I reference it at work, and I'm too lazy to type Stack Overflow into Office Communicator, plus it eats away at my character limit. Also, it would help if I could differentiate between the website and the occasion when I accidentally the whole CLR.

  • @TylerH no, it doesn't. One has to search long time to see the answer they seek, that's not the goal of duplicates. Commented May 1, 2023 at 18:17
  • @ShadowTheSpringWizard This question is asking what the abbreviation for Stack Overflow is, but in an opinion-based way. The alternative is it gets closed as POB with no useful linkage, or it gets closed as a duplicate the canonical abbreviation glossary. You also don't have to search very long; it took me a total of 9 seconds to scroll down to Stack Overflow's "SO" entry once the page loaded. This is exactly the kind of question that the duplicate system is designed to handle.
    – TylerH
    Commented May 1, 2023 at 18:34

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SO is the most common abbreviation I regularly encounter.


I usually call it SO,TBSITWTGATYPQ.

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    The "TB" is probably "To Be", "WT" is "With The", and "PQ" must be the "Parti Québécois"... I can't decipher the rest.
    – Aarobot
    Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 13:22
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    Stack Overflow, the biggest site in the world that gallops a turnip yogurt pony queen?
    – Sam Becker
    Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 13:24
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    StackOverflow, this being strictly in the words that Geralds awkward toddler Yolanda posited querulously
    – devinb
    Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 13:32
  • Are you sure this is the right abbreviation? It doesn't contain "EE". Sorry, I mean "E-E".
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 11:01
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    The best site in the world to get answers to your posted questions? Why am I doing this? Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 11:28
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    Stack Overflow, the best site in the world to get answers to your programming questions.
    – clickbait
    Commented Jun 23, 2018 at 3:13