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kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
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I know I'm going to smack myself in the head when I find out 🤦‍♀️... but what does 'OP' stand for when referring to someone in a post? I gather the P is for pilgrim but what does the 'O' stand for? Is it 'Other' maybe?
Yes...I'm the person who always has to have 'text speak' explained to her... 🤭 YCLIU 😁
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trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
I know I'm going to smack myself in the head when I find out 🤦‍♀️... but what does 'OP' stand for when referring to someone in a post? I gather the P is for pilgrim but what does the 'O' stand for? Is it 'Other' maybe?
Yes...I'm the person who always has to have 'text speak' explained to her... 🤭 YCLIU 😁
👣 🌏
On forums it means Original Poster - the person who started the thread.
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
Ah...I don't feel so bad now! I don't think I would ever have come up with that.
Puts a new spin on threads I've been reading.
Thanks very much for the prompt replies.
😊 👍
 

natefaith

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)
Up until just a bit ago, I STILL had to look up the meanings to IIRC and YMMV! ("If I recall correctly" and "Your mileage may vary"!)

Others also use IMHO quite frequently around here, which means "In my honest opinion" :).

Any other questions to clarify, just ask! :)
Faith
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
Tee hee. Which bit of the head did you smack? Interesting that three people were typing in unison to reply, though!
😄 Flat hand to the forehead!
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
Up until just a bit ago, I STILL had to look up the meanings to IIRC and YMMV! ("If I recall correctly" and "Your mileage may vary"!)

Others also use IMHO quite frequently around here, which means "In my honest opinion" :).

Any other questions to clarify, just ask! :)
Faith
I have a cousin who stretches me in this department...the list of these acronyms is endless! At least the trail names are easy. I always thought IMHO was In My Humble Opinion so thanks for clarifying that one Faith. 😊
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
@kazrobbo

(Whispers) what is YCLIU???

I barely cope with TLAs (three letter acronyms), let alone those with 4,5,6,7 (ad infinitum) letters ....
Perhaps YCLIU!...You Could Look It Up 😂
Like I said, I have a cousin who knows I'm AC (Acronymically Challenged...I just made that up... 😜 ) & insists on peppering her texts with them so I'm constantly referring to text speak lists 🤪
 

Raggy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
Cherhill to Canterbury - Pilgrims' Way (2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
Can’t we just use proper English
Too late. This has been going on since Telegraphic code, developed in the 19th century.
 

chinacat

Veteran Member
Perhaps YCLIU!...You Could Look It Up 😂
Like I said, I have a cousin who knows I'm AC (Acronymically Challenged...I just made that up... 😜 ) & insists on peppering her texts with them so I'm constantly referring to text speak lists 🤪
Do you know, I did look it up ... apparently it means a true Catholic ... as in Pope Francis is YCLIU.
😳
Qué???


IKYN .... I Kid You Not 😉
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP
April 2016, August 2017, May 2018
Camino PortuGUESE
May 2019
Up until just a bit ago, I STILL had to look up the meanings to IIRC and YMMV! ("If I recall correctly" and "Your mileage may vary"!)

Others also use IMHO quite frequently around here, which means "In my honest opinion" :).

Any other questions to clarify, just ask! :)
Faith
I always thought " in my humble opinion"
Love
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
I’m sure many of you have seen this:
View attachment 60878
LOL must be a 'Mum' thing...my Mum uses it in the Lots of Love context too. Does make for er...amusing reading at times....
'Dad just had a fall On our way to hospital LOL'
'Big storm here. Tree crashed thru neighbours roof LOL'
😮 🤭
 
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kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
This is priceless 😂😂😂

.... ROFLACB ... Rolling on floor laughing and can’t breathe ...
That one's a ripper Chinacat; I'm going to send that to my cousin...my aim is to stump her as payback! 😇😄
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
Do you know, I did look it up ... apparently it means a true Catholic ... as in Pope Francis is YCLIU.
😳
Qué???


IKYN .... I Kid You Not 😉
Well...there you go! I wonder how you pronounce it.... 🤔
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Camino Portugues, June 2019
OP can also mean Odd Putz sometimes on this forum.....

Instead of LOL, my Jamaican friends type DFL: Dead From Laugh.
 

NJohn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances May/June 2020
But what’s:

OTT FFS?
(hint - it involves no ‘bad language’ 😉)
OTT is usually “over the top” but for this group if could mean “on the trail”. Can’t figure out the non bad word version for FFS ?
 

chinacat

Veteran Member
OTT is usually “over the top” but for this group if could mean “on the trail”. Can’t figure out the non bad word version for FFS ?
Oops, sorry!
I’d meant to remove it. It was intended for @kazrobbo ... extra material, with which to flummox her tormentor 😉😄
I’ve PM’d her ... as I should have done in the first place ... my bad 🤭

It comes from an experiment used to illustrate how we tend to look for answers where we expect to find them.

It’s a sequence ....

OTT, FFS, ???, ??? ad infinitum ... literally! (big clue 😉)

They’re not TLAs

If you key them into Goggle (sic) it may come up with the answer ... I’ve never looked it up ...
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Camino Portugues, June 2019
Who knows what KU means? ;)
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
But what’s:

OTT FFS?
(hint - it involves no ‘bad language’ 😉)
Thanks for the PM & the answer Chinacat.
I won't reveal it here giving others the chance to solve it but it really does demonstrate how rigid in ways of thinking our brain can be. Also our line of thought on the 2nd grouping (FFS) is a sign of the times 😮 😇
I will definitely be hitting my cousin with it at the 1st opportunity...even if I have to create that opportunity!
Thanks again, this one is a gem.
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kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
Oops, sorry!
I’d meant to remove it. It was intended for @kazrobbo ... extra material, with which to flummox her tormentor 😉😄
I’ve PM’d her ... as I should have done in the first place ... my bad 🤭

It comes from an experiment used to illustrate how we tend to look for answers where we expect to find them.

It’s a sequence ....

OTT, FFS, ???, ??? ad infinitum ... literally! (big clue 😉)

They’re not TLAs

If you key them into Goggle (sic) it may come up with the answer ... I’ve never looked it up ...
Your choice of course Chinacat, but don't remove your post. Lots of people like a puzzle (I do...although yours defeated me!) & we all like a challenge (we're long distance walkers afterall). Your conundrum is an excellent demo of TOTB 😄 Thinking Outside The Box...a good brain re-trainer! 😊
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taigirl

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2019
I know I'm going to smack myself in the head when I find out 🤦‍♀️... but what does 'OP' stand for when referring to someone in a post? I gather the P is for pilgrim but what does the 'O' stand for? Is it 'Other' maybe?
Yes...I'm the person who always has to have 'text speak' explained to her... 🤭 YCLIU 😁
👣 🌏
Me too. Thanks for asking. I didn't know either.xxd
 

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