Monday, July 12, 2010

Anthropological Studies in Code

My best friend, the Duchess of Justice, and I start IMing 'OME' prior to any link we share or major release from Summit Entertainment or Stephanie Meyer.

Did we scrawl it on our wrists while dressed in gowns we usually reserve for rooftop parties in honor of the midnight release of each book? Maybe. Did we text 'OME' to one another as we read our copies until the wee hours of the morning those nights? It's possible.
Did we scream it at the midnight screening of the most recent book to movie release we attended this month? Oh yeah, we did.

So if you don't know anything about this force sweeping the nation, or you have been living under a rock. OME is our OMG version of 'Oh My Edward'.Juvenile? perhaps. Effective? Very.

I'm a hardfast fan of the totally inappropriate website ''
Recently the MTA decided to change our normal New York City subway V train to the M train. Rather than redo the signage they simply stuck a 'M' sticker over the original 'V' sticker that marks the sad trail to the train. I thrilled to find this amazing sign while on a particularly unsatisfactory pilgrimage to Union Square:
My BFFs and I share other go tos like 'LWSW': 'Laughs while slitting wrists'
We use that one a lot in our IM conversations from work.
We're also fans of "LBH" which is "Let's be honest..." this usually proceeds something particularly mean spirited, like:
"LBH, if you would have married that guy I would have regretted it."

What larks! Haha. We have another half dozen, perhaps less appropriate to share...

OK. yeah.... the point of this post
I'm not as well versed in your secret codes as I am in mine...
I fully believe that stampers could be trapped in an enemy camp and communicate just fine using letters. So far I've managed to decode DD and DH, SCS and um... yeah.

So I think if I'm here to stay (which I HOPE I GET TO DO!!!!) I need to know your code.
What is your one most used or favorite abreviated code word?

Leave a story, leave a line, leave a little bit of knowledge because I'm a fledgling and you are soaring above my flight line.


Shannan Teubner said...

Hmmm...well, I do know that there's a list on SCS that might help you! Here ya go:

Taylor said...

I *love* this post!!! Let me try to think of some codes I can share (as in, that are appropriate and won't betray any secrets about me!)

Taylor said...

And btw, the F My Life book gets lots of love here at my house, and so does the site!

Amberbop said...

Woot! Yay Ladies! Keep them coming!

Lynne Phelps said...

OTT = Over the top, which usually is a good description of MY stamping style!!

I don't think that one is on the SCS (SplitCoastStampers) list!

Nicole said...

Well, I got... DBYLOI, which by itself is fun to try to say! HA! It is: Don't bet your life on it!!

Never seen it used before, just something I use now and then, so only my friends know it. So, now I guess you are my friend, too!!!!!!! ROFLMBO!! (oh, does that need this?: rolling on floor laughing my butt off!)

HTH: Hope that helps
WTG: Way to go
AGK: AGK! - hhhahahaaha! hugs, nicole

Karin said...

I recently just found FML a couple of months ago...How lame am I? I am so hooked tho'! Sadly I don't use many, just the ever popular smiley face :)

Amberbop said...

Haha! Nice.

Brittany said...

I fondly remember the inception of LBH. Long before it, however, came my personal favorite: Obs (short for obviously, obs).

Another favorite, OOC (out of control), typically used to describe myself and those I love whilst obsessing over OME-related things.

Many moons ago, in the sweltering desert of Southern Nevada, before you even knew the Duchess of Justice existed, we created LQTM because we were IMing each other while in different rooms of the same apartment. I typed "LOL" and she said, "No you didn't, I would have heard you." Thus "laughing quietly to myself" came to be.

I will contribute more as they come to me (aka after I cull through old e-mails and IM conversations to find them). I'm so OOC.

Brittany said...

I honestly don't think you knew what you were getting yourself into when you got me involved in this post.

I just thought of another one that came into my life yesterday while I was watching an old episode of Cougar Town on Hulu.

GAC = Guilty As Charged.

(For the record, Cougar Town is an unfortunately-named, but painfully hilarious show that will make you want to live on a cul-de-sac in Florida, even if you think you hate Florida. And if you're assuming I know this personal experience, well then GAC.)

Amberbop said...

Obs I totally did the right thing bringing this question to the streets! I love all your answers and Britt, seriously, a time when I did not know the Duchess? Like that could happen ;)

Virgo5 said...

Ha well I've actually had to use the SCS page Shannan posted! I wonder what the average time spent is looking for a clue to the meaning of these SF's (short forms...goofy I know! lol)

LOL is probably the one I use most. I'm having a hard time breaking from old school where you actually spell things out and know how to spell!!!

I am puzzled by Karin's FML, don't know that one!

And My Daughter's and I sure could have used OME on Monday while whating the lastest movie!