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    maybe it is due to my ignorance but is there some kind of index where i can find the definitions of all the abbreviations used on this site more often than not i have no idea what folks are talking about i find it frustrating i have a hard enough time trying to understand all the great ideas on this forum as it is thank you

  • #2
    If I don't know what the abbreviations stand for I just ask.
    It's only ink and paper

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    • #3
      Google is your friend.
      Byron Boucher
      Burnet, TX

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Carld
        If I don't know what the abbreviations stand for I just ask.
        that is a wonderful idea why did i not think of that lol all kidding aside more often than not the answers come too late to do me any good there are so many threads to look at

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        • #5
          Here is a place to start http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/?lookup=A-Z

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Harvey Melvin Richards
            thank you very much that is exactly what i need regards jack

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            • #7
              I think that list is more chat-room orientated and many are just not used at all, just nonsense.
              Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

              Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
              Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
              Monarch 10EE 1942

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              • #8
                Since not nearly all abbreviations are acronyms the name of that site puts me off but if it works then it works.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Peter.
                  I think that list is more chat-room orientated and many are just not used at all, just nonsense.
                  AFCPS that it can be useful in some occasions.

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                  • #10
                    Hasn't failed me yet: http://www.urbandictionary.com/

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                    • #11
                      An interesting post by the OP (original poster).....

                      While many of the abbreviations are 'generic' ,and explanations can be found on other sites, some are specific to the world of the machinist, ie: S.B.=South Bend.

                      Maybe we need our own little Wikipedia for newcomers.........

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                      • #12
                        I google them as they come up. The one that had me most perplexed as to its possible meaning was SWMBO. Upon googling, I found it means, "She who must be obeyed." I had to clean my monitor after seeing that Here's a few other common ones used here:

                        FWIW = For what it's worth
                        AFAIK = As far as I know
                        IMHO = In my humble opinion
                        IMNSHO = see above and insert "not so"
                        Stuart de Haro

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                        • #13
                          I avoid using acronyms, abbreviations, or jargon in my posts. Communicating is of first importance to me. I will admit, however, there are times when certain jargon is of a humorous nature, and suits the purpose of the post. However, we do risk not communicating with some forum members. But then, WTF !

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                          • #14
                            Every trade/hobby has its lingo...

                            Every trade has its own special lingo and sortcuts - rotab, spindexer, three-jaw, 4-jaw, trepanning, and who knows how many other silly, nonsensical and useful names we throw around all the time. And then there's those terms those guys (blokes, mates) on the other side of the pond throw around and it can all be rather confusing (bonnets and bins and bisquits) and at times it would seem that we are all talking in coded language.

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                            • #15
                              Zomg Wtf Bbq!!!!!11111 :d
                              Precision takes time.

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