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Hi, this forum is numero uno!!!:laughing:
I'm guessing that many of you guys also frequent OWWM.com, another great site for information, though they only deal with USA machines, and no portable tools. They have a large scope of machines (photos, manuals, etc.), but their forum is not easy to access, and a bit more sleepy than this one :yes:!
MY question is this...they often use abbreviations (you guys too!), such as ARM, OBO...and the list goes on!
Could someone please update me (we're avid woodworkers, but not too savvy with these terms) :huh:! If not, even a good source (low $) as to where we could find the "nomenclature" (there's a $50.00 word if Iv'e ever seen one) of their definations.
Come one, I know you guys can help my husband and I, you always do :yes:!
Thanx and Happy and Blessed Holidays,
Marena and Vinny(patternmaker)
 

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Some are abbreviations, others are acronyms. There can be hundreds of meanings for a single acronym. It depends on the context in which they are used. Some are more common than others. If you are looking at things for sale, OBO means "or best offer", POA, "price on application". ARM usually refers to "adjustable rate mortgage". SUV can mean Sports Utility Vehicle but it can also mean Senseless Urban Vulgarity or Snob's Upperclass Van. Some are frequently used on the internet, IMHO is "in my humble opinion". ROLMAO, "rolling on the ground laughing my ass off", LOML, "love of my life", SWMBO, "she who must be obeyed" . Many others are used in texting over cell phones, if you have teenagers, you might want to get a handle on some of those so you know what they are texting about. 420 refers to smoking pot. PoP, "parents on the prowl". Some may have special codes that they're group only knows. The military is famous for acronyms and that may have been where it got started, SNAFU, FUBAR, BOHICA, you can look those up. Police use number codes on the radio, 10-4, "message received", 10-16, "domestic problem". In woodworking forums, BLO is "boiled linseed oil", RO, "random orbit sander, SCMS, "sliding compound miter saw".
 

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Acronyms/abbreviations are a problem on this forum and many others. It seems more of a problem where many people use their mobile communication devices and just do not want to take the time or effort to write properly. As most people on here know, I complain often and loud about this.

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GeorgeC said:
Acronyms/abbreviations are a problem on this forum and many others. It seems more of a problem where many people use their mobile communication devices and just do not want to take the time or effort to write properly. As most people on here know, I complain often and loud about this.

George
There is something be said for your position, George. This the reason emergency Depts have gone to clear txt communications. In the aftermath of 9-11 there was a lot of miscommunication between responding agencies due to differences in 10-codes. A perfect example of this is shown by Hammer stating 10-16 is a domestic... Not in my local.

In any event though, acronyms and abbreviations in general are here to stay. It's a de-evelution of the English language and it's not going anywhere. We had just as soon get use to it.

~tom. ...GEAUX TIGERS!... ...GEAUX SAINTS!......
 
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