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RiJaAr Dec 18, 2006 11:38 PM

This is for all those abbreviation illiterate people like me!

things i recently found out from other helpful users!

ISO = in search of
DH = dear husband

i'm still confused on a few tho
Please post the meanings of the common abbreviations you have encountered on this site?!?

  1. Alcachofa Apr 12, 2007 02:43 PM

    Dear Husband!! UGGGGHHH! That's what that means.
    Yuck, I don't like that. No wonder I couldn't figure it out.

    I'm surprised I don't see:

    DC = Dining Companion

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    1. re: Alcachofa
      Chris VR Apr 13, 2007 11:47 AM

      I do see that :-)

    2. Melanie Wong Jan 4, 2007 06:37 PM

      XLB = xiao long bao

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        AKSLA2006 Jan 4, 2007 06:36 PM

        IHOP = International House of Pancakes.

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        1. re: AKSLA2006
          SauceSupreme Jan 5, 2007 09:55 AM

          Many restaurants themselves get abbreviated (to say nothing about AOC). IHOP is of course the most immediate suggestion, but I know DTF gets used a lot as an abbreviation for a popular dumpling house in Los Angeles, SSG gets used for a noodle house, and often times people just begin to invent abbreviations mid-post just for the sake of brevity. Surely after a while you get used to the abbr.

        2. SauceSupreme Jan 3, 2007 05:49 PM

          OP = Original Poster
          SO = Significant Other

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            momjamin Jan 2, 2007 01:15 AM

            IIRC = If I (Recall/Remember) Correctly

            1. Das Ubergeek Jan 2, 2007 12:28 AM

              AMW = Actress, Model, Waitress (very LA)
              DD = Dear Daughter
              DH = Dear Husband
              DS = Dear Son
              DW = Dear Wife
              FWIW = For What It's Worth
              HHOK = Ha Ha Only Kidding
              HHOS = Ha Ha Only Serious
              IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer
              IDC = I Don't Know
              IDKAIDC = I Don't Know And I Don't Care
              IIRC = If I Recall Comforter
              IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
              IMNSHO = In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
              IOW = In Other Words
              ISO = In Search Of
              JFGI = Just (****)ing Google It
              LMAO = Laughing My Arse Off
              LOL = Laughing Out Loud
              ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing

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                jsl Jan 4, 2007 06:30 PM

                Thanks for the detailed info...........finally I can decipher the abbreviations!

                1. re: Das Ubergeek
                  OCAnn Jan 4, 2007 06:39 PM

                  If I Recall Comforter?

                  1. re: OCAnn
                    limster Jan 4, 2007 11:23 PM

                    should be: If I Recall Correctly

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                      RiJaAr Jan 7, 2007 01:13 AM

                      ooh, i dunno, i recall my comforter all the time, don't you? :P

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                    personalcheffie Dec 26, 2006 02:13 AM

                    GU = Geographically Undesirable.

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                      personalcheffie Jan 4, 2007 06:18 PM

                      YAC=You Are Correct.

                    2. Jim Leff Dec 26, 2006 02:10 AM

                      My favorite, dating from the old Compuserve Bacchus Wine Forum, is somewhat obsolete but still useful:

                      DNPIM ("Do Not Put In Mouth", i.e. something horribly awful)

                      1. HillJ Dec 21, 2006 10:56 PM

                        RL..and about five examples down "define: DH" gives you darling husband.

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                        1. re: HillJ
                          HillJ Dec 26, 2006 01:19 AM

                          update...one stop shopping for any definition.

                          http://www.onelook.com/

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                            jfood Jan 4, 2007 06:35 PM

                            no but when i once posted that i "stuck the dirty knives in the dw", the local police arrived and started looking for the body of mrs jfood.

                          2. Peter Cuce Dec 21, 2006 12:21 PM

                            If you ever have an abbreviation you don't know, type into Google, "What is IMHO", for example, and it will have an explanation and a link at the top of the page. This will work for anything, not just abbreviations.

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                            1. re: Peter Cuce
                              HillJ Dec 21, 2006 05:32 PM

                              So will "define: IMHO" (as example) in any search engine

                              1. re: HillJ
                                Robert Lauriston Dec 21, 2006 09:59 PM

                                DH = Department of Health
                                ISO = International Standards Organization

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                              RiJaAr Dec 19, 2006 08:44 PM

                              i wonder if BAK (baking at keyboard) is legitimate, as i am usually running back and forth getting advice while i'm baking ?

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                              1. re: RiJaAr
                                pescatarian Dec 20, 2006 10:15 PM

                                Yes, and then you don't let us know how things (pie) come out :)

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                                  RiJaAr Dec 21, 2006 05:14 PM

                                  i didn't?? i wwill have to go back to that thread and describe it there for all you !

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                                  PDXpat Dec 21, 2006 10:06 PM

                                  which might easily be misread as BAK (baked at keyboard), which seems to be characteristic of many interweb posters (present company excepted, of course).

                                3. LindaWhit Dec 19, 2006 04:33 PM

                                  PITA or PITB - Pain In The A** (or Butt) :-)
                                  AYCE - All You Can Eat
                                  EAK - Eating At Keyboard (and I am doing so right now)

                                  And many, MANY more than you could possibly ever use here:

                                  http://www.netlingo.com/emailsh.cfm

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                                    momjamin Dec 19, 2006 11:27 AM

                                    YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

                                    1. Emme Dec 19, 2006 05:38 AM

                                      I'll add a couple to the linked list...

                                      IMNSHO- In my not so humble opinion

                                      DINK- Double Income No Kids

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                                        Nyleve Dec 18, 2006 11:47 PM

                                        Here you go. All the ridiculous abbreviations you never wanted to know, and a few more for good luck. I admit these are pretty parenting-specific, but do cover some of the more common ones.

                                        http://www.todaysparent.com/article.j...

                                        EOD? Probably not.

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                                          laylag Dec 18, 2006 11:42 PM

                                          Thanks RiJaAr. In search of... never would have sussed that one out.

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