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These acronyms were collected from all over. To get on my list they
had to be used in at least one conf. by three or more persons 
consistently over a period of time and be faster then typing the 
entire phrase. There is also a list of common computer abbreviations 
and key board key definitions. Enjoy.

Mon  09-09-1991  18:35:54           DAN

AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AWGTHTGTTA = Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?
Alternative form is AWGTHTGTATA (...Through ALL This Again?)
BBFN = Bye Bye For Now
BIOYIOP = Blow It Out Your Input Output Port
BRB  = Be Right Back (generally used on chat systems)
BTA = But Then Again
BTW = By The Way
BYKT = But You Knew That
BYKTA = But You Knew That Already
CMIIW =  Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CYL = See You Later
DNPM = Darn Near P***ed Myself
EOD =  End Of Discussion
EOL =  End Of Lecture
ESOSL = Endless Snorts of Stupid Laughter
FDROTFL = Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing
FITB = Fill In The Blank....
FOTCL = Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
GD&R = Grin, Duck & Run
GOK = God Only Knows
IAC = In Any Case
IMCDO = In My Conceited Dogmatic Opinion.
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IITYWYBMAB = If I Tell You, Will You Buy Me A Beer
IITYWYBAD =  If I Tell You, Will You Buy Another Drink
INPO = In No Particular Order
KCBIWIYWI = Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It
LLTA = Lots and Lots of Thunderous (or Thundering) Applause
LOL  = Laughing out loud
LMAO = Laughing My A** Off
MUNG = Mash Until No Good
NICBDAT = Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes
NIMBY = Not In My Backyard
NIMTO = Not In My Term of Office
NPLU = Not People Like Us
NQOS = Not Quite Our Sort
OIC  = OH!, I See
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PGY = Post Graduate year PGY-1, PGY-2 etc. used in PGY Med.
PMETC =  Pardon Me Etc.
PMYMHMMFSWGAD = Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who
                Gives A Damn.
PTO=Patent and Trademark Office (US Govt)
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLAHMSL = Rolling On Floor Laughing And Holding My Sides Laughing
ROTBA = Reality On The Blink Again
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLASTC (or ROFLASC) = Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Scaring
The Cat. Originated, I'm told by Pamela Dean, who types with a cat
on her lap.
ROTFLMAAOBPO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** And Other Body Parts Off
ROY G. BIV = An acronym for the colors of the spectrum-- Red Orange Yellow Green
Blue Indigo Violet
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTFM = Read The F**** Manual
SWAG = Simple Wild A** Guess
SYT = Sweet Young Thing
TANJ = There Ain't No Justice
TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TIC = Tongue In Cheek
TINALO = This Is Not A Legal Opinion
TINAR = This Is Not A Recommendation
TIWTGLGG = This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes
TJATAW = Truth, Justice, And The American Way
TLA = Three Letter Acronym
TRDMC = Tears Running Down My Cheeks
TTBOMK = To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TYVM = Thank You Very Much
WAMKSAM =  Why Are My Kids (or Kitties) Staring At Me?
WIBAMU = Well I'll be a Monkey's Uncle
WYSBYGI = What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
YAP = Yet Another Ploy
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

                              Military

BOHICA =  Bend Over Here It Comes Again
CATTAC  = Chief Assistant To The Assistant Chief
DILLIGAFF = Do I Look Like I Give A Flying @#$%
FOAD = Fall Over And Die
FUBAR = F***** beyond All Reconigition
FUBB = F***** Beyond Belief
HMFIC = Head M** F** in Charge
HMFICC = Head M** F** in COMPLETE Charge
KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid
POETS = "Pass" On Everything, Tomorrow's Saturday
POINTS = "Pass" On It Now, Tomorrow's Saturday
REMF =  Rear Echelon M** F**
SNAFU = Situation Normal All F***** up
SOP = Standing Operational Proceedures
TLAM = Tomahawk Land-Air Missile...aka Cruise Missile
TPTB = The Powers That Be

                             Star Trek

TGBOTG = The Great Bird Of The Galaxy (Gene Roddenberry, himself)
LLAP = Live Long And Prosper
YATI = Yet Another Trek Inconsistency

