Off topic: Frequent abbreviations/acronyms - let's build up a list
Thread poster: Veronika Hansova
| | Veronika Hansova
Local time: 02:03
English to Czech
as non-native speaker of English I am often quite lost in the acronyms used in the posts, articles etc. Would you help me put together a list of the most frequent ones?
I've already figured out what is:
ASAP - as soon as possible
IMO - in my opinion
TM - translation memory
But what about "lol" (lough out loud?)?
Thanks in advance.
| | Kevin Fulton
Local time: 20:03
German to English
| An excellent on-line resource for acronyms || Sep 30, 2005 |
Check this out:
I find it very helpful indeed!
[Edited at 2005-09-30 13:05]
| Dictionaries || Sep 30, 2005 |
Acronyms are listed in the most recent editions of well-known dictionaries, like Oxford or Collins
I have an OED (second edition, 2003) which has an appendix "English in Electronic Communications", and a Collins Dictionary & Thesaurus (third edition, 2003) which has a "Language in action" chapter at the end, including acronyms used in text messaging. So... I've found out what FOTFLOL means: falling on the floor, laughing out loud
And, of course, you can easily find them on the Internet.
[Edited at 2005-09-30 13:26]
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