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      Microfix
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      General Forum Acronyms for newbies & veterans.

      AFAIK = As Far As I Know
      BTW = By The Way
      FTF = Face To Face
      FTW = For The Win
      FUBAR = Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
      FYI = For Your Information
      GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
      IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
      IME = In My Experience
      IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
      IMLE = In My Limited Experience
      IMO = In My Opinion
      IOW = In Other Words
      JK = Just Kidding
      JW = Just Wondering
      LOL = Laugh Out Loud
      NBD = No Big Deal
      OMG = Oh My God
      OIC = Oh I See
      OP = Original Post
      PEBCAK = Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard
      POV = Point Of View
      QQ = Quick Question
      ROFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
      SOHB = Sense Of Humour Bypass
      TBH = To Be Honest
      TMBW = They Might Be Watching
      TMI = Too Much Information
      YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
      WIN = Work Induced Narcolepsy
      WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get

      There are others that I would not want to encourage on the forum.
      Feel free to add any I have missed, with the thought that kids view this forum too.

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      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      I prefer OMG as Goodness, or Gosh… 🙂

      Confusion reigns over some acronyms, such as AU & CU. In general Windows Update terms, that can mean Automatic Update and Cumulative Update, but in Windows 10 terms, refers to Anniversary Update and Creators Update.

      FWIW is used here quite often, For What It’s Worth.

      FUD is another, which I understand is Fear, Uncertainty & Dread.

      A personal favorite is an oldie but a goodie, SNAFU: Situation Normal, All Fouled Up.

      rev. 1.2:
      ATM: At The Moment

      OTOH: On The Other Hand

      GUI: Graphic User Interface

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