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Bad abbreviations on TB

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tomis17, Aug 18, 2007.


  1. Tomis17

    Tomis17

    Jan 21, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I was viewing the classfieds section earlier and saw a really bad abbreviation. "TOS: Fender Jaco Relic'd" http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=357259

    I was wondering what the heck does TOS stand for so I clicked on his add. He was "Thinking of Selling" his Fender Jaco bass. I thought why didn't he just put "Feeler" to avoid confusion? Then I thought about all the abbrevaitions there are on TB. Why are we so lazy that we have to abbreviate everything?

    FS
    FT
    FSO
    IMO
    IMHO
    FU
    STFU
    W T F
    KMA
    MILF
    MF
    CS
    ES
    JO
    etc
    etc
    etc
     
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    :D TOS is Spanish for COUGH.
     
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I haven't seen as many abreviations in any other language/country
    as US english. It's nuts. Only the military jargon is worse...
     
  5. TOS- Star Trek: The Original Series
     
  6. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    tl;dr
     
  7. WWMD??:eyebrow:
     
  8. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    ***....OMFG....WC
     
  9. LOL, IMO this thread is needing some :D guys, but YMMV

    BTW, I have been TOS the things in my sig

    ROFL!

    I do agree that we're pretty lazy.
     
  10. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Trade Or Sell ??
     
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Maybe when he wrote TOS he meant "toss".
     
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    IBTL

    ...FTW!
     
  13. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    I think the OP meant Acronym - not Abbreviation.

    Acronym: a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation.

    Abbreviation: a shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, as Dr. for Doctor, U.S. for United States, lb. for pound.

    FWIW.
     

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