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AFAIKAs Far As I Know
AKAAlso Known As
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
ATFQAnswer The F*cking Question!
BDIBrain Dead Idiot
BFDBig F*cking Deal
BMWMOABMW Motorcycle Owners of America (cf. RA)
BMWMOCCanadian version of BMWMOA
BMWONBMW Owners News, publication of BMWMOA
BMWRABMW Riders of America
BOOFBrotherhood of old farts
BROOMBMW Red Order Of Motorcyclists
BTBOBites the Big One
BTDTBeen There Done That (unofficial IBMWR motto?)
BTWBy The Way
BRBBe Right Back
BRBDGABe Right Back Don't Go Away
DNFDid Not Finish (a race)
DoD[We could tell you, but we'd have to kill you.]
DVDDeath Valley Daze, an annual IBMWR meeting in late January.
DYIDo It Yourself[er]
Eat Sh*t and Die (see FOAD)
FAQFrequently Asked Question, or a list of such (FAQL)
FOADF*ck Off And Die (cf. ESAD)
FOAFFriend Of A Friend (qualifying 3rd hand information)
FYIFor Your Information
FWIWFor What It's Worth
FUBARF*cked Up Beyond All Recognition
GD&RGrinning, Ducking and Running (after snide remark)
GPSGlobal Positioning System
HTHHope This Helps
IANALI Am Not A Lawyer (but...)
IDKI Don't Know
IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
IMNSHOIn My NOT so humble opinion
IMOIn My Opinion
IMWTKInquiring Minds Want To Know
IYHOIn Your Humble Opinion
JMNSHOJust My Not So Humble Opinion
KKompakt engine design (in K-bike)
Kot_Keeper of the __
K-WhinerK-bike rider
LEOLaw Enforcement Officer
LOLLaughing Out Loud
MCNMotorcycle Consumer News (magazine)
MN1KMinnesota 1,000, an annual endurance-riding event
MOA(really BMWMOA) BMW Motorcycle Owners of America
Member(s) of the Appropriate/Opposite/Same Sex
Ob.Obligatory (content germane to the list/newsgroup, e.g.,
OBTWOh, By The Way (BTW)
OTOHOn The Other Hand
PITAPain In The Ass
PMFJIPardon Me For Jumping In
PSPost Script (addendum)
PTBPowers That Be
RA(really BMWRA) BMW Riders of America (cf. BMWMOA)
RATRoad Anomalies Tour
RFIRequest For Information
ROTFLRolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFLSTCRolling On The Floor Laughing Scaring The Cat
RSNReal Soon Now
RTFMRead The Friendly Manual
RTMRead The Manual
[sic]Not a mistake (or typo). Often used when ironically pointing out another's mistake.
.siga person's signature (appended at the end of an article or letter), or the file in which a person keeps his default signature
SOSignificant Other.
SOBSingle On Beemer
SODSociety of Dickheads
SOHFSense Of Humor Failure
SS1KSaddleSore 1000 (Ironbutt ride)
SWMBOShe Who Must Be Obeyed -- wife, girl friend, etc.  Originally used in H. Rider Haggard's 19th century novel She, and more recently by Rumpole of the Bailey for his wife Hilda.
SoDSociety of Dickheads
SOHFSense Of Humor Failure
SquidInexperienced rider typically in shorts & sandles, no helmet, considered dangerous and/or foolish [From Cycle magazine, early '70s story about "squirrely kids" running their Yamaha RDs all over the canyons in California every Sunday morning.  The author shortened Squirrely kids" to "Squids." -- Harold Gantz]
SSUShiny Side Up (as opposed to Rubber Side Down)
SWALKSealed With A Loving Kiss
TIA(also aTdHvAaNnKcSe, advTHANKSance) Thanks in Advance
TLxThe Lovely x (said of one's SWMBO)
T-CoraTom Corasdeschi
T-MiaTerry-Miami (Terence R. Evans, M.D.)
TPTBThe Powers That Be
TTFNTa Ta For Now
typoa typographical error
TYVMThank You Very Much (often used sarcastically)
VHMVery Happily Mated/Married
VIDIOTVillage Idiot (see BOOF)
VolvoUnsubscribe (forbidden word b/c listserver may unsub you unintentionally)
WFOWide F*cking Open" (referring to the throttle)
WKFWell-Known Fact (often used sarcastically)
WRTWith Regard To
WTFWhat The F*ck
WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get
YA___Yet Another ___
YMMVYour Mileage May Vary
YWIAYou're Welcome In Advance
:-)Smiley (has many variations, often called emoticons)

Credits: Parts of this list were shamelessly stolen from material compiled by one or more of:
Brian Curry <>,
William December Starr <>,
Ed Green <>.

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