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boheminan Wed 22-Apr-15 16:05:32

Right! Here I go, putting my head on the chopping block (again).

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to read a lot of threads here due to the fact that a lot of acronyms being used by posters are totally alien to me - I haven't a clue what they mean, so I'm spending a lot of time reading back over posts, trying to fit in their meaning (as they're not shown in the acronym list given by GN). confused. Could I request, very politely, that if an acronym is used that isn't featured in the GN list, the poster could perhaps enlighten readers what the initials stand for (perhaps on the first use) so I for one, don't have to try and work it out! Thank you.

Over...and out....grin

KatyK Wed 22-Apr-15 16:07:08

I sometimes have trouble with these too smile

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 22-Apr-15 16:21:21

Give us an example. I'll see if I know it. smile

loopylou Wed 22-Apr-15 17:19:40

HFH? On a post yesterday confused again

hildajenniJ Wed 22-Apr-15 17:30:13

Habitat for humanity?

Help for heroes?

Do either of these fit the bill?

hildajenniJ Wed 22-Apr-15 17:33:01

Hot for Here

Hand for Hand (this one is used in Poker)?

boheminan Wed 22-Apr-15 17:35:22

"Your Starter for 10" Jingl - AIB? IABU? DBH?

I'd have sift through too many threads to write a more comprehensive list. Sometimes it feels like I'm reading a cryptic crossword puzzle clue than a threadgrin

Ana Wed 22-Apr-15 17:39:05

AIBU stands for Am I Being Unreasonable if that's one!

DBH is I think just a sloppier version of DH - dearly beloved husband, or something along those lines.

janerowena Wed 22-Apr-15 17:40:10

DNR - it took me a while to work out that it is Do Not Resuscitate. Now I use it, sorry!

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 22-Apr-15 17:41:00

DBH - darling/dear better half?

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 22-Apr-15 17:42:24

OMG! I hope we don't need that one (DNR) !

Very Holby. grin

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 22-Apr-15 17:43:47

Imagine it, last thing at night - moon DNR


pompa Wed 22-Apr-15 18:00:00


pompa Wed 22-Apr-15 18:00:55

Darn, forgotten what it means

Ana Wed 22-Apr-15 18:03:06

You are all now confusing the issue!

bohiminan wants to know about acronyms that are commonly used on GN, not well-known acronyms in use in the real world! When would you need to use DNR unless you were seriously ill? confused

Lona Wed 22-Apr-15 18:03:07

Naughty pompa grin

merlotgran Wed 22-Apr-15 18:09:37

I thought DBH was Dear Bloody Husband.

Sorry janer grin

Ana Wed 22-Apr-15 18:12:44

It could also be Damn Bloody Husband! grin

pompa Wed 22-Apr-15 18:16:01

Here is a definitive list :-

or is it ????

ninathenana Wed 22-Apr-15 18:18:45

Can't remember a flippin (or insert your own 'f' word) thing

Ana Wed 22-Apr-15 18:19:20

Well HFH isn't there, for a start!

ninathenana Wed 22-Apr-15 18:20:01

One of my favourites pompa grin

ninathenana Wed 22-Apr-15 18:21:21

Husband from hell ??? grin

loopylou Wed 22-Apr-15 18:25:33

grin I like that one ninathenana

soontobe Wed 22-Apr-15 18:31:34

I came to the conclusion that DBH meant dear bxxxard husband.
I asked what it meant once, and no one replied, so I was left to guess.