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Run down of acronyms.

Posted by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 4:48 PM
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So, I just signed up at cafemom a couple days ago and I would like to think of myself as pretty computer savvy. However I have seen a few acronyms that I am not sure if I am interpreting correctly. If you use any that are not so obvious please update me.

I know that SAHM is stay at home mom.
and then I see dh. Is that divorced hubby?
I have even seen dd. I have no clue?

by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 4:48 PM
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by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 4:51 PM
dh is darling husband, if it's a good day!! and dd is darling daughter.
by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 4:55 PM
Thank you so much for asking...I was literally about to ask the same questions.  I have been a member for about a month and I  have a hard time figuring out where some conversations are going...LOL. 
by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 5:00 PM
Hey Ladies...This helped me....hope it will help you too.
I copied it on my first day, though I can't for the life of me remember which group it was listed

Writing in all capitals - shouting

AC = Adopted child
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
FC = Foster child
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
JUD = Jumping up and down
LMAO = Laughing my a$$ off
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
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
SIL = Sister-in-Law
SO = Significant Other
SS = Step Son
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

by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 5:02 PM
Huge help. Thanks so much.
by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 5:11 PM
by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 5:14 PM
Wow, That was very helpful to read. I was wondering. I now fill enlightened thank you vey much for asking a question that we all needed to know.
Welcoem to cafemom!!!
by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 5:37 PM
After I replied to your post, I posted the question myself on one of my groups...someone sent me the MONSTER LIST of Acronyms....Thought I'd pass it along.  Hope it helps.

A = Adoption
AF = Aunt Flo/Period/Menses/Menstraution
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFK = Away From Keyboard
AKA = Also Known As
AP = Attachment Parenting
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
A/S/L = Age/Sex/Location
ATTY = A Thousand Thank Yous

BAK = Back At Keyboard
BAS = Big A** Smile
BBL or BBL8R = Be Back Later
BBN = Bye Bye Now
BBS = Be Back Soon/Bulletin Boards
BBT = Basel Body Temperature
BC =
Birth Control/Because/Before Children/BabyCenter
BCPS = Birth Control Pills
BD = Baby Dance/Sex
BEG = Big Evil Grin
BF = Boyfriend/BreastFed
BFing =Breastfeeding
BFN = Bye For Now
BG = Big Grin
BIBO = Beer In, Beer Out
BIL =Brother In Law
BK = Before Kids
BM=Breast Milk
BNUW = Bitter Nasty Unhappy Witch
BOF = (Birds of a Feather) An informal discussion group formed around a specific narrowly focused issue.
BRB = Be Right Back
BT = Blood Test
BTDT = Been There Done That
BTSOOM = Beats The [Stuffing] Out Of Me
BTW = By The Way
BWL = Bursting With Laughter

CD = Cycle Day
CF = Cervical Fluid
C&G = Chuckle and Grin
CICO = Coffee In, Coffee Out
CID = Crying In Disgrace
CIO = Cry It Out
CIRC = Circumcise
CM = Cervical Mucuos
CMA = Cover My *ss
CNP = Continued (in my) Next Post
CP = Chat Post(a chat message)/Chat Position
CRBT = Crying Real Big Tears
CS =Culturally Sensitive
CSG = Chuckle Snicker Grin
CT = Cutie
CUA = Commonly Used Acronyms (OR Common User Access)
CUS = See You Soon
CWIM = See What I Mean/Catch What I Mean
CYA = See Ya/Cover Your *ss
CYAL8R = See You Later

DA = Daycare
DD = Dear Daughter
DH = Dear Hubby or Darn Husband
DHAC = Doesn't/dont' has a clue
DLTBBB = Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
DIL = Daughter In Law
DPO = Day Past Ovulation
DTD = Do The Deed/Sex
DW = Dear Wife
DYS = Describe Your Self

EBF = Extended Breastfeeding
EBM =Espressed Breast Milk
EDD = Estimated Delivery/Due Date
EG = Evil Grin
EME = Email Me
EMSG = Email Message
EML = Estended Maternity Leave
EMU = Email You
EWCM = Egg White Cervical Mucous

F2F = Face-To-Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FB = Family Bed
FF = Formula Feeding
FC = Fingers Crossed
FIL = Father-In-Law
FT = Full-time
FTBOMH = From The Bottom Of My Heart
FTR = For The Record
FTSAHM = Full-time Stay-At-Home Mom
FTWM = Full-Time Working Mom
FU = F*d Up
FUBAR = F*d Up Beyond All Recognition
FUD = Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (or Disinformation)
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information

*G* = Grin
GA = Go Ahead
GAL = Get A Life
GD&R = Grinning, Ducking &
Running (after a snide remark)
GF = Girlfriend
GFN = Gone For Now
GMBA = Giggling My Butt Off
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
GN = Good Night
GS = Gestational Surrogacy
GTSY or G2CU = Glad To See You

H&K = Hug and Kiss
HABU = Have A Better 'Un
HAG1 = Have A Good One
HAGD = Have A Good Day
HAGN = Have A Good Night
HAGU = Have A Good 'Un
HAHA = Having A Heart Attack
HH = Household
HHIS = Hanging Head in Shame
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HS = Homeschool/Homestudy( adoption )
HTH = Hope This Helps
HUB = Head Up Butt

IAE = In Any Event
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer (But...)
IC = I See
IDK = I Don't Know
IGP = I Gotta Pee
IME = In My Experience
IMCO = In My Considered Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IP = Intended Parent
IRL = In Real Life
ISA = Independent Surrogacy Arangement
ITA = I totally Agree
ITL = I Totally Agree
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
IVF = In-Vitro Fertilization
IWALU = I Will Always Love You
IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean
IYKWIMAITYD = If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
IYO = In Your Opinion

JFTR = Just For The record
JJ = Just Joking
JK = Just Kidding
JM2C= Just My Two Cents
JMHO = Just My Humble/Honest Opinion
JMHOOC = Just My Humble/Honest Opinion of Course
JMO = Just My Opinion
JMOOC = Just my Opinion Of Course
JTLYK = Just To Let You Know

K = Kindergarten
KIT = Keep In Touch
KOC = Kiss On Cheek
KOL = Kiss On Lips
KWIM = Know What I Mean

*L* = Laugh
L&D = Labor An Delivery
L8R = Later
L8RG8R = Later Gator
LHM = Lord Help Me
LHU = Lord Help Us
LMAO = Laughing My A** Off
LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
LMHO = Laughing My Head Off
LMSO = Laughing My Socks Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LOTI = Laughing On The Inside
LP = Luteal Phase
LSHIPIMP = Laughing So Hard I Peed In My Pants
LSHMBB = Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing
LSHMBH = Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
LSHTTARDML = Laughing So Hard The Tears Are Running Down My Leg
LTMS = Laughing To My Self
LTNS = Long Time No See
LTS = Laughing To Self
LUWAMH = Love You With All My Heart
LY = Love Ya

MAT LV = Maternity Leave
MC or M/C = Miscarriage
MHOTY = My Hat's Off To You
MIL = Mother-In-Law
ML = Maternity Leave
MS = Morning Sickness
MTF = More To Follow
MYOB = Mind Your Own Business

NAK =Nursing At Keyboard
NATD = Not A Darn Thing
NETUA = Nobody Ever Tells Us Anything
NFW = No [bleeping] Way
NP = No Problem
NOYB = None Of Your Business
NRN = No Reply Necessary
NTIM = Not That it Matters

O = Ovulation
O'ING = Ovulating
OBTW = Oh, By The Way
ODS = Okey Dokey Smokey
OIC = Oh, I See
OL = Old Lady (significant other)
OM = Oh My/Old Man (significant other)
OMG = Oh My God
OOTB = Out Of The Box (brand new)
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kits
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand
OTTOMH = Off The Top of My Head

PC = Politically Correct/Personal Computer
PCKB = Pot Calling The Kettle Black
*POOF* = I have left the chat
PDS = Please Don't Shoot
PED = Pediatrician
PEKUSH = Press Every Key Until Something Happens
PG = Pregnant/Pregnant
PIMP = Peeing In My Pants
PITA: Pain In The A**
PM = Private Message
PMJI (or PMFJI) = Pardon Me (For) Jumping In (to join a running discussion politely)
PMP = Peed/Peeing My Pants
POAHF = Put On A Happy Face
POV = Point Of View
PPD = Postpartum Depression
PPL = People

QSL = Reply
QSO = Conversation
QT = Cutie

RE = Reproductive Endocronoligist
ROFLAPMP = Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Peeing My Pants
ROFLAU = Rolling On The Floor Laughing At You
ROFLMAOAY = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off At You
ROFLMAOWTIME = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off With Tears In My Eyes
ROFLUTS = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Unable to Speak
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTLMYAOSCOOMN = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off Spweing Coke/Coffee Out My Nose
ROTFLWTIME = Rolling On The Floor Laughing With Tears In My Eyes
ROTFSWL = Rolling On The Floor Screaming With Laughter
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTF = Read The Facts
RTFM = Read the F*ing Manual
RTM = Read The Manual
RUM = Are You Married?
RUS = Are You Single?

*S* = Smile
SAHD = Stay-At-Home Dad
SAHM = Stay-At-Home Mom
SAHP = Stay-At-Home Parent
SD = Sperm Donor/Step-Daughter
SETE = Smiling Ear To Ear
SHID = Slaps Head In Disgust
SIL = Sister-In-Law/Son-In-Law
SITD = Still In The Dark
SNAFU = Situation Normal, All [Fouled] Up
Snail Mail = Post Office Mailing Address
SNERT = Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
SO = Significant Other
SOHF = Sense of Humor Failure
SOT = Short Of Time
SOTMG = Short Of Time Must Go
SPAM = Stupid Person's AdvertiseMent
SS = Step-Son
SSDD = Same S**t Different Day
SW = Social Worker/Adoption
SWAK = Sealed With A Kiss
SWAS = Scientific Wild A** Guess
SWL = Screaming With Laughter
SYS = See You Soon

TCOYF = Taking Charge Of Your Fertility (Book)
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TP = Trailer Park
TS = Traditional Surrogacy
TTC = Trying To Conceive

US = Ultrasound

VBG = Very Big Grin

WAH = Work-At-Home
WAHD = Work-At-Home Dad
WAHM = Work-At-Home Mom
WAHP = Work-At-Home Parent
WAG = Wild A** Guess
WASP = White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
WB = Welcome Back
WD = Working Dad
WRT = With Respect To
WTG = Way To Go
WTH = What/Who The Heck (or sub an 'F' for the 'H')
WTII = What Time Is It
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get

YBS = You'll Be Sorry
YG = Young Gentleman
YL = Young Lady
YM = Young Man
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (it may not turn out the same for you as it did for me)
YO = Year Old
YW = You're Welcome
YWIA = You're Welcome In Advance

ZZZ =Sleepy, bored, tired

by Head Admin on Jul. 29, 2007 at 5:43 PM

I posted a list of common abbreviations on the Getting Started - Making Friends (abbreviations) post.  It's always on the 1st page of The Newcomers Club so you can refer to it anytime.

I hope it's helpful!
by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 6:49 PM
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