Acronyms Pronunciations

Cigar Terms

B&M = Brick and Mortar physical store to purchase tobacco in
BOMB = unsolicited gift (short answer)
BOTL = Brother of the Leaf
CA = Cigar Aficionado
Cab = Cabinet...wooden sliding top box containing 50 sticks...
Dry box = Putting cigars you intend to smoke in the near future
in a box (typically a desktop humidor) to lower their RH
(dry them out a bit). Some here (me) prefer to smoke many
Cuban cigars at a lower RH than they typically store them at.
You can do it randomly, relying on the lower ambient RH in
your room or as I do with 60% RH beads in the humidor.
Herf = A gathering of people enjoying cigars and the
company of each other
ISOM = Island South of Miami (i.e. Cuba)
LLG = Lowland Gorillas (members of this club)
PAN = Padron Anniversario Natural
PAM = Padron Anniversario Maduro
SOTL = Sister of the Leaf


898UV = 898 Unvarnished
898V = 898 Varnished
AF - Arturo Fuente
BBF= Bolivar Belicos Finos
BCG = Bolivar Coronas Gigantes
BCJ = Bolivar Corona Jr.
Beli = Belicoso
Boli = Bolivar
BRC= Bolivar Royal Corona
BTL = Hemingway Between The Lines
CE = Corona Extra
CF = Cigar Family
CG = Corona Gorda
Cohibo = Fake Cohiba
COR = Cohiba Robusto
CS = Conneticut Shade Wrapper or Choix Supreme (ERDM)
DC= Double Corona
DP = Davidoff Dom Perignon
EL = Edition Limitada
EPI 1 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 1
EPI 2 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2
Epi#1 = HdM Epicure No. 1
Epi#2 = HdM Epicure No. 2
ERDM = El Rey Del Mundo
Fauxhiba = Fake Cohiba
FFOX = Fuente Fuente Opus X
HB = Davidoff Haut Brione
HC = Havana Club Cuban Rum
HdM = Hoyo de Monterrey
- HdM DC = Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
- HdM Epi#1 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1
- HdM Epi#2 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2
HU = H. Upmann
HU2 = H Upmann #2
HUSW = H Uppman Sir Winston
JL = Juan Lopez
JL1 = Juan Lopez Seleccion No 1
JL2 = Juan Lopez Seleccion No 2
LCDH = La Casa del Habano
LGC = La Gloria Cubana
LGCT= La Gloria Cubana Tainos
LGT= La Gloria Cubana Tainos
Luci = Partagas Lusitania
Mad, Maddie = Maduro
Mag46 = H. Upmann Magnum 46
MC = Montecristo
-MC#1 = Montecristo No. 1
-MC#2 = Montecristo No. 2
-MC#3 = Montecristo No. 3, etc.
MCA = Montecristo A
Monte = Montecristo
- Monte#1 = Montecristo No. 1
- Monte#2 = Montecristo No. 2
- Monte#5 = Montecristo No. 5, etc.
Nat = Natural
Nattie = natural ( cameroon , Conneticut Shade, etc.)
NC = Non-cuban
PAM = Padron Anniversario Maduro
PAN = Padron Anniversario Natural
PBP = Punch Black Prince
PC = Petit Corona
PERF X = FFOX Perfexcion X
PLPC = Por Larranaga Petit Corona
PP = Punch Punch
PSD4 = Partagas Series D No.4
RA = Ramon Allones
RAG = Ramon Allones Gigantes
RAPC = Rampn Allones Petit Corona
RASCC = Ramon Allones Small Club Corona
RASS = Ramon Allones Specially Selected
RG = Rafael Gonzalez
RS = Royal Selection
RyJ = Romeo y Julieta
RyJ CF = Romeo y Julieta Celestiales Finos
RyJ EX4 = Romeo y Julieta Exhition No 4
RyJ POW = Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales
SC = San Cristobal de La Habana
Shark = Arturo Fuente Anejo #77
Sig I, II, III, etc = Cohiba Siglo sizes
SLB = Slide Lid Box
SLR = Saint Louis Rey
SP = Sancho Panza
SPB= Sancho Panza Belicosos
SPBeli = Sancho Panza Belicoso
SS = Super Selection
TPC = Tres Petit Corona
Trini = Trinidad
UTS = Hemingway Untold Story
VR = Vega Robaina
VRDA = Vegas Robaina Don Alejandros
VRDA= Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro
VRU= Vegas Robaina Unicos
VSG = Ashton Virgin Sun Grown
WOA = Hemingway Work of Art
xXx = Opus X^3 (Power Ranger)

