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Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by AllieOop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:36 am

AP - Assistant to the President
BIC - Born In the Covenant
BIL - Brother-in-Law
BKP - Boyd K. Packer
BoA - Book of Abraham
BoM - Book of Mormon
BP - BIshop or Branch President
BSA – Boy Scouts of America
BTW - By The Way
BY - Brigham Young
BYU - Brigham Young University
BYU-H – Brigham Young University - Hawaii
BYU-I – Brigham Young University - Idaho
CES – Church Educational System
CHI - Church Handbook of Instruction
CK - Celestial Kingdom
COB - Church Office Building
CoC – Community of Christ (Formerly the “Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”)
COJCOLDS - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
COP - Corporation of the President
CTR - Choose the Right
D&C - Doctrine and Covenants
DH - Dear Husband
DL - District Leader
DM – Dear Mother
DW – Dear Wife
EFY – Especially For Youth
EQ - Elder's Quorum
EQP – Elder’s Quorum President
ETB - Ezra Taft Benson
ExMo – Ex-Mormon
FAIR - Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research
FARMS - Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
FIL - Father-in-Law
FLDS – Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
FP – First Presidency
FPR - Faith Promoting Rumor
FS - Fast Sunday
FTM - Fast and Testimony Meeting
F&T - Alternate for Fast and Testimony Meeting
FWIW - For What It's Worth
GA - General Authority
GAEL – Grammar and Alphabet of the Egyptian Language
GBH - Gordon B. Hinckley
HC - High Council
HF – Heavenly Father
HM – Heavenly Mother
HP - High Priest
HT - Home Teacher
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IRL – In Real Life
JoD - Journal of Discourses
JS - Joseph Smith
JW - Jehovah's Witnesses
LDS - Latter-Day-Saint
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
MIA – Mutual Improvement Association (Former name of Young Mens/Young Womens Organization)
MIL - Mother-in-Law
MMM - Mountain Meadows Massacre
MP - Mission President
MTC - Missionary Training Center
PEC - Priesthood Executive Meeting
PH - Priesthood
PoGP - Pearl of Great Price
PPI - Personal Priesthood Interview
Q12 – Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Q15 - Quorum of the Twelve and the First Presidency
RLDS – Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Now Community of Christ)
RM - Returned Missionary
ROFL- Roll on the Floor Laughing
RS - Relief Society
RSP - Relief Society President
SA – Second Anointing
SCMC – Strengthening Church Members Committee
SHC - Stake High Council
SIL - Sister-in-Law
SP - Stake President
SSA – Same Sex Attraction
SWK - Spencer W. Kimball
TBC - True believing Christian
TBM - True Blue Mormon or True Believing Mormon
TL;DR – Too Long Didn’t Read
TR – Temple Recommend
TSM – Thomas S. Monson
VT - Visiting Teacher
WTG - Way To Go
YM - Young Mens
YSA - Young Single Adult
YW - Young Womens
ZL - Zone Leader

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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by Korihor » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:42 am

TSCC - The so-called church

Q15 - Quorum of 12 Apostles AND the First Presidency

These don't need to be added to the list, but I use variants such as BP1C for Bishopric 1st Counselor or SP2C for Stake Presidency 2nd Counselor.
Also, I use something like SIL2, SIL3, to differentiate between multiple Sisters-In-Law (We're mormon, we have big families)
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by AllieOop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:03 am

Korihor wrote:BP can be Branch President or Bishop
Thanks Korihor, I'll make that addition. I combined three different lists I found online to make the above list, so any corrections or additional suggestions are helpful :)
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by glass shelf » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:00 pm

FWIW-for what it's worth
tl;dr is used an abbreviation before a synposis

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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by w2mz » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:39 pm

Korihor wrote:TSCC - The so-called church
Maybe NOM 2.0 is a brave new world, but on NOM the original I got moderated for using "TSCC".
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by trophywife26.2 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:32 pm

glass shelf wrote:FWIW-for what it's worth
tl;dr is used an abbreviation before a synposis

