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How To Swear Like A Sailor

A Dictionary of Navy Slang Compiled From Various Sources 67 pages of history and hilarity.
posted by timsteil on May 26, 2014 - 35 comments

Acquaintances made by the telegraph key

From 1890: The First Text Messages I’m not sure what “Wl hrs a fu” is supposed to mean. But it sounds like “min pen” is an 1890 equivalent of today’s instant messager’s “afk brb." [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Aug 4, 2011 - 29 comments

BOHICA

AWGTHTGTTA? FYI, NALOPKT. Alas, TMIKTLIU. (Previously)
posted by Krrrlson on Jun 9, 2007 - 58 comments

Medical terms, such as "LOLFDGB" - Little Old Lady, Fall Down, Go Boom

Doctor's slang that might be on your chart.
posted by dios on Aug 23, 2006 - 59 comments

Gimme a G.......gimme an W.....gimme a break!

Corollaries to famous quotes pt 1: "Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted." - Shelley.
posted by lalochezia on Dec 5, 2005 - 7 comments

Blogstop

BlogStop. Where the last word of an entry must be used as an acronym for the next entry. Simple.
posted by coudal on Jul 30, 2003 - 1033 comments

RAS Syndrome

Am I the only one who gets annoyed by RAS Syndrome? Apparently not. But why do even apparently intelligent people repeatedly refer to PIN Numbers (google 69,200), ATM Machines (google 68,500), RAM Memory (google 173,000), HIV Virus (google 104,000) or GUI Interfaces (google 93,900)? I wouldn't mind, but today even the BBC are getting in on the act. Oh, and incase you care, they are technically called Acronym-Assisted Pleonasms.

I'd ask you to list others you know of, but I know this will get out of hand very quickly... ;)
posted by twine42 on May 19, 2003 - 111 comments

Pacronyms

Pacronyms An "alphabetical list of acronyms, abbreviations, initials, and common names of federal political action committees (PACs)." And if you ask me, there's TDMOT.
posted by WolfDaddy on Oct 17, 2002 - 3 comments

At work, I'm working on applying XSL transforms to XML documents to get HTML, HDML, and WML pages via an ISAPI filter for IIS. Maybe eventually I'll play with DISCO, and then I'll move on to SOAP, ROPE, and maybe even SAX. When will the acronymical madness stop?
posted by endquote on Jul 11, 2000 - 8 comments

WTF

WTF does AFAIK mean? Should I RTFM before asking the BOFM? If he tells me "IIRC, IMHO, I'm not HTH" what would you do? Try the acronymfinder.
posted by mathowie on Feb 5, 2000 - 2 comments

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