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#1 admin

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:57 PM

Here is a list of abbreviations.

If we're missing some, post them below and we can add them to the list.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:10 PM

How about K'er for Kindergardener? Hmmm....that spelling doesn't look right! That's what happens when all you do is use abbreviations!:rolleyes:

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:07 PM

What is SWO?

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

What is SWO?


Spelling Work Out, I believe.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:50 AM

Spelling Work Out, I believe.


You're right!

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 05:50 AM

Here is a list of abbreviations.

If we're missing some, post them below and we can add them to the list.


:-) Smile - colon right parenthesis
:-( Frown - colon left parenthesis
:-o redfaced – colon-hyphen-small letter o
;-) wink - semi colon right parenthesis
:-D big grin - colon capital D
:-G glum - colon capital G
:-S Cool Breeze - colon capital S (On some sites it will make a smilie wearing shades)
:-P Mr. Pukie - colon capital P (and this one makes a green faced guy who looks like he's going to be ill ...)

AFAIK – As far as I know
BG -- Big Grin

ATTN – Attention
BHOK—Banging Head On Keyboard
BIL – Brother-in-law
BRB -- Be right back (Used primarily in online chats)
BTDT -- Been there, done that
BTW -- By The Way
CG—Cheeky Grin
CUL (CUL8R) -- See you later
DD/DS/DH/DW - Dear Daughter/Dear Son/Dear Husband!/Dear Wife
DK—Dear Kitty
FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
FCOL – For Crying Out Loud
FIL – Father-in-Law
FOCIA – Falling Off Chair In Amazement
FWIW -- For what it’s worth
FYI -- For your information
GMTA! -- Great Minds Think Alike!
HTH – Hope this helps
HYG—Here you go
IABD – I Am Beyond Dense
IABC—I Am Beyond Clueless
IMHO -- In my humble opinion
IMO -- In My Opinion
IOW – In Other Words
IRL -- In Real Life
ISP -- Internet Service Provider
ISTM – It seems to me
ITA! -- I Totally Agree!
ITRW—In The Real World
JK -- Just Kidding
JMHO -- Just My Humble Opinion
KWIM—Know What I Mean
LOL -- Lots of Laughs or Laughing Out Loud
LSHTRDMF—Laughing so hard tears rolling down my face
LSNED—Learn Something New Every Day
MIL – Mother-in-Law
NACTL – Not a Clue to Life
NAK – Nursing at Keyboard
NARS – Not A Rocket Scientist
NM—No Message
NT -- No text (especially useful in subject lines)
OIC – “Oh, I see”
OT—“Off Topic”
OTOH -- On the other hand
PLMK—Please Let Me KNow
POV -- Point of view
RL -- Real life
ROFL -- Rolling On the Floor Laughing or ROTFL
ROFLMHO -- Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Head Off
ROFLSCOMM—Rolling On theFloor Laughing Spitting Coke On My Monitor
SIL – Sister-in-law
SO -- Significant Other
SYOTB – See You On The Boards (relating to discussion forums)
TIA -- Thanks In Advance
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TTFN -- Ta Ta for Now
TTSP -- This Too Shall Pass
TYVM! -- Thank You Very Much!
VWP -- Very Well Put
WAGS! -- What A Great Story
WD – Well Done
WP! -- Well Put!
WS—Well Said
WTG -- Way to go
YAAG -- You Are A Genius
YMMV—Your Milage May Vary
YW – You’re Welcome
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 05:27 PM

Hi,

I'm the person that did the last major revamp on the WTM abbreviations page (with help from Tim, of course!), but I started my own page soon thereafter because (at the time at least) Tim was unable to add new abbreviations without getting the page re-reviewed, which meant that the page was only updated infrequently. Since then, I also went through mine and added links, which I think has been very helpful for people. So, if you'd like to pull what I have into the site's page, I'm A-OK with having my page become obsolete!

 

p.s. I intentionally did not include generic internet abbreviations when I revamped the WTM abbreviations page because there are already *so* *many* sites which have these and there are *so* *many* abbreviations. My thinking was that the WTM page should focus on its area of expertise. YMMV, of course! ;)


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for the abbreviation list. I have been homeschooling for 7 years but am new to boards and such. I recognize many abbrev. but still cannot figure out what TOW is!:confused:

Thanks,
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:28 AM

Thanks for the abbreviation list. I have been homeschooling for 7 years but am new to boards and such. I recognize many abbrev. but still cannot figure out what TOW is! :confused:

Thanks,
Alisa


Was it used as a home schooling term or can you tell from the context? Next time that you see it, ask the person who used it what it means -- I don't think anyone has been anything but kind about answering that type of question here.

