I hate Acronyms (So I made a list)

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  1. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like there used to be an "Acronym Page", but it is unreadable, inaccessible, or corrupt.

    NOTE: I've reached 10,000 characters, so having to shorten words.

    4WD- Four Wheel Drv
    5er- Fifth wheel trailer
    AAA- American Automobile Assoc.
    AAR- Add-A-Room
    ABF- Anything But Ford
    ABS- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
    ABS - Automated Braking System / Anti-lock Brake System
    ABQ- Albuquerque, NM
    AC- Alternating Current
    A/C- Air Conditioning
    AFAIK- As Far As I Know
    AGM- Absorbed Glass Mat
    AH- Amp Hours
    AKA- Also Known As
    AMC- American Motors Corporation
    ASAP- As Soon As Possible
    AT(V)- All Terrain (Vehicle)
    AUX- Auxiliary
    AWD- All Wheel Drive
    AWOL- Absent Without Leave
    BA- Bad A$$ (Boombox)
    BAMH- Big A$$ Mobile/Motor Home
    BAPU- Big A$$ Pop Up
    BB- Buddy Bearing / Blueberry (Pancakes)
    BBQ- Barbeque or Barbecue
    BF- Boy Friend
    BH- Bunk House / Black Hills
    BLM - Bureau of Land Management
    BMS- Battery Management System
    BOAT- Break (or Bust) Out Another Thousand
    BOR- Board Of Review
    Breaks- Brakes (This is a common misuse)- Brakes break. Broke brakes don't brake.
    BTT- Bookmark This Thread
    BTW- By The Way
    BW(T)- Black Water (Tank)
    BWCAW- Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
    CAA- Canadian Automobile Association
    CAD- Canadian Dollar / Computer Aided Design / Cardboard Aided Design
    CAN- Controller Area Network
    CARB / ARB- California Air Resource Board
    CB- Circuit Breaker / Citizens Band (Radio)
    CBBT- Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
    CCC- Cargo Carrying Capacity / Civilian Conservation Corps
    CD- Compact Disc
    CDL- Commercial Drivers License
    CEO- Chief Executive Officer
    CFO- Chief Financial Officer
    CFS- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    CHMSL- Center High Mounted Stop Light
    CI- Cast Iron
    CL- CraigsList
    CLR- Calcium Lime Rust (Stain Remover)
    CG - Campground
    CMA- Cover My A$$
    CNA- Certified Nurse Assistant
    CNC- Computer Numerical Control (Machining)
    CNW- Columbia NorthWest (builds Aliners)
    COE- Corps of Engineering
    CP- Cassette Potty
    CPAP- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
    CPVC- Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
    CRD- Capital Regional District
    CS- Camp Site
    CSA- Community Supported Agriculture
    CSP- Crawford State Park
    CUV- Crossover Utility Vehicle
    CVT- Continuous Variable Transmission
    CW- Camping World
    CYA- Cover Your A$$
    DAM- Dumb A$$ Moment
    DAQ- Dumb A$$ Question
    DC- Direct Current
    DD- Dunkin Donuts
    DDT- Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
    DE- Domestic Engineer
    DEET- N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide or diethyltoluamide
    DGKs- Darling Grand Kids
    DH/W/D/S- Dear/Dumb/Damn/Darling Husband/Wife/Daughter/Son
    DIL- Daughter-In-Law
    DIY- Do It Yourself
    DMV- Department of Motor Vehicles
    DNR- Department of Natural Resources
    DOB- Dobsonian Telescope
    DO(G)- Dutch Oven (Gathering)
    DOHC- Dual OverHead Cams
    DQT- Drama Queen Teen
    DSI- Direct Spark Ignition
    DT- Discount Tire
    DTA- ??? (habit of the DTA)
    DV- Death Valley
    DVD- Digital Video Disc
    EAA- ???
    ECM- Engine Control Module
    ECU- Engine Control Unit
    EMS- Electricity Management System
    EMT- Electrical Metallic Tubing
    EPS- Extruded Polystyrene
    ERS- Emergency Road Service
    ETA- Estimated Time of Arrival
    EU- European Union
    FB- FaceBook
    FC- Fire Control
    FCFS- First Come First Served
    FFT Dealer- Fleetwood Folding Trailer
    FIFO- First In First Out
    FIL- Father-In-Law
    FnR- Fold 'n Roll Trailer / For No Reason / Find 'n Replace
    FOMO- Fear Of Missing Out
    FP- Female Plug
    FPGA- Field-Programmable Gate Array
    FTR- Full Time Residences / For The Record
    FTW- ???
    FRP- Fiber Reinforced Plastic
    FHU- Full Hook Ups
    FS- Forest Service / Four Season (Campground or Tent)
    FW- Fresh Water
    FWC- Four Wheel Camper
    FWD- Front Wheel Drive
    FWIW- For What Its Worth
    FYI- For Your Information
    GAWR- Gross Axle Weight Rating (Max rating of the trailer axle)
    GC- Grand Canyon
    GCVWR- Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating
    GDPR- General Data Protection Regulation (EU)
    GF- Girl Friend
    GFCI/GFI- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter / Ground Fault Interrupter
    GG- Grizzly Grip (Tape)
    GK- Grand Kid/Kids
    GPAA- Gold Prospectors Assoc of America
    GPS- Global Position Sys
    GTA- Greater Toronto Area
    GTNP- Grand Teton National Prk
    GVWR- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (Max the trailer can weigh loaded with camping gear etc.)
    GWVR- Typos for GVWR?
    GRWR- Typos for GVWR?
    HD- Hvy Duty / Honorable Discharge
    HDTV- High Definition Television
    H-E-B- Grocery store owned at one time by Howard E. Butts
    HF- Harbor Freight
    HOA- Home Owners Assoc
    HP- High Pressure
    HTT- Hybrid Travel Trailer
    HTTP(S)- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Secure)
    HVAC- Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning
    HW- High Wall / Hot Wtr
    HWH- Hot Wtr Heater (2nd wtr heater when plumbed in series)
    HWOD- Hot Wtr On Demand
    IBA- Iron Butt Assoc (Motorcycle Term)
    ICW- Inter-Coastal Wtrway
    ID- Inside Diameter
    IDK- I Don't Know
    IFF- IF and only IF (mathematical shorthand)
    IIRC- If I Recall/Remember Correctly
    IKR- I Know Really
