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    Abbreviation guide for non-anglophone readers

    I plan to make a private list of abbreviations that appear in this forum for my Japanese friends.
    (There are quite many readers of GS forum in my country, though few are visible on the board.)

    Could someone kindly correct the wrong and add the missings to the following?

    b/c = because
    BTW = by the way
    ETA = edited to add
    IIRC = if I recall/remember correctly
    ITA = I totally agree
    IMHO = in my honest/humble opinion
    IMO = in my opinion
    LOL = laughing out loud
    OMG = Oh my God
    OTOH = on the other hand
    TBA = to be announced
    TBD = to be determined

    Thank you so much, in advance.

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    I'm going to move this over to le cafe so that you get more help

    and I'll add - AFAIK = As Far As I Know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    ...so that you get more help
    and I'll add - AFAIK = As Far As I Know
    Oh thank you.
    I forgot about AFAIK.

    Yesterday I saw BOT which I couldn't figure out at all, that's the second time happening. (The first was LOL, LOL.)

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    I just did a search and BOT is supposed to be "back on topic". Hope that helps!
    I can't think of any others used frequently in general here although there are PLENTY more abbreviations used all over the net!

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    BOT = Back on topic. (But OT = off topic.)

    Where is Seanibu when we need him, LOL. Seanibu used to make up his own crazy abbreviations and no one could figure them out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer
    There are quite many readers of GS forum in my country, though few are visible on the board.
    Please, please, please try to coax them into posting. We would love to have more of an international presence on Golden Skate.

    ETA: I see NJSk8fan beat me to it.

    OK, I'll add this one: NJ = New Jersey. Sk8 = skate.
    Last edited by Mathman; 11-16-2007 at 09:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Where is Seanibu when we need him, LOL. Seanibu used to make up his own crazy abbreviations and no one could figure them out.
    I was thinking the same thing. You know he has a girlfriend so he doesn't have time for us anymore.

    Dee

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    I tried pming him a few days ago but haven't heard back...

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    LMAO - laughing my a** off

    ROTFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my a** off

    SOI - Stars on Ice ( US touring show), CSOI (Canadian touring show)

    COI - Champions on Ice (US touring show)

    BOI - Blades on Ice (magazine)

    IFS - International Figure Skating (magazine)

    OGM - Olympic Gold Medalist
    Last edited by iluvtodd; 11-17-2007 at 07:02 AM.

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    Thanks!

    Is there an abbreviation for Olympics or Olympic games?
    So not OGM (medal/medalist).
    Oly will do?

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    I normally type Olys for Olympics...

    on that note

    CoC = Cup of China
    TEB = Trophee Eric Bompard
    SC = Skate Canada
    SA = Skate America
    CoR = Cup of Russua

    ugh I'm tired I can't think of more...

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    ROTFLMAO is "(so fummy that) coffee(tea) boils on my navel" in Japan.

    So, revised as follows. Thank you all.

    AFAIK = as far as I know
    b/c = because
    BOT = back on topic
    BTW = by the way
    ETA = edited to add
    IIRC = if I recall/remember correctly
    ITA = I totally agree
    IMHO = in my honest/humble opinion
    IMO = in my opinion
    JMO = just my opinion
    LMAO = laughing my a** off
    LOL = laughing out loud
    OGM = Olympic Gold Medalist
    Olys = Olympics, Olympic games
    OMG = Oh my God
    OT = off topic
    OTOH = on the other hand
    TBA = to be announced
    TBD = to be determined

    Proper nouns are mostly used in Japan too, but perhaps followings need to be mentioned.

    BOI = Blades on Ice magazine
    FSU = Figure Skating Univers
    GS = Golden Skate
    IFS = International Figure Skating magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. You know he has a girlfriend so he doesn't have time for us anymore.

    Dee
    Sad for us, but good for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. You know he has a girlfriend so he doesn't have time for us anymore.

    Dee
    Hey, I am not too far away from being back talking with you all. I am at a Chinese Thanksgiving now and will be headed to the parents house later.

    I do miss all of you and have been reading past posts for a little while today - not many speaking English right now LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    - OK I am ready for the joke "Sean, you don't speak english anyway!" LOL!!!!!

    I missing all thease great birthdays, and was relishing in Kimmie for the Skate America. Working a little on video of JW but it is easy to be distracted with a very loving new girlfriend. Not saying it has all been roses, but it is fast and full of love. We'll see where this love goes. 12 years and a differnts in culture is quite a San San (moutain) to make the jorny on.

    Mom is accatuly doing good with dia.............( I don't have spell cjheck on this comp, some know) she is doing good with it but seems tat she is going to be on it for good, but the times a less and it is getting easier for her.

    I will be back around soon. mISSING MANY OF YOU!

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