The following list was posted several years ago, so it's probably worth repeating it for those who came later. It's not an exhaustive list, probably the tip of the iceberg, but you get what you pay for. No claims are made for its accuracy or political correctness.
AFAIK As Far As I Know Big Box Store Home Depot, Lowe's (others in different localities) BS Band Saw or Bull Sh_t BT3000 Table Saw made by Riobi BTW By The Way Chop Saw A metal cutting tool, functions like a miter saw CMS Compound Miter Saw Crapsman Derogatory name for Sears products Deja News searchable archive of NG postings http://www.dejanews.com / DAMHIKT Don't ask me how I know this (Read as: I once screwed up the same way) DIY Do it yourself DW DeWalt FAQ Frequently asked questions FF Face Frame FS For Sale FWIW For whatever its worth FW or FWW Fine Woodworking Magazine GW Garrett Wade HF Harbor Freight HD Home Depot (U.S. largest building supply chain) IIRC If I recall correctly IOW In other words IMHO In my humble opinion KD Kiln dried Lowe's Second largest building supply chain in U.S. MDF Medium Density Fiberboard Neander WW who abstain from the use of power tools (Also Neanderthal) Newbie Someone who shows they have not read the NG that much Norm Norm Abram of the NYW (syndicated WW show on PBS) Normites follower of Norm and user of dedicated power tools NYW New Yankee Workshop, seen on PBS, and in abridged versions On the DIY network NG News Group or no good Orange Tools router bits made by CMP and painted orange OTOH On the other hand PC Porter Cable
Persuader large deadblow hammer POS Piece of sh-t RAS Radial Arm Saw ROS Random Orbit Sander SCMS Sliding compound miter saw S4S sanded on four sides SS Scroll saw or stainless steel SWMBO She who must be obeyed (aka a wife) SWAG Silly wild ass guess TANSTAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch TIA Thanks in advance TS Table Saw VSR Variable speed reversible WW wood working Yellow tools Tools made by DeWalt YMMV disclaimer (Your milage may vary)