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Guide to deciphering the alphabet soup you see on this forum:


RAD : Razor Acquisition Disorder
SBOAD : Shaving Brush Obsessive Acquisition Disorder
SCAD : Shaving Cream Acquisition Disorder
EDTAD : Eau de Toilette Acquisition Disorder

A/S : After Shave
BTW : By The Way
FWIW : For What It’s Worth
HD : Merkur Hefty Classic Double-Edge Safety Razor (often called Heavy-Duty).
IMHO : In My Humble Opinion
IMVHO : In My Very Humble Opinion
: In My Very Honest Opinion
KMF : Kiss My Face
LOL : Laugh Out Loud
NB : Nancy Boy shaving products
OTT : Over The Top
PSO : Pacific Shave Oil ( www.pacificshaving.com )
SWMBO : She Who Must Be Obeyed (why is there no corresponding HWMBO?)
3 T’s : Taylor of Old Bond Street
Geo F. Trumper
Truefitt & Hill
YMMV : Your Millage May Vary


Helpful Links :

Number one would be Scotto's excellent FAQ (oops!, left that one out: Frequently Asked Questions)

How to lather glycerin soap


Four Pass Pattern

Merkur Razors


I'm sure there are some overlooked puzzling abbreviations that were left out, and more are frequently added all the time. I'm sure you need no encouragement to add to the list.
Likewise with the informative / How-To links.
It just seemed that a centrally located place where you can quickly find basic information would be helpful.

Ron
 
Some additions and minor edits. Thanks for getting this started, Ron/arby!

Shaving Terms
TTO: Twist to Open
RAD : Razor Acquisition Disorder
SBOAD : Shaving Brush Obsessive Acquisition Disorder
SCAD : Shaving Cream Acquisition Disorder
EDTAD : Eau de Toilette Acquisition Disorder
DE: Double Edged razor/blade
WTG: With The Grain
ATG: Against/Across The Grain
T&C: Touch & Cut, a final pass to clean up any remaining stubble
BBS: Baby Butt/Bottom Smooth

Products & Brands
A/S : After Shave
HD : Merkur Hefty Classic Double-Edge Safety Razor (often called Heavy-Duty).
FB: Gillette Fat Boy razor, adjustable
SS: Gillette Super Speed razor
HMW: Himalayan Mountain White, a type of badger hair
CAR: Charles A. Roberts (Enchante), developer of "Method Shaving"
C&E: Crabtree & Evelyn
KMF : Kiss My Face
NB : Nancy Boy shaving products
CF: Castle Forbes
TOM: Toms of Maine
QED: www.qedusa.com
PSO : Pacific Shave Oil ( www.pacificshaving.com )
3 T’s : Taylor of Old Bond Street
Geo F. Trumper
Truefitt & Hill


Abbreviations and Typing Shorthand
IMHO : In My Humble Opinion
IMVHO : In My Very Humble Opinion
: In My Very Honest Opinion
BTW : By The Way
FWIW : For What It’s Worth
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
YMMV : Your Mileage May Vary
SWMBO : She Who Must Be Obeyed (why is there no corresponding HWMBO?)
OTT : Over The Top


Helpful Links

Number one would be Scotto's excellent FAQ (oops!, left that one out: Frequently Asked Questions)

How to lather glycerin soap


Four Pass Pattern

Merkur Razors
 
mrob said:
...SWMBO : She Who Must Be Obeyed (why is there no corresponding HWMBO?)

Mitch,

I've yet to encounter a HWMBO... even when the "he" thinks that he is in charge, it is usually "she" who is really in charge. :smile:

Unless, of course, you were asking in a very round-about way about gay B&B members (hence HWMBO rather than SWMBO)... in which case I guess my previous comment is more or less meaningless...
 
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