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  1. python

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    Here are some abbreviations that are commonly used on pipe forums.

    965 - Dunhill My Mixture 965
    1792 - SG 1792 Flake
    5100 - McClelland's 5100
    BBF - SG Best Brown Flake
    BC - Butz-Choquin Pipes
    BCF - GH Bob's Choc Flake
    BFP – C&D Baileys Front Porch
    B&M - Brick and Mortar, i.e. an actual tobacco store, rather than an online shop.
    CAO – A Brand of Meerschaum Pipes
    C&D - Cornell & Diehl Tobacco Company
    CH - Carter Hall Tobacco (An OTC)
    DBE - GH Dark Bird's Eye
    DGT - Delayed Gratification Technique
    DH - Dunhill
    DLF - Dunhill Light Flake
    DLNR - Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls
    EMP - Dunhill Early Morning Pipe
    ERR - Edgeworth Ready Rubbed- sometimes ERRd
    FM - McClelland Frog Morton
    FMOTB - McClelland Frog Morton On The Bayou.
    FMOTT - McClelland Frog Morton On The Town.
    FVF - SG Full Virginia Flake
    GH or G&H - Gawith & Hoggarth Tobacco Company
    GLP - G.L. Pease Tobacco
    HB – C&D Haunted Bookshop
    HCA - Hans Christian Anderson, a line of pipes made by Stanwell Pipes
    H&H - Hearth & Home (Pipesandcigars.com House Blend)
    HOTW - Rattray's Hal o' the Wind
    HOW - House of Windsor
    IPSD - International Pipe Smoking Day
    KW – Kaywoodie Pipes
    LBF or PSLBF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bulls Eye Flake
    LNF or PSLNF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
    LTF or PSLTF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake
    McB – Mac Baren Tobacco Co.
    McC - McClelland Tobacco Co.
    MM - Missouri Meerschaum Corncob Pipe
    NAC - North American Carvers (Pipe Makers from North America)
    OG - Rattray's Old Gowrie
    OGS – Orliks Golden Sliced
    OJK – C&D Old Joe Krantz
    OTC - Over the Counter (i.e. Drugstore Tobacco Blends)
    PA - Prince Albert Tobacco (An OTC)
    PAD - Pipe Acquisition Disorder
    PS - Peter Stokkebye
    P&W or PW - Pipeworks & Wilke
    SG - Samuel Gawith Tobacco Co.
    SL – SG Squadron Leader
    SMS – A Brand of Meerschaum Pipes
    SMM - Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium
    SWR - Sir Walter Raleigh (An OTC)
    TAD - Tobacco Acquisition Disorder
    YMMV - Your mileage may vary.

    You can find out more useful information and definitions here - http://www.tobaccopipesdictionary.com/

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    Thanks Bob!

    Full disclosure- I also own http://www.tobaccopipesdictionary.com/

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    Posted 9 years ago #
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    Wait! Give me two and a half seconds to memorize the list..(beat)..(beat)...(beat) - Done!

    "Americans are the people who describe their use of alcohol and tobacco as vices" G. K. Chesterton
    Posted 9 years ago #
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    I know this is threadromancy in the extreme, but perhaps we could make this a sticky, or have this list as a pop-up when you hover over it. I found Bob's abbreviation list helpful, and would've been a godsend when I started smoking months ago...

    Just a thought...

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    Posted 8 years ago #
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    I think lordnoble has a great idea. Maybe a sticky or somewhere on one of the side bars would be a good place to put the list, so it is easily accessible.

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    Posted 8 years ago #
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    I would add SWMBO. She who must be obeyed.

    I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
    Posted 8 years ago #
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    Rumpole would insist upon it.

    Posted 8 years ago #
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    Great...thanks !!

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    Brilliant! I was feeling a little lost reading some of these posts.

    I had figured out what a B&M was, but had no idea it stood for Brick & Mortar.

    PAD had me completely lost.

    TY for the post Bob.

    Posted 7 years ago #
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    Guys there is a link on the right side just below the search area.
    Here is the link anyway:
    Terminology & Abbreviations


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    Posted 7 years ago #
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    Great. It took me about 6 mothhs to figure out what LMAO meant. This is very helpful.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 7 years ago #
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    Brilliant! I was feeling a little lost reading some of these posts.

    I had figured out what a B&M was, but had no idea it stood for Brick & Mortar.

    TY for the post Bob.

    +1

    Posted 7 years ago #
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    You're right, sirbogglesworth. The first time I saw B&M was on this site and I thought to myself, "Man, these guys are really tight with each other."

    Posted 7 years ago #
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    May I suggest a stickey for this. This cleared up a lot for me.

    Glenn
    Posted 7 years ago #
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    The first time I saw B&M was on this site and I thought to myself, "Man, these guys are really tight with each other."

    Thanks for the laugh pa!

    @eaglerico Lawrence had a very helpful post:

    Guys there is a link on the right side just below the search area.
    Here in the link anyway:
    Terminology & Abbreviations

    Edit: I added the link to the quote. Lawrence

    Posted 7 years ago #
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    Having worked as a nurse's Aide when I first saw B&M I missed the & and wondered about someone smoking a bowel movement.

    If at first you don't succeed you are running about average.
    Posted 7 years ago #
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    My blend is R3N and several people here smoke RHOW . Also I like to smoke GLPP and what about WOL blends .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
    Posted 7 years ago #
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    Here is a silly question, but nonetheless: what exactly qualifies as an "aromatic tobacco"?

    Al

    Posted 7 years ago #
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    There have been a number of different threads on this but I believe it has always boiled down to a blend that has had a topping or flavoring added to enhance the flavor of the tobacco....

    Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!

    "There’s truth in the statement that pipe tobacco will never be any less expensive than it is today, so think of your cellar as a cost averaged investment" - G.L. Pease
    Posted 7 years ago #
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    I know there's a link to this thread on the right hand side, but figured with all the new members it was worth a bump.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks for the information. I had been wondering about B&M for a while now but didnt want to ask.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Alrighty then: What do the "+1" and such mean? And I apologize in advance if this is as dumb a question as I think it might be lol

    Greg
    Posted 6 years ago #
  23. kabong30

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    +1 is more of an internet thing than a pipe thing. On forums and chat +1 basically means, "I agree".

    Posted 6 years ago #
  24. gmwolford

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    Ah, thank you Kabong. As you probably ascertained I'm not real forum knowledgeable, pipe or otherwise, either! LOL

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    You'll get in the swing. Welcome aboard!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Its all starting to make sense now. thanks for the help. now when i read the posts i know what their talking about.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    hey, it's no more annoying than wtf omg rofl lmao

    amirite?

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    and don't forget CMOTU. Greg Pease official self proclaimed title......Certified Master of the Universe

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    +1 chuckw!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Awesome. I'm still new and have been puzzling over Virginia, VA, Vaper, Va/Per, whether these are the same or not. I just looked them up and now I know. Thanks for providing the dictionary site!

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    Finally I know what PAD means . . .

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    OK so not only have you provided me with a pipe dictionary but you have giving me a list of tobacco i need to try, i mean these must be all heavy hitters if they have short forms.


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    Thanks Kev for the dictionary, you just saved me a bunch of headache.

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    If you smoke something besides tobacco in your pipe, you are probably high and got here by mistake.
    We suggest going to a 7-11 and getting some Doritos and Diet Coke.

    thats funny right there!! What self respecting pothead drinks diet coke????

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    Anyone still use WAF, Wife Acceptance Factor, for describing the degree of pleasantness in the room note?

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    You might consider adding SOTE - C&D's Star of the East. A noble weed, and one of their best sellers I might add.

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    WOW! My mind is blown! Bob, thank you so much for this! There are many abbreviations on that list which I did not know. Very helpful. If it weren't for you I'd still be clueless. Wouldn't even know all the packing methods either!

    -Frank

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    Posted 5 years ago #
  38. oklansas

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    FMC (Frog Morton's Cellar) is probably ready to be included with its Morton brethren as well!

    Lunting - To walk while smoking a pipe (from the Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia, pg. 325)
    Posted 5 years ago #
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    BUMP

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    Outstanding effort, and much appreciated!

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    NOS? Not seen in list, but mentioned in forum threads.

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    NOS means "New, Old Stock". Unused, but still in the original package.

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    Ah, thanks bigvan

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    OK, I give up. What is HGL?

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    Wow gonna have to refer to this one a few times before i get it.

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    OK, I give up. What is HGL?

    What I remember reading is that HGL stands for Herman G Lane. He was the President of Lane LTD and it was his own personal blend he smoked.

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    "
    What I remember reading is that HGL stands for Herman G Lane. He was the President of Lane LTD and it was his own personal blend he smoked

    "

    Thanks, I've seen it referenced several times had had no idea which tobacco was being discussed.

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    Then what the he'll is PG? Apparently, it is something awful that someone found in a tin of GLP.

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    PG is Propylene Glycol, which I'm told is a supposedly harmless chemical that retains moisture. It keeps the tobacco from drying out too fast. It's also used in cigar humidors to maintain the proper humidity level without creating mold like plain water can.

    I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it's what I've been told. I'll leave it up to the experts to correct this if it's wrong.

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    Hi, my first post here. Getting back into pipes after a long hiatus.

    Regarding the abbreviations, might want to consider NPD -- New Pipe Day!

    brash

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    I've noticed that no one has listed ODF as meaning Mac Baron's HH Old Dark Fired flakes.

    Michael
    Posted 4 years ago #
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    Such a huge help, greatly appreciated!

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    If you think this is helpful, why don't you wade into the PIPE SMOKING BASICS & BEGINNER QUESTIONS sub-forum and post your questions. I guarantee you'll get a wealth of answers and suggestions.

    -Jason

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I, too, have found this thread to be very helpful... thank you!

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    At the risk of irritating those with better minds and memories I would suggest that, as an aid, the initials be used only after spelling out the full name. I think it would be beneficial to new members and more than a few old as some of the abbreviations are a bit arcane. As an example; Dunhill Early Morning Pipe (EMP) is really good at mid-day also. EMP is like beer, it's not just for breakfast.

    Just a thought.

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Not for breakfast?? What part of Early Morning don't you understand?? Lol

    I smoke it with my coffee every day. It gives me the pep and energy to start the day off right!

    De gustibus et cloribus non disputandum.
    'There is no arguing about tastes and colours.'
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Not just for breakfast!

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I concur, Warren. (ICW) I just smoked some My Mixture 965 (MM 965 is how I used to abbreviate it)- but now see it may conflict with Missouri Meerschaums. Oh, so much to learn!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    http://www.tobaccopipesdictionary.com/ Is not working on my end ... Normal ?

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    forgot BACCY

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    http://www.tobaccopipesdictionary.com/ Is not working on my end ... Normal ?

    Yes, the website is closed and the domain is available actually.

    Javan
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    PROOF of evolution!! Or is devolution?!

    “Deep peace of the running wave to you.
 Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
 Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
 Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace of the infinite peace to you." - Fiona Macleod
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I am new here, so these abbreviations are a great help. Thank you.

    the wizard is in the house.
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    Ahh, I was going to inquire if there was a list somewhere! Excellent.

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