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      Emoticon Symbols for E-mail:
      :-) This is a smiley'. Lets people know you're joking.
      ;-) A wink. As in I'm really kidding.
      :-> Devilish grin
      :-( Frowny face, I'm sad
      8-) User wears glasses
      (-: Left handed smiley
      :-{)User has a mustache
      [:-) User is wearing a walkman
      %-) User's been staring at the screen too long

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Non-Technical Acronyms:
    AFAIK: As Far As I Know
    AKA: Also Known As
    ASAP: As Soon As Possible
    BTW: By The Way
    BRB: Be Right Back
    FAQ: Frequently asked questions
    FYI: For Your Information
    FWIW: For What It's Worth
    FUBAR: F'd Up Beyond All Recognition
    GD&R: Grinning, Ducking and Running (After snide remark)
    IANAL: I Am Not A Lawyer (But...)
    IDK: I don't know
    IHTFP: I have truly found paradise (or: I hate this f'n place)
    IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
    IMO: In My Opinion
    IYKWIM: If You Know What I Mean
    IYKWIMAITYD: If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
    JM2C: Just My 2 Cents
    LOL: Laughing Out Loud
    OK: abbreviation of oll korrect, alteration of all correct
    OTOH: On The Other Hand
    PITA: Pain In The Ass
    PMFJI: Pardon Me For Jumping In (a polite way to get into a discussion
    PMJI: Pardon My Jumping In (another polite way to get into a discussion).
    PS: Post Script
    ROTFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    RTFM: Read The F'N Manual
    SOHF: Sense Of Humor Failure
    SWAG: Scientific Wild Ass Guess
    SWALK: Sealed With A Loving Kiss
    SNAFU: Situation Normal - All F'd Up!
    SPAM: Stupid Persons' AdvertiseMent
    TARFU: Things Are Really F'd Up!
    TIA: Thanks In Advance
    TPTB: The Powers That Be
    TTFN: Ta Ta For Now
    TWIMC: To Whom It May Concern
    WRT: With Respect To
    WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get. Pronouced wizzy-wig
    YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (You may not have the same luck I did)
    YWIA: You're welcome in advance

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Technical Acronyms:
    ARP: Address Resolution Protocol
    ARQ: Automatic Repeat Request
    BBS: Bulletin Board Software
    BSD: Berkeley Software Distribution
    CGI: Comman Gateway Interface
    DES: Data Encryption Standard
    DNS: Domain Name Service
    UDP: User Datagram Protocol
    FAQ: Frequently asked questions
    FTP: File Transfer Protocol (now often seen in lower case as ftp)
    GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
    GNU: GNU is Not Unix (recursive)
    GUI: Graphical Users Interface
    HTML: HyperText Markup Language
    HTTP: HyperText Transfer Protocol
    IRC: Internet Relay Chat
    ISP: Internet Service Provider
    IO: Input Output As in file IO.
    LAN: Local Area Network
    NTP: Network Time Protocol
    NNTP: Network News Transfer Protocol
    MDA: Mail Delivery Agent
    MIME: Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions
    MOSFET: Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
    MUD: Multiple User Dungeon an interactive multiuser game.
    OSF: Open Software Foundation
    PERL: Pratical Extraction & Reporting Language or Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
    PPP: Point-to-Point Protocol
    PINE: Pine Is Not Elm
    RARP: Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
    RFC: Request For Comments
    RTF: Rich Text Format
    TCP/IP: Transmissions Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
    TIA: The Internet Adaptor
    TTY: Tele-TYpe
    SLIP: Serial Line Internet Protocol
    SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
    SGML: Standard Generalized Markup Language
    SWISH: Simple Web Indexing System for Humans
    WAN: Wide Area Networks
    WAIS: Wide Area Information Server
    WWW or 3W: World Wide Web
    URL: Uniform Resource Locator

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    Bcc: : Blind Carbon Copy
    Cc: : Carbon Copy
    Elm: Electronic Mail for UNIX
    Fcc: : File Carbon Copy
    O.K.: abbreviation of oll korrect, alteration of all correct : all right.
    .(sp?): abbreviation of spelling? Often placed after a word the author is unsure of the spelling and dosen't want to run a spell checker. Example: I went to thier (sp?) house for dinner.
    P.S. : Post Script
    PovRay: Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer
    Re: : Regarding. Often used in mail software.
    Req: : Request.

