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Forum/Cycling Acronyms

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Shaun, 21 Aug 2007.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Since this is Beginners and a good few people here will likely be just starting out with cycling, and perhaps even forum chatting, I thought it might be a good idea to compile a list of commonly used acronyms that you might expect to find on CycleChat:

    AAMOF - As a matter of fact
    AASHTA - as always Sheldon has the answer
    ACF - Another cycling forum
    AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned
    AFAICT - As far as I can tell
    AFAIK - As far as I know
    ASL - Advanced stop lines
    BR - BikeRadar.com
    BRB - Be right back
    BSO - Bike shaped object
    BTSIDIGTTS - been there seen it done it got the tee shirt
    BTW - By the way
    C+ - Cycling Plus
    CTC - CTC
    FWIW - For what it's worth
    FYI - For your information
    HTH - Hope this helps
    IIRC - If I remember correctly
    IKWUM - I know what you mean
    IME - In my experience
    IMHO - In my humble opinion
    IOW - In other words
    KWIM - Know what I mean
    LBS - Local bike shop
    LOL - Lots of laughs / Laughing out loud / Laughing on-line
    MTB - Mountain Bike
    NN2R - No need to reply
    NSFW - Not safe for work
    OMFG - Oh my f***ing god!
    OP - Original post / Original poster (First post in a thread / Person who posted it)
    OT - Off topic (a thread that doesn't match the content of the forum/site)
    OTOH - On the other hand
    PMSL - Peeing myself laughing
    RLJ - Red light jumper
    ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing
    ROFLMAO - Rolling on floor laughing my ass off
    RTFM - Read the f***ing manual
    SMIDSY - Sorry mate I didn't see you
    STW - Single track world
    TBH - To be honest
    TIA - thanks in advance
    TNX or TXS - Thanks
    TTFN - Ta-ta for now
    UKMTB - UK MTB Forums
    WTG - Way to go
    WVM - White van man
    YACF - Yet Another Cycling Forum
    YSR - Yeah, sure, right
    FFS - For f**ks sake
    WTF - What the f**k
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    IIRC = If I remember correctly
     
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  3. bonj is going to get you for IKWUM! :blush:
     
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  4. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Also used (I'm sure there are others - but just to put my twopenneth in!)

    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
    RTFM - Read the f***ing manual
    IME - In my experience
     
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  5. Always makes me think of the Ilford Independents Road Club for some strange reason...:blush:
     
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  6. Oh - and LBS :blush:
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    must try and get more kwim in :blush:
     
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  8. Paulus

    Paulus Guru

    Location:
    Barnet,
    WTF used to be commonly used:blush:
     
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  9. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    SMIDSY - "sorry mate i didnt see you"
     
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  10. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Local Bike Shop, took days to figure out what it meant...:blush:
     
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  11. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    WVM: White van man
    POB: What does this stand for anyway? I favour Pedestrian on Bike.
     
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    POB: Pi$$ off bo££ockbrain?

    (Soapbox only)
     
  13. Peyote

    Peyote New Member

    MTB - Mountain Bike
     
  14. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    NOS - new old stock
    JRA - just riding along
     
  15. Peyote

    Peyote New Member

    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacture.

    The components, forks, wheels etc... that come on off-the-shelf bikes. Often (but not always) they tend to be of inferior quality to that of the items brought separately. Check out Marzocchi's suspension forks, the MZ range are OEM, the MX are their 'buy separately' equivalent. Shimano components seem to be the same though you don't get the box or fitting instructions with the OEM stuff.