    IMAO- In My Arrogant Opinion
    IMHO- In My Humble Opinion
    IMO- In My Opinion
    IMSA- International Motor Sports Assoc
    IRS- Independent Rear Suspension
    ISO- In Search Of
    ISO file- Image of a CD/DVD
    IWC- Inches Wtr Column (Inches Of Wtr Supported By Gas Pressure)
    JFBH- (Jews for Bacon and Ham) [:D]
    JH- Jackson Hole
    JMO- Just My Opinion
    JOMO- Joy Of Missing Out
    KDH- Kill Devil Hills (North Carolina)
    KFC- Kentucky Fried Chicken
    KOA- Kampgrounds Of America
    KoTS- Kick of To Summer (Rally)
    KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid
    L/D- Long Distance
    LED-Light Emitting Diode
    LERKING- Learning and Lurking
    LL- Livin'Lite
    LOL- Laugh Out Load / Lots Of Love
    LP- Low Pressr
    LP(G)- Liquefied Petroleum (Gas)
    LR- Load Range (Tires)
    LSD- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide- a drug
    LT- Light Truck (Tire)
    MAC- Most Affordable Camper
    MH- Motor Home
    MIA- Missing In Action
    MIL- Mother-In-Law
    MKV- Matroska Video (file type)
    MMO- Marvel Mystery Oil
    MoHo - Motor Home- Class A, B or C
    MP- Male Plug
    MPG- Miles Per Gallon
    MPPT- Max Power Point Tracking (Solar Charge Controllers)
    MRE- Meals Ready to Eat
    MRI- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MSRP- Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
    MTN- Mountain
    NADA- National Automobile Dealers Assoc
    NAR- North America Rally
    NAS- Naval Air Statn
    NB- New Brunswick (Canada)
    NEW- Never Ever Worked (Unproven equipment newly installed)
    NLGI- National Lubricating Grease Institute
    NFS- National Forest Service
    NP- National Prk
    NR- Number
    NRA- National Rifle Assoc / National River and Recreation Area
    NT- Northern Tool
    NTM- New To Me
    NTU / N2U- New To Us
    NTY- New To You
    OBX- Outer Banks
    OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    OD- Outside Diameter
    OEM- Original Equipment Manufacturer
    OKC- Oklahoma City
    OMG- Oh My Gosh
    OP- Original Post(er)
    OPD valve- Overfill Protection Device- ACME thread (QCC)
    OPP- Ontario Provincial Police / Park(s)
    OSB- Oriented Strand Board
    OT- Off Time
    OTA TV- Over The Air Television (Signal)
    OTOH- On The Other Hand
    OTR- Over The Road / On The Road
    PA- Princess Auto / Aviation (Canadian Companies)
    PB- Particle Board
    PB(&J)- Peanut Butter (& Jelly)
    PC- Politically Correct / Powder Coat
    PDA- Public Display of Affection
    PDF- Portable Document Format
    PDI- Pre-Delivery Inspection
    PDQ- Pretty Damn Quick
    PEX- Cross-Linked Polyethylene
    PITA- Pain In The A$$
    PL/PD- Personal Liability / Personal Damage
    PM- Preventive Maintenance / Private Message
    PMS- Pain Management Specialist
    PNP- Pack / Plug & Play
    PNW- Pacific NorthWest
    PO- Previous Owner
    POI- Point Of Interest
    POL valve- Prest-O-Lite company- uses left-hand thread
    POS- Piece of $hit
    PP- Provincial Prk / Porta-Potty / Previous Post
    PPL- People
    PSA- Public Service Announcement
    PSI- Pounds per Square Inch
    PT- Physical Therapy
    PUG- Pop Up Gizmo
    PUP, Pup, or PU- Pop Up
    PUP- PopUpPortal
    PUSH- Pray Until Something Happens
    PV- Photovoltic (Solar Cells)
    PVC- Polyvinyl Chloride
    PWM- Pulse-Width Modulation (Controllers)
    QC- Quality Control
    QCC valve- Quick Closing Connection- ACME thread (OPD)
    Reefer- Refrigerator
    ROFLMAO- Rolling On Floor, Laughing My A$$ Off
    RSA or R/A- Roadside Assistance
    RT- Round Trip
    RTT- Roof Top Tent
    RVQ (Grill)- Russel VitcO ???
    SAHD/M- Stay At Home Dad/Mom
    SBC- Small Block Chevy
    SERT- State/Special/School/Sheriff/Security/Staff Emergency Response Team
    SHW-Super High Wind
    SIG- Signature (In Portal Personal Info)
    SIL- Son-In-Law
    SLA- Sealed Lead Acid (Battery)
    SM- Scout Master
    SMH- Shaking My Head
    SMNP- Smokey Mountain National Prk
    SOA- Spring Over Axle
    SOC- State Of Charge (Battery)
    SOL- $hit Outta Luck
    SOT- Sit On Top (Kayak)
    SOTF- Sisters On The Fly
    SP- State Park
    SPH- Slim Potatohead (YouTube Aliner Guru)
    SPUT- Stupid Pop Up Trick
    SRO- Student Resource Officer
    SUV- Sport Utility Vehicle
    SW- Station Wagon
    SWAG- Stupid/Super Wild A$$ Guess
    SWMBO- She Who Must Be Obeyed
    TBC- Truck Bed Camper
    TBD- To Be Determined
    TBH- To Be Honest
    TBL- Third Brake Light
    TCC- Torque Converter Clutch
    TCO- Total Cost of Operating
    TDI- ???
    TIA- Thanks In Advance
    TLAs- Three Letter Acronyms
    TLC- Tender Loving Care
    TM- Trail Manor
    TMI- Too Much Information
    TNTT- Teardrops N Tiny Trailers
    TNX- Thanks
    TO100G- Trail Of 100 Giants
    TOAD- Towed Vehicle
    TPMS- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    TRF- Texas Renaissance Festival
    TSP- Trisodium Phosphate
    TT- Travel Trailer / Thousand Trails
    TU- Thank You
    TV- Tow Vehicle
    TVA- Tennessee Valley Authority
    TVP- Textured Vegetable Protein
    UP- Upper Peninsula
    US/CBP- United States/Canada Border Patrol
    USD- U.S. Dollar
    USFS - U. S. Forestry Service
    UTC- Up The Creek
    UTS- Utility Sport Vehicles
    UV- Ultra Violet
    UVW- Unloaded Vehicle Weight
    VIN- Vehicle Identification Number
    VM- Vanity Mate
    VPN- Virtual Private Network
    WC- Water Column (Inches of Water Supported By Gas Pressure)
    WDH- Weight Distribution Hitch
    WDW- Walt Disney World
    WFCO- World Friendship Co. (Converter)
    WIC- Women In Construction
    WTF- What The Fk / Why The Face
    WTH- What The Hell
    XC- Cross Country
    YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary
    YS- Yellowstone
    YT- YouTube
     
