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Help! I'm convused !

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 8:58 AM
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I'm probably older than most here, and have not been in the "on-line" community except for at work, so when everyone talks about a dh or a ss or a sahm....I'm really having a hard time...It was a day or two before I figured out what a dh was....(?dear husband?)  ...I'm from a sports background, so I automatically think of designated hitter....Is there a list or someplace where I can "brush up" on this?

by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 8:58 AM
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by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:07 AM
I am not much better off than u are! The only one I know is sahm--stay at home mom. Hope this helps a little.
by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:09 AM
I asked the same question when I first got here...
This is the response from Robin... hope this helps : )

Some Common Abbreviations

Writing in all capitals - shouting

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!!)
BIL = Brother-in-Law
BL = Belly Laugh
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By the Way
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
F2F = Face to Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FIL = Father-in-law
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
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
OIC = Oh I see OMG = Oh My Gosh
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PITA = Pain in the AcronymsPOV = Point of View PP = Previous Poster
PTMM = Please Tell Me More
RAK/DAK=Random Acts of Kindness/Deliberate Acts of Kindness
ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ROFLMBO = Rolling on the Floor Laughing My Butt Off SAH(M) =Stay at Home (Mom)
SIL = Sister-in-Law
SO = Significant Other
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
by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:10 AM
Here are a few I can help you with:
DH, DS or DD - Dear Husband, Dear Son or Dear Daughter
SS or SD - Stepson or Stepdaughter
SAHM - Stay At Home Mom
WAHM - Work at Home Mom.

This is all I can think of off the top of my head.  If you need anymore please let me know.
by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:10 AM
well you are probably doing better than me I thought dh was damn husband .LOL oh that one means laugh out loud I usally ask my teen.
by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:11 AM
To add to the above list:

ss = step-son
sd = step-daughter
bm = birth mom
bf = birth father
by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:12 AM
You can go to and they have a lot of the internet slang used.  Most of the stuff you mentioned are the only ones I have seen on CafeMom.  But if you go to other sites they use a lot more.  Hope this helps!
by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:28 AM
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!  Wow...I never had a clue.  Someone wrote me and told me there's this'll never get all this...

by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:35 AM
Thanks for asking that question! I was wondering what some of it means myslef. lol (laugh out loud!)
by on Apr. 27, 2007 at 9:40 AM
Hey Ya'll I have to say that I have learned alot by just working it out myself. Like when you go to pogo and play the games gx is great strike and more for that game, then the other games have their lingo. So to all you who have added your few lingo definitions and to the site and the completely printed out one thanks. I know that mlos means (mom looking over shoulder) don't know if that was in there. Saw that on Dr. Phil hehehehehehe That is the lingo you need when they are pre teen and older. Like the phone bill commercial where the little girl responds to her mom about her tmgfj  texting my girl friend jill. Right, put the barbie dolls back on the shelves, turn that darn tv off get the board games out and get your butt on that bicycle and use those legs. hehehehehehehe 
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