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What do all those abbreviations mean?

Ok..I don't want to sound like an idiot, but I don't know what all of the abbreviations people use on here mean. Can somebody please run them down to me. I know a few, but some of them I get really confused on.

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Asked by tabc531 at 11:58 AM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • kwim-know what I mean
    dd-dear daughter
    ds-dear son
    dh-dear husband
    so-significant other
    sd-step daughter

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:00 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I can't think of any more right now.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:00 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • SO means sinificant other
    btw means by the way
    hb means hubby

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • what about PIOG?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • PIOG = Posted In Other Group

    Answer by 1smartcookie at 12:17 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I have a new one I learned! PITA - Pain in the ass! lol

    Answer by ButterflyMeli at 12:21 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • AC = Adopted Child
    AF = Aunt Flo
    AP= Attachment Parenting
    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!!)
    BFN = Big Fat Negative
    BFP = Big Fat Positive
    BIL = Brother-In-Law
    BL = Belly Laugh
    BRB = Be Right Back
    BTW = By The Way
    CIO = Crying It Out
    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
    FTW = For The Win

    Answer by newmom183 at 12:49 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • FWIW = For What It's Worth
    GF = Girl Friend
    HTH = Hope That Helps
    IKWYM = I Know What You Mean
    IM = Instant Message
    IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
    IRL = In Real Life
    ISO = In Search Of
    ITA = I Totally Agree
    JK = Just Kidding
    JMO = Just My Opinion/Observation
    JUD = Jumping Up And Down
    KWIM = Know What I Mean
    LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
    LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
    LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs
    MB = Message Board
    MD = Meltdown
    MIL = Mother-In-Law
    MIS/DS = Mom's In Sales Direct Selling
    NAD = Nursing At Desk
    NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
    OIC = Oh I See
    OMG = Oh My Gosh
    OP = Original Poster
    OT = Off Topic
    OTOH = On The Other Hand
    PIOG = Posted In Other Groups
    PITA = Pain In The Acronyms
    PM = Private Message
    POV = Point Of View
    PP = Previous Poster
    PTMM = Please Tell Me More

    Answer by newmom183 at 12:50 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Thanks newmom183, I think you just about cleared it up for me!

    Answer by tabc531 at 4:07 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

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