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What is the point of the "DD, DS, DH" crap?

Am I the only one who doesn't use the abbreviations? I don't understand the need to shorten "son" to "DS", or any of the others, when talking about people in a post. I find it annoying to read. Besides, it makes you have the extra work of capitalizing and really, who calls their children "dear son" or "dear daughter"? If there needs to be an abbreviation, why not just do "S" and "D" and "H" for husband? I can understand MIL or SIL, simply because the terms are long and require hyphens...but for all the others, I find it silly.

Am I the only one?

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Wandybrine

Asked by Wandybrine at 11:59 AM on Feb. 10, 2011 in About CafeMom

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  • Completely agree... they are distracting.
    ConcernedMom141

    Answer by ConcernedMom141 at 12:00 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I don't use the abbreviations.  I don't know why, I have no explanation, lol.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 12:00 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • wow lil cranky this afternoon. lol i dont shorten son or daughter either but to each his own
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 12:00 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • No skin off my back.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 12:02 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • It is silly, it's like text-speak. Even adults are dumbing themselves down.
    sfwilson

    Answer by sfwilson at 12:03 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I don't shorten either, by the way ~ I use to think DH meant "Dick Head!"
    Linda1012

    Answer by Linda1012 at 12:04 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • No, you are NOT the only one that finds them silly or annoying. I think I spend half my time on here trying to translate LO, TTC, and other pointless abbreviations.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:05 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I agree. Some of the terms I can understand but the short ones...there is no point. But, i guess we have to deal. LoL
    arkelly2188

    Answer by arkelly2188 at 12:06 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Why use any abbreviations at all? Its just a way to identify your family without using names and a quick way to do it.


    How often do you call them son or daughter?


    Doesn't bother me at all and I do it.


    Never sprained my pinkie from hitting the shift key though. =D

    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 12:07 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I don't use it anywhere but in Answers. But because of the character limit it makes things a bit easier and it helps me fit everything in one box.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:13 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

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