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Usenet-Abkürzungsliste 1.01
Zusammengestellt von Gerrit Bigalski

Diese Zusammenstellung beruht auf Listen, die mir von Martin Imlau,
Klaus Weber, Stefan Schwardt, Holger Boettcher (Liste von Boris
Grotz), Markus Schaile und Michael Ottenbruch zugesandt wurden, des
weiteren auf eigene Funde und einzelne Nachfragen - thanx to Dennis
Higbee, Susan Carroll-Clark and Carolyn Boselli - und Ergänzungen von
Michael Honig, Armin Herbert und Martin Seine. 

Es gibt noch eine weitere Liste an verschiedenen Stellen im Netz, die
unter AKRONYMS und ähnlichen Namen abgelegt ist; diese Liste enthält
allerdings Abkürzungen aller Art, weniger die usenet-spezifischen
Abkürzungen, auf die es mir ankam.

Ich denn auch versucht, diese Liste auf usenet-spezifische
Abkürzungen zu beschränken, also zumeist solche, die für
umgangssprachliche Phrasen stehen; Abkürzungen für Firmen, Produkte,
Computerbestandteile und technische Verfahren habe ich normalerweise

Die Liste kann von mir aus frei verbreitet werden; wer Ergänzungen
hat, soll sie bitte an bigalsk@uni-muenster.de schicken.


<bg>            big grin
<dg>            develish grin
<eg>            evil grin
<g>             grin (very common)
<gd&r>          grinning, ducking, and running! (uncommon)
<gd&rvvf>       grinning, ducking & running very very fast...
<gg>            big grin (etc.)
<ig>            impish grin
<s>             smiling
<sp?>           word/name/phrase probably contains a spelling error
<vbg>           very big grin
AAMOF           As A Matter Of Fact (very rare)
Abk.            Abkürzung
ADN             Any Day Now
AFAIC           As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAICS          As Far As I Can See
AFAIK           As Far As I Know
AFAIR           As Far As I Remember
AFK             Away From Keyboard
AIJ             Am I Jesus?
AISI            As I See It
aka             also known as
AMF             Goodbye (Adios Mutha-......)
ANFAWFOS        And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor
ANFSCD          And Now For Something Completely Different...
APA             Amateur Press Association
AS              On Another Subject
ASAFP           As Soon As Friggin' Possible
ASAP            As Soon As Possible
ATSL            Along The Same Line
AWGTHTGTATA     Are We Going To Have To Go Through ALL This Again?
AWGTHTGTTA      Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?
AWHFY           Are We Having Fun Yet?
AYOR            At Your Own Risc
B4              Before
B4N             Bye For Now
BAD             Broken As Designed
BBIAB           Be Back In A Bit
BBL             Be Back Later
BBS             Bulletin Board System
BBR             Burnt Beyond Repair
BBSTYWTCMDJBAP  Be Back Sooner Than You Would Think, Considering My
                Dog Just Bit A Policeman
BCNU            Be Seeing You
BFHD            Big Fat Hairy Deal (a la Garfield the Cat) (very
BFN             Bye For Now
BION            Believe It Or Not
BMTIPG          Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters
BNF             Big Name Fan
BNFSCD          But Now For Something Completly Different
BOT             Back On Topic
BRB             Be Right Back
BRS             Big Red Switch
BS              BullShit
BTA             But Then Again
BTAIM           Be That As It May
BTHOM           Beats The Hell Outta Me!
BTOBD           Be There Or Be Dead
BTSOOM          Beats The S**t Out Of Me
BTW             By The Way
BTWBO           Be There With Bells On
BWQ             Buzz Word Quotient
BYKT            But You Knew That
bzgl.           bezüglich
bzw.            beziehungsweise
CAD             Control-Alternate-Delete
                Computer Aided Design
CADET           Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try
CFD             Call For Discussion
CFV             Call For Vote
CIAO            Goodbye (Italian)
CMIIW           Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CO              Conference
CP              Copy Protection
CU              See You
cu/2            See You for OS/2
CU2             See You, Too
CUL             Catch You Later
                See You Later
CUL8R           See You Later
cuX             See You for UNIX
CWYL            Chat With You Later
CYA             Cover Your A**
D/L             Download
DAU             Duemmster Anzunehmender User
DDD             Direct Distance Dial (as in the phone system)
DFü             DatenFernübertragung
DIIK            Damned/Darn If I know
DILLIGAD        Do I Look Like I Give A Darn?!
DILLIGAF        Do I Look Like I Give A [*CENSORED*]!
