February 23, 2011 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #595268
what shticky abr do you k??
gigig-get it got it goodFebruary 23, 2011 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #744098yentingyentaParticipant
ROTFL-rolling on the floor laughing
i thought it was universal, but then i sent it to someone and they were like “huh?”February 23, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #744099Sister BearMember
ATD: At The Doctor’s
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM: Covered By Medicare
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
FYI: Found Your Insulin
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
ROFL… CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing… And Can’t Get Up
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?February 23, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #744100TumsMember
Some abbreviations date back to the 1980’s or earlier, as they were used on Internet communications.
Others came around during the txt’ing age.February 23, 2011 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #744101ronrsrMember
some abbreviations go back to the telegraph age, when you paid for every word you sent. Some go back even further, to the Quipu system of the Incas (talking knots).
Many words that were two separate words, like “to day” became one word, today. Western Union would count the words, and disallow words it thought were illegitimate compound words. The newspapers, which were very large users of telegraph services (think foreign correspondents) would show Western Union that these were indeed single words, just look at what they’re printing in the newspaper.
this goes back:
ASAP – as soon as possible.
SAP – soon as possible.
SAPIEST – sooner than soon as possible.February 24, 2011 4:47 am at 4:47 am #744102chayav inish livisumayParticipant
i k m a. h a y?? i l a b i m l s e!!!!February 24, 2011 8:38 am at 8:38 am #744103Shticky GuyParticipant
ha ha ha ha – If there were any witches nearby, they would have corrected your spelling of the OP!
I notice some ppl are embarassed to ask what an abbreviation stands for if they think they should know it.
I recently put MAMB at the end of a post and nobody queried it. (It was homemade and stands, of course, for Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’simcha).
Chayav bubbelle, what does “i k m a. h a y?? i l a b i m l s e” mean?
Is it: I Know My Alcohol. How ABout You?? I Love A Bottle In Mornings Like Someone Else?February 24, 2011 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #744104shuliParticipant
lol at sister!!February 24, 2011 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #744105
the title of this post (sp.) is like nails on a chalkboard to me! arghhh :-OFebruary 24, 2011 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm #744106
sis bear way too funny!!
clhe-can’t laugh hard enough!!
always here sorry 🙁 but spelling is my weak point :'(February 24, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #744107
ha ha ha ha~ I just don’t understand why the Mods didn’t correct it.(selicha, Mods). when I’m in doubt about a spelling, I google it. on my computer that died, I had Firefox w/ a spell checker; I’m now using my son’s, & it doesn’t seem to have a spell checking option. but it’s no big deal to look it up.February 24, 2011 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #744108
laziness is my weaker then weak point!! 🙂 sorry for making you suffer 😉February 24, 2011 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #744109
hahahahahahaha! I’m not reallyy suffering 😉February 25, 2011 2:44 am at 2:44 am #744110guy-ochoMember
ha ha ha ha. if you would have abbreviated the thread title, we wouldn’t know u can’t spell.
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