1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Speak english anyone? ??

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Stanley, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Stanley

    Stanley Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    2
    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?
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. finesse

    finesse Active Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    Remap , CAI ,19 " RS 6 reps .

    lol abit like your signature?
     
  4. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    150
    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.
     
  5. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    150
    Damn you Lightening Fingers Finesse - LFF lol
     
  6. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    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
     
  7. bengal

    bengal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
  8. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator quattro Audi S3

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    27,390
    Likes Received:
    2,476
    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.
     
  9. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    734
    FFS get a life......lol.....:p
     
    #8 s3dave, Dec 10, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2010
  10. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    4
    Try working for BT. They dont use words, only TLA's.
     
  11. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    121
    Absolutely the same in the IT game mate. It's all abbreviations all the the time.
     
  12. mk1chopper

    mk1chopper Missing the S3

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,093
    Likes Received:
    11
    Thought you ment Big Turbo at first. Civil engineerings just the same.
     
  13. PetrolAholic

    PetrolAholic Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    1
    omg ffs gal, imo

    :p
     
  14. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User Audi S3

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    245
    ...what does BT stand for?
     
  15. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    734
    British Telecom
     
  16. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
    Audi Sport Owner Group Team Silver Audi S3

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,856
    Likes Received:
    649
    Bloody Thieves!!
     
  17. Ads

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    582
    I'm still trying to work out what ASN stands for.
     
  18. Ads

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    582
    ....you forgot to mention 'modest' as well.
     
  19. beanoir

    beanoir Large Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    27
    Rubbish, I bet you don't just know them all, you probably invented them all!! ;)
     
  20. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    150
    And it was soooooo long ago you can't remember
     
  21. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    10
  22. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. finesse

    finesse Active Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    big Turbo, :p

    he works for Garrett turbos!!!!
     
  24. unkle

    unkle Beer God

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    Please take a seat, and merry Christmas... :):):)
     
  25. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator quattro Audi S3

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    27,390
    Likes Received:
    2,476
    I'm showing my age.... LMFAO!
     
  26. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    17
    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.
     
  27. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    10
    ID10-T error is my favourite :laugh:
     
  28. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,233
    Likes Received:
    72
    lmfao:applaus:
     
  29. scoobyra

    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    1
    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!! :)
     
  30. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,106
    Likes Received:
    43
    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.


    Sent from my iPhone
     
  31. Ian W

    Ian W Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    8
    Your to used to PNG mate, you can't really abbreviate, arches, rust and XE much more :laugh:
     
  32. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    33
  33. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    15,274
    Likes Received:
    1,083
    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.
    Civi IT on a Navy Base, Its a great place to be.
     

Share This Page