Abbreviations index

Roving Rich

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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
 

Roving Rich

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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
 

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.
 

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?
 

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
 

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
 

xylaria

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Toddy said:
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
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:
 

Greg

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Roving Rich said:
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 **** :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 **** 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
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: