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Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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Ok, as I look through posts and comments I see some abbreviations I am not familiar with. I have deciphered a few, SD- step daughter, SS- step son. And I get the general idea of what they mean but I was just hoping someone could spell it out for me like DH, DD etc. Thanks in advance!
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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casah4
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM

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 

Youngstepmom66
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 6:32 PM
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Thank you very much!!! That helps so much in my understanding of some posts!

Quoting casah4:

Some Common AbbreviationsWRITING IN ALL CAPITALS - SHOUTINGBUMP - 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 ChildAF = Aunt FloAP= Attachment ParentingATM = 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 PositiveBIL = 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 OutCM = CafeMom (can also mean Cervical Mucous)CYL = Catch Ya Later DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etcDDIL = Darling Daughter-in-LawDGC Darling GrandChildren or Darling GrandChildDF = 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 AssociationDW = Dear/Darling Wife (also Dishwasher, depending on context)EBF = Extended Breast FeedingETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To AddF2F = Face To Face FAQ = Frequently Asked Question FC = Foster ChildFIL = Father-In-Law FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (as in car seat)FTW = For The WinFWIW = For What It's WorthFX = 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 AgreeJK = Just Kidding JMO = Just My Opinion/ObservationJUD = Jumping Up And DownKWIM = Know What I MeanLMAO = Laughing My A$$ OffLMBO = Laughing My Butt OffLO = Little OneLOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs MB = Message Board MD = Meltdown MIL = Mother-In-Law MIS/DS = Moms In Sales Direct SellingMM = Military Mom NAD = Nursing At DeskNAK = Nursing At KeyboardOIC = Oh I See OMG = Oh My GoshOP = Original PosterOPK = Ovulation Predictor KitOT = Off Topic OTOH = On The Other Hand PIOG = Posted In Other GroupsPITA = Pain In The AcronymsPM = Private MessagePOV = Point Of View PP = Previous PosterPTMM = Please Tell Me More RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of KindnessRE = Rolling EyesROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)SD = Step DaughterSFAG = Stolen From Another GroupSIL = Sister-In-Law SMH = Shaking My HeadSO = Significant Other S/O = Spin-offSD = Step Daughter (or Step Dad)SM = Step MomSS = Step SonSTBX = Soon To Be ExTIA = Thanks In Advance TFS = Thanks for SharingTMI = Too Much Information TOM = Time Of The Month TTC = Trying To Conceive TTYL = Talk To You Later TY/TYVM = Thank You /Thank You Very MuchWAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)WB = Welcome Back WTG = Way To GoWTH = What The HeckYW/YVW = You're Welcome/You're Very Welcome 

LancesMom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 8:39 AM
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Youngstepmom66
by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM
Thank you. It is nice to meet you! :) I am really enjoying it so far

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Reina13
by on Aug. 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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I didn't know all the abbreviations when I first joined either. It took me months to figure it out. It never occured to me to actually ask someone...lol

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