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There are a number of 'acronyms' that are in common usage on the newsgroups, (and e-mail, IRC, etc.). They are mostly there to quickly convey the intent of the writer. As with all jargon, if the reader does not understand what it means, the communication fails. So, we would humbly suggest that if you use an acronym not on the following "Most Common" list, that you should ask whether your readers will understand what you are saying. (Unless that is the point? - as in IITYWIMIWHTKY).

AFAIK As Far As I Know
BTW By The Way
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FWIW For What Its Worth
FYI For Your Information
IMO In My Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IRL In Real Life
LOL Laughing Out Loud
NG Newsgroup
OTOH On The Other Hand
POV Point Of View
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off, (getting a little silly now ...)
RSN Real Soon Now, (if ever)
RTFM Read The Fine Manual, (or any other F-word of your own choice ... )
RTFF Read The Fine FAQ
YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym - a reminder for us not to get carried away with these!


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