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What do all the Acronyms MEAN?!?!?!!?

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Hi, So I am relitivly new to CafeMom and I have already noticed that everone here uses these acronyms but I have no idea what they are...the only one that I figured out was BF: Breast feeding/ Breast feed...but there are so many...what does dd mean?
If you use acronyms or know of some and what they are please post them here! I'm sure I'm not the only silly mommy that is lost...right?

Thank you!

CafeMom Tickers
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:46 AM
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:28 AM
1 mom liked this

Seriously? You havent looked up the FAQ for this particular forum yet  LOL>

Sassy762
by Emerald Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:32 AM
1 mom liked this

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

HERE IS THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

Pamela.V.Shoe
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:49 AM

SERIOUSLY! I HAVE NOT! lol

I'm new to the site all together and don't have much time to just browse thru. As you may have noticed it says "New Member" next to my screen name. I didn't even know that each group had FAQ..I was under the impression that only the site itself has FAQ...which I must admit that I have no read :(

Thanks for the info


Quoting frndlyfn:

Seriously? You havent looked up the FAQ for this particular forum yet  LOL>



CafeMom Tickers
frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:52 AM

Yeah each group/forum have their own which can get confusing.  This is CM's main information group though, I think.   Sassy copied the whole thing for you.


Quoting Pamela.V.Shoe:

SERIOUSLY! I HAVE NOT! lol

I'm new to the site all together and don't have much time to just browse thru. As you may have noticed it says "New Member" next to my screen name. I didn't even know that each group had FAQ..I was under the impression that only the site itself has FAQ...which I must admit that I have no read :(

Thanks for the info


Quoting frndlyfn:

Seriously? You havent looked up the FAQ for this particular forum yet  LOL>





Pamela.V.Shoe
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:55 AM


Yes she did! ^_^ She is awesome! It is a bit confusing..

Quoting frndlyfn:

Yeah each group/forum have their own which can get confusing.  This is CM's main information group though, I think.   Sassy copied the whole thing for you.


Quoting Pamela.V.Shoe:

SERIOUSLY! I HAVE NOT! lol

I'm new to the site all together and don't have much time to just browse thru. As you may have noticed it says "New Member" next to my screen name. I didn't even know that each group had FAQ..I was under the impression that only the site itself has FAQ...which I must admit that I have no read :(

Thanks for the info


Quoting frndlyfn:

Seriously? You havent looked up the FAQ for this particular forum yet  LOL>







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