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Old 02-19-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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A user by the name of woodman had posted this nice little list on another forum thought it would be nice to have here.

Forum Abbreviations


ESF - E-Smokers-Forum
Noob - Beginner
OP - Original Post(er)
Analog - Regular Cigarette
Mod - Homemade device/Moderator.
Pull - The act of sucking on the mouthpiece to pull the vapor into your mouth
TH - Throat Hit (The tingling sensation in the back of your throat)
Vapor - the "smoke" emitted from an e-cigarette
Vape, Vaping - The use of an e-cigarette (similar to the term "smoking" when referring to an analog)
Topping off - Adding drops of e-liquid to your current cartridge.
Dripping - Vaping by adding a few drops of e-liquid directly on the atomizer instead of using a cartridge.
Dipping - Sticking the bridge of the atomizer in e-liquid.


E-cig or E-cigarette - Electronic Cigarette
PV - Personal Vaporizer
Atty - Atomizer
Cart - Cartridge
Batt - Battery
Filler - The fiber found inside your cartridge that holds your e-liquid
PCC - Personal Charging Case
SD - ScrewDriver
JS - Janty Stick
PT - Passthrough or passthrough battery
2-piece/Disposable - 2 part e-cigarette. The Battery and a "cartomizer".
Cartomizer - An atomizer built into the cartridge, marketed as disposable (you throw it away when the e-liquid is used up).
3-piece - 3 part e-cigarette. Battery, Atomizer, and Cartridge.
Cutoff - Refers to how long the battery will activate the atomizer before shutting down (safety measure to protect the atomizer).


E-juice, e-liquid, juice - the liquid nicotine that you fill your cartridges with.
DIY - Do it yourself (homemade e-liquid mixture)
PG- Propylene Glycol
PGA Pure Grain Alcohol
VG- Vegetable Glycerin(Glycerine = glycerin = vegetable glycerin(e) = glycerol)
PEG- Polylethylene Glycol


FDA- Food and Drug Administration
ECA- Electronic Cigarette Association
NRT- Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patch, gum, e-cig)
PH- Public Health
BP- Big Pharmaceutical Companies
BT- Big Tobacco Companies
ALF- American Legacy Foundation
'Anti's - Anti-smoking people who do not acknowledge that vaping is a viable alternative to smoking analogs.
RYO - Roll your own (tobacco)

Universal Forum Lingo

AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFAIR As Far As I Remember
AFAIC As Far As Im Concerned
AFAP As Far As Possible
AISI As I See It
AKA Also Known As
AYA As You Know
AYOR At Your Own Risk
BTW - By The Way
DOA - Dead On Arrival (didn't work from the moment I got it)
DIY Do It yourself
EZ Easy
FSR For Some Reason
FWIW- For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
IDK - I Don't Know
IIRC - If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IMO or IMHO - In My Opinion or In My Humble Opinion (some mean 'H' to be Honest)
IOW - In Other Words
JK or JJ - Just Kidding or Just Joking
MT Empty
N/A Not available
NC No Comment
OMG or OMFG - Oh My God and it's adult extension
PITA - Pain In The ***
PWN - Own or "dominate"
ROTFLOL - Rolling On The Floor laughing Out Loud
ROTFLMFAO - ^ Adult Extension of above
SOL - (can't be helped or fixed)
(SP?) - Used when unsure of the spelling of the previous word
THX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TMI - Too Much Information (too personal)
TOS - Terms Of Service ("the rules")
TROLL - A person that posts in a forum/thread with the sole intention of provoking an argument (can sometimes also imply a "spy")
TY - Thank You
W/O - Without
WOOT - Exclamation, as in Hooray! (Sometimes: Want One Of Those)
WTF - Same As below
WTH - What/Where/Who The Hell
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (your experience may differ from mine)
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