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The massive list of Star Wars(Forums) abbreviations

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Killerbanana16, May 24, 2015.

  1. Killerbanana16

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    - The massive list of Star Wars(Forums) Abbreviations & Glossary Terms -
    - Don't know what section to post this in but decided to put it in TFA section where most people can see it -
    My first time joining online forums always results in hours of figuring out their lingo and jargon. Especially my first time joining this particular forum was... Extensive. I'll admit I didn't even know the abbreviations for the movies themselves.

    Before the list gets started feel free to post your own abbreviations & Glossary Terms and I will gladly add them to the list here.
    Not currently including EU book abbreviations due to the list going on and on forever.
    P.S I'll attempt at some order... But I can't make any promises. :D


    Movies/TV:
    • The Phantom Menace - TPM
    • Attack of the Clones - AOTC
    • Revenge of the Sith - ROTS
    • A New Hope - ANH
    • The Empire Strikes Back - ESB and or TESB
    • Return of the Jedi - ROTJ
    • The Force Awakens - TFA
    • Clone Wars Television Show (2003 Version) - CW
    • The Clone Wars Show (2008-2014) - TCW or CW
    Trilogies:
    • Prequel Trilogy - PT
    • Original Trilogy- OT
    • Sequel Trilogy!! - ST
    Objects:
    • DS - Death Star
    • ISD - Imperial Star Destroyer
    • SSD - Super Star Destroyer
    • TIE - Twin Ion Engines... Hehehe
    Characters:
    • DV - Darth Vader
    • DM - Darth Maul
    • GG - General Grevious
    • HS - Han Solo or Hyperspace
    • LS - Luke Skywalker or Lightsaber
    • DP - Darth Plaqueis
    Canon Books:
    • LOTS - Lords of the Sith
    • HTTJ - Heir to the Jedi
    • AND - A New Dawn
    Important Random Star Wars Terms:
    • SW - Star Wars
    • Expanded Universe - EU
    • After Battle of Yavin - ABY
    • Before Battle of Yavin - BBY
    • MTFBWY - May The Force Be With You
    • SWI - Star Wars Insider
    • OS - Official Site StarWars.com
    • GFFA - Galaxy Far, Far Away
    • SWC - Star Wars Canon
    • SWL - Star Wars Legends
    Video Games:
    • Knights of the Old Republic - KOTOR
    • Knights of the Old Republic 2 - KOTOR2 or KOTOR 2
    • Star Wars The Old Republic - SWTOR
    • Star Wars Galaxies - SWG
    • Battlefront - BF (On other forums most users reserve the 'BF' abbreviation for the Battlefield games, due to the inactivity of there being a Battlefront game).
    • The Force Unleashed - TFU
    • DF - Dark Forces
    Real People:
    • George Lucas - GL
    • J.J Abrams - J.J or JJ
    • Kathleen Kennedy - KK
    • MvS - Max Von Sydow
    • GC - Gwendoline Christie
    Companies:
    • LFL - Lucas Film / Lucas Film Limited
    • LA - Lucas Arts
    • LSG - Lucasfilm Story Group
    • ILM - Industrial Lights & Magic
    General Forum Lingo:
    • OP - Original Poster/Post
    • IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
    • FF - Fan Fiction/Fan Film
    • Mod - Forum Moderator
    • EG or EGG - Easter Eggs (Little secretes within something)
    • SWNN - Star Wars News Net
    More Recently:
    • SW7N - StarWars7News Website
    • TC - The Cantina
    • VF - Vanity Fair
    • MSW - MakingStarWars (A Website)
    • SDCC - San Diego Comic Con
    • SWNN - Star Wars News Net

     
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    MvS: max von sybow
    GC: Gwendolyn Christy.

    I see those two a lot as well.
     
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    excelent work on this. :D thanks.
     
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    I wish I had this back when I was a SW noob.
     
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    You forgot some things

    SW7N = starwars7news website
    TC = the cantina (Sister site to above)
    EG = easter eggs
    SWN = star wars noob
    SWL = star wars legends (old EU)
    SWC = star wars cannon
     
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    star wars noob? lol.
     
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    yeah we all used to be one.
     
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    MvS is listed twice, with a misspelled last name the second time.

    What about?
    LSG - Lucasfilm Story Group
    DP - Darth Plagueis
    SW - Star Wars

    The Clone Wars is also abbreviated as TCW.
     
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    Not sure if you wish to edit the list, but I've seen this enough I thought I'd mention it. I know only the latter is canon, but since you've included the non-canon games it wouldn't be too out of place.

    I've seen CW used quite a few times to refer to the 2003 animated microseries, Star Wars: Clone Wars
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Clone_Wars_(2003_TV_series)


    On the other side, TCW is pretty much always used to refer to the 2008 series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Clone_Wars_(2008_TV_series)


    Also,
    hehe...:p
     
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    I've been trying to actively edit the list when there is a mistake or someone replies with an abbreviation that I've missed. Thanks for the information :D
     
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    There's another acronym that I've seen around here that I'm not too familiar with; it's four letters and starts with the letter "T" (I think it's TCMP, TCTP or something like that). If someone knows which one I'm referring to and knows what it stands for, please post it on here.
     
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    You've got a good list going, and surprisingly some of this information is needed from time to time. I had a bit of trouble tackling what a "GFFA" meant on one of the main page articles before I looked it up and had a "d'oh!" moment. :p
     
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    Haha... I felt the same way not knowing what ANH and ESB meant a few months ago when I first actively used the forums.
     
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    To clarify to anyone reading the replies:
    I have took notice to the two "old news" ratings that were given to two previous posts. And I could only conclude they had received that rating due to me reading their post and adding their suggestions to the above list; And someone had thought the poster had missed it on the list? I would just like to say please don't give someone a negative rating for posting a suggestion that is already on the list because most likely I used their suggestion and edited the list.
    Hope that is fairly understandable to read.
     
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    good call. I second that motion.
     
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    I removed the 2 "old news" given.
     
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    ILM--Industrial Lights and Magic, under companies. People use this in reference to CGI, and practical effects, at times.
     
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    Wow, so many abbreviations, talk about alphabet soup!
     
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    Ah, I found the acronym: TPTB

    Sorry, but I don't really know what it means (I'm probably going to look ridiculous for not knowing it after I find out lol).
     
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