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Jael Fri 01-Aug-08 14:45:43

I only joined around a week ago, and even though I'm blonde I'm having alot of trouble understanding all the shorthand used. Could someone just post what it all stands for please, maybe I could join in then lol thankyou Jael x

belgo Fri 01-Aug-08 14:47:07

Click on the acronym list - it's under the heading 'useful stuff'.

And welcome to mumsnetsmile

Ledodgy Fri 01-Aug-08 14:47:15

Here's the list. Welcome to MN. smile

ADHD
attention deficit & hyperactivity disorder

AF
Auntie Flo (period)

AFAIK
as far as I know

AIBU
am I being unreasonable?

AS
Asperger's syndrome

ASD
autistic spectrum disorder

ATM
at the moment

BBS
be back soon

BC
before children

BD
baby dancing (having sex)

BF
breastfeeding (or best friend or boyfriend depending on context)

BFP
big fat positive (refers to a pregnancy test)

BIL
brother-in-law

BRB
be right back

BTW
by the way

bump
Not an acronym of course. People sometimes post a message saying just "bump" - as a way of getting a thread back into the active conversations list so that more people see it. Any posting will "bump" a thread back up the list.

CAT
contact another talker - use the Mumsnet contact another talker faciliity to contact someone - as in "Why don't you CAT me?"

CF
cystic fibrosis

CP
cerebral palsy

DD
darling/dear daughter

DGS/DGD
darling/dear grandson/granddaughter

DH
darling/dear husband

DLA
disability living allowance

DP
darling/dear partner

DS
darling/dear son

DS
Down's syndrome

DSS/DSD
darling/dear stepson/stepdaughter

DW
darling/dear wife

FFS
for f**k's sake

FIL
father-in-law

FWIW
for what it's worth

FYI
for your information

HTH
hope this helps

IEP
individual educational plan

IIRC
if I remember correctly

IKWYM
I know what you mean

IME
in my experience

IMHO
in my humble opinion

IMO
in my opinion

IYKWIM
if you know what I mean

IYSWIM
if you see what I mean

LMP
last menstrual period

LOL
laugh out loud

MIL
mother-in-law

MN
Mumsnet of course! MNer is a mumsnetter

NT
neurologically typical

OT
occupational therapy/therapist

PFB
precious first born

PG
pregnant

PIL
parents-in-law

PITA
pain in the a**e

PMSL
p**s myself laughing

RL
real life

ROFL
roll on floor laughing

SAHM
stay at home mother

SALT
speech and language therapy/therapist

SENCO
special educational needs co-ordinator

SIL
sister-in-law

SN
special needs

SPD
symphisis pubis dysfunction

TBH
to be honest

TIA
thanks in advance

TMI
too much information

TTC
trying to conceive

VBAC
vaginal birth after c-section

WB
welcome back

WTF?
what the f**k?

WOHM
working out of the home mother

YABU
You are being unreasonable

YANBU
You are not being unreasonable

Jael Fri 01-Aug-08 14:55:51

Thankyou so much x

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