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#1 Otto

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 04:28 AM

Gentlemen, (and ladies?),

I need some help from some of the more experienced Forums member and some of the multilingual members as well. There are two areas I'd love some aid.

1) I'm compiling a little FAQ to help new members log-in, use avatars, and understand the abbreviations we all use here. Please post any acronyms or abbreviations that you may have seen here so no one is left in the dark. The regular ones are important, (ie. LOL & TY), but I'm looking for more of a WW2 base, (ie. AAR). Also please post any questions about the most confusing aspects of this board so I can elaborate if neccessary. This is what I have so far:

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AAR = After action report
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
ATHRH- According To His/Her Royal Highness
BTW = By the way
FWIW = For what its worth
FYI = For Your Information
HTH = Hope This Helps
IMHO = In my humble/honest opinion
IMO = In my opinion
LMAO = Laugh My Ass Off
LH = Living Historian (formely know as re-enactors)
LOL = Laugh out loud
MTPW = My Two Pennies Worth
OOP = Out of print
OTOH = On the Other Hand
PC = Politically Correct
ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing
S! - Salute!
TIA = Thanks In Advance
WTF? = What the F***?
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*note: I'm keeping the WW2 related acronyms in a file on my computer, there are too many to realistaically update here

You can see the initial listing here:
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http://ww2n.com/archives/acros.html
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FAQ's

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-How do i edit my posts posts?
-How do i put a signature in my posts?
-What is UBB code and how do i use it?
-how do i quote directly from someone else's post?
-How do i use private mail?
-What are the "rules" of the forum? what not to do.
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2) I'd need to know as many different ways to write the phrase "World War Two" in every language, including any accents, (I'm not going to say yet why I need this). Please don't write the number '2', (ie. World War 2 or World War II). I need to know how to write the entire phrase.

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Anden Verdenskrig - danish
2. Verdenskrig - danish

Tweede Wereldoorlog - dutch

World War Two - english
World War II - english
Second World War - english
2nd World War - english

Annar Heimsbardaga - faroese

Deuxième Guerre Mondiale - french
Seconde Guerre Mondiale - french

Zweiten Weltkrieg - german

Secondo Guerra Mondiale - italian

Segunda Guerra Mundial - portugese

Segunda Guerra Mundial - spanish
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I will update/edit this post as I get new additions so check back here periodically to see what holes need to be filled

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#2 Ron

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 04:56 AM

LOL i don't remember any of those ever being used...oh well
hmm the only acronym i can think of is "LOL" = Laugh Out Loud.
Maybe some of these FAQ's would be good?

How do i edit my posts posts?

How do i put a signature in my posts?

What is UBB code and how do i use it?

how do i quote directly from someone else's post?

How do i use private mail?

What are the "rules" of the forum? what not to do.

hmm thats all i can think of.

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 05:01 AM

Thanks Ron, I appreciate the comments..

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 05:19 AM

ASAP=As Soon As Possible
LMAO=Laugh My Ass Off
FYI=For Your Information
"GARRY OWEN"-Traditional war-cry of the US 7th Cavalry.
"CURRAHEE"-War-cry of the US 506th PIR.
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Posted 24 May 2002 - 05:29 AM

I can't believe I forgot those. I'm looking for some more WW2 related acronyms. I know there are more, but my thick skull won't let me remember! :mad:

Thanks Pk!

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 09:53 AM

ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
TIA - Thanks In Advance
HTH - Hope This Helps

BIG DUH! Just read YOUR post Otto! Soz dude!

Dutch

World War 2 - Tweede Wereldoorlog

HTH

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Stevin, the Dutch translation is great. Are there any accents or oomlauts, (sp?), in there?

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 11:33 AM

No, we don't do umlauts in Holland...only when we use German words...

No additives to Tweede Wereldoorlog...

BTW (By The Way) you're up early.... ;)
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Posted 24 May 2002 - 11:45 AM

Yes, lots to do today, and not mutch sleep. :( BTW, TY for the clarification, you got back to me ASAP.

sorry, I'm just really tired...

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 02:28 PM

Hmm....

