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posted 10-6-2004 @ 04:36 PM www
Abbreviations & Slang Terms Explained

Hi guys

I'm a little confused about abbreviations!

I know WPC is winning phone call

But I've been seeing VAP used a lot lately - what does it mean???? :o

Are there any other abbreviations we should know???

Thanks :D
posted 10-6-2004 @ 06:31 PM www

Here are a few I found around Lottos.
Some are well known through general net usage, but I included all the ones I found in the threads I looked at:

2 - To/Too
2IC - Second In Charge
4 - For

A - Answer (or on this forum: Andrew :D)
AAK - Asleep At Keyboard
AAMOI - As A Matter Of Interest
AATK - Always At The Keyboard
AAYF - As Always, Your Friend
ABN - Australian Business Number
ACAFS - Australian Competitions And Free stuff (aka Lottos)
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AKA - Also Known As
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ATM - At The Moment
AV - Avatar

BAM - Brick And Mortar/Bricks And Mortar (refers to a shop as opposed to an online store)
BCC - Blind Carbon Copy
BFF - Best Friends Forever
BH&G - Better Homes & Gardens
BIL - Brother In Law
BNWT - Brand New With Tag(s)
BOE - Back Of Envelope
BRB - Be Right Back
BSE - Business Sized Envelope
BTDT - Been There, Done That
BTDTGTT - Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt
BTW - By The Way
BUMP - not an abbreviation, but a term used to raise a thread to the top of the list of active threads (Please see rule 13 of the Lottos rules :))

C - See
CC - Carbon Copy
CE - Closed Early
COB - Close Of Business
COMPER - not an abbreviation, but a term used to describe a person who enters competitions.
COMPING - not an abbreviation, but a term used to describe the act of entering competitions.
CUL8TER - See You Later
CYA - See Ya

DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read
DD - Darling Daughter/Dear Daughter
DH - Darling Husband/Dear Husband
DIL - Daughter-In-Law
DILLIC - Do I Look Like I Care
DQYDJ - Don't Quit Your Day Job
DS - Darling Son/Dear Son
DWI - Deal With It

ECEG - Easy Come Easy Go
EF - Entry Form
EFSS - Entry Form Swap Service
EOM - End Of Message
EZ - Easy

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FCFS - First Come First Served
FCOL - For Crying Out Loud
FFS - For F***'s Sake
FIL - Father In Law
FOAD - F*** Off And Die
FOI - F*** Off Idiot
FRED - F***ing Ridiculous Electronic Device
FSCJ - Friggin Stupid Computer Jargon
FUBAR - F**** Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information

G2R - Got To Run
GJ - Good Job
GLOMP - not an abbreviation, but a term meaning "to hug with enthusiasm"
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GR8 - Great
GTG - Got To Go/Good To Go

HAK - Hugs And Kisses
HAND - Have A Nice Day
HAWU - Hi All What's Up
HB - Hurry Back
HF - Have Fun
HTH - Hope That Helps

IBTD - I Beg To Differ
IDTS - I Don't Think So/I Didn't Think So
IMD - In My Dreams
IMO - In My Opinion
IN A SEC - not an abbreviation, but a term temporarily used in a thread title to show that a competition is in progress of being posted on the site.
IP - Internet Protocol
IRL - In Real Life
ISP - Internet Service Provider
IYAM - If You Ask Me
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean

JJ - Just Joking
J/J - Just Joking
JK - Joking
J/K - Joking
JMO - Just My Opinion

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
KWIM - Know What I Mean
KYPO - Keep Your Pants On

L8ER - Later
LMAO - Laughing My A**e Off
LPO - Local Post Office
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LOL is most often used for Laugh(ing/ed) Out Loud, but some people are using it for Lots Of Luck, and now, Lots Of Love.
Just be aware that people may very easily be confused as to which LOL you mean if you use it beyond the traditional usage.

