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    Acronyms & Abbreviations Commonly Found In Posts

    Here are some commonly used abbreviations, both in the BBQ world and outside of it. Some are just for fun. Feel free to comment and add any you feel might help contribute.
    • ABT- Atomic Buffalo Turds (tasty grilled treat)
    • AC-DC- Alternating Current-Direct Current
    • AFK- Away from Keyboard
    • AFAIK- As Far As I Know
    • AKA- Also known as
    • APF- All Purpose Flour
    • AR- AmazingRibs
    • ASAP- As Soon As Possible
    • ATK- America's Test Kitchen
    • ATWF- Ask The Wife First
    • BAK- Back At Keyboard
    • BBs- Baby Back ribs
    • BBBR- Big Bad Beef Rub
    • BF- Boyfriend or Bread Flour
    • BFF- Best Friend(s) Forever
    • BKK- Broil king keg
    • BGE- Big green egg
    • BOC- Blue Oyster Cult
    • BRB- Be right back
    • CBJ- Certified Barbecue Judge
    • CI- Cook's Illustrated or Cast Iron
    • CIA- Central Intelligence Agency
    • CL- Craig's List
    • CNN- Cable News Network
    • COS- Cheap Offset Smoker
    • CRNA- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
    • CRS- Can't Remember [stuff]
    • CS- Chef Steps
    • CSI- Crime Scene Investigation
    • DF- Deep fryer
    • DKDC- Don't Know Don't Care
    • DNA- Deoxyribonucleic Acid
    • DnG- Drip 'n Griddle pan (From SnSGrills, formerly Adrenaline Barbecue Co.)
    • DH- Dear Hubby/Husband
    • DW- Dear Wife
    • ECB- El Cheapo Brinkmann
    • EOS- Expensive Offset Smoker
    • ETA- Estimated Time of Arrival
    • ETD- Estimated Time of Delivery
    • EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • FBI- Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • FCOL- For Crying Out Loud
    • FOTB- Fall Off The Bone
    • FRH- Frank's Red Hot (sauce)
    • FWIW- For what it's worth
    • GAS- Gear/Grill Acquisition Syndrome (See also MCS)
    • GF- Girlfriend or Gluten Free, depending on context
    • GIGO- Garbage In, Garbage Out
    • GMG- Green Mountain Grills
    • GOAT- Greatest Of All Time
    • GOSM- Great outdoor Smoky Mountain
    • HOF- hunk of flat (brisket)
    • HOP- hunk of point (brisket)
    • HRR- Huskee's Rib Rub
    • HWMO- He who must obey (husband)
    • IBA- In Bed Asleep
    • IBTL- In Before The Lock
    • IDC- I don't care
    • IDK- I don't know
    • IIRC- If I remember correctly
    • IMHO- In my humble opinion
    • IMO- In my opinion
    • IMWTK- Inquiring minds want to know
    • IT- Internal Temperature (or Information Technologist)
    • IR- Infrared
    • IRA- Individual Retirement Account
    • IRL- In Real Life
    • IRN- In related news
    • IRS- Internal Revenue Service
    • IRT- Instant-read thermometer
    • JK- Just kidding
    • KBB- Kingsford Blue Bag (Original) charcoal
    • KBQ- Karubecue Smoker
    • KC- Kansas City
    • KCBS- Kansas City Barbecue Society
    • LOL- Laugh(ing) out loud
    • LP- Liquid Propane
    • MCS- More Cooker Syndrome (See also GAS)
    • MES- Masterbuilt electric smoker
    • MMD- Meathead's Memphis Dust
    • MGD- Miller Genuine Draft
    • NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • NASCAR- National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
    • NOLA- New Orleans Louisiana
    • OKP- Original Kettle Premium (2015 rename for Weber Kettle, formerly OTG)
    • OMG- Oh my god (or goodness, so as not to offend anyone)
    • OP- Original Poster
    • OTG- One Touch Gold (Weber kettle grill)
    • OTS- One Touch Silver (Weber kettle grill)
    • PB&J- Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • PBC- Pit barrel Cooker
    • PBR- Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • PEBCAC Problem Exists Between Computer and Chair (human error)
    • pH- Potential for Hydrogen
    • PhD- Doctor of Philosophy
    • PIA- (or PITA) Pain in the .....
    • PK- Portable Kitchen (brand) charcoal grill
    • PMC- Pitmaster Club
    • POJ- Piece of junk
    • POS- Piece of [stuff]
    • PP- Pulled Pork
    • PSA- Public Service Announcement
    • RADAR- Radio Detection And Ranging
    • RN- Registered Nurse
    • RNA- Ribonucleic Acid
    • SAF- Spousal Acceptance Factor (usually in direct opposition to MCS/GAS)
    • SBR- Sweet Baby Ray's (BBQ sauce)
    • SC- Stella Culinary
    • SCUBA- Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
    • SDS- Sour Dough Starter
    • SE- Serious Eats
    • SG- Solid Guitar (as in Gibson SG)
    • S&G- Simon & Garfunkel [rub]
    • SIFI- Set it and forget it
    • SLC or STL- St Louis Cut ribs
    • SMG- Lodge Sportsman's Grill
    • SMH- Shake my head
    • SN- Smokenator
    • SNL- Saturday Night Live
    • SnS- Slow 'N Sear
    • SnSK - Slow 'N Sear [Deluxe] Kamado
    • SO- Significant other
    • SR- Spare ribs
    • SRF- Snake River Farms
    • SV- Sous Vide
    • SWMBO- She who must be obeyed (wife)
    • TIA- Thanks In Advance (or Transient Ischemic Attack [mini stroke] in healthcare)
    • TLC- Tender Loving Care
    • TLDR- Too Long Didn't Read
    • TLTL- Too lazy to look
    • TMB- Too Much Beer (universal excuse for failure)
    • TTIUWP- This Thread is Useless Without Pictures
    • TY- Thank You
    • TYVM- Thank You Very Much
    • UDS- Ugly Drum Smoker
    • USMC- United States Marine Corps
    • WAF - Wife Acceptance Factor
    • WJJ- Weber Jumbo Joe mini grill
    • WSCG- Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
    • WSJ- Weber Smokey Joe mini grill
    • WSM- Weber Smokey Mountain
    • WTH- What the he...
    • WTK- Want to know
    • YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary (your results may differ)
    • YOLO- You Only Live Once
    Last edited by Meathead; December 14, 2020, 03:06 PM.