DL              DownLoad
DNPM            Darn Near P***ed Myself
DTRT            Do The Right Thing
DV              Datenverarbeitung
DWIMC           Do What I Mean, Correctly
DWIMNWIS        Do What I Mean, Not What I Say
E/A             Eingabe/Ausgabe
EDV             elektronische Datenverarbeitung
EOD             End Of Discussion
EOF             End Of File
EOL             End Of Lecture
EOT             End of Thread
ESAD            Eat S**t And Die
ESOSL           Endless Snorts Of Stupid Laughter
ETLA            Extended Three Letter Acronym
evtl.           eventuell
FAQ             FAQ = Frequently asked questions (häufig gestellte
FB              Files Busy
FCFS            First Come First Served
FD              FrontDoor
FFRD            Flying Freep in a Rolling Doughnut (I don't give a
FIAWOL          Fandom Is A Way Of Life
FIFO            First In, First Out
FIJAGH          Fandom Is Just A Goddamn Hobby
FIMD            Foot-In-Mouth Disease (open mouth,insert foot,echo
FISH            First In, Still Here
FITB            Fill In The Blank
fn              Funktion
FOAF            Friend Of A Friend
FOOBAR          see FUBAR
FRED            Flaming Ridiculous Electronic Device
FTASB           Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
FTF             Face To Face
FTL             Faster Than Light
FUBAR           F***ed/Fouled Up Beyond All Repair/Recognition
FUBB            Fouled Up Beyond Belief
FUD             Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
FURTB           Full Up Ready To Burst (about harddisks!)
FWIW            For What It's Worth
FYI             For Your Information
GA              Go Ahead!
GD&R            Grinning, Ducking & Running
GDW             Grin, Duck and Weave
GFC             Going For Coffee
GFR             Grim File Reaper (pervasive data destroyer)
GGC             Goo Goo Cluster (cause zits & intestinal blockage)
ggf.            gegebenenfalls
GIGO            Garbage In, Garbage Out
                Garbage In, Gospel Out (people accepting blindly
                what they are told)
GIWIST          Gee, I Wish I'd Said That
GMAFB           Give Me A Freeping Break
GMTA            Great Minds Think Alike!
GNU             Gnu Not Unix
GOK             God Only Knows
GOWI            Get On With It
GP,F            Go Puke, Fast!
GROK            As in "I GROK" means thorough understanding. From
                R.A. Heinlein
h/w             hardware
HAK             Hugs And Kisses
HHO 1/2 K       Ha, Ha, Only Half Kidding
HHOK            Ha, Ha, Only Kidding
HHTYAY          Happy Holidays to You and Yours
HIH             Hope It Helps
HSIK            How Should I Know
HTFSIK          How The F**k Should I Know
HTH             Hope This Helps!
HUA             Heads Up, Ace
i.a.            im allgemeinen
I/O             Input/Output
IAAA            I Am An Acountant
IAAL            I Am A Lawyer
IAC             In Any Case
IAE             In any event
IANAA           I Am Not An Accountant
IANAL           I Am Not A Lawyer
IBTD            I Beg To Differ
IC              I See
IHHO            In Her/His Humble Opinion
IIABDFI         If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
IIRC            If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IITYWIMWYBMAD   If I Tell You What It Means Will You Buy Me A Drink?
IITYWTMWYKM     If I Tell You What This Means Will You Kiss Me?
IITYWYBAD       If I Tell You, Will You Buy Another Drink
IITYWYBMAB      If I Tell You, Will You Buy Me A Beer
IIWM            If It Were Me (Mine)
ILSHIBAMF       I Laughed So Hard I Broke All My Furniture!
IMAO            In My Arrogant Opinion
IMCO            In My Considered Opinion
IME             In My Experience
IMHO            In My Humble Opinion [the speaker is never humble]
IMNSHO          In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO             In My Opinion
IMPOV           In My Point Of View
IMRO            In My Royal Opinion
INPO            In No Particular Order
IOW             In Other Words
ISBAB           I Should have Bought A Book
ITFA            In The Final Analysis
ITSFWI          If The Shoe Fits, Wear It
IWBNI           If (It?) Would Be Nice If
IYFxxx          Insert Your Favorite xxx (xxx e.g. EM = Ethnic
                Minority in jokes)
JAM             Just A Moment
JAS             Just A Second
JAUA            Just Another Useless Answer
JIC             Just In Case
JSNM            Just Stark Naked Magic
KBD             Keyboard
KHYF            Know How You Feel
KISS            Keep It Simple, Stupid
KMA             Kiss My Arm/A** (shouldn't be used online ...)
L8R             Later
L8R             Later...
LAB&TYD         Life's A Bitch & Then You Die.
