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From time-to-time I run across lingo, jargon or acronyms that throw me for a loop. I've knocked around these pages enough that I feel I have a good feel for what people mean. HOWEVER I'm still stumped now and again. This got me to thinking, "How about put together a GTTalk "dictionary" or list of words and phrases (and of course their meanings) for our wives to chuckle at, for some of us to learn from and in general for all of us to have fun putting it together.

So, to start us off here's what I'm thinking......

GT=Garden Tractor

"The Blue Wrench"=oxyacetylene cutting torch (right?)

Have fun and here's to a great day and even better weekend.

Matthew
 

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Oh, this will be fun.
Keep it clean :D

LT=Lawn Tractor

Some of the ones that used to get me are standard text abbreviations, but I think he means hobby related abbreviations we all have started using.
Feel free to throw text abbriviation up here too since some may not know those and they pop up on the site too.
 

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MTF= my tuna fish. Yes I have used it.
Ha! I guess we'll need to add a column for the definition or for the General Lee accepted use of the abbreviation or phrase. I

'm using voice technology to write this response and I just noticed that when you say generally it's spelled out General Lee. That isn't a new abbreviation. HA!
 

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AWP = Awaiting Parts

IPB = Illustrated parts breakdown manual

I think it will be interesting to see term used in different parts of the country / world for the same item.
 

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LB= lawnboy

MTD= made to diE

LAGT= lawn and garden tractor magazine

B&S= briggs and stratton

carb= carburator

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ect. vs etc.

"Etc." is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase et cetera, meaning "and the rest." (Et means "and" in French too.)

Just say "et cetera" out loud to yourself to remind yourself of the correct order of the "T" and "C."Also to be avoided is the common mispronunciation "excetera." "And etc." is a redundancy.

Aren't you glad I cleared that up, :D
 

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ect. vs etc.
"Etc." is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase et cetera, meaning "and the rest." (Et means "and" in French too.)
Just say "et cetera" out loud to yourself to remind yourself of the correct order of the "T" and "C."Also to be avoided is the common mispronunciation "excetera." "And etc." is a redundancy.

Aren't you glad I cleared that up, :D
I can now sleep tonight.
 

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ect. vs etc.

"Etc." is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase et cetera, meaning "and the rest." (Et means "and" in French too.)

Just say "et cetera" out loud to yourself to remind yourself of the correct order of the "T" and "C."Also to be avoided is the common mispronunciation "excetera." "And etc." is a redundancy.

Aren't you glad I cleared that up, :D
huh

I can now sleep tonight.
More like put to sleep from brain cramp... lol
 
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Boss man said to keep it clean so you'll have to use your imagination a bit. Sorry if these are too much.

BFH = big ??????? hammer

As in, I just smashed my hand with the BFH.

I regularly find parts in the shops with the following label on them.

NFG = no ??????? good
 
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