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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 15th Jul 05, 6:55 PM
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    Standard abbreviations used in Old Style
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    • 15th Jul 05, 6:55 PM
    Standard abbreviations used in Old Style 15th Jul 05 at 6:55 PM
    Right, that does it

    Time for an addition to the Welcome Sticky.

    DD = Dear Daughter (or Darling, (or even Devil )

    DD1 = First daughter

    DD2 - 2nd...

    DS = Dear Son

    DS1 = First son

    DS2 = second...

    OH = Other Half

    DH = Dear Husband (on good days, anyway )

    SO = Significant Other

    BF = Boy Friend


    Have I missed any? Or can I cut and paste this as it is?

    Edit:

    LO = Little One

    MIL/FIL/BIL/SIL etc for the in-laws, (mum, dad, brother and sister) dreaded or otherwise


    DM = Dear Mum

    HM = Home Made

    YS - Yellow stickered

    NSD - No Spend Day, or No Shopping Day

    DFW - The Debt Free Wannabe board

    OS - Old Style (of course )




    Appliances:

    BM Bread Maker
    WM Washing Machine
    DW Dish Washer
    SC Slow Cooker
    TD Tumble Drier


    Standard Acronyms used Web wide:

    LOL Laugh Out Loud

    HTH Hope That Helps/ed

    TYIA Thanking You In Anticipation

    IYSWIM If You See What I mean




    Last edited by squeaky; 17-02-2012 at 4:02 PM.
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    • silverfoxdude
    • By silverfoxdude 15th Jul 05, 6:57 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 6:57 PM
    Thank you v much squeaky, its been botherin me all day lol....... I can now sleep easy, cheers hehe
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 15th Jul 05, 6:58 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 6:58 PM
    • #3
    • 15th Jul 05, 6:58 PM
    Wait a mo Squeaks- I saw one today that I didn't get...it might have been a typo....give me 5 minutes to see if I can find it


    edit - it was on the OS baby thread and it was in reference to a baby, what does LO mean?

    edit again - I think that silverfoxdude was asking about LOL too

    edited again- LO is little one, it just came to me!
    Last edited by apprentice tycoon; 15-07-2005 at 7:15 PM.
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 15th Jul 05, 7:17 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th Jul 05, 7:17 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:17 PM
    Don't forget MIL/FIL/BIL/SIL etc for the in-laws, (mum, dad, brother and sister) dreaded or otherwise

    bf - boyfriend (boyf)
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 15th Jul 05, 7:19 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:19 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:19 PM
    I'll edit them in, thanks both. Any more?
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 15th Jul 05, 7:24 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:24 PM
    • #6
    • 15th Jul 05, 7:24 PM
    HM - home made?
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 15th Jul 05, 7:25 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:25 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:25 PM
    Will do. I added DM too.
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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    • silverfoxdude
    • By silverfoxdude 15th Jul 05, 7:28 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:28 PM
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    • 15th Jul 05, 7:28 PM
    OMG = yea = yes, oh my god/gosh, I can see there is a lot to learn here, lol = laugh out loud....... I'll = I will try and learn all these asap = as soon as possible

    FYI = for you information, this is a cryptic silly msg = message

    seriously though, thanks = thank you
    • spendaholic
    • By spendaholic 17th Jul 05, 10:28 AM
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    • #9
    • 17th Jul 05, 10:28 AM
    more abbreviations
    • #9
    • 17th Jul 05, 10:28 AM
    I'll edit them in, thanks both. Any more?
    by squeaky
    I use an extra "s" in the children/grandchildren abbreviations of mine, but I don't think I've seen them anywhere else.

    Therefore ds-s = darling/dearest/dratted step-son; ds-d = step-daughter; etc ... because they're not actually mine, you understand ... I was only 7 when ds-d was born, and at age 27 I inherited a 4 year old ds-gd.
    Highest debt: 35k (2005); Current debt: 6k (2018)
    MY WINS

    2 tickets to the Home Building & Renovation show; 50 to spend on chocolate; 2 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters; designer cat food caddy; 2,500 cash; 36 cash; Jesus Christ Superstar tickets + 2 t-shirts; Creative Craft Show tickets; Birmingham City v Barnsley FC tickets; Marillion tickets; Beyond the Pole DVD; 1,000 cash; Legend of the Guardians goody bag; Dancing on Ice tickets; Barnsley FC v Millwall tickets
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Jul 05, 11:14 AM
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    And then there's...

    LOL = Lots of Laughter / Laughing out Loud

    BTW = By The Way

    TBH = To Be Honest

    The original small insert into the welcome sticky is looking as though it will get rather long. I think I'll split these posts and make a new thread that I can point to. That way the welcome stays tidy and the thread can be added to if needed without me having to constantly edit things.
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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  • sarahmelita
    Thanks for this thread, have been wondering about some of the abbreviations for a while, but didn't want to seem stupid! There is still one I can't figure out though - PMSL or something like that?
  • Allexie
    think I've seen these at various times....

    TIA = thanks in advance

    IMO = in my opinion

    IMHO = in my honest opinion
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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 17th Jul 05, 12:27 PM
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    IMO = In my opinion

    IMHO = In my honest opinion

    OP = original post/poster
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Jul 05, 12:32 PM
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    PMSL = Peeing MySelf Laughing

    Oh, IMHO is often used as In My Humble Opinion
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

    Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 17th Jul 05, 12:33 PM
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    PSML = pi$$ing/pee myself laughing (well, you did ask )
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 17th Jul 05, 12:38 PM
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    Squeaky - how can we have forgotten these?

    OS = Old Style

    OSers = Old Stylers
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Jul 05, 2:19 PM
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    squeaky
    Brain damage
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

    Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
    DTFAC: Y.T.D = 5.20 Apr 0.50
  • mrsmab59
    HTH = hope that helps
    Use words that are soft and sweet in case you have to eat them.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Jul 05, 8:19 PM
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    I've put a link at the bottom of the "Welcome" post that points to this thread now. I'm so glad I did because otherwise I'd have been editing all day.

    Thanks to you all
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

    Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
    DTFAC: Y.T.D = 5.20 Apr 0.50
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 17th Jul 05, 8:53 PM
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    Did you include HTH?

    I hope this helps -
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