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flypilot
Apr. 11, 2008, 11:09 PM
Not sure if anyone has ever done something like this, but as a new member of COTH I somethimes find myself wondering what some of the abbreviations and acronyms mean that are integrated into the board. Here are some of the ones I have figured out...

BM: Barn Manager
BO: Barn Owner
Sig: Signature
PT: Private Topic
BB: Bulletin Board
Fugly/FHOTD: Fugly Horse of the Day; blog
PPE: Pre-Purchase Exam
SO: Significant Other
BTW: By the wayOTOH: on the other hand
IMHO: in my humble opinion
FWIW: for what it's worth
IIRC: if I remember correctly
YMMV: your mileage may vary
ROFL: rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO: rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
ROFLMAOPIMP: rolling on the floor laughing my a** off and peeing in my pants
LOL: laughing out loud
BNT: Big Name Trainer
LBNT: Local Big Name Trainer
NNT: No-Name Trainer (this is not necessarily a bad thing)
LTD: Lunged to death
DQ: Dressage Queen
HP: Hunter Princess
CANTER: Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses
OTTB: off-track Thoroughbred
USAE or USAEq: USA Equestrian (formerly the AHSA)
USEA: United States Eventing Association (formerly the USCTA)
USDF: United States Dressage Federation
NHJC: National Hunter/Jumper Council
NGB: National Governing Body
USOC: United States Olympic Committee

(Found lots from aurorag16's post on this post (http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=129666&highlight=Abbreviations), thanks!)

Obviously my list is not plentiful because I am not a very experienced COTHer (:

Feel free to add as you please, this might be helpful to any other newbies like myself.

LearnToFly
Apr. 11, 2008, 11:24 PM
DH- dear husband
DD- dear daughter
IHSA- intercollegiate Horse Show Association
NCAA- national Collegiate Athletic Association
IDA- Intercollegiate Dressage Association
PM- Private Message

_downpour_
Apr. 12, 2008, 12:01 AM
TIA - Thanks in Advance

SilverMare
Apr. 12, 2008, 12:10 AM
Not sure if these are used on this board, but have seen them on others:

ETA = Edited to add
ITA = I totally agree
PITA = Pain in the a**
TB = Thoroughbred
QH = Quarter Horse
WB = Welcome back / Warmblood
POD = I agree/concur (peas in a pod)
IMO = In my opinion
IMHO = In my humble opinion
OP = Original poster
S/O = Spin off (spin off from another thread)
TMI = Too much information

flypilot
Apr. 12, 2008, 12:38 AM
Thanks for all the responses!

98neigh
Apr. 12, 2008, 08:39 AM
If you check the frequently asked questions forum you will find this same info

http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=35734

Irish Ei's
Apr. 12, 2008, 09:32 AM
WTF =Where's the Fruitbat

AI=Artificial Insemination

wolfpackfan
Apr. 12, 2008, 04:37 PM
I saw this one the other day in a post and did not understand. Probably obvious but my brian is fried after my week.

B/T ??

Moderator 1
Apr. 16, 2008, 10:57 AM
You're all welcome to continue adding things here and if we remember (:winkgrin:) we can update the FAQ list so it's more comprehensive.

Thanks!

Amwrider
Apr. 16, 2008, 12:12 PM
I always thought WTF was "What the fruitbat" as it relates to "What the F**k"

tenacity
Apr. 16, 2008, 12:25 PM
I always thought WTF was "What the fruitbat" as it relates to "What the F**k"

Me too.

BNR - Big Name Rider
ULR - Upper Level Rider

LilyPerch13
Apr. 16, 2008, 12:34 PM
Thanks for doing this! I was afraid to ask what BNT was . . .I thought it was "Beginner/Novice Trainer", and couldn't figure out why Prelim/Advanced Trainers weren't called "PAT". . . :o

charismaryllis
Apr. 16, 2008, 01:46 PM
TR = therapeutic riding (and all the other convolutions :) )

see http://narha.org/WhoIsNARHA/About.asp

ybiaw
Apr. 16, 2008, 01:51 PM
I always thought WTF was "What the fruitbat" as it relates to "What the F**k"

Nope, it's definitely "Where's the Fruitbat"

I remember the origins, but I don't think the thread exists anymore. It was a looooong time ago - I remember there were pictures and names involved, too. *sigh* meeeemorieeeeeesss....

findeight
Apr. 16, 2008, 02:04 PM
Let me see...