LAGNAF          Let's All Get Naked And [*CENSORED*]
LD              Long Distance
lib             Library
LLTA            Lots and Lots of Thunderous (or Thundering) Applause
LMAO            Laughing my A-- off
LOL             Laughing Out Loud
lsg             Lösung
LTIP            Laughing Til' I Puke
LTNT            Long Time, No Type
m.a.W.          Mit anderen Worten
m. E.           meines Erachtens
mfg             mit freundlichen Grüßen
MLA             Multiple Letter Acronym
MOF             Matter Of Fact
MOTAS           Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTM            Member Of The Month
MOTOS           Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS           Member Of The Same Sex
Msg             Message
MTBF            Mean Time Between Failure
MTFBWY          May The Force Be With You
MYOB            Mind Your Own Business
n/a             not applicable
NAVY            Never Again Volunteer Yourself
NB              Nota Bene
NBD             No Big Deal
NBFD            No Big F***ing Deal
NFG             No Freeping Good
NFI             No Friggin' Idea
NFW             No Friggin' Way!!
NIH             Not Invented Here (Very common at Microsoft)
NIMBY           Not In My Back Yard
NINO            No Input, No Output
                Nothing In, Nothing Out
NOYB            None Of Your Business
NQA             No Question Asked
NRN             No Reply Necessary
NTIM            Not That It Matters
NTIMM           Not That It Matters Much
NTW             Not To Worry
NTYMI           Now that you mention it
N'SP            Nobody'S Perfect
OATUS           On A Totally Unrelated Subject
OAUS            On An Unrelated Subject
obj             Objekt
ObJoke          Obligatory Joke
OBLI            obligatorischer (=verpflichtender) On-Topic Anteil
                einer Message (sehr verbreitet in der JOKES.GER)
OBTW            Oh, By The Way
Ofs             Offset
OFTPATHIRIO     Oh F*** This Place And The Horse It Rode In On!
OIC             Oh!  I See
ONNA            Oh No, Not Again
ONNTA           Oh No, Not This Again
OOTC            Obligatory On-Topic Comment
op              Operator
OTF             On The Floor
OTL             Out To Lunch
OTOH            On The Other Hand
OTOOH           On The Other Other Hand
OTTH            On The Third Hand
OTTOMH          Off The Top Of My Head
OWTTE           Or Words To That Effect
OZ              Australia
P.S.            post scriptum
PABG            Packing A Big Gun
PBM             Play By Mail (game)
ped xing        Fussgaenger kreuzen ( Verkehrszeichen! )
PFM             Pure F***ing Magic
PITA            Pain In The A**/Anatomy
PLOKTA          Press Lots Of Keys To Abort
PMBI            Pardon My Butting In
PMETC           Pardon Me, Etc.
PMFBI           Pardon Me For Butting In
PMFJI           Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMIGBOM         Put Mind In Gear, Before Opening Mouth
PMJI            Pardon My Jumping In
POSSLQ          Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
POTS            Plain Old Telephone Service
POV             Point Of View
PPP             Petty Pet Peeve
PPPP            Previous Paragraph was Polemical Position
PPTSPAHS        Please Pass The Salt, Pepper And Hot Sauce...used
                when ???
Prgm            Program
proc            Prozedur
PS              postscript / post scriptum
Ptr             Pointer
RAEBNC          Read And Enjoyed, But No Comment  (an APA
RFD             Request For Discussion
rgds            Regards
RHIP            Rank Has It's Privileges
RLCO            Real Life Conference
RNA             Ring, No Answer
ROFL            Rolling On Floor Laughing!
ROFLASTC        Rolling On Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat!
ROFLGO          Rolling On Floor Laughing Guts Out!
ROFLMAO         Rolling On Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTF            Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL           Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLAHMS       Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Holding My Sides
ROTFLBTC        Rolling On The Floor Laughing Biting The Carpet
ROTFLBTCACTC    Rolling On the Floor Biting The Carpet And Crushing
                The Cat
ROTFLBTCASTCIIHO  Rolling On The Floor, Laughing, Biting The Carpet
                And Scaring The Cat If I Had One
                Biting The Carpet Dancing In Circles And Jumping
                Through The Window Almost Dieing By Smashing Into
                HP Who's Then Running Horrified Into The Street
                Being Killed Accidentally By A Yellow Bulldozer
ROTFLMAO        Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTFLTC         Rolling on the floor, licking the glue
RSN             Real Soon Now
RTFF            Read That Fucking (FAQing, fine, freaking or
                whatever) FAQ
RTFM            Read That *Fine*/Farging/Fershlugginer/Flaming/
                Freaking/Friendly/Friggin'/Fucking Manual
RTFMA           Read The Friggin' Manual, Again
RTWFQ           Read The Whole Friggin' Question (a pers TRIV fave)
RYFM            Read Your Friendly/Friggin'/Fucking Manual!
