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I NEED A GLOSSARY OF ABREVIATIONS

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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Am I just too old to get it?  Seriously?  I have eventually figured out most of the commonly used abbreviations people use for texting or here on cafe mom.  Lol, omg, ttyl, bff, ds, dh, dd, etc.  I even use a couple myself. 

But there are SO many that just leave a total blank in posts.  SO? (When I was in highschool thats what we called sex offenders...pretty sure it MUST have some other meaning in the posts I see here).  Took me several weeks to learn that HS also stood for homeschool, PS=public school.  And every now and again I have to ask my younger brother to repeat some text in english "fml...I h8 ths"  Ummm...huh?  Whats worse is when people start speaking in text!  AAAAAHHHH!  I want to run away screaming.

Wouldn't it be nice if someone were to write up a glossary of abbreviations and text terms so people like me could understand?  Or better yet, wouldn't it be great if we could go back to typing in english?  Does anyone else get annoyed by this?

by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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Audreesmommy757
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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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 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 
FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (car seat)
FTW = For The Win
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
LO = Little One
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 
RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
RE = Rolling Eyes
ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing 
ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off 
SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)
SD = Step Daughter
SIL = Sister-In-Law 
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other 
S/O = Spin-off
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
TIA = Thanks In Advance 
TFS = Thanks for Sharing
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

Audreesmommy757
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM

it does when all they do is post in abbreviations but it helps sometimes to shorten things...lol..hope the glossery helps alittle...i know its a tad long lol

paris2lmp
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM

 thank you thank you thank you!  the glossary did help...and cleared up a few things from posts and texts I have gotten that I had mis-interpreted!  Thanks again....I think I will copy and paste this for future use!

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Quoting Audreesmommy757:

it does when all they do is post in abbreviations but it helps sometimes to shorten things...lol..hope the glossery helps alittle...i know its a tad long lol


 

Bluetick
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:09 AM
Bump bump bump !!!
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SabrinaLC
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM

There is a glossery somewhere, I've seen it, lol

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:56 AM
I needed one at first to, but now it is easy.
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Meltopia529
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM
I think we we're all there at one point or another
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