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ok, i'm new 2 cafemom, and i don't quite get some of the abbrieviations, such as dh, ds, dd, could some one plz spell it out for me. any other ones you think i might run into as well. thanks

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • Hi,

    There is a list of commonly used acronyms in the CafeMom Newcomer's Club:


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    Answer by CafeMom Admin at 4:38 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • dh- dear husband
    mil/fil-mother in law/father in law
    ss-step son
    sd-step daughter
    dd-dear daughter
    ds-dear son

    Answer by SThompson21 at 4:38 PM on Mar. 26, 2009


    AC = Adopted child
    ATM = At the Moment
    AYT = Are You There
    BBL = Be Back Later
    BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
    BIL = Brother-in-Law
    BL = Belly Laugh
    BRB = Be Right Back
    BTW = By the Way
    CM = CafeMom
    CYL = Catch Ya' Later
    DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc
    DF = Dear/Darling Fiance'
    DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc
    DIKU = Do I Know You
    DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales)
    DSA = Direct Selling Association
    ETA = Estimated time of arrival or Edited to add
    F2F = Face to Face
    FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
    FC = Foster child
    FIL = Father-in-law
    FWIW = For What It's Worth
    GF = Girl Friend
    HTH = Hope That Helps
    IKWYM = I Know What You Mean

    Answer by leahjoy at 4:40 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • thanks 2 all

    Answer by pattisayshello at 8:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

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