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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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AFAIK = As Far As I Know.
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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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Some of the acronyms are game specific and others are internet slang like AFAIK. It can be confusing.

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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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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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WC= West Coast
EC=East Coast
CT=Cape Town
SF=San Fran
SD=San Diego
PI= Navy man knows
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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.

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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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PTO = Pacific Theater of Operations
ETO = European Theater of Operations
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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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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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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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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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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.)

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RA - Reluctant Admiral (another great mod!)
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...these two acronyms confused me once... [8|]

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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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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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