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  1. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Gentlemen, (and ladies?),

    I need some help from some of the more experienced Forums member and some of the multilingual members as well. There are two areas I'd love some aid.

    1) I'm compiling a little FAQ to help new members log-in, use avatars, and understand the abbreviations we all use here. Please post any acronyms or abbreviations that you may have seen here so no one is left in the dark. The regular ones are important, (ie. LOL & TY), but I'm looking for more of a WW2 base, (ie. AAR). Also please post any questions about the most confusing aspects of this board so I can elaborate if neccessary. This is what I have so far:

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    AAR = After action report
    AFAIK = As Far As I Know
    ASAP = As Soon As Possible
    ATHRH- According To His/Her Royal Highness
    BTW = By the way
    FWIW = For what its worth
    FYI = For Your Information
    HTH = Hope This Helps
    IMHO = In my humble/honest opinion
    IMO = In my opinion
    LMAO = Laugh My Ass Off
    LH = Living Historian (formely know as re-enactors)
    LOL = Laugh out loud
    MTPW = My Two Pennies Worth
    OOP = Out of print
    OTOH = On the Other Hand
    PC = Politically Correct
    ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing
    S! - Salute!
    TIA = Thanks In Advance
    WTF? = What the F***?
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    *note: I'm keeping the WW2 related acronyms in a file on my computer, there are too many to realistaically update here

    You can see the initial listing here:
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    http://ww2n.com/archives/acros.html
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    FAQ's

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    -How do i edit my posts posts?
    -How do i put a signature in my posts?
    -What is UBB code and how do i use it?
    -how do i quote directly from someone else's post?
    -How do i use private mail?
    -What are the "rules" of the forum? what not to do.
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    2) I'd need to know as many different ways to write the phrase "World War Two" in every language, including any accents, (I'm not going to say yet why I need this). Please don't write the number '2', (ie. World War 2 or World War II). I need to know how to write the entire phrase.

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    Anden Verdenskrig - danish
    2. Verdenskrig - danish

    Tweede Wereldoorlog - dutch

    World War Two - english
    World War II - english
    Second World War - english
    2nd World War - english

    Annar Heimsbardaga - faroese

    Deuxième Guerre Mondiale - french
    Seconde Guerre Mondiale - french

    Zweiten Weltkrieg - german

    Secondo Guerra Mondiale - italian

    Segunda Guerra Mundial - portugese

    Segunda Guerra Mundial - spanish
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    I will update/edit this post as I get new additions so check back here periodically to see what holes need to be filled

    [ 31 July 2002, 12:38 PM: Message edited by: Otto ]
     
  2. Ron

    Ron Member

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    LOL i don't remember any of those ever being used...oh well
    hmm the only acronym i can think of is "LOL" = Laugh Out Loud.
    Maybe some of these FAQ's would be good?

    How do i edit my posts posts?

    How do i put a signature in my posts?

    What is UBB code and how do i use it?

    how do i quote directly from someone else's post?

    How do i use private mail?

    What are the "rules" of the forum? what not to do.

    hmm thats all i can think of.
     
  3. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Thanks Ron, I appreciate the comments..
     
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    ASAP=As Soon As Possible
    LMAO=Laugh My Ass Off
    FYI=For Your Information
     
  5. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I can't believe I forgot those. I'm looking for some more WW2 related acronyms. I know there are more, but my thick skull won't let me remember! :mad:

    Thanks Pk!

    [ 24 May 2002, 12:31 AM: Message edited by: Otto ]
     
  6. Stevin

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    ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    HTH - Hope This Helps

    BIG DUH! Just read YOUR post Otto! Soz dude!

    Dutch

    World War 2 - Tweede Wereldoorlog

    HTH

    Stevin

    [ 24 May 2002, 07:52 PM: Message edited by: Stevin Oudshoorn ]
     
  7. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Thanks Stevin, the Dutch translation is great. Are there any accents or oomlauts, (sp?), in there?

    [ 24 May 2002, 05:51 AM: Message edited by: Otto ]
     
  8. Stevin

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    No, we don't do umlauts in Holland...only when we use German words...

    No additives to Tweede Wereldoorlog...

    BTW (By The Way) you're up early.... ;)
     
  9. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yes, lots to do today, and not mutch sleep. :( BTW, TY for the clarification, you got back to me ASAP.

    sorry, I'm just really tired...
     
  10. Mussolini

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    Hmm....

    The only one i can think of is BAR....but everyone knows what that is and it isnt used alot

    BAR = Browning Automatic Rifle
    WTF? = What the F***?

    Oh well...
     
  11. PzJgr

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    AT = Anti Tank
    ATR = Anti Tank Rifle
    PAK = German Anti Tank Gun
    MG = Machine Gun
    HMG = Heavy Machine Gun
    LMG = Light Maching Gun
    AFV = Armoured Fighting Vehicle
    HT = Half Track
    HE = High Explosive
    AC = Armoured Car
    APC = Armoured Personnel Carrier
    Definition of SS ranks and equivalents.( ie Sturmfuhrer = Leutenant)
    ETO = European Theater of Operation
    PTO = Pacific Theater of Operation
    Recce = Reconnaissance
    Pzjgr = Tank Killer [​IMG]
     
  12. Erich

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    German terms......

