Abrevations

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Can anyone inform me of all the abreviations used on this site and what do they mean e.g., IMHO????? I've got no idear what this means!!
Should make reading posts more informative.
Thanks in advance.Around Oz 06/2004
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Reply By: Andrew - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 01:30

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 01:30
Rox

I'm confused too but the one you refer to IMHO is 'In My Honest Opinion'

IMHO, I think that's what it is anyway!!!
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 01:52

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 01:52
Thanks 4 that now I can sleep betterAround Oz 06/2004
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 02:12

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 02:12
"In my HUMBLE opinion" actually. But close enough.

Anyone else have a good dictionary of chat room/forum abbreviations commonly used? We could provide a look up/help screen if you can supply us the commonly used ones.Regards Michelle,
Spread the word - ExplorOz.com
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 03:29

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 03:29
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LMAO = Laughing MY @#$% Off

that's about as much as I know
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 12:56

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 12:56
I thought LOL stood for "Lots of Luck"

BTW = By The Way
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (thanks Truckster)Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 09:48

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 09:48
Michelle

there is one at http://www.chat-avenue.com/abbreviations.html. They also have a page on emoticons at http://www.chat-avenue.com/smileys.html.

also another one at http://www.comcen.com.au/faq/abbrev.html

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 10:54

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 10:54
Rox,

Try this one:

http://emoticonuniverse.com/slang/

A few of the more common ones are:
BTW - By the way
IMO - In my opinion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
LOL - Laughing out loud
LMAO - Laughing my ass off
RAOTFLMAO - Rolling around on the floor laughing my ass off

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Old Soldier - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 11:23

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 11:23
G'day Melissa,

Not trying to shoot the messenger mate - just the message you bring :) :)

"laughing my ass off"

bloody hell - how bloody American.

I grew up with the fact that an ass was a donkey - seems I slipped on my arse on that one.

Why don't we just run the bloody stars and stripes up the Australian flagpole and be done with it???

The yanks have just about taken over this country and stuffed it up completely anyway.

enjoy the bush

DennisN
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 11:25

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 11:25
Dennis,

Actually it should have been "laughing my arse off"....blame it on my poor spelling.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 13:53

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 13:53
actually Melissa, given that the term was probably born in the US of A then I would say that you were correct initially.
However I do believe in Australianising whenever I can so Old Soldier has a point too.
IMHO.
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Follow Up By: Old Soldier - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 14:56

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 14:56
G'day Allyn,

Hmmmmmm,

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Now we're into semantics.

I think that you would probably find that the word "arse" is about as "anglo saxon" as you could get, and would suspect it was around long before the pilgrim fathers ventured to the new world, and it became "ass" over there.

My comment was about the way we seem to follow wherever America wants to lead us. As I said, Melissa was just the messenger in this case.

The spelling is becoming more and more in general use in Oz.

It's just one more nail in the Aussie coffin, along with KFC, MacDonalds, french fries, nite, trail instead of track, reeeesearch, reeeepeat and deeefence etc. etc. ad nauseum.

Coming over to your wonderful part of the world next year mate - got the brochures and am couning the days.

enjoy the bush

DennisN

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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 20:55

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003 at 20:55
Not having a dig Old Soldier, just playing the game.

I'm behind you 100 % on the spelling issue and in fact go to great lengths to see that all the spell checks on work PC's are set to English (Aust) so that we dont get "z" where "s" should be ie. specialize.

I don't support McDonalds (at all), refuse to buy tomato sauce that's labeled "Ketchup" , won't use the term "Fries" (french or not) and, well you know what I mean.
I love the aussie lingo/slang and we're losing it because of all this multi-culturalism and us adopting their customs etc. Bloody hell they're in our country for god's sake (but that's another story)

It will be nice to have you in the North West
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