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Commonly Used Acronyms on Cruise Critic

 

HAL - Holland America Line

X - Celebrity Cruise Line

RCI or RCCL - Royal Caribbean International or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

CCL - Carnival Cruise Line

CC - Cruise Critic

DH - dear or darling husband (depending on mood "D" might stand for a based term *Grin*)

DW - dear or darling wife

DD - dear or darling daughter

DS - dear or darling son

DSiL - dear Son In Law

DDIL - dear Daughter In Law

MIL - Mother In Law

FIL - Father In Law

BF - Boy Friend

GF - Girl Friend

DF - Dear Fiancee or Dear Friend

SO - Significant Other

OP - Original Poster (i.e., the person who started the thread)

FOB - Friends of Bill W

FOD - Friends of Dorothy

IMO - in my opinion

IMHO - in my humble opinion

JMHO - just my humble opinion

YMMV - your mileage may vary (what happens to you may vary as what happens to me)

CD - cruise director

ACD - Assistant Cruise Director

SHOREX - Shore Excursion (office)

HM or HotMan - hotel manager

GRM - guest relations manager

NL - Neptune Lounge

SoE - Signature of Excellence (HAL's new Standards for their ships)

TA - Can stand for either Travel Agent or Transatlntic, depending upon the useage in a Post/Thread

PCC - Personal Cruise Consultant

FCD - Future Cruise Deposit (You pay this while on board a HAL ship)

FCC - Future Cruise Consultant (the person you pay the FCD to while on board ship)

OBC or SBC - On/Ship Board Credits

PG - Pinnacle Grill

MDR - Main Dining Room

AYWD - As You Wish Dining

M&G - Meet and Greet

FAQ - Frequently asked question

e-Docs - Electronic Documents

B2B - Back to Back cruises, usually on the same ship

IIRC - If I recall/remember correctly

TIA - thanks in advance

AFAIK - as far as I know

FWIW - for what it's worth

FYI - for your information

BTW - by the way

OTOH - on the other hand

IDK - I don't know

ROF - rolling on floor

ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my a** off

LOL - laughing out loud

VBEG - very big evil grin

GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike

IMCO - In my considered opinion

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IRL - In real life

ISO - In search of

JK - Just Kidding

JMHO - Just My Humble Opinion

JMO - Just My Opinion

OIC - Oh, I see!

OMG - Oh My Gosh! or OH MY GOD!!

OT - Off Topic

PITA - Pain in the “a**” (Use this if a board friend has gotten a little heavy handed with acronyms)

POV - Point of View

PTMM - Please tell me more

RE - Regarding

TMI - Too Much Information

TTYL - Talk To You Later

WB = Welcome Back

WRT - With Respect To

YMMV - Your miles may vary (Your view may be different than mine)

 

Joanie

Edited by Host Walt
Minor change in one definition

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A MILLION thanks for this.

 

I know what FOB really means (being one myself), but never heard of FOD. Will have to do research.

 

Thanks again so much for posting this. You're an angel!

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Who is Bill W? I saw this on the schedule like every day on my recent cruise but had no idea who he was or why he had so many friends? lol. Please enlighten me!

Edited by ariawoman

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Who is Bill W? I saw this on the schedule like every day on my recent cruise but had no idea who he was or why he had so many friends? lol. Please enlighten me!

Bill W. was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Bill W. was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

Ah OK. So was this a daily AA meeting, but in disguise, so to speak?

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From HAL's web site:

 

As You Wish ™ dining

 

As You Wish dining allows guests to choose from the best of both worlds - either traditional pre-set seating and dining times, or a completely flexible dining schedule at a number of different venues.

 

Main Dining Room: Holland America Lines' Main Dining Rooms offer deluxe dining at its best. The generous menu offers regional favorites, vegetarian options and Greenhouse Spa cuisine. The Daily Alternatives menu category allows guests to choose a simple presentation of fresh fish, chicken or a sirloin steak no matter what else is listed on the menu that evening.

 

One level of the two-tiered restaurant will offer a flexible/open dining service from 5:15 to 9 p.m. daily, and the other will host two seatings, an early and main seating. Guests with flexible seating may make reservations daily during a cruise up to 4 p.m. or simply walk up anytime during dining hours.

Edited by Linda&Vern

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FOD last I knew stood for Friends of Dorothy - as in Judy Garland (or so one theory has it) and is used by the many gay members on CC for meeting up with other gay members (as in any FOD on such and such cruise, or FOD meeting in the Lido...). Or so my 2x a year cruising friend who is also a FOD has told me.

