Common Cigar Abbreviations

A while back a member of the CB forum posted this. It is a list of common abbreviations you might see in cigar forums. Feel free to leave a comment if you think any should be added to the list.

898 varn = 898 Varnished
AF = Arturo Fuente
AFAIK – = As far as I know
AKA = Also know as
asc = alt.smokers.cigars (a USENET Newsgroup)
B&M = Bricks and mortar (cigar store), as opposed to online store
bb (or bbs) = bulletin board or forum
BBF = Bolivar Belicoso Fino
Big Smoke = cA’s cigar events.
Bol CG = Bolivar Coronas Gigantes
Boli CG = Bolivar Coronas Gigantes
BOMB = A gift of cigars to an unsuspecting BOTL
BOTL = Brother of the Leaf (SOTL = Sister of the Leaf)
BS = Hemingway Best Seller
BTL = Hemingway Between The Lines
cA = Cigar Afficianado
cammie = Cameroon
CB = Cigar Bid
CF = Cigar Family
CW = Cigar Weekly
Connie = Consuegra (seconds to Punch, HdM, ERDM)
CS = Conneticut Shade Wrapper
D4 = Partagas D-4 (Robustos)
DC = Don Carlos, Double Corona, or Diamond Crown
EPI 1 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 1 (corona gorda)
EPI 2 = Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2 (robusto
ERD M = El Rey Del Mundo
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FFOX = Fuente Fuente Opus X
FNG = F***ing New Guy
FOAD = F*** off and Die
FOG = F***ing Old Guy
FWIW = For what it’s worth
FYA = For your amusement
FYI = For your information
HDM = Hoyo de Monterrey
Herf = A gathering of people enjoying cigars and the company of each other
IBTL = Hemingway In Between the Lines
IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion
IMO = In my opinion
ISOM = Island South Of Miami
J/K = Just kidding
JL = Juan Lopez
JL S2 = Juan Lopez Seleccion No 2 (Robustos)
LGC = La Gloria Cubana
LL - = LaLuna
LL AF = LaLuna African Fuerte
LL LHB = LaLuna Little Havana Blend
LL MF = LaLuna Maduro Fuerte
LMAO = Laughing my a** off
LOL = Laughs Out Loud
LRE = La Rosa Especial
Lusi = Partagas Lusitanias
LVR = Hemingway Limited Vintage Release
M&B = Moore and Bode
Mac = Macanudo
Mad or Maddie = maduro
MMMM = Maria Mancini Magic Mountain
MMP = Hemingway Masterpiece Maduro
Monte = Montecristo
MP = Hemingway Masterpiece
Nat, Nattie = natural (cameroon, Conneticut Shade, etc.)
OF = Old Fashioned (seconds to Partagas, Cohiba and Macanudo)
OTT = Off The Truck
PAM = Padron Anniversario Maduro
PAN = Padron Anniversario Natural
PBP = Punch Black Prince
PERF X = FFOX Perfexcion X
PL = FFOX Petite Lancero
PP = Punch Punch
RAG = Ramon Allones Gigantes
RASCC = Ramon Allones Small Club Coronas
RASS = Ramon Allones Specially Selected
RC = Bolivar Royal Coronas
RdC = FFOX Reserva de Chateau
ROTFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing (also ROFL)
ROTFLMAO = Roll on the floor laughing my a** off
RyJ = Romeo & Julietta
RyJ CF = Romeo y Julieta Celestiales Finos (panatella)
RyJ POW = Romeo y Julieta Prince of Wales
Sams-a-dor = a cheap, but nice, humidor, purchased at Sam’s Club
SD4 = Partagas Series D #4
SDB = Standard Dress Box
SIG = Hemingway Signature
SLB = Slide Lid Box (this is the slide box or mini-cab with the slide lid top)
SLR = Saint Louis Rey
SS = Hemingway Short Story
TIA = Thanks in Advance
TOP = A way bring attention to a msg thread without adding content
TTFN = Ta Ta for Now
TTYL = Talk to You Later or Type to You Later
UPP SW = H Uppman Sir Winston
UTS = Hemingway Untold Story
VR = Vega Robaina
VR DA = Vega Robaina Don Alejandros (prominente)
VSG = Ashton Virgin Sun Grown
WOA = Hemingway Work of Art
WTF = What the F**k?
xXx = Opus X^3 (Power Ranger)
YMMV = Your Miles May Vary

Spanish Terms/Markings:
*Hecho a Mano = Made by hand. These cigars are machine bunched and then finished by hand.

*Totalmente a Mano = Totally by hand. These cigars are made completely by hand from start to finish without exception.

*Envuelto a Mano = Wrapped by hand. Typically used on boxes of machine-made cigars that were only packaged (sorted, cello’d, and placed in the box) by hand.

*Hecho en Cuba = Made in Cuba. Describes only the origin of manufacture and not the method of construction.

English Terms/Markings
*Handrolled = Typically machine bunched, but the wrapper was applied by hand. Same as Hecho a Mano.

*Hand Finished = Same as Handrolled.

*Handmade = Means 100% handmade; same as Totalmente a Mano.

*Handpacked = Machine made cigars which were color sorted and packed by hand. Same as Envuelto a Mano.

*Machine Made = Entirely machine made from start to finish.

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