Frequently Used Acronyms and Symbols
The following is a list of commonly used acronyms and symbols on TheSabre.com message boards.
** = Signifies that there is only a subject line and no additional message within the post.
BH = Short for BoardHost (Mike Ingalls), creator of TheSabre.com.
BTTTS = Brooks Traded To The Saints. Term was originally coined when people kept asking why they weren't seeing Aaron Brooks on the roster with Green Bay, even if it was posted just a few threads below. The term is now used as a reply when people post new threads about topics that were discussed as recent as a few posts below, but the user failed to scan the board to find the topic.
GOS = Good Old Song.
$$ = Sean Singletary (he's money).
WHN = What's His Name, coined after people got tired of seeing Ronald Curry's name on the message boards back in 1998. He's since been referred to as WHN (or Benedict Curry for pulling out of his commitment to UVa).
VLF = Vicious Little Ferret (nickname for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski).
TITS, or TITTS, or (.)(.), or (@)(@) = Take It To the Soapbox. This occurs when someone post something of a political nature on the incorrect message board.
POTW/POTY/POTC = Post Of The Week/Year/Century. Used when describing the appraisal of a particular post. The site used to have a feature called Post Of The Week, which honored one post per week that stood head and shoulders above the crowd. The 'term' never left the board and is used often when a poster hits the nail on the head with his or her message.
HUGH = Alternate way of writing HUGE, as some have incorrectly spelled it that way in the past.
DD = Roanoke Times sports writer Doug Doughty
DP = Daily Progress newspaper.
VP = Virginia Pilot newspaper.
RT = Roanoke Times newspaper.
RTD = Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper.
SOS = Strength of Schedule
FUMA = Fork Union Military Academy
MNC = Mythical National Championship. Used when describing the college football's national champ.
TSL = TechSideline.com. Independent website for Virginia Tech.
Basic Internet Jargon
TIC = Tongue In Cheek remark.
FYI = For Your Information
IMO/IMHO = In My Opinion/In My Humble Opinion
J/K = Just Kidding
LMAO = Laughing My [behind] Off
LOL = Lauging Out Loud
NM/NFM = No Message/No Further Message. Used as a way of letting users know that there was no additional message other than the subject line they had printed. This is seldom used today since our boards automatically place a double astericks at the end of any subject that does not contain a message within. This is to prevent other users from unnecessarily clicking the link looking for more info inside.
NSFW = Not Safe For Work. Usually put within the subject to warn people that there's a photo linked within that might not be suitable for the work environment (or your spouse looking over your shoulder).
OT = Off-Topic. Used to describe a post that's not on topic with the board that the post is being applied. Usually a good rule of thumb is to just post off-topic posts on the Off-Topic message board.
POV = Point Of View
ROTF = Rolling On The Floor (often used in conjunction with LMAO)
SIR = Sorry If Repost. Used to prevent a BTTTS reply.
EOM = End of Message
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
CYA = Cover Your [Behind]
404 = I haven't a clue
ADN = Any Day Now
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
BFD = Big [Friggin] Deal
BTW = By The Way
SMH = Shaking My Head
FUBAR = [Fudged] Up Beyond All Recognition (or Repair)
FWIW = For What It's Worth
IAC = In Any Case
IIRC = Recall, Remember, Recollect Correctly
KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid
NFW = No Feasible [or Friggin] Way
NRN = No Response Necessary
RTFM = Read The [Friggin] Manual
WRT = With Regard To
WTF = What The [Fudge]
WTG = Way To Go