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Some Common Zelda abreviations

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  1. Kaynil

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    I have decided to bring to the community something that I hope will make things more fluid in writing.
    At the same time, given that some users may not be familiar with them. I think this thread can serve to explain some common abbreviations we use to Zelda Titles.

    So, now you don't have to dread writing the full names over and over in paragraphs of texts. All you have to do is to use the correct abbreviation between two ":" and voila, the forum will understand what you meant. The forum won't even care if you got caps in all letters or not.

    The abbreviations we got so far are the following:

    TLoZ = LOZ = The Legend of Zelda
    AoL = Adventure of Link
    aLttP = LTTP = A Link to the Past
    LA = Link's Awakening
    OoT = Ocarina of Time
    MM = Majora's Mask
    OoA = Oracle of Ages
    OoS = Oracle of Seasons
    OoX = Oracle of Ages/Seasons
    tWW = WW = The Wind Waker
    TP = Twilight Princess
    FS = Four Swords
    FSA = Four Swords Adventures
    PH = Phantom Hourglass
    ST = Spirit Tracks
    SS = Skyward Sword
    ALbW = A Link between Worlds
    TFH = Tri Force Heroes
    BotW = Breath of the Wild


    So for example
    Code: : TLoZ: (without spaces)
    Result: The Legend of Zelda

    I hope you like this. If you have more suggestions, make sure to create a topic in feedback to let us know!
     
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  2. Claraviolet

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    Whoa...looks great.
    But isn't it just easy to use the whole thing?
    I don't think I can remember that many abbreviations so....
     
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  3. Kaynil

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    It is of course up to the user. This thread doubles for those times where members just use the abbreviations on their own.
    You can come here and see for example that OoT is Ocarina of Time. :-)

    I don't use all of the abbreviations as some games we discuss them more often than others.
    I did this because it saves time, specially if you keep repeating the same title often.
     
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    I see.
    Thank you. I get it now. I hope people use the whole thing rather than just abbreviations though :D
    Well, now we can easily get to know what they refer by making use of this thread...so...may be it's not that big of a deal anymore.
     
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  5. LinkSkywalker

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    These abbreviations aren't something Kaynil just came up with. These are common terms that have been in use for 16+ years, in pretty much every Zelda community.
     
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    Hmm... To be honest, I've only heard of about half of these in internet discussions... Some of the abbreviations are familiar, while others are new to me...
     
  7. Kaynil

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    That makes sense, after all some games are discussed more often than others. :)
     
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    BotW = Born of the Wedgies

    No ragerts
     
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    Good point, better add BotW to the list. :P
    --- Double Post Merged, May 17, 2017, Original Post Date: May 17, 2017 ---
    I have added it.
    I also took the opportunity to add some alternate initialisms used in some games such as LOZ (instead of TLOZ).
    If you know other alternative spellings that should make it to this list, please let me know. :)
     

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