My understanding of tl;dr is that it stands for "too long; didn't read" which is rude, but might be an easier way to remember what it is people are saying. L
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by trophywife26.2 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:34 pm

w2mz wrote:
Korihor wrote:TSCC - The so-called church
Maybe NOM 2.0 is a brave new world, but on NOM the original I got moderated for using "TSCC".
Yeah I would consider TSCC as pejorative and not the way we want to go on NOM.
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by AllieOop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:37 pm

trophywife26.2 wrote:
glass shelf wrote:FWIW-for what it's worth
tl;dr is used an abbreviation before a synposis

My understanding of tl;dr is that it stands for "too long; didn't read" which is rude, but might be an easier way to remember what it is people are saying. L
I've never thought of it as rude (but I see your point if it's used as an insult). I think I've mostly seen it used by the person writing a long post and doing a "cutting to the chase" or "condensed to a couple sentences" version for those who don't want to or don't have time to read the entire post. :)
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by trophywife26.2 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:45 pm

AllieOop wrote:
trophywife26.2 wrote:
glass shelf wrote:FWIW-for what it's worth
tl;dr is used an abbreviation before a synposis

My understanding of tl;dr is that it stands for "too long; didn't read" which is rude, but might be an easier way to remember what it is people are saying. L
I've never thought of it as rude (but I see your point if it's used as an insult). I think I've mostly seen it used by the person writing a long post and doing a "cutting to the chase" or "condensed to a couple sentences" version for those who don't want to read the long post. More of the here's the "Too long; Don't want to read" version, :)
Right, generally people are writing it about their own posts so I don't think it's rude in the context I just felt rude being the one pointing out the specific meaning. I hope that didn't get confused as me saying it wasn't okay or something. I was just excusing myself for being rude if I sounded rude, but I thought a literal break down of the letters tldr would be easier.
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by AllieOop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:49 pm

trophywife26.2 wrote:
AllieOop wrote:
trophywife26.2 wrote:
My understanding of tl;dr is that it stands for "too long; didn't read" which is rude, but might be an easier way to remember what it is people are saying. L
I've never thought of it as rude (but I see your point if it's used as an insult). I think I've mostly seen it used by the person writing a long post and doing a "cutting to the chase" or "condensed to a couple sentences" version for those who don't want to read the long post. More of the here's the "Too long; Don't want to read" version, :)
Right, generally people are writing it about their own posts so I don't think it's rude in the context I just felt rude being the one pointing out the specific meaning. I hope that didn't get confused as me saying it wasn't okay or something. I was just excusing myself for being rude if I sounded rude, but I thought a literal break down of the letters tldr would be easier.
Oh...got it!
That makes sense :)
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by Hagoth » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:07 pm

trophywife26.2 wrote:
w2mz wrote:
Korihor wrote:TSCC - The so-called church
Maybe NOM 2.0 is a brave new world, but on NOM the original I got moderated for using "TSCC".
Yeah I would consider TSCC as pejorative and not the way we want to go on NOM.
I agree. If you feel the need to use an acronym maybe stick to TCoJCoLDS. Or just say the church. Or the trademark that is owned by the Corporation of the President. ;)
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by glass shelf » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:45 pm

I just meant to point out that tl;dr does mean too long; didn't read, but it's used in front of a short synopsis usually whether written by the OP or as a funny/snarky comment by someone else.

People don't use it as a stand-alone abbreviation normally.

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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by AllieOop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:31 pm

glass shelf wrote:I just meant to point out that tl;dr does mean too long; didn't read, but it's used in front of a short synopsis usually whether written by the OP or as a funny/snarky comment by someone else.

People don't use it as a stand-alone abbreviation normally.
So, do you think I should just put "Too Long Didn't Read" and leave it that?

Actually, "didn't" was on one of the lists I used, and "don't" on another list...so I just put them both... :D
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by glass shelf » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:01 pm

Whatever makes you happy. I'm just a language nerd who finds internet acronyms fascinating. lol I probably should have said nothing about it.

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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by AllieOop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:34 pm

glass shelf wrote:Whatever makes you happy. I'm just a language nerd who finds internet acronyms fascinating. lol I probably should have said nothing about it.
No...I'm glad you did :)
Thanks for your help!
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by Lithium Sunset » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:49 am

Wow! Awesome AllieOop! I am sure this will help all the newcomers (and me sometimes haha!)
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Re: Common Abbreviations / Acronyms

Post by Bremguy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:41 pm

YBU - A more or less derogatory term used by some LDS for Brigham Young University.
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