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  1. #1
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    Post COTH Abbreviations and Acronyms Index

    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, 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.



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    DH- dear husband
    DD- dear daughter
    IHSA- intercollegiate Horse Show Association
    NCAA- national Collegiate Athletic Association
    IDA- Intercollegiate Dressage Association
    PM- Private Message
    "My shopping list is getting long but I will add the marshmallows right below the napalm." -Weighaton



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    TIA - Thanks in Advance



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    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
    -SilverMare

    After the horse, honey, you're number one!



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    Thanks for all the responses!



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    If you check the frequently asked questions forum you will find this same info

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



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    WTF =Where's the Fruitbat

    AI=Artificial Insemination
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    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 ??



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    You're all welcome to continue adding things here and if we remember () we can update the FAQ list so it's more comprehensive.

    Thanks!



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    I always thought WTF was "What the fruitbat" as it relates to "What the F**k"
    Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
    Bernard M. Baruch



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    Quote Originally Posted by Amwrider View Post
    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



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    Red face THANKS - I'm new here, too!

    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". . .


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    TR = therapeutic riding (and all the other convolutions )

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



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    Quote Originally Posted by Amwrider View Post
    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....
    I’m not good at golf, I never got good. But I did hit a guy. You’re supposed to yell “Fore!” but I was too busying mumbling “There ain’t no way that’s gonna hit him.”



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

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.



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    USEF (US Equestrian Federation) has replaced USAE , USAEq, AHSA, and USET.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    Quote Originally Posted by ybiaw View Post
    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.
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    Don't forget "magikal"



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    And there is always "attackative", "asswhacked", and my favorite..."hoo-hoo."

    Caitlin
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    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)



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