    OP original poster


    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
      Editing a comment
      added, thanks!

    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion


    • boftx
      boftx commented
      Editing a comment
      Well, in my honest opinion ...

    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
      Editing a comment
      You win Jim, changed above ^

    • bbqLuv
      bbqLuv commented
      Editing a comment
      Is that a brag about Humble Opinion?

    SNAFU - Situation Normal All <expletive deleted> Up
    FUBAR - <expletive deleted> Beyond All Recognition.


      The mother of all acronym compilations is at http://blog.acronymfinder.com/


        OHSO- Outrageous Homebrewers Social Outpost

        (and I know where that just happens to be)


        • bbqLuv
          bbqLuv commented
          Editing a comment
          Oregon Health & Science University----OHSU

        CL Craigslist


        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
          Editing a comment
          added! [insert check mark symbol here]

        Let's keep 'em coming, we can compile a great relevant list here. No expletives and please no FORD, I don't wanna go down that road!


        • Phillip P Smith
          Phillip P Smith commented
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          FORD is not on the Acronym list??? Define please!

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
          Editing a comment
          Phillip P Smith Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge is like talking politics!

        • Phillip P Smith
          Phillip P Smith commented
          Editing a comment
          Go see the movie Ford VS Ferrari !! VERY WOW !! DISGUSTING AND SOLEMN!

        GF girl friend
        JK just kidding
        AKA Also know asa

        Need to alphabetize this. If I get a second I'll drop this in a spreadsheet for ya AHL

        AHL Aaron Huskee Lyons


        • Steve Vojtek
          Steve Vojtek commented
          Editing a comment
          Ya - You

        • nunyaz
          nunyaz commented
          Editing a comment
          or younz / yinz from SW Pennsylvania.

        Thanks Jon I pasted your alphabetized vs but I lost my bullets and now it's a chart.


          Dude, I'm sorry I'll work on that. Yours was much better. I'll get that dailed into a bulleted text paste. (member I aint a very smart man)

          GB Go/Going Blonder ( thanks Jrod!)

          Jrod Jerod Broussard
          Last edited by Jon Solberg; August 9, 2014, 07:31 PM.


          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
            Editing a comment
            Fixed the formatting issue

          l8r Later


            AJ = Apple Juice


              May have missed it but I didn't see IT=Internal Temp


              IT might be confused with Information Technologist (computer guy)....since I went ahead and made it BBQ and non-BBQ related.

              Added anyway



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