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Abbreviations in English

Post by prahkeitouj » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:52 pm

I always read threads here, but sometimes I have problem with my English include abbreviation in the forum. I think some words are not good, but at least I can understand what you are talking. And I don't want to ask the question again and again about what does it mean, what does it stand for? I'd be happy with your cotribution to help me to learn English language.
I'd like to know only words you use often in the forum and words that use often in our daily lives.
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by hanno » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:57 pm

OK, let's start the other way round: Fri is not an English abbreviation.
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by prahkeitouj » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:02 pm

Fri means Friday or friend? But not the right way to use it. I know only few words such as FYI and WTF.
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by hanno » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:05 pm

Khmer use it as friend, which is certainly not English.

Which abbreviations baffle you? AFAIK? ROFL? BITGOD? FOMCL? PMSL?
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by prahkeitouj » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:18 pm

I don't know them.
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by Samouth » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:22 pm

Good thread, i hope i will learn something from it too. Actually there are so many abbreviation in English and it is always good to know them. I don't know many of them, but i know some of the abbreviation that had been used frequently in this forum.

AFAIK: As far as i know.

FTFY: Fix That For You

IMHO: In my humble opinion

TMI: Too much information

Lol: Laugh out loud

FFS: For fuck's sake, not FKK :) FKK is German means Freikörperkultur (Free Body Culture)

LMAO: Laugh my ass off

IMO: In my opinion

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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:46 pm

some of these i use some i dont but theyre fairly common..

iirc = if i remember/recall correctly
lol = Laugh out loud
lmao = laugh my ass off
rofl = roll on the floor laughing
btw = by the way (usually said when adding information, changing the subject of conversation)
aka = also known as (used to describe the same thing but using a different name)
imho = in my honest/humble opinion
asap = as soon as possible
idk = i dont know
fwiw = for what its worth (ususally used when giving information/opinion to someone)
fyi = for your information (usually used to enlighten someone with some facts)

hope some of these help :)
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by hanno » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:26 am

BDU = Brain Dead User
DBEYR = Don't Believe Everything You Read
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by Username Taken » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:39 am

All of the above are not abbreviations. They are acronyms.
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Re: abbreviation in English

Post by vladimir » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:52 am

Username Taken wrote:All of the above are not abbreviations. They are acronyms. 8)
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