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To really dislike the acronym OH?

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MrsLyman Thu 13-Dec-12 12:46:59

I know it's a bit trivial but I get a bit irked everytime I come across it.

EmmaBemma Thu 13-Dec-12 16:42:30

"I find posts that don't use the acronyms harder to read"

Really? That's unfortunate. How do you manage with things like books and newspaper articles?

"I know it is hard for some people to understand, but Mumsnet is not the internet and was not and is still not the only or first parenting/relationship site."

Thanks! But I did know that. However, it is the only site I frequent (and there are many) where this sort of thing goes on. Everywhere else, people manage to express themselves using widely recognised words, apart from ubiquitous stuff like "lol", which I don't mind at all for some reason.

BigGiantCowWithAKnockKnockTail Thu 13-Dec-12 16:54:39

I use OH because we don't live together so I can't really call him DP and I hate the word 'boyfriend'. I'm 33 not 13.

squoosh Thu 13-Dec-12 16:54:57

I hate that Mumsnet describes things such as DH, DS, DD, IFYSWIM, HTH as acronyms when they are nothing of the sort, they are initialisms.

NHS = initialism
NATO = acronym.

squoosh Thu 13-Dec-12 16:55:32

Other half is twee.

Better half is twee as fuck.

toomuch2young Thu 13-Dec-12 16:57:35

emmabemma no acronym is anywhere near as ridiculous as your 'caps lock tourettes' comment. angry

squoosh Thu 13-Dec-12 17:00:42

I hate when bloggers refer to their partner as Himself, Mister etc.

TheOriginalLadyFT Thu 13-Dec-12 17:06:25

I use OH a lot, find it preferable to DH really, and only use it in jokey way, so for me, YABU wink

FoofFighter Thu 13-Dec-12 17:09:14

I use OH [shrugs]

I hate partner with a passion but not as much passion and the D in DP, DD, DS etc hmm

We aren't married so what else can I use? Boyfriend? Loverrrr?

EuroShagmore Thu 13-Dec-12 17:09:39

I'd never come across DH etc prior to joining MN. And I have been on other internet fora for years. (But I have since seen them on Nethuns and similar.)

MrsLyman Thu 13-Dec-12 17:09:51

I generally use my phone to post if I had to type husband instead of DH it would take hours. I also quite like that in RL my DH's initsls are actually DH! I can also tell if I have been spending too long on here if have to stop myself from saying DH instead of husband in conversation.

I get that OH can be other half of couple but it's often not used in that context, it's generally 'my OH'.

grimbletart Thu 13-Dec-12 17:12:47

At least it is not the vomit-making 'hubby' grin

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Thu 13-Dec-12 17:13:01

I hate DD and will not use it for my daughter. She's not my 'darling daughter' or whatever it means, she's my UPITAD (utter pain in the arse daughter).

HappyJustToBe Thu 13-Dec-12 17:37:20

I can read books and newspapers quite easily. I think I find it easier to read because I get into the zone and then posts that are different ate harder to read.

cantspel Thu 13-Dec-12 18:02:35

I want to know why everyone has a d for darling in front of it apart from mother in law which is only ever posted as mil

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 13-Dec-12 18:26:03

I prefer OH to DP. I never call anybody darling or dear,it's a bit 1950's.

And he is the other half of my relationship.

I would quite like it if he called me his BH (better half) because obviously that's true grin

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