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    Acronyms

    Who is the keeper of SMC's acronyms? I read a thread intently trying to gain some information and then hit an acronym that makes no sense to a "newbie" and it becomes rather frustrating. Is there a Saw Mill Creek dictionary or a list of commonly used abbreviations for the less seasoned?

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    Try this post. It might help.


    List Of Acronyms - Updated 12/1/05

    I see Ken beat me to it!

    “Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy and chivalry.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Everybody knows what to do with the devil but them that has him. My Grandmother
    I had a guardian angel at one time, but my little devil got him drunk, tattooed, and left him penniless at a strip club. I have not had another angel assigned to me yet.
    I didn't change my mind, my mind changed me.
    Bella Terra

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    Perry,

    Some acronyms tend to be contextual in nature. Some are truly acronyms and others are just 'Blog shorthand' so you don't have to type as much.

    Can you expand on what the acronym was and the statement where it was used?

    I also found out that sometimes just 'Googling' the acronym returns several possible definitions.

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    That list more than covered it, Thanks

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    I didn't see DNA on the list. Can somebody translate that one for me?

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    Denatured alcohol.

    “Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy and chivalry.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Everybody knows what to do with the devil but them that has him. My Grandmother
    I had a guardian angel at one time, but my little devil got him drunk, tattooed, and left him penniless at a strip club. I have not had another angel assigned to me yet.
    I didn't change my mind, my mind changed me.
    Bella Terra

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    DeoxyriboNucleic Acid

    (Sorry, couldn't help it.)
    Cheers,
    Bob

    I measure three times and still mess it up.

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    Perry (and Ken and Belinda),

    An updated list will be out in a day or two. I've already added about 40 new acronyms and still searching the different posts/threads/forums for additional suggestions/corrections.

    Regards, Joe (i.e., from the "List of Acronyms - Updated 12/1/05")
    Two weeks, your project will be done in two weeks!!! (From the Money Pit)

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    Thanks for all your efforts Joe. You do a great job.

    “Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy and chivalry.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Everybody knows what to do with the devil but them that has him. My Grandmother
    I had a guardian angel at one time, but my little devil got him drunk, tattooed, and left him penniless at a strip club. I have not had another angel assigned to me yet.
    I didn't change my mind, my mind changed me.
    Bella Terra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Childress View Post
    DeoxyriboNucleic Acid

    (Sorry, couldn't help it.)

    LOL . . . Bob, I'm trying to picture a turner soaking a bowl in a big bucket of DNA. Does the bowl evolve into something else and slither out of the bucket?

    “Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy and chivalry.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Everybody knows what to do with the devil but them that has him. My Grandmother
    I had a guardian angel at one time, but my little devil got him drunk, tattooed, and left him penniless at a strip club. I have not had another angel assigned to me yet.
    I didn't change my mind, my mind changed me.
    Bella Terra

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    Joseph,
    Thanks for taking the time to update the list. I was only looking for the common ones that seem to appear in these threads regularly like "BLO" which means nothing to a rookie, but now I have it, so Thanks!

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