Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

This question requires more then usual , please list all abbreviations you can think of and the word or word'

For example T.L.C tender loving care

T.G.I.F thank God it's Fryday

Remember the more the merrier .

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Aviation & Pilot/ Aerospace, aeronautical/ Astronautics:

    - A -

    A Autotuned NAVAID

    A At or Above (constrained altitude)

    AA American

    AAATS Australian Advanced Air Traffic Services

    AAC Aeronautical Administration Communication (a class of communication which supports administrative communication)

    AAS Advanced Automation System (the end systems for all FAA air traffic control, located at the ARTCCs)

    AATT Advanced Aviation Transportation Technology

    ABM Abeam

    A/C Aircraft

    AC Air Canada

    ACARS Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System

    ACARS ARINC communications and address reporting system (digital communications system used primarily for aircraft-to-airline messages)

    ACARS MU ACARS Management Unit

    ACAS Airborne Collision and Avoidance System

    ACF Area Control Facility

    ACFS Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator (a generic "glass cockpit")

    ACK Acknowledge

    ACMS Aircraft Condition Monitoring System

    ACT Active

    ADC Air Data Computer

    ADF Automatic Direction Finder

    ADI Attitude Director lndicator

    ADLP Aircraft Data Link Processor (the Mode S subnetwork function onboard the aircraft that implements the OSI network layer protocols)

    ADMA Aviation Distributors and Manufactureres Association

    ADS Automatic Dependent Surveillance

    AECB Atomic Energy Control Board

    AERA Automated Enroute ATC

    AFCS Automatic Flight Control System

    AFDS Autopilot Flight Director System (also A/P F/D)

    AFS Automatic Flight System

    AGATE Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiments

    AGL Above Ground Level

    AHRS Attitude Heading Reference System

    AIRS Advanced Infrared Sounder

    A/l Anti-ice

    AI Artificial Intelligence

    AL Allegheny

    Alert Indicator (visual or auditory) which provides information to the flightcrew in a timely manner about an event requiring pilot awareness.

    ALPA Air Line Pilots Association

    ALT Altitude

    ALT Alternate

    ALTN Alternate

    ALT HOLD Altitude Hold Mode

    AM Amplitude Modulation

    AM Aeromexico

    AMSS Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service

    ANA All Nippon Airways

    AOA Angle-of-Attack

    AOA Airport Operations Area

    AOC Aeronautical Operation Control (communications which support safety and regularity of flight that normally take place between aircraft and the operator)

    AOCS Attitude and Orbit Control System

    AOM Aircraft Operating Manual

    AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

    A/P Autopilot

    APA Allied Pilots Association

    APC Aeronautical Passenger Communication (a class of communication which supports passenger communication)

    APMS Automated Performance Measurement System

    APPR Approach/Approach Mode

    APR April

    APRT Airport

    APU Auxiliary Power Unit

    AQP Advanced Qualification Program

    ARAC Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee

    ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated

    ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency

    ARR Arrival

    ARTCC Air Route Traffic Control Center

    ARTS Automated Radar Terminal System

    ASCII American Standard Code for Interface and Interchange

    ASI Air Speed Indicator

    ASR Airport Surveillance Radar

    ASRS Aviation Safety Reporting System (aviation incident reporting system run by NASA for FAA)

    AT At (an altitude)

    A/T Autothrottle

    ATA Air Transport Association

    ATA Actual Time of Arrival

    ATC Air Traffic Control (a generic term for a joint civil/military system for controlling traffic within a specific area)

    ATCS Advanced Train Control Systems

    ATCSCC Air Traffic Control System Command Center

    ATHR Autothrust System

    ATIS Automatic Terminal Information Service (recorded voice message that provides weather and airport services information)

    ATM Air Transportation Management

    ATN Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (the collection of ground subnetworks, air/ground subnetworks and airborne subnetworks interconnected by ATN routers that support computer-to-computer, internetwork communication and message transfer between host computers using the OSI ISO protocol architecture)

    ATS Automatic Throttle System

    ATSC Air Traffic Service Communications (Communications related to air traffic services. This includes ATC, aeronautical and meteorological information, position reporting and services related to safety and regularity of flight)

    AUG August

    AV Avianca

    AVAIL Available

    AVHRR Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer

    AWACS Airborne Warning And Control System

    AWAS Automated Weather Advisory Station

    AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System

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    - B -

    B At or Below (constrained altitude)

    BALPA British Air Line Pilots Association

    BASIS British Airways Safety Information System

    BF MarkAir

    BIT(E) Built-ln-Test (Equipment)

    BRG Bearing

    BRT Brightness

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    - C -

    C Centigrade

    CAA Civil Aviation Authority (Great Britain)

    CAB Civil Aeronautics Board

    CAAC Civil Aviation Authority of China

    CAS Calibrated (Computed) Air Speed

    CASE Computer Aided Software Engineering

    CAT Clear Air Turbulence

    CAT Computer Aided Testing

    CAT I Facility providing operation down to 200 feet decision height and runway visual range not less than 2600 feet.