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    SMH- Shaking My Head
     
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    That's a lot of TLAs....
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Quite a list must have taken some time to do. Thanks Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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    FnR - that's my Foldnroll trailer. :)

    ABS - automated braking system
     
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    Gfci. Gfi. Ground fault circuit interupter. Ground fault interupter they are the same.
     
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    ABS when related to brakes is - anti brake skid
     
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    And then there's the ones that folks get wrong...

    WTF - Why The Face
    LOL - Lots Of Love
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    SPUT is a separate word! most of the rest are not.
     
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    LOL! But still stumped on FnR.....
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Explain, please?
    Updated.
    Keep them coming. We may finally get a useful acronym list page.
     
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    Anti-lock braking system.
     
  13. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    An acronym is a new word like SCUBA, most of these are just initials aka initialism
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Definition #2- An initialism is an acronym.

    ac·ro·nym [ ak-r uh-nim] NOUN
    1. A word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation.
    2. A set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; an initialism.
    3. An acrostic.
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    I knew it had brakes in it...
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    F = fold
    n
    R = roll
     
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    JustRelax Active Member

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    Fold and roll makes sense on this forum.

    Also:

    FnR find and replace

    FNR for no reason
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    definition 1
    Initialism
    an abbreviation consisting of initial letters pronounced separately (e.g., CPU ).
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    Looks like some work went into making the list do we now spend the next two weeks debating what an "acronym" is?
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    "Is" needs to be defined first!
     

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