Advanced search

To wish posters wouldn't stick random Ds in front of family members

(85 Posts)
Themarblecakearch Fri 07-Nov-14 17:55:14

DFriend, DBil, DMil, DF (confusing as can be father,friend or fiancé) DMum.

It isn't necessary and makes stories harder to follow especially if they involve multiple family members.

Can't we tactically agree to DD and DS and DH/P? And just say 'my mum, my dad' and so on?


Noregretsatall Fri 07-Nov-14 17:56:40

Totally agree with you - it makes reading them such hard work! confused

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 07-Nov-14 17:57:46

It's the way of mumsnet.

Can't we tactically agree to DD and DS and DH/P? And just say 'my mum, my dad' and so on?

It'll never happen.

usualsuspect333 Fri 07-Nov-14 17:58:43

It's what you do on MN.

All forums have their ways. It's not going to change because you don't like it.

Panzee Fri 07-Nov-14 17:59:11

I hate them all. Especially ones with D then the full name, e.g. DNiece.

Oh- unless it's an alternative spelling of Denise? Have I been reading it wrong all these years? grin

AuntieStella Fri 07-Nov-14 17:59:38

It'll never happen

Vitalstatistix Fri 07-Nov-14 18:02:16

I already do.

It is very confusing when someone tells you that they went to a party with their df and their df and on the way, their df rang and said their ds was with their ds and was that ok because their ds liked to play ds with ds and btw, dm had the dm and have you heard about dd problems and since dd has dd should you let them know.

I tell you, it must have been easier to crack Enigma.

But you're about to find out mners don't like being told what to do grin

QueenTilly Fri 07-Nov-14 18:04:46

I have never stuck a single random D in front of any family member. Each D I place is carefully considered, both according to the love I bear for that particular family member and according to Mumsnet convention.

So there.

livelablove Fri 07-Nov-14 18:07:52

It shows we like them. Actually DMil is quite unusual on MN. I do like Ddog it makes them seem like part of the family.

ovaryhill Fri 07-Nov-14 18:09:56

Always reminds me of Mrs Brown

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 07-Nov-14 18:12:59

Are you new OP?

SauvignonBlanche Fri 07-Nov-14 18:13:50

They aren't 'random', see the acronym list above or here.

AuntieStella Fri 07-Nov-14 18:15:51

I think my favourite is DPony

(and of course, if D= dratted/damned/dogbreath, it can also reflect the lack of love currently being borne)

Firbolg Fri 07-Nov-14 18:16:53

It's a tad arrogant to show up on a forum, complain that you don't like its well-established system of acronyms, and tell its users they should change the way they write, no? No one is forcing you to use the acronyms, after all.

I don't much like the DS/DM stuff either, but it's never occurred to me to demand Mumsnetters abandon it on my account.

NoArmaniNoPunani Fri 07-Nov-14 18:17:00

Actually DMil is quite unusual on MN.

Good point, I don't think I've ever seen that one

DoughnutSelfie Fri 07-Nov-14 18:19:40

My late DMil was indeed D. Miss her dreadfully.

QueenTilly Fri 07-Nov-14 18:19:49

I love DMIL. [helpful]

ImTheOneThatKnocks Fri 07-Nov-14 18:20:22

I drop the 'D' from anyone apart from DC and DH.

Otherwise I confuse myself let alone anyone else.

Vycount Fri 07-Nov-14 18:23:05

I agree and I don't do it. But it's the Mumsnet way and so is sacred.

OwlWearingSunglasses Fri 07-Nov-14 18:23:18

My normally referred to as OH is definitely DH tonight and not meaning dear/darling.

sillymillyb Fri 07-Nov-14 18:24:16

It made me giggle reading a thread the other day about an op and her db not getting her a suitable anniversary present and how much she loved him. There was much confusion over her weird relationship with her brother grin (it was her boyfriend by the way!)

RevoltingPeasant Fri 07-Nov-14 18:27:19

See I use DH etc as it is customary here and "H" sounds so bare. Also feels like making a point on a forum where most people use the D.

But I always make a point of using DMIL and DPIL because I am astounded by how many people bear petty grudges against their own husband's mother, and also DMIL really deserves the D!

Corestrategy Fri 07-Nov-14 18:28:18

Agree. It is daft!

madsadbad Fri 07-Nov-14 18:30:13

Your not unreasonable to wish
I hate "D" personally I find it a bit (cant think of the right word to use without upsetting someone grin , but I'm sure others wouldn't like how I chat.
I don't think I ever use the "D".
I also don't see a problem with having a discussion around it, or the OP asking the question, but Im not the type of person that keeps doing things the same way just because that's how its always be done, however some people prefer that.
Takes all sorts to make the world go round.

StrattersFeeear Fri 07-Nov-14 18:33:47

I have a DXMIL and a DXFIL.

I love both of them.

And yes, it is terribly arrogant to come onto a forum, and start criticising. If you don't like it here...

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now