Can we have an acronyms thread?

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  1. Chas

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    It might be helpful for new people to have an acronyms thread to cover the jargon used on this forum.

    If we can't have that, then can someone at least tell me what DS and DD stand for? I can't figure it out! I'm pretty sure they relate to someone's son or daughter, but i can't figure out what the first "D" stands for...
     
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  3. GlendaLL

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    Dear Son
    Dear Daughter

    dh - dear husband
     
  4. Chas

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    Thank you D :p
     
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    Some others we use:

    ST Student teaching
    P Principal
    CT Cooperating teacher
    CS Cooperating supervisor

    There's others, but I can't think of any right now...
     
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    BB - Big Brother (ok, maybe not teacher related, but we do talk about it :))
     
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    THANK YOU!!! I was wondering what DD was!
     
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    theres one and I can't remember it :)
     
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    But I thought the first D was for 'darling'. Oh well.

    Considering this is online, we don't use a lot of acronyms. IMHO
    (In my humble opinion.)
     
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    rofl = rolling on the floor laughing
     
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    Sometimes the D in DH means dumb... LOL
     
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    Thanks for clearing up the DS, DD, DH. But if your son, daughter, or husband is a dear, delight, and/or devoted why not write out the wonderful word! I would.
     
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    Or it could stand for dastardly, devil, or d*** ****, depending on how you feel about him at the time of writing :D
     
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    I agree with the "D" having multiple meanings. :) Others to know...

    MIL= Mother-in-Law
    FIL= Father-in-Law
    SIL= Sister-in-Law
    BIL= Brother-in-Law

    IMO... in my opinion
    IMHO... in my honest opinion
    LOL... laugh out loud
     
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    What does FWIW mean? Is it, For What It's Worth???
     
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    I notice SAHM here lately, which is stay at home mom.

    Every once in a while, I may say PT for personal trainer. (Also, could mean physical therapy, but I'd type that out to avoid confusion).

    I personally never knew how the D for dear ___ got started either. I see that on another (non-teaching ) board I'm a member of.
     
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    I have see that on other message boards too. I type pretty fast so it doesn't bother me to spell everything out. I've never gotten used to those things except for maybe LOL
     
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    HTH - Hope That Helps

    Yes, FWIW is For What It's Worth

    KWIM - Know what I mean
     
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    The online acronyms were hugely important when the internet message boards first started, and you had to pay BY THE MINUTE to be online. It was expensive. You had to learn to type things fast. KWIM? IDK (I don't know) MSTM (Makes sense to me.) TTFN (ta ta for now.) CYL (See you later.)
     
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    They were also very important in the first days of texting, when text messages were charged by the character :eek:
     
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    OIC :D


    There is another one that I just saw and had NO clue what it could possible stand for... darn it, what was it??
     
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    OMW, that's what I use to DH to say "On My Way" home, etc.
     
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    Cut N Glue,
    I bet you can appreciate this -- now this isn't internet-speak, but I remember the days of typing "GA" on my TTD. Of course, instant messaging (IM) is making TTDs basically obsolete.
     
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    OOOOHhhh, I remember TTY and GA! My mom had a TTY and I remembered watching her type on those.
     
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    Sometimes we still use it depending on the relay service we use online. I don't use a TTY. It's kinda funny because some businesses out there decided to get TTYs to be more accomodating and we went and changed the technology on them. Now we use video relay/signing (through the tv or computer) and that does make GA and SK obsolete. Like the TTY, you can't carry video relay equipment everywhere. So I use internet (typing) relay operator sites (sprint and at&t have one) to type my message. Those still largely require it to make turn taking smoother.

    I dumped the AT&T tilt because I couldn't find a compatible Relay Software like many phones have. Plus the IM didn't vibrate.
     

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