Initialisms

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soapbox
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Initialisms

Postby soapbox » 28 Sep 2019, 8:59am

AIUI, IME, IIRC, FWIW, OEM, GOM, MA, PITA, IMO...

What do they all mean? I can fathom out most of the cycling-specific initialisms, such as BB, STI, MTB, etc, but some of the other stuff makes reading some posts hard work.

Please can someone post what all the above (and any others) stand for. Thanks.

windysmithy
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Re: Initialisms

Postby windysmithy » 28 Sep 2019, 9:05am

{FFE - family-friendly edit }, WYOA?

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Re: Initialisms

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Sep 2019, 9:07am

soapbox wrote:AIUI, IME, IIRC, FWIW, OEM, GOM, MA, PITA, IMO...

What do they all mean? I can fathom out most of the cycling-specific initialisms, such as BB, STI, MTB, etc, but some of the other stuff makes reading some posts hard work.

Please can someone post what all the above (and any others) stand for. Thanks.

As I understand it
In my opinion
If I recall correctly
For what it's worth
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..
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Pain in the behind
In my opinion

AFW: Alternative facts welcome :wink:
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Re: Initialisms

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Sep 2019, 9:09am

windysmithy wrote:{FFE - family-friendly edit }, WYOA?

Wot [are] you on about?

Please to read my vocab thread for lots more
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Re: Initialisms

Postby ferrit worrier » 28 Sep 2019, 9:10am

AUI, as I understand it
IME, in my estimation
IIRC, if I remember correctly
FWIW, for what its worth
OEM, original equipment (of) Manufacture
GOM, ?
MA,?
PITA, pain in the a***
IMO, in my opinion

HTH, hope that helps :D
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Re: Initialisms

Postby tatanab » 28 Sep 2019, 9:14am

They probably come from mobile phone use, although it is increasingly common for aficionados to refer to TV programmes by their initials. I find it frustrating when people bring in those from other walks of life eg a couple of years ago we had somebody post about 6YOD which apparently means 6 year old daughter. There is one term I'd like to apply --- TWIT (Those Who Invent Terms)

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Re: Initialisms

Postby Brucey » 28 Sep 2019, 9:20am

IME; in my experience
OEM; original equipment Manufacturer
MA; Mechanical Advantage.

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Re: Initialisms

Postby JakobW » 28 Sep 2019, 9:30am

LMGTFY = Let Me Google That For You...

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Re: Initialisms

Postby simonhill » 28 Sep 2019, 9:35am

I sympathise. When I were a lad, it was expected that you first wrote it out in full with the abbreviation in brackets.

If you Google the abbreviation/acronym then you can normally get an answer (or 2 or 3 or....). This means that you and possibly many others have to do some work, to save some lazy bigger from writing it out.

Goggle gives 147 presumed/assumed meanings for MA

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Re: Initialisms

Postby Audax67 » 28 Sep 2019, 9:43am

ICBA
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Re: Initialisms

Postby hemo » 28 Sep 2019, 10:30am

YOHO = Your only here once.

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Re: Initialisms

Postby mattsccm » 28 Sep 2019, 11:56am

You're only here once actually.

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Re: Initialisms

Postby Brucey » 28 Sep 2019, 12:24pm

simonhill wrote: ...Goggle gives 147 presumed/assumed meanings for MA


there is only ever one commonly used here, and in the majority of threads where it is used it is spelt out too.

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Re: Initialisms

Postby nirakaro » 28 Sep 2019, 3:57pm

mattsccm wrote:You're only here once actually.

Shouldn't that be YOHOA? YMMV of course.

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Re: Initialisms

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Sep 2019, 4:08pm

More to the point, what do the user names on these fora signify? :wink:
Entertainer, juvenile, curmudgeon, PoB, 30120
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