Can anyone provide me with a comprehensive list of the abbreviations used here? I feel like I’m missing out on something, even the obvious ones might mean something other than I interpret them.
Failing that, how about 1 abbr. per post?
Here are some I had to learn-
WAG: wild-ass guess
IIRC: if I remember correctly
og: Straight dope deity (not an abbreviation, but it looks like one)
MMP: Monday morning post (in MPSIMS)
Which is a Sticky thread called “Beginner’s Guide to Glossary of Terms on Straight Dope Message Boards” on the very same page that the OP asked this question.
One that’s come up recently and doesn’t seem to be in any of the many lists:
NSFW: Not Safe For Work. Usually pornographic, obscene (not the same thing), or otherwise potentially offensive.
By all accounts I should know this, but WTF does fnord mean???
It’s a classical reference. Somebody should start up a wiki or something with all of these on it…