FOA (or "figuring out acronyms")

Submitted by tasnyder01 on April 30th, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen of the board, I come to you today with great need. We newcomers do not truly understand the great acronyms utilized in this very place -- we may know a few, but not yet all. please, ye intelligent ones, further the understanding of us ignoramuses. mostly tounge in cheek, but seriously, its offseason time. . . Those of you who know what AFAIK, SIAP, UFR, etc. mean, please elaborate to those who don't. MODS: if this becomes diary-worthy, move it. I'm not really sure it'll be so, so for the time being, I'm placing it here.

Comments

UMFootballCrazy

May 1st, 2013 at 12:32 PM ^

Meta is a Greek preposition meaning "above", "beyond", "along with" and has come to be used in internet parlance to mean a discussion about the "situation" (German sitz im leben) within which a discussion is taking place.  Instead of simply discussing football, or recruiting or some such, a person starts to get reflective on the nature of football blogs or about blogging itself or about the nature of online interactions.  Meta discussions are a discussion of the things "beyond" or "along with" the discussion we are actually having.  Generally they are to be avoided like the plague.  People here just want to talk football and have little interest in what all of their football talk means or how it is situated within our social historical landscape.

UMFootballCrazy

May 1st, 2013 at 12:38 PM ^

I hate to be a stickler, but the OP is not a meta discussion.  A meta discussion would have entered into a dailectic about the use of acronyms, their value and purpose.  Why do we use them?  Do they enhance communication?  Are they meant to create the impression that there is an inner circle of people who understand all the acronyms and the rest are left on the outside looking in?  Is having a discussion like this in fact a revolutionary act to break open the hegemony of the long time posters who understand all?  Is this the act of a defiant nooB who does not know his place?

Those are meta topics.

MikeCohodes

May 1st, 2013 at 1:59 PM ^

I was (and probably the other posters as well) attempting to define the term in the way that it is used here on mgoblog.com, I was not trying to give the textbook answer.  Here on the boards, any forum topic with META in the title refers to the blog itself.  appreciate the insightful info though! #themichigandifference

Hardware Sushi

April 30th, 2013 at 7:17 PM ^

Not as frequent as the previously listed ones:

FWIW : For What It's Worth

OTOH : On The Other Hand

EDSBS : Every Day Should Be Saturday, an SEC-centric national blog

UV : Unverified Voracity

NRB : No Reason Boner

HERM : Hyperadvanced Espionage Robot Man, a terminator-like sentient being sent from the future to gather market research and focus group information by Dave Brandon under the ruse of being a neophyte internet user with a Walt Kowalski temperment

WingsNWolverines

April 30th, 2013 at 5:52 PM ^

Is the acronym we use to describe a site where Sparty comic relief can be found. It's got quite a few jems with some serious green and white morons in meltdown and obsession mode regarding Michigan most of the time.

MGoGrendel

April 30th, 2013 at 8:18 PM ^

I get the big dunk at the end of the game --> Game = game over.   What does "Blouses" mean?  (I'm guessing it has something to do with the uniform).  Thanks!

MGoGrendel

April 30th, 2013 at 8:18 PM ^

I get the big dunk at the end of the game --> Game = game over.   What does "Blouses" mean?  (I'm guessing it has something to do with the uniform).  Thanks!

MGoGrendel

April 30th, 2013 at 8:18 PM ^

I get the big dunk at the end of the game --> Game = game over.   What does "Blouses" mean?  (I'm guessing it has something to do with the uniform).  Thanks!

Victor Hale II

April 30th, 2013 at 8:59 PM ^

Doomed To Fail. This one is so annoying to me. I've had so many chicks I was trying to hook up with text me that they're "DTF". Why would they admit they're losers like that? It's a total turn-off, especially when I really just mostly want one who's down to fuck. Women....I'll never understand them.

MaizeMN

April 30th, 2013 at 9:26 PM ^

LNA = lesser known acronym

BHPR = Brady Hoke poops rainbows

DSIAD = Drew Sharpe is a douche.

BKFI = BK Finest it

HTTVFBMBBMHF = Hail To The Victors Football Men's Basketball Men's Hockey Funded

GB! = GO BLUE!