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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 23rd Aug 12, 5:22 PM
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    fire**fly
    Abbreviations & other helpful links on MSE
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    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:22 PM
    Abbreviations & other helpful links on MSE 23rd Aug 12 at 5:22 PM
    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
    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
    http://www.cnet.com/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 - http://www.roboform.com/everywhere
    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. www.google.co.uk) .. (thanks to one-eye for info)
    UPD - Unexpected Parcel Delivery
    WTC -Winning Telephone Call
    WTM - Winning text message
    WPC - Winning
    Phone Call
    WEM - Winning EMail
    wltw - Would like to win
    WTG - Way To Go!
    WL - Winners List
    W - 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
    http://www.noslang.com/twitterslang.php
    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)
    .
    30 Trendy Internet Slang Words and Acronyms You Need To Know To Fit In
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/30-trendy-internet-acronyms-slang-need-know-fit/

    What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms?
    http://www.smart-words.org/abbreviations/text.html

    As with any forum, abbreviations are often used on
    For an extensive list of abbreviations used on the internet
    see
    http://www.internetslang.com/
    Netlingo

    Unofficial A-Z
    Last edited by fire**fly; 16-09-2019 at 8:50 PM. Reason: updating
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





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  • tinktinktinkerbell
    • #2
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:28 PM
    • #2
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:28 PM
    ah brilliant topic firefly as some of them i didnt know and always wondered
    • LadyMorticia
    • By LadyMorticia 23rd Aug 12, 5:43 PM
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    LadyMorticia
    • #3
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:43 PM
    • #3
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:43 PM
    LEM - Losing email. The emails we all hate getting!
    2019 Wins
    1/25

    2019 in 2019
    10/2019
  • Bensbird
    • #4
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:43 PM
    • #4
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:43 PM
    Thank you, very useful
  • mrsrwallace
    • #5
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:56 PM
    • #5
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:56 PM
    What does ETA stand for then? I have seen that a few times and not sure what it means.
  • mrsrwallace
    • #6
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:57 PM
    • #6
    • 23rd Aug 12, 5:57 PM
    Not "estimated time of arrival" but have seen it on here when folk are giving out advice.
    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 23rd Aug 12, 6:01 PM
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    Blulu
    • #7
    • 23rd Aug 12, 6:01 PM
    • #7
    • 23rd Aug 12, 6:01 PM
    Brill idea. What about OMG! (Oh my god) - my favourite abbreviation as it usually means someone's won big?
    Comping fairy fly to me. Make my bells go tinkle.
    Get your dust out for the lads, and let me have a sprinkle.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 23rd Aug 12, 6:05 PM
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    fire**fly
    • #8
    • 23rd Aug 12, 6:05 PM
    • #8
    • 23rd Aug 12, 6:05 PM
    What does ETA stand for then? I have seen that a few times and not sure what it means.
    Originally posted by mrsrwallace
    Not "estimated time of arrival" but have seen it on here when folk are giving out advice.
    Originally posted by mrsrwallace
    usually on the comps board it's

    Edited To Add

    for when someone's given advice/help/etc & need to edit to add further info/etc
    x
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • LadyMorticia
    • By LadyMorticia 23rd Aug 12, 6:07 PM
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    LadyMorticia
    • #9
    • 23rd Aug 12, 6:07 PM
    • #9
    • 23rd Aug 12, 6:07 PM
    great one LM lose count of the ones that say
    CONGRATULATIONS ...
    sorry you're not a winner this time but ...
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Oh yes, and it's usually for something big like an iPad and I get all excited.

    I'm only interested in WEMs. I don't want to know when I haven't won!
    2019 Wins
    1/25

    2019 in 2019
    10/2019
    • thistledome
    • By thistledome 23rd Aug 12, 6:09 PM
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    thistledome
    Having seen that unfeasibly long list of abbreviations, I've LTWTL.


    E.T.A. (see, I've learnt something )

    Sorry, should have said thanks to firefly for useful list. Didn't realise this was posted on the comps board, thought it was DT and was mucking about.


    Last edited by thistledome; 24-08-2012 at 4:14 PM. Reason: OOPS, didn't realise it was comps. wasn't being rude!
    Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harrass them, don't deprive them of their happiness.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 23rd Aug 12, 6:18 PM
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    fire**fly
    Having seen that unfeasibly long list of abbreviations, I've LTWTL.
    Originally posted by thistledome
    hopefully you'll only need to remember the WEM & WTC
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 23rd Aug 12, 6:23 PM
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    mjm3346
    T&Cs Terms and conditions
    • jewels84
    • By jewels84 23rd Aug 12, 10:04 PM
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    jewels84
    thanks fire**fly.
    as a newbie im still finding my feet so this thread helps
  • xangeleyes
    This should be a sticky in the main comping board
    Thank you to everyone!

    Officially addicted to Comping
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 26th Aug 12, 7:51 PM
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    fire**fly
    This should be a sticky in the main comping board
    Originally posted by xangeleyes
    thanks xangeleyes hopefully it'll come in handy
    for all xx
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 26th Aug 12, 7:54 PM
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    fire**fly
    thanks fire**fly.
    as a newbie im still finding my feet so this thread helps
    Originally posted by jewels84
    you're very welcome jewels & welcome to mse
    if on your travels through mse/comps board & see any you're not sure of please feel free to ask/post on here & we'll all do our best to help xx
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 26th Aug 12, 7:58 PM
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    fire**fly
    Having seen that unfeasibly long list of abbreviations, I've LTWTL.


    E.T.A. (see, I've learnt something )

    Sorry, should have said thanks to firefly for useful list. Didn't realise this was posted on the comps board, thought it was DT and was mucking about.

    Originally posted by thistledome
    no worries, no offence taken & welcome to comps board good to have a bit of fun & hope you haven't Lost The Will To Live
    happy comping & lots of good luck for winning
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • moreofthegoodstuff
    • By moreofthegoodstuff 26th Aug 12, 9:08 PM
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    moreofthegoodstuff
    What does BG stand for?
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 26th Aug 12, 9:31 PM
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    fire**fly
    What does BG stand for?
    Originally posted by moreofthegoodstuff
    hiya on the comps board it's usually Board Guide
    as we don't have moderators on here we call them board guides
    but if you're on one of the chat threads sometimes peeps put BG on the end of thier posts for Be Good
    think that's one for the 1st page big thanks
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 28th Aug 12, 6:24 PM
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    One-Eye
    SNR = Standard Network Rate (sometimes SNWR or SNC) - used for TEXT comps

    DUPE = Duplicate (of another comp)
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