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    silly question

    Was looking at another post here on the form and seen the letters UFO I am sorry but can someone please tell me what that means Thank you

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    uFO means unfinished object---something most of us have WAY too many of!!

    By by the way,no question is silly here. There is a listing of all the abbreviations and acronyms in one of the threads here that is really helpful too.
    I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.

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    No such thing as a silly question!!!
    I think this is the most recent comprehensive list:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t178507.html
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    Yes, and my sister announced she has a PHD. Projects half done.

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    My favorite: PIGS Projects in Grocery Sacks

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    at least that's a old one and I can remember what it means.

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    WOW, I never knew there were so many. Thanks for the list.

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    That sure is true. Old ones are easier to remember than all those new ones including PIGS!!
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    Contrary to popular opinion, there are lots of silly questions. This just doesn't happen to be one of them.

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    The way I learned this a long time ago was the only silly question is the one you don't ask. I don't think we used the word "silly" though

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    I like UFP for UnFinished Project better than UFO. Objects (to me) shouldn't have so many pieces!
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    Un-Finished Object
    Of which I have Many...

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    Thank you for all of your answer's

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    UFO = Un-Finished (quilting) Object. It does take some time to understand the terms used in quilting.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    I only need one example of a silly question to prove they exist, true?

    Why was six afraid of seven?

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    I used to tell students all the time that the only 'silly' question was the unasked one
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    (Traditionally we don't say, 'Happy Holidays', but that too.)
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    I'm so glad you asked. I hadn't heard about PIGS or PHDs either. Good to know.

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    because, seven eight nine. I love that silly joke. Maybe it's a Bay Area thing ;-)
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    Oh, okay ... I thought it was because seven was after six, but your answer makes more sense!

    I can never remember what PIGS stands for, & I think it's because we never use the word "sack," but say "bag" instead. That has to be a regional thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    My favorite: PIGS Projects in Grocery Sacks
    Never heard of this one, but I have several!!
    Julie
    Good friends are like stars; you don't always see them, but you know they're always there!

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    Did any one mention: WIP works in progress ?????

    I certainly have enough (blessed indeed) of all the others mentioned previously.

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    My DH taught school for many years, and he has always said that the only silly question is the one you already know the answer to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    No such thing as a silly question!!!
    I think this is the most recent comprehensive list:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t178507.html
    Glad this question came up and THANK YOU for the link. I printed this out about 3 years ago and now there is so much more. I keep it handy near my desk and use it much.

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    You all make me smile!!

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    I tell people I'm working on my PhD - sounds impressive LOL!!
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