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    2 new ones for when you do not want her to see the real cost of your toys or other (good) stuff

    NFSW:- Not For Showing Wife

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    NFSS: Not For Showing SW(A)MBO

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    No one has come up with a good old army acronym.

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    I learned that Bakkie is a pick-up and platkar is a normal/sedan/not off-road car, but do we know where these words come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwgg View Post
    No one has come up with a good old army acronym.

    FUBAR Go Google it . Mod will kill this if I reveal all.
    Ah yes. Also "SNAFU".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falstaf View Post
    I learned that Bakkie is a pick-up and platkar is a normal/sedan/not off-road car, but do we know where these words come from?

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    Hi Gregor

    The site is based in South Africa and primarily visited by locals, many having Afrikaans as a first language, and most being largely able to speak/understand it.

    In Afrikaans, the pick-up is called a "bakkie", which is primarily derived from the load bin, which is called a "bak" in Afrikaans. A "bak" in general is any form of contained used to move or store something. This term has been adopted over the years even by English-speaking South Africans. Nobody really refers to a "pick-up", that's mostly an American term.

    "Platkar" in Afrikaans literally means "flat car", and refers to a "normal" car that is mostly suited for travelling on smoother/flatter roads, as opposed to a 4x4 which can handle much rougher terrain in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyG View Post
    Hi Gregor

    The site is based in South Africa and primarily visited by locals, many having Afrikaans as a first language, and most being largely able to speak/understand it.

    In Afrikaans, the pick-up is called a "bakkie", which is primarily derived from the load bin, which is called a "bak" in Afrikaans. A "bak" in general is any form of contained used to move or store something. This term has been adopted over the years even by English-speaking South Africans. Nobody really refers to a "pick-up", that's mostly an American term.

    "Platkar" in Afrikaans literally means "flat car", and refers to a "normal" car that is mostly suited for travelling on smoother/flatter roads, as opposed to a 4x4 which can handle much rougher terrain in general.
    You make it so easy...

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    I have a new acronym concerning the government and fuel pricing.
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    What does "Indy" stand for? I know what is meant when referring to indy (basically a backyard mechanic, for lack of a better term) but what does indy mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blikka View Post
    What does "Indy" stand for? I know what is meant when referring to indy (basically a backyard mechanic, for lack of a better term) but what does indy mean?
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    Typically the implication is that an "indy" is a mechanic skilled in diagnosis and having the ability to repair parts that a "technician" at a dealer would simply replace. For example a dealer might charge you an arm and a leg to replace an entire power steering pump, whereas an indy might be able to return your pump to a functional state simply by replacing a few seals. The diagnostic skills at a dealer are also often sub-par, so they might replace a part that didn't even need replacing, costing you extra time and money while not even solving your problem.

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    IO error > idiot operator
    then you see a Zook crushing the obstacle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neostatic View Post
    IO error > idiot operator
    Or an ID10T error

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    Losing the point of the thread a bit, I don't see any of those terms being used extensively on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyG View Post
    Losing the point of the thread a bit, I don't see any of those terms being used extensively on the forum.
    yeah i know... but they will be used a lot just giving the members a heads up. lol
    then you see a Zook crushing the obstacle
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    HKGK Acronym originating from Afrikaans for "Hier Kom Groot ###" which, literally translated, means: Here comes big ####.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyG View Post
    Losing the point of the thread a bit, I don't see any of those terms being used extensively on the forum.
    Need to spend more time in the IT discussions then
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Need to spend more time in the IT discussions then
    I try not to, as far as possible. Too many Internet know-it-alls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwgg View Post
    No one has come up with a good old army acronym.
    You mean Ain't Ready for Marines Yet
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