Message Acronyms:

all posts in upper case = YELLING
AFK - Away From The Keyboard
ASAP = as soon as possible
ASC = alt.smokers.cigars (a USENET Newsgroup)
BBL - Be Back Later
BLUF = bottom line up front
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
BUMP - A way of reviving a thread
Buttnugget = Flipflop
CUL - See You Later
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Fog = F'in Old Guy - someone who has been around here too long
FTG = Friendly Trading Gorrila/Guy
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
HTH- Hope That Helps
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IOT = in order to
JAFO=just another f'n observer
L8R - Later
LMAO = Laughing My @ss off
LMFAO = take a guess
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
MO = Our friend in London :-)
NSFW = Not Safe For Work
NSTR = nothing significant to report
OIC - Oh I See
PIF = pay it forward
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A$$ Off
TFTL = thanks for the link
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TOP = A way bring attention to a msg thread without adding content
TTYL - Talk To You Later
URL - Universal Resource Locator (Web site address)
WB - Welcome Back
WTF? = What the @#$&?
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
YMMV = your mileage may vary


5 Vegas: Sinko Vegas
100 Anos: see-en ahn-yos
Anejo: Agneh-ho
Arganese: Ar-Gan-eez
Aristoff: A-Riss-Toff
Astral: As-Trel
Avo: Ah Vo
Baccarat: Ba-Cah-Raht
Bahia: Ba-He-a
Bolivar: Bow-Lee-Var
Cabaiguan: Ka-bai-uawn
CAO: See Aay Oh
: Co Ma Cho
Carlos Torano: Carlos Tor-ahn-oh
Cohiba: Ko-he-bah
Corojo: core-row-ho
Criollo: Cree-Oy-Yo
Cubao: Koo-bow
Cusano: Cue Zan Oh
Davidoff: Sno-bh
Don Lino: Don Lee-no
Don Tomas: Don Tow-Mahs
El Mejor: El Meh-hor
El Rey Del Mundo: El Ray Del Moon-Doe
Exquisitos: Ex-Key-See-Tos
Felipe Gregorio: Fill-leap Greg-oreo
Fonseca: Fon-Say-Ka
Fuente: Fu-ehn-teh or Fu-en-teh
Fuerte: Fu-where-tay
Illusione: ill-luh-see-own-ay
Indian Tabac: Indian Tay-back
Jose Seija:Ho-say Say-ha
Joya de Nicaragua: Hoya-De-NiKa-RA-Gua
La Aurora 100 Anos: La Roar Ah See Anon Yos
La Aurora Cien Anos: LA-AHU-RO-RA CE-YEN AH-Ne-os
Legero: Lay-hair-oh
La Vieja Habana: La Vee-eh-ha Habana
La Estrella: Lah Es-Stra-ya
Leon Jimenes: Leon Him-en-ays
Ligero: Lee - hair- oh
Macanudo: Mac-Ah-New-Doe
Mi Barrio: Me Bar-e-oh
Nestor Plasencia: Nes-Tore Plah-Sen-Shee-Ah
Nica Libre: Knee-kah Lee-bray
Noellas: No-eh-lass
Oliva: Oh-Lee-vah
Oliveros: Oh-Lee-Vare-Ose
Oscuro: Oh-scue-roe
Opus X - Oh - Puss - ex
Padilla: Pad dee ya
Padron: Pah Drone
Partagas: par tah GAHS
Pepin: puh-PEEN
Perdomo: Per-Doe-Moe
por larranaga: por la ran ya ga
Puros Indios: Pure-Ose In-Dee-Ose
Ramon Allones: Ramone-ah-yone-ace
Rolando Reyes: Row-Lon-Doe Ray-Ez
Romeo y Julieta: Ro-mayo ee Hoo-lee-eh-tah
San Cristobal: San Cris-toe-ball
Savinelli Liga Especial: Sa-veen-eh-lee Lee-gah ess-peciAL
Swisher Sweets: Rookie
Taino: tah-EE-no
Tatuaje: tat-oo-wah-hey
Torano: tor-ahn-yo
Vega Talanga: Vay-Ha Tah-Lan-Yah
Zino: Zee-no

Belicoso Bell-eh-co-so
Colibri: Ko-Lee-Bree
Palio: Pal-ee-oh
Perejo: Per-ay-hoe
Robusto: row-boost-oh
Xikar: Zy-car