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Thread: Abbreviations for Dummies

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    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    What does IMHO mean? I have seen it several times, but ..... ???????
    In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion


    Qubby=Quilter's Hubby

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    Ok guys what does UFO stand for? Why would it not be UFP (unfinished projects)?

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    If it's any help, I compiled a list of acronyms/terms and posted it on my website as a pdf file. You're welcome to download it, if you like:
    http://ajpadilla.com/tutorials/quilt...nyms-and-terms

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    JUST A WORD OF CAUTION: I came across this thread Wednesday evening because I have been having a few problems with acronyms, too. I went to ajpadilla's website and made a copy of the pdf file referenced in the above post. When I closed out of that site my computer went BALLISTIC, saying I had an infection and a strange antispyware program (not the one I use) popped up to 'clean up the infection' (which I knew to X out of), but it turns out I DID indeed get a virus or infection of some kind. My DH got it cleaned up after hours and hours of work, but I just thought I'd post and let you all know what happened to me. I'll probably make a new topic on the subject, as well, because I sure don't want this to happen to others.

    To ajpadillo: It may be entirely an unusual coincidence that this happened when I was on your web site. It may be, however, that something has been imbedded into that pdf file unbeknownst to you. You might want to get someone to check it out. Viruses are no fun at all.

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    Truly sorry this happened to you, but this is a coincidence. I don't know if you had something else open at the time, but I can assure you we have not one, or two, but three different filters on our each of our computers and on the server where the website is hosted. In any case, we have also double-checked and verify this file is completely clean. The problem you experienced came from some other source.

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    HTH--Hope this Helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jshep
    Ok guys what does UFO stand for? Why would it not be UFP (unfinished projects)?
    Because UFO (Unfinished Objects) has a double meaning - whereas UFP does not. Never heard of UFP sightings. lol Theoretically, it should only be a UP because "unfinished" is one word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I know how you feel! Here's a link someone posted a while back.....LINK

    HINT: I saved that link in my FAVORITES.....I refer back to it a lot! :lol:
    Thank you I too have saved it in my favorites. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    What a great link !!!

    some more you will see here on the board

    DH=Dear Husband
    DW=Dear Wife
    DD=Dear Daughter
    DS=Dear Son
    GD=Grand Daughter (sometimes addind a D=Dear in front of some of these)
    GS=Grand Son
    SIL= Son in law or Sister in law
    DIL= Daughter in law
    BIL=Brother in law
    Grands= Grandchildren

    LOL=lots of laughs
    LMBO=laughing my butt off
    PMSL= peeing my self laughing
    TTYL= talk to you later
    TTFN=ta ta for now

    ditto :thumbup:

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    BOB = Beginnerís Only Block (swap)
    BOM = Block of the Month
    DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
    DWR = Double Wedding Ring
    FART = Fabric Aquisition Road Trip
    FIU = Finish It Up
    FQ = Fat Quarter
    HST = Half-Square Triangle
    HSY = Havenít Started Yet
    LAQ= Long Arm Quilter
    LQS = Local Quilt Shop
    MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter
    OBW = One-Block Wonder
    PHD = Project Half Done
    PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks
    SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
    SEX = Stash Enhancing eXperience (or eXcursion)
    STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
    TGIF = Thank God Itís Finished!
    TOT = Tone-on-Tone
    UFO = UnFinshed Object
    WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
    WIP = Work In Progress
    WISP = Work In Slow Progress
    WIVSP = Work In Very Slow Progress
    WIWMI = Wish It Would Make Itself
    WOF = Width of Fabric
    WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
    WOW = White On White
    WWIT = What Was I Thinking

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