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Helpful Abbreviations- FYI
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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:

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

B
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

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

D
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

E
EOW - every other weekend
ESTD - Easier said than done

F
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

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

H
HTH - Hope that helps

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

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

K
KWIM - Know what I mean

L
LOL - Laugh out loud

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

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

O
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

P
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

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

S
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

T
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

U
URL - Web page address

W
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

X
XH/XW - ex husband/ex wife

Y
YSD - Youngest Step Daughter
YSS - Youngest Step Son
YW - You're welcome
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#2
Thank you for the abbreviations!! I have been winging it ! Wink
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#3
Thank you Cathryn! Very Helpful.
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#4
Yes!! Very helpful! Thank you! Smile
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