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Silly abbreviation question

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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Ok, so I'm pretty new to the forum and get lost with some of the shorthand. I know that PS is public school and HS is homeschool. But could someone fill me in on what DH DD DS etc stand for? Thanks so much!
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bmw29
by Bronze Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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Some Common Abbreviations

WRITING IN ALL CAPITALS - SHOUTING

BUMP - Bring Up My Post!  When someone posts "bump" in a reply to a post, they are bringing the whole thread to the top of the group so more people will see it.  The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added. 

AC = Adopted Child
AF = Aunt Flo
AP= Attachment Parenting
ATM = At the Moment 
AYT = Are You There 
BBL = Be Back Later 
BD = Baby Dancing 
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 (can also mean Cervical Mucous)
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
DW = Dear/Darling Wife
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
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
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
SFAG = Stolen From Another Group
SIL = Sister-In-Law 
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other 
S/O = Spin-off
SD = Sep Dad
SM = Step Mom
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


Mommyfish831
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

DH is dear husband, dd is dear daughter, and ds is dear son.

GodsPrincess37
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

DH-Dear Hubby

DD-Dear Daughter

DS-Dear Son

I had the same problem with these abbreviations...I still do with a lot of them :)

shamrock_momma
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Thanks so much! I posted that and, of course, that's when it occurs to me to check out the getting started post. :)
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wunderwifey
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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I finally know what PIOG means! Lol.
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usmom3
by BJ on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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We all start out not knowing what all that means & learn it along the way.
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swim-mom72
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:12 AM

WOW! I learned a few things : )  glad you posted

bi-polarmommy
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:16 AM

 dh - dear husband

dd - dear daughter

ds - dear son

Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:28 AM
DHcan also be d!ckhead...depending onthe situation ..as in my case @@ :(
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oredeb
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM

 hahahaha shamrock, i still have trouble with the homeschool curr abreviations! i just doent get them!

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