LWE - Long White Envelope (used to describe a winning letter)

M2CW - My Two Cents Worth
M8 - Mate
MBOTS - May Be Offensive To Some
MDR - Mort De Rire (This is the French version of LOL. Roughly translated it means "Dead From Laughing")
MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
MIA - Missing In Action
MIL - Mother In Law
MOD - Moderator
MR(free) - Membership Required (which is free to obtain)
MR(pay) - Membership Required (which you must pay for in order to obtain)
MWPC - Mega Winning Phone Call (a call that informs you of a major win)

NAP - Name, Address, Phone
NBD - No Big Deal
NEWB - Newbie
NFI - No F***ing Idea
NLPO - Non-Local Post Office
NOOB - Newbie
NP - No Problem
NT - No Text
NW - New Weekly (or Never Wins ;))

OH - Other Half
OMG - Oh My God/Oh My Gosh
OP - Original Poster
OT - Off Topic
OTOH - On The Other Hand
OZ - Australia

P&C - Private & Confidential
P&T - Please and Thankyou
PEEPS - People
PC - Politically Correct
PIC - Picture
PLS - Please
PLZ - Please
PMSL - P**sing Myself Laughing
PNs - Public Notices
POP - Proof Of Purchase
PPL - People

Q - Question
Q&A - Question(s) & Answer(s)
Q&E - Quick & Easy
QT - Cutie

R - Are
R&R - Rest And Relaxation
RAOK - Random Act(s) Of Kindness
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My A**e Off
RRP - Recommend Retail Price
RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury

SAE - Self-Addressed Envelope
SAHD - Stay At Home Dad
SAHF - Stay At Home Father
SAHM - Stay At Home Mother/Mum
SAHP - Stay At Home Parent
SFETE - Smiling From Ear To Ear
SIG - Signature
SIGGY - Signature
SIL - Sister In Law or Son In Law
SITCOM - Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Morgage
SMS - Short Message Service
SMTG - Something
SOZ - Sorry
SSAE - Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope
SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss

T&Cs - Terms and Conditions
TAAB - Thick As A Brick
TBH - To Be Honest
TBPH - To Be Perfectly Honest
TC - Take Care
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
TFF - Too Flippin Funny/True Friends Forever
THANX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TIX - Tickets
TLA - Three Letter Acronym(s)
TMI - Too Much Information
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To You Later
TY - Thank You
TYVM - Thank You Very Much

U - You
U2 - You Too
U2U - You To You (the instant message service on Lottos)
UFN - Until Further Notice
UPDATING - not an abbreviation, but a term temporarily used in a thread title to show that a competition is in progress of being updated on the site.
UR - You Are/You're

VAP - Value Already Posted
VAP is most often used for Value Already Posted, but some people are using it for Via Australia Post.
Just be aware that people may very easily be confused as to which VAP you mean if you use it beyond the traditional usage.

VCT - Valuable Comping Time
VFM - Value For Money
VM - Voice Mail
VR - Virtual Reality

WB - Welcome Back
WEM - Winning E-Mail
WD - Well Done
WDYT - What Do You Think
W/O - Without
WOL - Words Or Less
WPC - Winning Phone Call
WTF - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot/What The F*** (or a new interpretation by tyecart ;) Whinge Thy Friend)
WTG - Way To Go
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get (the abbreviated term is pronounced "whizzy-wig")

XBX - Xbox

YL - Young Lady
YM - Young Man
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
YNK - You Never Know
YOYO - You're On Your Own
YW - You're Welcome

ZAV - Zero Added Value

HTH ;) Hope That Helps :D
posted 9-1-2006 @ 07:19 PM www

Thankyou to all the following wonderful people who have helped add to the above list:
nicolejane, rembrat, WhitePointer, clipboard58, dizzy, paris, 3littlepigs, chokoholic, winnersRgrinners, reded, Nelke, Skuzzo, griffin, aj69, balm, Sherro, AND_1WON, Barakiel, Ruth, Jenny, MissBliss, ScALLIwag, tyecart, Webbi, pamscott, elainepat, Gotlucky, gidda, kayteykat, born2comp, kismet, miakeira, Foozlewit :)

