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The shortcut words.....

Posted by on May. 7, 2007 at 4:52 PM
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Okay, I am new to cafemom, and only know a few of these letter things. I know MIL-mother in law. SIL-sister in law, etc. but all the others I have no clue!!! Some one please help me out! THANKS!!! :)
by on May. 7, 2007 at 4:52 PM
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Robin
by Head Admin on May. 7, 2007 at 4:56 PM
Hi,

I posted a list of common abbreviations on the Getting Started and Making Friends at CafeMom post. 

Here's the list...
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
LoriLGGA
by on May. 8, 2007 at 9:37 AM
Thank you ssoo much!!! I didnt even know there were so many!
akhlass
by on May. 8, 2007 at 9:43 AM
Wow, I hope if I just type it out it's still ok?  It will take me some time to learn all of them...
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