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Do you realize that people outside your field may not understand them? I don't expect everybody to know what automotive acronyms like, for example, MIL, PCM, ECT or DPFE* mean. Say what you mean.

*Malfunction Indicator Lamp, Powertrain Control Module, Engine Coolant Temperature, Delta Pressure Feedback EGR (which in turn is Exhaust Gas Recirculation).

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Yes, but they have to go to the ATM machine* first.

*Automated Teller Machine machine



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Ha ha!

I remember years ago talking with my dad and his second wife about the kind of work I did, when I mentioned in passing, "hard disk crash."

The two of them looked at me with blank stares, as if I had just nuclear energy or something.

It was then I realized that one has to make sure one is aware of the listener's knowledge level about the subject matter at hand!




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I have ranted on this subject myself. Many on this forum are guilty.
 
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From another thread, and what inspired this:
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HACCP



It has something to do with food safety. But nobody outside the food service industry knows what it means. It could have been a division of the NAACP for all I knew. Razz
 
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I have ranted on this subject myself. Many on this forum are guilty.


As have I, and thank you egregore for bring it up again.

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Do you realize that people outside your field may not understand them? {snip} Say what you mean.


Amen, brother. Amen.
At the very least, write it out once at the beginning of your post and then abbreviate afterward.




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Yes, but they have to go to the ATM machine* first.

*Automated Teller Machine machine
Like 'PIN Number' ...



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Thank you for bringing this up. It can be annoying when there are so many acronyms.
 
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Totally agree with OP. It's not the everyday jargons and acronyms, but the ones in the specialized fields that should be spelled out, at least initially.
 
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MIL, PCM, ECT and DPFE

Motorvehicle Improperly Licensed or.......... Mother In Law
Pan Cover is Mounted or.............................. Politically Correct Mutant
Electronically Controlled Transmission or... Every Cat has Tits
Deep Pothole FUBARed Everything or.......... Did Peter Forget Everything or......... Do People Fart Everyday




 
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During one of our never ending stream of regulatory audits one auditor got a little panicky while reviewing downtime entries in our maintenance database where the cause of a pallet jam in the process was "due to POOP causing pallet to jam at PRS264".

POOP is was technician shorthand for "Parts Out Of Pallet" which will sometimes catch on the proximity sensors that track pallet movement though the machine and cause the pallet to jam.



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ATM *

*Automated Teller Machine


Glad you clarified that, because I understand that acronym has a totally different meaning in the porn industry.
 
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I use a few in my work.

SFT: Special Fucking Tool (for polite company, Super Friendly Tool; refers to a specialized tool for a particular operation on a particular vehicle)

RTFB: Read the Fucking Book

"New" stands for Never, Ever Worked (referring to a faulty or damaged new part). Variation on the theme: "'N-e-w' doesn't always spell 'good.'"

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