea - does it have "IIRC" on that list ? i must be thick or something but even tho my first language is english i always forget what that stands for. :^(

( actually, disregard the "or something" above )
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I got a nice german/english site for that. It is a search-engine for acronyms and abbrevations.

http://www.chemie.fu-berlin.de/cgi-bin/acronym


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does it have "IIRC" on that list ? i must be thick or something but even tho my first language is english i always forget what that stands for. :^(
IIRC = if I remember correctly

yes such a list is a good idea.... ( /me waits for an admin so that I can see the attachment )

EDIT: LOL

either I'm blind or the list just showed up after I replied! hehe
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I have always known IIRC as "If I Recall Correctly" and IMHO as "In My Honest Opinion"....but I guess abbreviations vary from person to person.
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I think that this abbreviations are used a lot in the english forums I visit and many of my friends that do the same, keep asking me what is this? and that? and I've seen a couple of post here with questions like this, so it must be usefull at some point; though I don't know if it deserves to be made a sticky.
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definitly

i found it very useful on several occasions...
especially when asking 'what does this/that mean?' does not seem appropriate :-P

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Old 2nd September 2002, 18:51   #8  |  Link
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Over 242.000+ acronyms:

http://www.acronymfinder.com/
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but heres the mother off them all....

TLA: three letter acronym
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NMA!

I just saw that list and man . I think every little colloquial phrase in the english language has been acronymed on that list. It has been over done. I mean. Here's one for you that you haven't gotten on that list. it's NMA! yeah. can you guess what that one is? well it stands for NO MORE ACRONYMS! I mean it. Acronyms have become over done with. They are becoming grossly gibberish. I could've thrown up and mellow the carpet around me after seeing that "chat abbreviations.txt" profane list of acronyms. ugh! you might as well just take out all the vowels of every word you type and make sense out of that as you read it. blah!

here goes: Se frm rls blw fr mr nfrmtn abt wht cds yu r alwd to ys n yr psts.

Now there's your perspicuous sentence with NMA.
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It is missing the ultimate TLA, which is, of course, TLA. (Three Letter Acronym)
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Take a look here:
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why don't someone just create a program that does a instant translation of the acronym, instead of asking what they just said (or did someone already did that)

Ex: someone is reading a post and is wondering what "wtf" stands for; so they type it into the program and find out it stand for (well, you know what it stands for)
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Stenography. Oh yes how much I miss the sway. or do you all miss it and thats why you want to encourage the habit of acronomizing typed language.


ste·nog·ra·phy (st…-n¼g“r…-f¶) n. Abbr. sten., stenog. 1. The art or process of writing in shorthand. 2. The art or practice of transcribing speech with a stenograph machine. 3. Material transcribed in shorthand. --sten”o·graph“ic (stµn”…-gr²f“¹k) or sten”o·graph“i·cal (-¹-k…l) adj. --sten”o·graph“i·cal·ly adv.
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Old 2nd December 2002, 13:35   #16  |  Link
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Acaila - IIRC, shortcut IMHO is always being translated/decrypted as In My HUMBLE Opinion... Even years ago i asked goy, what the hell was that shortcuts

I think that humble also more fits the reason, and usage of this shortcut. As people over net always trying to write his expressions honestly, but we are using IMHO into cases, where we have disagree with other opinion, and we have to do this politely.

So, its not like sayin - you are f*cking wrong, you as*hole, and im right.

Its like politely pointing that my opinion and / or experience slightly difers from the presented one


...but i can be wrong. After all, im from Czech and not US or UK
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how do you remove this post from being a sticky. it gets a little annoying when not so important topics become stickies and end up staying there for months on the top of the list.
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did you read the titel

of this post?!?

just as a reminder: it reads:

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A list of abbreviations for non-english native speakers
well since you are an english native speaker (i believe so at least since you've stated LA as your 'position') this post is not intended for you. you are a native speaker and I as one of the non native speakers find this post from time to time very very useful!
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PS: and i'd hate to have to search it each time i need it!
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post gone... reply useless... hope this was a one time event!

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