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Old 01-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Acronym Decoder

I am a school teacher, so I am used to my share of acronyms: IEP, SST, DLP, ILP, etc. Nonetheless, when the majority of the posters insist on using acronyms for every single attraction, restaurant, and hotel, even I can become overwhelmed. Is there an acronym decoder, or list somewhere on these boards? If not, perhaps the web masters of these boards could design one.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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Is there an acronym decoder, or list somewhere on these boards?
Here's one: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1660743

Here's another: http://allears.net/tp/abrev.htm

There are undoubtedly many others.

I wish people would limit their use of such acronyms to the obvious ones, such as the major theme parks and resort hotels at Walt Disney World.

When people use two-, three-, or four-letter acronyms to refer to obscure Disney retail locations or restaurants because they can't bother to type a few complete words, I'm not going to rack my brain or perform Google searches to figure out what they meant. I assume they don't really want answers to their questions, and they don't really want to help people who are planning Disney vacations, but are not unfamiliar with the hundreds of acronyms that tend to be used on DISboards.

There's also the issue of ambiguous acronyms that can mean different things. EE can be Expedition Everest, or Early Entry, or Emerald Executive (National Car Rental). And for readers who are not familiar with Expedition Everest, Early Entry, and Emerald Executive, the acronym EE is completely meaningless.

If people write about riding SM at MK, do the mean Splash Mountain or Space Mountain?

Can you order a BLT at the TOTWL at BLT?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Horace Horsecollar. Your information was very helpful. Glad to see I am not the only one feeling frustrated by the excessive use of acronyms on these boards.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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Here's one: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1660743

Here's another: http://allears.net/tp/abrev.htm

There are undoubtedly many others.

I wish people would limit their use of such acronyms to the obvious ones, such as the major theme parks and resort hotels at Walt Disney World.

When people use two-, three-, or four-letter acronyms to refer to obscure Disney retail locations or restaurants because they can't bother to type a few complete words, I'm not going to rack my brain or perform Google searches to figure out what they meant. I assume they don't really want answers to their questions, and they don't really want to help people who are planning Disney vacations, but are not unfamiliar with the hundreds of acronyms that tend to be used on DISboards.

There's also the issue of ambiguous acronyms that can mean different things. EE can be Expedition Everest, or Early Entry, or Emerald Executive (National Car Rental). And for readers who are not familiar with Expedition Everest, Early Entry, and Emerald Executive, the acronym EE is completely meaningless.

If people write about riding SM at MK, do the mean Splash Mountain or Space Mountain?

Can you order a BLT at the TOTWL at BLT?
good one! Challenge accepted. I will limit the acronyms in my posts to the major parks and resorts.
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