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To get fed up with all the acronyms

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MrsKTx Wed 22-Nov-17 16:15:15

...there's just so many and I don't see how it saves any time or really what the point is? It's so confusing lol!
Dsis for example - why not just write sister?? confused

VladmirsPoutine Wed 22-Nov-17 16:16:33

'lol' is by far worse than any Mumsnet acronym.

GoingRogue Wed 22-Nov-17 16:16:35

I hear ya.

Steaksauce Wed 22-Nov-17 16:16:42

"Ddog" or "Dcat" are the worst. They're actually longer, it makes no sense.

I agree, it gets annoying.

GreenPurpleRed Wed 22-Nov-17 16:16:55

Yes 'lol' hmm

cardibach Wed 22-Nov-17 16:17:08

I usually do. Don’t see it makes much difference. It’s usually pretty clear what the acronyms mean.

EiffelTower Wed 22-Nov-17 16:17:32

Haha, I couldn't agree more, I keep having to look them all up. It makes reading posts a bit of a chore.

RoganJosh Wed 22-Nov-17 16:18:29

I sometimes rebel and write H or husband.

DramaAlpaca Wed 22-Nov-17 16:20:00

I don't mind the MN acronyms, but I can't stand 'lol'.

I personally love using DDog and DCat grin

MrsKTx Wed 22-Nov-17 16:20:34

I should have known someone would comment on the 'lol'! shock

malcomFucker Wed 22-Nov-17 16:20:43

There aren't really many.

D means dear and the second letter is the relation eg. DB (brother), DH (husband).

MRA = man = bad

DFOD = fuck off. For some reason, you can use this acronym without having your post deleted

WTF = with the family. eg. Gone to lunch with DD (dear daughter) and DS (dear son). WTF

lol = lots of love. Granny's gone to hospital. Call me. Lol

snash12 Wed 22-Nov-17 16:23:47


Lol is used in so many places now but I'm sure these DH, DSis, DF (Fiance or Father?!) are special to Mumsnet.

@malcom - I thought lol was "laugh out loud" not "lots of love". If this is the case, I've sent love to an awful lot of people that I didn't want to!

MissionItsPossible Wed 22-Nov-17 16:24:36

I almost went through a whole thread before thinking a poster was talking about her relationship with a boyfriend but would then say "she" and I was really confused until I realised she meant best friend.

I was also shocked when I read a thread about someone hating her DS and listed all the things they did and everyone was piling in agreeing with nasty comments. Realised after she was talking about her sister, not her son.

TempusEejit Wed 22-Nov-17 16:26:07

I remember seeing DH, DF etc on American chat forums nearly 20 years ago. Nowt special about their use on Mumsnet.

MrsKTx Wed 22-Nov-17 16:26:58

Oh that's funny MissionItsPossible!

MagicFajita Wed 22-Nov-17 16:27:09

Dnephew drives me mad.

Crispbutty Wed 22-Nov-17 16:27:57

I think Malcom was being sarcastic 😂

WTF is certainly not With the family either.

treaclesoda Wed 22-Nov-17 16:28:12

DH, DD etc are in no way specific to mumsnet, I was on chat forums many years before I discovered mumsnet where those were used.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 22-Nov-17 16:29:38

Ironic that someone is complaining about letters being used and is calling herself MrsKTx.

I like them.

Kpo58 Wed 22-Nov-17 16:30:09

Im pretty sure that WTF means What The F**k...

It annoys me when people use DS instead of DSis for sister. It makes for some very confusing posts.

Somethingfantastic89 Wed 22-Nov-17 16:30:19

malcolm are you wtf now? wink grin

VladmirsPoutine Wed 22-Nov-17 16:30:49

I once saw 'Dfish' I hid the thread and thought no more of it. That poster should have been banned imvho.

NeilPetark Wed 22-Nov-17 16:31:08

DNeice and DNephew, totally pointless.

thecolonelbumminganugget Wed 22-Nov-17 16:32:48

I like STBXH, I always read it as "stupid bastard ex husband", I'd been around a good few years before I found it it didn't mean that but I prefer my version and I'm sticking with it grin

Steaksauce Wed 22-Nov-17 16:33:29

Dfish gringringrin

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