    CAT II Facility providing operation down to 100 feet decision height and runway visual range not less than 1200 feet.

    CAT II a Facility providing operation with no decision height limit to and along the surface of the runway with external visual reference during final phase of landing and with a runway visual range not less than 700 feet.

    CBT Computer Based Training

    CDI Course Deviation Indicator

    CDU Control display unit (pilots' interface to the FMS)

    CDTI Cockpit Display of Traffic Information

    CENA Centred' Études de la Navigation Aérienne (France)

    CFIT Controlled Flight Into Terrain

    CG Center of Gravity

    CGS Centimeter-gram-second

    Cl Cost Index

    CI China Airlines

    CIT Compressor Inlet Temperature

    CLB Climb Detent of the Thrust Levers

    CLR Clear

    CMC Central Maintenance Computer

    CNS Communications Navigations and Surveillance

    CO Continetnal

    COM Cockpit Operating Manual

    CON Continuous

    CO ROUTE Company Route (also CO RTE)

    COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative

    COTS Commercial Off The Shelf

    CP Control Panel

    CPCS Cabin Pressure Control System

    CPDLC Controller Pilot Datalink Communications

    CPU Central Processing Unit

    CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check

    CRITTER Civil Rotorcraft IFR Terminal-Area Technology Enhancement Research

    CRM Cockpit Resource Management

    CRM Crew Research Management

    CRS Course

    CRT Cathode Ray Tube

    CRZ Cruise

    CSD Constant Speed Drive

    CTA Controlled-Time of Arrival

    CTA Control Area (ICAO Term)

    CTAS Center TRACON Automation System

    CTC Centralized Train Central

    CTR Center

    CTR Civil Tilt Rotor

    CTRL Control

    CVSRF Crew-Vehicle Simulation Research Facility (NASA Ames)

    CWS Control Wheel Steering

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    - D -

    D Derated

    DA Descent Advisor

    DBS Direct Broadcast Satellite

    DE-TO PR Derated Takeoff Engine Pressure Ratio

    D-TO Nl Derated Takeoff Engine Fan Speed

    DADC Digital Air Data Computer

    DATALINK Digitized Information Transfer (air/ground)

    DC Direct Current Electricity

    D/D Drift Down

    DEC December

    DEC Digital Equipment Corporation

    DECR Decrement

    DEL Delete

    DEP Departure

    DES Descent

    DEST Destination

    DEV Deviation

    DFDAU Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit

    DFDR Digital Flight Data Recorder

    DFGS/C Digital Flight Guidance System/Computer

    DFW Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

    DGPS Differential GPS

    DH Decision Height

    DIR Direct

    DIR/INTC Direct Intercept

    DIS Distance

    DISCR Discrepancy

    DIST Distance

    DL Delta

    DLP Data Link Processor (the FAA's ground automation system that supports the Mode S subnetwork (GDLP), internetwork (ATN router) and non-ATC data link application processes)

    DLR German Aerospace Research Establishment

    DME Distance Measuring Equipment (ground navigational aid that can provide display of distance to selected ground navigational radio transmitter)

    DMU Data Management Unit

    DNTKFX DownTrack Fix

    DOT Department of Transportation

    DOD Department of Defense

    DRU Data Retrival Unit

    DSPY Display (annunciation on CDU)

    DTG Distance-to-go

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    - E -

    E East

    EADI Electronic Attitude Director Indicator

    EAS Equivalent Airspeed

    ECAM Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor

    ECON Economy (minimum cost speed schedule)

    ECS Environmental Control System

    E/D End-of-Descent

    EDF Electricité de France

    EEC Electronic Engine Control

    EFC Expected Further Clearance

    EFIS Electronic Flight Instrument System

    EGT Exhaust Gas Temperature

    EHSI Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator

    EICAS Engine Indicating Crew Alerting System

    EIU Electronic Interface Unit

    ELT Emergency Locator Transmitter

    EMP Electromagnetic Pulse

    EMS Emergency Medical Services

    ENG Engine

    E/O Engine-Out

    EPR Engine Pressure Ratio

    EPROM Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory

    EST Estimated

    ETA EstimatedTime of Arrival

    ETX End of Transmission

    EXEC Execute

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    - F -

    F Fahrenheit

    FA Final Approach

    FAA Federal Aviation Administration

    FADEC Full Authority Digital Engine Control

    FAIL FMC Fail

    Failure The inability of a system, subsytem, unit or part to perform within previously specified limits.

