Everyone here, new people, old hands, and everyone in-between, has a problem remembering, recognising and interpreting the many, many abbreviations and acronyms we come across. For sometime now I have been collecting them and making a list.
And here it is:
It is very simple. No explanations. Just the words in full.
I would very much like to enhance this by adding other abbreviations and acronyms. So, if you find any I have missed, and you think should be added, please drop me a PM. And please tell me about the mistakes you find.
PM = Private Message
In case you are unaware, there are some remarkably comprehensive abbreviation and acronym finders on the web. They can be very, very useful but I feel we need something that does not give so many options, such long lists. This is one example:
[Updated 18/02/2013 09:16 - Link changed to a new name that will ensure you always download the latest version.
Updated 20/02/2026 to make link work! ]