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Last weekend, I made a parenthetical comment about standardizing abbreviations for the various fantasy league formats in an effort to reduce the repetitiveness of typing out "mixed league 12-team 5x5 non-keeper league with a snake draft" or "AL-only 4x4 keeper league with a $260 cap and 15 protects".  After a little bit of thought (or a lot if it makes me seem smarter to you), I've arrived at some of them.

I had two objectives in mind.  First I wanted the short names to be pronouncable as all the good acronyms are - i.e VORP or WARP, and, second, I wanted the short name to be obvious to those who are given the key to decipher them. Guard it with the know-it-all-ness that comes from speaking in acronyms that non-members can never figure out!

Milk 125.8 = MIxed League Keeper auction draft 12-team 5x5 8 keepers.  Pronounced "milk one twenty-five dot 8"

Mink 165 = MIxed league Non-Keeper auction draft 16-team 5x5 Prounounced "mink one-sixty-five."

Milks 125.8 = MIxed League Keeper Snake draft 12-team 5x5 8 keepers.  Pronounced "milks one twenty-five dot 8"

Minks 105 = MIxed league Non-Keeper Snake draft 10-team 5x5 Prounounced "minks one-oh-five."

AAOK 124.14 = Auction draft Al Only Keeper 12-team 4x4 14 keepers. Pronounced "double A OK one twenty-four dot fourteen".

NOKA 124.15 = Nl Only Keeper league Auction draft 12-team 4x4 15 keepers. Pronounced "No-kuh one twenty-four dot fifteen".

ANKS 125 = Al-only Non-Keeper Snake draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "Aynks one twenty-five".

NNKs 125 = Nl-only Non-Keeper league Snake draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "nicks one twenty-five."  Or if you prefer, "nnnnnicks one twenty-five."

ANKA 125 = Al Only Non-Keeper Auction draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "Ahn-ka one twenty-five".

NNKA 125 = Nl Only Non-Keeper league Auction draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "Nahn-ka one twenty-five."

For the auction drafts, add the dollar amount to the end i.e AAOK 124.14.260 "Double A Ok one twenty-four dot fourteen dot two-sixty."  Once you are comfortable with the structure, you should have a much easier time asking for advice on your fantasy teams.

"Should I protect Bobby Crosby at $10?  I play in a AAOK 124.14.260."