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    Talking Noone said

    I'm surprised noone said FUBAR.

    F***** Up Beyond All Repair
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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    Brian Mensching

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    SWTMMAAARITWMW--Spent Way Too Much Money Again And Am Really In Trouble With My Wife!
    Regards,
    Barry Smithson

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    NSOMB - No Slaw On My BBQ

    Mark Campbell
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    BD

    (already been there, done that, know everything about it, so kill the post) BBQ Drivel

    -dw
    Last edited by Danny; 03-10-2008 at 05:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8thILCavalry
    I'm surprised noone said FUBAR.

    F***** Up Beyond All Repair
    And let us not forget SNAFU: "Situation Normal -- All "Fouled" Up"

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8thILCavalry
    I'm surprised noone said FUBAR.

    F***** Up Beyond All Repair

    It's also thought of as "F***** Up Beyond All Recognition"

    Anyway not a period expression, it's a 20th century thing, and so is SNAFU "Situation Normal, All F***** Up" .

    - Dan Wykes

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    Default It's not family friendly either

    BOHICA is one of my favorites.
    Roger "Rog" Johns

    ...you end up with Outpost 2007, which featured one handed mounted cav carbine firing whilst on the move...a CSA cav charge against an inf company that resulted in some captured feds (and we didn't even get to eat the presumably shredded horses)...company's manuevering as seperate battalions...a waste of ammo powder burning night fight. - RJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis
    BOHICA is one of my favorites.
    LAGNAF is one of my favorites.

    BTW (and not directed at Mempiss at all) this thread isn't about 'period' acronyms.....it's about Reenactor argot.

    So Remember....
    We went to a SPEBSQSA concert.
    and
    YCSAIYSOYA
    RJ Samp
    Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
    "But in the end, it's the history, stupid. If you can't document it, forget about it. And no amount of 'tomfoolery' can explain away conduct that in the end makes history (and living historians) look stupid and wrong. "

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    Default CDVs

    One that had me stumped for months when I started reading posts here was CDV - Carte D'Visite = low cost reproduction photographs which were printed on card stock paper a little larger than visiting cards (which is what the name means in French).

    Before this, when you had your image "struck" (picture taken) the image was on tin or glass, it was a relatively expensive process and when you were done you had only the single image.

    Just before our time period the process of commercial photography evolved so that you could have CDVs made, and have multiple copies for very little money. It became common to have your picture taken and send copies to families and friends. Because of this, we have many more pictures of more ordinary people (and soldiers) available as documentation.

    Hope that's helpful,
    Karin Timour
    Period Knitting -- Socks, Sleeping Hats, Balaclavas
    Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society
    Email: Ktimour@aol.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarinTimour
    One that had me stumped for months when I started reading posts here was CDV - Carte D'Visite = low cost reproduction photographs which were printed on card stock paper a little larger than visiting cards (which is what the name means in French).

    Before this, when you had your image "struck" (picture taken) the image was on tin or glass, it was a relatively expensive process and when you were done you had only the single image.

    Just before our time period the process of commercial photography evolved so that you could have CDVs made, and have multiple copies for very little money. It became common to have your picture taken and send copies to families and friends. Because of this, we have many more pictures of more ordinary people (and soldiers) available as documentation.

    Hope that's helpful,
    Karin Timour
    Period Knitting -- Socks, Sleeping Hats, Balaclavas
    Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society
    Email: Ktimour@aol.com
    FFV

    First Families of Virginia
    RJ Samp
    Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
    "But in the end, it's the history, stupid. If you can't document it, forget about it. And no amount of 'tomfoolery' can explain away conduct that in the end makes history (and living historians) look stupid and wrong. "

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