Here is a list of abbreviations and acronyms used on B&B. For special words and phrases, see the glossary
+1 (2, 3, etc):
I'm repeating what they said; I agree with what they said.
Wet shavers with large stockpiles of soap who are (aggressively) using it up one puck/tub/stick/tube at a time. Some of them estimate they will run out in about 3017.
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Best Badger Brush, usually referencing the C&E
brush (see BBB below)
A moderator currently known as "Art
" aka the "King"
As Far as I Am Concerned
As Far As I Know
A Piece of Me. A fragrance by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
After Shave Acquisition Disorder
Aftershave Skin Conditioner
Against the grain (direction for stroke with a razor) back to top
Badger & Blade Essential Shaving Brush
Bath & Body Works
Badger & Blade Essential Shaving Brush
Badger & Blade Limited Edition Brush, produced in 2006 and, in two discrete production runs, 2008
Baby butt smooth. A completely smooth shave result. Circular rubbing pattern with the fingertips can't detect any sort of stubble left, period. See also DFS, CCS and SAS.
Belgian Blue Whetstone (razor hone). It's commonly the backing to vintage Coticules (modern Coticules tend to use a slate backing). If it's a natural-combo stone, the blue/black side is always BBW. BBWs can also be purchased on their own.
Bois de Portugal. A fragrance by CREED
BST aka B/S/T:
By The Way, internet shorthand
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Bring Up My Post. A backronym
from "bump," internet shorthand for "bumping" a thread to the top of the "new posts" list by adding a virtually content-free post in a given discussion thread.
Close, comfortable shave. Perhaps a notch less than a DFS. WTG is completely smooth, XTG and ATG both can detect very tiny levels of stubble. (see also BBS, DFS, and SAS)
(UK manufacturer of shaving cream, and grooming supplies)
CONtiguous United States or CONtinental United States
The term for a Lathering product like a very soft shave soap or hard shave cream which is atypical of the normally firm shave soaps or soft & creamy shave creams.
'Cross the grain' (see XTG)
Cold water rinse (see WWR)
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Double-Edge (general type of safety razor blade)
Damn Fine Shave. A near-BBS. WTG/XTG is completely smooth, ATG will feel a little bit of light stubble. (see BBS, CCS)
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Eau de Cologne
Eau de Parfum
Eau de Toilette
East-West (direction for stroke with a razor from left-to-right or right-to-left) back to top
Full Bottle Worthy
Feel The Burn
Fixed That For You (related to usually humorous editing and re-interpretation of a previous post)
For what it's worth
For your information back to top
Guitar Acquisition Disorder
Green Irish Tweed. A fragrance by Creed
Google Is Your Friend (see also JFGI and LMGTFY)
Good Luck With the Sale
Across the grain in the opposite direction as XTG
Gaiwan Acquisition Disorder back to top
Hone acquisition disorder.
Have a nice day
Hanging Hair Test (a test to see if a straight razor is ready for shaving)
Hope This Helps back to top
If I Recall Correctly, internet shorthand
In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion, internet shorthand
Indulgence of the night
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, a specific marque of razor blade; also called "Red Pack Israelis" and "Red IPs"
Jean-Paul Gauthier. A haute couture fashion designer based in France. Known for making fragrances as well.
Just f***ing Google it.* A coarser version of GIYF and LMGTFY. Mod note- Never an acceptable post on the B&B. back to top
Long Comb, a version of the Gillette NEW DE razor
Long Handle (a model of Merkur and other razors)
L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme. A fragrance from Guerlain
"Let me Google That For You
." Implies the original inquiry could have been easily solved via a web search. A nicer version of JFGI. See also GIYF. Related to, but less coarse than, RTFM
, which is used in technical settings.
Laugh(ing) out loud
Lady of the House (see also TWGW and SWMBO)
Looking/Like to trade
Lilac Vegetal Aftershave (especially Clubman Lilac Vegetal)
Lorenzo Villoresi. A perfumer. back to top
Multiple Acquisition Disorders
Multi Bladed Monstrosity i.e. Gillette Mach 3, Fusion or Schick Quattro
Martin de Candre (A French Shaving Soap)
Maison Francis Kurkdjian. A niche perfumer based in France.
Minimal Items Disorder
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier. A perfume house based in France.
