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I've finally cracked! (IFC)

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HaveIGotAClue Fri 12-Feb-16 00:28:02

I can't take it anymore. No more!

I feel like a code decipher in the second world war!

The EIU, MCB, RU, LA, FU, BASC, CW, GB...............

FFs - communication is about communicating! If you communicate in code and no-one has a clue what your 'code' means, you're not communicating!!!!!

Will you STOP THE FUCK (STF) with abbreviations or WETFTAC!

If I say, I TUAS, it is meaningless!

If you're going to use letters to denote sentences, please, explain the FBT in brackets at first use!!!

CIA - well known.
FBI - well known
DH - Darling/dear husband
DF - Dear fiance/Dear father

Seriously, it is putting me off this website. It is the only website where it is deemed acceptable to just say letters 'iitowwiidatjal'.


PerspicaciaTick Fri 12-Feb-16 00:30:52

Have you found the acronyms link at the top of the page ^^?

MunchMunch Fri 12-Feb-16 00:38:26

NP OPwink

HaveIGotAClue Fri 12-Feb-16 00:38:53


I'm not talking about well known and used acronyms. I'm talking about


No way of having a clue what is being talked about!

HaveIGotAClue Fri 12-Feb-16 00:40:44

wanna figure out what yygocih means?

HaveIGotAClue Fri 12-Feb-16 00:44:31

In MY day, if you were going to use an acronym, you first spelled out the full meaning, with the acronym in brackets. After the first spelling-out, you then used the acronym.

On here, there is no meaning, just random letters, which do not count as acronyms, since they have not been explained prior to their use!

MillionToOneChances Fri 12-Feb-16 01:38:56

I haven't noticed too many random ones on here, except LTB which is clear. Using DS for sister or DF for, well, actually I'm not sure whether father or fiancé is more rare - that's frustrating. The abbreviations aren't meant to make it impenetrable. Sometimes there's such a cast of DSILs and DSISes that it's hard to keep up. But mostly it's clear.

Monty27 Fri 12-Feb-16 02:02:00

YABU. grin

stareatthetvscreen Fri 12-Feb-16 02:25:53


trian Fri 12-Feb-16 02:56:12

the acronyms list is not comprehensive :-(

Crankycunt Fri 12-Feb-16 02:59:10

YABU smile

Ask on the thread it comes up on.

Most of them I can understand, if one isn't obvious I ask.

HaveIGotAClue Sat 13-Feb-16 01:32:14

Crankycunt - surely having to ask defies the purpose? You're not saving anybody any time? Just putting intelligible information out there and expecting people to respond?

BillSykesDog Sat 13-Feb-16 01:44:47


gooseberryroolz Sat 13-Feb-16 02:07:14

It DOES save time if everyone consults the glossary once or twice;

It's a kind of initiative test smile

OddSocksHighHeels Sat 13-Feb-16 02:11:40

It's very rare I see an acronym on here that I don't understand. I just ask if I don't get one of them.

Pantone363 Sat 13-Feb-16 02:33:09

There's too many now and they're too long

Also there's lots of usernames that would've been stamped all over years ago. Nobody blinks a eye now angry

I remember when it was all fields around here

araiba Sat 13-Feb-16 06:15:54

many people don't even seem to know what an acronym is

dh, iyswim, ltb, cia and fbi are not acronyms

yabu and aibu might be depending on how you say it

nato and lol are acronyms

HapShawl Sat 13-Feb-16 06:24:32

MN did not invent DH/DD etc, it's fairly standard Internet forum abbreviation, as are most of the other abbreviations used on here (like OP, IYSWIM, BTW).

Tangfastics Sat 13-Feb-16 06:24:57

Totally with you OP.

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