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What do all the abbreviations mean? eg DC, DH, etc etc
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giblets · 13/01/2009 00:24

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

Eg

What's a DC, DH, etc etc

Thanks!

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snice · 13/01/2009 00:26

look here

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Jux · 13/01/2009 00:34

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.

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mamadiva · 13/01/2009 00:35

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.

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mamadiva · 13/01/2009 00:36

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

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aseriouslyblondemoment · 13/01/2009 00:50

PMSL pissed myself laughing
BF also means boyfriend lol!!

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thumbwitch · 13/01/2009 00:55

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.

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VinegarTits · 13/01/2009 01:00

BF means breastfeeding
DP is the same a boyfriend on MN

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aseriouslyblondemoment · 13/01/2009 01:05

ok vinegar i stand corrected

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VinegarTits · 13/01/2009 01:11

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

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aseriouslyblondemoment · 13/01/2009 01:14

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

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VinegarTits · 13/01/2009 01:17

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

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TinkerBellesMumandFiFi2 · 13/01/2009 01:20

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

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aseriouslyblondemoment · 13/01/2009 01:24

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

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thumbwitch · 13/01/2009 01:35

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.

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gagamama · 13/01/2009 09:26

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?

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thumbwitch · 13/01/2009 16:15

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 )

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TreeSparrow · 18/04/2015 23:38

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

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Joysmum · 19/04/2015 07:41

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.

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Cooroo · 19/04/2015 07:52

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!

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Joysmum · 19/04/2015 08:10

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

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Allofaflumble · 19/04/2015 08:26

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

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Greta28 · 19/04/2015 08:49

and the most dreaded one - OW (other woman)

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Greta28 · 19/04/2015 08:50

Allo you're right it's dear not darling

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Meerka · 19/04/2015 09:11

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.

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pocketsaviour · 19/04/2015 17:32

ODFOD - oh do fuck off dear
FOTTFSOFATFOA - Fuck off to the far side of fuck and then fuck off again

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