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ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 9:56:27 AM   
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I did a quick search for acronym and came up empty. Is there a thread, a post, a something with a decoder ring for acronyms. I'm not talking about the military ones so much (I did my 25 years in the Navy), I'm looking for the game specific things.

I think I figured out:

JFB = Japan Fan Boy.

But I see this one a lot and scratch my head:

AFAIK

I imagine there are others.
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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 9:58:36 AM   
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AFAIK = As Far As I Know.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 10:15:29 AM   
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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 11:02:08 AM   
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AV - Assault Value
LI - Light Industry
SC - Surface Combat
CONUSA -Continental United States
WTF - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 11:35:14 AM   
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Some of the acronyms are game specific and others are internet slang like AFAIK. It can be confusing.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 12:06:11 PM   
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The AFAIK was getting me - and that is fairly standard internet talk. DUH! But this thread may serve a purpose for those that didn't read the book and aren't familiar with some of the military stuff.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 2:34:23 PM   
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IIRC - if I recall correctly
IMO / IME - in my opinion / in my experience

I use those frequently as a disclaimer, to avoid blame if my post's advices prove wrong-headed.

AV - could refer to land-combat Assault Value, but might refer to a base-hex's Aviation Support, or to a specific Naval Auxiliary ship-type that can provide support / repair / supply to amphibian aircraft.

Sometimes you need a Secret Decoder Ring to figure out the meaning.


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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 2:37:58 PM   
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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 2:38:20 PM   
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WC= West Coast
EC=East Coast
CT=Cape Town
SF=San Fran
SD=San Diego
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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 2:44:44 PM   
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No one going to venture an explanation of LYB?

OK I'll go there......LYB = Little Yellow illegitimate sons.

This one is decidedly NOT PC (Politically Correct) , but is used to great entertainment value in a certain few threads that parody the Japanese.

I won't point any fingers toward a certain Captain named for a root.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 4:35:04 PM   
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Just saw FAA as in FAA squadrons.
And just figured it out
FAA = Fleet Air Arm (RN carrier squadrons, maybe their search planes).

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 5:27:52 PM   
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PTO = Pacific Theater of Operations
ETO = European Theater of Operations

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 5:43:24 PM   
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As a french, I started looking here : http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

I already get mad with french one so I don't need english one ! YOLO SWAG OMFG ROFL

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/1/2014 9:51:51 PM   
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One that threw me because the meaning changed is GC. When people started playing the game, a lot of players were playing the small scenarios to learn the ropes and GC referred to the Guadalcanal Campaign. Somewhere along the line it became the acronym for the Grand Campaign. It doesn't look like people play the smaller scenarios as much anymore. (Though they are a good place for new players to start.)

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 2:52:52 AM   
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and my personal favorite

LKB= Little Kido Butai

But I have also seen it referred to as "BKB"; I never could figure out if this was just a typo or more Japanese

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 3:14:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: pompack

and my personal favorite

LKB= Little Kido Butai

But I have also seen it referred to as "BKB"; I never could figure out if this was just a typo or more Japanese


I believe it stands for Baby Kido Butai


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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 3:15:42 AM   
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Bill, there was a thread on this same topic about a year ago that you were going to make sticky. You compiled a good summation helpful for new folks in this thread, but the thread (or more importantly the list itself) never got "stuck." This might be a good time to resurrect and sticky it (and to add one or two generic internet terms for those folks not as familiar with AFAIK/IIRC, etc.)

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3316958&mpage=1&key=&#

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 3:45:15 AM   
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...and:

DBB - DaBigBabes (a mod for WitP-AE)
https://sites.google.com/site/dababeswitpae/home/what-is-dababes
RA - Reluctant Admiral (another great mod!)
https://sites.google.com/site/reluctantadmiral/

...these two acronyms confused me once...


I was going to hit RA but you beat me to it. THANKS!


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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 3:56:21 AM   
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I had some vague memories of that thread yesterday. Thanks for reminding me. I think it needs some cleaning up and a little revision.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 6:17:31 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wegman58

Just saw FAA as in FAA squadrons.
And just figured it out
FAA = Fleet Air Arm (RN carrier squadrons, maybe their search planes).


FAA was the RN AF and totally separate from the RAF not just PTs. AKA USM and USN

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 6:42:12 AM   
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Though the game mixes the pools for FAA and RAF pilots.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 8:55:21 AM   
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ORIGINAL: wdolson

Though the game mixes the pools for FAA and RAF pilots.

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It does, just referring to the terms.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 9:30:14 AM   
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And guess what is on sale this week? Lots of newer newbies should be flooding in.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 9:03:58 PM   
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The root cause of woes while playing AE- PEBDAC Problem exists between desk and chair.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/2/2014 11:31:57 PM   
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The root cause of woes while playing AE- PEBDAC Problem exists between desk and chair.

Loose nut behind the keyboard. The usual problem that I have with my computers.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/3/2014 11:33:14 AM   
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The root cause of woes while playing AE- PEBDAC Problem exists between desk and chair.


This one was presented to me in somewhat cruder terms by my original computer guru who taught me to build my own platforms.

DAO = Dumb A-- Operator

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/3/2014 7:17:28 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

AFAIK = As Far As I Know.


We need to stop using that one. It's a subliminal ad for Kia Forte automatics.

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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/3/2014 7:23:22 PM   
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Wolfman Jack?!?




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RE: ACRONYM DICTIONARY - 6/3/2014 8:08:02 PM   
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