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Posted by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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Ok so most of the abbreviations I get and I feel really dumb for asking but what does the "d" mean in DH , DS , DD the rest of it I get and I know there is another way to ask but I only have access to here through my phone so this is tricky to navigate.
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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 Hi!

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 = Boyfriend (also Best Friend, Breastfeeding or Breakfast, depending on context)
BFN = Big Fat Negative
BFP = Big Fat Positive
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BL = Belly Laugh
BM = Biological Mom, Birth Mom (also Bowel Movement, Breastmilk or Bridesmaid, depending on context)
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 (also Dishwasher, depending on context)
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 (as in 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 = Moms In Sales Direct Selling
MM = Military Mom
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 = Step Daughter (or Step 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/TYVM = Thank You /Thank You Very Much
WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
WB = Welcome Back
WTG = Way To Go
WTH = What The Heck
YW/YVW = You're Welcome/You're Very Welcome

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

jobberwocky
by Chrissy on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Welcome to cafemom! The above reply has a lot if great abbreviations.
ScrChk23
by Amanda on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Looks like admin got the list for you!  Welcome to the group!  It will take some time getting used to the slang, but it will be easy to pick up.

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by Emerald Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Welcome to CafeMom :)

Bmat
by Ruby Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Welcome!  The abbreviations can be confusing.  After a while you get used to using or at least reading them. :)

mnm1994
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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I'm new, too! 

That list just cleared A LOT up for me

irishmom86
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Hello I'm new on here. I'm from ireland.
Sam1683
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM
United States California


Quoting irishmom86:

Hello I'm new on here. I'm from ireland.

Sam1683
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Lol


Quoting mnm1994:

I'm new, too! 

That list just cleared A LOT up for me


Sam1683
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM
I am for the most part I just have a few that I read and am like ???:-)


Quoting Bmat:

Welcome!  The abbreviations can be confusing.  After a while you get used to using or at least reading them. :)


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