I do not text. I do not tweet. I don't often get on Facebook. But I do know a few common texting shortcuts and acronyms. Mostly because my bosses friends use them in regular emails, but also because much of the electronic slang has become mainstream.
TMI. (Too Much Information) LOL. (Laughing Out Loud) MIL. (Mother-in-Law) FAQ. (Frequently Asked Questions) TOS. (Terms of Service)
I recently noticed a new combination of capital letters I did not recognize on Ravelry, so I had to look it up. The list of acronyms and newly coined words and terms wasn't too long, so I read the entire thing. I feel as if I went back to school and earned a new degree in language!!! This was fun!
I've always known I'm bicraftual. (I knit and crochet, and sometimes including both art forms together in one project.) I learned I also CIP. (Crochet In Public) (I also KIP, but I already knew that acronym.)
I've also known for ages I have WIPs. Work in Progress. Lots and lots of Work in Progress.
Since I was a child, my favorite way of correcting a knitting booboo has been to drop and pull out necessary stitches and use a crochet hook to work back up to the knitting needles correctly. But if the mistake was in the same unfinished row , I would unknit back to the owie and redo it. Now I learn that process has a name: tink. Which is "knit" spelled backwards. Who knew?!?
I have PIGS! I have lots and lots and lots of PIGS! (Projects In Grocery Sacks)
I LOVE PIGS!
And yes, one day I'll finish all my WIPs...
Unfortunately, I also have lots of PSYs. (Projects Seeking Yarn)
My basement (yarn and quilt fabric) and my (THREE) thread shelves are SABLE. (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy)
I also learned there's a name for what happens when I write too much, which, according to my dad, happens a bit too much. TL:DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)
My dad had another name for it. Typographical Diarrhea. Or TD. Not to be confused with touchdown. I don't know if I like my dad's description. And I don't think I'm going to shoot a photo to illustrate his humor. No, I'm not going to crochet it either!