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to get narked when mnetters use abbreviations directed at an individual...

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barnsleybelle Mon 01-Jun-09 21:53:17

I don't get most of the abbreviations. examples such as.. ffiw, iyswim, rofl, pmsl??? There are tons more i don't get. Is there something i can click on to inform me!!!???

It particularly irks me when a poster refers to me directly and then uses an abbreviation which when asked they don't explain.

Tortoise Mon 01-Jun-09 21:55:47

Click on the link 'useful stuff' then the 'acronym list' this will tell you most of the ones used on MN.

Tulia Mon 01-Jun-09 21:56:13

the acronym list is under 'useful stuff'

barnsleybelle Mon 01-Jun-09 21:56:52

Thank you....

Tamarto Mon 01-Jun-09 21:57:09


barnsleybelle Mon 01-Jun-09 21:59:38

ok, so now i feel like a complete turd when every single acronym is listed right here on the site!!!!

SarahL2 Mon 01-Jun-09 22:08:03

LOL - so you were being unreasonable but we'll forgive you

WizardNoHeart Mon 01-Jun-09 22:08:39

"complete turd" grin

stoppinattwo Mon 01-Jun-09 22:08:46

omfg rofl iyswim..........wink

stoppinattwo Mon 01-Jun-09 22:09:28

as oppose to an incomplete turd hmm XXX

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Jun-09 22:09:31

yy acronyms can be annoying when you don't know what they mean

4, for example

cocolepew Mon 01-Jun-09 22:10:43



MaureenMLove Mon 01-Jun-09 22:11:53

What's yy mean then? That's a new one on me!

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Jun-09 22:13:17

Mo, it's when you are nodding, yes yes, in agreement

<how you doin' mate?>

LovelyTinOfSpam Mon 01-Jun-09 22:16:22


barnsleybelle Mon 01-Jun-09 22:17:36

oh please stop.... my head is exploding!!!! grin

i can't click on useful stuff fast enough to keep up!

TrillianAstra Mon 01-Jun-09 22:20:41


Is not an acronym.


BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Jun-09 22:21:10


LovelyTinOfSpam Mon 01-Jun-09 22:21:55

I still don't know what


means. But assume it means leaving the thread as think it's crap.

MaureenMLove Mon 01-Jun-09 22:22:41

I'm just peachy thanks Boys, how you doin'?

puddock Mon 01-Jun-09 22:25:03

er, but ... why is it called an acronym when almost none of the abbreviations in it are acronyms?
[ducks head, scuttles off to pedants' corner]

puddock Mon 01-Jun-09 22:28:26

Aargh! can't believe I posted mentioning pedants' corner and didn't write "when almost none of the abbreviations in it is an acronym". Will be drummed out.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Jun-09 22:30:16

<We are fine ta Mo

I told a newbie to shout for you the other week to learn how to do links as you are the Queen of link training grin>

MARGOsBeenDrinkingTea Mon 01-Jun-09 22:30:25

BALD - I think I found the "4" thread once grin

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Jun-09 22:35:00

gwan margo, find it again and repost for the newbies plllllease

<flutters eyelashes winningly>

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