IMHO, BTW etc.

Ken Howe howe at DARWIN.UCSC.EDU
Thu Sep 19 15:51:29 EST 1996


I recently became a Netter (person who participates in Network
discussions) and had to figure out what these strange abbreviations
meant.  Here are a few definitions:

IMO: in my opinion

IMHO: in my humble opinion

IMMHO: in my most humble opinion

IMVMHAUO: in my very most humble and unsolicited opinion (just kidding-
I made this one up)

BTW: by the way

BTU: British thermal unit

Of course there are others, but I can't seem to think of them right now.
Perhaps someone else might post a few of them.

Hope this has been helpful.

Ken Howe

Thu, 19 Sep 1996, Georg Kroeger

> Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 19:08:39 GMT
> From: Georg Kroeger <a03m at>
> To: methods at
> Subject: IMHO, BTW etc.
> Hi all,
> very often you wrote IMHO or IMO or BTW in your postings. I tried to
> figger out what that abbrevations mean, but none of our dictionaries
> had them. As no one in the Lab has any idea PLEASE tell me the meaning
> of these secret (english?) letters.
> Thanks in advance!
> Georg

               "You know, it sure would be amino world without RNA"

                                  Kenneth Howe
                     Center for the Molecular Biology of RNA
                             Department of MCD Biology
                             University of California
                              Santa Cruz, CA  95064

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