A lot of times while logging a lot of caches you find yourself saying the same things over and over again. So to save us from carpal tunnel, some ingenous person has come up with some neat acronyms for geocaching. You always want to say thanks for one thing. So instead of typing thanks for the cache 20 times, you abbreviate it with TFTC. Took nothing left nothing has become TNLN. Signed the log, is now SL.
So for a lot of my logs I'll type a little blurb about the weather, or the area, or what ever I remember about the cache, and then finish with TFTC TNLNSL. Which is another way of saying:
Thanks for placing this cache here in this creepy cemetery, I didn't take anything out of the cache because McDonalds toys don't interest me anymore because I'm a grown man. And since I didn't take anything, I'm not going to leave this cool LED flashlight that I've been carrying around for a month. I did however sign the log, whith my own pen because the one in the cache is broke and dried up. Also the log was also full and pretty damp.
Imagine how labourious that would be to type that 20 time a week. So to even shorten my logs even further, because I'm all about effieciancy, I have come up with few more acronyms for things that I am always typing in my logs.
GABARC - I got attacked by a rabid coyote
IHTKIWMP - I had to kill it with my pocketknife
IWWCTL - I wonder what coyote tastes like
Hopefully someday, these will get adopted by the whole geocaching community.