The only one i can think of is BAR....but everyone knows what that is and it isnt used alot

BAR = Browning Automatic Rifle
WTF? = What the F***?

Oh well...

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 02:45 PM

AT = Anti Tank
ATR = Anti Tank Rifle
PAK = German Anti Tank Gun
MG = Machine Gun
HMG = Heavy Machine Gun
LMG = Light Maching Gun
AFV = Armoured Fighting Vehicle
HT = Half Track
HE = High Explosive
AC = Armoured Car
APC = Armoured Personnel Carrier
Definition of SS ranks and equivalents.( ie Sturmfuhrer = Leutenant)
ETO = European Theater of Operation
PTO = Pacific Theater of Operation
Recce = Reconnaissance
Pzjgr = Tank Killer smile.gif
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#12 Erich

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 04:43 PM

German terms......

Zweiten Weltkrieg

Oblt........Oberleutnant
Lt............Leutnant
Hptm.......Hauptmann
Uffz.........Unteroffizier
Maj.........Major
Fw..........Feldwebel

Br Brilliants to the
S Swords and Oakleaves
EL Oakleaves
RK Knights Cross
KC English equivalent(knights Cross)
RK (B) Knights Cross for bomber pilot
RK (J) Knights Cross for fighter pilot
RK (Z) Knights Cross for Zerstörer (destroyer) pilot
DK German Cross in Gold (Deutsche Kreuz im Geld)
EP Goblet of Honour

JG Jagdgeschwader (Fighter wing)
NJG Nachtjagdgeschwader (night figher wing)
KG Kampfgeschwader (Bomber wing)

Lw Luftwaffe
MG machine gun

Kdo Kommando Detachment
Kdore Kommodre Commodore of a Geschwader
Kdr Kommandeur Commander of a gruppe

all for now, more to come.......

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 05:04 PM

German would be either:

Zweiter Weltkrieg OR Der Zweite Weltkrieg
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Posted 24 May 2002 - 05:14 PM

Otto, let us never forget:
ATHRH- According To His Royal Highness (or Her if one wishes to be PC)
and theres another:
PC- Politically Correct
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Posted 24 May 2002 - 07:47 PM

OOOOOOooooooooooooo No PC--NO PC...... Ooooooo I cant stand that term. Reminds me toooooo much of an arse like our ex-prez'dent--slick willy. :eek: :eek:

Here are a few addit'nl ones 4 U Otto:

FrKptn=Fregattenkapitan.
KKptn= Korvettenkapitan--such as KKptn Wolfgang Luth :D
Sttrfuh= Stosstruppfuhrer
Stubafuh= Sturmbannfuhrer
Ustfuh= Untersturmfuhrer
Fuh= Fuhrer
Uffz= Unteroffizier
Rttm= Rittmeister
Obgfr= Obergrfreiter
Gefr= Gefreiter
Feld= Feldwebel
Fw= Feldwebel
GFM= Generalfeldmarschall
Genmaj= Generalmajor
Genlt= Generalleutnant
Gen der:
= General der Panzertruppen
= General der Pioneer
= General der Infantry
= General der Kavallerie
= General der Artillerie
= General der Gebirgetruppen
etc.

Kommanderendiergeneral (Sp?)= Commanding General
PzJgr= Panzerjager
StGefr= Stabsgefreiter = Staff Corporal.
StFw= Stabsfeldwebel = Staff Sergeant.
HptFw= Hauptfeldwebel. Kind of like a Sergeantmajor.
GD= Grossdeutschland = Greater Germany
FchJgr= Fallschirmjager
Fj= Fallschirmjager
Zug= Platoon
Btn= Battalion, ex: PiBtn= Pioneer Battalion
KP= Kompanie = Company
Rgmt= Regimant
Div= Division
RiSh= Richtschutzen
PakSh= PAK Schutze
Kptn.z.S= Kapitan zur See
(For Hitler)
Grofaz= Grossterfeldherr aller ziechen (Sp?) Greatest Field Commander of all time, or something like that. Which was used as a private joke between German Officers.

