Ignorant Aussie

Old Apr 9th, 2006, 12:55 AM
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Ignorant Aussie

Please excuse my ignorance but would someone mind explaining to me some of the things I read on this forum eg ttt, DH etc.

I would appreciate learning some other ones as well so that I can use them some time. Thanks!
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 01:18 AM
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ttt--to the top, when you want to find a post or bring it to the top to get other's attention

DH--dear husband (variations: DS--dear son, DW--dear wife, etc.)

I remember wondering what these acronyms meant. There must be somewhere to go to learn the shorthand but I don't think fodors has it on their faqs (frequently asked questions)
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 04:26 AM
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I remember being confused about all the abbreviations when I first came here. Here is a pretty good list:
http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 07:29 AM
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The 'D' can also stand for dumb, ditzy, [email protected] or anything else starting with 'D'. You judge by the content of the post.
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 08:23 AM
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The first post I made on Fodors got a reply that said "BTW rooms are provided". I repled with "What are BTW rooms?" The reply to that was "OK, I'll bite and let you know that BTW means by the way".
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 08:41 AM
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IMO -- in my opinion
IMYO -- in my humble opinion
LOL -- laugh out loud, lots of laughs
ROFL -- rolling on floor laughing
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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Others that crop up -
AFAIK - as far as I know;
IIRC - if I recall correctly;
OTOH - on the other hand;
FWIW - for what it's worth;
YMMV - your mileage may vary (old disclaimer about how fuel-efficient cars might not be so efficient once you buy one ) - means "different strokes."
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 09:27 AM
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Regarding the DH, DS, etc., it took me a long time to figure out the often used DIL, daughter in law.

Then there's DSOTGWUTWMC -
dear sister of the guy who used to wash my car.
 
Old Apr 9th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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TTT is used to mean "To the top" by people who assume the abbreviation has only one meaning. However, it may also mean:

TTT Tactics Team Trainer
TTT Tank Tightness Testing
TTT TAP Testing Toolkit TTT Tap to Tap (metallurgy)
TTT Target Transmission Time
TTT Teacher Talking Time
TTT Team Time Trial
TTT Tekken Tag Tournament (Namco video game)
TTT Tele-Teaching and Training
TTT Teleport to Target (gaming)
TTT Terrible Terry Tate (Reebok character)
TTT Thai Telephone and Telecommunications
TTT That's The Ticket
TTT That's the Truth
TTT Things Take Time
TTT Things That Think (MIT)
TTT Third Tier Toilet
TTT Thought That Too
TTT Tic Tac Toe
TTT Tilt Table Test
TTT Time to Talk
TTT Time to Target
TTT Time to Train
TTT Time Triggered Technology
TTT Time, Talent and Treasures
TTT To the Top (aka bounce, BBSs)
TTT Tokyo Times Tower (Japan)
TTT Total Time on Test
TTT Touch Tone Terrorists
TTT Train The Trainer
TTT Training Task Table
TTT Triangle Tennis Trust (India)
TTT Tried & True Trains
TTT Trinidad and Tobago Television
TTT Trunk-to-Trunk Transfer
TTT Truth Takes Time
TTT Tummy Touching Table
TTT Two-Tangent Theorem (geometry)


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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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happytrails: I assume that you provided that information to take it to the top!
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 05:01 PM
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No, I was trying to discourage the use of TTT because it confuses people, such as "Ignorant Aussie." In many instances, the following meanings of TTT may make just as much sense as To The Top:

TTT That's The Ticket
TTT That's the Truth
TTT Things Take Time
TTT Thought That Too
TTT Time to Talk

Why not let TTT be OBM (Of Blessed Memory)?
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 11:09 PM
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Because people here usually learn quickly that ttt means someone is being nice and helping your post stay alive.

Even if you spell it out, they still don't understand it at first, so might as will use ttt and they'll figure it out, or ask.
I know I didn't get it right away!
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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ttt
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 03:25 PM
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You can also type abcdefghijklmnop ... and it gets put to the top!
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 03:33 PM
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Good point Gail.
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 12:05 AM
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Thanks to you all!!! happytrailstoyou - you missed out Taitung - TTT is the 3 letter code for the airport BTW this is in Taiwan.

Thanks Maggi that list will be very helpful. I feel much better to know that others have started out like me.

Myself and DH are travelling to your great country in 2 days time. I am so pleased that I found this great forum to help me plan our trip - people have been VERY helpful.

Ignorant Aussie
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 05:08 AM
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We sincerely hope you have a great time in the US and we'll look forward to reading about your adventures when you get back. Lots of luck with the driving too. Don't worry, we'll be asking for your advice, come time for our trip to Australia/Sydney!
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