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A list of common abbreviations

Some useful abbreviations…
On the ‘Net, and throughout this FAQ, there are quite a few abbreviations in use. We’re lazy people, and don’t like to type more than we have to. So, to help you understand what follows:

Albums: Fanzines:

PatGoD : Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
ASoS : A Saucerful Of Secrets
AHM : Atom Heart Mother
OBC : Obscured By Clouds
ANP : A Nice Pair
DSotM : Dark Side Of The Moon
WYWH : Wish You Were Here
TFC : The Final Cut
P&CoHH : The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking
+-oHH : The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking
WtWB : When The Wind Blows
AMLoR : A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (sometimes MLoR)
DSoT : Delicate Sound of Thunder
ATD : Amused to Death
TDB : The Division Bell
P* : p.u.l.s.e
BC : Broken China
TAP : The Amazing Pudding
BD : Brain Damage
TAC : The Azimuth Coordinator


SOYCD : Shine On You Crazy Diamond (SOYCD -> SoYcD -> SYD)
ABitW : Another Brick in the Wall
OoTD : One of These Days (I’m Going to Cut You Into Little Pieces)
RLH : Run Like Hell
TGGitS : The Great Gig in the Sky
BtBBH : Bring the Boys Back Home
CBtL : Coming Back to Life
StCftHotS : Set the Controls…
OtTA : On the Turning Away

General Stuff:

BTW : by the way
IMHO : In my humble opinion (IMNSHO = “…not so humble opinion”)
ROIO : Recording Of Illegitimate Origin–concert tape, studio outtake,
oreo : bastardization of RoIO (hence also “cookie”)
etc.,&c : Et Cetera (“and so on”)
expressions of fun (Laughing Out Loud, Rolling On The Floor Laughing (My Ass Off).

ttfn : originally from Tigger, Winnie The Pooh’s friend tah tah, for now.
COD : Crusty Old Dinosaur, depending on who you ask, this either means someone who is old, or some who has been a Floyd fan for a long time (before DSOTM was released) or anyone who was on Echoes when the term COD was first coined.

Any others should (hopefully!) be understandable from the context.

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