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Thread: what do all the abbreviations mean?

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    Senior Member connie_1936's Avatar
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    i've figured out some of the abbreviations people are using but not others. is there a list somewhere i can access?

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    I haven't seen a list, because they are not extablished by Administration, but by users.
    A lot of letter combos are family references: DH = dear husband, SIL = son-in-law or sister-in-law (I don't know how to tell which), etc.
    FQ = fat quarter, WOF = width of fabric, LOF = Lengthwise of fabric
    Depending on your computer, you may see smilies as faces or as letter and character combinations. :-) is either :,-,) or a smiling yellow face.
    Anytime you don't recognize an abreviation, it is fine to ask!

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    thanks, that helps

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-62926-1.htm#1537945
    scroll down a little ways there is a partial list

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    BTW, it will take a little time to FIO, seems like we are talking an alien language here sometimes. It is so fun. IMHO you will learn quickly. WElcome to the board.
    Here's a few more
    ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
    imho - in my humble opinion
    ttyl - talk to you later
    wip - work in progress
    obw - one block wonder
    brb - be right back

    I am sure more will jump in with some. Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    BTW, it will take a little time to FIO, seems like we are talking an alien language here sometimes. It is so fun. IMHO you will learn quickly. WElcome to the board.
    Here's a few more
    ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
    imho - in my humble opinion
    ttyl - talk to you later
    wip - work in progress
    obw - one block wonder
    brb - be right back

    I am sure more will jump in with some. Have fun.
    DEBBIE YOU FORGOT YOUR FAVORITE
    ROFLMBO-roll on floor laugh my butt off

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    Thanks for those explanations. I have been wondering too. Now I can know much beter what I'm reading. I thought I was supposed to know them (after all didn't ALL of you know them ???) I guess I'm not alone after all. sue

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    No, in fact, I asked if there was a "sticky" with abbreviations specifically related to quilting. In fact, I think I just asked a couple of days ago.

    Each craft/hobby tends to have its own abbreviations and it takes a while to learn them.

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    And just when you think you've got it, somebody makes up new ones!

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    Thanks for the info. I'd been wondering what FMQ was and now I know.

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