Remember, if you think there is another abbreviation that should be on the list to make things easier for everyone, or you have a question regarding something you've seen around but don't understand, just post it in this thread or u2u me and I'll add it &/or explain it asap :)
posted 16-1-2006 @ 09:59 AM www

Wow, thanks rembrat, that's quite a list! Will have to study up, methinks ;) :D

I still have to stop every now and then and take time to work out what someone means in their message!
posted 21-3-2006 @ 07:42 PM www

OH....MY....GOD...!!! I feel as though I have to learn to read again!!!:mad:
posted 6-1-2007 @ 01:38 AM www

OMG!! I've had WAY too many drinks tonight to even begin dealing with this thread!!!:P:D:P:D:D:o
posted 6-1-2007 @ 01:22 PM www

Originally posted by kakadu
OMG!! I've had WAY too many drinks tonight to even begin dealing with this thread!!!:P:D:P:D:D:o

... and now it's just adding to my hangover headache!! :P:cool:
posted 14-1-2007 @ 01:19 PM www

This thread is really helpful for us NEWB's !! TYVM to everyones posts. Slowly working my way around this great site. GJ and TC.......:) ( I hope I got all the abbrevs right ?)

Yes, WD atty5 :) ~ rembrat
posted 10-3-2007 @ 03:35 PM www


I always though LOL meant lots of love
till my sons girlfriend told me it means laugh out loud

No I find it also means lots of luck

Did anyone else think it was lots of love or only me???
posted 10-3-2007 @ 03:40 PM www

LOL has traditionally meant Laugh Out Loud.
I believe that Lots Of Luck has come about from a minority that perhaps misunderstood LOL and didn't question it, and so it has taken off a bit too.
I guess there is nothing to stop Lots Of Love going along the same path if you wish to encourage it but a lot of people may get offended if you don't explain it when you use it in that manner :)
posted 12-5-2007 @ 08:17 PM www

thanks i've been a member for a couple of weeks and only now does it all make sense

when i started high school which was like 8 years ago i thought lol meant lots of love too, so was always using it in the wrong context
posted 28-5-2007 @ 09:36 AM www

Wow thanks Rembrat.
I learnt a few new abbreviations thanks.

Another one for the newbies that they may see on this forum is

LWE = Long White Envelope ( as in winning letter)

Added to the list! TY :) ~ brat
posted 1-7-2008 @ 06:58 PM www

When I started I asked what VAP meant. I was told several differnt things. Via Aust Post - Value Already Posted & I cant remember the other one now.

Added to the list! TY :) ~ brat
posted 17-9-2008 @ 04:14 PM www

Wow great list now iv got something to refer to next time i get confused. New newbie and loving the site!!
posted 29-9-2008 @ 10:07 AM www

So that's what that meant ... thanks for all the contributers ;)
posted 4-11-2008 @ 08:49 AM www

thanks guys! this has been very useful..:)
posted 7-11-2008 @ 11:53 AM www

what about NFI (no f.. idea)

Added to the list! TY :) ~ brat

posted 21-11-2008 @ 09:14 PM www

WPC anyone??

It's already listed... in fact it is listed in the very first post too :)
Also you can just look at the alphabetical list in the second post to find whatever you're curious about :) ~ brat
posted 21-11-2008 @ 09:35 PM www

IMD!!! ;)

In My Dreams added - Thanks :) ~ brat

posted 22-11-2008 @ 07:20 AM www

I moo daily?? lol
posted 9-10-2009 @ 12:56 PM www

thanks man,now i can understand what everbody is say.great job Rembrat;););););)
posted 18-10-2009 @ 05:50 PM www

Thanks for the info. Makes it easier for us (older) newbies.

This may not be "in context", but it's for all the handymen out there.

fubar - f***** beyond any repair

It comes from the military originally but has been in general use for years! - Thanks :) ~ brat
posted 18-10-2009 @ 08:07 PM www

ha ha ha ha

I've not heard fubar in ages, thanks so much for the laugh

posted 24-10-2009 @ 06:51 PM www

My friend reminded me today about fig jam

F*** i'm good just ask me :P:P

posted 24-10-2009 @ 08:05 PM www

thanks very useful
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