I hate Acronyms (So I made a list)

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    MoHo - Motor home could be a class A, B or C.
    5er - Fifth wheel trailer.
     
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    The FFT is Fleetwood Folding Trailers
     
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    I've added 20 or 25 since this was first posted. I keep seeing new ones on new post, so I continue to update. Let me know if you want one added.
     
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    FnR is my personal shorthand because I get tired of typing FoldnRoll - which is the actual name of my hard-sided popup trailer.
     
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    acronmys come from initialism, are said as a word when there is a center vowel. does that answer it?

    ex: CAD.
    No matter what words it comes from, we say as word, not letters.
    easily pronounced. its a real word too.

    ex: FBI.
    FEDERAL BUREAU of INVESTIGATION
    we use the individual letters because “fee bee” isnt fierce enough for this organization.
     
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    I'm not sold on that "example" saying as a word, not letters. So how do you pronounce AAA, CAA, DIL, DIY, FIL, KOA, LED, LOL, MIA, POS, MIL, SIL, SUV, etc. My FIL's is not Phil or File.
     
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    jeeper88 Let's go Camping and Jeepin

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    FBI is Female Body Investigator Sorry had to go there!!
     
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    People use a lot of acronyms on the Portal. I've been adding 5 or 6 a week to the list as I come across them. Hope this has been a help to new members.
     
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    Thanks for the work...it does help.
     
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    Your question marked ones:

    CSA = Community Supported Agriculture
    TLA = Three-Letter Acronym

    FFT could also mean Fast Fourier Transform, but I doubt that's ever come up on the forum.
     
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    It would be nice if the acronym actually pertained to camping.
     
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    Thanks, I'll update the list.

    If it's on the list, someone somewhere used it on the Portal. Must be about camping in some form.
     
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    People talk about things that have nothing to do with camping all the time. No big deal, I don't care.
     
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    I think Tombiasi was talking about my mention of the alternate meaning of FFT. Sometimes, my attempts at humor are a little too subtle.
     
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    No I wasn't. I use FFT for your second example more often.
    I'm just a little concerned that the group could start to look like teen texting.
     
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    I think there are standard abbreviations/acronyms such as SIL, FIL, DW, DH, LOL, WTF, FBI, etc, that are common to all forums.

    Then there are those that are more camping/RVing specific like USFS, COE, PUP, TT, MH, 5er, and so on.

    Then there are those more individually specific. Like FnR for my trailer, etc., or job/industry specific like SAE.

    The first group, while not subject related are common lingo and seen and heard everywhere.

    The second group are less common and are likely to stump many newbies for a bit when joining a camping/RV forum.

    The third group are not common at all and will be the most confusing, even to longtime forum members, unless they have specific knowledge related to that field.
     
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    I think that you did a good job catagorizing but I was waiting for an opinion or a comment. If you have neither that’s fine
     
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    Sorry, had to rush off to an appt and didn't have time to finish the thought.

    I think the first category is well known enough that most can be used without restraint as long as you don't go into text speak. The second should be used in applicable forums (e.g., don't use TT in a photography forum).

    The third should be used sparingly and only when they won't confict with situation appropriate acronyms.
     
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