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Martin [Admin]

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T L A's !
« on: May 21, 2008, 08:01:13 pm »


What's your favourite Acronyms and TLA's?
Everyone knowns some.
I know they are very elitist but they can be fun....

To get the ball rolling, here a few I use nearly every day.

RTFM = Read the Flipping Manual.
DOA  = Dead on Arrival
RTM  = Return to Manufacture
BSoD = Blue screen of Death
MIP   = Manual Intervention Process ( User's an idiot but we can't say that! )

And my favourites:

IGFAF = I'm Going Outside For A Fag

OSLIP = OH SHooT! Lets Panic! ( No plan in place for this emergency! ) >>:-(



and in case you were wondering, TLA = Three Letter Acronyms!    {-)
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Re: T L R's !
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 10:58:16 pm »


TL;DR

One to bear in mind for one's postings.....

Too Long; Didn't Read
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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 11:04:30 pm »

Of course, strictly speaking, an acronym is a word formed from initial letters and spoken as a word.

TLA is therefore not an acronym at all. It's a three letter abbreviation.

Example: BBC - spoken as B,B C is an abbreviation. NASA, spoken as Nahsa, is an acronym.

Andy - in pedantic mood! {-)

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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 11:19:09 pm »

My current favourite is PUPO = "I believe the transaction has been completed to my satisfaction; the final act is in your hands" (Work it out for yersels, eh?)
FLA?
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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 11:57:18 pm »

 O0

PUFFO!!!!

pack up and go away..
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Roger in France

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 06:12:51 am »

Not "TLA's", but in our house we use:

    WALK and DINNER so the dog does not understand what we are saying. Trouble is she understands both French and English!

  TTFN....

Roger in France.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 06:22:36 am »

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Funked Up.
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andygh

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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 07:42:09 am »

FUBAR, like some of my models
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 08:34:58 am »

My cat's bilingual as well. She understands both cat and dog. If I say either "Woof!" or "Miaow!" to her, she thinks it means "Food!". (Mind you, she thinks anything you say to her means food.)

Andy
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008, 10:19:20 am »

Martin,

As an IT bod you would come across

GOK - God Only Knows
BRS mode -  Big Red Switch mode
FLK - Funny Looking Kid

and as a virgin Footy racer I come across
NSL - Numpty Sea Lawyers  (always very plural)

andrew
(and I thought RTFM was Read The Fine Manual)
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2008, 09:11:49 pm »

Don't use them now -- retired  O0

POETS - Push Off Early Tomorrow's Saturday

TGIF - Thank God It's Friday

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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2008, 12:16:53 am »

Push?
God?

 {-)
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2008, 03:41:56 am »

Push?
God?

 {-)

Foets day wouldn't be the same.
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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2008, 08:59:23 am »

On finding out there isnt a probelm with the PC - PEBKAC

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2008, 11:40:19 am »

KYFHO  ............ Funny but moderrated - Admin
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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2008, 12:15:13 pm »

My dad was in the reme during the war , and every vehicle he had , had KYTHO painted on them ....translation.........keep your thieving hands off  O0

          cleaner version of the above , which probably has enabled everyone to work it out.........like the modern version though.

                  regards..bob.
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Re: T L A's !
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2008, 12:21:02 pm »

BRS mode -  Big Red Switch mode

2 call computer resolutions comments come to mind:

Fault: Flash! Bang! Dead..... Smoke!

Another call's fix was: I reduced the input alternating potential below the lowest quiescent value, allowed a full discharge of the chopper and rectifier circuits and reinitiated the start cycle. ( What I did do? )


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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2008, 10:58:59 am »

I must pass that one on to my PC engineer son, next time he needs to tell someone to turn it off and on again!  O0
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2008, 05:03:48 pm »

OK folk....last two posts deleted as they became far to explicit for this site where youngsters are free to roam.

I have sent a PM to both contributors.

Please keep future contributions appropriate to all site users/Members.

Thanks.

Roger in France.
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« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2008, 06:01:13 pm »

HIAPITA apparently stands for Hannah is a pain in the backside.  O0
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2008, 11:48:02 pm »

PPPPPP (the six ps) perfect planning prevents p~** poor performance
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