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Speak english anyone? ??

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

  1. Stanley
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    Stanley Member

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    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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  3. finesse
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    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Remap , CAI ,19 " RS 6 reps .

    lol abit like your signature?
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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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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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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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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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    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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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    FFS get a life......lol.....:p
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Try working for BT. They dont use words, only TLA's.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Absolutely the same in the IT game mate. It's all abbreviations all the the time.
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    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    Thought you ment Big Turbo at first. Civil engineerings just the same.
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    omg ffs gal, imo

    :p
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    ...what does BT stand for?
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    British Telecom
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Bloody Thieves!!
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    I'm still trying to work out what ASN stands for.
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    ....you forgot to mention 'modest' as well.
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    beanoir Sharpest Tongue in the West

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    Rubbish, I bet you don't just know them all, you probably invented them all!! ;)
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    And it was soooooo long ago you can't remember
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    big Turbo, :p

    he works for Garrett turbos!!!!
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    Please take a seat, and merry Christmas... :):):)
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    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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    ID10-T error is my favourite :laugh:
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    lmfao:applaus:
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  28. scoobyra
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    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

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

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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.


    Sent from my iPhone
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    Your to used to PNG mate, you can't really abbreviate, arches, rust and XE much more :laugh:
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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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.
    Civi IT on a Navy Base, Its a great place to be.
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