Abbreviations & Acronyms

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Abbreviations & Acronyms

Postby admin » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:16 pm

Thought we would get a general list of abbreviations going for the new guy's, it can be currently used one's or even new one's you have made up as the journey has gone along.

I will start things off;

BBS: Baby-Butt Smooth - The closest & smoothest shave, a run of your hand across your face will not detect any stubble or left-overs.
WWFY: What works for you, similar to YMMV.
RAD: Razor Acquisition Disorder

Feel free to add guys...
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Re: Abbreviations

Postby Thug » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:26 pm

You mentioned YMMV but didn't explain it.

YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
ATG - Against The Grain
WTG - With The Grain
XTG - Across the Grain
BB - Best Badger
EdC - Eau de Cologne
EdT - Eau De Toliette
DFS - Damn Fine Shave
GLWTS - Good Luck with the Sale
RBAD - Razor Blade Acquisition Disorder
SOC - Semogue Owners Club
SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed
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Re: Abbreviations

Postby Jacquers » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:49 pm

Excuse the duplication, I copied and pasted off another list:

Types of Razors:

CC: Closed Comb
DE: Double Edge
OC: Open Comb
OCMM: GEM Open Comb MicroMatic single edge razor
SB: Safety Bar
SE: Single Edge
SR: Straight Razor
TTO: Twist/Turn To Open

Shaving Forum Lingo:

AD's: Acquisition Disorders
-HAD: Hone Acquisition Disorder
-RAD: Razor Acquisition Disorder
-SAD: Strop Acquisition Disorder
-SBAD: Shaving Brush Acquisition Disorder
-SCAD: Shaving Cream Acquisition Disorder
-SRAD: Safety Razor Acquisition Disorder
-SSAD: Shaving Soap Acquisition Disorder

HTT: Hot Towel Treatment
ATG: Against the Grain
BBS: Baby Butt Smooth
CCS: Close Comfortable Shave
DFS: Damn/Darn Fine Shave
WTG: With the Grain
XTG: Across the Grain
SoS: Shower or Shave (of the day)
SOTD: Shave of the Day
NGA: Newbie Give-Away


A/S: Aftershave
ASB: Aftershave Balm
ASM: After Shave Milk
EdC: Eau de Cologne
EdT: Eau de Toilette
PS: PreShave
PSB: PreShave Balm
PSO: PreShave Oil
SC: Shaving Cream
SS: Shaving Soap

General Internet/Forum Use:

AFAIK: As Far As I Know
BTW: By the Way
FS: For Sale
FT: For Trade
FWIW: for What It's Worth
HWMBO: He Who Must Be Obeyed
IMHO: In My Honest/ Humble Opinion
IMO: In My Opinion
LOL: Laugh Out Loud
PIF: Pay It Forward
PM: Private Message
SO: Significant Other
SWMBO: She Who Must Be Obeyed
WTB: Want To Buy
WTT: Want To Trade
YGPM: You Got Private Message
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary


CA:Cyanoacrylate aka Super Glue
CP: Cold Process soapmaking
EO: Essential Oil
FO: Fragrance Oil
ISZ: Iced SubZero
MUG: Menthol Users Group
VIBR: Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum


3T's: Taylors, Truefitt & Hill, and Trumpers.
AdP: Acqua Di Parma
AOS: Art of Shaving
AV: Aqua Velva
B&BW: Bath and Body Works
CC: Captains Choice
C&E: Crabtree and Evelyn
C&S: Czech & Speake
CRS: Cyril R. Salter
DRH: D.R Harris
DVH: De Vergulde Hand
GFT: Geo F. Trumper
GIT: Green Irish Tweed
HBS: Honeybee Sue
IP's: Israeli Personna
KMF: Kiss My Face
MB: Mama Bear
MdC: Martin de Candre
MWF: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
PdP: Pre de Provence
RMWS: Robert's Method of Wet Shaving aka Method Shaving
RR: RazoRock
SCS: Saint Charles Shave
SFS: Scottish Fine Soaps
T&H: Truefitt and Hill
TBS: The Body Shop
TGN: The Golden Nib
TGR: The Gentleman's Refinery
TGQ: The Gentlemens Quarter
TOBS: Taylor's of Old Bond Street
TRSC/RSC: The Real Shaving Company
TSD: The Shave Den
VDH: Van Der Hagen


BRW: Bob’s Razor Works
EJ: Edwin Jagger
ER: Ever Ready
HD: Merkur Heavy Duty Safety Razor
HMW: High Mountain White
NDC: No Date Code
NOS: New Old Stock
SRD: Straight Razor Designs
SS: Gilette SuperSpeed
TI: Thiers Issard
W&B: Wade and Butcher


B&B: Badger and Blade
SMF: Shave My Face
SRP: Straight Razor Place
TOS: The Original Safety
TSD: The Shave Den
TSN: The Shave Nook
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Re: Abbreviations

Postby Thug » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:42 pm


Admin, I think you can close this thread and pin it.
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Postby Vintage1973 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:24 pm


Check out this URL on B&B, to answer all your questions, regarding acronymns:

It answered quite a few questions for me!!

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Re: Acronymns

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:35 am

very cool list. Must taken somebody a lot of time to compile that... :thumbup:
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Re: Acronymns

Postby Vintage1973 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:36 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:very cool list. Must taken somebody a lot of time to compile that... :thumbup:

No doubt it took some time! Should make for shorter sentences! :D
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Re: Abbreviations & Acronyms

Postby DAVEP » Fri May 06, 2016 12:44 pm

How about this one:-
JAPAN - Just A Poke At Night.

Bwahahahaha :clap:
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Re: Abbreviations & Acronyms

Postby DirtyOldBeggar » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:58 am

Our vendors: BB, RVT, SHSA & MS.
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Re: Abbreviations & Acronyms

Postby JAYDEE » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:04 am

DAVEP wrote:How about this one:-
JAPAN - Just A Poke At Night.

Bwahahahaha :clap:

That's hilarious! Lolll
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