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I'm Confused

Posted by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 6:50 PM
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Ok Ladies, I am a recently new friend on CafeMom.  I would love to know what all of the acronyms I see on here.  It would really help me out in understanding what I am reading.  Example dh, uh what does that mean?

Thanks everyone who is willing to help a confused mom, LOL.

MLE
by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 6:50 PM
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Katie1978
by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 6:51 PM
dh usually means dear husband, or in many cases, dumb husband :)
bookloverbon
by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 6:52 PM
dh stands for dear hubby or darling hubby and sometimes just plain ole dumb hubby.
MLE
by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 6:56 PM
Thank, there are so many more that I have seen.  Anyone have any other ones that they could help me with?
lostmoma
by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 8:25 PM

Quoting MLE:

Thank, there are so many more that I have seen.  Anyone have any other ones that they could help me with?

lol+laughing out load
lmao+laughing my ass off
roflmao+ rolls on floor laughing my ass ofs
dd+darling daugther
ds+darling son
guardmp_MOM
by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 8:32 PM
Hiya! Don't feel so bad- I too had no idea what that meant and I kinda like the broad spectrum on the DH meaning lol. Welcome!!!
besosybesitos
by on Mar. 31, 2007 at 9:25 PM
Hi I actually learned these on parents.com:

dh dear husband
dd dear daughter
ds dear son
mil mother in law
fil father in law

Gosh I thought I knew more sorry...
Robin
by Head Admin on Apr. 1, 2007 at 10:28 AM
Hi MLE,

I posted a list of the common abbreviations in the Getting Started at CafeMom - Ask questions here post.  Dh can have a few meanings...

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
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