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Forum topic by MrRon posted 08-11-2018 06:53 PM 833 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2018 06:53 PM

We all use acronyms as a substitute for a long drawn out description or a type of tool or manufacturer. Acronyms like RAS (radial arm saw), SS (Saw Stop), CSMS (compound sliding miter saw) are used for very good reasons and most of us know what they mean. But, there are a few acronyms that may escape us now and then. One such acronym that had me scratching my head was ”VSCT”. Maybe it would be a good idea to post a list of commonly used acronyms and add to it as new ones appear. It would especially be a service to newcomers and even to old guys like me.

In my world, it has been the practice when using an acronym for the first time, to append it with the completely spelled out version, enclosed in parenthesis. Once the acronym has been defined, it can be freely used throughout the following text. The military uses a publication, Mil-Std 12-D that lists all approved abbreviations used on technical documents. The military was first to come up with the standard and the general public has taken up on this as well, but there doesn’t appear to be a standard that has been published. Such a standard would be a service to people all over the world.

TV news is full of acronyms now like POTUS and FLOTUS, AAG, IG, etc. Eventually you get around to understanding what the acronym means.


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#1 posted 08-11-2018 07:11 PM

Mr. Ron — I started an acronym glossary (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40259) a few years ago. I still maintain it when there are new additions suggested.

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#2 posted 08-11-2018 07:17 PM



Mr. Ron — I started an acronym glossary (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40259) a few years ago. I still maintain it when there are new additions suggested.

- Don Broussard

That’s a good glossary. Liked WAG and a different meaning to WTF. I think I did a few SWAG in shop today. lol.

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#3 posted 08-12-2018 01:45 AM

I use SWAG at work, because sometimes I really am stumped and despite all the training, experience and tools at my disposal the answer eludes me.

LOL = laughing out loud

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#4 posted 08-12-2018 02:58 AM

FOCUS was one which stumped a few people.
Don B. that is some great work- thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-12-2018 03:12 AM

Used to wear a tag on my shirt:
US ARMY = Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet…..
Not to be confused with USMC….Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children….LOL

Have had a couple hand planes come through the shop….that were total FUBARs…..

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#6 posted 08-12-2018 03:30 AM

LOL Bandit

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#7 posted 08-12-2018 03:54 AM

Bandit, I’ve had a few projects that were FUBAR, LOL…..

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 08-12-2018 02:00 PM

I’m sure there are a lot more acronyms to add to the list.

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#9 posted 08-12-2018 04:10 PM

Actually “VSCT” is not an acronym but an initialism. An acronym results in something that is pronounceable like a word.

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#10 posted 08-12-2018 04:41 PM

?.......

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#11 posted 08-12-2018 05:57 PM

so…what does VSCT stand for?

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#12 posted 08-12-2018 06:18 PM



I use SWAG at work, because sometimes I really am stumped and despite all the training, experience and tools at my disposal the answer eludes me.

LOL = laughing out loud

- woodbutcherbynight

woodbutcherbynight

You might think about upgrading from a SWAG to an APE, as in Absolutely Precise Estimate. Wink, wink.

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#13 posted 08-12-2018 07:34 PM

I’ll add VCST to the acronym glossary if someone can define it for me.

WBBN—I’ve shied away from including social media acronyms/initialsims.

Thanks for the comments on the glossary. I’m still accepting additions . . .

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#14 posted 08-12-2018 10:37 PM

Sorry can’t help on the “VCST”....
BUT in my maintenance days I’d as the tech’s what was the issus on a particular job and they’d reply…

“I D 10 T”

No more needed to be said….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 08-12-2018 10:49 PM



Sorry can t help on the “VCST”....
BUT in my maintenance days I d as the tech s what was the issus on a particular job and they d reply…

”I D 10 T”

No more needed to be said….

- crowie

Isn’t that a part number to send newbies after?? ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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