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THAT acronym

(102 Posts)
MawBroon Tue 19-Jun-18 12:01:43

Yes, that one, you wouldn't dream of using (would you?)

The one I am talking about suggests we spend our days cackling like hyenas at the slightest thing.
Now I am the first to admit there may not be a "lorra lorra laughs" out there, but laugh out loud? Really?

(I cringe at C U L8ter too just to show I am not entirely biased)

(Not ** likely!

NanaandGrampy Tue 19-Jun-18 12:06:50

I love LOL ...sorry Maw . I don't use many acronyms because I like the English language and think there are more than enough descriptive words in it . BUT I do often laugh out loud and LOL is just quick , easy and understandable.

But I am with you on the C U L8ter :-)

kittylester Tue 19-Jun-18 12:12:30

We use 'haha' - apparently it's more acceptable nowadays.

But DH once said something was double LOL and we now have to use that for something extremely funny - in a post ironic way of course!!

Bellasnana Tue 19-Jun-18 12:24:26

I LOL quite a lot, especially at some of the memes on Facebook. Easily amused I know.grin

Anniebach Tue 19-Jun-18 12:25:21

I dislike them all, takes ages to work out what they mean, and often fail.

Oopsadaisy53 Tue 19-Jun-18 12:30:38

Reminds me of the lady who sent texts out to relatives telling them of the date and time change of another relatives funeral, signed of with LOL, she thought it meant lots of love............

petra Tue 19-Jun-18 13:05:27

I use lol to let people know that I really did laugh out loud
As aposed to finding something slightly amusing.

Teetime Tue 19-Jun-18 13:25:04

I used FHB today and the recipient didn't know what I meant.

Luckygirl Tue 19-Jun-18 13:35:03

....and neither do I.....!

Doodle Tue 19-Jun-18 13:41:18

I used to think LOL was lots of love too. I thought that was really nice. Went right off it when I found out what it really meant and no I have never used it.

I have no idea what FHB is either ?

Iam64 Tue 19-Jun-18 13:44:42

I now enjoy LOL and especially LTB.
David Cameron evidently put LOL on the end of a text he sent to Rebekah Wade in the midst of all the controversy. He thought it meant lots of love .... That man eh, he thought a lot of things and as my grannie would have said "well, you know what 'thought' did, followed a muck truck and thought it were a wedding".

Purpledaffodil Tue 19-Jun-18 14:12:47

Nor me. Googled it and it’s First Hawaiian Bank. Suspect there’s a different meaning ?

Purpledaffodil Tue 19-Jun-18 14:14:52

DS suggests Family Hold Back. As in let the guests eat first, usually because of food shortages. Any luck?

MawBroon Tue 19-Jun-18 14:15:04

FHB-Find Hand Bag?

Chewbacca Tue 19-Jun-18 14:24:02

FHB - Firmly Held Belief?

MawBroon Tue 19-Jun-18 14:33:53

Time for some new ones

TFP Time for Poldark
CUGC See you Garden Centre
TNAT. That nice Alan Titchmarsh
ASOGN. As seen on Gransnet
TLA. Tena Lady Alert
WWIS. What was I saying
MG Mustn’t grumble
SUD. Speak up dear
LMGA. . Lost my glasses again
CDMIID. Cuppa? Don’t mind if I do
CB Choccy biccies
And last but not least

COA. Come on Andy


CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 19-Jun-18 15:34:36


I used FHB today and the recipient didn't know what I meant.

We always used to use this when growing up.

I love LOL for the record grin

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 19-Jun-18 15:35:04


Nor me. Googled it and it’s First Hawaiian Bank. Suspect there’s a different meaning ?

Double LOL

BlueBelle Tue 19-Jun-18 17:23:25

No idea either of FHB I know what F and HB on a pencil means
put us out our misery
hate the blxxdy things my mind likes proper language that I can understand

Scribbles Tue 19-Jun-18 17:50:12

Much worse than LOL (in my opinion, anyway) are ROFL and ROFLMAO.

travelsafar Tue 19-Jun-18 18:34:40

ROFLMAO. I cant type what i think this is but believe its to do with rolling on the floor and laughing something off???

grannyactivist Tue 19-Jun-18 18:52:03

I don't mind other people using acronyms, but somehow I can rarely bring myself to use them. FHB in our household was always Family Hold Back; a necessary rule when I often had a family of six to prepare meals for, would do food for eight 'just in case' and still end up feeding ten! hmm

Jalima1108 Tue 19-Jun-18 19:43:52

I have no idea what FHB (ASOGN) means - but MG, it could be because ILMGA or LMM (lost my marbles).

Jalima1108 Tue 19-Jun-18 19:45:08

FHB = Fusarium Head Blight

winterwhite Tue 19-Jun-18 20:38:36

I grew up with FHB and passed it on to my three DD who all use it too, for when when non-family guests are present and not enough to go round. It’s opposite in cases of over-provision was PMO - plenty more outside.