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Thread: FAQ: "What Does This Mean?" Questions and Suggestions for the AW Dictionary

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    FAQ: "What Does This Mean?" Questions and Suggestions for the AW Dictionary

    This thread is for people to ask questions about terms or abbreviations that are not in the Absolute Write Dictionary, and to suggest terms or additions to the dictionary.

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    I saw in QLH something that said "RYWF" still applies in QLH and was curious as to what that stood for?
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    lol I did it backwards...but ty :-) I appreciate it
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    RR, R/R. or R&R

    I noticed this doesn't appear in either the AW dictionary or Cathy C's publishing terms glossary. From context, I take it this is shorthand for revise and resubmit, but you know what they say about assuming.

    Am I close?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGGrace View Post
    I noticed this doesn't appear in either the AW dictionary or Cathy C's publishing terms glossary. From context, I take it this is shorthand for revise and resubmit, but you know what they say about assuming.

    Am I close?
    Yep. On the nose, even. I'll add it in a bit. Thanks for the heads-up!

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    What does LBL mean? Line by Line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sic_scripsit View Post
    What does LBL mean?
    Line by line. It's when someone gives a heavy critique on something in share your work (SYW), down to grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. as opposed to simply giving general comments.
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    I had to look up TIL the other day (Today I Learned).

    Possible other additions: QUILTBAG and "Schrodinger's Rapist."

    ETA: "pantsing/pantser"
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    A suggestion and a question:

    I noticed that even though some other common, non-writing-specific abbreviations/acronyms/initialisms like FYI and IIRC are present in the list, IMO/IMHO (in my (honest) opinion, depending on the form chosen) isn't listed there.

    Also, is there a reason NaNoWriMo is repetitively spelled out as "NANOWRMO" in the dictionary? Thrice in a row, so I suspect it of not being a typo...still, since the subforum linked to uses the version with an i in it, it looks a bit...strange XD

    (Also, I hope that due to this being a suggestion/question thread, it's acceptable for me to post here approx. a year after the last post? If not, 'pologies and please feel free to delete my post)

    EDIT: And another suggestion--POD, or Print on Demand, isn't in the list either.
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    I noticed UF or Urban Fantasy is not listed.

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