    FAF Final Approach Fix

    FANS Future Air Navigation Systems

    FAR Federal Aviation Regulations (federal rules under which flight operations are conducted)

    FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation

    FAST Final Approach Spacing Tool

    FBO Fixed Based Operator

    FCC Flight Control Computer

    FCU Flight Control Unit

    F/D (FD) Flight Director

    FDAMS Flight Data Acquisition and Management System

    FDC Flight Data Company

    FDR Flight Data Recorder

    FEATS Future European Air Traffic System

    FEB February

    FF Fuel Flow

    FGS/C Flight Guidance System/Computer

    FIR Flight Information Region

    Fix Position in space usually on aircraft's flight plan

    FL Flight Level

    FL 310 For example, FL310 is an altitude 31,000 ft. above sea level; used for altitudes above 18,000 ft

    FLCH Flight Level Change

    FLIDRAS Flight Data Replay and Analysis System

    FLT Flight

    FMA Flight Mode Annunciator: display on or near the PFDs of the current modes of autoflight system

    FMC Flight Management Computer (also FMCS - FMC System)

    FMGC Flight Management Guidance Computer

    FMGS Flight Management Guidance System

    FMS Flight Management System

    FO First officer

    FOQA Flight Operations Quality Assurance

    FPA Flight Path Angle

    FPA Focal Plane Array

    FPM Feet Per Minute

    FQIS Fuel Quantity Indicating System

    FR From

    FRA Flap Retraction Altitude

    FRA Federal Railroad Administration

    FREQ Frequency

    FSF Flight Safety Foundation

    FT Feet

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    - G -

    GA Go-Around

    GA General Aviation

    GAR Go-Around

    GCA Ground-controlled Approach

    GDLP Ground Data Link Processor (the Mode S subnetwork function within the ground system that implements the OSI network layer protocols)

    GHz Gigahertz

    GMT Greenwich MeanTime

    GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System

    GPS Global Positioning System

    GPWS Ground Proximity Warning System (warns of inadequate separation from ground and excessive sink rate close to ground)

    GRAF Ground Replay and Analysis Facility

    GRP Geographical Reference Points

    GS Glide Slope

    GS Ground Speed

    G/S Glideslope

    GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center

    GW Gross Weight

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    - H -

    HAC Hughes Aircraft Co.

    HAI Helicopter Association International

    HBARO Barometric Altitude

    HDG Heading

    HDG SEL Heading Select

    HDOT Inertial Vertical Speed

    HE Altitude Error

    HF High Frequency

    Hl High

    HIRS High-Resolution Infrared Sounder

    Host Computer Facility located at the ARTCC which operates user application software, as well as certain peer network layer

    protocols required to communicate with adjacent ATN routers.

    Host Processor "End system" as defined by ISO that includes the OSI upper layer protocols (i.e., transport layer and above)

    and application processes

    HP Holding Pattern

    HPRES Pressure Altitude

    HSI Horizontal Situation Indicator

    HUD Head-Up Display

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    - I -

    IA Inspection Authorization

    IAOA Indicated Angle-of-Attack

    IAS Indicated Airspeed

    ICAAS Integrated Control in Avionics for Air Superiority

    ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization

    ID Identifier

    IDENT Identification

    IEPR Integrated Engine Pressure Ratio

    IF Intermediate Frequency

    IFR Instrument Flight Rules

    IFRB International Frequency Registration Board

    IGFET Insulated Gate Field Effect Transistor

    ILS Instrument Landing System (uses precision localizer and glide-slope radio transmitters near a runway to provide landing

    approach guidance)

