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the acronyms! I see so many is it a secret language? can anybody list and explain them? or do you all just pretend to know?

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Which ones? The most comon in use IMHO are...

BTW - By the way
SWMBO - She who must be obeyed
IMHO - In my humble opinion
<G> - Grin
<BG> - Big Grin
LOL - Laugh out Loud
ROFL - Roll on Floor Laughing
LFMHO - Laughed my f**king head off
JFRO - Just f**k right off

Any more, for any more?

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Re: also

AFAIK =as far as I know.
but jfm used summink I didn't understand CM... something or other.

also there loads of dodgy spelling, might look to be acronyms, isn't...
 

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Not forgetting TIA (thanks in advance) or RTM (read the manual - sometimes expressed more frustradely as RTFM).

But were you thinking about TLA (three letter acronyms) like COG (course over ground), SOG (speed over ground), ETA (estimated time of arrival), XTE (cross track error), CTS (course to steer), MOB (man overboard position)?

Then of course there are the time honoured LOA (length over all), LWL (length waterline), BMAX (maximum beam), DNS (did not start), DNF (did not finish), DSQ (disqualified), LAT (lowest astronomical tide), LWS, LWN, HWS, HWN (high and low water, springs and neaps), UTC (universal time), ETC (etcetera).

And so it goes.
 

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and some more:

SABENA such a bloody experience never again
BOAC better-off on a camel
LUTHANSA let us f**k the hostess as no steward about
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What about NM wos that mean?

Excuse me for being thick but I have wondered about this for a while now..What about NM wos that mean?
 
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Re: NM means

NM=No Message. It means that the answer or contribution is encapsulated in the title of the post, and no need for any text. To make the software work, you have to puttin a bit of text, so some people put in a full stop or an x or whatever
 
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Re: Or Newton Metre

Point taken, Ken, that's another one to you <G>
 

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Not forgetting

GMDSS (globule maritime distress and safety system)
DSC (digital selective calling)
VHF (Solent Coastguard, Solent Coastguard, radio check please)
MMSI (erm, VHF phone number)
HMCG (Liz's coastguard)
RNLI (really nice lifeboat insitution)
MSI (maritime safety information)
QHM (Queen's harbour person)
SSB (single side band)
RDF ( radio direction finding - now effectively dead, thank heavens)
GPS (globule positioning system)
EP (estimated position)
DR (dead reckoning)
SHIT (super heated injection turbocharging)
 
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Re: Or Newton Metre

If we're going to be totally anal about it, in the SI system, Newton metre would be "Nm" not "NM", FWIW.
 

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NM surely means \"Not Me\" NM

I know what you're thinking punk. That last NM - was it a real NM or a fake one. Did I mean it or not? Well in all the excitement of posting - I've forgotton. So do you feel lucky punk? Well do you?

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Re: SI

Systeme Internationale. Or Standard Internationale? - I've been barred from using search engines and then posting hereabouts! Believe that there used to be a long piece of metal in Paris that you could check, but now it's based on the wavelength of light erm from something.
 

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Re: SSDDS

SSDDS, Descriptive acronym for New Year predictions :- Same S**t Different Date Stamp

SSOTDC, may be used when problems etc recour :- Same S**t Only The Depth Changes.

EXOCET, Desciption of mother in law. You can see her coming and there's F**k all you can do about it.
 

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