Definitions - a newbie's request


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patrick526
March 25, 2009, 01:22 AM
Sirs, I am a newbie in this forum and loved reading all the discussions here about responsible gun ownership. However, is there a sticky thread here where old-timers and moderators in this forum posts all the terminologies and acronyms we are using here? I've been Googling the acronyms that are being used here and still have a hard time looking for the meaning because what we use here only applies to guns/survivalists.

Until now, I still don't know what a LEO, GSW, AHSA, etc. means. But I already learned the meaning of BG, CCW, SHTF, TSHTF. Please help us newbies learn the lingo! :confused:

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Wheezy50
March 25, 2009, 01:26 AM
LEO = law enforcement officer

PT1911
March 25, 2009, 01:28 AM
well... leo is law enforcement officer.... IMO -in my opinion. IMHO- in my honest opinion. LMAO -laughing my @$$ off... not sure about the others you have listed...

Brian Dale
March 25, 2009, 01:30 AM
Welcome to THR, Patrick. If you'll look at the top of this (and every THR) page, you'll find a link to the THR Library on the right hand side. It's a page of useful reference links.

At the Library page, if you scroll down, you'll find some links in its bottom, left hand corner that go to pages that list and define terms and abbreviations.

Here's a link to one of those. (http://www.thefiringline.com/library/acro/acron.html)

There are various others for your reading enjoyment. The Acronym Finder, for example, has broad applicability outside the world of shooting. :)

SpecialKalltheway
March 25, 2009, 01:32 AM
I thought IMHO meant In My Humble Opinion

PT1911
March 25, 2009, 01:35 AM
lol... my bad... that works too..

PT1911
March 25, 2009, 01:36 AM
looks like brian's link has this covered pretty well...

SpecialKalltheway
March 25, 2009, 01:40 AM
hahahahahaha I like some of these things

IANAL

hahahahaha how come I don't see more people using that one?? :evil:

PT1911
March 25, 2009, 01:44 AM
TEOTWAWKE....love it...

Duke of Doubt
March 25, 2009, 01:53 AM
TWFT = http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=TWFT&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=w8bJSa7LEKGxtgeNnryiAw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

SpecialKalltheway
March 25, 2009, 02:03 AM
hahahaha that was awesome. the only acronym I like better was one I made up while in the army, where we have hundreds of them. me and my buddy Tad were hanging out in his room in the barracks, I get up and say "I've got to go Tad."
he says "alright see ya later man"
I then walk into his bathroom and come out 5 to 10 minutes later after doing my business
he says "I thought you had to go, couldn't you have done that in your room??"
I say "I don't have to go anywhere. I had to go TAD."
he says "what?"
I respond "I had to Take A Dump"
he says "awe that's messed up you can't turn my name into an acronym that means pooping!"

I still use that acronym to this day.

Brian Dale
March 25, 2009, 02:11 AM
"awe that's messed up you can't turn my name into an acronym that means pooping!"
:D :evil: :D

Weezy
March 25, 2009, 04:31 AM
GSW = Gun Shot Wound

dmazur
March 25, 2009, 04:40 AM
AHSA = American Hunters and Shooters Association

(IMHO, you should research this one carefully before deciding what they're all about... :) )

bikerdoc
March 25, 2009, 04:58 AM
Welcome Patrick
your gonna fit right in
A word of advice, read the forum rules if you have not already. not being a wise guy just trying to keep on the highroad. PM me any time for any help you need - all noobs need a mentor

patrick526
March 25, 2009, 07:48 AM
Thank you, thank you my good friends here at THR! I found the useful library links. :)

heron
March 25, 2009, 09:21 AM
Missed one in the list . . . MYOB: Mind Your Own Business.

CoRoMo
March 25, 2009, 09:30 AM
I've found the following website helpful when deciphering the acronyms in posts.

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/

hth

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