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

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

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      1. re: Gio

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

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

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          1. 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

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

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

              1. 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

                  Oh, and CFS (Chicken Fried Steak!)

                  1. re: chownewbie

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

                    1. re: Gio

                      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 ;)