There's "sybils"-when a poster posts as an alter on their own thread supporting themselves whenever they start looking wrong. Like a multiple personality. Knotheads usually use the same (bad) grammer and mispell the same words Plus the IP addy is the same...then they say it was houseguests. Hilarious.

You may sometimes see CLOTH instead of COTH..as in CLOTH TROLLS. That started when somebody outed as a liar (posted a known eventer and said it was herself) reacted and said CLOTH was bad and everybody sucked. The mispelling stuck and is still seen in response to the sublimely ridiculous.

Then there is "well whack me with a dead cactus" and you'd have to go to the archives and read the Arabian Jumper thread to get that one.

Janet
Apr. 16, 2008, 03:11 PM
USEF (US Equestrian Federation) has replaced USAE , USAEq, AHSA, and USET.

Emryss
Apr. 16, 2008, 08:03 PM
Nope, it's definitely "Where's the Fruitbat"

I remember the origins, but I don't think the thread exists anymore. It was a looooong time ago - I remember there were pictures and names involved, too. *sigh* meeeemorieeeeeesss....


That was coined by (I believe a poster by the name of Winged Panda) in response to a poster ranting about people cussing in her barn asking WTF was that about...

Winged Panda responded that WTF must not mean what everyone thought, but rather "where's the fruitbat?"

Funny, funny thread. It might be in Favorites.

JSwan
Apr. 16, 2008, 08:36 PM
Don't forget "magikal"

RedMare01
Apr. 16, 2008, 10:04 PM
And there is always "attackative", "asswhacked", and my favorite..."hoo-hoo."

Caitlin

Rallycairn
Apr. 16, 2008, 10:47 PM
What about peeps? I know they're the vibrantly colored marshmallow chicks at Easter, but posts all the time here refer to, e.g., the "northern VA peeps" or whatever, as though it's also short for "people." Am I getting the gist of the usage right?

TIA!

(Thanks in advance)

LarkspurCO
Apr. 17, 2008, 12:07 AM
MRI - Maddening Rectal Itch

gloryeyes
Apr. 17, 2008, 07:33 AM
And there is always "attackative", "asswhacked", and my favorite..."hoo-hoo."

Caitlin

Haha! Yes, "hoo-hoo" is an excellent term.

JSwan
Apr. 17, 2008, 11:23 AM
MRI - Maddening Rectal Itch


:lol::lol::lol:

No doubt responsible for giving a person a shi**y outlook on life. :D

charismaryllis
Apr. 17, 2008, 11:36 AM
peeps = people. :yes:

and the marshmallow things too, of course. :D

InstigatorKate
Apr. 17, 2008, 12:42 PM
OMGiH

I not totally sure, is either "Oh My God in Heaven," or attributable to a german, "O Mein Gott in Heimel."

jeano
Apr. 17, 2008, 02:41 PM
Dont forget heese, plural of horse. PP and LP and their adoring fans, the parelliistas, parelliphiles, parelliites, all brandishing Kohlrabi sticks.

Not abbreviatiions, obviously, but verymuch COTHisms.

Beezer
Apr. 17, 2008, 04:22 PM
OMGiH

I not totally sure, is either "Oh My God in Heaven," or attributable to a german, "O Mein Gott in Heimel."

I must point out that this leaves me aghasted (another COTHism). ;) It's the German version, out of respect for the wonderful Willem (see the Favorites forum).

And I think the instigator of the "where's the fruitbat" thread was actually the one people at her barn were complaining about doing all the swearing ... and she asked here, "WTF?? I mean, WTF is that about?? I don't swear!! WTF??" It was pointed out that WTF might, you know, be construed as swearing. Then someone asked WTF was WTF? And thus "Where's the Fruitbat?" was born.

Or something like that. :winkgrin:

Mtn trails
Apr. 17, 2008, 04:51 PM
Lest we forget.

When Dressage Geek invokes the "explosivie diarrhea curse"

And here's a personal favorite by a long gone cother: She maintained that the secret to a happy marriage was a Lap dance, BJ, and a sammich. :)

Not really acronyms but I couldn't help myself.

