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OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 27, 2009 01:04PM
The current one making me chuckle, "Yeah, and if my aunt had a package, she would be my uncle."



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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 27, 2009 01:25PM
There's no saw like and old saw. That one has been making the rounds (with 'package' replaced by a more testicular reference) since at least the 1500's, globally.
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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: M>B>
Date: July 27, 2009 02:02PM
Acronyms for Photographers...

AA - anti aliasing
ACR – Adobe Converter RAW, the RAW converter included in PS
ADC - analog to digital converter
A/D - analog to digital converter
AF - auto focus
AFAIC – as far as I’m concerned
AFAIK – as far as I know
AKA – also known as
ARS – anal aperture
AS – aspheric, usually describing an AS ground lens
ASAP - as soon as possible
B&G – bride and groom
BG – background
Blocked – shadow information is clipped
Blown - data highlights are clipped
BS – bullsh!t
BTW - by the way
C - Canon
CB – color balance (AKA white balance)
CCD – charge coupled device
CF – custom function, Canon camaras
CF – compact flash
ch – channel, as in red, green, and blue channels
CMOS - complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor
CP – circular polarizer
cPOL - circular polarizer
CRT – cathode ray tube
CW – Chuck Westfall, Canon’s technical sounding board
Digicam – digital camera
DO - diffractive Optics
DOF - depth of field at the object plane
DOF - depth of focus at the image plane
DPP – Digital Photo Professional (Canon’s RAW converter program)
DR - dynamic range
DSLR - digital SLR
EC - exposure correction
EXIF - exchangeable image file format
EV - exposure value
FAIK – for all I know
FL - focal length
F-stop – a Stop
FOV - field of view
fps - frames per second
FWIW - for what it’s worth
GB - gigabyte
GND – graduated neutral density (e.g. GND filters)
HDR – high dynamic range
HSL – Hue, Saturation, and Lightness adjustments
IDIOT - somebody that makes lists (like this one)
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
IOW - in other words
IS - image stabilization
ISO - the “International Organization for Standardization”
IQ – image quality
KISS – the “keep it simple, stupid” principle
LCD – liquid crystal display
LD – low dispersion, a type of glass used for a lens element
LMAO - laughing my “you know what” off
LOL - laughing out loud
LR – Lightroom, Adobe’s RAW converter program
LV – Live view
MA – micro adjustment (e.g. on the 1DmkIII camera)
MB - megabyte
MF – medium format
MFD – minimum focusing distance
MFDB – medium format digital back
mk - mark
MLU – mirror lock-up
MP - mega pixel
MUA – make-up artist
N - Nikon
NDA – non-disclosure agreement
NSFW – not safe for work
NI – Neat Image (noise reduction program)
NIB – New in Box
ND – Neutral Density (e.g. ND filter)
NN – Noise Ninja (noise reduction program)
Noob – a Newbie (new to the forum and/or photography)
NP – national park
NR – noise removal
NW - noiseware
OBTW - oh by the way
Oly – Olympus
OMG – oh my God
OOF - out of focus
OP – the original poster of a thread
OT – off topic
OTT – over the top
P&S – point and shoot (e.g. P&S camera)
Pano – a panorama created by stitching individual picture frames
Pics - short for pictures
PITA - pain in the “you know what”
PLS - please
POL – polarizer (linear POL “may” be assumed)
POS - a piece of “you know what, try @#$%& for starters”
POS – point of sale
POV – point of view
PP - post processing (performed after the initial rendering).
PR – public relations
PS – Photoshop (image editor program)
PS – power supply
PSP – Paint Shop Pro (image editor program)
PTGui – program for stitching individual picture frames into a panorama
RAW - a 16-bit format file, minimum of in-camera processing.
ROF – ring of fire (AF point selection choice)
ROOTB – right out of the box
ROOTC – right out of the camera
ROFLAMO - rolling on the floor and LMAO
RSP – Raw Shooter Premium (RAW converter program)
RTFM – read the “you know what” manual
SLD – super low dispersion, a type of glass used for a lens element
SLD – super-luminescent diode
SLR - single lens reflex (usually applies to a film SLR camera)
Stop - a factor of two in illumination or light intensity
TB - terabyte
TC - teleconverter (usually 1.4X and 2X)
tele – telephoto lens (typical meaning)
ULD – ultra low dispersion, a type of glass used for a lens element
USM - unsharp masking
USM – ultra sonic motor
UWA – ultra wide angle (e.g. lens or perspective)
VR – Nikon’s equivalent of Canon’s “IS”
WA - wide angle (e.g. lens or perspective)
WAG – wild a$$ guess
WB – white balance
W/O – without
WTB – want to buy
WYSIWYG – what you see is what you get
YMMV - your mileage may vary
ZB – Zoombrowser, a canon program used for browsing

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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: July 27, 2009 04:44PM
"If a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass a-hoppin'" is another long-time favorite
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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: miK.
Date: July 27, 2009 05:05PM
The other night on Letterman, Tracy Morgan described he and Bruce Willis
(who he has just filmed a movie with) as being "down like 4 flat tires".

I liked that one!



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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 27, 2009 05:14PM
fell out of the stupid tree, and hit every branch on the way down
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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: decay
Date: July 27, 2009 05:28PM
go piss up a rope
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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: Black
Date: July 27, 2009 07:00PM
Quote
decay
go piss up a rope

I don't think Racer X was referring to you. Why the hostility?




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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: Travlen' JazzZen
Date: July 27, 2009 08:06PM
If wishes were fishes, I'd have a sea full. (It's old, but always applies.)
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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 27, 2009 08:35PM
Quote
Racer X
fell out of the stupid tree, and hit every branch on the way down

And that's just the way the pickle squirts.

(A favorite of my dear departed Aunt Alice.)
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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: decay
Date: July 27, 2009 09:39PM
in response to "where's my ______?"

"if it was up your a-- you'd know!"
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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 27, 2009 10:37PM
Why is everything always in the last place you look?



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Re: OT: Funny phrases you have heard
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: July 27, 2009 11:52PM
She was so happy she $hit & fell back in it.



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