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    Speak english anyone? ??

    I like this forum, as its a good no-nonsense place, and seems to have many very knowledgable people on it........

    Ive been on many a forum and this one seems to be very good.

    But one thing that reeeaallly grinds me is the use of abbreviations for everything!

    DV
    CAI
    TIP
    ARB

    Too many TLA's (three letter abbreviations). Takes me half a day to figure out what the hell everyone is talking about!

    Its as bad as 'txt tlk'!!

    Anyone else noticed this?

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    Remap , CAI ,19 " RS 6 reps .

    lol abit like your signature?

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    Yes, but when you start to specialise in any subject abbreviations are fairly common place, for instance scientific formula, it would be a major pain in the ass to have to write the words out in a formula. speed = distance divided by time s=d/t. It makes life a bit easier and if your ever unsure no one will think less of you for asking.

    Ps. '1998 Audi A3 1.8T Sport - Remap, CAI, Coilovers, 19" RS6 reps.' 'nineteen ninety eight Audi A3 one point eight litre turbo with a remap, cold air intake, coilovers and 19 inch rs6 replicas' - it just makes life a bit easier


    The above is a bit of a poke in the eye but illustrates my point quite well, I imagine putting those abbreviations in made your life a little but easier.

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    get to know like the rest of us lol

    DV - Diverter Valve
    CAI - Cold Air Intake
    TIP - Turbo Intake Pipe or Turbo Inlet Pipe
    ARB - Anti-Roll Bar

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    I have noticed but its the same on all forums and the things you have listed down it is understandable why they are abbreviated.
    ARB-anti roll bar
    TIP- throttle intake pipe
    DV-diverter valve
    CAI- cold air intake
    You probably didnt want me to explain what they are but what i am saying is that these are mentioned in a lot of threads so it can be a pain typing the full name every time somebody starts a thread. Im pretty new to forums myself so i know where your coming from with this but i also understand why others do this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I like this forum, as its a good no-nonsense place, and seems to have many very knowledgable people on it........

    Ive been on many a forum and this one seems to be very good.

    But one thing that reeeaallly grinds me is the use of abbreviations for everything!

    DV
    CAI
    TIP
    ARB

    Too many TLA's (three letter abbreviations). Takes me half a day to figure out what the hell everyone is talking about!

    Its as bad as 'txt tlk'!!

    Anyone else noticed this?
    There's a huge difference between 'txt tlk' and TLA's, as you put it. Despite my huge post count and being one of the longest standing members on here, even I get stuck on a few of them, but you just need to be taught once, and you'd usually never forget it!

    I would much rather type DV than Divertor Valve, it's just the way it is. If you ever get stuck, try typing the letters into google, and it usually finds you the meanings.


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    FFS get a life......lol.....
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    Try working for BT. They dont use words, only TLA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintyS3 View Post
    Try working for BT. They dont use words, only TLA's.
    Absolutely the same in the IT game mate. It's all abbreviations all the the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintyS3 View Post
    Try working for BT. They dont use words, only TLA's.
    Thought you ment Big Turbo at first. Civil engineerings just the same.

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    ...what does BT stand for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Despite my huge post count and being one of the longest standing members on here
    ....you forgot to mention 'modest' as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Despite my huge post count and being one of the longest standing members on here, even I get stuck on a few of them
    Rubbish, I bet you don't just know them all, you probably invented them all!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanoir View Post
    Rubbish, I bet you don't just know them all, you probably invented them all!!
    And it was soooooo long ago you can't remember

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    Looks like this is for forum for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookstein View Post
    ...what does BT stand for?
    big Turbo,

    he works for Garrett turbos!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    and being one of the longest standing members on here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post

    Absolutely the same in the IT game mate. It's all abbreviations all the the time.
    Likewise, while not TLAs, I particularly like

    pebkac
    picnic
    fubar
    rtfm

    I've been a member for about 14/15 months now and I'm still learning what all of the acronyms on here are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkp0897 View Post
    Likewise, while not TLAs, I particularly like

    pebkac
    picnic
    fubar
    rtfm

    I've been a member for about 14/15 months now and I'm still learning what all of the acronyms on here are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    Remap , CAI ,19 " RS 6 reps .

    lol abit like your signature?
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    I really dont c wat all th fus is about tbh? I fink u need 2get a life bro b4 u makes urself lok lik a see u nxt tuesday!!

    Joking aside, it takes me a while to understand all off the abbreviations but if in doubt, you can always ask!!
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    Lol. Try working in advertising. Text speak and abbreviations are cool. Ctr, roi, OR, PI, Ppc, cpm and ppi are about half the abbreviations I here on a daily basis.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I like this forum, as its a good no-nonsense place, and seems to have many very knowledgable people on it........

    Ive been on many a forum and this one seems to be very good.

    But one thing that reeeaallly grinds me is the use of abbreviations for everything!

    DV
    CAI
    TIP
    ARB

    Too many TLA's (three letter abbreviations). Takes me half a day to figure out what the hell everyone is talking about!

    Its as bad as 'txt tlk'!!

    Anyone else noticed this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Looks like this is for forum for you

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    HAHAA that is amazing. I love the little spam battle between them and the corsa forum.
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    Every day I deal with TLAs, acronyms and TLAs thats turned in to words. Just to really throw you off, Half the time i dont know if its a TLA, a word or a TLA that they turned in to a word or even a acronyms.
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