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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Apr 20, 2003 9:37 am

although i am a US citizen, and a fluent English speaker, as i don't live in the states i'm not very familiar with some slang and the latest developments. also, i'm rather new (couple of years) to surfing the 'net (for non-professional reasons) etc.

so here are some acronyms i've come across and haven't been able to figure out by myself.
anyone care to explain?

IIRC
ROTF
ROFLMAO
ROTFLMAO
RFLOL
LMAO
YMMV
AFFR
POV
AIUI
IOW
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One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Apr 20, 2003 10:07 am

PC World Magazine has a great article on this very subject.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Apr 20, 2003 11:54 am

ROTFLMAO= Rolling On The Floor Laughing My As* off
ROFLMAO= Rolling On The Floor Laughing My As* off
RFLOL= Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
LMAO= Laughing My As* Off

this one wasn't on the list but I'll add it anyways.

LMFAO= Laughing My Fu**ing as* off
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:18 am

Do you know about the Jargon File (published as "The New Hacker's Dictionary" at odd intervals? I found 2 snapshots:
http://catb.org/esr/jargon/html/ and http://jargon.watson-net.com/section.asp. Some of the other links in these files are no longer current- e.g. "tuxedo.org" takes you to the eff.

I'm sort of out of it with other slang terms, too. In one posts, a drive was labelled as a "pos" with negative conotations. What does this mean ? Obviosly not positive.

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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Apr 21, 2003 3:22 am

MediumRare wrote:I'm sort of out of it with other slang terms, too. In one posts, a drive was labelled as a "pos" with negative conotations. What does this mean ? Obviosly not positive.

that one i have figured out: POS=Piece Of S*it
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Apr 21, 2003 4:20 am

As PC World Magazine puts it, NetLingo is the most comprehensive online acronym guide.
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