What is OP

jenny3549
jenny3549 Trusted RegularRegistered Posts: 472
Ok, I know I'll probably sound like a dunce now but this is the first forum I've ever used/visited (although am enjoying myself immensely on it!!) so I'm not really up to speed with the terminology. Bear in mind that the first time I saw lol on a text I honestly thought it meant lots of love - which was disconcerting to say the least considering who the text was from!!

I've seen OP mentioned a few times and wondered what it stood for?

:blushing:

PS. Have now figured out the smilies though!

Comments

  • PGM
    PGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    I'm never good with these, is it operating profit? Can't think what else is OP..
  • Lou1234
    Lou1234 Well-Known Registered Posts: 210
    It means Original Post.

    If a thread goes completely off track, you'll often then see someone write 'back to the OP'.....
  • PGM
    PGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    Lou1234 wrote: »
    It means Original Post.

    If a thread goes completely off track, you'll often then see someone write 'back to the OP'.....

    Ah, I was thinking in a financial statements point of view :D
  • jenny3549
    jenny3549 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 472
    Ah, that makes sense! I kept thinking something to do with 'operating' also PGM - suppose can't think outside of the financial terminology!

    Ta muchly!
  • Lou1234
    Lou1234 Well-Known Registered Posts: 210
    I've heard of plenty of people who have thought it was lots of love!

    I just use too many forums!!

    I guess it is Operating Profit if it is a post about finance stuff but if general chit chat it is Original Post/Original Poster (as far as I am aware!!
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    shall we take it off the original post and then see if someone comes on and say please talk about OP ? then it will be proven...

    nice weather we are having ?
  • jilt
    jilt Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,903
    mark130273 wrote: »
    shall we take it off the original post and then see if someone comes on and say please talk about OP ? then it will be proven...

    nice weather we are having ?

    Mark have you got too much time on your hands?
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    mark130273 wrote: »
    shall we take it off the original post and then see if someone comes on and say please talk about OP ? then it will be proven...

    nice weather we are having ?

    Well, with reference back to the OP...... :lol:

    OP actually means Original Post OR Original Poster. So there!
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    Monsoon wrote: »
    OP actually means Original Post OR Original Poster. So there!

    Yup!
  • Marga
    Marga Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 981
    MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant believe it you here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


    OP at work means over payment for example

    if it is finance i would say Operating profit



    it can also mean

    Oh pants!
  • anniem
    anniem Experienced Mentor Pewsey, WiltshireRegistered Posts: 1,326
    Marga wrote: »
    Oh pants!

    Love it!!!!! :lol:
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • jenny3549
    jenny3549 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 472
    Marga wrote: »


    it can also mean

    Oh pants!

    Excellent - that's how I'll take it from now on!

    :lol:
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    Marga wrote: »
    MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant believe it you here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


    OP at work means over payment for example

    if it is finance i would say Operating profit



    it can also mean

    Oh pants!

    why thank you very much .........i know you all missed me !!!lol


    OP - oh please !!
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