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Abbreviations index

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by Roving Rich, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Roving Rich

    Roving Rich Full Member

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    Well, some folks seeem to be having a little difficulty in understanding the abbreviations we are using, so I thought a list stuck here may help. Please add to it as they come up....
    In no particular order: Well alpherbetical - ATM

    AIIC = As if I Care
    ATB - All Terrain Bicycle
    ATM = At The Moment
    BOB - Bug Out Bag (don't ask me :?: )
    BTDT = Been There Done That
    DPM - Dissruptive patterned material - (that means camoflage)
    DUCWIM = Do You See What I Mean
    EDC - every day carry
    EOD = End Of Discussion
    F2F = Face To Face
    FAK - First Aid Kit
    FUBAR = "Fouled" Up Beyond All Repair/Recognition
    FWIW = For What Its Worth
    FYI = For Your Information
    GBA - Gränsfors Bruks Axes
    GPS - Global Positioning System
    HTH - Hope That Helps
    IAE = In Any Event
    IDK = I Dont Know
    IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IOW = In Other Words
    IRL = In Real Life
    KFS=knife fork spoon
    LOL - Laugh Out Loud
    MYOB = Mind Your Own Business
    NIMBY = Not In My Back Yard
    OIC = Oh, I See
    OTOH = On The Other Hand
    PITA - Pain In The bottom :roll:
    PSK - Personal Survival Kit
    RTFM = Read The "Flippin" Manual
    SAK - Swiss Army Knife
    SFA - no :nono: that means Small Forest Axe
    SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed :notworthy
    TIA = Thanks In Advance
    TIC = Tounge In Cheek
    TLA - Three Letter Abbreviation
    WRT = With Respect To
    WS - Wilkinson Swords
    WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get
    MFS = Magnesium Flint and Steel
    WTF: What The "Flip"
    PMWL - Pi$$ing Myslef With Laughter
    IIRR - If I Remember Rightly
    IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
    OP - Original Poster (i.e., thread starter) or Original Post
    ROFL - Roll On Floor Laughing
    ROFLMAO - Roll On Floor Laughing My bottom Off
    A&E - Accident and Emergency

    Erm I'll edit the rest in as you point em out :wink: and sort em again soon...

    Cheers
    Rich
     
  2. Roving Rich

    Roving Rich Full Member

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    WAh :shock: Thanks guys, its probably best if we stick to the ones that actually come up here, as that list is starting to get long ! So no used car or personal ad abbreviations thanks just those you think might help and be useful.
    Cheers
    Rich
    or RR if you like :-D
     
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    thankyou all very much.thats exactly what i asked for :-D
    now a can understand wtf im reading :wink:
     
  4. Keith_Beef

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    IIRR - If I Remember Rightly
    IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
    OP - Original Poster (i.e., thread starter) or Original Post
    ROFL - Roll On Floor Laughing
    ROFLMAO - Roll On Floor Laughing My bottom Off
    A&E - Accident and Emergency

    One I see in small ads, and never understand, is "WHY"...
    What does that mean? "Will Hold Yours"?


    Keith.
     
  5. Roving Rich

    Roving Rich Full Member

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    Thanks to all those who helped compile the list :biggthump
    Rich
     
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    WHY normally means "What Have You". :)
     
  7. Mikey P

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    'Bug-out Bag' (BOB) is like the military 'Go Bag'. There's a couple of different meanings:

    Firstly, it's something that has enough kit in to allow you to survive/operate if your site is overrun and you have to grab something quick and go - or 'bug out'. It's usually smaller than a began and could just be a day pack or your webbing.

    Secondly, it can mean your kit in a bag at home ready to go at a moment's notice. It means you don't have to mess about at 3am looking for all of your stuff because you've been called out. Equally, in buchcraft terms, it could be a bag of your essential kit for a weekend out just in case a mate calls late Friday afternoon and says 'Do you fancy a couple of days in the woods? Can you be ready in 15 minutes - I'm on my way!

    Are there any other meanings for Bug-out Bag?
     
  8. bushwacker bob

    bushwacker bob Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    yep It admirably describes my mother in law. When the old bag arrives or notifies her arrival,I bug out. :-D :-D
     
  9. Roving Rich

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    Thanks, i will be putting one together shortly. I got stranded a hundred miles from home at one in the morning the other weekend, and could really have done with a BOB. I spent the night in a wood on the edge of town with nothing but a plastic water bottle. I didn't even have a coat just the fleece top i was wearing :cry:
    Still focused me as to what i needed. A hat was first on the list....

    Cheers
    Rich
     
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    snafu - situation normal, all "fouled" up :lmao:
     
  11. British Red

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    FUBAR :D

    "Fouled" Up Beyond Any Repair
     
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    ATB can also be "All The Best"
     
  13. Toddy

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    HWMBLT.... He who must be listened to :)
    HWTHMBLT.... He who thinks he must be listened to :rolleyes:
    IIMMC....If I make myself clear


    How about a list of words with descriptions, too? Lotsof folks get confused by these as well.
    Hootchi
    Everyday carry
    Possibles pouch

    atb,
    Toddy
     
  14. xylaria

    xylaria Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Maybe added to the list of words some american english confusions.
    Benders are simerlar to Wickiups and are not slang terms for gay men.

    I have being laughing at myself all day, I nearly e-mailed an american a question on the hole size that benders need to take a hot pipe. :lmao:
     
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    I was wondering why all you guys were saying LoL to each other, here's me thinking you were all saying 'Lots of Love' !:lmao:
    Thank Christ for that, I was beginning to worry!!:lmao:
     
  16. Jodie

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    What's the difference between a hootchie and a basha? Unless I'm missing something
    they both seem to be greenish coloured plasticised sheets with loops for ropes and
    whatnot. Eg: http://www.proadventure.co.uk/acatalog/Shelter_-_Bushcraft_Shelters_.html

    It's fun acclimatising to the jargon - bivis, bashas, hootchies, billies and my personal
    favourite 'poncho liner' :D
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Now *** seems to have become an expression of imaptience..I can't work that one out :sad6:
     
  18. Jodie

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    ...and presumably hootchies or bashas are the same as tarps. Confused :eek:
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Yeah hootchies are the Aussie version, bashas are Brit fundamentally the same thing though

    Red
     
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