What Did You Just Say?  

sexyldy1000 59F  
7040 posts
8/27/2020 11:54 am
What Did You Just Say?


Before the widespread use of desktop computers and cell phones, one of my jobs was in mortgage collections. We had "to'" document customer conversations and payment agreements. With limited space and time, a lexicon of terms was necessary so that anyone reading the notes could quickly understand the summations. They included:

BK Bankruptcy

DNK Does Not Know

EOW End Of Week

LMTC Left Message To. Call

OOW Out Of Work

WCB Will Call Back

Now seems abbreviations and acronyms have crept into everyday language. You see them everywhere: emails, texts, tweets. To be honest, I am not a big fan of them. My β€œ.” teases that my texts and tweets sound so formal and structured. What can I say? I like proper grammar and am a stickler for spelling. I worry if those skills are being diminished.

Here’s a quick tutorial with some of the newest and most commonly used short forms:

TFW That Feeling When

NBD No Big Deal

FOMO Fear of Missing Out

ICMYI In Case You Missed It

IIRC If I Recall Correctly

TLDR Too Long Did Not Read

GMTA Great Minds Think Alike

I know people will argue it is all about convenience and time-saving. love using them as a secret code they hope their parents will not understand.


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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 12:02 pm

I know the list i provided is brief. Are here any that you particularly like to use? Or are you like me, I prefer the old-fashioned way of writing full words and sentences?

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Solfan55 65M
438 posts
8/27/2020 12:33 pm

Another great post IMHO! It's nice to see you posting again sexyldy.

I try to avoid abbreviations as much as possible. It generally leaves less room for interpretation.


ClassicRock2015 66M
1299 posts
8/27/2020 12:41 pm

Sometimes they are hard to figure out .


TicklePlease 52F  
12841 posts
8/27/2020 1:08 pm

lol, for the longest time I thought FTW meant fuck the world instead of for the win.


ULIXBIG 65M
8177 posts
8/27/2020 1:18 pm

Proper grammar and spelling exist for good reason. They help to express oneself unambiguously and thus save time in communication ...


Tmptrzz 57F
84962 posts
8/27/2020 1:35 pm

Great abbreviations, some of them I knew but the banking ones I had never heard before, thanks for sharing these with us today. And I hope your evening is a terrific one..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!


superbjversion2 65F
20706 posts
8/27/2020 1:36 pm

I'm with you on the 'chat speak'. Ugh. I understand that it makes texting easier but c'mon ... is 'you' such a long word that it needs to be abbreviated?

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RavenGB 59M
1132 posts
8/27/2020 1:37 pm

Actually, on a site (not sight) such as this, being able to craft an articulate, clear message is a real boon. Many people cannot express themselves well in writing - let alone text (or txt -ought to be capitalised and nuances are lost in rapid exchanges, say on IM (on the rare times it works) or in chat rooms.

Many abbreviations have multiple interpretations, of course - then add to that the fact that this site tends not to transmit all the letters that one types, it is a wonder any communication happens!


pocogato12 68F  
34248 posts
8/27/2020 1:52 pm

The one that got me for the longest time was SMH [ I had to ask someone so I didn't make some gaffe]
My favorite is WTF but by and large I prefer to spell things out: proper grammar prevents mis-understanding

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redrockrascal 62M
21471 posts
8/27/2020 2:46 pm

One reason I don't like to text is I get along better with people who are literate.

I used to be in the TS (timeshare) business. We called it crime share.

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Paulxx001 63M
16417 posts
8/27/2020 2:48 pm

I don't know too many and I only use the basic ones. But I guess it depends on where you're going to use them and with who. Makes little sense if the party you're texting with isn't up to speed.


Bigmorgan20 43M
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8/27/2020 3:04 pm

nice one!here for the points too thanks


mufdiver69er2 60M  
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8/27/2020 4:14 pm

    Quoting Bigmorgan20:
    nice one!here for the points too thanks
guess he doesnt know they quit giving points for blog comments a while back so he is sol...shit outta luck...grins

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classicalrebel4 65M  
1491 posts
8/27/2020 4:47 pm

Aaouietyattcwut.

(Acronyms are only useful if everyone that your are trying to communicate with understand them.)

Please don't let me be misunderstood.


mc_justmc 60M  
6493 posts
8/27/2020 5:19 pm

I was thinking of getting DNR tattood on


trixietrixster 52F  
1956 posts
8/27/2020 5:25 pm

Hi, pretty lady ... not much into the abbreviation thingy either - I only knew "GMTA". Ever heard of this one: "GGG", "good, giving, and game", and it means one should strive to be good in bed, giving "equal time and equal pleasure" to one's partner, and game "for anything – within reason". I prefer the use of actual words. Excellent post - thank you!

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NorthernLengths 34M
5 posts
8/27/2020 5:42 pm

TBH - To be Honest or OMW - on my way are probably the only two I use regularly. Aside from that, I type out just about everything normally.


p1947q 73M  
61 posts
8/27/2020 6:01 pm

After I have had several email/chats with someone on here and I am comfortable with them I will use BTW, I'm ..........


sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:04 pm

    Quoting Solfan55:
    Another great post IMHO! It's nice to see you posting again sexyldy.

