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    Hello all.
    I've noticed many members using OP in their posts. I think I know what it means, but I also thought I could jump from a 170 foot bridge into a river as a "macho" stunt to celebrate my graduating from college and getting a spot in Officer's Candidate School heading for the Marine Corp. Needless to say, after a full year of recovery, loss of the commission and a very sore back, I look back and realize my decision was less than insightful, actually falling into the category of abject lunacy.
    So, just to be careful, could someone please inform me what OP means? Thank you.

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    Default Re: What does OP mean?

    Best of my understanding it is a reference to the Original Poster's OP comment / s.
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    Used two ways as "Original Post" and as "Original Poster". As in "I think the OP (Original Poster) was looking for advice" or "In the OP (Original Post) they were looking for advice".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Used two ways as "Original Post" and as "Original Poster". As in "I think the OP (Original Poster) was looking for advice" or "In the OP (Original Post) they were looking for advice".
    Thank you. Glad I asked as my guess was wrong.
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    There are a few internet-common things and some specific to this site. to the best of my recollection, YMMV is "your mileage may vary." "ICYMI" is "in case you missed it." OP, as has been mentioned, is "original poster" or "original post." NFI is "no financial interest." NSFW is "not suitable for work" for people who, say, watch stuff in the office. MAS/GAS/VAS is some specific instrument's Acquisition Syndrome (mandolin, guitar, violin). FWIW is "for what it's worth." MRW is "my reaction when." SMH is "smack my head." IMO or IMHO is "in my opinion" or "in my humble/honest opinion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi Gormley View Post
    There are a few internet-common things and some specific to this site. to the best of my recollection, YMMV is "your mileage may vary." "ICYMI" is "in case you missed it." OP, as has been mentioned, is "original poster" or "original post." NFI is "no financial interest." NSFW is "not suitable for work" for people who, say, watch stuff in the office. MAS/GAS/VAS is some specific instrument's Acquisition Syndrome (mandolin, guitar, violin). FWIW is "for what it's worth." MRW is "my reaction when." SMH is "smack my head." IMO or IMHO is "in my opinion" or "in my humble/honest opinion."

    OK, guys, what did I miss?
    TLDR; (too long, didn't read) :-)

    IIRC - I have no idea but I'm going to try to sound authoritative and/or have googled some stuff

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    ha! i just went back .. IIRC is "if i remember correctly."
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    OP is original post (#1) in a thread. Some people will use OP when referring to the individual that started a thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TonCommon View Post
    Hello all.
    I've noticed many members using OP in their posts. I think I know what it means, but I also thought I could jump from a 170 foot bridge into a river as a "macho" stunt to celebrate my graduating from college and getting a spot in Officer's Candidate School heading for the Marine Corp. Needless to say, after a full year of recovery, loss of the commission and a very sore back, I look back and realize my decision was less than insightful, actually falling into the category of abject lunacy.
    So, just to be careful, could someone please inform me what OP means? Thank you.

    Cheers,
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    YMMV (my favorite).
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    Not to be confused with Opie from Mayberry (though there are plenty of redheaded stepchildren who own mandolins hereabout)

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    I think my favorite OP is the last night half of
    V.S.O.P.!
    Aside from that, I’m not too fond of TLA or FLA in most applications (three letter or four letter abbreviations)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Trujillo View Post
    Not to be confused with Opie from Mayberry (though there are plenty of redheaded stepchildren who own mandolins hereabout)
    That's Mayberry RFD (RFD= Rural Free Delivery)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TonCommon View Post
    Thank you. Glad I asked as my guess was wrong.
    Ok, now you've got me wondering what your original guess was??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    Guess your question was answered but I certainly hope the story you told was fictional.
    Sorry to say, it is very true. Forced me to attend Grad school and, much to my dismay , become a College Administrator.
    "Stupid is as stupid does." OR "Of all the harm that ere I've done, Alas it was to none but me."
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    These cheat sheets keep getting longer and longer and if you go around to facebook, reddit, other mando/music forums, they all have little mini languages they use. Imaginge a guitar player visitng for firs ttime: "scroll envy", "blue chip envy", "MAS", "The Gil", "pinky chop" etc

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    If you grow your own, OP is "open pollinated", meaning the vegetable seeds you are buying were pollinated by bees and bugs, and some stray pollen from other plant varieties might influence the offspring. F1 is not necessarily an early Gibson, but a hybrid, an intentional cross between two strains of plants to get certain characteristics from the parent strains in the resulting progeny. For F1 you intentionally apply pollen from one plant strain to another.

    Why this long wandering off the path digression? Because I've been gardening almost as long as I've been playing mandolin, and while I know what OP means on the internet, there is that momentary, half-second mental stumble my brain goes through every time I see OP in a message and decide which one is being used.

    If that's too confusing, stop by my place, my OP and F1 'maters are coming in hot and heavy and we can discuss the merits of OP versus F1 versus the delightful F-2 I've been loaned whilst mucking down the best BLTs you've had in a while.
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    I kept getting email solicitations from my Wells Fargo bank suggesting I not suffer from FOMO any longer, and they could help me finance my dreams so I wouldn't be missing out. After about the 4th one I finally googled the term, and it means Fear of Missing Out. D'oh!

    I don't know who is dumber in this, me or the WF marketing department that assumes a 61 year-old man automatically knows this kind of jargon and would willingly dive deeper into debt.
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    Well Ted, YOLO.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Eschliman View Post
    I don't know who is dumber in this, me or the WF marketing department that assumes a 61 year-old man automatically knows this kind of jargon and would willingly dive deeper into debt.
    They lend money to elderly people? Nobody offered me money in years.
    More probably, the acronym is a discrete way to filter out potentially short-lived debtors...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Summers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 2TonCommon View Post
    Thank you. Glad I asked as my guess was wrong.
    Ok, now you've got me wondering what your original guess was??
    Yeah, I am wondering about that, too. It cannot be worse than the bridge you already told us about. Don't be shy.
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    FOMO does mean fear of missing out, unless you're a millennial, in which case it means fear of moving out (of your parents house)
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    one of my pet peeves at work are their many uses of acronyms, so I made up a few of my own spoken as words and then got to thinking why stop there, I could just make up my own language...my few co-workers and I use my word IRDGAF quite often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBFrench View Post
    ...my few co-workers and I use my word IRDGAF quite often...
    ...actually, it's listed on the Urban Dictionary.

    How about this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    ...actually, it's listed on the Urban Dictionary.
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