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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.

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

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

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.

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).

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

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

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'.

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.)

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?

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

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

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

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 16:55:32

Other half is twee.

Better half is twee as fuck.

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.

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.

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.

FurryDogMother Thu 13-Dec-12 16:32:29

Agree that they are internet-wide, and I still bloody hate them (as I posted last week). It's not difficult to use a generic name instead of 'Friend A' - let's call her 'Jane' shall we? - if that's confusing.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Thu 13-Dec-12 15:24:29

They are not Mumsnet acronyms. They are internet acronyms.

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.

That being said, I don't use them. I actually type my husband, my son etc.

HappyJustToBe Thu 13-Dec-12 15:22:06

Mumsnet has changed me. I find posts that don't use the acronyms harder to read. When people start posing about person A and friend B I struggle to follow.

AdoraJingleBells Thu 13-Dec-12 15:18:54

I only really use it because there was a time when my husband was being such Dick Head that I can't write DH about him without thinking dickhead. I am also a whole person and don't actually feel that I need him, or anyone else to complete me in any way. For the record, he shown quite a few redeeming qualities since that time.

ClippedPhoenix Thu 13-Dec-12 15:09:18

thanks tapir.

PanickingIdiot Thu 13-Dec-12 14:43:14

I hate all mumsnet acronyms. I don't understand the point of them at all - why not just use the actual words, it only takes about half a second longer to type. And it's got confusing too, all this DSIS and STBEX and WAHMS and WOHMS and whatever, it makes people look like they've got caps-lock tourettes.


WTF is the one that springs to mind every time I see them.

TapirAroundTheChristmasTree Thu 13-Dec-12 14:37:09

Tante grin

HTH = Hope That Helps
PITA = Pain In The Arse

ClippedPhoenix Thu 13-Dec-12 14:35:17

I don't mind but they do seem to get a bit complicated and I have to re-read when lots of them are used one after the other for different family members. I also forget what PITA is and haven't got a clue what HTH means confused

TanteRose Thu 13-Dec-12 14:30:10

X-post Tapir smile

TanteRose Thu 13-Dec-12 14:28:38

Btw, they are not just MN acronyms - they are used all over the global Internet chat rooms

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