    I try to avoid abbreviations as much as possible. It generally leaves less room for interpretation.
Thank you for your support. It is much appreciated. I took a little break from posting to refresh and re-energize.
What used to be so annoying at work, was when acronyms started to be reused - that was confusing!

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:05 pm

Yes , they certainly can be! Thanks for dropping by.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:07 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    lol, for the longest time I thought FTW meant fuck the world instead of for the win.

LOL - that's funny! Could have led to some embarrassing misunderstandings

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:08 pm

    Quoting ULIXBIG:
    Proper grammar and spelling exist for good reason. They help to express oneself unambiguously and thus save time in communication ...
Thanks for offering that interesting perspective. By the way, I almost didn't recognize you in your mask. Keep safe!

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:10 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Great abbreviations, some of them I knew but the banking ones I had never heard before, thanks for sharing these with us today. And I hope your evening is a terrific one..
There were a lot more but only chose a few to highlight. Thank you for stopping by and supporting my blog

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:13 pm

    Quoting superbjversion2:
    I'm with you on the 'chat speak'. Ugh. I understand that it makes texting easier but c'mon ... is 'you' such a long word that it needs to be abbreviated?
It kind of goes with how I feel about emojis. They can be over-used to the point of annoyance.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:21 pm

    Quoting RavenGB:
    Actually, on a site (not sight) such as this, being able to craft an articulate, clear message is a real boon. Many people cannot express themselves well in writing - let alone text (or txt -ought to be capitalised and nuances are lost in rapid exchanges, say on IM (on the rare times it works) or in chat rooms.

    Many abbreviations have multiple interpretations, of course - then add to that the fact that this site tends not to transmit all the letters that one types, it is a wonder any communication happens!
Those are all valid points that you raised. The over-use does go far beyond this site. I see it in text messages, tweets and emails.
Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to see you here again

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:27 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    The one that got me for the longest time was SMH [ I had to ask someone so I didn't make some gaffe]
    My favorite is WTF but by and large I prefer to spell things out: proper grammar prevents mis-understanding
The one that took my awhile to figure out is ROTFLMFAO. I have also seen it as ROFL and ROTFL. I wonder if it's a generational thing that we support proper grammar and spelling?

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:30 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    One reason I don't like to text is I get along better with people who are literate.

    I used to be in the TS (timeshare) business. We called it crime share.
I have seen entire messages that were nothing but acronyms and emojis. Ugh!

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:38 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    I don't know too many and I only use the basic ones. But I guess it depends on where you're going to use them and with who. Makes little sense if the party you're texting with isn't up to speed.
You are right, it's all about the receiver understanding the sender's message.
I know you are also an 'emoji guy'. Those look different on the desktop version of the site versus the mobile app. especially if you are using your cell phone to send them.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:40 pm

    Quoting Bigmorgan20:
    nice one!here for the points too thanks
Hmmm....not sure what you mean about "points". This isn't a giveaway. If you meant getting site points for commenting, you won't accumulate much as there is a limit on what the site will credit.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:41 pm

    Quoting mufdiver69er2:
    guess he doesnt know they quit giving points for blog comments a while back so he is sol...shit outta luck...grins
Hmmm...really? I DNK the site wasn't doing that anymore

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:42 pm

    Quoting classicalrebel4:
    Aaouietyattcwut.

    (Acronyms are only useful if everyone that your are trying to communicate with understand them.)
Now that's a mouthful! And you are absolutely correct

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:43 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    I was thinking of getting DNR tattood on
Well that would certainly eliminate any uncertainty as to what you wanted.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:45 pm

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    Hi, pretty lady ... not much into the abbreviation thingy either - I only knew "GMTA". Ever heard of this one: "GGG", "good, giving, and game", and it means one should strive to be good in bed, giving "equal time and equal pleasure" to one's partner, and game "for anything – within reason". I prefer the use of actual words. Excellent post - thank you!
Well that's a new one for me! I will have to add it to my "list". Always nice to see you dropping by and commenting

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:47 pm

    Quoting NorthernLengths:
    TBH - To be Honest or OMW - on my way are probably the only two I use regularly. Aside from that, I type out just about everything normally.
I will use LOL Laughing Out Loud and OMG Oh My God. But in general, i try really hard to type out everything in full. Thanks for dropping by.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 7:49 pm

    Quoting p1947q:
    After I have had several email/chats with someone on here and I am comfortable with them I will use BTW, I'm ..........
Sounds like you have a method that you are comfortable with and that's what is important!

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easy_going2014 53M
13764 posts
8/27/2020 8:41 pm

Hi sexyldy1000

that's a good post

yes, we all use acronyms

but, it's all good

hmm be safe

MisterWives - "3 Small Words"

Your watch broke
And I hope that it stopped time
'Cause I really like your body next to mine
And I know
I'm goin', so can I dive
Back into waters that I barely survive?

