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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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    Wait! Give me two and a half seconds to memorize the list..(beat)..(beat)...(beat) - Done!

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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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    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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    I would add SWMBO. She who must be obeyed.

    I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
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    Rumpole would insist upon it.

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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 3 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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    Great. It took me about 6 mothhs to figure out what LMAO meant. This is very helpful.

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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

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

    Glenn
    Posted 3 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 3 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.
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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.”
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    Here is a silly question, but nonetheless: what exactly qualifies as an "aromatic tobacco"?

    Al

    Posted 3 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!

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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 2 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.

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

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    You'll get in the swing. Welcome aboard!

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

    amirite?

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    and don't forget CMOTU. Greg Pease official self proclaimed title......Certified Master of the Universe

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    +1 chuckw!

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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!

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    Finally I know what PAD means . . .

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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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    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)
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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.

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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.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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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 2 months 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

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    Posted 2 months ago #

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