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Silly abbreviation question
February 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM
Ok, so I'm pretty new to the forum and get lost with some of the shorthand. I know that PS is public school and HS is homeschool. But could someone fill me in on what DH DD DS etc stand for? Thanks so much!


  • bmw29
    by bmw29
    February 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Some Common Abbreviations


    BUMP - Bring Up My Post!  When someone posts "bump" in a reply to a post, they are bringing the whole thread to the top of the group so more people will see it.  The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added. 

    AC = Adopted Child
    AF = Aunt Flo
    AP= Attachment Parenting
    ATM = At the Moment 
    AYT = Are You There 
    BBL = Be Back Later 
    BD = Baby Dancing 
    BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
    BFN = Big Fat Negative 
    BFP = Big Fat Positive
    BIL = Brother-In-Law 
    BL = Belly Laugh 
    BRB = Be Right Back 
    BTW = By The Way
    CIO = Crying It Out
    CM = CafeMom (can also mean Cervical Mucous)
    CYL = Catch Ya' Later 
    DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc 
    DF = Dear/Darling Fiance' 
    DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc 
    DIKU = Do I Know You 
    DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales) 
    DSA = Direct Selling Association
    DW = Dear/Darling Wife
    ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
    F2F = Face To Face 
    FAQ = Frequently Asked Question 
    FC = Foster Child
    FIL = Father-In-Law 
    FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (car seat)
    FTW = For The Win
    FWIW = For What It's Worth 
    GF = Girl Friend 
    HTH = Hope That Helps 
    IKWYM = I Know What You Mean 
    IM = Instant Message 
    IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion 
    IRL = In Real Life 
    ISO = In Search Of 
    ITA = I Totally Agree
    JK = Just Kidding 
    JMO = Just My Opinion/Observation
    JUD = Jumping Up And Down
    KWIM = Know What I Mean
    LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
    LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
    LO = Little One
    LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs 
    MB = Message Board 
    MD = Meltdown 
    MIL = Mother-In-Law 
    MIS/DS = Mom's In Sales Direct Selling 
    NAD = Nursing At Desk
    NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
    OIC = Oh I See 
    OMG = Oh My Gosh
    OP = Original Poster
    OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
    OT = Off Topic 
    OTOH = On The Other Hand 
    PIOG = Posted In Other Groups
    PITA = Pain In The Acronyms
    PM = Private Message
    POV = Point Of View 
    PP = Previous Poster
    PTMM = Please Tell Me More 
    RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
    RE = Rolling Eyes
    ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing 
    ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off 
    SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)
    SD = Step Daughter
    SFAG = Stolen From Another Group
    SIL = Sister-In-Law 
    SMH = Shaking My Head
    SO = Significant Other 
    S/O = Spin-off
    SD = Sep Dad
    SM = Step Mom
    SS = Step Son
    STBX = Soon To Be Ex
    TIA = Thanks In Advance 
    TFS = Thanks for Sharing
    TMI = Too Much Information 
    TOM = Time Of The Month 
    TTC = Trying To Conceive 
    TTYL = Talk To You Later 
    TY = Thank You 
    WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
    WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
    WB = Welcome Back 
    WTG = Way To Go
    WTH = What The Heck

  • Mommyfish831
    February 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    DH is dear husband, dd is dear daughter, and ds is dear son.

  • GodsPrincess37
    February 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    DH-Dear Hubby

    DD-Dear Daughter

    DS-Dear Son

    I had the same problem with these abbreviations...I still do with a lot of them :)

  • shamrock_momma
    February 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM
    Thanks so much! I posted that and, of course, that's when it occurs to me to check out the getting started post. :)
  • wunderwifey
    February 9, 2013 at 11:56 AM
    I finally know what PIOG means! Lol.
  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    February 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
    We all start out not knowing what all that means & learn it along the way.
  • swim-mom72
    February 11, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    WOW! I learned a few things : )  glad you posted

  • bi-polarmommy
    February 11, 2013 at 1:16 AM

     dh - dear husband

    dd - dear daughter

    ds - dear son

  • Jinx-Troublex3
    February 11, 2013 at 2:28 AM
    DHcan also be d!ckhead...depending onthe situation in my case @@ :(
  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    February 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM

     hahahaha shamrock, i still have trouble with the homeschool curr abreviations! i just doent get them!

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