This is a list of the most common abbreviations and acronyms on Mumsnet. Please let us know of any omissions.

ADHD

attention deficit & hyperactivity disorder

AFAIK

as far as I know

AF

Auntie Flo (old-fashioned schoolgirl slang for period)

AIBU

am I being unreasonable?

AS

Asperger's syndrome

ASD

autistic spectrum disorder

ATM

at the moment

BBS

be back soon

BC

before children

BF

breastfeeding (or best friend or boyfriend, depending on context)

BFP

big fat positive (refers to a pregnancy test)

BIL

brother-in-law

BLW

baby-led weaning

BM

birth mother or boss mum (what a nanny might call her/his employer)

boak

Not an acronym, of course. Used by some to indicate a vomit-worthy moment.

BRB

be right back

BTW

by the way

bump

Not an acronym, of course. People sometimes post a message saying just "bump" - as a way of getting a thread back into the active conversations list so that more people see it. Any posting will "bump" a thread back up the list.

CC

controlled crying

CD

cycle day (as in menstrual cycle)

CF

cystic fibrosis

CP

cerebral palsy or chemical pregnancy or chicken pox, depending on the context

DD

darling/dear daughter

DGS/DGD

darling/dear grandson/granddaughter

DH

darling/dear husband

DLA

disability living allowance

DP

darling/dear partner

DS

darling/dear son

DS

Down's syndrome

DSS/DSD

darling/dear stepson/stepdaughter

DTD

doing the deed/doing the dance (having sex)

DTD/DTS

darling/dear twin daughter/son

DW

darling/dear wife

EBF

exclusively breastfeed(ing) or extended breastfeed(ing), depending on context

ELCS

elective Caesarean

EMCS

emergency Caesarean

EP

ectopic pregnancy

EWCM

egg-white cervical mucus

FF

formula-feeding or forward-facing (as in car seat), depending on context

FFP

free for postage

FFS

for f**k's sake

FIL

father-in-law

FWIW

for what it's worth

FYI

for your information

HTH

hope this helps

HV

health visitor

IEP

individual educational plan

IIRC

if I remember correctly

IKWYM

I know what you mean

IME

in my experience

IMHO

in my humble opinion

IMO

in my opinion

IYKWIM

if you know what I mean

IYSWIM

if you see what I mean

JFGI

just f*ing Google it

LMP

last menstrual period

LTB

leave the bas**rd

LOL

laugh out loud

MC

miscarriage

MMC

missed miscarriage

MMTI

makes my teeth itch

MIL

mother-in-law

MN

Mumsnet of course! MNer is a mumsnetter, and MNHQ is Mumsnet headquarters

MW

midwife

NAK

nursing at keyboard (breastfeeding while Mumsnetting)

NN

no

NT

neurologically typical

NWOC

nanny with own child

ODFOD

oh do f**k off dear

OH

other half

OT

occupational therapy/therapist

OTT

over the top/overseas trained teacher

OP

original post/poster

PFB

precious first born

PG

pregnant

PIL

parents-in-law

PITA

pain in the a**e

PM

Private message

PMSL

p**s myself laughing

POAS

pee on a stick (take a pregnancy test)

POV

point of views

RF

rearward-facing (as in car seat)

RL

real life

ROFL

roll on floor laughing

RTFT

read the f**king thread

SAHM

stay at home mother

SALT

speech and language therapy/therapist

SENCO

special educational needs co-ordinator

SIL

sister-in-law

SIOB

sharp intake of breath

SN

special needs

SPD

symphisis pubis dysfunction

STBXH

soon-to-be-ex-husband

SWI

shagging with intent (trying to conceive)

SWOI

shagging without intent (not trying to conceive!)

TBH

to be honest

TIA

thanks in advance

TMI

too much information

TSSDNCOP

the secret service does not comment on procedure

TTC

trying to conceive

UCL

usual cycle length

VBAC

vaginal birth after c-section

WB

welcome back

WTF?

what the f**k?

WAHM

working at home mother

WOHM

working out of the home mother

WRT

with reference/regard to

WWYD

what would you do

XH/XP

ex-husband/ex-partner

YABU

you are being unreasonable

YANBU

you are not being unreasonable

YABOS

you are being over-sensitive

YY

yes

Last updated: 03-Mar-2014 at 10:13 AM