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Here's a brief list I thought would be helpful for newbies just finding this forum.
Any additions/corrections would be welcome.
What does ___________ mean/stand for?
*BITR: Bump in the Road
*BIL: brother in law
*BTW: by the way
*Chemtrails/Contrails: long, white-ish emissions from planes that can be seen from the ground.
*CIO: Chief Information Officer
*Doomer: believes Y2K computer bug will cause severe economic and/or societal disruption and has prepared accordingly. Usually smart, quite attractive and kind to children and animals.
*DGI: Don't/doesn't get it (person who doesn't believe potential Y2K disruptions are possible)
*DWGI: Don't want to get it
*Downwinder: someone who lives downwind from a nuclear power plant or nuclear testing site.
*Flame: an angry reply.
*FUBAR: fouled up beyond all repair or recognition
*GI: Gets it (person who understands that y2k could cause serious disruptions)
*IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
*Infomagic: Wrote a series of articles that Y2K would cause society to devolve into chaos.
*JAE: Jo Anne Effect.
*JQP or J6P or JQ6P: Respectively, Joe Q. Public, Joe Six Pack or Joe Q. 6-Pack. Average person. Man/woman on the street.
*JIT: Just in time. Inventory management theory that calls for just in time delivery of needed goods.
*Koskinen (also Kosky, Ko-skin-em) - John Koskinen, the government's Y2K "czar"
*LOL: Laughing out loud
*Mike Adams: reporter who maintains www.y2knewswire.com website.
*.mils: Web postings and emails originating from military installations
*NWO: New world order
*NYSE: New York Stock Exchange
*OT: Off topic.
*Polly: believes that Y2K computer bug will cause minimal disruptions to economy/society.
*Preps: Y2K preparations
*RGI: Recently 'got it'.
*ROTFLMAO: rolling on the floor laughing my a** off.
*Scary Gary: Gary North. Maintains extensive, doomer (see above) web site for Y2K information www.garynorth.com
*SYSOP: System Operator (in charge of administrative duties of a forum or chat room)
*Tinfoil or Tin Hat: Somewhat loony or crazy.
*TPTB: The powers that be. Refers to any powerful authority/agency. Often refers to government agencies, the President, the Federal Reserve or SYSOPS (see above).
*TEOTWAWKI: The end of the world as we know it
*Troll: A person who posts to disrupt, distract, incite, or insult, with no attempt to further serious or useful discussion of the topic at hand.
-- Lara (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 25, 1999
Don't forget DITH!! Deer In The Headlights, sees danger, is to frozen to do anything. Just hopes situation will "go away!.
-- If you don't "prepare" it ain't gonna be there (Inactionresults@pain.com), November 25, 1999.
Deciphering the jargon: troll, OT, TEOTWAWKI, etc.
-- (email@example.com), November 25, 1999.
good for newbies
-- de cipher (LOL@BITR.BS), November 25, 1999.
BOHICA = Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
TARFU = Thing Are Really F'd Up
-- Billy-Boy (Rakkasan@yahoo.com), November 26, 1999.
Now would someone kindly explain what "watch six" refers to?
-- Shivani Arjuna (SArjuna@aol.com), November 26, 1999.