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
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, 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.
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
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.
When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.
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?