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Helpful Abbreviations- FYI
Hi Ladies, I just got a suggestion that these would be helpful to you all. In case you don't know, there are 2 forums for questions about using the BB at the bottom of the list of forums. You can go there by clicking on the Forums tabs, at the far left of the list of pages at the top of the BB,(not the very top of the page) It will show you all the forums to choose from. Anyway, thanks to SMof4 we have a super list: "Thanks SMof4." Best Wishes to all of you, Cathryn

FROM SMOF4: I copied and pasted this long, comprehensive list from a post Chrissie made on the board a while back. It includes regularly used abbreviations and more (updated to include a few others mentioned later in this thread). Hope it helps:

AF - Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AFK - Away from keyboard

BD - Biodaughter
BF - Boyfriend
BIL - Brother-in-law
BM - biomom
BRB - Be right back
BS - Bioson
BTDT - Been there done that
BTW - By the way

CO-Court order
CP - Custodial Parent
CS - child support
CTS - Consider the source

DD - Dear daughter
DF - Dear fiance
DH - Dear (or darn) husband
DS - Dear son
DSD - Dear stepdaughter
DSS - Dear stepson
DW - Dear (or darn) wife

EOW - every other weekend
ESTD - Easier said than done

F/U - Follow up
F2F - Face-to-face
FAQ - Frequently asked question
FDH - Future Dear Husband
FH - Future Husband
FIL - Father-in-law
FSD - Future Stepdaughter
FSS - Future Stepson
FWIW - For what it's worth

GAL- Guardian Ad Litem
GF - Girlfriend
GMTA - Great minds think alike

HTH - Hope that helps

IMO - In my opinion
IRL - In real life
ISP - Internet service provider
ITA - I totally agree

J/K - Just kidding
JMHO - Just my humble opinion

KWIM - Know what I mean

LOL - Laugh out loud

(m) - More
MIL - Mother-in-law

NCP - Non-Custodial Parent
NP - No problem
NT - No text

OIC - Oh I see
OMG - Oh my gosh
OSD - Oldest Step Daughter
OSS - Oldest Step Son
OT - Off topic
OTOH - On the other hand
OW/OM - Other woman/other man

PAS - Parental Alienation Syndrome
PIMP - pee in my pants (as in laughing - sometimes that one causes controversy if people aren't familiar)
POV - Point of view

ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFR- Right of first refusal

SAHD - Stay-at-home dad
SAHM - Stay-at-home mom
SD - Stepdaughter
SF - Stepfather
SIL - Sister-in-law
skids- Stepkids
SM - Stepmother
SO - Significant other
SS - Stepson
STBX - Soon to be ex

TIA - Thanks in advance
TMI - Too much information
TPTB - The powers that be
TTC - Trying to conceive
TTFN - Ta ta for now
TTYL - Talk to you later
TY - Thank you

URL - Web page address

W/B - Welcome back
W/O - Without
WAHD - Work-at-home dad
WAHM - Work-at-home mom
WOHM - Work-out-of-home mom
WTG - Way to go
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get

XH/XW - ex husband/ex wife

YSD - Youngest Step Daughter
YSS - Youngest Step Son
YW - You're welcome
Thank you for the abbreviations!! I have been winging it ! Wink
Thank you Cathryn! Very Helpful.
Yes!! Very helpful! Thank you! Smile

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