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Re: Understanding names (and abbreviations!)
>>there are people out there who tend to obscure the subject of the paper
with the OVER use of jargon or obtuse non-technical vocabulary.<<
Speaking of obtuse, non-technical vocabularies--it took me days to figure
out what the heck "IMHO" meant. I finally came across an annotated
dictionary of e-mail abbreviations. I'm not advocating for or against the
use of this particular type of jargon, it's just nice to know what it all
means! Here's a few of the more common ones, although ISTAMM (I'm sure
there are many more!)
>>AFAIK: "As far as I know."
BTW: "By the way."
FWIW: "For what it's worth."
HTH: "Hope this helps." (Frequently used sarcastically.)
IIRC: "If I remember correctly."
IMHO: "In my humble opinion." (The opinion then expressed is rarely
ISTR: "I seem to recall/remember."
OTOH: "On the other hand."
TIA: "Thanks in advance." (What for? I ignored you completely!)
YHL: "You have lost."
HAND: "Have a nice day."<<