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What's with the abbreviations???

I'm new to this site and have no idea what all these abbreviations are that yall are using in your posts and stuff...DH? DS? Those are just the ones I can think of right now. Any help would be greatly appreciated, so I can actually understand what I'm reading lol.

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Asked by waiting4jaydin at 7:28 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • 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
    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
    FWIW = For What It's Worth
    GF = Girl Friend
    HTH = Hope That Helps
    IKWYM = I

    Answer by pinkdena at 7:30 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • 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
    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
    RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
    RE = Rolling Eyes
    ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing

    Answer by pinkdena at 7:31 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Go down to the bottom of the page and click frequently asked questions. On the left click Basics. Choose the question about abbreviations.

    Dear Son, Dear Husband, Dear Daughter

    Answer by Bmat at 7:31 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off
    SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)
    SD = Step Daughter
    SIL = Sister-In-Law
    SO = Significant Other
    SS = Step Son
    STBX = Soon To Be Ex
    TIA = Thanks In Advance
    TMI = Too Much Information
    TOM = Time Of The Month
    TTC = Trying To Conceive
    TTYL = Talk To You Later
    TY = Thank You
    WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
    WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
    WB = Welcome Back
    WTG = Way To Go
    WTH = What The Heck


    Answer by pinkdena at 7:31 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Dear Husband, if you like him that day. Damn Husband, if you don't. LOL DS is Dear Son, DD is Dear Daughter, SS Step Son...etc

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 7:31 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

    gives you the whole alphabetized list.

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 7:32 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • HTH = Hope That Helps
    IKWYM = I Know What You Mean
    IM = Instant Message
    IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion

    Answer by pinkdena at 7:33 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • BLAH!!! It's because people are lazy and can't go to the trouble to say my husband or my daughter. LOL is the only one I use- or the occasional LMFAO if it actually makes me laugh! AND WE WONDER WHY OUR TEENS HAVE THEIR OWN SECRET CODES!!!!!!! Teach by example people!!!! TEACH BY EXAMPLE!!!!!!
    Good Luck! :)

    Answer by KariLyn84 at 7:45 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • I hate the abbreviations. Annoying.......

    Answer by sherribeare at 12:52 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

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