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nellie

Forum Abbreviations

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As everyone knows we have a forum Jargon Buster which is related to ASD - to be found at the top right hand corner of the page for anyone who doesn't know.

 

It has been suggested that we start a topic for non ASD related shorthand. So for the benefit of new members and those who find our abbreviations puzzling we have started a list that everyone can add to.

 

DD - dear daughter

 

DS - dear son

 

DH - dear husband

 

IYKWIM - if you know what I mean

 

IMHO - in my honest opinion

 

Over to you............

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DP - Partner

 

DW - Wife

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LOL- LAUGH OUT LOUD

 

IMO- IN MY OPINION

 

IMHO- IN MY HONEST OPINION

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FWIW - for what it's worth...

 

 

Jill PMSL?? Is it rude, very rude or VERY rude?? If former, enlighten us all, if one of latter enlighten me by PM!!

 

my guess - Pre-Menstrual, So Looney ?

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Baddad!!! :lol::lol:

 

Go on Jill, put us all out of our misery. FGS - for goodness sake.........tell us before B'dad comes up with any more suggestions. :rolleyes:

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WYCF - where you're coming from...

 

Is it 'Please Make Sweet Love'? - if so, Ill put that in my PERSONAL thesaurus ;)

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WYCF - where you're coming from...

 

Is it 'Please Make Sweet Love'? - if so, Ill put that in my PERSONAL thesaurus ;)

 

 

Are you Barry White in disguise? :hypno:

Edited by mossgrove

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Aaah Simon - you've spoilt my fun now, was really enjoying the other options that people were coming up with, I PMSL at Baddad's!!!! :lol:

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Aaah Simon - you've spoilt my fun now, was really enjoying the other options that people were coming up with, I PMSL at Baddad's!!!! :lol:

 

 

Ahhhh.............. Loud splash at end of long whistle as penny drops into the stagnant pool I have for a brain!

 

HDAI !!! (How daft am I?)

 

Personally, i like my versions better, but that's probably 'cos I'm a bighead, isn't it Hev? ;)

 

L&P

BD :D

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rofl - roll on floor laughing

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It took me a while to work out that "H&dy Shrth&" was short for "Handy Shorthand"! :lol:

 

Thanks for this, nellie. :clap:

 

James

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G.A.B.S.T.B.W.S.W.H.W.F.N.W

 

(gordies a bit slow tonight, but we still wish him well for next wednesday)

 

and of course, it's been in my 'signature' for about a year...

 

A.N.I.K (...And Nellie Is Knowledge)

 

BD (bigheaded dumkopf) ;)

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Thanks Gordie,

 

 

H&dy Shrth& is Baddad's work. Fortunately or should it be unfortunately :huh: my mind doesn't work like that. :lol::lol:

 

Nellie xx

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Thanks Gordie,

H&dy Shrth& is Baddad's work. Fortunately or should it be unfortunately :huh: my mind doesn't work like that. :lol::lol:

 

Nellie xx

 

Shush, hen... take it where you can get it (credit that is!)

you might not have my rapier wit and devilishly good looks, but we have the same huge head, oh Mekon Leader... Just yours is full of incredibly useful links and information while mine is full of BS - and if anyone needs a breakdown of that, they can go and look in a cowfield!! ;)

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Gordie,

 

When we have enough abbreviations & H&dy Shrth&'s we can put them together and find somewhere for them.

 

Don't tell the techie's though, we'll break it to them gently nearer the time. :whistle: Did I just hear someone mention the bin!!!

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CHILDREN!! :shame:

 

You're both bonkers ... and no, I don't need BS broken down ... either literally or figuratively!! :P

 

When we have enough abbreviations & H&dy Shrth&'s we can put them together and find somewhere for them.

 

Don't tell the techie's though, we'll break it to them gently nearer the time. :whistle: Did I just hear someone mention the bin!!!

Okay - that arrangement sounds cool to me. :):thumbs:

 

James

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BS - and if anyone needs a breakdown of that, they can go and look in a cowfield!! ;)

 

... but won't find any B's in a cowfield surely! You need a field with a sign saying 'beware of the B'! :lol:

 

Of course it could be beware of the baddad! ROFL! ROFL!

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MIL - mother in law :(

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LOPUL - I MADE IT UP, laughin out and pukin up loudly ^^

LMAO - laughin my ass off

ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing

FOMCL - MADE IT UP, fell off my chair laughing

IMO - in my opinion

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H&B = Holland and barrett

HFS = Health food shop

TBF = To be fair

AC = Autistics and cousins (ie conditions autistic often have as well like dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD etc)

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<b>LOL</b>- LAUGH OUT LOUD

 

<b>IMO</b>- IN MY OPINION

 

<b>IMHO</b>- IN MY HONEST OPINION

 

i thought it meant "in my humble opinion"

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Could someone enlighten me on some of the slang and abbreviations used on the Parts for Sale Forum? E.g. btt, pm, etc? Thanks

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There is no Parts for Sale Forum that I have seen here. Autism doesn't consist of any any "parts for sale". Another intrusion. And a hack too, perhaps, since my direct challenge to you yesterday in the adults only section has disappeared.

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