Mystic Water [Soaps]
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North-South (direction for stroke with a razor from cheek up)
(US manufacturer of shaving cream, ASB, shampoo, and grooming supplies)
No Date Code (when referring to vintage razors)
New In Box (referring to an item that has not been used and in it's original packing.)
New Old Stock (an item that is still in it's original packaging/state, but no longer manufactured)
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open comb razor
Open Comb MicroMatic - (Referencing a GEM Single Edge Razor)
Original Poster or Original Post back to top
Parfums de Nicolai. A niche perfume house based in France
Pretty damn quick
Parfumerie Generale. A niche perfume house based in France
Pour Homme. In fragrances it is used to denote "For Him"
Pay It Forward
. Rather than "paying it back" to older members, paying it forward means giving away shaving equipment to newbies. PIF can be used as a noun or a verb.
Persian Jar (a shape for a shaving brush handle; a model of Simpson's
Personal message (message sent using on-line community's web site rather than email)
Refers to a quite sloppy lather that may run down one's arms when face-lathering. Akin to a New Orleans Roast Beef Poboy
Public Service Announcement
Pacific Shave Oil or Pre Shave Oil back to top
Queen Charlotte Soaps
(named for a mathematical proof's final statement, quod erat demonstrandum
); a US retailer of shaving supplies
Quoted for Truth back to top
Razor Acquisition Disorder
Razor Blade Acquisition Disorder
Round Point (straight razor)
RazoRock, a brand of razors and other shaving products back to top
Shipping and handling (in reference to Internet and/or eBay purchases)
South-North (direction for stroke with a razor from neck up)
Socially Acceptable Shave. Super light stubble can be felt in all directions, even WTG; see also BBS, DFS, and CCS
Shaving Brush Acquisition Disorder
Short Comb, a version of the Gillette NEW DE razor
Shaving Cream Acquisition Disorder
Single-Edge (Generally used to distinguish a single edge safety razor (SE) from straight razor (SR).
Serge Lutens. A niche perfumer based in France, though Serge Lutens currently lives in Morocco.
"Shave My Face
," another wet-shaving on-line community, sometimes referred to as "[the forum] across the street." See also TSD.
Silver Mountain Water. A fragrance by CREED
Owners' Club" shaving brush (their top-of-the-line boar brush)
Shave (scent) of the day (description of one day's shaving process or AS)
Sold Pending Funds
A standard abbreviation for straight razor (as opposed to SE, the abbreviation for single edge safety razor). Also Savile Row (UK shaving brush marque)
Shaving Soap Acquisition Disorder
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She who must be obeyed (wife / girlfriend); see also LOTH and TWGW. From the Victorian novel She: A History of Adventure
by Henry Rider Haggard.
Truefitt & Hill
(UK manufacturer of shaving cream, soap, ASB, grooming supplies)
Terre d'Hermes. A fragrance by luxury goods manufacturer Hermes.
Traveling Equipment Acquisition Disorder
Tom Ford. A fashion designer based in the USA.
The Golden Nib (AZ based, replacement knots for shave brushes)
Pierre Thiers Limited Edition, a limited edition straight razor made from old hand-hammered blanks.
The love of my life
Taste of Heaven. A fragrance by perfume house Kilian of the LVMH group.
A verb meaning, to succumb to various acquisition disorders and purchase exorbitant amounts of products covered in the auspices of Badger and Blade for the purposes of gentlemanly indulgence. Usually multiple treewhaling events follow with quick succession. Implied is a necessity for pictures of any and all acquisitions to establish authenticity of said treewhale experience.
"The Shave Den"
, another wet-shaving on-line community, sometimes referred to as "[the forum] across the street." See also SMF.
Twist-to-Open (razor where part of the handle spins to open "doors" on top for blade)
The World's Greatest Wife (ie. one's own wife, usually) See also SWMBO and LOTH
Three T's, the:
Taylor of Old Bond Street, Truefitt & Hill and Geo. F. Trumper, three English firms which have been supplying quality shaving goods for over a century
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West-East (direction for stroke with a razor from left-to-right or right-to-left)
Want to buy
With the grain (direction for stroke with a razor)
Want to sell
Want to trade
Warm water rinse back to top
Across the grain (shaving at right angle to the direction of hair growth); note that ATG is against the grain. back to top
You've Got a Private Message
Your mileage may vary (i.e., you may have different results)
Yves Saint Laurent. Fashion design house based in France.
Yixing Teapot Acquisition Disorder back to top