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message 1: by Tonya (last edited Oct 01, 2010 08:57AM) (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments I saw this on another group and I love it! Here is a list of common acronyms used here on goodreads. Please let me know what I need to add to the list because there are a lot of them out there.

AFAIK – as far as I know
BM - bookmooch.com
BR – bodice ripper
DNF – did not finish
dtb - dead tree book
ETA - edited to add
FFS - for f***'s sakes
HEA – Happily Ever After
HF – Historical Fiction
HTF – hard to find
HTH - hope this helps
IHMO - in my honest/humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
IRL - in real life
ITA - I totally agree
KWIM - know what I mean
LMAO – laughing my a** off
LOL – laughing out loud
MST3K – Mystery Science Theater 3000
NGL - not gonna lie
NSFW – not safe for work
OM - other man
OP - original poster
OOP – out of print
OTT – over the top
OW - other woman
PBS – paperbackswap.com
PC – politically correct
PITA - pain in the a**
PM - personal or private message to their inbox
PNR - paranormal romance
POV - point of view
POW - piece of work
ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing
RL - real life
TBR – to be read
TEH – not a typo, “the best” or “the most”
TIA - thanks in advance
TSTL – too stupid to live
UBS – used book store
UF - urban fantasy
WTF – what the f***


message 2: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 54 comments I need to paste this by my computers. I'm always trying to figure out what people are saying.


message 3: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 54 comments I do know PNR is paranormal romance and UF is urban fiction.


message 4: by Tonya (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments Thanks, Carolyn! I added those to the list.


message 5: by Noelle (last edited Aug 11, 2010 02:31PM) (new)

Noelle | 120 comments Lets see, theres also

OW-other woman
OM- other man
dtb- dead tree book (people with e-readers use this)
POW- piece of work


message 6: by Karla (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
NGL - not gonna lie


message 7: by Tonya (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments Thanks girls!! I added them to the list.

Karla, I'm NGL, when I ran out of things to add, I pulled up your all your comments here to give me more ideas. :P Can you tell? MST3K is on the list!!!


message 8: by Karla (last edited Aug 11, 2010 03:46PM) (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Tonya wrote: "Can you tell? MST3K is on the list!!!"

I saw that. I love seeing if it pulls more MSTies out of the woodwork. We're fans that are used to most everyone around us IRL (whoops, in real life) either never seeing or not liking the show. :D


message 9: by Tonya (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments Jeanine ♥ Cheshire Catt ♠ wrote: "You could also add BM for bookmooch.com - I know I use it, not sure how many others do :)"

Added. Thanks!


message 10: by Noelle (new)

Noelle | 120 comments I thought of another one that I've seen. OP- original poster.


message 11: by Tonya (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments Got it! Thanks!


message 12: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Walton Grant (tamgrant) | 214 comments Another one of Karla's (**language warning, ladies**)

FFS - for f***'* sakes

I LOVE this one!


message 13: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine | 27 comments Tammy wrote: "Another one of Karla's (**language warning, ladies**)

FFS - for f***'* sakes

I LOVE this one!"


Love it, too!!

ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing


message 14: by Tonya (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments I added them both. Thanks ladies!!


message 15: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Walton Grant (tamgrant) | 214 comments Tonya, just found another good one (thanks to Sandra J over on RRRC for this one)

PITA - pain in the a**

:)


message 16: by Tonya (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments Thanks Tammy! I added it to the list.


message 17: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Walton Grant (tamgrant) | 214 comments Yup, if you need profanity-ridden acronyms, I'm your girl!


message 18: by Tonya (new)

Tonya (_tonya_) | 0 comments LOL!!


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