Last updated on January 06, 2001
Jewel Mailing List Acronyms
ANWA ~ a night without armor, Jewel's poetry book published in May 1998
CDTD ~ Chasing Down The Dawn, Jewel's 2nd book, released October 3rd, 2000
DSL ~ Down So Long
EDA or EDAs ~ EveryDay Angels: It's what we call ourselves on this list. I've been led to believe that Jewel herself dubbed the list members with this name. It WAS Jewel's mother Lenedra who first used the acronym EDA when referring to the "EveryDay Angels"
FAQ ~ Frequently Asked Questions. A compilation of frequently asked questions, along with frequently written answers! :)
FCS ~ Fritz Creek Store, the original title of what was to be Jewel's 2nd CD release (recorded in Bearsville NY in June/July 1996. This material has since been scrapped in favor of the Spirit CD)
FG ~ Foolish Games
HGH ~ Higher Ground For Humanity....the organization formed by Jewel and her mother Lenedra to aid organizations that help others.
JS ~ JewelStock....were two private concerts that Jewel gave for the members of this list on July 18 & 19th in 1996. There be some JewelStock info here.
JRTP ~ Jewel Rocks The Paradise....a cassette tape that was treed (circulated) on this list in the spring of 1997. It's a tape of a concert by Jewel at the Paradise Theatre in Boston on May 18, 1996. (for more info on "tape trees", see the link for the tape tree page back on the main page of this website)
NJC ~ Non Jewel Content: Posts to the list that have no content what so ever that pertains to Jewel (the use of this acronym is explained on the main page)
PB or PBFGAB ~ Phyllis Barnaby or Phyllis Barnaby Finally Gets A Bra, a hard to find Jewel collectable. It's a 4 track promo CD (PRCD 6416) under the title of You Were Meant For Me put out by Atlantic Records in November of 1995. Want more info? Well, ya got it right here.
PoY or POY ~ refers to Jewel's first CD, "Pieces Of You"
RA ~ Radio Angels 96 or Rare Angels...the names given to two of the Jewel concert tapes that were treed (circulated) on this list. (for more info on "tape trees", see the link for the tape tree page back on the main page of this website)
RWTD ~ Ride With The Devil. Jewel first film, released in the fall of 1999. Now available for rental on VHS and purchase or rental on DVD.
STL ~ Save The Linoleum, a hard to find Jewel collectable. It's a 7 track promo CD (PRCD 5999-2) put out by Atlantic Records in February of 1995. Want more info? Well, ya got it right here.
WWSYS ~ Who Will Save Your Soul
YWMFM ~ You Were Meant For Me
Other Obscure Acronyms usually are song/album titles too, common ones include:
Other Common Acronymns
(used alot in chat environments also)
AFK ~ Away From Keyboard
BAK ~ Back At Keyboard
BAS ~ Business As Usual
BBL ~ Be Back Later
BRB ~ Be Right Back
BTW ~ By The Way
CUL8TR ~ See You Later
FUBAR ~ F'd Up Beyond All Recognition
GD&R ~ Grinning, Ducking & Running (after unpopular remark)
GMTA ~ Great Minds Think Alike
IMO ~ In My Opinion
IMHO ~ In My Humble Opinion
ITA ~ I Totally Agree
LOL ~ Laughing Out Loud
LMAO ~ Laughing My Ass Off
OTF ~ On The Floor (laughing)
OTFL ~ On The Floor Laughing
PITA ~ Pain In The Ass
ROFL ~ Rolling On Floor Laughing (there are countless variations on this one)
ROTFL ~ Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROF(T)LMAO ~ Rolling On (The) Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROF(T)LWTIME ~ Rolling On (The) Floor Laughing With Tears In My Eyes
RITCL ~ Rolling In The Chair Laughing (for the literal minded)
TTFN ~ Ta-Ta For Now
TTYL ~ Talk To You Later
WB ~ Welcome Back
WTG ~ Way To Go