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Unicorn Chaser
Premium Member
Lifetime Member
The Rainbow Nation
Commonly used abbreviations by the Forum Members...

A - atrain (OF Member)
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFOL - Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL (Adult Fans Of LEGO), show us your LEGO collection/display )
AP - Adaptable Payload (referencing the bags / apparel / accessories)
AP - Andrew Petterson (Artist Series Frogskins)
AR - Anti-Reflective
AS - Artist Series
ASEC - Action Sports Environmental Coalition
ATFM - Advanced Tactical Fighter Mask
ATM - At The Moment or A$$ to Mouth
BI - Black Iridium
BK - Big Kitchen (backpack / bag)
BL - Black Lights (Frogskins)
BLEH - Expression of boredom
BIN - Buy It Now
BIP - Black Iridium Polarized
BNIB - Brand New in Box
BOGO - Buy One, Get One (referring to sales / deals - e.g. buy one, get one free)
BOLO - Be On the Look Out (military / police terminology for "searching for")
BR - Beyond Reason (Oakley Advertising Phrase)
BriP - Brian Poh (OF Member)
BS - Bathroom Sink (backpack / bag)
BTO - Built to Order
BTW - By The Way
BUMP - Bring Up My Post (only permitted 48 hours after original post & subsequent "bumps")
CB - Carbon Blade
CE - Conformité Européenne (European Conformity or European Community)
CF - Carbon Fiber
CIB - Complete in Box
Circa - Latin for "approximately" or "around about"
CL - Craig’s List
CMIIW - Correct Me If I’m Wrong
COA - Certificate Of Authenticity
CONUS - Continental United States
CPF - Candle Power Forum
CYA - Cover Your A$$
C5Alloy - Five metal compounds are superheated to create this performance alloy that maintains durability, even in lightweight frame designs.
DC - Deuce Coup
DE - Defective Eyewear / Discontinued Eyewear (store displayed units)
DF - David Flores (Artist Series Gascans)
DILLIGAF - Does It Look Like I Give A F***
DOH - Dallas O Hog (OF Member)
DP - Dispatch
DPP - Daily Prizm Polarized
DTA - Don't Trust Anyone
DWPP - Deep Water Prizm Polarized (lens colour option)
EB - Eastern Border (Frogskins)
EJ - Eye Jacket
EP - Eye Patch
FC - Fuel Cell
FCU - F***ing Cracking Up
F&F - Friends & Family (PayPal option that is not covered by Buyers Protection)
FGG - FearGearGarage (OF Member)
FHR - Foothill Ranch (aka Oakley Headquarters)
FI - Fire Iridium
FIFY - Fixed It For You
FJ - Fast Jacket or Flak Jacket
FMJ - Full Metal Jacket
FML - F*** My Life
FMV - Fair Market Value
FNG - F***ing New Guy
FOH - F*** Outta Here
FP - Factory Pilot
FS - Frogskins or For Sale
FSOT - For Sale or Trade
FTP - F*** That Puto!
FWIW - For What It's Worth
GEN - Generation
GLWS - Good Luck with Sale
GMG - Grinds my Gears (What Really Grinds Your Gears? )
GMT - Oakley Watch
GRF - GRFMotorsports (OF Member)
GS - Gary Scelzi (GS R2 and GS MD)
G&S - Goods & Services (PayPal option that is covered by Buyers Protection)
G26 - Emerald Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 26%, Light Index 3 (for use when partly cloudy)
G30 - Red Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 30%, Light Index 2 (for use when partly cloudy)
G40 - Black Gradient Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 19%, Light Index 2 (medium to bright light)
H - Herbsley (OF Member)
HAM - Hard as a Mother F***** (Urban Dictionary)
HB - Holbrook
HDO - High Definition Optics
HI - High Intensity (H.I. Yellow/Persimmon/Amber lens colors)
HJ - Half Jacket
HMPH - Expression of apathy or disagreement
HQ - Head Quarters
IBTD - I Beg To Differ
IBTL - In Before the Lock
ICYGAS - In case you give a s****
IDK - I Don’t Know
IE - Internet Explorer
IH - Infinite Hero
IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IOC - International Olympic Committee
IoT - Internet of Things
IRL - In Real Life
ITA - I Totally Agree
JB - Jaw Bone or Jaw Breaker (2015 release)
JC - Jupiter Camo or Juliet Carbon
JFL - Jupiter Factory Lite
J/K - Just Kidding
JS - Jupiter Squared
JW - Julian Wilson
KIA - Killed In Action
KMA - Kiss My A$$
KMXMA - Kiss My X-Metal A$$
KS - Kitchen Sink (backpack / bag)
LB - Lunch Box (backpack / bag)
LC - Lens Crafters
LE - Limited Edition
LLWS - Little League World Series (US junior baseball)
LMGTFY - Let Me Google That For You
LMK - Let Me Know
LNIB - Like New in Box
LOCOG - The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LOOL - Inexplicable lengthening of LOL (used only by Herbsley & Mrs. H)
LP - Loss Prevention (referring to a department within Oakley that tracks illicit trading / selling of their property)
LX - Light Weight Acetate Frame
MAP - Minimum Advertised Price
MD - Monster Dog
MF - Microfiber (referencing soft material bag that Oakley sunglasses are packaged with)
MFL - Max Fear Light
MIA - Missing In Action
MLB - Major League Baseball Edition
MO - Money Order
MOC - My Own Creation (referring to the Lego-fanatics that change designs from the originals)
MP - Monster Pup
MPH - Mr. Potato Head (term given to pairs pieced together by Oakley with remaining parts)
Mrs. H - Married to Herbsley (OF Member)
MSRP - Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price
NAMAXM - Not All Metals Are X-Metals
NEG - Negotiable
neXt-Metal - A subjective term noting an X Metal family member that is not of Ti origin (i.e.: MadMan, BadMan)
NH - Nicky Haden (Moto GP Racer)
NIB - New In Box
NOS - New Old Stock
NPI - New Product Information (a pre-production pair, probably one of the final proofs before going in to full production)
NSW - No / Non Shelf Whore
NSWC - No Shelf Whore Club
NWOT - New WithOut Tags
NWS - New With Sticker (referencing fake pairs)
OBO - Or Best Offer
OCD - Oakley Compulsive Disorder
OCP - Oakley Custom Program
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OF - Oakley Forum
OFAD - Oakley Forum After Dark (discussion thread: OF After Dark )
OG - Original Gangster
O Matter® - Lightweight synthetic material engineered for all-day comfort, shock absorption and durability against the punishment of environmental extremes.
OMG - Oh My God
OO - Oakley Original or Oakley, Inc.
OOBIP - Black Iridium Polarized (G40 Base with Black Iridium)
OO Grey - Lens (G40 Base)
OO Red - Lens (G40 Base)
OP - Original Post or Original Poster
OPD - Oakley Premium Dealer
OR - Oakley Review
OTD - Oakley True Digital (High Performance High-Wrap Lenses)
OTOH - On The Other Hand
OTT - Over The Top
OT - Off Topic
P42 Iridium - Persimmon Base Lens with Blue Iridium Coating (Rate of Transmission: 59%)
PB - Pit Boss or Pit Bull
PB2 - Pit Boss 2 (non-elite iconed release)
PM - Private Message
POIDH - Photos Or It Didn't Happen (a comment in jest when someone doesn't believe a post and would like to see photos in order to prove the post)
POV - Point of View
PP - Paypal
PS - Paul Smith (Frogskins)
PDSC - Pipe Dream Surf Company (www.pipedreamssurfco.com)
Q - qtrain23 (OF Member)
ROFLMAO - Rolling On the Floor Laughing My A$$ Off
RRP - Recommended Retail Price
R1 - Romeo 1
R2 - Romeo 2
RJ - Racing Jacket
RVF - Romeo Van Frogskinstein (OF Member)
RW - Robert Williams (Artist Series Dispatch)
Rx - Prescription Eyewear
SAC - Steep and Cheap (website www.steepandcheap.com)
SF - Scuderia Ferrari
SFY - Speak For You (OF Member)
SGH - Sunglass Hut
SH - Spring Hinge
SKU - Stock Keeping Unit
SI - Standard Issue (Military)
SJ - Straight Jacket
SMH - Shaking My Head
SNAFU - Situation Normal, All F***ed Up (also an OF Member)
