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ACRONYMS...What do they mean?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by LarryHerbert, Mar 26, 2020 at 5:14 AM.

  1. LarryHerbert

    LarryHerbert Adventurer

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    Is there a forum to inform riders of the various rides by using a full name instead of an acronym? TAT, MABDR, etc etc....they all sound so great but are they for me? I would like to see something like: EFFSR'S (Easy Fun for Senior Riders):rofl:clap.

    Someone help, please.
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  2. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Yes. It's called Google.

    Just add a clarifier. For example, in the Google search box for TAT, insert "TAT motorcycle meaning"
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  3. boulet_boulet

    boulet_boulet Been here awhile

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    What an excellent idea. For a long time I have been considering starting a crowdsourced glossary for the site, kind of an ADV Urban Dictionary thread, but just haven't gotten around to it. Getting past the orientation phase of participating on this forum can be a challenge when so many people use shorthand.
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  4. boulet_boulet

    boulet_boulet Been here awhile

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    That's not always helpful. "205'd", "PO", "TOA" are all things that a Google search would not likely help with.
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  5. +venture

    +venture Adventurer

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    I’ll give a few a try.
    TAT - Transamerica trail
    PO - previous owner
    MABDR - Make A Big Dumb Response
    How am I doing so far? :rofl

    Can I blame current Isolation Therapy for my dopey reply?

    Thanks for asking OP (Original Poster), I often feel the same way.
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  6. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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  7. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Many of the acronyms are for big rides. Eakins has a great thread that lists links to each of these.

    Sometimes I get desperate and do refer to Google for the cell phone texting acronyms. YMMV
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  8. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    MABDR

    MID ATLANTIC
    back country disco route
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  9. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    NTTIAWWT
    not that there is anything wrong with that

    IMHO
    in my honest opinion

    AFAIK
    as far as I know
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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  11. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    All you need to know is FYYFF :imaposer
    Seems well used at times.
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  12. BUZZARD II

    BUZZARD II Old Geezer

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    As someone who lives in Virginia, need I say a mid Atlantic state. And near a certain well know dirt roaded route. I am offended by the slanderous meaning attached to a particular acronym.

    Let's spread this "humor" around and offend those west of the Mississippi.
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  13. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    I don't get it.
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  14. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Me neither. Guess it is something like the TWAT

    But I am also open to being amused by some irony
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  15. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    Sorry mate I didn’t see you
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