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 Post subject: Guide to Abbreviations for this board
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:58 pm 
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A lot of common phrases are shortened into abbreviations on this "BB". Below is an incomplete guide to many of the common ones so that newbies (and old hands, too) can understand them. This list will be expanded by the moderators.

AC or A-C All Clad

AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell

AFAIK As Far As I Know

AIC As I Recall

AP or A-P All-Purpose flour

ATK America's Test Kitchen TV show

BB Bulletin Board or forum (usually this one), also Bread Bible (by Rose Levy Berenbaum)

BCP Boston Common Press, publishers of Cook's Illustrated magazine and books.

BD Birthday

BF Boyfriend

BFN Bye For Now

BOGO Buy One Get One (free). An derogatory term referring to low-quality supermarket sale items.

BTW By the Way

CC Cook's Country Magazine

CI Cook's Illustrated Magazine. Also Cast Iron (cookware).

CI-BB or CIBB the old BB which used to be at cooksillustrated.com.

CYA Cover Your A ... behind. As in, protect your self from blame/lawsuits.

DH or DW Dear (Darn) Husband, Dear (Darn) Wife -- based on context

DILLIGAS Do I Look Like I Give A S***

DO Dutch Oven

D/W or DW Dish Washer Washer

EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil (and we were using it before RR was!)

EYB EatYourBooks.com, a cookbook search website.

FI For Instance

FIGJAM F___ I'm Good, Just Ask Me

FP Food Processor

FWIW For What It's Worth

FYI For Your Information

GM Gold Medal (flour)

IIJMOIFCOWC Is It Just Me, or is Frank Completely Obsessed With Chili?

IIRC If I Recall Correctly

IL in-law, e.g. SIL Sister-in-Law, MIL is Mother-in-Law, etc.

IMO In My Opinion

IMHO In My Humble Opinion

IMNSHO In My Not-So Humble Opinion

IOW In Other Words

ISO In Search Of

J/K or JK Just Kidding

KA KitchenAid (usually refers to using a stand mixer); can also be King Arthur

KAF King Arthur Flour

KWIM Know What I Mean

LC Le Creuset

LOL Laughing Out Loud (else, can be Lots of Luck)

ME Middle Eastern

NP No Problem, Not a Problem

NYE New Year's Eve

OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OMG Oh My Goodness, Gosh, God

OTOH On the Other Hand

PITA Pain in the ***

PM Private Message (via the board)

RLB Rose Levy Berenbaum (author)

ROTFL Roll on the Floor Laughing

ROTFLMAO Roll on the floor laughing my *** off

RR Rachel Ray (TV star)

SAHM Stay at Home Mom

S&P Salt and Pepper

SDT Sun Dried Tomatoes

SL S*** List

SLT Sur La Table

SO Significant Other

SS Stainless Steel

TIAThanks In Advance

TIAS Try It And See

TOBB The Old Bulletin Board (at AmericasTestKitchen.com)

VD Valentine's Day

W-S or WS Williams-Sonoma

WFM Works For Me

WWF World Wrestling Federation ( :) Actually, Whole Wheat Flour )

WWWF White Whole Wheat Flour

(many thanks to Lindsay for accumulating the original list this is based on)

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Last edited by TheFuzzy on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:43 pm, edited 15 times in total.
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