SPF - Sold Pending Funds
SS - Signature Series or Style Switch (2013 Oakley Model) or Shade Station (OF Sponsor / Sunglass Retailer in UK)
SSP - Suggested Selling Price
STBY - Sucks To Be You or Sorry To Bother You (depending on which context it is used in)
STPL - Staple Design
SW - Shaun White
SWAG - Scientific Wild A$$ Guess
TBA - To Be Announced
TB - Time Bomb (Oakley Watch)
TB2 - Time Bomb 2 (Oakley Watch)
TBH - To Be Honest
T&C - Terms & Conditions
TDF - Tour De France
TF - Todd Francis (Artist Series Eyepatch)
TFS - Thanks For Sharing
TFW - That Feeling When...
TGTBT - To Good To Be True
TIA - Thanks In Advance
Ti02 - Titanium Dioxide
TIoT - The Internet of Things
TL - Troy Lee
TLD - Troy Lee Designs
TMR - Tomorrow
TMTC - Too Many To Count
ToS - Terms of Service (referring to contractual agreements)
TR - Travel Retail (Exclusive pairs only sold in Duty-Free airports)
TTT - To The Top (means that the original post has been edited with new info)
TWSS - "That's What She Said!" (Frequently used by @OakleyFrankFMJ when members post a comment that triggers a sexual reference or not)
TYVM - Thank You Very Much
V - O Matter Five
VL - Visionary Lenses (aftermarket)
VR46 - Valentino Rossi
VR (Lenses) - Vermillion Red or Violet Rust
VR28 - Red Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 28%, Light Index 2 (for use when partly cloudy)
VR28 Black Iridium - Red Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 18%, Light Index 3 (for use when sunny)
VR28 Blue Polarized - Red Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 14%, Light Index 3 (for use when sunny)
VR28 Polarized - Red Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 10%, Light Index 3 (for use when sunny)
VR50 - Red Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 50%, Light Index 1 (for use when overcast)
VR50 Gold Iridium - Amber Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 35%, Light Index 2 (for use when partly cloudy)
W - Warranty (as in warranty replacement frame, may be serialized with a 'W')
WAG - Wild A$$ Guess
WELP - Internet slang: To be used in place of 'well', when one feels there is no more to say
WG - Warm Grey (lenses)
WIP - Work In Progress
WITK - WhoIsThisKid (Artist Series Hijinx)
WJ - Water Jacket
WOAYWT - Forum Thread: "What Oakleys Are You Wearing Today??"
WTB - Want To Buy
WTF - What The F***
WTS - Want To Sell
WTT - Want To Trade
X - O Matter Ten
XLJ - Extra Large Jacket
XMXX or X-Metal XX - X Metal Double X
XS - X Metal Squared
X2 - X Squared
XX - O Matter Twenty
XYZ Optics - Lens corrected on 3 axis to create perfect optics with zero distortion
YMMV - Your Milage May Vary (often used in forum talk meaning that your results will vary)
Z - Zeke (OF Member)
0.02 - “My two (2) cents”
24K Iridium - Amber Based Lens w/ Rate of Transmission 13%, Light Index 3 (for use when sunny)
+red - Positive Red Iridium (lenses)

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Unicorn Chaser
Premium Member
Lifetime Member
The Rainbow Nation
It'll be a work in progress, but I think this will go a long way to help newbies / others out.

I know I haven't captured all and will update as I go along. Feel free to add more to the list.

Duke Nivram

(Something Clever)
the one that gets me is "op" don't have an example but i think i means orginal post based off of what i have infered


How may I help you?
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Premium Member
the one that gets me is "op" don't have an example but i think i means orginal post based off of what i have infered

You are correct. Typically used when a thread gets off course and its used to get it back on track.