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typical abbrevations from the forum 'cause it can be really confusing

#1 User is offline   Lizradusa 

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:01 PM

OK, because we all like to use abbreviations and it can get really confusing at times, here is a thread to collect them all. They are ordered in alphabetical order.




Book Abbrevations

BH / TB - Bonehunters
BF - Blood Follows
CPT - Crack'd Pot Trail
DG / DHG - Deadhouse Gates
DoD - Dust of Dreams
FwGM - Fishin' with Grandma Matchie
GoG - Goats of Glory
GotM - Gardens of the Moon
HoC - House of Chains
MoI - Memories of Ice
MT - Midnight Tides
NoK - Night of Knives
QTB - Quashie Trapp Backlight
R - Revolvo
RG - Reaper's Gale
RotCG -Return of the Crimson Guard
tCG - The Crippled God
tDD - The Devil Delivered
tHD - The Healthy Dead
tLoLE - The Lees of Laugher's End
tRA - The River Awakens
tRES - This Rich Evil Sound
TtH - Toll the Hounds
SW -Stone Wielder
WSG - When She's Gone




Name acronyms


BB - Bridgeburners
BH - Bonehunters
B&KB - Bauchelain and Korbal Broach
CG - Crippled God
CriGs - Crimson Guard
EG -Elder Gods
FA - Forkrul Assail
FL - Father Light
ICE - Ian Cameron Esslemont
KCCM - K'Chain Che'Malle
MD -Mother Dark
QoD - Queen of Dreams
QB - Quick Ben
SE - Steven Erikson
SoCN -Sister of Cold Nights
TA - Tiste Andii
TE - Tiste Edur
TL -Tiste Liosan




Forum Groups

GOS - Grumpy Old Sods
HHM - High House Mafia
IFH - Illy's Fowl Hateocracy
KoD -King of Drink
LHTEC - Let's Hate the Errant Club
MA - Malazan Artist
MTP - Mezla's Thought Police
PEN - Painfully Eager Newbies
tAA - The Abyssmal Army
tMHaEI - The Most Holy and Exalted Inquisition
TQB - Team Quick Ben
tWoW - The Wheelchairs of War




User Names

AIJ - Ain't_It_Just_
AS - Adjutant Stormy
dibs - drinksinbars
DW - Darkwatch
HD - HoosierDaddy
RLY - Raymond Luxury Yacht
SM - StoneMonkey
STD - Sir Thursday




Other

GotMism - catch-all explanation when something in GotM seems to contradict anything from a later book
GRRM - George R. R. Martin
HGH - Haters Gonna Hate
IADMAITTTIS - I am Dolorous Menhir and I think that this thread is stupid
iirc - Illy is Really Caustic (by Coco)
RAFO - Read and Find Out



Feel free to add what else want to see in the list or tell me if you note a mistake.

I think it might be good if a mod could stick this thread.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:31 PM

I think you're waaay to anal about these names.

We don't need abbreviations for character names. That expects too much of people and it makes things confusing. Especially when you have the same abbreviations for more than one character.

Usually we just go with nick names like Iccy, Cots, Desim, Aps, Killy, etc.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:37 PM

View PostPennyapt, on 31 July 2011 - 05:31 PM, said:

I think you're waaay to anal about these names.

We don't need abbreviations for character names. That expects too much of people and it makes things confusing. Especially when you have the same abbreviations for more than one character.

Usually we just go with nick names like Iccy, Cots, Desim, Aps, Killy, etc.



Your face is anal.

