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Acronyms of Interest


ABM = Automatic Bread Machine
ADMIN = a relatively important message from your list moderators
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AKA = Also Known As
AQ = al Qaeda
B1G1F/BOFOF = Buy One Get One Free. Store promotional usually.
BFD = Big Deal. Used sarcastically.
BFG = Big Freaking' Gun. As in: He keeps a BFG in his pocket.
BFH = Big Freaking' Hammer. As in hit it with a BFH
BG = big grin
BHB = Bug Home Bag
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BOAKYAG = Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye
BOB = Bugout Bag. Kit of supplies, often in a backpack. Used to "grab and go" in case of emergency relocation or emergency fleeing from danger.
BOHICA = Bend over here it comes again
BOR = Bill of Rights
BOV = Bugout Vehicle.
BTDT = Been There, Done That
BTW = By the Way
C/P or CP = Crockpot (a trademark of Rival) or any other type of slow cooker
Cache = Hidden and well preserved stash of supplies.
CCW = Carry Concealed Weapon
CIA = Central Intelligence Agency
CTR – Choose the Right
CYA = Cover Your Ass, (Your Six o'clock position)
DAMHIKT = Don't ask me how I know this.
DCP = Day Care Provider
DD = Dear Daughter
DH = Dear Husband (Darling, Dead, Doofus, it all depends on the context
DS = Dear Son
DW = Dear Wife
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation
FHTS = Fit Hits the Shan (see SHTF)
FIL = Father-In-Law
Flame = An angry message directed at another person or people.
FS = For Sale
FUBAR = F***ed Up Beyond All Repair
FUBAR = Fouled up beyond all recognition.
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
G = Grin
GMTA = Great Minds think Alike
GWB = George W. Bush
HS = Homeschool
HTH = Hope This Helps
IAEFRTI = If all else fails read the instructions
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer.
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
IMBY = In My BackYard
IMHO = In My Humble (or Honest) Opinion
IMHO = In My Honest Opinion or In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble (or Honest) Opinion
IPTC = If present trends continue
IRC = In real circumstances
IRL = In real life
ISO = In Search Of
J/K = Just Kidding :)
JBT = Jack Booted Thugs (sometimes called LEO, slang for the ones that are not nice to deal with and take their job of protecting us into the extreme of becoming dictators.)
JMTCW = Just my two cents worth
KISMIF = Keep It Simple Make It Fun.
KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid
LDS – Latter Day Saints. Used in Reference to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons).
LEO = Law Enforcement Officer
LFOGOOTW = Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way.
LKA = Last Known Address
LOL = Laughing out loud
MC = Master Cook ~ Master Cook is recipe management software program by Sierra.
MIL = Mother-In-Law
MMWs = Mad Max wannabes
MZB - Mutant Zombie Biker... Those who would come and take your hard earned food storage, and other items. Any invader who means to do you bodily or property harm. They usually wear black leather, sometimes sport body piercings, and mohawks... other times they wear suits and ties... another name for lawyers at times.
NAYY = Not Associated, Yadda, Yadda (a disclaimer)
NBI = National Business Institute
NIMBY = Not In My BackYard
NSA = National Security Agency
NSC = No second chance
NSCW = No second chance winners
OAMC = Once a month cooking ~ the term comes from the book "Once A Month Cooking" by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On the Other Hand
PC = Political Correctness
PE/ER = Primary Evac/Escape Route
PE/RK = Personal Evacuation/Relocation Kit (See BOB)
PERK = Personal Emergency Relocation Kit (See BOB)
PETA = People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (also People Eating Tasty Animals if you want to start a "discussion")
PIG = Bad LEO, Dirty and corrupt cop.
PITA = Pain In The Ass
POD = Plan of the Day
POTUS = President of The US
PV = Photo Voltaic
REC = The post includes a recipe
RKBA = Right to Keep and Bear Arms
RLAL = Risking life and limb
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My AS* Off (also ROFLMBO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My Butt Off)
RTFI = Read the F**king Instructions
RTFM = Read The F***ing Manual
RYL = Risking your life
S/O = Significant Other (Partner, Other-Half, Better-Half, XYL, XYM)
SA = Situational Awareness
SAHD = Stay at Home Dad
SAHH = Stay at Home Husband
SAHM = Stay at Home Mom
SAHW = Stay at Home Wife
SCOTUS = Supreme Court of the US
SE/ER = Secondary Evac/Escape Route
SERE = Survival Evasion Resistance Escape
SHCMs = Spiky haired cannibal mutants
SHTF = S**t Hits the Fan
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SITREP = Situation Report
SNAFU = Situation Normal, All F***ed Up
SNAFU = Situation normal, all fouled up. Standard Navy All F***ed Up
SO = Significant Other
SOOHDOTO = Six of one half dozen of the other
Spam = Bulk email or Usenet posts that are massively crossposted or multi-posted. Some people call any out-of-place commercial post or email "spam."
SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed
Tango = Terrorist
TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TEOTWAWKI = The end of the world as we know it
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TLYFFLYT = Train Like You Fight, Fight Like You Train.
TNT = Tried and True
TPTB = The Powers That Be
Troll = An insincere message, posted in hopes of upsetting people, inciting arguments, and stirring up trouble.
TSHTF = The Stuff Hits The Fan
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TVP/TSP = Textured Vegetable Protein/Texturized Soy Protein
TY = Thank You
TYOC = Take your own chances
UPS = United Parcel Service, or Uninterruptible Power Supply.
VBG = very big grin
Vent = A message to let off steam.
WAHD = Work At Home Dad
WAHH = Work At Home Husband
WAHM = Work At Home Mom
WAHW = Work At Home Wife
WCS = Worst case scenario
WEG wicked evil grin
WMD = Weapons of Mass Destruction
WTB = Want to Buy
WTBGU = When the balloon goes up
WTF? = What The F***?
WTSHTF When The S**t Hits The Fan
WW = Weight Watchers. "Points" on many recipes refer to the number of Weight Watcher points on the recipe, per serving. These relate to the WW 1, 2, 3, success program.
WWJD – What Would Jesus Do
WWJWD = What Would John Wayne Do
WWMD = What Would McGuyver Do
XP = Cross post
XPOST = Cross post. Posted to more than one mailing list or newsgroup at a time
XYL = ExYoung Lady, Married Woman
YL = Unmarried Woman
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (i.e. every family is different and what worked for me may not work for you)