tubbygran Lots of us had that problem when we first joined gransnet and quite a few of us don't use them any way. They are fairly obvious when you get to grips with the first few: DH dear husband DS dear son DD dear daughter DGC dear grandchild DGS/DGG dear grandson/daughter SIL son-in-law or sister-in-law depending on context DIL daughter-in-law MIL mother-in-law and so on. Some gransnetters refer to their husbands/partners as OG – old geezer.
Welcome to gransnet. I hope you enjoy being with us.
Hello tubbygran. Most of the abbreviations refer to relatives so: DD is Dear or Darling Daughter DS for Son, DGC for Grandchildren and so on. DH is Darling Husband, but some posters prefer OG - Old Geezer!!
Welcome tubbygran you've joined during a sensible period - if you'd turned up during the virtual Christmas Panto you might have turned tail and disappeared!! Watch out for the next impromptu party - great fun! x
I think it's completely lovely that everyone is welcomed in such a nice way - completely unlike Mumsnet!!!! Today's generation of Us seem so aggressive and pushy - there's a lot to be said for the 'do as you would be done by' saying. Well done you nice lot.
Hi tubbygran and welcome. I don't use the abbreviations at all as I find they get in the way when reading a post as I have to pause and work out some of the more obscure ones. Before anyone says anything - maybe I'm just a bit slow!
Yummygran my family would agree with yours but I say that my texts are always immediately understandable. I also make a point of proof-reading as predictive text can produce some odd ideas. A few weeks ago I missed one mistake and told my daughter I was on my way and had just got on the cup!
A friend pointed out that I am the only person she knows who also texts in paragraphs!