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hoghunter
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Would someone please post what all the abbreviated post are. Example SPF is sold pending funds. Everyone does!nt know all the different ones. Thank you
PaperSniper999
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Took me a while to figure out "SPF" also! If we are only occasional online forum shoppers it can be confusing. I thought at first it had something to do with the newish SPF 6.8mm bullet or even a sun bloke ingredient! <g>

There is a link somewhere for those abbreviations , but I cannot find it right now. Unfortunately each area of "interest" such as shooting, RVing, flying, hiking, etc seems to develop its own list. Here are a few that you might already know off the top of my head:

OAL - Overal length
LTO - Length to ogive
SP - Soft (or sometimes "spire") point
DW - Dear wife

Here's one that doesn't get used enough:
IMHO - In my humble opinion. <g>
Robert
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Originally Posted by PaperSniper999
Took me a while to figure out "SPF" also! If we are only occasional online forum shoppers it can be confusing. I thought at first it had something to do with the newish SPF 6.8mm bullet or even a sun bloke ingredient! <g>

There is a link somewhere for those abbreviations , but I cannot find it right now. Unfortunately each area of "interest" such as shooting, RVing, flying, hiking, etc seems to develop its own list. Here are a few that you might already know off the top of my head:

OAL - Overal length
LTO - Length to ogive
SP - Soft (or sometimes "spire") point
DW - Dear wife

Here's one that doesn't get used enough:
IMHO - In my humble opinion. <g>


Agreed on this..not always easy for someone not having english (or american) as mother's language.

Also believe I.M.H.O can lead to interpretation as 'In My (not that) Humble Oinion

R.G.C
cliffy
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Acronyms Suck! Spell it out! Tired of Acronyms! Hornaday recently had a publication released with "Past Bullets" in the TITLE! I believe they meant "Passed Bullets" No, not an Acronym, but LEARN to use proper wordage before publishing something. Sorry, just my insane English teachings at college level. Color me extinct, but still actually around at 67. cliffy
PaperSniper999
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".....but LEARN to use proper wordage before publishing something..."

Oh, don't get me started! Poor English and grammar is one of my pet peeves, and I drive my wife nuts when we watch TV! The History Channel is one of the worst; the narrator they use most of the time uses grammar that grates on my nerves! Getting old and crotchety is rough, eh? <g>

However, in my opinion there is value in using abbreviations, but only if we all understand what they mean. Some of us forget that not everyone on forums has the same background, or uses the same tools, or is even of a similar culture, etc. Is we would define our often-used abbreviations in our posts that would help, and I try to do that.

Let's face it, the population as a whole is getting more ignorant every year, at least in the minds of the media. When is the last time the wind was correctly reported in knots, or words over 2 syllables long were used? If we are competent enough to understand the two or three pronunciations of "Caribbean" surely we can figure out the meaning of "80 knots"? Ha! <g>
fdshuster
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One example that really bugs me, from one of the "talking heads" on what passes for "news" these days is: "The truck drove thru the stop sign and struck the car". Says something about college educations these days. Maybe they spend too much time on "political correctness".
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