Now I'm thousands of miles away
I wish I could tell you to your face
The things I gotta say
That night that you colored my hair
I knew something real special was there
But I was scared

Three small words are so big when they're for
You

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/27/2020 8:47 pm

    Quoting easy_going2014:
    Hi sexyldy1000

    that's a good post

    yes, we all use acronyms

    but, it's all good

    hmm be safe

    MisterWives - "3 Small Words"

    Your watch broke
    And I hope that it stopped time
    'Cause I really like your body next to mine
    And I know
    I'm goin', so can I dive
    Back into waters that I barely survive?

    Now I'm thousands of miles away
    I wish I could tell you to your face
    The things I gotta say
    That night that you colored my hair
    I knew something real special was there
    But I was scared

    Three small words are so big when they're for
    You
Thanks for stopping by Easy 😊. You always offer a song I have never heard before. Keep safe!

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Paulxx001 63M
16417 posts
8/27/2020 8:53 pm

'Emoji guy'? I have a label? lol OK.
I'm always on my phone on this site and they're auto-predicted on my keyboard - the emojis I mean. I've only been using those emojis for over 2 years now.
Hmmm... They look different do they? Well then, it took a while to find that out. Seems like a few other people here are not fond of them as well.
No worries... I'll stop using them. Thanks for the belated heads up.


fashionablegma 77F
7957 posts
8/27/2020 9:12 pm

Bit old fashioned like to read the actual word


sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/28/2020 2:25 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    'Emoji guy'? I have a label? lol OK.
    I'm always on my phone on this site and they're auto-predicted on my keyboard - the emojis I mean. I've only been using those emojis for over 2 years now.
    Hmmm... They look different do they? Well then, it took a while to find that out. Seems like a few other people here are not fond of them as well.
    No worries... I'll stop using them. Thanks for the belated heads up.
Thought I was staying the obvious. It’s been discussed before and even tested. Where did I say I didn’t like them? Just like acronyms, they are effective, in moderation 😊.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/28/2020 2:26 am

Looks like many of us feel the same way. Thanks for stopping by 😊.

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bbuckwwheat 61M
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8/28/2020 10:35 am

I worked as an engineer for 36 years and with 4 years of college have 40 years of using abbreviations. CFS RCN PSF are just a few. As someone said, it works when others are already familiar with them. Or if you spell it out and put the abbreviation in parentheses so you can then abbreviate after that. I sent an email the other day. I used sister in law and then later used S-I-L, and was questioned about it. I forgot to put (S-I- after the words the first time. Had I used one of the three examples I gave you, the recipient would have known immediately as he is a retired coworker.

Context is everything.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/28/2020 11:35 am

    Quoting bbuckwwheat:
    I worked as an engineer for 36 years and with 4 years of college have 40 years of using abbreviations. CFS RCN PSF are just a few. As someone said, it works when others are already familiar with them. Or if you spell it out and put the abbreviation in parentheses so you can then abbreviate after that. I sent an email the other day. I used sister in law and then later used S-I-L, and was questioned about it. I forgot to put (S-I- after the words the first time. Had I used one of the three examples I gave you, the recipient would have known immediately as he is a retired coworker.

    Context is everything.
Yes that's a fair point - the first time using an abbreviation, spell it out in full and it saves time when you want to use it again.
Agree - our lives are bombarded with abbreviations and we adapt or stick to the 'old way'. Thanks for stopping by.

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proteus_2a 54M
7929 posts
8/30/2020 3:57 am

Thanks for the illumination my lady
- some of the second batch, were new to me

Cheers - P


sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/30/2020 8:10 am

    Quoting proteus_2a:
    Thanks for the illumination my lady
    - some of the second batch, were new to me

    Cheers - P
Always pleased when someone enjoys what I have posted because they learned someone new 😊. Hope you are keeping safe.

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MrRareity 60M  
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8/31/2020 12:03 pm

The only one I knew was GMTL. I'm with you all the way. I don't like abbreviations either. When I get a test and someone uses U instead of spelling out the word drive me nuts. There's others too I just can't remember them right now. But I'm one who would rather talk on the phone that to text. I don't mind if when asking if you feel ok, got home okay etc. It's just more personal to me just like writing a thank you card or letter instead of sending a text.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
8/31/2020 1:24 pm

    Quoting MrRareity:
    The only one I knew was GMTL. I'm with you all the way. I don't like abbreviations either. When I get a test and someone uses U instead of spelling out the word drive me nuts. There's others too I just can't remember them right now. But I'm one who would rather talk on the phone that to text. I don't mind if when asking if you feel ok, got home okay etc. It's just more personal to me just like writing a thank you card or letter instead of sending a text.
I too would much rather talk than text. And you are right, a quick, "Did you make it home safely?" or similar is perfectly fine. A lot of it has to do with the lack of time people have or are willing to invest.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
6827 posts
9/5/2020 6:15 am

Ever notice a group of younger people when they are together? The art of conversation seems completely lost as they tap and swipe on their phones, noting even looking at each other.

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sexyldy1000 59F  
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9/5/2020 8:02 pm

    Quoting AsianFL0W3R:
    https://telegra.ph/AsianFlower-09-04 LOOK HOW I SHOVE 25CM DILDO IN BOTH HOLES
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