Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

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Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by Brian Johnston » 08 Jan 2009, 10:36

Mormons have their own peculiar lingo at church. Just like in the real world, the virtual world of Mormons on the internet has its own set of acronyms, abbreviations and special terms. I am listing two good references here for people who want to look them up.

Short list posted at New Order Mormon: http://forum.newordermormon.org/viewtopic.php?t=7468
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Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by JAHS » 19 Jul 2009, 14:22

RULDS?

I read the BofM,
I study the D&C,
I peruse the KJV,
back it up with JST.
My son's at BYU,
at the MTC,
They used to call it LTM
when I was young like he.
I collected for SME,
while in the BSA.
My wife who's in RS,
teaches YM/YW in MIA.
Today in BYC,
We planned for EFY.
I stayed a little later,
and had a HT PPI.
I listened to some MoTab,
I found at the DI.
then I washed my Gs,
after FHE we had pie.
Now if you've understood,
this alphabetic mess.
Chances are quite good,
that you are LDS.

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Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by Poppyseed » 23 Jul 2009, 13:20

Well, this just goes to show that it isn't LDS unless it has an acronym! :D
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Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by jeriboy » 02 Aug 2009, 14:04

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” --old Chinese proverb


What about those of us who have it stuck in reverse?

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Post by Poppyseed » 02 Aug 2009, 18:55

jeriboy wrote:“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” --old Chinese proverb


What about those of us who have it stuck in reverse?
:D ummm.....Watch out for cliffs?
“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” --old Chinese proverb

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Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by Katzpur » 02 Aug 2009, 19:29

Seriously, I appreciated this info, and especially the list from the New Order Mormon link. I was just about to admit that I had given up on knowing what a TBM was and admit my ignorance when I saw this thread.
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." ~Rudyard Kipling ~

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Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by Konvert Kid » 21 Nov 2009, 13:53

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Thank You, Thank You,
As a new member this is a life saver.
Thank You
Konvert Kid

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Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by SilentDawning » 06 Feb 2012, 06:19

A term, while not uniquely Mormon that I wave not been able to find defined on the Internet is "low" -- Ray uses it a lot and I still don't know what it means...
"It doesn't have to be about the Church (church) all the time!" -- SD

"Stage 5 is where you no longer believe the gospel as its literally or traditionally taught. Nonetheless, you find your own way to be active and at peace within it". -- SD

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

My introduction: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1576

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Post by doug » 06 Feb 2012, 08:02

SilentDawning wrote:A term, while not uniquely Mormon that I wave not been able to find defined on the Internet is "low" -- Ray uses it a lot and I still don't know what it means...
It's an "I". "IOW" = in other words.
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also. -- Mark Twain

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Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Post by deancatcat » 09 Jun 2012, 19:25

What happened to MST? Or BMW? I was told about the MST when we first went to church 10 years ago and everyone was late, including the bishops wife and kids. Then when I was told everyone had BMW's I was like what is that? Big Mormon Wagon. So all three of our cars: small commuter toyota echo with license plates SMW4LDS - small mormon wagon 4 LDS, our medium size car has MMW4 LDS and the SUV BMW4LDS. Yep, my husband loves it. :) LOL.
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