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As I am sure many of you do, I keep a database of cigars I want to buy based on recommendations I read about on Club Stogie. I therefore find it very frustrating to read a great review or recommendation of a cigar which has been abbreviated (by the poster) and which I struggle to translate.

Sometimes I can guess e.g. a BBF is, I assume, a Boliver Belicosos Finos, but I am only guessing.

I know that it is easier and quicker to use abbreviations but could I suggest something that might make it easier for us non-experts?

Could the first person to post about a certain brand or size please outline in full what it is and then the follow-ups can be abbreviated?

I really want to include all the cigars recommended in my wish list and I think this would really help out - let me know what you think.


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Here's a couple from anothe post...

898 varn = 898 Varnished
AF = Arturo Fuente
AFAIK - = As far as I know
AKA = Also know as
asc = alt.smokers.cigars (a USENET Newsgroup)
bb (or bbs) = bulletin board or forum
BBF = Bolivar Belicoso Fino
Big Smoke = cA's cigar events.
BLTTW = Be less trouble that way
Bol CG = Bolivar Coronas Gigantes
Boli CG = Bolivar Coronas Gigantes
BS = Hemingway Best Seller
BTL = Hemingway Between The Lines
cA = Cigar Afficianado
cammie = Cameroon
CF = Cigar Family
Connie = Consuegra (seconds to Punch, HdM, ERDM)
CS = Conneticut Shade Wrapper
CUL8R = See you later
D4 = Partagas D-4 (Robustos)
DC = Don Carlos, Double Corona, or Diamond Crown
EPI 1 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 1 (corona gorda)
EPI 2 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2 (robusto
ERD M = El Rey Del Mundo
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FCOL = For Crying Out Loud
FFOX = Fuente Fuente Opus X
FNG = F***ing New Guy
FOAD = F*** off and Die
FOG = F***ing Old Guy
FUBAR = F***ed up beyond all recognition
FWIW = For what it's worth
FYA = For your amusement
FYI = For your information
HDM = Hoyo de Monterrey
Herf = A gathering of people enjoying cigars and the company of each other
IBTL = Hemingway In Between the Lines
IHNDIWTFYATA = I Have No Damned Idea What The F*** You Are Talking About
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion
IMO = In my opinion
INWAP! = I'm Not Wearing Any Pants!
ISOM = Island South Of Miami
J/K = Just kidding
JL = Juan Lopez
JL S2 = Juan Lopez Seleccion No 2 (Robustos)
L = Laugh
L8R = Later
LGC = La Gloria Cubana
LL - = LaLuna
LL AF = LaLuna African Fuerte
LL LHB = LaLuna Little Havana Blend
LL MF = LaLuna Maduro Fuerte
LMAO = Laughing my a** off
LOL = Laughs Out Loud
LRE = La Rosa Especial
Lusi = Partagas Lusitanias
LVR = Hemingway Limited Vintage Release
M&B = Moore and Bode
Mac = Macanudo
Mad or Maddie = maduro
MMMM = Maria Mancini Magic Mountain
MMP = Hemingway Masterpiece Maduro
Monte = Montecristo
MP = Hemingway Masterpiece
Nat, Nattie = natural (cameroon, Conneticut Shade, etc.)
OF = Old Fashioned (seconds to Partagas, Cohiba and Macanudo)
OTT = Off The Truck
PAM = Padron Anniversario Maduro
PAN = Padron Anniversario Natural
PBP = Punch Black Prince
PERF X = FFOX Perfexcion X
PL = FFOX Petite Lancero
PP = Punch Punch
RAG = Ramon Allones Gigantes
RASCC = Ramon Allones Small Club Coronas
RASS = Ramon Allones Specially Selected
RC = Bolivar Royal Coronas
RdC = FFOX Reserva de Chateau
ROTFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing (also ROFL)
ROTFLMAO = Roll on the floor laughing my a** off
RyJ = Romeo & Julietta
RyJ CF = Romeo y Julieta Celestiales Finos (panatella)
RyJ POW = Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales
Sams-a-dor = a cheap, but nice, humidor, purchased at Sam's Club
SD4 = Partagas Series D #4
SDB = Standard Dress Box
SIG = Hemingway Signature
SLB = Slide Lid Box (this is the slide box or mini-cab with the slide lid top)
SLR = Saint Louis Rey
SS = Hemingway Short Story
TFAMGD = Time for a Miller Genuine Draft
TIA = Thanks in Advance
TOP = A way bring attention to a msg thread without addding content
TTFN = Ta Ta for Now
TTYL = Talk to You Later or Type to You Later
UPP SW = H Uppman Sir Winston
UTS = Hemingway Untold Story
VR = Vega Robaina
VR DA = Vega Robaina Don Alejandros (prominente)
VSG = Ashton Virgin Sun Grown
WOA = Hemingway Work of Art
WTF = What the Foobar?
xXx = Opus X^3 (Power Ranger)

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The Rodster said:
Could the first person to post about a certain brand or size please outline in full what it is and then the follow-ups can be abbreviated?
IMHO that's a good, proactive suggestion ... especially in situations where decoding the abbreviation is integral to the thread (e.g., in review/comparison threads). ~d.

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Ha Ha!!!! Did anyone notice the original post date!!!! One of those resurected threads

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