SmallHerd
Apr. 17, 2008, 06:03 PM
I can never remember what IIRC stands for. :)

But seriously, this thread is really fun!

And let's not forget one of the most recent COTHisms "Soft Cheese Saves Lives!". I have the t-shirt.

Mtn trails
Apr. 17, 2008, 06:05 PM
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly

Pony Person
Apr. 17, 2008, 08:59 PM
Drama Llamas


:D





(may not be an acronym, but it's funny!)

Rallycairn
Apr. 17, 2008, 09:40 PM
Oh, oh, would someone please explain, "Jingles?"


I can see that it's sending good thoughts/prayers etc. when someone is worried about something or something bad is happening, but where did the term "Jingles" come from?

I think of Jingle Bells and happy happy when I hear the word jingle, so this one has me really puzzled.

Thanks again --

OverOxers
Apr. 17, 2008, 11:55 PM
Jingles is representative of the jingling of a curb chain for good luck.

jeano
Apr. 18, 2008, 10:03 AM
Do we need a new abbreviation? I just thought of BFGV. Surely y'all know what that stands for......

BuddyRoo
Apr. 18, 2008, 10:09 AM
I recall "whateveritude" and now use it frequently.

IE: "Whateveritude persists"

ybiaw
Apr. 18, 2008, 12:55 PM
Drama Llamas


:D





(may not be an acronym, but it's funny!)

Once again, not to be confused with Lorenzo Lamas. ;)

And didn't the fruitbats have names? Weren't there pictures of the fruitbats?

ybiaw
Apr. 18, 2008, 12:57 PM
Do we need a new abbreviation? I just thought of BFGV. Surely y'all know what that stands for......

}i{ ??

Pony Person
Apr. 18, 2008, 01:00 PM
Once again, not to be confused with Lorenzo Lamas. ;)

And didn't the fruitbats have names? Weren't there pictures of the fruitbats?
What about Fernando?:lol: There were some fruitbats in the stick-art thread (though I can't remember if we named them): ^O^

Thomas_1
Apr. 18, 2008, 01:23 PM
BUA = Barefoot Uber Alles
Peeps = people
WTF = What the F*
FFS = For F* Sake
HDT = Horse Driving Trials
CDE = American Horse Driving Trials ;)
Mini = Pony
VSE = Pony
POA = Pony

HiddenStars826
Apr. 18, 2008, 06:22 PM
I'm pretty sure the fruitbats had names and pictures somewhere- didn't they have their own thread?

NH= Natural horsemanship
PP/LP= Parelli= train wreck
LP+DO= looonngggg involved story and some hysterical explainations (not for the faint-hearted!)

Train wreck: a thread that is of a very controversial topic, and usually has people throwing insults and bashing others. Less and less frequent now, I believe. Train wrecks are excellent party opportunities, and you'll be appreciated if you volunteer drinks or popcorn!

talkofthetown
Apr. 19, 2008, 07:49 AM
I've got one for you... what is PNW?? I see it all the time, and it's one of the few that I can't figure out.
Also, what's the story behind GM and the Big Pink? Other than it being a good inspiration for more stick art?

Oh. Pacific Northwest. Yep, that makes total sense, so nevermind on that one:)

jeano
Apr. 19, 2008, 10:06 AM
Well, back when I lived in the Tri-Cities of eastern WA, I figured it meant Pacific NorthWest (No Cal, OR, WA, and parts of ID)

oh, and BFGV would be the charming Butterfly-Farting Gypsy Vanner.....

HiddenStars826
Apr. 20, 2008, 12:11 AM
Uh, jeano, its MAJIKAL Butterfly-farting Gypsy Vanner. Silly jeano. You can't forget they are majikal!!!

Okayyyy, GM and the Big Pink. There was a thread about a month or so ago where the story was retold.
http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=139454&highlight=big+pink
It can be found many other places too, but this one has more of laurierace's tales as well. Enjoy! And make sure you don't have anything in your mouth when you read.

talkofthetown
Apr. 20, 2008, 08:13 AM
OK, I'm caught up now...:lol: WOW, some story. Thanks!