RYS             Read Your Screen
s.Zt.           seiner Zeit
s/w             software
SAPFU           Surpassing All Previous 'Foul' Ups
SCNR            Sorry, Could Not Resist
Seg             Segment
SF              Science Fiction or Speculative Fantasy
SFLA            Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SICS            Sitting In Chair Snickering
SITD            Still In The Dark
SLM             See Last Mail
SMOP            Small Matter Of Programming
SMTWGWLAF       Slapping My Thighs While Giggling Wildly Like A Fool
SMTWTFS         Slapping My Thighs While Terribly Foolishly
SNAFU           Situation Normal, All Fouled Up
SNAFU           Situation Normal, All Fucked Up
SnailMail       The U.S. Postal Service
SO              Significant Order
                Significant Other
SOGOTP          Sh*t Or Get Off The Pot
SOI             Stunk On Ice
SOL             S*** Out of Luck
                Sooner Or Later
SOS             Same Old Stuff
SOTA            State Of The Art
SOW             Speaking Of Which
sp?             spelling correct?
SSDD            Same Stuff, Different Day
SUFID           Screwing Up Face In Disgust
SWAG            Super Wild A** Guess
SWEG            Scientific Wild Eyed Guess
SWMBO           She Who Must Be Obeyed
SYSOP           System Operator
SYT             Sweet Young Thing
TACE            To A Certain Extent
TAFN            That's All For Now
TANJ            There Ain't No Justice   (Niven)
TANSTAAFL       There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TARFU           Things Are _Really_ Fouled Up
TBYB            Try Before You Buy
TDM             Too Dang Many
TFS             Three Finger Salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del)
TFTHAOT         Thanx For The Help Ahead Of Time
TFTT            Thanx For The Thought
TGAL            Think Globally, Act Locally
TGIF            Thank God, It's Friday
THANX           Thanks
THX             Thanks
TIA             Thanks In Advance
TIC             Tongue In Cheek
TINAR           This Is Not A Recommendation
TINWIS          That Is Not What I Said
TLA             Three Letter Acronym
TLD             Top Level Domain
TM              Thread Mangler
TNSTAAFL        There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TNX             Thanks
TOBAL           There Oughta Be A Law
TOBG            This Oughta Be Good
TOYM            Turn On Your Mind!
TPTB            The Powers That Be
TRDMC           Tears Running Down My Cheeks
TSJD            Texas Size Jelly Doughnut
TSR             Totally Stupid Rules
TTBOMK          To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN            Ta Ta For Now
TTL4N           That's The Lot For Now
TTUL            Talk To You Later
TTYAWFN         Talk To You A While From Now
TTYL            Talk/Type To You Later
TYCLO           Turn Your CAPS LOCK Off (Quit Shouting)
TYVM            Thank You Very Much
U               University
u.ae.           und aehnlich
u.U.            unter Umständen
u.v.a.          und vieles andere
u.v.a.m.        und vieles andere mehr
U/L             Upload
UL              Upload
UNCLE           Unified Nuclear Coalition of Latvian Emigrants
UoX             University of X
usw.            und so weiter
UTSL            Use The Source, Luke!
w/              with
w/o             without
WAEF            When All Else Fails
WAG             Wild A** Guess
WAMKSAM         Why Are My Kids (or Kitties) Staring At Me?
WDYMBT          What Do (or Did) You Mean By That?
WE              WochenEnde
WGAS            Who Gives A [*CENSORED*]?!
WIBAMU          Well, I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle
WIMP            Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointing (to describe Windows)
WizOp           Wizard Sysop; the primary Forum Administrator/Sysop
WMMOWS          Wash My Mouth Out With Soap!
WNOHGB          Where No One Has Gone Before
WOA             Work Of Art
WOFTAM          Waste Of Flaming Time And Money
WRT             With Respect To
WT              Without Thinking
WTF             What The F***
WTFDIK          What The Freep Do I Know
WTFZDN          What The FUCKK Zit Doin' Now?
WTH             What the Heck
WTTM            Without Thinking Too Much
WYLABOCTGWTR    Would You Like A Bowl Of Cream To Go With That
WYLASOMWTC      Would You Like A Saucer Of Milk With That Comment?
WYSBYGI         What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG         What You See Is What You Get
YAOTM           Yet Another Off-Topic Message
YAxxx           Yet Another xxx
YGLT            You're Gonna Love This ...
YKYARW          You Know You're A Redneck When ...
YMMV            Your Mileage May Vary
z.B.            zum Beispiel
z.Z.            zur Zeit
ZKN             Zur Kenntnisnahme