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First Level International Domain Abbreviations
For Internet Addresses: Sort Order by Domain Abbreviation for Country
For example, this address - - indicates the site is in Canada
whereas, this address - - indicates the site is in Norway.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W-X-Y-Z

    AD - Andorra
    AE - United Arab Emirates
    AF - Afghanistan
    AG - Antigua & Barbuda
    AI - Anguilla
    AL - Albania
    AM - Armenia
    AN - Neterland Antilles
    AO - Angola
    AQ - Antarctica
    AR - Argentina
    AS - American Samoa
    AT - Austria
    AU - Australia
    AW - Aruba
    AZ - Azerbaijan

    BA - Bosnia-Herzegovina
    BB - Barbados
    BD - Bangladesh
    BE - Belgium
    BF - Burkina Faso
    BG - Bulgaria
    BH - Bahrain
    BI - Burundi
    BJ - Benin
    BM - Bermuda
    BN - Brunei Darussalam
    BO - Bolivia
    BR - Brasil
    BS - Bahamas
    BT - Bhutan
    BV - Bouvet Island
    BW - Botswana
    BY - Belarus
    BZ - Belize

    CA - Canada
    CC - Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    CF - Central African Republic
    CG - Congo
    CH - Switzerland -
    CI - Ivory Coast
    CK - Cook Islands
    CL - Chile
    CM - Cameroon
    CN - China
    CO - Colombia
    CR - Costa Rica
    CS - Czechoslovakia
    CU - Cuba
    CV - Cape Verde
    CX - Christmas Island
    CY - Cyprus
    CZ - Czech Republic

    DE - Germany
    DJ - Djibouti
    DK - Denmark
    DM - Dominica
    DO - Dominican Republic
    DZ - Algeria

    EC - Ecuador
    EE - Estonia
    EG - Egypt
    EH - Western Sahara
    ER - Eritrea
    ES - Spain
    ET - Ethiopia

    FI - Finland
    FJ - Fiji
    FK - Falkland Islands-Malvibas
    FM - Micronesia
    FO - Faroe Islands
    FR - France
    FX - France (Euro Territory)

    GA - Gabon
    GB - Great Britain
    GD - Grenada
    GE - Georgia
    GF - Guyana (French)
    GH - Ghana
    GI - Gibralta
    GL - Greenland
    GM - Gambia
    GN - Guinea
    GP - Guadeloupe (French)
    GQ - Equatorial Guinea
    GR - Greece
    GS - South Georgia &
    South Sandwich Islands
    GT - Guatemala
    GU - Guam (US)
    GW - Guinea Bissau
    GY - Guyana

    HK - Hong Kong
    HM - Heard & McDonald Islands
    HN - Honduras
    HR - Croatia
    HT - Haiti
    HU - Hungary

    ID - Indonesia
    IE - Ireland
    IL - Israel
    IN - India
    IO - British Indian Ocean Terits
    IQ - Iraq
    IR - Iran
    IS - Iceland
    IT - Italy

    JM - Jamaica
    JO - Jordan
    JP - Japan

    KE - Kenya
    KG - Kyrgyz Republic
    KH - Cambodia
    KI - Kiribati
    KM - Comoros
    KN - Saint Kitts Nevis Anguilla
    KP - Korea (North)
    KR - Korea (South)
    KW - Kuwait
    KY - Cayman Islands
    KZ - Kazachstan
    LA - Laos
    LB - Lebanon
    LC - Saint Lucia
    LI - Liechtenstein
    LK - Sri Lanka
    LR - Liberia
    LS - Lesotho
    LT - Lithuania
    LU - Luxembourg
    LV - Latvia
    LY - Libya

    MA - Morocco
    MC - Monaco
    MD - Moldova
    MG - Madagascar
    MH - Marshall Islands
    MK - Macedonia
    ML - Mali
    MM - Myanmar
    MN - Mongolia
    MO - Macau
    MP - Northern Mariana Islands
    MQ - Martinique (French)
    MR - Mauretania
    MS - Montserrat
    MT - Malta
    MU - Mauritius
    MV - Maldives
    MW - Malawi
    MX - Mexico
    MY - Malaysia
    MZ - Mozambique

    NA - Namibia
    NC - New Caledonia (French)
    NE - Niger
    NF - Norfolk Island
    NG - Nigeria
    NI - Nicaragua
    NL - Netherlands
    NO - Norway
    NP - Nepal
    NR - Nauru
    NT - Saudiarab (Irak)
    NU - Niue
    NZ - New Zealand

