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JOJOGIRL Aug 8, 2007 06:05 AM

New to boards, what does "iso" mean? Any others I should know? Thanks in advance.

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    debbiel Aug 8, 2007 06:14 AM

    ISO = in search of

    1. Gio Aug 8, 2007 06:54 AM

      It took me several days to realize that MSP = Minneapolis/St. Paul. (D'oh)

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      1. re: Gio
        Jane A. Dec 28, 2007 02:12 PM

        I have to keep reminding myself that EMP (in Manhattan) is the restaurant Eleven Madison Park!

      2. Servorg Aug 8, 2007 07:16 AM

        NTIKO (Not That I Know Of).

        You can always google for these. Bookmark this site and you should be able to get translations for the ones you can't figure out:


        1. ElsieDee Aug 8, 2007 10:14 AM

          IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
          YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
          DC = Dining Companion/Dear Child
          DH = Dear/Darling Husband
          DW = Dear/Darling Wife

          Welcome to Chowhound!

          1. jfood Aug 8, 2007 10:35 AM

            also add some that jfood stared at for a while:

            IMHO - in my honest opinion
            WRT - with respect to

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            1. re: jfood
              ElsieDee Aug 8, 2007 11:32 AM

              *laughing* I always thought that IMHO meant "In My Humble Opinion," jfood. I'd not ever contemplated "Honest" - I like yours better.

            2. Gio Aug 8, 2007 05:28 PM

              Just thought of another one:
              FWIW = For What It's Worth.

              1. daveena Aug 8, 2007 05:59 PM

                Don't forget the most important one:

                XLB (xiao long bao)

                Also up there:

                CTM (chicken tikka masala)

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                1. re: daveena
                  ElsieDee Aug 9, 2007 10:06 AM

                  Oh, and CFS (Chicken Fried Steak!)

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                  chownewbie Dec 29, 2007 12:14 AM

                  HCFS: high fructose corn syrup

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                  1. re: chownewbie
                    Gio Dec 29, 2007 04:17 AM

                    BTW: By The Way, and the ever popular LOL: Laughing Out Loud.

                    1. re: Gio
                      sushigrade Dec 29, 2007 07:48 PM

                      How about BSAICR - bunch of stupid acronyms I can't remember. :) I can see a few of the more common ones, but if people are using things like XLB or NTIKO that's just plain odd and not helpful to most people. Are we too lazy to write mostly normal sentences?

                      IMHO ;)


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