Acronyms-terms used here-for FAQ

rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)May 15, 2013

Update: I can't change the thread title, but making changes here~
Acronyms, terminology/coined phrases & initiators of abbreviated phrases used often on this forum~for FAQ

Since I use abbreviation of phrases & acronyms quite often here, figured I’d start the “list” for the FAQ section. Everyone is welcome to add ones they use or think of, or see we’re missing. Remember, keep it clean! I know there are many I pondered about. Sometimes I gave in & ASKED! =) I will edit the list, as suggestions are made. I will NOT add ones not used often.

I am not including abbreviations, like those used in texting, like “abt” or "ur". Peeps (people) should be able to figure out what they mean.

Terms used:

(I believe I was the one who coined the 1st four)
Cart-jumpers = plants that made it into your cart while shopping (you had NOTHING to do with it, or so I tell my hubby)
Pokeys = cactus with spines, or the spines on the cactus
California tan = grown hard, coloring up plants by being “grown hard”-see below)
Sux = succulents
Grown hard = lots of sun, very little water (stressed/neglected, not fussed over)
Glufer = strawflowers glued onto cactus
Fatties (or fat plants) : Succulent plants that have a caudex and/or able to form a caudex (with a thicker base or trunk)

Some Acronyms & many initiators for abbreviated phrases: (Let’s see if I can get them in alpha order!)

AFAIK = As far as I know
ASAP = As soon as possible
BBS = Big box store (Home Depot, WalMart, Lowes, etc.)
BOLO = Be on the look out
BTW = By the way
BUBs = Butt Ugly Blooms
CC = Christmas Cactus
CJ = Cart-jumper
COT = Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia)
DD, DH = Dear daughter, Dear husband, etc
DR = Desert Rose (Adenium)
EC = Easter Cactus
Fatties = Caudiciform plants
FF = Future Fatties
FWIW = For what it’s worth
FYI = For your information
IIRC = If I recall correctly
IME = In my experience or In my estimation
IMO or = In my opinion or In my observation
IMHO = in my humble opinion
JK or J/K = Just kidding
LMK = Let me know
LOL = Laughing out loud
LSNFT = Learn something new for today (mine)
MOT = Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)
NWC = New World Crassulaceae
OMG = Oh my goodness
OP = Original Poster
OTOH = On the other hand
OWC = Old World Crassulaceae
PIG = Plant in ground, planted in ground (mine)
PT = Plant Toss
ROFL = Rolling on the floor, laughing
SOS = Sink or swim (mine)
SP = shovel prune: remove from collection permanently using a shovel (I always wondered about this one, but never thought to ask!)
TC = Thanksgiving Cactus
TFS = Thanks for sharing
TIA = thanks in advance
UGG = You GO, girl/guy (mine, will be using more often soon)
VOTS = Valley of the Sun
WAG = Wild arse guess
YMMV = Your mileage my vary

This post was edited by rosemariero on Mon, Jul 15, 13 at 18:02

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JGW3(7)

Here is a few more!

CNG=Clueless new guy
LAN=Lost at Nursery
SIS=Search it stupid
CTF=Check the FAQ's

Just a few I thought pertained to me!

John

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 8:44PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi RoRo,

Thanks much for taking the initiative to start this.

John,

Are those actually in use here or are you just inventing them now (since I haven't seen any of yours used on here)? Maybe we can omit nasty/snarky ones like your 'SIS'?

and another couple I had to ask about:

IIRC = If I recall correctly

YMMV = Your mileage may vary

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:05AM
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notolover(5)

BBS=Big Box Store (Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart)

Thanks Rosemarie!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 10:43AM
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JGW3(7)

Pirate just having a little fun!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 10:52AM
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hanzrobo(11)

TIHWDI - Montell Jordan

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 11:27AM
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hanzrobo(11)

OG - Original Gangsta (Original GardenWebber)
PTSD - what happens after you repot an Aeonium during summer.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 11:54AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

"TIHWDI - Montell Jordan"?

Excuse me?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 12:16PM
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GeeS 9b

You're not really a pirate, are you?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 12:28PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

ROFL at you guys & gals!

Okay, I have some editing to do...(give me a few minutes)...some of the suggestions will NOT be added to the list...but we're getting good chuckles out of them. Thanks for those!! If they are USED REGULARLY on the forum, I will add them. =)

It has been brought to my attention (& I will also edit my beginning post) ~that Acronym is not the correct term for what we have here. I have been edumacated (JK-just kidding, I know it is "educated") ~thanks, Jeff! Technically, an acronym is a pronounceable word made up of the first letters of other words. But, as things go on the Internet, I have found over the years many sites giving lists of "Acronyms" on the Internet that really aren't. I also understand now these things we've been using are really initiators of abbreviated phrases.

So, we are making a list of abbreviated phrases...with a few acronyms thrown in (like PIG)!!