    OM - Oman

    PA - Panama
    PE - Peru
    PF - Polynesia (French)
    PG - Papua New Guinea
    PH - Philippines
    PK - Pakistan
    PL - Poland
    PM - Saint Pierre & Miquelon
    PN - Pitcairn
    PR - Puerto Rico (US)
    PT - Portugal
    PW - Palau
    PY - Paraguay

    QA - Qatar

    RE - Reunion (French)
    RO - Romania
    RU - Russian Federation
    RW - Rwanda

    SA - Saudi Arabia
    SB - Salomon Islands
    SC - Seychelles
    SD - Sudan
    SE - Sweden
    SG - Singapore
    SH - Saint Helena
    SI - Slovenia
    SJ - Svalbard & Jan Mayen
    SK - Slovakia
    SL - Sierra Leone
    SM - San Marino
    SN - Senegal
    SO - Somalia
    SR - Suriname
    ST - Sao Tome & Principe
    SU - Soviet Union
    SV - El Salvador
    SY - Syria
    SZ - Swaziland

    TC - Turks & Caicos Islands
    TD - Chad
    TF - French Southern Teritories
    TG - Togo
    TH - Thailand
    TJ - Tadjikistan
    TK - Tokelau
    TM - Turkmenistan
    TN - Tunisia
    TO - Tonga
    TP - East Timor
    TR - Turkey
    TT - Trinidad & Tobago
    TV - Tuvalu
    TW - Taiwan
    TZ - Tanzania

    UA - Ukraine
    UG - Uganda
    UK - United Kingdom
    UM - US Minor outlying Islands
    US - United States
    UY - Uruguay
    UZ - Uzbekistan

    VA - Vatican City State
    VC - St Vincent & Grenadines
    VE - Venezuela
    VG - Virgin Islands (British)
    VI - Virgin Islands (US)
    VN - Vietnam
    VU - Vanuatu

    WF - Wallis & Futuna Islands
    WS - Samoa
    YE - Yemen
    YT - Mayotte
    YU - Yugoslavia
    ZA - South Africa
    ZM - Zambia
    ZR - Zaire
    ZW - Zimbabwe

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    Redneck Computer Language :-)

    If you use the below terms as defined, you know you're a redneck . . .

    Backup: What you do when you run across a skunk in the woods.
    Bar Code: Them's the fight'n rules down at the local tavern.
    Bug: The reason you give for calling in sick.
    Byte: What black flies do.
    Cache: Needed when you run out of food stamps.
    CD ROM: Place at the bank where they sell investmints.
    Chips: What to munch on.
    Crash: When you go to Junior's party uninvited.
    Digital: The art of counting on your fingers.
    Disk Operating System: The equipment the Doc uses when you have a floppy disk.
    Diskette: Female Disco dancer.
    Dot Matrix: John Matrix's wife.
    Download: Gettin' the firewood off the pickup.
    Enter: C'mon in!
    Floppy Disk: Whatcha get from pilin' too much firewood.
    Hacker: aka: a smoker.
    Hard Copy: Picture looked at when selecting tattoos.
    Hard Drive: Gettin' home in mud season.
    Internet: Where cafeteria workers put their hair.
    Keyboard: Where you hang your keys.
    Lap Top: Where little kids feel comfy.
    Log On: Makin' the wood stove hotter.
    Log Off: Makin' the wood stove cooler.
    Mac: Big Bubba's favorite fast food.
    Main Frame: The part of the barn that holds the roof up.
    Mega Hertz: Whatcha get when yer not careful downloadin'.
    Micro Chips: What's left in the bag when the chips are gone.
    Modem: What you did to the hay fields.
    Monitor: Keep an eye on the wood stove.
    Mouse: What eats the horses' grain in the barn.
    Mouse Pad: Where Mickey and Minnie live.
    Network: Scoop'n up a big fish before it breaks the line.
    Online: Where to stay when taking the sobriety test.
    Prompt: What you wish the mail was in mud season.
    Port: Fancy wine.
    Printer: Someone who can't write in cursive.
    Program: What's on the TV when there's reception.
    Random Access Memory (RAM): When you can't remember how much that new rifle cost when your wife asks.
    Read Only Memory (ROM): Where the Pope lives.
    Screen: What you need for the window during black fly season.
    Serial Port: A red wine you drink with breakfast.
    Software: Them dang plastik forks and knifs.
    Superconducter: Amtrak's Employee of the year.
    Terminal: Time to call the undertaker.
    Windows: What to shut when it's cold out..
I hope no one takes offense to these jokes. I downloaded them because I thought they were cute and wanted to share them with you. :-) :-) :-)

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