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Postby mum2elouise » Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:57 am

I thought i'd post this here for those newbies or not-so-newbies that are having a little trouble understanding all our abbreviations :D If anyone has any more, feel free to add to it - i'm not quite sure if i got them all :)

AF - Aunt Flo (periods)
ABA - Australian Breastfeeding Association
AP - Attachment Parenting
ABM - Artificial baby milk (formula)
ATM - at the moment
BD - baby dancing (sex)
BFA - Breastfeeding Association
BTW - by the way
CC - Controlled Crying
CCC - Child Care Centre
CIO - Cry it out
DH - Dear Husband
DW- Dear Wife
DP - Dear Partner
DS - Dear Son
DD - Dear Daughter
DF - Dear Fiance
DB - dear boyfriend
DSD - dear step daughter
DSS - dear step son
EBM - expressed breastmilk
FYI - for your information
HTH - hope this helps
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my honest opinion
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
JMO - Just my opinion
JMHO - just my honest opinion
LO - Little one
LOL - laughing out loud
MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL - mother, father, brother, sister-in-law
M/C - miscarriage
M/S - morning sickness
NCSS - No Cry Sleep Solution - popular book
OB - Obstetrician
OP - Original Poster
OT - Off topic
PG - pregnant
PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PMSL - pi$$ myself laughing
PP - Previous Post
ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO - roll on floor laughing my a$$ off
SAHM - stay at home mum
SD - step daughter
SS - step son
Storker - is someone who announces the birth of the Storkees (pregnant member) baby to the forum. They may also hold a blessingway or update the forum about the storkees pregnancy.
SO - significant other
TIA - thanks in advance
TMI - Too much information
TTC - trying to conceive
U/S - Ultrasound
WAHM - work at home mum
Last edited by mum2elouise on Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:29 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Postby Claire » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:08 pm

great work, mum2elouise! is there a place that this could go permanently - maybe under introductions - as I would have found it really useful when i started on the forum. i mean, I thought DH stood for D*** Head - although i realised it was a reference to a partner, i just couldnt figure out why all these seemingly nice women were so nasty about their partners! LOL!!
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Postby Gemma20 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:17 pm

that made me laugh Clair :lol:
I always thought it ment Darling Husband or Darling Daughter not Dear oh well :smt081
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Postby phoenix » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:39 pm

i could never firgure out what LOL meant. Cool now I know
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Postby Mel P » Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:18 pm

Claire wrote: i mean, I thought DH stood for D*** Head - although i realised it was a reference to a partner, i just couldnt figure out why all these seemingly nice women were so nasty about their partners! LOL!!


:lol: So did my DH. He read one of my posts one day and was, as you could imagine, quite put out that I was calling him that especially on a public forum. Poor DH!
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Postby MelissaR » Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:35 pm

thank you so much!
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Postby Carrie » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:13 pm

Also OT - off topic.
Took me ages to work that one out! :roll:
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Postby Amysmummy » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:31 pm

Could admin make it a sticky?
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Postby mum2elouise » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:39 am

Carrie wrote:Also OT - off topic.
Took me ages to work that one out! :roll:


I've edited my original post and added that one and a couple more that i thought of, too. :D
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Postby NightOwl » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:12 am

How about LO? I'm guessing it's loved one or little one.....not sure which!
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Postby mum2elouise » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:33 am

Isabelle'sMummy wrote:How about LO? I'm guessing it's loved one or little one.....not sure which!


Thanks Isabelle's Mummy :D I forgot about that one :oops: It's added in there now :)
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Postby jesijames » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:07 pm

I always thought that LO was loving offspring!! Isn't it funny how we can make it all match and mean the same thing without having set definitions. Don't get me wrong though, I think that these definitions are great, and well and truly needed.
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Postby HappyIguanas » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:59 pm

Thanks for that, worked most out but BD well... How does that even represent sex?
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Postby Claire » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:37 pm

ok, i know this is not an abbreviation, but what exactly does "sticky" mean? i figure it means that it sticks, but does it stick to the top of the list or, well what basically? sorry i just dont get some of this forum speak - still too new for me!
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Postby T21mum » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:41 pm

That's it Claire you've got it. :wink:
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