Iks Common Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations
The following "Common Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations" are likely to be used in dKos and dKosopedia.
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Number or symbol
Marks the end of a passage characterized by the attitude or approach specified by [term]. For instance, </sarcasm> would indicate the previous lines are to be read as sarcastic. From the standard HTML syntax for closing a tag.
As Far As I Know
A nonsense filler word used as a subject for posts. Apparently the first letters you learn to type on a Qwerty keyboard. For the very keen, try asdf.com. (DemFromCT, skiddie)
B - F
"For what it's worth"
Abbreviation for "paragraph" used by weblog authors. Frequently: a paragraph cut from a newspaper article's online equivalent and pasted into a weblog entry as a blockquote. (EphemeralNotion)
I am not a lawyer. Can be extended to any area of expertise, i.e. IANAD (I am not a Deaniac) usually appended with a large BUT, before someone gives you their views on an area that is out side of their area of expertise.
If I recall correctly. This is often not capitalized, and it means that the fact given beforehand is a recollection from a while back and that the author is unsure of its factual accuracy. Not to be confused with IRC, a chat program.
In my [humble/honest] opinion
It's OK If You're a Republican. Meaning some action which, if it were attached to a Democrat, would be cause for a firestorm of outrage, but not when committed by a Republican. See "Herr Gropenfuhrer".
In Real Life
Just Kidding. Previous comment was in jest.
Laugh out loud
A newbie - Usually a dirisive term for a poster who has violated the standard operating procedure of the board or blog.
On the other hand
Problem Exists Between Chair And Computer.
Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off. It is possible to omit some of the letters and still be intelligible - witness LMAO or ROFL.
Read The F___ing Article.
Read The F___ing Manual. Common response to requests for assistance when reading the documentation would reveal the answer.
S - V
What the F___?
Your Mileage May Vary. From car ads that advertise gas mileage but included this qualifier. Usually following a personal anecdote that might not hold for all cases. (pyrrho)