Had me LOL right away, John! 

Thanks for the additions, Karen & Notolover. They will be added ASAP. I thought of a few more as well...& some of these fun ones made me think of even others I had forgotten! 

I, too, am curious about that one, Ryan. Karen...he made you ask!! :D 

Okay, look for changes soon.
    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 12:45PM
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cactusmcharris

TIHWDI - This is how we do it (#3 in a Google search)

IME - in my experience

Thanks, RoRo, for the hat-tip. It may be meaningless to some, but I'm not some, and you wouldn't want me that way anyway.

This post was edited by cactusmcharris on Thu, May 16, 13 at 12:59

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 12:50PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Oops, some more...caught me editing.

Big hat tip to you Jeff, for knowing the difference! I would've never thought to check! I like to KNOW. It's my LSNFT item! Thanks again!

Okay, I have to ask..does anyone here USE that TIHWDI...or plan to use it often? Glad you explained it, so I wouldn't have to go look up the meaning. =) I have 3 post researches going on simultaneously. One more would break this camel's back!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 1:06PM
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GeeS 9b

Where is the colorful vernacular?

WTH
WTF
OMFG
IBLD

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 1:32PM
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cactusmcharris

One hump or two?

No, Ro, I don't think it's needing inclusion - a certain someone was reaching out for help with his jade plant and he was being shy about it, too, for fear I would be mean.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 1:41PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Nah ah ah, GS. We're keeping it clean. :P

Maybe OMG =Oh my goodness/gawd? (although I don't see too many use this one)

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 1:49PM
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GeeS 9b

Well OK. How about this one?

WWJD = What Would Jeff Do?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 2:06PM
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mrlike2u(**)

IMO = in my observation, often used by me if and when I have a same plant OBSERVATION from both past and present times

WWJD is subject to WEJWTD ( WHAT EVER JEFF WANTS TO DO ) After all he is an adult.
WIWD ( what I would do) is IMO the drainage holes of a container and not have to drill them.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:21PM
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hanzrobo(11)

WTH = water the Haws
WTF = water the Faucaria
OMFG = overwatered my Faucaria... great

IBLD - That was a dirty trick, GS... dirty trick.

WWJDFAKB = what would Jeff do for a Klondike bar?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 10:43PM
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cactusmcharris

Ron, Wes and Ryan,

You've got me in stitches, I say stitches. And Klondike bars aren't my thing, but a piece of fresh bumbleberry pie is.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 10:58PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

You guys!!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 11:52AM
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mrlike2u(**)

Fatties : Succulent plants that have a caudex and/or able to caud form with a thicker base or trunk

Epics: Hello spell check why do you fail me now when.....
GIWE: Google isn't working either.

PING: Peat is not grit

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 2:51PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

OMFG = overwatered my Faucaria... great
Hah haha, nailed that one.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 3:29PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

This is GREAT Stuff!! Nice to have a place to go to and see what some of these Acronyms mean...Thanks for starting this thread and for everyone's input :o)

Keep it coming...

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 4:27PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Updated!

Can those of you who made suggestions...that were serious about including them...please let me know if/which I left out? Yes, we got some good chuckles from those others! :P

Wes, could you check the definition for fatties to see if it is correct? I don't quite follow what you had. :/

Any more to add?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 1:52PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

STOP - serious trouble on plant
SFLR - sorry for late response
WIP - water it please
HT..GT - Here today, gone tomorrow
SIS - succulent inappropriate soil

For fun!
Had a good laugh, thanks.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 4:02PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

sp = shovel prune: remove from collection permanently using a shovel.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 4:18PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Ha ha, Beachplants...good ones!!

Thanks, Gail! That's one I never knew!

Updated again!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 4:54PM
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greenclaws UKzone8a

Interesting thread, have 'learnt' quite a lot, ha-ha!! We get a lot of BOGOFs here in the UK..... 'buy one, get one free'!
Gill UK.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 6:10PM
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mrlike2u(**)

SP for succulent plants in out of zone areas would be PT= pot toss. Maybe PT should be Plant Toss cause the pot seems to remain in ones possession for a future CJ = Cart Jumper

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 6:37PM
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mrlike2u(**)

"fatties" A succulent plant that has a caudex

Used in a sentence:
A few "fatties" can be viewed by clicking this blue text.

FF= future fatties

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 4:30PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Okay, updated list a bit. Any more?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 6:04PM
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FluffyClou

Glad I found this thread! I have been wondering what those "acronyms" meant o.o

A bit funny too :))

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 2:35AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Just bringing this back up so newer folks can take a gander at abbreviations we use around here. Might be something you'd like to print & keep nearby for reference! =)

    Bookmark   November 28, 2013 at 1:12PM
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sowngrow(TX8)

Okay-updated my acronym vocabulary to include the succulent version of WTF, along with the others. Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2013 at 1:19PM
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