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to hate acronyms?

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ssd Fri 21-Nov-14 07:52:20

cant be bothered working it all out, anything other than dh or dd is beyond me ...and while I'm at it , dh for darling husband or darling daughter is just cringeworthy

Vivacia Fri 21-Nov-14 07:54:49


ssd Fri 21-Nov-14 07:55:54

thanks, that makes sense


TheFirstOfHerName Fri 21-Nov-14 07:56:08


OwlWearingSunglasses Fri 21-Nov-14 07:56:41

I often read dh as dickhead rather than darling husband.

But then this is AIBU. grin

Mehitabel6 Fri 21-Nov-14 07:57:30

Don't use them. I generally write in full because I don't like them.

TheFirstOfHerName Fri 21-Nov-14 07:57:50

How about TSSDNCOP?

ssd Fri 21-Nov-14 07:59:08

oh that tssdns...something one blows my mind!

TheFirstOfHerName Fri 21-Nov-14 08:01:16


HighwayDragon Fri 21-Nov-14 08:02:35

yabu, ltb, hth grin

DoJo Fri 21-Nov-14 08:48:14

YABU because now someone will come along and feel obliged to point out that the traditional definition of 'acronym' means a word created by the initials of a phrase rather than just an abbreviation...grin

DoJo Fri 21-Nov-14 08:50:04

By way of apology for my previous post, I present:

Acronyms Can Really Obfuscate Names You Make

kim147 Fri 21-Nov-14 08:58:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fascicle Fri 21-Nov-14 09:12:41

So you hate acronyms, ssd ( still seething, desperately?)...

sashh Fri 21-Nov-14 09:25:19

I don't mind them, what I do mind is them being called acronyms because they are not.

ASDA is an acronym, BASIC is an acronym, dd, dh, gf etc are not. It has to form a word to be an acronym

ssd Fri 21-Nov-14 10:19:50

I forgot my name might be an acronym grin

maybe I should have written I hate acronyms I dont understand!!

DoJo Fri 21-Nov-14 10:28:44

Sashh - there is some degree of debate about that:

Twicelittledragon Fri 21-Nov-14 10:33:28


squoosh Fri 21-Nov-14 10:36:46

I was going to say they aren't acromyms either. Surely they're initialisms?

DoJo Fri 21-Nov-14 10:43:44

Are my posts invisible? grin

Andrewofgg Fri 21-Nov-14 11:46:44


Society of
Haters of

welcomes you.

MimsyBorogroves Fri 21-Nov-14 11:48:13

I thought STBXH was "shitbox" for aaaaages when I first arrived here. 'Twas a great time.

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