    IMC Instrument Meteorological Conditions

    INBD Inbound

    INFO Information

    in.hg. inches of mercury

    INIT Initialization

    INR Image Navigation and Registration

    INS Inertial Navigation System

    INTC Intercept

    IPT Integrated Product Team

    IRS Inertial Reference System

    IRU Inertial Reference Unit

    ISA International Standard Atmosphere

    ISO International Standards Organization

    ITU International Telecommunications Union

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    - J -

    JAL Japan Air Lines

    JAN January

    JAR Joint Airworthiness Regulations

    JATO Jet Assisted Takeoff

    JL Japan Air Lines

    JSRA Joint Sponsored Research Agreement

    JUL July

    JUN June

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    - K -

    KG Kilogram

    kHz kilohertz

    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

    km Kilometer

    KT (kts) Knots

    kW Kilowatt

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    - L -

    L Left

    LAT Latitude

    LAX Identifier for Los Angeles

    LCN Local Communications Network.

    LDGPS Local DGPS

    LFR Low-frequency Radio Range

    LIM Limit

    LMM Compass locator at the middle marker

    LNAV Lateral Navigation (provides computer description of aircraft's planned lateral flight path that can be tracked by the

    autoflight system; lateral path can be shown on map display.)

    LO Low

    LOC Localizer Beam

    LOE Line Oriented Evaluation

    LOFT Line Oriented Flight Training

    LOM Compass Locator at the Outer Marker

    LON Longitude

    LORAN Long Range Navigation

    LOS Line-Oriented Simulation

    LRC Long Range Cruise

    LRU Line Replaceable Unit

    LVL CHG Level Change

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    - M -

    M Mach Number

    M Manual Tuned NAVAID

    MAA Maximum Authorized IFR Altitude

    MAG Magnetic

    MAINT Maintenance

    MAN Manual

    MAP Missed Approach

    MAR March

    M/ASI Mach/Airspeed Indicator

    MAX Maximum

    MAX CLB Maximum engine thrust for two-engine climb

    MAX CRZ Maximum engine thrust for two-engine cruise

    MCA Minimum Crossing Altitude

    MCDU Multipurpose Control Display Unit

    MCP Mode Control Panel (pilots' interface to the autoflight system; usually located centrally just below cockpit glare


    MCT Maximum Continuous Thrust

    MCW Modulated Continuous Wave

    MDA McDonnell-Douglas Aerospace

    MDA Minimum Descent Altitude

    MDL Multipurpose Data Link

    MEA Minimum Enroute Altitude

    MEL Minimum Equipment List

    MIDAS Man-Machine Integration Design and Analysis System (NASA Ames)

    MIDAS Multi-discipline Data Analysis System

    MILSPEC Military Specifications

    MIN Minutes

    MIN Minimum

    MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    MLA ManeuverLimited Altitude

    MLE Landing Gear Extended Placard Mach Number

    MLS Microwave Landing System

    MMO Mach Max Operating

    MN Magnetic North

    MOA Memorandum of Agreement

    MOCA Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude

    MOD Modified/Modification

    Mode S Type of secondary surveillance radar (SSR) equipment which provides Mode A and Mode C interrogations, discrete address

    (Mode S) interrogations from the ground or air, and a data link capability

    MODIS Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectrometer

    MRA Minimum Reception Altitude

    MSG Message

    MSL Mean Sea Level

    MTBF Mean Time Between Failures

    MU Management Unit

    MWP Meteorological Weather Processor

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    - N -

    N North

    NACA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

    NADIN II National Airspace Data Interchange Network II (the national digital message switching network for aeronautical data)

    NAS National Airspace System

    NAS National Aircraft Standard

    NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    N/A Not Applicable

    NATCA National Air Traffic Controllers Association

    NAV Navigation

    NAVAID Navigational Aid

    NBAA National Business Aircraft Association

    NGATM New Generation Air Traffic Manager

    ND Navigation Display

    NDB Nondirectional Radio Beacon

    NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

    NLM Network Loadable Module

    NLR National Research Laboratory (The Netherlands)

    NM Nautical Mile

    NMC National Meteorological Center

    NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    NOTAM Notice for Airman

    NOV November

    NRP National Route Program

    NTSB National Transportation Safety Board

    NW Northwest Airlines

    NWS National Weather Service

    Nl Engine Revolutions per Minute (percent)

