Every niche in our global lives has some type of jargon associated and working with the military and federal agencies is no different. At times, we have been accused of creating sentences containing only acronyms, from a jargon sometimes referred to acronymese.
One link that is shared amongst those who ask, "What does that mean? What are they talking about?" is the DoD Dictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms. The files are also available in pdf and xml formats. Users have the option to enter a word and search or browse the links
The description from the site:
The DOD Dictionary is managed by the Joint Education and Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms 08 November 2010, as amended through 15 August 2011.
Another niche with acronyms and terms often shared is Net Lingo.
For those who wonder what everyone is talking about in chat, text message, and on the net is NetLingo: The List of Chat Acronyms & Text Message Shorthand, Smileys and Emoticons, to the Top 50 lists for parents, newbies, business, funniest, and commonly used.
What are some of your often shared links for jargon, terms, references when people ask, "What are you talking about?"
Comments, recommendations, and links to your favorite jargon sites are welcome.