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Commonly Used Acronyms on Cruise Critic

 

HAL - Holland America Line

X - Celebrity Cruise Line

RCI or RCCL - Royal Caribbean International or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

CCL - Carnival Cruise Line

CC - Cruise Critic

DH - dear or darling husband (depending on mood "D" might stand for a based term *Grin*)

DW - dear or darling wife

DD - dear or darling daughter

DS - dear or darling son

DSiL - dear Son In Law

DDIL - dear Daughter In Law

MIL - Mother In Law

FIL - Father In Law

BF - Boy Friend

GF - Girl Friend

DF - Dear Fiancee or Dear Friend

SO - Significant Other

OP - Original Poster (i.e., the person who started the thread)

FOB - Friends of Bill W

FOD - Friends of Dorothy

IMO - in my opinion

IMHO - in my humble opinion

JMHO - just my humble opinion

YMMV - your mileage may vary (what happens to you may vary as what happens to me)

CD - cruise director

ACD - Assistant Cruise Director

SHOREX - Shore Excursion (office)

HM or HotMan - hotel manager

GRM - guest relations manager

NL - Neptune Lounge

SoE - Signature of Excellence (HAL's new Standards for their ships)

TA - Can stand for either Travel Agent or Transatlntic, depending upon the useage in a Post/Thread

PCC - Personal Cruise Consultant

FCD - Future Cruise Deposit (You pay this while on board a HAL ship)

FCC - Future Cruise Consultant (the person you pay the FCD to while on board ship)

OBC or SBC - On/Ship Board Credits

PG - Pinnacle Grill

MDR - Main Dining Room

AYWD - As You Wish Dining

M&G - Meet and Greet

FAQ - Frequently asked question

e-Docs - Electronic Documents

B2B - Back to Back cruises, usually on the same ship

IIRC - If I recall/remember correctly

TIA - thanks in advance

AFAIK - as far as I know

FWIW - for what it's worth

FYI - for your information

BTW - by the way

OTOH - on the other hand

IDK - I don't know

ROF - rolling on floor

ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my a** off

LOL - laughing out loud

VBEG - very big evil grin

GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike

IMCO - In my considered opinion

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IRL - In real life

ISO - In search of

JK - Just Kidding

JMHO - Just My Humble Opinion

JMO - Just My Opinion

OIC - Oh, I see!

OMG - Oh My Gosh! or OH MY GOD!!

OT - Off Topic

PITA - Pain in the “a**” (Use this if a board friend has gotten a little heavy handed with acronyms)

POV - Point of View

PTMM - Please tell me more

RE - Regarding

TMI - Too Much Information

TTYL - Talk To You Later

WB = Welcome Back

WRT - With Respect To

YMMV - Your miles may vary (Your view may be different than mine)

 

Joanie

 

 

 

Here is a great website for internet acronyms:

www.gaarde.org/acronyms:)

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Thank you very much. I'm sure this is very usefull for people like me whom English is not the first language.

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can you tell me what pax means?

Thanks

 

pax=passengers in both cruise and airline terms they also use the term Souls.

 

As in Eurodam has 2,104 souls on board. I am not sure if they would add the term soul to the crew.

 

Joanie

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Teddy Bearer

Fat or Over weight Gay man with a Beard, or Hairly Chest

 

I was on a cruise with 300 TB's

What a hoot, I am a striaght (likes ladies) man with a beard, used to be slightly weight.

 

All the regular Mariners could not figure out what was going on, only down side was the cubs were clubbers and changed the dance music in the disco, and they had 900 reservations at the Pinicale Grill

 

Funnist line in the elevator, My Mom asked a Large single man "where is your teddy Bear"

 

He sighed, "he found a bigger bear, Now I am a little lost cub"

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pax=passengers in both cruise and airline terms they also use the term Souls.

 

As in Eurodam has 2,104 souls on board. I am not sure if they would add the term soul to the crew.

 

Joanie

Usually "souls on board" means passengers plus crew, so the E'dam would have 2,904 s.o.b. on a ship full at double occupancy.

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This list was sent to my DH by his internet BFF, in some misguided attempt to get him ready for his future golden years. If you qualify for Senior Discounts, these codes are for you! Please take this in the humorous spirit in which it's posted. :D:D

ATD: At The Doctor

BFF: Best Friend Farted

BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

CBM: Covered By Medicare

CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center

DWI: Driving While Incontinent

FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

FYI: Found Your Insulin

GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!

GHA: Got Heartburn Again

HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement

IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?

LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

LOL: Living On Lipitor

LWO: Lawrence Welk's On

OMMR: On My Massage Recliner

OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.

ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up

SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop

TTYL: Talk To You Louder

WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?

WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again

WTP: Where's The Prunes?

WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil

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ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up

 

My absolute favorite!!!

 

Thank You MightyQuinn!! Now I am WTFA!!:D:D

 

Joanie

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Yup, Joanie, ROFL...CGU is definitely my fave too. I think the alternate version of IMHO combined with WAITT is pretty good as well!

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Commonly Used Acronyms on Cruise Critic

 

HAL - Holland America Line

X - Celebrity Cruise Line

RCI or RCCL - Royal Caribbean International or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

CCL - Carnival Cruise Line

CC - Cruise Critic

DH - dear or darling husband (depending on mood "D" might stand for a based term *Grin*)

DW - dear or darling wife

DD - dear or darling daughter

DS - dear or darling son

DSiL - dear Son In Law

DDIL - dear Daughter In Law

MIL - Mother In Law

FIL - Father In Law

BF - Boy Friend

GF - Girl Friend

DF - Dear Fiancee or Dear Friend

SO - Significant Other

OP - Original Poster (i.e., the person who started the thread)

FOB - Friends of Bill W

FOD - Friends of Dorothy

IMO - in my opinion

IMHO - in my humble opinion

JMHO - just my humble opinion

YMMV - your mileage may vary (what happens to you may vary as what happens to me)

CD - cruise director

ACD - Assistant Cruise Director

SHOREX - Shore Excursion (office)

HM or HotMan - hotel manager

GRM - guest relations manager

NL - Neptune Lounge

SoE - Signature of Excellence (HAL's new Standards for their ships)

TA - Can stand for either Travel Agent or Transatlntic, depending upon the useage in a Post/Thread

PCC - Personal Cruise Consultant

FCD - Future Cruise Deposit (You pay this while on board a HAL ship)

FCC - Future Cruise Consultant (the person you pay the FCD to while on board ship)

OBC or SBC - On/Ship Board Credits

PG - Pinnacle Grill

MDR - Main Dining Room

AYWD - As You Wish Dining

M&G - Meet and Greet

FAQ - Frequently asked question

e-Docs - Electronic Documents

B2B - Back to Back cruises, usually on the same ship

IIRC - If I recall/remember correctly

TIA - thanks in advance

AFAIK - as far as I know

FWIW - for what it's worth

FYI - for your information

BTW - by the way

OTOH - on the other hand

IDK - I don't know

ROF - rolling on floor

ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my a** off

LOL - laughing out loud

VBEG - very big evil grin

GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike

IMCO - In my considered opinion

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IRL - In real life

ISO - In search of

JK - Just Kidding

JMHO - Just My Humble Opinion

JMO - Just My Opinion

OIC - Oh, I see!

OMG - Oh My Gosh! or OH MY GOD!!

OT - Off Topic

PITA - Pain in the “a**” (Use this if a board friend has gotten a little heavy handed with acronyms)

POV - Point of View

PTMM - Please tell me more

RE - Regarding

TMI - Too Much Information

TTYL - Talk To You Later

WB = Welcome Back

WRT - With Respect To

YMMV - Your miles may vary (Your view may be different than mine)

 

Joanie

 

For every family member, there is a "dear" or "darling" prefix (DW, DH, DD, DS, DBIL, DSIL, etc), BUT there is not such thing for Mother-in-Law. Is there a reason for this? :D

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This list was sent to my DH by his internet BFF, in some misguided attempt to get him ready for his future golden years. If you qualify for Senior Discounts, these codes are for you! Please take this in the humorous spirit in which it's posted. :D:D

 

ATD: At The Doctor

BFF: Best Friend Farted

BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

CBM: Covered By Medicare

CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center

DWI: Driving While Incontinent

 

FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

FYI: Found Your Insulin

GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!

GHA: Got Heartburn Again

HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement

IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?

 

LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

LOL: Living On Lipitor

LWO: Lawrence Welk's On

OMMR: On My Massage Recliner

OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.

ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up

SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop

 

TTYL: Talk To You Louder

WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?

WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again

WTP: Where's The Prunes?

WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil

 

OMG!!! I just got onthecomputer b/c I cannpt sleep. Read these and now I am totally up. You made me LMAO!!!! Now if I can just RTA (remember these acronyms) I can make it!! LOL Thanks!

Edited by Dreamakermom
I blended a bunch of words. DHMGO (don't have my glasses on)

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I always heard the acronym for Mother-in-law was EMIL. E=evil. :p

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I wonder what's the longest sentence someone can make using only acronyms? Or acronyms with only a few connecting real words? Maybe I shouldn't ask.

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