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    Interpreting the TAT

    I'm not sure this is the right board to be asking this question but I'll let the grown ups sort that one out. I'm new to forums and TAT is my first. So I've been scouting around checking the place our {feeling very voyeuristic(sp!)}, - theres some pretty intimate stuff out there, enjoying myself, BUT --- I keep coming upon these abbreviations, LMFWAO, BTW, WITHIGOW etc , etc and I can't figure them out. Please can somebody enlighten me.
    Thank you. It would be great to have a users guide with all useful info especially concerning replying to topics. Can one just barge in and spill your guts or does one wait to be invited? I have been posting a few comments here and there, but feel like I'm intruding. Thanks for listening. :-?

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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    You're not intruding at all, sblanc. Gut-spillage is encouraged here.

    Different forums have different rules, written and unwritten. Here at TAT, you can jump right in the middle of any discussion that's going on.. If a member wants to keep something private, they can use our Private Message system.

    As far as the acronyms are concerned, the ones you mentioned are as follows (don't anyone yell at me):

    LMFWAO = Laughing My ****ing White Ass Off (I think I used that, huh? Sorry).
    BTW = By The Way
    WITHIGOW = What In The Hell Is Going On With (I hadn't seen this one before, but I think I figured it out right)

    Others:
    BBL = Be Back Later
    BRB = Be Right Back
    LOL = Laughing Out Loud
    LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

    Here's a link you might find interesting, sblanc!

    http://www.magicpub.com/netprimer/acronyms.html
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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    Thanks Kirkus,
    That was a big help, especially the link to the internet acronym site which had me COTFLGOHAHA. See, I've been doing my homework.
    [smiley=TATrocks.gif]
    Going to send this off quick as my computer seems to be having un caca nervous. Shall go fetch some immodium. If I dont come back its serious.
    Ciao


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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkus
    You're not intruding at all, sblanc. Gut-spillage is encouraged here.

    Different forums have different rules, written and unwritten. Here at TAT, you can jump right in the middle of any discussion that's going on.. If a member wants to keep something private, they can use our Private Message system.

    As far as the acronyms are concerned, the ones you mentioned are as follows (don't anyone yell at me):

    LMFWAO = Laughing My ****ing White Ass Off (I think I used that, huh? Sorry).
    BTW = By The Way
    WITHIGOW = What In The Hell Is Going On With (I hadn't seen this one before, but I think I figured it out right)

    Others:
    BBL = Be Back Later
    BRB = Be Right Back
    LOL = Laughing Out Loud
    LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

    Here's a link you might find interesting, sblanc!

    http://www.magicpub.com/netprimer/acronyms.html
    WTHIGOW....as a tennis expression, grew out of an exchange I had with Wertheim a couple of years ago in the Mailbag:

    Methinks we must ask: WTHIGOW Rainer Schuettler?-- George Creppy, New York

    Let's give credit to Karl Miller of Phoenixville, Pa., for coming up with the WTHIGOW idea. Anyway, a few of you suggested we look at Schuettler, who came from obscurity to become a formidable top 10 player last year and has since retreated into obscurity, winning just two matches so far this year. I don't have a good answer for this one. My best guess is that the guy is under tremendous pressure, both to defend points (inasmuch as they still exist under the Indesit points race) and prove that his banner 2003 was no fluke. Further, he doesn't really have a big weapon, relying instead on foot speed and tenacity and grit. While you can win a lot of matches on these attributes (see: Hewitt, Lleyton), it doesn't leave much margin for error. When you're 10 percent off or 10 percent injured and don't have the big serve to bail you out or the bread-and-butter forehand to extricate you, it can be tough to win matches. (See: Hewitt, Lleyton.)

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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    Quote Originally Posted by sblanc
    Thanks Kirkus,
    That was a big help, especially the link to the internet acronym site which had me COTFLGOHAHA. See, I've been doing my homework.
    [smiley=TATrocks.gif]
    Going to send this off quick as my computer seems to be having un caca nervous. Shall go fetch some immodium. If I dont come back its serious.
    Ciao
    LMAO!
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    WTHIGOW....as a tennis expression, grew out of an exchange I had with Wertheim a couple of years ago in the Mailbag:

    Methinks we must ask: WTHIGOW Rainer Schuettler?-- George Creppy, New York

    Let's give credit to Karl Miller of Phoenixville, Pa., for coming up with the WTHIGOW idea.
    Wow - you're the one that came up with that?? Cool...
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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    There's also some others that you might encounter, like:

    afaik: as far as I'm concerned
    iirc: if I recall correctly
    ppl: people
    omg: oh my God
    afk: away from keyboard

    There's also a lot of common ones that are defined here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang

    Remember, Wikipedia is your friend.

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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    Welcome Mushu!

    Good link. Often times you can say something that otherwise might not be allowed.
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    Quote Originally Posted by MuShuPork
    There's also a lot of common ones that are defined here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang

    Remember, Wikipedia is your friend.
    As a contributer to wikipedia, can I just echo that sentiment.

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    Re: Interpreting the TAT

    Quote Originally Posted by Jidkova Fan
    [quote author=MuShuPork link=1153771005/0#6 date=1156564492]There's also a lot of common ones that are defined here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang

    Remember, Wikipedia is your friend.
    As a contributer to wikipedia, can I just echo that sentiment.
    [/quote]

    I think you just did [smiley=hyst.gif]





















































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    Seriously, it is a good site (and if I'm going off topic I apologise)

    A few of my contributions:-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Roulette_TV

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Nasir

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oreke_Mosheshe

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