The alt.fan.tolkien Glossary
(Version 2.3) 

Composed & edited by: Sir Confused-a-lot
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With thanks to: Andrew and Sarah Wells, Arkady, Christopher Kreuzer, Conrad Dunkerson, Donald Shepherd, Michael Martinez, Öjevind Lång, SSSimon, Steuard Jensen, Tamfiiris, Troels Forchhammer, Wade Shiell
Last updated: 27 May 2009

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^ A caret, content is pollitical
~ A tilde, content may be lewd or provocative
[snip], <snip> Content removed from quoted text
[Movie] A tag used to indicate a post containing spoilers for one of the (Peter Jackson directed) Lord of the Rings movies
A&U Allen & Unwin, a publishing company
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFP alt.fan.pratchett, a newsgroup
AFT alt.fan.tolkien, a newsgroup
AH Amon Hen, the bi-monthly bulletin of the Tolkien Society
alt.flame A newsgroup dedicated to flaming. It is a sister group of AFT, for reasons better not discussed
ART alt.religion.tolkienology, a newsgroup, now rarely used
ATB The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
AU Allen & Unwin, a publishing company
Balrog W***s Balrog Wings, a very debateable subject
BLT1 The Book of Lost Tales, Part One
BLT2 The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two
BoLT The Book of Lost Tales
BoLT1 The Book of Lost Tales, Part One
BoLT2 The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two
Bombadilism A Tolkien-based religion who worship Tom Bombadil as Eru, not to be taken too seriously
CHOKLIT Something without which life would be unbearable (often chocolate), a TEUNCism
CH Children of Húrin
CJRT Christopher Tolkien
CoH Children of Húrin
Cro Croatian
CT Christopher Tolkien
CTS Cambridge Tolkien Society, a smial
Deine To define a tyope
FA First Age (sometimes Fourth Age)
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions, a list of answers to commonly asked questions
FCL The Father Christmas Letters
FGH Farmer Giles of Ham
FgoH Farmer Giles of Ham
Flame To deliberately insult another poster, or a post which does this
Flamer A poster who flames
FO Fourth Age
FotR The Fellowship of the Rings
FR The Fellowship of the Rings
FUQ Frequently Unanswered Questions
Fw Forwarded message
H The Hobbit
HB The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son
HBBS The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son
HC HarperCollins, a publishing company
HM Houghton Mifflin, a publishing company
HoME History of Middle-Earth
IC A TURPS term meaning ‘In Character’
ICE Iron Crown Enterprises
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
JRRT John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Lays The Lays of Beleriand
LbN Leaf by Niggle
Letters The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
LN Leaf by Niggle
LoB The Lays of Beleriand
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LotR The Lord of the Rings
LR The Lost Road and Other Writings
LROW The Lost Road and Other Writings
LT1 The Book of Lost Tales, Part One
LT2 The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two
M Mallorn, the yearly journal of the Tolkien Society
M-E Middle Earth
Mall Mallorn, the yearly journal of the Tolkien Society
ME Middle Earth
MECCG Middle-Earth Collectible Card Game
MEDM ‘Middle Earth: Dark Minions,’ a part of MECCG
MELE ‘Middle Earth: Lidless Eye,’ a part of MECCG
MERP Middle-Earth Role Playing game
MERS Middle-Earth Reunion Smial
METB ‘Middle Earth: The Balrog,’ a part of MECCG
METD ‘Middle Earth: The Dragons,’ a part of MECCG
METW ‘Middle Earth:The Wizards,’ a part of MECCG
METWH ‘Middle Earth: The White Hand,’ a part of MECCG
MHH Marvin House Hobbit, an old, text-based Hobbit computer game
MR Morgoth's Ring
MSR Mike Scott Rohan, an author
NCP The Notion Club Papers
NG Newsgroup
NP The Notion Club Papers
Ob Obligatory, used as a tag in posts intended to bring off-topic threads back on topic
Odp In connection with (considered improper, please use Re)
OFS On Fairy-Stories
OOC A TURPS term meaning ‘Out of Character’
OT Off Topic
OTS Oxford Tolkien Society, a smial
PJ Peter Jackson, director of the latest Lord of the Rings movies
PKB Pot Kettle Black, shorterned form of the expression 'the pot calling the kettle black' used when someone accuses someone else of having a fault that they both posses
PoME The Peoples of Middle-Earth
psot Post, a TEUNCism
psoter Poster, a TEUNCism
Pterry Terry Pratchett, an author
R In connection with (considered improper, please use Re)
RABT rec.arts.books.tolkien, a newsgroup
Re In connection with
RGEO The Road Goes Ever On
RK The Return of the King
RL Real Life
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Arse Off
RotK The Return of the King
RotS The Return of the Shadow
RtME The Road to Middle-Earth
SA Second Age
SD Sauron Defeated
Sil The Silmarillion
Silm The Silmarillion
Smial A local subdivision of the Tolkien Society
snip Content removed from quoted text, usually used in the form <snip> or [snip]
SoME The Shaping of Middle-Earth
SoWM Smith of Wooton Major
SR Shire Reckoning
Sv In connection with (considered improper, please use Re)
SWM Smith of Wooton Major
T&L Tree and Leaf
TA Third Age
Tag A short abbreviation used in a subject line to indicate information concerning the contents of the post, much favoured in alt.fan.pratchett
TaL Tree and Leaf
Tar Taruithorn, the Oxford Tolkien Society, a smial
Tary Taruithorn, the Oxford Tolkien Society, a smial
TB The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
TEOTWAWKI The End of The World as We Know It
TEUNC Tolkien Eccentric Unusual Nut Cases, an eGroup of Tolkien fans, some of whom frequent the newsgroups
TEUNCe To bounce around for joy, a TEUNCism
TEUNCer A member of TEUNC
TEUNCism A word derived from TEUNC and stored in the TEUNCtionary
TEUNCmoot An eGroup dedicated to organising real life meetings of TEUNCers
TEUNCtionary A dictionary of TEUNCisms
TH (1) The Hobbit
TH (2) Tol Harndor, the Australian Smial
TL Tree and Leaf
ToI The Treason of Isengard
Tolkienology A Tolkien-based religion who worship Eru & the Valar, not to be taken too seriously
TORn TheOneRing.net a Lord Of The Rings movie website
Torog An intentionally provocative post, or someone who makes one
trask To do something unpleasant to someone or something, a TEUNCism
Troll An intentionally provocative post, or someone who makes one
TS Tolkien Society
TT The Two Towers
TTT The Two Towers
TURPS TEUNC Role Playing System, an eGroup on which a TEUNC based RPG takes place
Tyope A typing error given a specific meaning by TEUNC
UH Unwin Hyman, a publishing company
UT Unfinished Tales
VT Vinyar Tengwar, the journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship
VY Valian Years
Who's Who A file giving details of regular posters
WotJ The War of the Jewels
WotR The War of the Ring
WR The War of the Ring

 

Other

aft.rabt ('AFT-rabt) n. [Common Tuetonic: Old English*aeftenrobbet* = Old Norse *eiaeghtinreivdh*]:
1. The aft, or rear, rabbit. Used primarily in the medieval sense as the rabbit for whom the view never changes (do not confuse aftrabt with rabtaft, which is the before mentioned never-changing view)
2. A small, furry mammal (furryus hobbitoniensis) originating from the secret pathways to the real Middle-Earth and now widely distributed since the bottom fell out of the fairy-tale market.
3. Archaic. A Japanese origami ornament in the form of a yellow dragon