Abbreviation list, etc. for Newbies--Acronyms explained : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

This thread was prompted by Cynthia Yanicko's post. Add to the collection if you will:

LOL means "Laughing out loud"

BTW means "By the way"

IMHO means "In my humble opinion"

ROTFLMAO means "Rolling on the floor laughing my a-- off." (This is a Paul Milne favorite. Paul Milne is a former stockbroker who has very negative expectations with regard to Y2K consequences, as does Gary North, and a mysterious fellow named INFOMAGIC. You should be aware of these names.

Regular posters, please add to the list!

-- FM (, April 10, 1999


Kevin has a list somewhere I'm sure :)

-- Andy (, April 10, 1999.

You will see the name Cory bantered about frequently.

Cory Hamasaki has a web site that has been publishing the: DC Weather Report

for over 2 years. This is an excellent accumulation of articles relating to y2k He has 30 years experience in computer programming.and consulting.


-- Ray (, April 10, 1999.

AFAIK---As Far As I Know

IIRC---If I Recall Correctly

I remember these fondly as I figured them out for myself. For all other acronyms I encounter I go to:

Takes some of the fun and mystery out of it, but....


"Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it." -- Attributed to C.P. Scott

-- Hallyx (, April 10, 1999.

I have been around since last October and am still not sure about Uncle Deedah. :-)

-- Floyd Baker (, April 10, 1999.

Let's not forget GI, (get it) and DGI, (don't get it.)

-- Just Sunshine (, April 10, 1999.

What is Paul Milne's Web site?

-- Novacop (, April 10, 1999.

Hallyx, or anyone else. I'm sure there are some other new arrivals to the web who would like to know about making the little :) and what they mean, as they get more involved. Do you have a link to the site that had all those different ones listed. I lost it.

-- Whetherman (whetherman@storm.warning), April 10, 1999.

Also, DWGI .... Don't Wanna Get It !!


-- Ray (, April 10, 1999.

I understand IMHO, but what does IMNBHO mean?

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (, April 10, 1999.

I like Old Git's numbered responses... less typing
#2 OGRE -(Old Git Response Enumerator)

-- WebRNot (, April 10, 1999.

For fun tracking the various Milne quotes visit*&DBS=2&ST=PS&defaultOp=AND&LNG =ALL&format=terse&showsort=score&maxhits=100&subjects=&groups=comp.sof tware.year-2000&authors=fedinfo*&fromdate=&todate=

There you will be able to view all of Paul Milne's comments on the newsgroup, to which many so-called Pollys (Pollyannas) and Doomers (Gloom and doomers) and others in between post. It tends to get rather technical though, and often bombastic.

Milne has a string of frequent baiters, and although his posts are gloomy, they are also sometimes hilarious.

Lately, Milne hasn't been posting as much, apparently 'cause it's planting season. To my knowledge, he has no Website, but has been featured and will be featured in upcoming magazines, re the Y2k computer problem.

-- FM (, April 10, 1999.

ISMP .....I sH*t My PaNtS!!!!???!!!

-- Dieter (, April 10, 1999.

Oh yah, and around here you need to know:

FEMA = (Federal Emergency Management Agency) NWO = (New World Order) ha ha ha.

But seriously, how many acronyms are there for gov. (government) agencies?

FERC = (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) is one I didn't know.

-- Deborah (, April 10, 1999.

Not one used around here, Navy term, but very useful nonetheless: NAFOD ("NAY-fod"). No Apparent Fear of Death. As in, "Great Scot, Maynard, did you see that effing NAFOD run that red light???"

-- Old Git (, April 10, 1999.

DI = Doomer Idiots - of which you will see many on this forum

-- Y2K Pro (, April 10, 1999.


-BEwaRE OF The FaKe JACkass dIEtER IMposTER poST ABoVE!!!!-

idIOt BuNGHoLe!!!!

-- Dieter (, April 10, 1999.

It's back. How's the Mrs? You back together yet, fool foil?

-- JIT (tocatch@Ds.tail), April 10, 1999.









-- Middle Man (diget@middle.finger), April 10, 1999.

It's "I M N T B H O " In My NEVER To Be Humble Opinion.


-- chuck a nught driver (,), April 10, 1999.

:) is a "smiley" emoticon. Here are some more: Emoticons

-- Gayla Dunbar (, April 10, 1999.

Here some other characters you may meet:

Flint - an outspoken pollyanna/doomer. Has y2k crisis identity crisis.

Y2K Pro - a growth on the ass of Doc Paulie, has its own IP address.

Mutha Nathu - the local HTML pyromaniac. Is using input from the forum to write his high school term paper.

Mr. Decker - is actually Gary North, after the Librium kicks in.

Norm - only one here with a pen up his nose. Accidentally lodged it there while carelessly adjusting his rose-colored glasses.

-- a (a@a.a), April 11, 1999.

Y M M V ==> Your Mileage May Vary a standard disclaimer which translates to "I can't guarantee any of teh results but it worked for me"

Also may translate as " Trained drivers only, don't try this at home" etc.


-- chuck, a Night Driver (, April 11, 1999.

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