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A list of common EU and general Acronyms & Abbreviations (shortened expressions) has been asked for so here it goes (if you think I have missed some feel free to add them).

BB = Badboy
RM = Royal Marriage
DOW = Declaration of War
COT = Center of Trade
TP = Trade Post
GC = Grand Campaign

BG = Board Game
CG = Computer Game
IOW = In Other Words
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
IMO / IMHO = In My (Humble) Opinion
JMO / JMHO = Just My (Humble) Opinion
RTM / RTFM = Read the (*beep*) Manual
FYI = For Your Information
YMMV = Your Milage May Vary
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
BTW = By the Way
ROTFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing
OMG = Oh My God
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off
OT = Off Topic
NT = No Text
IIRC = If I Recall/Remember Correctly

e.g. = for example (lat. exampli gratia)
i.e. = that is (lat. id est)
 
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BB = Badboy
RM = Royal Marriage
DOW = Declaration of War
CoT = Center of Trade
TP = Trade Post
GC = Grand campaign

Thank you for this. If you (or anyone else) have any more game acronyms like this, please let us know. They're much appreciated by newbies like me. Actually I'm a pre-newbie because my copy is still between store and my mailbox. :)

Other general acronyms:

OTOH = on the other hand
IANAL = I am not a lawyer

and my favourite:

WTHAPUTAAIDMN = why the hell are people using these annoying acronyms? it's driving me nuts! :)
 

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Originally posted by The Exiler
Am I right in saying that:

CB = Causa Belli?

Been trying to figure that one out for a while! Dopey me...

In fact it´s 'casus belli' - literally 'case of war'. Whereas 'causa belli' would mean the circumstances, which effectively cause a war, there is a usage of 'casus' in latin where then 'casus belli' would mean the circumstances where You declare war 'rightfully' or 'legally'.

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Correct me if I'm wrong (only a newbie) but:

HRE = Holy Roman Empire
 

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Originally posted by Carolus Rex
Dammit Huczics, I was just going to put up a thread like this! Ah well, you spared from a couple of minutes labour. :)

OK, it will be $4.50.
Where do I send the bill ? :D
 

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"Dammit Huczics, I was just going to put up a thread like this! Ah well, you spared from a couple of minutes labour. " Carolus Rex.

"OK, it will be $4.50. Where do I send the bill ?" Husziks.


SDOK. Camelopardalis.
 

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Sometimes seen :

TT or ToT : Treaty of Tordesillas
ET or EoT : Edict of Tolerance

Talking about countries using their game tag (ie VEN for Venice, etc.)