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Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 08 Jan 2009, 10:36
by Brian Johnston
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

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 19 Jul 2009, 14:22
by JAHS
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.

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 23 Jul 2009, 13:20
by Poppyseed
Well, this just goes to show that it isn't LDS unless it has an acronym! :D

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 14:04
by jeriboy
“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?

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 18:55
by Poppyseed
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?

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 19:29
by Katzpur
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.

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 21 Nov 2009, 13:53
by Konvert Kid
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Thank You, Thank You,
As a new member this is a life saver.
Thank You
Konvert Kid

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 06 Feb 2012, 06:19
by SilentDawning
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...

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 06 Feb 2012, 08:02
by doug
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.

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

Posted: 09 Jun 2012, 19:25
by deancatcat
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.