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Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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I get kind of lost when people abbreviate things, sometimes I can figure it out...but is there a cheat sheet for these? I'm talking about when someone posts DS or SS..those abbreviations!
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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by Emerald Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM
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Here you go :)


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
DDIL =
Darling Daughter-in-Law
DGC Darling GrandChildren or Darling GrandChild
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)
EBF = Extended Breast Feeding
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
FX = Fingers Crossed 
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 

 

jconney80
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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Welcome to Cafemom! I'm sure you'll catch on quickly. Everyone is confused at first!
AdriaJean
by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Thanks so much!!
Reina13
by Gold Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Glad you got the answers. I have been here for a couple years and sometimes I still have to use that list when reading replies...lol

lilmomma27733
by New Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 1:07 PM

thanks so much, i have been on here  a little while and now i finally know what some of those things mean

LizethPL
by New Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 1:22 PM
Wow!! I got so much to study now. I'm new too.
What ever happened to typing the words lol
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