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    - O -

    OAG Official Airline Guide

    OAT Outside AirTemperature

    OATS Orbit and Attitude Tracking

    OBTEX Offboard Targeting Experiments

    OCT October

    ODAPS Operational OGE Data Acquisition and Patch Subsystem

    OFST Lateral Offset Active Light

    OGE Operational Ground Equipment

    OIS OGE Input Simulator

    OO SkyWest Airlines

    OP Operational

    OPT Optimum

    O-QAR Optical Quick Access Recorder

    OSI Open Sytem Interconnection (ISO defined communications architecture used in data link to permit heterogeneous data

    communication systems to be interconnected in order to allow the reliable exchange of messages without regard to the

    implementation of the networks and physical media through which the messages pass)

    OTFP Operational Traffic Flow Planning

    OV Overseas National Airways

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    - P -

    P Procedure-Required Tuned NAVAID

    PA Pan Am

    PAR Precision Approach Radar

    PAWES Performance Assessment and Workload Evaluation

    PBD Place Bearing/Distance (way point)

    PD Profile Descent

    PDB Performance Data Base

    PDC Pre Departure Clearance

    PERF Performance

    PF Pilot Flying

    PFD Primary Flight Display

    PHARE Program for Harmonized ATC Research in Europe

    PHIBUF Performance Buffet Limit

    PHINOM Nominal Bank Angle

    PIREPS Pilot Reports

    PMS Performance Management System

    PND Primary Navigation Display

    PNF Pilot Not Flying

    POS Position

    POS INIT Position Initialization

    POS REF Position Reference

    PPI Plan Position Indicator

    PPOS Present Position

    PREV Previous

    PROC Procedure

    PROF Profile

    PROG Progress Page on MCDU

    PROV Provisional

    PS Pacific Southwest Airways

    PT Total Pressure

    PTH Path

    PVD Plan View Display

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  • Yakuza
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    TCB=taking care of business

    ASAP=as soon as possible

    BRB=be right back

    TAAICTORN=thats about all I can Think Of Right Now

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am still recovering... as ex military ex government employee suffered loss of mind when acronyms were being made up of acronyms...

    My still employed friends tell me they are past third generation now so now no one in government actually knows what they are saying or supporting anymore... but it sounds good!

    wishing I was joking.

    SNAFU situation normal all fouled up (there are variants)

    FUBAR fouled up beyond all recognition(there are variants)

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  • 1 decade ago

    lol = Laugh out loud

    ttyl= talk to you later

    brb= be right back

    ily= i love you

    1= bye

    lmao= laugh my as* off

    IMHO= In My Humble Opinion

    BFN= bye for now

    gg= good game

    btw= by the way

    w/e = watever

    w/ = with

    CUL= see you later

    DEB= Dont even bother

    bf= boyfriend or best friend

    gf= girlfriend

    IC= i see

    Jk= just kidding

    Jp= just playing

    NOYL= not on your life

    STFU= Shut the F**K Up

    wtg= way to go

    wb= welcome back

    g2g= got to go

    WRT= with regards to

    gl= good luck

    afk= away from keyboard

    alap= as late as possible

    asl= age sex location

    atw= around the web

    b/c= because

    b4= before

    b4n= bye for now

    bbl= be back later

    bbs= be back soon

    bfd= big ******* deal

    bff= best friends forever

    BIOYE= Blow It Out Your Ear

    BIOYIOP= Blow It Out Your I/O Port

    BIOYN= Blow it Out Your Nose

    BITD= Back In The Day

    BKA= Better Known As

    BR= bathroom

    bw= best wishes

    cr= chatroom

    CYO= see you online

    DIY= Do It Yourself

    DMI= Don't Mention It

    EZ= Easy

    FF= Friends Forever

    FE= Fatal Error

    FO= F*** Off

    FWD= Forward

    fyi= for your information

    GA= Go Ahead

    Kewl= cool

    K= OK

    kit= Keep In Touch

    i hope these are good for you =]

    Source(s): from me.. and
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  • 1 decade ago

    LOL Laugh out loud

    DOT department of transportation

    SOS save our souls/ship

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think some of these people chat entirely to much lol...and to the person who said PMS stands for Performance Management System...uh NOT...PRE MENSTRUAL SYNDROME...I know of this FIRST HAND lol.....

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  • 1 decade ago

    Look on Acronym Finder - it has over half a million acronyms. The related site,, has 3 million!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Go Home Mexicans

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    S.T.D -sexually transmitted diseases

    R.S.V.P - répondez s'il vous plaît / Respond please

    D.O.B - Date of birth

    M.I.L.F - Mom I'd like to F*ck

    F.A.Q - Frequently asked questions

    I thought I knew more!! Ah well, hope it helps :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago





    aka (also known as) half the people who answer these immigration questions

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