Alphabet Soup

July 25th, 2013
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At a meeting yesterday, our new supervisor was asking questions to familarize herself wit our department process and as we were giving explanations, I found my self talking alphabet soup.

"In ****, you'll have PO's with *, ***, *, * while you'll also have *, *, **, ***, ** and *, not to mention there are frequent *, ** and **'s to deal with but in *** you won't have any of those as we'll deal with ***'s and other voucher's."

*** True acronymn concealed to protect da innocent alphabet

Get it? Got it? Good.

It threw a movie scene flashback from "Renaissance Man" wea Danny DeVito was asking driving directions from a Marine on base and was thrown every acronymn at him. Anybody remembah dat?

We now live in a world of acronyms and it is now no longah reserved for technical terms or special situations as it is now commonplace dat it's used in everyday langugage! Wat gets me is dat people no longah even say wat they mean any more as they just say da acronym in place of it. In fact you're probably from a different planet if you don't use 'em - or understand 'em - in texting or any social media out there.

WWD!

*pun intended* lol

See wat I mean? :lol:

Da common ones of course:

lol = laughing out loud
LOL = laughing out loud... HARD
LMFAO = (extremely) laughing my F*'in A$$ off
omg = Oh my gosh (or God depending on da person)
OMG = OH MY GOSH!
btw = by the way
ttfn = ta ta for now
ttys = talk to you soon
xoxo = hugs and kisses

Wat do you use often? Do you use acronyms in your "everyday" conversations? Which ones do you find yourself using/saying all da time? Which ones do you find most irking? Go on and add to da list if you like cause you might find one you nevah saw/used before....... and you may be using 'em in no time flat...... but then again, you probably still have an 8-track player huh? j/k








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13 Responses to “Alphabet Soup”

  1. M:

    Howzit BL! :)
    First (!) :)


  2. M:

    FYI....


  3. wafan:

    See them in papers the kids turn in.

    My notation to them . . . "NA".

    TMA.


  4. Glenn D:

    I use BTW (by the way) quite often. One expression I do not like (actually hate) is "oh my god" in upper or in lower case. Hate wen used as is or as OMG. No reason, just hate it. Also, we had a good laugh the other day wen we said, LMAO stood for "lit my a$$ on fire". Anoddah one we use in our household is dkdc = don't know don't care. Eh, I no have 8 track no more but I still get plenty VHS tapes in da garage. I might even have a VHS player somewea hea. Oh, I get plenty of cassette too.


  5. cojef:

    too makule to learn the modern language, may be das wai I no twitter or facebook, only communicate by laptop or i-Pad. Spouse has her own laptop and mini-i-pad. Acronym is old style military intelligence code to baffle enemy, unless you use the same language foreigner no can understand. My classmate wife used to work Naval Intelligence and her email is mix of pidgin and Navy acronyms like B4=before; lol=lots of love; cul=see you later; Love to read her emails.


  6. snow:

    we use acronyms at work by far too often... often have to google them just to figure out what is going on! as for me, i use "lol" alot! also use "omg," "btw," and "fyi."


  7. BonDancr:

    MT = empty


  8. Da808:

    "TMI" = Too much Information


  9. rayboyjr:

    :cool: Good Afternoon Everyone!!! :cool:

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... don't really use too much acronyms in everyday conversation 'cause it's just as easy to say the whole phrase ... but in blogs or chats or text messages ... all hell breaks loose ...

    ... one that I always forget ... AFAIK ... no matter that I see it alot ... I always gotta think ... then I remember, "as far as I know" ... duh ...

    ... one that you gotta know the context first is CYA ... cause can be C-YA as is see ya later ... or cover your a$$ ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  10. DIO:

    UR, AP, BL, WWD!, QB, O&E, TTYL, BRB, LOL, IMO, TMI, WTH, BBD......


  11. M:

    Howzit BL!
    Happy FGF!


  12. 9th island girl:

    My husband started using "ptl" in his texts to me: praise the Lord! He's a shy guy so he doesn't use lol; he uses "sil": smiling inside loudly. :)


  13. Braddah Lance:

    M:

    First (!) :) Was dat an acronym? :lol:

    FYI....

    Find Young Imbecile?
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    wafan:
    See them in papers the kids turn in.

    Now DAT is pupule!

    My notation to them . . . "NA".

    I would have put, "F". :lol:

    TMA.

    Too Much.... Asparagus?
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    Glenn D:
    Also, we had a good laugh the other day wen we said, LMAO stood for "lit my a$$ on fire".

    I hope you guys know no mo' "F" in LMAO.

    Anoddah one we use in our household is dkdc = don't know don't care.

    Clever, but try saying dat five time real fast.

    Eh, I no have 8 track no more but I still get plenty VHS tapes in da garage. I might even have a VHS player somewea hea. Oh, I get plenty of cassette too.

    I still get VHS tapes AND cassettes.... but no mo' VHS player or cassette player - WWD!
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    cojef:
    lol=lots of love; cul=see you later

    Things have changed cause those don't have da same meaning now.
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    snow:
    we use acronyms at work by far too often... often have to google them just to figure out what is going on!

    LMOO (laughing my okole off). I'm guilty of looking things up too. :lol:
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    BonDancr:
    MT = empty

    Nevah saw dat one before. I could see dat on a license plate.
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    Da808:
    "TMI" = Too much Information

    You can nevah have TMI... although you can have too much PDA. :lol:
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    rayboyjr:
    don't really use too much acronyms in everyday conversation 'cause it's just as easy to say the whole phrase ... but in blogs or chats or text messages ... all hell breaks loose ...

    Rogah dat! Since wen did it take too long to type? :lol:

    ... one that I always forget ... AFAIK ... no matter that I see it alot ... I always gotta think ... then I remember, "as far as I know" ... duh ...

    I no see dat at all but I have heard about it.

    ... one that you gotta know the context first is CYA ... cause can be C-YA as is see ya later ... or cover your a$$ ...

    I only know da former but I could definitely see how da latter could be missed. :lol:
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    DIO:
    BRB, BBD

    Bring Red Beea? Biggest Baddest Donkey?
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    M:
    Happy FGF!

    Feel Good Friday!
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    9th island girl:
    He's a shy guy so he doesn't use lol; he uses "sil": smiling inside loudly. :)

    I had to read it three times before I got it. :lol: