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Am I the only one who hates all these acronyms on this website??

(29 Posts)
bubblesincambridge Tue 29-Sep-09 13:18:00

Any chance of us all going back to plain English??

IdrisTheDragon Tue 29-Sep-09 13:19:28


There is an acronym list somewhere.

Be grateful that text speak is not acceptable - that would be a lot worse.

fruitshootsandheaves Tue 29-Sep-09 13:23:18

IMHO YABabitU AFAIK and FYI lots of people give the acronyms a BFP thumbs up

grin sorry couldn't resist

Iklboo Tue 29-Sep-09 13:24:53

Where I work it's all bloody acronyms - we sound like a bunch of spies!

peanutbutterkid Tue 29-Sep-09 13:25:06

Feeling a little left out, OP?
Most the acronyms here are ubiquitous on Internet parenting websites, anyway.

Eyeballls Tue 29-Sep-09 13:25:34

No swearing and now no acronyms... OMFG... <<tuts>>

vickiadele Tue 29-Sep-09 13:40:55

i still dont know y it is ds/dd, whats the first d for?

NellieTheEllie Tue 29-Sep-09 13:55:34

acronym list
the 'd' is for Darling
what is yy? I've seen this alot, but only recently and have no idea what it means.

stillstanding Tue 29-Sep-09 13:57:53

They can be really confusing - particularly on the TTC threads where there is a whole other language going on. But the acronym list helps and, if it isnt on there, just ask. People will always help you.

MrsBadger Tue 29-Sep-09 14:17:40

I'd rather have acronyms and no textspeak than vice versa...

yy is usually 'yes yes' ie agreeing vigorously with previous suggestion

VanillaIce Tue 29-Sep-09 14:34:38

What's the reason for using the acronyms? Are they supposed to make typing quicker? Why do I never see the word husband or daughter on here?

Cies Tue 29-Sep-09 14:39:06

I don't mind acronyms but sometimes they can confuse - GP can be grandparents or general practitioner, GA can be Gas and Air or General Anasthetic etc.

MovingOutOfBlighty Tue 29-Sep-09 14:40:25

I like the acronyms but HATE text speak. Go figure.

IdrisTheDragon Tue 29-Sep-09 14:42:40

Cies, you can usually work out from the context which it is. And I think it is unlikely people would type general practitioner rather than GP.

procrastinatingparent Tue 29-Sep-09 14:50:24

I like the acronyms - they make me feel part of a secret(ish) society.

Txtspk, OTOH, makes me roll my eyes, and move on quickly past the post. I don't even like using it when I text.

MrsBadger Tue 29-Sep-09 14:51:07

...and people often use an acronym instead of a real name when documenting speech


This morning I said 'DD, where are your shoes?' and she promptly replied 'Oh I fed them to the cat'

reads completely differently to

This morning I said 'Daughter, where are your shoes?'...

Mama2b5 Tue 29-Sep-09 14:52:32

i was confused but its seems im catching on real quick! because people know wot im talking about! xx grin

MrsBadger Tue 29-Sep-09 14:56:22

and Mama2b5, once you get a more memorable nickname, stop putting kisses at the end of your posts and start spelling it 'what', you will become a veritable paragon and part of the MN elite... grin

echops Tue 29-Sep-09 15:49:50

I hate all the ds/dd/dh/dp too!!!

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 29-Sep-09 15:51:56

You don't have to use them, you know! If you prefer typing out 'darling husband' in full, be our guest!

squeaver Tue 29-Sep-09 15:52:24

This is my favourites:


NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 29-Sep-09 16:00:05

Sqeaver - you are Nortygrin

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 29-Sep-09 16:02:59



theyoungvisiter Tue 29-Sep-09 16:04:54

v good squeaver grin

halfcut Tue 29-Sep-09 16:19:24

I like them, but them I'm a lazy sod so any thing that saves time is fine by me...

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