Experienced Dopers

Can someone please tell what all the different abbreviations mean on the SDMB, because some of them i can work out but most i dont have a clue. :slight_smile:

ATMB =About This Message Board

Be sure to check out the FAQs while you’re there!

There are a number of web sites with common www acronyms.

Here is a good one.


Welcome Homer J! How are things in Cornwall?

YMMV - Your mileage may vary

FWIT - For What It’s Worth

IANAD - I am not a Doctor

WTF - What the Fuck

WTH - What the Hell.

ROFL - Roll on the floor, laughing.

Here ya go.

ok thanks, thats useful, but what does SO mean, i keep seeing this everywhere and dont know what it means - search of? Special one? please explain!

SO = Significant Other (boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/whatever)

I hate the SO initials, because I worked in the juvenhile justice system for 7 years, and SO means something MUCH different there (sex offender ).

and even after all that time, I STILL misspell ‘juvenile’. :smack:

WB, Homer J. FWIW, I hope these lists of acronyms work out for you. IMHO they are fine, but I was ROFLMAO when my SO wondered WTF we needed a list for. BTW, these lists have been compiled over a long period of time so use them wisely and don’t be a PITA. Remember, BILC doesn’t meen you have to use them. YOYO and but YMMV.


(GD&R) :smiley:

Here is the official SDMB list: http://tinyurl.com/38f8

FWIW, I just love The Pirates of Penzance. But YMMV.