It seems to have come up a lot in the “Things you don’t really understand…” thread that plenty of people are a bit unsure about a lot of the acronyms, abbreviations and slang that are used on here.
I didn’t know if it would be useful to compile a list of all the stuff currently in use, possibly also to have it (when finished as much as it can be) pinned to the start for new users? Emphasis on the currently in use part, there is an old list for anything of historical interest only.
So, here are the ones that I can think of off of the top of my head. Some might be obvious, but I thought it worthwhile to attempt to be exhaustive:
ATD: All Time Dog (a great friend)
CWBAFT: chance would be a fine thing
smh: shaking my head
TV: thinly veiled (partner/significant other/etc)
Ok, so turns out off the top of my head isn’t a long list, I know there are at least a few others, particularly common references that might be hard to understand. I am perfectly happy for a mod to edit other terms as they are added below to my list (if that is a thing?), if not I will compile a revised list below when the thread seems to have run dry.
Hopefully this is a useful endeavour.