And then let me know what they said and if there is an associated web site. ;)



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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:33 PM

I've seen it used in the context of either a curriculum OR an approach. Not sure which or what it is though.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:16 AM

I've seen it used in the context of either a curriculum OR an approach. Not sure which or what it is though.


All I have on my Home School Abbreviations page is "Latin-Centered Curriculum" (note that these are both links). If anyone has a succinct description to add to the definition, let me know and I'll add it.

Debbie



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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:30 AM

I have changed internet service providers; the new address for my abbreviations page is 

 

 

Hi,

I'm the person that did the last major revamp on the WTM abbreviations page (with help from Tim, of course!), but I started my own page soon thereafter because (at the time at least) Tim was unable to add new abbreviations without getting the page re-reviewed, which meant that the page was only updated infrequently. Since then, I also went through mine and added links, which I think has been very helpful for people. So, if you'd like to pull what I have into the site's page, I'm A-OK with having my page become obsolete!

 

p.s. I intentionally did not include generic internet abbreviations when I revamped the WTM abbreviations page because there are already *so* *many* sites which have these and there are *so* *many* abbreviations. My thinking was that the WTM page should focus on its area of expertise. YMMV, of course! ;)



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Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:26 PM

As I understand it, LCC refers to a "Latin-Centered Curriculum." There is a book about this, written by Andrew (Drew) Campbell. I think he's "plaid dad" on this board!

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:00 PM

Okay people, hook a newbie up......what does the ds or dd stand for next to your kids ages......i couldn't find anything on this in the "sticky
for abbrev." perhaps the obvious is too obvious or shockingly as a newbie I am on information overload.....someone out there throw me a bone!!!! Thanks, Deb:drool:

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:37 PM

Okay people, hook a newbie up......what does the ds or dd stand for next to your kids ages......i couldn't find anything on this in the "sticky
for abbrev." perhaps the obvious is too obvious or shockingly as a newbie I am on information overload.....someone out there throw me a bone!!!! Thanks, Deb:drool:


These abbreviations (dear son, dear daughter, dear husband) are general internet abbreviations, so they are not included in the home school abbreviations list. I searched several of the sites given in the Internet Abbreviations list and was a little surprised to find that these particular abbreviations did not rank very high on several of the sites. I might need to re-order the list on my page to give preference to the non-technical sites.

HTH (hope this helps),
Debbie
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:55 AM

I keep reading about people using this and want to know what it is. No luck finding it here.:001_huh:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:53 AM

I keep reading about people using this and want to know what it is. No luck finding it here. :001_huh:


Could it be Writing With Ease? It shows up on the forums and on a review from SWB. If anyone can give me a brief description and (optionally) a webpage, I'd be glad to add it to my abbreviations page.



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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:53 PM

i was just reading a thread about the SOTW reading list for ancients/1st grade, and an AG was mentioned a few times... having to do w/ the local library perhaps? does anyone know what AG refers to in this context? thanks!

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:42 PM

i was just reading a thread about the SOTW reading list for ancients/1st grade, and an AG was mentioned a few times... having to do w/ the local library perhaps? does anyone know what AG refers to in this context? thanks!



From Homeschool Abbreviations with Links:

AG "Analytical Grammar" or "activity guide"

Given the context, probably "activity guide", as in the SOTW activity guide that is available.



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Posted 29 October 2008 - 01:37 AM

You have the state wrong in this abbriviation:

CBD"Christian Book Distributors," mail-order book retailer in Pennsylvania

CBD is located in Massachusetts. I work there. :001_smile:

Heather D.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:32 AM

I've made the update; thanks for the information! You may have to reload the page to see the correction.
 

[..] CBD is located in Massachusetts [..].



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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:48 PM

WWE - writing with ease
WS - Writing Strands
WT - Writing Tales
PZ - Phonetic Zoo, spelling program from IEW
TT - Teaching Textbooks

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:55 AM

WWE - writing with ease
WS - Writing Strands
WT - Writing Tales
PZ - Phonetic Zoo, spelling program from IEW
TT - Teaching Textbooks


I've added these; thanks for the input!
 



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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:15 AM

I use it for Michael Clay Thompson....just a thought:D!

