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Subject: Clarification request on acronyms
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 01:07 AM

Just a request to everyone who uses an acronym for festivals, societies, anthologies, etc. to please reference them with the full title in your first cite. Some of us aren't familiar with them all, esp. the more regional ones. Thanks, very much. Maybe we need an musical-related acronym index?:-)

kat


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 03:40 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Firecat
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 04:06 PM

Good idea, kat. I hate it when I@ don't understand the acronyms used!


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: SDShad
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 04:13 PM

If we had a lexicon as Kat suggests, then when a newbie doesn't know what RUS is, we can tell them to RTFM.

IMHO. YMMV.

:-)

C.

p.s. In all seriousness, katdarlin, it's a good idea.


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Firecat
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 04:17 PM

SDShad, WHAT??????????????? I don't get that!


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: MMario
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 04:30 PM

Rise Up Singing

Read the f***** manual

In My honest/humble Opinion

Your Mileage May Vary

WOBH!


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: SDShad
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 05:12 PM

Sorry, Firecat. I did that deliberately, to be a smartass. I'll second your "I don't get that," too, when it comes to WOBH? Wombats Ordinarily Bump Hoohaws?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 05:19 PM

MMario stole it off'n our Kendall..if'n I 'member rightly...it has to be said quickly: Whale Oil Beef Hooked...**BBG**


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Blackcatter
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 05:52 PM

So maybe we should have an acronym list around here somewhere...


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 06:00 PM

We do somewhere, but it's mostly Net acronyms, not festival ones. Don't think RUS is in it.


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 07:15 PM

LOL...you lot are a riot! SDShad! I was just thinking about you, today, wondering where you were!

All right, how about we post them here, then we'll get them alphabetised and compiled at some point? I'll start with a few I can think of off the top o'me 'ead: (corrections welcome)

GAS = Guitar Acquisition Syndrome
FSGW = Folklore Society of Greater Washington (D.C.)
corrected, thanks to Nancy King!

PEL = Public Entertainment License (UK)

I know there are more, my mind just went blank....you can quit cheering now...**BG**

kat


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: SDShad
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:30 AM

NYCFTTS, of course.

(Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed, for those among us who have never read a post by 'Spaw....)

And Kat, luv, I'm like a bad penny. I'll always turn up again eventually.

C.


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:40 AM

is this an acronymonious debate?


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:55 AM

Haha, Chris, I'd prefer to think of you as a LUcky Penny!

LOL, Mr. Red, you say it was, IMO!


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:19 AM

Actually, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington is FSGW, with only one G. Mudcatters also sometimes use those initials to refer to the annual "Getaway" gathering, hosted by FSGW; it's a great place to meet lots of 'Catters -- coming up in October! Hope to see you there!

Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 12:44 PM

SATB--Soprano, alto, tenor, bass
SH--Sacred Harp
FF--Folk Festival
SO--Sing Out


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: MMario
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 01:03 PM

PM = Personal Message

NWC = Noteworthy composer =


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: SDShad
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 03:41 PM

Good ones, Sorcha & MMario.

MIDI=Musical Instrument Digital Interface, a specification for both digital synthesizer files and computer/synth communication

ABC=simple, wildly useful, text-based tune file format


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:14 PM

what does YGM mean


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: bobad
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:21 PM

You've Got Mail

You Got Me

Young Gay Male

Yinggang Motorcycle Co. Ltd. (China)

From http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?Acronym=ygm&Find=find&string=exact


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:22 PM

I know BMO is my bank, but beyond that, they are all meaningless to me.


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: bobad
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:29 PM

OK


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: open mike
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:35 PM

LOL = Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor, Laughing Out Loud

others?


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: open mike
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:37 PM

or ROTFLMAO .... ~~~~~~My A** Off


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: bobad
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:38 PM

Laughing My Asterisks Off?


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 10:29 PM

UU OO UU OO UU UU UU

Bum titty, Bum titty, Bum Bum Bum.


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 08:57 AM

And from Liz the Squeak....
KAKSOD==Killed Another Keyboard Spewing Out Drink


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: terrier
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 09:47 AM

MMMMMM === Mmmmm!


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 10:37 AM

In UK (United Kingdom) We are indeed blessed as we dont live by RUS !!
Rise Up Singing is an American (Yooser) publication , not known to Yookers .


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 11:52 AM

re:YGM - "You've Got Mail."

Why was this grammatically incorrect sentence adopted? YHM - "You have mail" uses the same number of keystrokes for the acronym and two less for the actual phrase. It reminds me of the show "America's Got Talent". Once again, "America Has Talent" is no longer or cumbersome (2 less keystrokes). It should be "America Don't Got No Grammar".


