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      03-15-2008, 10:56 AM   #23
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I can't count the number of people that I have met that thought BMW stood for "British Motor Works."


Actually, it's Bayerische Motoren Werke, but the US likes to say Bavarian Motor Works. Call us crazy...

And I've heard it called everything under the sun, including Burns My Wallet, Beckoning My Wake, Becoming Mod Wealthy, Brings Many Women, etc...
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LOL- laughing out loud jk

IIRC if i recall correctly

FTW - for the win

FTMFW - for the muther f**king win

FTL -for the loss

+1 - I agree

PIITB - put it in the butt
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1337 - From the word Leet, derived from the word elite
2 - too, or to
4 - For
A C? - AH! SI?
AFAICR/S/T - As far as I can recall / remember / see / tell
AFAIK - As far as I know
AFK - Away from keyboard
ASAP - As soon as possible
ASL - Age / sex / location
ATEOTD - At The End of the Day
ATM - At the moment
AWOL - Absent Without (Official) Leave
AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) - w:All your base are belong to us
B2B - Business to Business
BBIAB - Be back in a bit
BBQ - Barbecue. OMG WTF BBQ.
BBL/BBS - Be back later / shortly / soon
BCNU - Be seein' you
BFF - Best Friends Forever
blog - Also known as web log or an online journal
BOFH - Bastard operator from hell
bot - Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software
BRB - Be right back
BSOD - Blue Screen of Death
BTDT - Been there done that
BTW - By the way
bump - backronym for "Bring Up My Post"
CU - See you (later)
CYA - See ya OR Cover Your Ass
DFTT - Don't feed the trolls
DIAF - Die in a fire
DILLIGAF/D/S - Does it look like I give a flip / fuck / damn / shit
DND - Do not disturb
DOA - Dead on arrival.
EOF - End of File
EOM - End of Message
EOL - End of Life. End of Line.
EQ - EverQuest
ETA - Estimated time of arrival
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s)
FFS - For fuck's sake
flamer - Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll.
FMCDH - From My Cold Dead Hands
FOAD - Fuck off and die
FOAF - Friend of a friend
FTL - For the loss
FTW - For the win
FU - Fuck you
FUBAR - Fucked up beyond all recognition
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
FWIW - For what it's worth
FYI - For your information
GBTW - Get back to work
GF - Great/good fight
GFU - Good for you
GFY - Go fuck yourself
GG - Good game,
GGS - Good games
GJ - Good job
GMTA - Great minds think alike
Godwin's Law - Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
gratz - Congratulations
GTFO - Get the fuck out
GTG or G2G - 'Got to go' or 'Good to go'
GR - Good Race
HAND - have a nice day
HF - Have fun
haxor or H4x0r (1337) - Hacker
HTH - Hope this / that helps
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IBTL - In before the lock
IDK - I don't know
IONO - I don't know
IIRC - If I recall / remember correctly
IIUC - If I understand correctly
IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO/IMAO - In my (humble / honest / not so humble / arrogant) opinion
IOW - In other words
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRL - In real life
ITYM - I Think You Mean
IWSN - I want sex now
IYKWIM - If you know what I mean[12]
jaggy - aliased computer graphics
JAS - Just a sec
JK or j/k - Just kidding, or joke
k or kk - OK
KISS - Keep it simple stupid.
KOS - Kill on sight
KTHX - OK, thanks
KTHXBAI - OK, thanks, goodbye,
L8R - Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as L8ER
lamer - A know-nothing, one who is lame.
leet - Often spelled as l33t or 1337. It originally meant elite
LFG - Looking for group
LFM - Looking for more
LMAO - Laughing my ass off
LMFAO - Laughing my fucking ass off
LMIRL - Let's meet in real life.
LMK - Let me know
LOL - Laughing out loud, laugh out loud[13]
LTNS - Long time no see
MMORPG, MMO - Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
MOTD - Message of the day
MTFBWY - May The Force be with you
MUD - Multi-User Dungeon
MUSH - Multi-User Shared Hallucination
MYOB - Mind your own business
M8 - Mate
N1 - Nice one,
NE1 - "Anyone"
n00b - An inexperienced user of a system or game, or an annoying person
NIFOC - Naked In Front Of Computer
NM - (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message,
NP - No problem
NSFW - Not safe for work
NVM, NVMD, or nm - Nevermind, not much
O RLY - Oh really?
OIC - Oh, I see
OFN - Old freaking news
OMG - Oh my god
OMFG - Oh my fucking god
OMGWTF - Oh my God what the fuck/>
OMW - On my way or Oh my word
ONOZ - Oh, no
OP - Original poster / Operator / Outpost
OS - Operating system
OT - Off topic
OTOH - On the other hand
OTP - On the phone or One true pairing or On The Piss
P2P - Peer to peer, or pay to play
PAW - Parents are watching
PEBKAC/PEBCAK - Problem exists between keyboard and chair
ping - From the popular network monitoring tool
PITA - Pain in the arse / ass
PLMK - Please let me know
PMSL - Pissing myself laughing
POS - Piece of shit, or parent over shoulder.
POTS - Plain old telephone service
POV - Point of view[12]
PL - Powerleveling, used in online games
PPL - People[12]
PTKFGS - Punch the Keys For God's Sake
pr0n - Intentional misspelling of porn
PW - Persistent World (gaming)
pwned - Intentional misspelling of owned
QFT - Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message
QWP - (texting) Quit Whining, Please. (gaming) equip v / equipment n.
RL - Real Life
RMS - Ride me sideways
ROFL/ROTFL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing
ROFLMAO/ROTFLMAO - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off
ROFLMAOWPIMP/ROTFLMAOWPIMP - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off while peeing in my pants
ROFLOL/ROTFLOL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud
RSN - Real soon now (used sarcastically)
RTFB - Read the fucking binary (or book)
RTFS - Read the fucking source
RTFM/RTM - Read the (fucking) manual or reboot the (fucking) machine
SCNR - Sorry, could not resist
SFW - Safe for Work, see NSFW
sk8/sk8r/sk8er - skate/skater
smiley - Another name for emoticons
SMH - Shaking my head
SNAFU - Situation normal: all (fucked/fouled) up
SOHF - Sense of humor failure
STFU - Shut the fuck up
STFW - Search the fucking web
TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TBF - Time between failures
TBH - To be honest
TG - That's great
TGIF - Thank God it's Friday
THX/THNX, TNX or TX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks in advance
TINC - There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories
TMI - Too much information
TOOBS - Internets (refering to the internet as a series of tubes
TOS - Terms of service
TTBOMK - To the best of my knowledge
TTFN - Ta ta for now
TTYL - Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)
TY - Thank you
TYT - Take your time
TYVM - Thank you very much
U - You
UTFSE - Use the fucking search engine
w00t, w00T or WOOT - First two express exuberance, the last is a backronym for the term "We Own the Other Team".
W/ or W/O - With or without
WB - Welcome back
W/E - Whatever
WRT - With respect / regard to
WTB - Want to buy
WTF - What the fuck
WTG - Way to go
WTH - What the hell
WTS - Want to sell
WTT - Want to trade
WUG - What you got?
WUBU2 - What (have) you been up to?
WUU2 - What (are) you up to?
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get
W8 - Wait
YHBT - You have been trolled.
YKW - You know what?
YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
YTMND - You're The Man Now, Dog
YW - You're welcome.
YOYO - You're On Your Own.
YAGTOH - you are going to own him.
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Actually, it's Bayerische Motoren Werke, but the US likes to say Bavarian Motor Works. Call us crazy...

