Seriously confused newbie
Izzy2020 · 25/06/2020 00:00
I needed a question answered and Mr Google suggested Mumsnet so I joined earlier this evening.
However, from the post headings I am EXTREMELY confused by all the acronyms being bandied about.
I have managed to figure out AIBU, TTC & MC, but dozens more leave me scratching my head. Things like:- OH, OP, SIL, BIL, DN, LTB, ick, S5 , S6, DH, RCOG, RCM,, RCPCH, MLM, DS13, WFH, HBFs(ylt), C25K, WIP & MSc to name but a few.
Is there a glossary within the site to explain all these acronyms (and others besides)?
Why the hell use them if people find them confusing? Just write the whole sodding words FFS!!!
Also, when composing my original post earlier this evening, and now this one, underneath are 'smiley hints' + 'Emphasis'. But NOTHING is clickable so how the hell do I use these?????
I also read a post that resonated with me where one person who replied thanked the original poster for before and after photo's.
NOT ONLY could I NOT see these photo's, I can find no way of attaching photo's to a post of mine!
How can I see photo's that have been posted, and should I ever need the facility in the future, how do I attach a photo to a post of mine??
Thanks in advance ............. otherwise I am off 'cos it's all too confusing for this sexagenarian!
DramaAlpaca · 25/06/2020 00:03
Welcome! It's confusing at the start, but keep reading threads and you'll pick up the lingo.
There's a glossary somewhere on the site, can't link from my tablet but if you search around you'll find it.
mogloveseggs · 25/06/2020 00:08
BeeFarseer · 25/06/2020 00:11
You can't attach a photo when you're new. You get the feature after you've been here for a bit (don't know how long, sorry). It's to prevent spammers.
Mumsnet can be pretty confusing. Stay out of Am I Being Unreasonable (AIBU), it's ruthless.
ElizabethMainwaring · 25/06/2020 00:12
Other half, Opening poster, brother in law, sister in law, Dear niece (d always stands for dear), leave the bastard, ick- when you go off a partner, Son age 5 etc, Dear husband
Those are the first few
WFH is work from home
MSc is Master of Science (a post graduate degree)
Those two aren't Mumsnet things!
Hope you enjoy it here op!
ElizabethMainwaring · 25/06/2020 00:14
MLM is multi layered marketing (pyramid schemes).
AdaColeman · 25/06/2020 00:19
The Acronyms list is discovered by clicking the round button (looks a bit like a smiley face) next to the large TALK at the top of the page. This opens a drop down menu & one of the choices is Acronyms.
AdaColeman · 25/06/2020 00:25
You use the Smileys & Emphasis by simply typing in what they show.
[ gin] [smile ] but without any spaces!
We love our acronyms here on MN, you’ll soon get used to them.
ElizabethMainwaring · 25/06/2020 00:27
C25k stands for around (circa) 25 thousand (k).
Again, not a MN thing.
ShowOfHands · 25/06/2020 00:30
Again, not a MN thing.
Couch to 5k surely.
ElizabethMainwaring · 25/06/2020 00:39
Could be, showofhands, but not necessarily.
That's the thing about acronyms, you need to consider the context and use a bit of common sense
BeeFarseer · 25/06/2020 00:40
Yep, it's couch to 5k.
I have learned A Thing aa I didn't know about the acronyms guide until this thread.
BeeFarseer · 25/06/2020 00:41
Oh, and as I've helpfully demonstrated above, there is no edit function, so if you make a typo it's there forever.
IncrediblySadToo · 25/06/2020 00:44
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doyounothavegoogle · 25/06/2020 08:47
Again, not a MN thing.
This is absolute nonsense.
As others have pointed out it stands for Couch to 5K - it's a very well known and popular running app/programme. Not just on MN, but there are plenty of MN threads about it.
None of us have got as far as running 25 thousand kilometres
Important to know that sometimes people just make stuff up!
ThreeCubesBalancing · 25/06/2020 08:56
I assumed out of context that it was “around 25 thousand” as well. Nothing to do with 25,000 km, it would more likely be a salary. How much do you earn? C25K.
Obviously if I saw it in a thread about running I would know it was couch to 5k and that is probably where the OP saw it, but I don’t think you can dismiss the other interpretation as nonsense when we don’t have the context.
violetscone · 25/06/2020 09:05
Go into your talk settings and there’s a setting that spells out acronyms. If I recall correctly it’s on by default so you should have it if you’ve not turned it off.
I understand that acronyms are confusing but you can’t realistically expect people not to use them.
ShowOfHands · 25/06/2020 09:10
A lot of things to which the op refers, are in current titles of threads (ick and LTB for example are in the same title) and there is a v busy C25k thread which is in active all the time. It's used consistently when referring to Couch to 5k. I presume the op could infer meaning from context if it meant circa 25k but "I'm doing C25k and struggling in week 2" isn't so easy to fathom. For example.
ElizabethMainwaring · 25/06/2020 14:00
I am not talking nonsense. K has always been an abbreviation for thousand. I was referring to money, which I should have made clear ie Circa £25 k.
I thought km was the abbreviation for kilometres. That's what is taught in schools.
I certainly am not 'making things up'!
Izzy2020 · 25/06/2020 15:45
Wow!! Thank you all - especially the link to the glossary of acronyms.
Lots to learn - and yes, I was being ironical when I wrote 'FFS' in my original post! Not being a runner (or a lover of any type of exercise) I wouldn't have known about C25K.
As for MSc, I knew in real life it referred to Master of Science, but in the post where I saw it used, there was no reference to education (that I recall) which was why it confused me.
doyounothavegoogle · 25/06/2020 15:49
Sorry, yes I was a bit abrupt.
I didn't intend to infer that you specifically were making things up - my mind wandered from C25K down a meandering path of musing answers I have seen on other threads - but obviously I just kept that inside my head when I posted.
doyounothavegoogle · 25/06/2020 15:51
musing about answers.
I think I will go and lie down in a dark room.
AdaColeman · 25/06/2020 15:55
How nice of you to pop back with a word of thanks, that's real old style Mumsnet! Hope you enjoy it here!
picklemewalnuts · 25/06/2020 15:59
Izzy you'll be shocked at how quickly you get used to it!
I have to stop and think how to translate into 'full speak' if I want to tell DH (dear husband) about something going on here!
(Well, the OP's DS wanted to do C25K and she needed her OH to give him a lift... etc)!
We all use different devices (iPad, phone, laptop) so we don't necessarily have the same features in the same place.
People are pretty helpful though. Except on AIBU. There be dragons....
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