    Zweiten Weltkrieg

    Oblt........Oberleutnant
    Lt............Leutnant
    Hptm.......Hauptmann
    Uffz.........Unteroffizier
    Maj.........Major
    Fw..........Feldwebel

    Br Brilliants to the
    S Swords and Oakleaves
    EL Oakleaves
    RK Knights Cross
    KC English equivalent(knights Cross)
    RK (B) Knights Cross for bomber pilot
    RK (J) Knights Cross for fighter pilot
    RK (Z) Knights Cross for Zerstörer (destroyer) pilot
    DK German Cross in Gold (Deutsche Kreuz im Geld)
    EP Goblet of Honour

    JG Jagdgeschwader (Fighter wing)
    NJG Nachtjagdgeschwader (night figher wing)
    KG Kampfgeschwader (Bomber wing)

    Lw Luftwaffe
    MG machine gun

    Kdo Kommando Detachment
    Kdore Kommodre Commodore of a Geschwader
    Kdr Kommandeur Commander of a gruppe

    all for now, more to come.......

    E
     
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    German would be either:

    Zweiter Weltkrieg OR Der Zweite Weltkrieg
     
  14. Smoke286

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    Otto, let us never forget:
    ATHRH- According To His Royal Highness (or Her if one wishes to be PC)
    and theres another:
    PC- Politically Correct
    [​IMG]
     
  15. C.Evans

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    OOOOOOooooooooooooo No PC--NO PC...... Ooooooo I cant stand that term. Reminds me toooooo much of an arse like our ex-prez'dent--slick willy. :eek: :eek:

    Here are a few addit'nl ones 4 U Otto:

    FrKptn=Fregattenkapitan.
    KKptn= Korvettenkapitan--such as KKptn Wolfgang Luth :D
    Sttrfuh= Stosstruppfuhrer
    Stubafuh= Sturmbannfuhrer
    Ustfuh= Untersturmfuhrer
    Fuh= Fuhrer
    Uffz= Unteroffizier
    Rttm= Rittmeister
    Obgfr= Obergrfreiter
    Gefr= Gefreiter
    Feld= Feldwebel
    Fw= Feldwebel
    GFM= Generalfeldmarschall
    Genmaj= Generalmajor
    Genlt= Generalleutnant
    Gen der:
    = General der Panzertruppen
    = General der Pioneer
    = General der Infantry
    = General der Kavallerie
    = General der Artillerie
    = General der Gebirgetruppen
    etc.

    Kommanderendiergeneral (Sp?)= Commanding General
    PzJgr= Panzerjager
    StGefr= Stabsgefreiter = Staff Corporal.
    StFw= Stabsfeldwebel = Staff Sergeant.
    HptFw= Hauptfeldwebel. Kind of like a Sergeantmajor.
    GD= Grossdeutschland = Greater Germany
    FchJgr= Fallschirmjager
    Fj= Fallschirmjager
    Zug= Platoon
    Btn= Battalion, ex: PiBtn= Pioneer Battalion
    KP= Kompanie = Company
    Rgmt= Regimant
    Div= Division
    RiSh= Richtschutzen
    PakSh= PAK Schutze
    Kptn.z.S= Kapitan zur See
    (For Hitler)
    Grofaz= Grossterfeldherr aller ziechen (Sp?) Greatest Field Commander of all time, or something like that. Which was used as a private joke between German Officers.

    All I can think of for the moment. :D

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  16. Erich

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    Andreas......richtig ! I made a big mistake as I didn't include second world war in a sentance so I (P)......for pooped on myself.....sorry..should of dropped the n.

    I've got a huge amount of Luftwaffe technical terms, Otto is this of interest ? some abbreviated some not. This may be to confusing though.

    U --- Unterseeboot // check spelling ...... ?
    E --- enemy boat
    S --- Schnellboot, when all used befor boat in context.

    E
     
  17. sommecourt

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    MTPW (My Two Pennies Worth! - very British :D )

    FRENCH

    World War 2 - Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale or 2GM

    or Seconde Guerre Mondiale

    I can supply some other French phrases if needed, as I live/work in France most of the time.
     
  18. Modus

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    OTOH - On the Other Hand
    IMHO - In my honest Opinion
    IMO - In my opinion
    S! - Salute!
    FWIW - For what its worth

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Stevin

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    FUBAR - F***** Up Beyond All Recognition

    SNAFU - Situation Normal All F***** Up

    I know there are more in this category...just don't know which ones...

    UDT - Underwater Demolition Team (WW2 forerunner of today's Navy Seals)

    LMF - Lack of Moral Fibre - Term used in RAF (and maybe other services) for individuals who couldn't take the strain and stress anymore of flying combat and were posted away due to 'LMF'...(note, off topic: This, in hindsight, seems rather cruel, if you know these people were demoted and given the shittiest of jobs. I know, different times,...but still. Does anybody know how the Americans dealt with cases like these and how it was looked upon? Mod.: Do move this post if you see the need...)

    And Otto, sorry for that BIG steel plate in front of my face with regards to my earlier post in this thread... :rolleyes: And same to you Erich...See what you get with 'selective reading'...Guess I should get my money back for that speed reading course....

    [ 24 May 2002, 08:01 PM: Message edited by: Stevin Oudshoorn ]
     
  20. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Wow, incredible response, and all very good contribution, thanks everyone.

    Let me clarify a little more what I'm looking for. I'm going to use all of this information, but the acronyms I'm looking for are the ones that are forum specific. I think the Modus and Smoke have hit closest to what I'm looking for right now; forums specific acronyms. The other acronyms I'm going to compile a little later in another list alogether and file in the archives.

    Now I just need more translation of 'World War Two'

    Thanks guys!

    Erich, the 'Der' isn't neccesary for what I'm going with this, I don't need to use any of these phrases in a sentence, I just need the name of the conflict. Thanks for covering both areas though. [​IMG] I would love to get my hands on that list of Luftwaffe technical terms you were talking about. After I'm make this "WW2 Forums Guide" I plan to compile a massive list of such term and abbreviations. Sort of a one-stop-shop for research purposes.

    [ 25 May 2002, 11:08 AM: Message edited by: Otto ]
     
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