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The most annoying thing in Mumsnet...

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sea74 Mon 27-Dec-10 11:41:42

Can i be a little critic, please???
Please, allow mw!
I love this forum, but i really cannot stand the acronims.
DH....for example... Dear Husband...and maybe you are just thinking about divorcing him....

Am i the only one to think this?
Ok, now you can kill me, but i just cant stand AIBU....DP....SF.... NS... FFS....

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Mon 27-Dec-10 11:43:56

well most of them are used across the whole WWW.......and have been for a Loooooooooooooong time. - so YABU

Furball Mon 27-Dec-10 11:44:33

but......acronyms are not unique to mumsnet - they are used on alot/most chat forums

IAmReallyFabNow Mon 27-Dec-10 11:44:34


What are SF and NS?

FlightoftheCrimbleTree Mon 27-Dec-10 11:45:56

I would rather people said DH than hubby, however much they hate him, so to me it is the less evil abbreviation.

FlightoftheCrimbleTree Mon 27-Dec-10 11:46:24

Good point Fab. WTF are those two?!

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 27-Dec-10 11:51:09

You don't have to use them, sea! I don't.

sea74 Mon 27-Dec-10 11:52:20

yeah ok, they are used everywhere but in some topics i read it is unbelievable there is one every 2 other words. It makes it really difficult to read.

PS: SF and NS... i was just typing blindly!!! grin

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Mon 27-Dec-10 11:53:58

you need to spend more time online then sea if you find it hard to read grin

I some of us find ourselves thinking DH, DS, DC, FGS, in real life as we're so used to them wink

sea74 Mon 27-Dec-10 11:54:13

Tortoiseonthehalfshell , i dont but then when i read a topic they make me give up reading...

I am just asking to be a bit....frugal with them.

Katisha Mon 27-Dec-10 11:54:29

Took me a long time to be able to bring myself to use DH, DS etc. But now I don't notice it.
And agree that hubby is utterly utterly ghastly word.

FlightoftheCrimbleTree Mon 27-Dec-10 11:55:48

That's one I really object to. PS. <shudder>

FlamingoBingo Mon 27-Dec-10 11:56:26

YABU. Get used to it.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 27-Dec-10 13:01:38


DanceInTheDark Mon 27-Dec-10 13:02:56

BALD i was just going to type that!

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 27-Dec-10 13:07:54

heh heh heh

sea74 Mon 27-Dec-10 21:38:04

Dont use hubby.
Dont use DH.


Ps: ps is one of the few acronyms people know straight away.

Anyway, i am not against acronims in totu. I am just against overuse.

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Mon 27-Dec-10 21:39:31

there's only one answer - spend more time online (not just Mumsnet - just about any old forum will do) - in short while you'll find yourself thinking in acronyms in real life and even referring to your children as the "DS's" to RL friends grin

supernoodlesrock Mon 27-Dec-10 21:42:53


bibbitybobbitysantahat Mon 27-Dec-10 21:46:08

Blimey! And you find that the most annoying thing about Mumsnet?

mylifewithmangers Mon 27-Dec-10 21:47:34


dearprudenceandtheivy Mon 27-Dec-10 21:49:02

They take a bit of getting used to at first, but they are useful shorthand - and much better than text speak.

clutha Mon 27-Dec-10 21:51:16

i was just commenting on this today!

im a member of a few forums and their are well known abbreviations common to fora in general.

but the ones on here?
what the heck are they about???
they mind boggle me, defintley make it difficult to follow threads at times.
and then when you find out what they are acronyms for, you think why would you have an acronym for that????
why dear husband???
surely you would just have H for husband, or OH for other half, for examples?

then you get DG, YABU, etc, etc.

my fiance joined after i did, but the abbreviations put her right off coming back after a couple of days
she is member of a few forums as well, and also hasnt had this problem before.

sea74 Mon 27-Dec-10 21:52:29

I will never use them in real life.

PressureDrop Mon 27-Dec-10 21:53:49

Oh fuck off if you don't like it, FFS

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