LA - Laughing Aloud
ST - Star Trek
AAA - Amazingly Appropriate Abbreviation.
FTL - Faster Than Light
ILM - Industrial Light and Magic
RPG - Role Playing Game
SFX - Special Effect
TAS - The Animated Series
TFF - The Final Frontier (Star Trek 5)
TNG - The Next Generation
TMP - The Motion Picture (Star Trek 1)
TOS - The Original Series
TVH - The Voyage Home (Star Trek 4)
UFP - United Federation of Planets
YAP = Yet Another Ploy
YAR - Yet Another Rumor
FASA - FAntaSimulations Associates
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
IDIC - Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
TSFS - The Search for Spock (Star Trek 3)
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To Ya Later
TWOK - The Wrath of Kahn (Star Trek 2)
YASQ - Yet Another Stupid Question
YATI - Yet Another Trek Inconsistancy
BOBW1 - Best of Both Worlds part 1 (Season Finale for third season)
BOBW2 - Conclusion to Best of Both Worlds
DQOTD - Dumb Question Of The Day
ROBTA - Reality On the Blink Again


CC      Conference Coordinator
CH      Conference Host
IMO     In My Opinion
L8R     Later
R/O     Receiver Only
ROTM    Right On The Money
SIG     Special Interest Group
TTFN    Ta Ta For Now
TTMS    Talk (Type) To Me Soon
TTYL(A) Talk (Type) To You Later (Alligator)

In some of the Religion conferences, you might find the following:

BAC    Born Again Christian
RBAC   Radical Born Again Christian
SO     Significant Other (boy/girlfriend, spouse, lover, etc.)
MOTOS  Member of the Opposite Sex
MOTSS  Member of the Same Sex
MOTAS  Member of the Appropriate Sex
PASA   Pagan & Atheist Scum Alliance (formed to debate the Born 
Again Christians)

In some of the technical conferences, you might find the following:

AI      Artificial Intelligence
ANSI    American National Standards Institute
ASCII   American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BASIC   Beginner's All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (programming)
BCD     Binary Coded Decimal (programming)
BIOS    Basic Input Output System
BPS     Bits Per Second (communication)
CAD     Computer Aided Design
CAE     Computer Aided Engineering
CAM     Computer Aided Manufacturing
CASE    Computer Aided Software Engineering (programming)
CCITT   Consultative Committee for International Telephony & Telegraphy
CD-ROM  Compact Disk-Read Only Memory
CGA     Color Graphics Adapter (screen)
CMOS    Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (memory)
CPI     Characters Per Inch (printer)
CPL     Characters Per Line (printer)
CPS     Characters Per Second (communication)
CPU     Central Processing Unit
CRT     Cathode Ray Tube (screen)
DD      Double Density (floppy disk)
DEC     Digital Equipment Corporation
DES     Data Encryption Standard
DIF     Device Input Format
DIP     Dual In-line Package (memory)
DMA     Direct Memory Access
DS      Double Sided (floppy disk)
DV      DESQview (multitasking program)
EGA     Enhanced Graphics Adapter (screen)
EMM     Expanded Memory Manager (memory)
EMS     Expanded Memory Specification (memory)
EOF     End Of File
EOL     End Of Line
EPROM   Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (memory)
ESDI    Enhanced Small Device Interface (hard disk)
FAT     File Allocation Table (disk)
FCC     Federal Communications Commission (communication)
GUI     Graphical User Interface (screen)
HD      High Density (floppy disk)
HGC     Hercules Graphics Card (screen)
I/F     Interface
I/O     Input/Output
IDE     Intergrated Drive Electronics (hard disk)
KB      Kilo Byte = 1,024 bytes
LIM     Lotus Intel Microsoft Expanded Memory Specification
LPI     Lines Per Inch (printer)
MB      Mega Byte = 1,048,576 bytes
MDA     Monochrome Display Adapter (screen)
MFM     Modified Frequency Modulation (hard disk)
MIPS    Millions of Instructions Per Second
MIS     Management Information Systems
MMU     Memory Management Unit
MNP     Microcom Network Protocol (communication)
MS      Microsoft
OEM     Original Equipment Manufacturer
POST    Power On Self Test
PROM    Programmable Read Only Memory (memory)
RAM     Random Access Memory (memory)
RLL     Run Length Limited (hard disk)
TPA     Third Party Applications