Useful acronyms and other jargon
There are lots of abbreviations in emails and all around. If you ever wondered what those abbreviations mean, or if you have wanted to use them but not knowing what they mean, below is a lost of the most usual ones.
These abbreviations were not created for the Internet. Not so long ago, when telex machines were common, they were used in telexes because what was written there needed to be short and it was expensive to send a telex. It was particularly useful with these abbreviations if you had to type the telex manually when in direct contact with someone on the other end of the line. They were still useful if you did a preprepared telex (done on a sort of plastic band with holes in particular patterns in them) to send off later. Not so long ago telex machines were used for flight- and hotel bookings and they are still used in contacts between boats.
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
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Acronym Finder and Jargon.net
There are of course more abbreviations than the above. There is a website called Acronym finder where you can write the abbreviation you want to get explained and get its meaning.
The address to Acronym Finder is:
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There you get more explanations.