All I can think of for the moment. :D

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 07:57 PM

Andreas......richtig ! I made a big mistake as I didn't include second world war in a sentance so I (P)......for pooped on myself.....sorry..should of dropped the n.

I've got a huge amount of Luftwaffe technical terms, Otto is this of interest ? some abbreviated some not. This may be to confusing though.

U --- Unterseeboot // check spelling ...... ?
E --- enemy boat
S --- Schnellboot, when all used befor boat in context.

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Posted 24 May 2002 - 08:59 PM

MTPW (My Two Pennies Worth! - very British :D )

FRENCH

World War 2 - Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale or 2GM

or Seconde Guerre Mondiale

I can supply some other French phrases if needed, as I live/work in France most of the time.
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Posted 24 May 2002 - 11:21 PM

OTOH - On the Other Hand
IMHO - In my honest Opinion
IMO - In my opinion
S! - Salute!
FWIW - For what its worth

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 12:45 AM

FUBAR - F***** Up Beyond All Recognition

SNAFU - Situation Normal All F***** Up

I know there are more in this category...just don't know which ones...

UDT - Underwater Demolition Team (WW2 forerunner of today's Navy Seals)

LMF - Lack of Moral Fibre - Term used in RAF (and maybe other services) for individuals who couldn't take the strain and stress anymore of flying combat and were posted away due to 'LMF'...(note, off topic: This, in hindsight, seems rather cruel, if you know these people were demoted and given the shittiest of jobs. I know, different times,...but still. Does anybody know how the Americans dealt with cases like these and how it was looked upon? Mod.: Do move this post if you see the need...)

And Otto, sorry for that BIG steel plate in front of my face with regards to my earlier post in this thread... :rolleyes: And same to you Erich...See what you get with 'selective reading'...Guess I should get my money back for that speed reading course....

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 05:31 AM

Wow, incredible response, and all very good contribution, thanks everyone.

Let me clarify a little more what I'm looking for. I'm going to use all of this information, but the acronyms I'm looking for are the ones that are forum specific. I think the Modus and Smoke have hit closest to what I'm looking for right now; forums specific acronyms. The other acronyms I'm going to compile a little later in another list alogether and file in the archives.

Now I just need more translation of 'World War Two'

Thanks guys!

Erich, the 'Der' isn't neccesary for what I'm going with this, I don't need to use any of these phrases in a sentence, I just need the name of the conflict. Thanks for covering both areas though. smile.gif I would love to get my hands on that list of Luftwaffe technical terms you were talking about. After I'm make this "WW2 Forums Guide" I plan to compile a massive list of such term and abbreviations. Sort of a one-stop-shop for research purposes.

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 06:02 AM

Segunda Guerra Mundial

Zweite Weltkrieges

Deuxième Guerre Mondiale

Seconda guerra mondiale
"War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." - Jean Dutourd, French veteran of both world wars

"A mon fils: depuis que tes yeux sont fermes les miens n’ont cessé de pleurir." - Mère française, Verdun

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 06:10 AM

Friedrich, just to be sure:

spanish/portugese,
german,
french,
italian,

....right?

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Posted 25 May 2002 - 05:38 PM

Exactly, my friend!

Any translation to Spanish let mme know!!!

As you know I was born in Germany but I have been living in Mexico for four years, I lived one in Spain and I have leraned it since elementary school. It is my second language... ;)

By the way... Whay are all of us being awarded with Purple hearts, stars and ranks? I am not complaining, just asking. :D
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Posted 04 June 2002 - 06:10 AM

*bump*

I just wanted people not to forget about this thread. I still need as many translations for WW2 as possible. (Read my first post in this thread if you don't know what I'm talking about).

I threw some of the acronyms we all came up with onto a very crude list. You can take a look here:

http://ww2n.com/archives/acros.html

Let me know if you see errors or would like to add to the list.

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Posted 04 June 2002 - 06:04 PM

ETO European Theater of Operation(s)
ETO* Pacific Theater of Operation(s)

ETO* should be replaced with PTO...simple mistake, but just pointing it out. I'll have a bunch of reviews for you this time next...i've got finals all this week, so have been studying. School ends THURSDAY!

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