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Ok this is really embarrassing but.....I have a question

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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Ive been seeing abbreviationss like DD DH and a whole lot more

can some one please tell me what all these abbreviations stand for?

i know its a dumb question and i really feel stupid for asking but.....when u dont know something find out right? lol

thanks xoxo CLUELESS


by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:42 PM

dear daughter, dear husband, etc.

personally, I don't use 'em.

by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM

DD-Darling daughter

DH-darling husband

DS darling son

SS-step son

SIL-sister in law

mil mother in law

fil father in law

cio cry it out method

rofl roll on floor laughing

lmbo- laugh my butt off

lol laugh out loud

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by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM

DD- Dear Daughter

DS- Dear son

DH- Dear husband

by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM

DD dear daughter  DH dear husband  DS dear son  SS stepson  SD stepdaughter  BM birth mom  SS stepmom  SO significatant other

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by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:44 PM

there is an explanation of all the acronyms on one of the sticky notes in newcomers club  I'll try to paste the link


by on Aug. 23, 2007 at 8:40 PM

This list can always be found on the 1st page of The Newcomers Club in the CafeMom FAQs - Questions and Answers (abbreviations) post.

Some Common Abbreviations


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
BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
BFN = Big Fat Negative
BFP = Big Fat Positive
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BL = Belly Laugh
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way
CIO = Crying It Out
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
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FC = Foster Child
FIL = Father-In-Law
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
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
NAD = Nursing At Desk
NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
OIC = Oh I See
OMG = Oh My Gosh
OP = Original Poster
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
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SO = Significant Other
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
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

WTH = What The Heck

by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:45 PM

i dont know how they have it set up now that there is a newcomer intro section, but there should be a post in the yellow on one of the forums that explains all the abbreviations for you....there are a bunch.

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by Emerald Member on Jun. 21, 2009 at 8:45 PM

at the top of this forum there is a post about abbreviations, it lists them all in that post..... DD is dear daughter, dh is dear husband or dumb head etc LOL ss is step son

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