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Old 05-06-2008
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Default Abbreviations and Acronyms, Using Them In Your Posted Messages And What They Mean

Using Abbreviations In Your Posted Messages And What They Mean

Acronyms, initialisms, and alphabetisms are abbreviations that are formed using the initial components in a phrase or name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym_and_initialism

Am I the only one that seems to be noticing the use of more acronyms, or abbreviations in the messages being posted on the forum lately. It seems that the upsurge of Blackberries and other types of new style cel phones that are being promoted and their use in text messaging, has increased the use of text message type acronyms used to describe our problems and solutions.

There are people out there that have to have the very latest in gadgets and technology to make either their life easier, or they really need them for their work and then there are those, like a good friend of mine that........GASP!..........don't even want a cel phone and here on the forum we have members that cover every aspect of the spectrum and not everybody is currently into the new technology, nor do some of them want to go that far, but they are interested in trying to help others and also pick up a few tips that they can use along the way.

When posting a new thread, or a reply keep in mind that maybe there is a newcomer that could use this information to help them out either now, or when someone does a search on the topic in the future and how we compose our Questions and Solutions has a great impact in how it is understood by all of the forum members. Are we in that much of a hurry that we can't take the time to type out the whole word, or at least explain what the acronym stands for in our first post in a given thread, then a person can understand what we are talking about?

Maybe we are used to using them in our jobs, or our hobbies, but does that mean that everybody on the forum will understand what we are talking about and if they don't, some people will just not ask about them and maybe they are the ones with the solution to our problem, but they don't totally understand what we are talking about.

This isn't completely new, 26 years ago I used to get Honey Do notes left by my last wife who was a nurse, sometimes using medical acronyms, but that gave me an excuse of "But HONEY, I didn't understand what you meant" for not completing the task, but that didn't always work either

I know that with all of the text messaging that is going on now days, it is OK to use abbreviations, or just letters for complete words, I would suggest that when you are posting a message on the forum, that there are some of us OLD DOGS that have enough of a problem just getting to and reading the forum, that when there are abbreviations used it makes it even harder to understand what you are talking about, especially for the newbies that don't necessarily understand the LINGO that we use.

Keep in mind this will not help when it comes to reading Randy's posted messages, that will take a whole new topic to cover that subject

So the next time you want to enter a acronym in your post on the forum, think back to when you didn't understand what you are about to type meant, it can make understanding a problem or a solution easier for someone else.

I'm also suggesting that as a reply to this message, please list some of the abbreviations that you use, or if you have a question about an abbreviation that you have seen used on the forum ask about it here. Once it shows up as a reply to this message. I will add it to the list below and then in order to keep this particular message at the top of this thread, after we update the list with your additional abbreviation of a term, we will delete your original message, so that when a person comes here to find an abbreviated term they won't have to scroll up or down the page to find the list.

Thanks to the Vintage 'Birds http://www.vintagebirds.com/history2.htm#terms for the list below;

BMC - Blue Bird Motor Coach
FC - Forward Control which designates the engine is mounted in the front of the unit. All Blue Bird Wanderlodges are rear axle drive.
31-FC - Thirty-one foot Forward Control
33-FC - Thirty-three foot Forward Control
35-FC - Thirty-Five foot Forward Control
PT - Pusher with a tag axle
PT-35 - Thirty-Five foot Pusher
PT-36 - Thirty-six foot Pusher
PT-38 - Thirty-eight foot Pusher
PT-40 - Forty foot Pusher
RB - Rear Bath
SB - Side Bath
SP - Single Axle Pusher
WB - Wide Body
WBSA - WIDE BODY SIDE AISLE
WBDA - WIDE BODY DIAGONAL AISLE
WBSD - WIDE BODY SIDE DIAGONAL[AISLE]
WL - Wanderlodge
WTOS - WALK-THRU OFFSET [AISLE]
XV - 15th Anniversary unit built in 1978/1979
XXV - 25th Anniversary unit built in 1988/1989



I will add your abbreviated words here;


3208NA-Caterpillar 3208 Naturally Aspirated (non -turbo) engine
3208TA-Caterpillar 3208 Turbocharged engine
AFAMFAWG- As far as my fat a$$ will go.
AAMOF-As A Matter Of Fact
ADN-Any Day Now
AFAICT-As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK-As Far As I Know
AFAIR-As Far As I Remember
AKA-Also Known As
ASAP-As Soon As Possible
AISI-As I See It
ATM-At The Moment
AYOR-At Your Own Risk
B4-Before
B4N-Bye For Now
BB-Blue Bird
BB-Bye Bye
BBBB-buybyebluebird
BBFN-Bye Bye For Now
BC-Because
*BG*-Big Grin
BION-Believe It Or Not
'Bird-Blue Bird Wanderlodge
BSFC-Brake Specific Fuel Consumption is a measure of fuel efficiency within a shaft reciprocating engine.
BTW-By The Way
BWL-Bursting With Laughter
BYAM-Between You And Me
CAC-Some turbocharged engines use a "charge air cooler" (same effect as an intercooler) that is mounted outboard of the water radiator -- and looks much like a normal radiator.
CMIIW-Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CMM-Changed My Mind
CUL-See You Later
CYA-See You
DDEC I - Detroit Diesel Electronic Control-Series I
DDEC II- Detroit Diesel Electronic Control-Series II
DDEC III-Detroit Diesel Electronic Control-Series III
DDEC IV-Detroit Diesel Electronic Control-Series IV
DDL- Diagnostic Data Link
DQMOT-Don't Quote Me On This
ECM- Electronic Control Module
EDU- Electronic Distribution Unit
EUI- Electronic Unit Injector
EOD-End Of Discussion
EOM-End Of Message
ES-Enough Said
FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions
FHU-Full Hookups (Electric/Water/Sewer)
FSS-FUEL SHUTOFF SOLENOID
FWIW-For What It's Worth
FYA-For Your Amusement
FYI-For Your Information
*G*-Grin
GIGO-GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT. (A COMPUTER PROGRAMMING TERM)
HAGD-Have a good day
HTH-Hope This Helps
IME-In My Experience
IMHO-In My Humble Opinion
IMO-In My Opinion
JIC - Hydraulic fitting (Joint Industry Council) picture
JMO-Just My Opinion
LAL-Laugh-a-lot
LOL-Laughing Out Loud
MMO-Marvel Mystery Oil
MSW- Modified Sine Wave (Inverter)
MYOB-Mind Your Own Business
NC-No Comment
NM-Never Mind or No Message
OBTW-Oh By The Way
OP - Original Poster
OT-Off-Topic
PO - Previous Owner
POV-Point Of View
PUSHER - Engine is mounted in the rear, thus pushing the 'Bird.
ROFL-Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTFL-Rolling On The Floor Laughing
SCA-Supplemental Coolant Additive
*S*-Smile
SOB - Some Other Brand RV.
SWMBO -She Who Must Be Obeyed
SYS-See You Soon
TAF-That's All Folks
TC: Torque Converter
TIA-Thanks In Advance
TTYL-Talk To You Later
TTYS-Talk To You Soon
TUFAW-Tear Up for Arse Wipe or To Ugly For Actual Words
TWIMC-To Whom It May Concern
TY-Thank You
*VBG*-Very Big Grin
WOG - Wanderlodge Owners Group (Forum)
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
###?-What's That For?
YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary
YW-You're Welcome
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Last edited by iamflagman; 02-04-2015 at 03:10 AM. Reason: Updated Abreviations
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