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 05:08 PM

I think it is a spelling program, just trying to find out the name.



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Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:14 AM

The abbreviations link doesn't work for me tonight...is something wrong with it?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:54 AM

I think it is a spelling program, just trying to find out the name.


AAS = All About Spelling
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#28 wtmviolet

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

AAS = All About Spelling


I've added this to my abbreviations list. It's hard for me to come up with a succinct description of programs that I am unfamiliar with, so if anyone would like to do that, I'll add it to the entry.

Thanks!
 



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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:11 PM

The abbreviations link doesn't work for me tonight...is something wrong with it?


I just tried the abbreviation link too and it is not working.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:12 PM

I've added this to my abbreviations list. It's hard for me to come up with a succinct description of programs that I am unfamiliar with, so if anyone would like to do that, I'll add it to the entry.

Thanks!

http://mysite.verizo...breviations.htm


Thanks for your link! I found what I needed there.:001_smile:

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for your link! I found what I needed there. :001_smile:


You are most welcome!



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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:00 PM

What is DITHOR?

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:15 AM

What is DITHOR?


I am guessing that it is "Drawn Into the Heart of Reading". I've added it to my abbreviations page with links to the site. Please (anyone) let me know if this is incorrect.

Thanks,
Debbie

 



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Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:36 PM

What is MEP Math? Thanks!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:51 PM

What is MEP Math? Thanks!


I believe that it is "Mathematics Enhancement Programme," a free British math curriculum. I've added it to my abbreviations page and would welcome any suggestions on improving the definition.

My abbreviations page: Home School Abbreviations with Links



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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:02 PM

What is CLE? I couldn't get the link to work. :p

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 12:58 AM

What is CLE? I couldn't get the link to work. :p


Thanks for letting me know about the broken link; I have updated it (you may need to refresh the page). I'm afraid I don't know anything about the curriculum itself though!



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Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:18 AM

or RtR? I can't seem to find it!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:49 PM

Can anyone let me know what it means on the "for sale" forum when theres an empty page that says "bump"? Does it mean someone has sent them a message that isn't shown?

Edited by graceunseen, 27 July 2009 - 02:49 PM.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:53 PM

or RtR? I can't seem to find it!


Could it be Rome to Reformation from My Father's World? You might ask the person who used the abbreviation. Let me know and I'll add it to my abbreviation list.



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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:55 PM

Can anyone let me know what it means on the "for sale" forum when theres an empty page that says "bump"? Does it mean someone has sent them a message that isn't shown?


Please let me know if you find out, and I'll add it to my abbreviations page.

Thanks,
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:15 AM

Its when someone bumps their post to the top of the page, I think. How its done, I haven't a clue. Any one know what MOH is?

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:35 AM

Its when someone bumps their post to the top of the page, I think. How its done, I haven't a clue. Any one know what MOH is?


Thanks! I added an entry for "bump". "MOH" was already there; it's HTML clipboard"Mystery of History," published by Bright Ideas Press. See Homeschool Abbreviations with Links for more abbreviations.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 11:14 PM

What does s/o mean? I keep seeing it in thread titles and just can't for the life of me figure it out.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:12 PM

What does s/o mean? I keep seeing it in thread titles and just can't for the life of me figure it out.


I didn't see anything from the standard internet abbreviations that made sense. Maybe you could ask the next time that you see it used? If you find out, please post it here, and I'll add it to my abbreviations page.



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Posted 07 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

I can't seem to find what those are on the abbreviations...

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:22 PM

What does s/o mean? I keep seeing it in thread titles and just can't for the life of me figure it out.Posted Image


From what I've researched, s/o stands for either significant other or sellers option.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:03 PM

on these boards it means "springing off" or something similar. Usually a new post inspired by another thread that the new poster doesn't wish to hijack/rabbit trail.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:36 AM

on these boards it means "springing off" or something similar. Usually a new post inspired by another thread that the new poster doesn't wish to hijack/rabbit trail.


Thanks! I've added this to my abbreviations list.

 


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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:00 AM

I can't seem to find what those are on the abbreviations...


Home school curriculum published by Heart of Dakota:

HTML clipboardLittle Hands to Heaven
Little Hearts for His Glory
Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory
Bigger Hearts for His Glory
Preparing Hearts for His Glory
Hearts for Him Through Time
Drawn Into the Heart of Reading

I had "Drawn Into the Heart of Reading" and have added the others.