I do agree though, the names for the books are fine, but getting into name abbreviations (while sometimes helpful) the ones listed aren't used all that much (Jenisan'rul for instance being Jenny or Jennifer) So nice try, but a bit elaborate IMO (In my opinion)
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:37 PM

What Apt said. I think you can usually see from the context what's the meaning, and I've rarely seen names abbreviated like that.. Indeed, most usually go with Killy, Iccy, Scabby, Mommy D and the like..
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:50 PM

Ah, everyone's a critic. I must confess, I really get confused with name abbreviations which show up quite often in D'rek's amazing posts. While I agree that context can help a lot, sometimes the number of abbreviations floating around is mind numbing. And so far, the only people posting have been here for 4-5 years; don't forget for newer folks some of the threads can make barely any sense at all. So, I think it is really nice having a point of reference for those who want to use it and hope it will be helpful. Thanks for putting it up Liz.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:20 PM

Ok, I went over the names and left mostly those of the races or certain gods.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:26 PM

Now that I can see being useful.. It's just that I've never seen Trull Sengar being abbreviated to TS or Anomander Rake to AR, both being called Trull and Rake respectively. The way the list is now it's more clear, I think ;)
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:14 PM

Illy is really caustic ;)

There are still a couple I'd consider unnecessary(R?) and a few common ones that might be worth adding (GRRM is common is the literature boards, and though I haven't seen it for a while, for example). I like the idea though, and have stickied the thread.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:41 PM

View PostGrief, on 31 July 2011 - 08:14 PM, said:

Illy is really caustic ;)

There are still a couple I'd consider unnecessary(R?) and a few common ones that might be worth adding (GRRM is common is the literature boards, and though I haven't seen it for a while, for example). I like the idea though, and have stickied the thread.


Thanks Grief.


Which one exactly do you consider unnecessary and what other ones do you think are worth adding?
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:08 PM

Well, why use it? Im foreign speaker and never had problem to analyze what ICE, TCG or DoD meant. For me its like "lets cut our brains out and put in some nice charts instead"

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but, hell, its your time, your thread and your ... cause. Just it really looks to me useless.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:17 PM

I don't really remember seeing the book names outside the main series, though I'm not in their subforums much so that may be why.

Of the forums groups the only one I see often is LHTEC, since that is actually their group name it's more likely to cause confusion. I occasionally see HHM and AA used, but I can't recall ever having seeing the others(particularly Malaz regular).

A username section might be helpful. RLY(Raymond Luxury yacht) and HD(hoosierdaddy) for example.

IADMAITTTIS (I am Dolorous Menhir and I think that this thread is stupid) deserves a spot too, though I haven't seen it in a while.

Edit: Forgot to give meanings ;)

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:20 PM

HGH.... Haters Gonna Hate




Also, The Bonehunters is sometimes abbreviated TB, and I occasionally see Deadhouse Gates abbreviated DHG.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:00 PM

View PostGrief, on 31 July 2011 - 09:17 PM, said:

IADMAITTTIS (I am Dolorous Menhir and I think that this thread is stupid) deserves a spot too, though I haven't seen it in a while.


Ah, yes, this.. took me some time to figure that one out.. Sadly, it's rarely used these days.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:04 PM

I think I saw it on chat the other night.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:05 PM

You'll get variations of it in many polls though.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

This is true. I was quite confused about what it was until someone spelled it out.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:40 PM

View PostGrief, on 31 July 2011 - 08:14 PM, said:

Illy is really caustic :(



Glad you like it :(

to put it into context, Puck actually asked in chat what iirc stood for, my full reply went:

"If I Recall Correctly, it means Illy Is Really Caustic"
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:44 PM

RAFO (Read and Find Out) confused the hell out of me at first. Who is Rafo and why does he answer all our questions?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:40 PM

View PostCocoreturns, on 01 August 2011 - 12:40 PM, said:

View PostGrief, on 31 July 2011 - 08:14 PM, said:

Illy is really caustic :(



Glad you like it :p

to put it into context, Puck actually asked in chat what iirc stood for, my full reply went:

"If I Recall Correctly, it means Illy Is Really Caustic"


I never asked that :(
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

View PostPuck, on 01 August 2011 - 02:40 PM, said:

View PostCocoreturns, on 01 August 2011 - 12:40 PM, said:

View PostGrief, on 31 July 2011 - 08:14 PM, said:

Illy is really caustic :(



Glad you like it :p

to put it into context, Puck actually asked in chat what iirc stood for, my full reply went:

"If I Recall Correctly, it means Illy Is Really Caustic"


I never asked that :(



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