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Posted by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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Can someone fill me in on the abbreviations? Is there a key somewhere? I know some of them, like sahm. But I am confused on others, dd, dh. Help.
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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liz.1986
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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You can always find these in the second 'announcement' post at the top of the forum.
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 = AuntFlo AP= Attachment Parenting ATM = At the Moment AYT = AreYou There BBL = BeBack Later BD = BabyDancing BF = BoyFriend (also sometimes best friend,breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!) BFN = Big Fat Negative BFP = Big Fat Positive BIL = Brother-In-Law BL = BellyLaugh BRB = Be Right Back BTW = By TheWay 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 DirectSales) DSA = DirectSelling Association DW = Dear/Darling Wife ETA = Estimated Time ofArrival 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 WhatIt's Worth GF = Girl Friend HTH= HopeThat Helps IKWYM = I Know WhatYou Mean IM = InstantMessage IMHO = In MyHumble/Honest Opinion IRL = In Real Life ISO = In Search Of ITA = I TotallyAgree JK = Just Kidding JMO = Just MyOpinion/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 OutLoud or LotsOf Laughs MB = MessageBoard 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 MyGosh OP = Original Poster OPK= Ovulation Predictor Kit OT = OffTopic OTOH = On The Other Hand PIOG = Posted In Other Groups PITA= Pain In TheAcronyms PM = Private Message POV= PointOf View PP = PreviousPoster PTMM = Please Tell MeMore RAK/DAK=Random ActsOf Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness RE = Rolling Eyes ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On TheFloor 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 = SignificantOther S/O = Spin-off SD = Sep Dad SM = Step Mom SS= Step Son STBX = Soon To Be Ex TIA = Thanks In Advance TFS = Thanksfor Sharing TMI = Too Much Information TOM = TimeOf The Month TTC = Trying To Conceive TTYL = TalkTo You Later TY = Thank You WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom) WOTH(M) = WorkOutside the Home (Mom) WB = Welcome Back WTG = WayTo Go WTH = WhatThe Heck
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This list can always be found on the 1st page of The Newcomers Club in the The CafeMom Help Desk - Getting started on CafeMom post.

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

Thoughtfulmommy
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Thanks ladies!
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