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Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by Tevaras, May 25, 2013.

  1. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    OP can sometimes also mean the Original Post. Sometimes the "Original Poster" will still say "In the OP I asked..." So either the first post or the person posting it.
     
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  2. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Found another one that pops up now and again. WC = Word Count.
     
  3. Tevaras

    Tevaras Minstrel

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    Good morning Ireth,
    and here I was thinking W.C. meant 'Winston Churchill' or 'Water Closet' ;-).

    Thank you Ireth :)
     
  4. Tevaras

    Tevaras Minstrel

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    Good morning Devor,

    thank you for the clarification that O.P. can refer to either the person, or their first post (presumably in that thread).
     
  5. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Anyone mention TANSTAAFL, or is that just a science fiction thing?
     
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  6. Tevaras

    Tevaras Minstrel

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    The abbreviations list to date (big thank you to all the contributors):
    WIP = Work In Progress
    NIP = Novel In Progress
    MC = Main Character
    POV = Point Of View
    FMC = Female Main Character
    GOT = Game of Thrones
    ASOIAF = A Song of Ice and Fire
    GRRM = George R.R. Martin
    LOTR = Lord of the Rings
    HP = Harry Potter
    UKL = Ursula K. Le Guin
    OP = Original poster (the person) or Original Post (the first post in the thread)
    WC = Word Count
     
  7. druidofwinter

    druidofwinter Sage

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    I know that WOW stands for World of Warcraft. I do not play the game myself, but my brother did.
     
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  8. Grimmlore

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    FP- first person
    SP- second person
    TP- third person (or if your funny it also stands for toilet paper)
    this isn't anything popular but I think it should be.....
     
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  9. advait98

    advait98 Sage

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    Ah, so it doesn't mean World Cup. It kinda makes sense now.
    And there I was thinking my guessing was getting better with OP...
     
  10. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    I was brought up with the gramatically correct TINSTAAFL.
    There is no such thing as a free lunch. (Or "ain't" in Steerpike's version.)
     
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  11. A. E. Lowan

    A. E. Lowan Staff Leadership

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    Never. Heinlein called it, TANSTAAFL, and thus it shall remain. ;)
     
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  12. Tevaras

    Tevaras Minstrel

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    Good morning Legendary Sidekick,

    what is T.A.N.S.A.A.F.L. AND T.I.N.S.T.A.A.F.L.?

    Thanks
     
  13. Tevaras

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    The abbreviations list to date (big thank you to all the contributors):
    WIP = Work In Progress
    NIP = Novel In Progress
    MC = Main Character
    POV = Point Of View
    FMC = Female Main Character
    GOT = Game of Thrones
    ASOIAF = A Song of Ice and Fire
    GRRM = George R.R. Martin
    LOTR = Lord of the Rings
    HP = Harry Potter
    UKL = Ursula K. Le Guin
    OP = Original poster (the person) or Original Post (the first post in the thread)
    WC = Word Count
    WOW = for World of Warcraft
    FP- first person
    SP- second person
    TP- third person
     
  14. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    WoW doesn't come up very often. I've never seen the FP/SP/TP ones.

    Sometimes you see "MS" for MythicScribes.
     
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  15. advait98

    advait98 Sage

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    Don't forget BD for Black Dragon. :D
     
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  16. Chilari

    Chilari Staff Moderator

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    And sometimes MS means manuscript.
     
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  17. ALB2012

    ALB2012 Maester

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    Someone on one of the ....more adult sites I belong to listed abbreviations... that was an education.
     
  18. Tevaras

    Tevaras Minstrel

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    The abbreviations list to date (big thank you to all the contributors):
    WIP = Work In Progress
    NIP = Novel In Progress
    MC = Main Character
    POV = Point Of View
    FMC = Female Main Character
    GOT = Game of Thrones
    ASOIAF = A Song of Ice and Fire
    GRRM = George R.R. Martin
    LOTR = Lord of the Rings
    HP = Harry Potter
    UKL = Ursula K. Le Guin
    OP = Original poster (the person) or Original Post (the first post in the thread)
    WC = Word Count
    WOW = for World of Warcraft
    FP = first person
    SP = second person
    TP = third person
    MS = Manuscript or Mythic Scribes
    TINSTAAFL = There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
    TANSTAAFL = There Aint No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (grammatically incorrect)
    BD = Black Dragon
     
  19. A. E. Lowan

    A. E. Lowan Staff Leadership

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    I'm sorry I took so long to reply, Tevaras. "fasterskating" was me being a rude and naughty girl using an in-joke from a previous thread where we got in trouble for using questionable language which might have attracted unwanted traffic to our site. It is a euphemism. Say it out loud, and you will know what it means. ;)
     
  20. Tevaras

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    Good evening A.E. Lowan,

    I think I got it now - but for obvious reasons will not post the 'translation' on this forum ;-).

    Where would society be without euphemisms? lol.

    Have a good evening.
     
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