Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you need help urgently, please see our domestic violence webguide and/or relationships webguide, which can point you to expert advice and support.

What do all the abbreviations mean? eg DC, DH, etc etc

(46 Posts)
giblets Tue 13-Jan-09 00:24:57

Can someone write a list of what all the abbreviations mean please!


What's a DC, DH, etc etc


snice Tue 13-Jan-09 00:26:13

look here

Jux Tue 13-Jan-09 00:34:57

Mind you, I saw LMAO on a thread recently, it's not on the list, and my poor tired brain can't work it out.

mamadiva Tue 13-Jan-09 00:35:03

DC - Darling Child
DS - Darling Son
DD - Darling Duaghter
DH - Darling Husband
DP - Darling Partner
SAHM - Stay at home mum
FF - Formula Feeding
BF - Breast Feeding
SN - Special Needs
DW - Darling Wife

Can't think of any more.

mamadiva Tue 13-Jan-09 00:36:14

LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LOL - Laugh out Loud
LMFAO - Laughing my F'ing Ass Off
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing

aseriouslyblondemoment Tue 13-Jan-09 00:50:22

PMSL pissed myself laughing
BF also means boyfriend lol!!

thumbwitch Tue 13-Jan-09 00:55:47

snice has linked to the acronym list that should be listed at the top of the page under Useful Stuff - if you are ever confused, click on the acronym list and it should be there.

VinegarTits Tue 13-Jan-09 01:00:31

BF means breastfeeding
DP is the same a boyfriend on MN

aseriouslyblondemoment Tue 13-Jan-09 01:05:21

ok vinegar i stand correctedsmile

VinegarTits Tue 13-Jan-09 01:11:57

Not that i'm a pedant or anything grin
just dont like to be confused about these things

aseriouslyblondemoment Tue 13-Jan-09 01:14:17

no probs
but theres a difference between a boyfriend and partner IMO
sorry to nitpick

VinegarTits Tue 13-Jan-09 01:17:50

There may well be (in your eyes) but if you start refering to your dp as your bf on here people wil think your a talking about breast feeding

TinkerBellesMumandFiFi2 Tue 13-Jan-09 01:20:11

BF is also used for best friend. I think most people are able to read the acronym into the context. I hope anyway!

aseriouslyblondemoment Tue 13-Jan-09 01:24:12

am past that nowsmile
and i think that the threads i've been on it reads as very obviousgrin

thumbwitch Tue 13-Jan-09 01:35:09

TInk, sometimes BF as best friend or boyfriend can be quite confusing, I have found it to be so a few times anyway!

for breastfeeding, it's usually in lower case anyway and I always put bf'ing to be clear.

gagamama Tue 13-Jan-09 09:26:58

Can someone clarify the etiquette regarding the plural of DS? Because DSS is obviously Darling Step-Son and I can't bring myself to do what some people seem to do and pass DS's off as plural. Would it be DSs? Or is that still a bit ambiguous?


thumbwitch Tue 13-Jan-09 16:15:09

gagamama - I use DSs, or would if I had more than one. I don't think it's ambiguous. But I think if you are worried, use DC instead (I like to use DCn rather than DCs for similarly pedantic reasons but it doesn't seem to have taken off in the wider community )

TreeSparrow Sat 18-Apr-15 23:38:02

I don't get why you don't just type "son" or "sons". Why the code? I'm new to this site and I find it very jarring to read as I don't know what all the abbreviations mean. confused

Joysmum Sun 19-Apr-15 07:41:24

It took me a while to get used to using DH for hubby. I'd never call him 'darling' in real life (IRL) and it irritated me. Although some people on hear get stabby at the use of hubby or babe so you're best off sticking to etiquette and DH.

Cooroo Sun 19-Apr-15 07:52:47

I joined an expectant mums group in 1996 and we used DH way back then - with the understanding it was 'dear husband' but also when necessary 'dickhead'. Which came in useful over the years as many of us divorced! Still functioning as a group now the 'babies' are 18!

Joysmum Sun 19-Apr-15 08:10:03

Cooroo I shall forever smile now when I see 'DH' written, thanks grin

Allofaflumble Sun 19-Apr-15 08:26:50

Its not darling anyway, it is dear, at least that was the original meaning.

Greta28 Sun 19-Apr-15 08:49:05

and the most dreaded one - OW (other woman)

Greta28 Sun 19-Apr-15 08:50:00

Allo you're right it's dear not darling

Meerka Sun 19-Apr-15 09:11:15

They also don't have EA which can be either emotional affair or emotionally abusive. Did ask them to put it in but nothing happened. Thats another confusing one.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now