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to hate this DS , DD, DP, business??

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Lotster Fri 17-Oct-08 15:47:01

I can totally understand why you would abbreviate YANBU, or IYSWIM etc, but it takes no time to type, son, daughter, husband, partner, they're one word!

It makes my teeth grind a bit everytime I red DD1 and DS2, beccause I would never say,
"Why, let me tell you about my dear daughter, or my dear partner", it makes me CRINGE!

Does anyone else feel a twat writing these?

CountessDracula Fri 17-Oct-08 15:48:27


potatofactory Fri 17-Oct-08 15:48:52


I never think of the 'dear' bit.

have a nice weekend!

maybe don't get too wound up by it


CountessDracula Fri 17-Oct-08 15:49:00

it is common internet parlance

Carmenere Fri 17-Oct-08 15:49:23

No, I have plenty more pressing things to get upset about.

hollyandnoah Fri 17-Oct-08 15:49:24

lol at first it took me a while to get used to it, but now i even go to write ds on emails and other, i only notice sometimes once i have read it back.
I dont mind it now but at first i thought wtf?!

wonderstuff Fri 17-Oct-08 15:49:52

tis american I think, but yabu grin

QueenofAllWildThings Fri 17-Oct-08 15:49:56

Yep, totally agree, but it is quicker than writing 'husband' or whatever.

MorrisZapp Fri 17-Oct-08 15:50:29


I think it's odd too. Especially as I'm already used to calling my DP my BF on other websites.

I suppose nowt stopping me saying BF but you just do what everybody else does innit.

Tortington Fri 17-Oct-08 15:50:31

shut yer gob with yer moanin

NewspiritsFromOldghosts Fri 17-Oct-08 15:50:43

I tend to write "partner" or "daughter" etc sometimes, but then other times i've been jumped on because i wrote "step daughter" instead of DSD and it was implied that i resent her or somesuch.

TBH i do things that make me feel like a twat on a daily basis anyway, i've ceased to worry about it. grin

nappyaddict Fri 17-Oct-08 15:50:47

if you have more than one it is easier to type ds1, dd2, ds1, ds2 etc than saying my oldest son or my middle daughter, etc

potatofactory Fri 17-Oct-08 15:51:21

Why don't you ask your DP and DCs what they think. My DH doesn't mind it. My DD's a bit young to care.


monkeymonkeymonkey Fri 17-Oct-08 15:51:56

I dont think about what it stands for, just that it is quicker than typing out the whole word.

Mandelbrot Fri 17-Oct-08 15:52:09


Calm down dear. It's only the internet.

potatofactory Fri 17-Oct-08 15:53:07

Hello nappy addict! Have ordered some 'originals' from muddy puddles


Lotster Fri 17-Oct-08 15:55:02

Hee hee, am enjoying these replies, even the hoity-toity ones!

TFIF grin

P.s. oi, Custy, outside. 5 minutes.

nappyaddict Fri 17-Oct-08 15:55:54

potato - hope they are as good for you as they have been for us

hecAteTheirBrains Fri 17-Oct-08 15:56:57

If you prefer to type husband, eldest son, middle son, youngest son, third daughter, second daughter, etc etc, then that's up to you, you don't have to type dd, ds, dh or whathaveyou.

I never read dh as 'dear husband', my mind just registers that the poster is talking about their husband. <shrug> Ah, there's more worthy things to raise yer blood pressure about grin

overthemill Fri 17-Oct-08 15:58:16

doesnt bother me and have to stop myself doing it in real life at work!!

beanieb Fri 17-Oct-08 16:01:22

Yup Lotster - it's as bad as AF or BDing!

I sometimes use OH (other half) as I find it less cringey, but I would never use DD etc. Specially not when I was having a winge about them. I don't understand why any one would call their family dear anything when they have obviously been a cock!

Lotster Fri 17-Oct-08 16:02:30


hecAteTheirBrains Fri 17-Oct-08 16:06:52

oh no, now AF and BD are vomit inducing. Baby dancing. <boak> I ask you!

Ashantai Fri 17-Oct-08 16:07:40

Sorry i cant bring myself to do itblush. My daughter, sorry,winkwas reading over my shoulder the other day and was "whats with the DS1 and DD business". When i told her, she fell about laughing!

Got a friend tho who has to stop herself shouting "hey DS1, its time to come in now". Think she needs to get out more grin

MorrisZapp Fri 17-Oct-08 16:11:34

'Baby dancing' is beyond boak and it doesn't even begin to make sense.

If you didn't know the context then you'd think it was about that wierd dancing baby on Ally McBeal or something.

Can't we all just say 'shag' and be done?

Or even a more well known euphemism such as 'doing it' or 'sleeping with' etc etc.

'Baby dancing'... shudder!

To be fair I haven't seen anybody say it anyway - it's in the list for no reason that I can see.

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