And I've heard it called everything under the sun, including Burns My Wallet, Beckoning My Wake, Becoming Mod Wealthy, Brings Many Women, etc...

Were not crazy, that's just the German to English translation.
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E92= 335i / 328i coupe

E90 = 335i / 328i sedan

E93 = 335 / 328 convertible
hey lets not narrow our options here...

E90 - 318i/320i/325i/328i/330i/335i/318d/320d/325d/330d/335d/325xi/328xi/330xd/330xi/335xi/M
Sedan/Saloon/Limousine

E91 - 318i/320i/325i/328i/330i/335i/318d/320d/325d/330d/335d/325xi/328xi/330xd/330xi/335xi
Touring/Estate

E92 - 320d/320i/325d/325i/325xi/328i/330d/330i/328xi/330xd/330xi/335d/335i/335xi/M
Coupe

E93 - 320i/325i/328i/330i/335i/320d/325d/330d/M
Convertible/Cabrio

Bold Font represent models available in these United States...surprising to see what Europe has available compared to the US, esp when its side by side like that...eh??
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hey lets not narrow our options here...

E90 - 318i/320i/325i/328i/330i/335i/318d/320d/325d/330d/335d/325xi/328xi/330xd/330xi/335xi/M
Sedan/Saloon/Limousine

E91 - 318i/320i/325i/328i/330i/335i/318d/320d/325d/330d/335d/325xi/328xi/330xd/330xi/335xi
Touring/Estate

E92 - 320d/320i/325d/325i/325xi/328i/330d/330i/328xi/330xd/330xi/335d/335i/335xi/M
Coupe

E93 - 320i/325i/328i/330i/335i/320d/325d/330d/M
Convertible/Cabrio

Bold Font represent models available in these United States...surprising to see what Europe has available compared to the US, esp when its side by side like that...eh??

Yeah and you can get ///M-sport package on non-M cars there too.
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