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 12:01 PM

Guest,Jim, that's "fewer" keystrokes, not "less".

(I mean, if you're going to be a pedant, get it right!)

;-)

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 12:04 PM

Thanks Becky. My wife would applaud you. (or at least laugh at me)


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Crane Driver
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 12:04 PM

Many computer errors are caused by faults in the BKAS* system -


















*Between Keyboard And Seat


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Mar 11 - 09:56 AM

An acronym is only an acronym if it is pronounced as a word. NATO and MIDI are acronyms. YMMV, WTF and IMHO are abbreviations. YMM not V.


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 06 Mar 11 - 10:54 AM

"Acronym" may have been used inappropriately in the thread title, but the OP's (original poster's) intent for the thread was clear at the start.

NPR = National Public Radio (U.S. non-commercial radio news provider)
PBS = Public Broadcasting Service (comparable, for TV)

CDSS = Country Dance & Song Society (North American organization in support of Anglo-American traditional dance and song, originally a branch of EFDSS, the English Folk Dance & Song Society - sans "Song", at that time)

MOR = middle of the road

UK help please: LNE?

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 06 Mar 11 - 11:26 AM

My LNE question came from the Sidmouth festival thread and was answered later in the same thread: LNE = late night extra

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: GUEST,sleepyjon
Date: 06 Mar 11 - 12:14 PM

( - lost my cookie? - I'll look for it in a minute.)

LOL - hmmmm - thought that was "Lots of love" - accounts for several misunderstandings, both sending and receiving!

sj


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Joe_F
Date: 06 Mar 11 - 06:04 PM

You can't imagine what FF stands for in some circles.


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 05:35 AM

LoL can be laugh·out·loud or lots·of·love acc to context. What nobody has mentioned is that pretty well every one of these acronyms or abbreviations [an important distinction as someone else noted a bit back] can be simply found by googling. GIAYN ~~ just made that one up: Google Is All You Need.   Pronounced 'Guy-Ain' ~~ so it is an acronym (but you won't find it on Google ~ yet!}.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 01:35 PM

.......pretty well every one of these acronyms or abbreviations ............ can be simply found by googling.


But why should I have to Google? If people are too lazy to write in English, then I can't be bothered to try and decipher their messages.


DC


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 04:04 PM

In that case, Doug, why concern yourself with this thread at all? What I was drawing attention to was the ease with which those who were seeking enlightenment by starting or contributing to it could have found the 'clarification' the title of the thread 'requests' by one simple, trouble-saving expedient.

TTFN. LoL.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 04:08 PM

LHIAA--Little Hawk Is An Asshole


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms/abbreviations
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 06:04 PM

Of the acronyms current in the office I used to work in, Google knows

THWI = to hell with it
ISNUP = it serves no useful purpose

but misses

LHHI = let him have it
ICCL = I couldn't care less


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms/abbreviations
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 08:15 PM

And coming up fast on the rails... JFGI !"!

(Just Flippin' Google It!)


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms/abbreviations
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 11:38 PM

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis!


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms/abbreviations
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 01:45 AM

SPAWBDRASWW - Spaw Blows Dead Rats And Sleeps With Weimaraners

- Little Hawk


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms/abbreviations
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 09:17 AM

Maybe we need an musical-related acronym index

that would be AM-RAI then

;-)


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms/abbreviations
From: PHJim
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 11:11 AM

LoL can be laugh�out�loud or lots�of�love acc to context. What nobody has mentioned is that pretty well every one of these acronyms or abbreviations [an important distinction as someone else noted a bit back] can be simply found by googling. GIAYN ~~ just made that one up: Google Is All You Need.   Pronounced 'Guy-Ain' ~~ so it is an acronym (but you won't find it on Google ~ yet!}.

~Michael~

A double meaning for LOL must assume that the receiver of your message knows both meanings. You don't want someone to get a message:
"I heard your Dad died. LOL," who only knows the first meaning.

I have tried to avoid using any of these internet acronyms, since I don't know what most of them mean anyway. I worry when I see people writing, "C U later."


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Subject: RE: Clarification request on acronyms/abbreviations
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 12:48 PM

In that case, Doug, why concern yourself with this thread at all?

Because some people will insist on using them in threads where I do have an interest. Their justification is that "everyone uses them". Well, everyone doesn't use them – I don't for a start. The only way I can get this across to people is by standing up and saying "NO!" as loudly and as often as possible and, for that, I make no apology.

DC


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