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Abbreviations on MSE

edited 17 January at 5:32PM in Compers Chat Corner
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edited 17 January at 5:32PM in Compers Chat Corner
hi, am always seeing newbies/peeps asking about some of the abbreviations we use on here so thought it might be a good idea to have them in here & perhaps if the question gets asked in other boards peeps can redirect them here, hope that's ok :)

AIOE - All In One Envelope (when sending pcards to same comp addy)
AOOP - All On One Postcard
AKA - Also Known As
AOE - Any Other Expenses
BG - Board Guide (on the comps board..
Glad, Misslayed, I Love comps, sarah1972

CCC - Compers Chat Corner
icon2.gif CG - Compers Guide..
Comping Guide - Getting Started & Other FAQs
CYE - Check Your Email
CYL - Catch You Later
C2Ws - Click2wins
DAE - Does Anyone Else?
DM - Direct Message
DRS - Delete Request Sent
DUPE - Duplicate (of another comp)
DTT - Daytime Telephone Number
DISC - Discussion
DM - Direct message

ETTOW - Each To Their Own Way
E: (date) - End Date (for the competition)
EE - Extra Entries (as in gain another by sharing f/b/tw)
ETA - Edited To Add
EF - Entry Form
FB - Face Book
FPD - Free Prize Draw
FYI - For Your Information
FF - FireFox
GED - Guessed End Date
GFC - Google Friend Connect
IIR - If I recall
IIRC - If I recall correctly
IIH - If It Helps
ICYMI - In case you missed it

IRL: In Real Life
IWIWIW - I won! I won! I won!
IOW - (How you're) Informed Of Wins - How you are informed of wins..
JWD - Job Well Done
LWE - Long White Envelope (or Winning Envelope)
as in the magazines Take A Break, That's Life, puzzler
etc who only send out headed letters to inform you of wins)
LEM - Losing EMail
L&S (l&s) - Like & Share
LMK - Let Me Know
LMS - Like My Status

(ME) Multiple Entries)
(MD) - Mags Daily Thread
MT - Modified tweet
MRS - Merge Request Sent
MR - Merge Requested

MNR - Merge Not Requested
NPN - No Purchase Neccesary
NI/Norn Iron - Northern Ireland
NSFW - Not suitable/safe for work (the NSFW tag is used in
e-mail, videos, and on interactive discussion areas (such as Internet forums, blogs, or community websites) to mark URLs or hyperlinks which contain material such as pornography or profanity, which the viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as at work.
OMG! - Oh My Gosh (God)
OEPHH - One Entry Per Household
OEPP - One Entry Per Person
PDYOR - Please do your own research
PAYG - Pay as you Go
POP - Proof of Purchase
PPE - Please Press Expired

Robo - Roboform -
ROI - Republic of Ireland
RU or R/U - Runner(s) Up
RL - Real Life
RT - retweet
SU - Stumbleupon
SKS - Some Kind Soul
SNR - Standard Network Rate (sometimes SNWR or SNC) used for text comps
SYL - See You Later

SYT - See you tomorrow
SF - Site Feedback
Tw -Twitter
Twitter Jail - Having reached your tweeting limit
T&Cs - Terms and Conditions
TBH/TBF - To Be Honest/To Be Frank
TMI - Too Much Information
TYVM - Thank You Very Much
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk to you Later

URL - Uniform Resource Locator = The web page address (eg. .. (thanks to one-eye for info)
UPD - Unexpected Parcel Delivery
WTC -Winning Telephone Call
WTM - Winning text message
WPC - Winning
Phone Call
icon2.gifWEM - Winning EMail :j
wltw - Would like to win
WTG - Way To Go!
WL - Winners List
- World Wide Web
xox - hugs & kisses

AE - Alter Ego
AFAIK- As Far As I Know
AFAIR - As far As I Recall
AFAIC - As far As I'm Concerned
BOGOF - Buy One Get One Free
BRB - Be Right Back
BF/GF - Boyfriend/Girlfriend
DD - Dearest/Darling Daughter
DFW - Debt Free Wanabee (Debt Free Wanabee Board)
GC - Grand Children
GD - Grand Daughter
GK - Grand Kids
GS - Grand Son
DH - Darling Husband
DS - Dearest/Darling Son
DSD - Dearest/Darling StepDaughter
DSS - Dearest/Darling StepSon
DW - Dearest/Darling Wife
FAO - For Attention Of
HTH - Hope This Helps
IM(H)O - In My (Humble) Opinion
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
IYSWIM - If You See What I Mean
LOL - laughing Out Loud
MIL - Mother In law
MSE - Money Saving Expert
OH - Other Half
OP - Original Poster
OS - Old Style (MoneySaving Old Style Board)
Preeing - Spying on someone's social media
PICNIC - Problem In chair Not In Computer
PM - Private Message
PMSL - Peeing MySelf Laughing
POV - Point of view
PPOV - Personel point of view
PPR - Posting Privileges removed
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A!! Off
SO - Significant Other
SOA - State(ment) Of Affairs
TIA - Thanks In Advance

Twitter Slang Terms
RT - Retweet
OH - Overheard
FF - Follow Friday
HT - Heard Through
MM - Music Monday
@(at) - sends a message to a user
#Hash tag - used to 'tag' tweets on certain topics
$ - Used to denote a company's stock symbol
DM - Direct Message
Tweetup - A real life meetup announced on twitter
SM - Social Media (Not to be confused with Scott Monty)
SB - Small Business
ICYMI - In Case You Missed It
MRT - Modified ReTweet
MT - Modified Tweet
NTS - Note To Self
NP - Now Playing
CC - Carbon Copy (like in E-Mail)
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