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to hate this "D"C, "D"H, "D"D business

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kitnkaboodle Fri 23-Aug-13 20:01:44

... and wonder if everyone else hates it too and is just to afraid to break the cycle! I'm a relative newcomer to posting on forums, and I'm sure there is some hilarious origin to the tradition. But:

- it now just looks and sounds twee
- it isn't humorous in any way
- you'd all save yourselves a keystroke if you just typed D, H, P, M, C, etc...?? Still perfectly understandable

There are some ambiguities I guess - S for son or sister? but that's still there whether or not you drop the D anyway ..

Go on .. I dare you ...

MurielHeslopp Fri 23-Aug-13 20:03:22

I've never liked it. But I think it's against the law not to use them. grin

Panzee Fri 23-Aug-13 20:04:13

I hate it, and don't use it. <rebel> grin

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 23-Aug-13 20:04:39

Aww clueless newbies often say this - never mind, most of them get over it pretty quickly when they apply some logic to it smile

Crowler Fri 23-Aug-13 20:04:55

I hate it, and don't use it. <rebel>


StuntGirl Fri 23-Aug-13 20:05:37

Just use husband, sister etc. There's no rule that says you have to use the abbreviations.

ilovebabytv Fri 23-Aug-13 20:05:41

it doesnt bother me but then neither does bubba/hun/txtspk/xxx. But i do find the hypocrisy of people getting on their high horses about the latter whilst using dp etc annoying!

meditrina Fri 23-Aug-13 20:05:53

ODFOD, and use other sites if you don't like this one.

Chanatan Fri 23-Aug-13 20:06:22

"when in rome",springs to mind.

pianodoodle Fri 23-Aug-13 20:06:43

I'm newish I prefer typing the whole word out but don't as it didn't seem to be the done thing!

Nagoo Fri 23-Aug-13 20:07:10

If you use LO instead I will be judging.

Welcome to MN smile

You'll fall in soon enough. You will one day say DH in a text message by mistake.

MissStrawberry Fri 23-Aug-13 20:07:19

Since it isn't meant to be funny it is irrelevant that you don't like it.

If you don't like it here, go away.

girliefriend Fri 23-Aug-13 20:07:26


I am too institutionalised in the ways on mn not to use it now but I don't like it and even worse on occasion think in terms of 'dd' - arghhhh!!!

CoteDAzur Fri 23-Aug-13 20:07:32

Another newbie. Bless smile

pianodoodle Fri 23-Aug-13 20:07:50

Too many "donts" and "didnts" in that last sentence for it to make much sense smile

TattyDevine Fri 23-Aug-13 20:08:28

Go with it, twas ever thus...

Merrylegs Fri 23-Aug-13 20:09:04

Yes. Obviously it's naff and twee but, honestly? It's just internet shorthand. Give it a week or two and you won't even notice.

MissStrawberry Fri 23-Aug-13 20:09:26

"as it didn't seem to be the done thing!"

Stop with this done thing crap. Make your own choices about what you post and don't be a sheep.

Capitola Fri 23-Aug-13 20:11:40

I hate it, but do it, unless I remember not to.

TheDoctrineOfPositivityYes Fri 23-Aug-13 20:13:21

DH is clearer than just H.

SpottyDottie Fri 23-Aug-13 20:13:49

i hate it too. I don't refer to my husband as my dear husband in real life, however much I love him!

notanyanymore Fri 23-Aug-13 20:15:54

is the D for Dear?

notanyanymore Fri 23-Aug-13 20:16:25

Ah sorry, Spotty's already answered that!

meditrina Fri 23-Aug-13 20:17:52

"D" also stand for dratted, damned, dastardly, dreadful (add your own here).

MN is a community with it's own idiolect. To can join it or not. THe Internet is a huge place, and I am sure there are sites with idiolects where you will feel at home. If this isn't the one, you won't settle here, and best to leave now.

Bumblebee333 Fri 23-Aug-13 20:19:35

I dont mind seeing it written but if I want to tell my dh (ha) something I have read on here its awkward because I have to change it to what I know he will understand.

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