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abbreviations on Gransnet???

(16 Posts)
granjura Sun 15-Apr-12 10:00:17

Hi, I am familiar with OH, sil, bil and mil - but totally confused with the abbreviations used here on Gransnet. Can anyone give the the official list, please?

Greatnan Sun 15-Apr-12 10:08:09

Good morning, Juragran. Click on 'Acronyms' in the blue bar at the top of the page. I don't use them myself but it is helpful to be able to understand them.

granjura Sun 15-Apr-12 13:27:34

Thanks Greatnan, very helpful.

DavidH22 Sun 15-Apr-12 16:21:12

Adding my thanks to Greatnan. Just found this site after hearing some very sensible comments about the Budget from a Gransnet representative but those abbreviations threw me. Thanks.

granbunny Mon 16-Apr-12 05:36:00

they are so annoying!

bagitha Mon 16-Apr-12 06:04:27

They won't be annoying when you've learned what they mean, gbun! wink

baNANA Mon 16-Apr-12 13:17:45

Some of the acronyms are annoying to the point of nauseating the darling daughter/son/husband whatever imported from Mumsnet just sounds twee at best and smug at worst. It kind of smacks of "aren't I clever because I've produced children"

bagitha Mon 16-Apr-12 13:22:02

I thought DH (or whatever) often stood for darling bloody husband (or whatever) without the bloody wink.

Anagram Mon 16-Apr-12 13:24:23

Depending on your mood, it could be Damn...

glassortwo Mon 16-Apr-12 13:27:33

Prefer OG (old git) instead of DH grin

bagitha Mon 16-Apr-12 13:38:53

And OG can mean old geezer for when he isn't being *

glassortwo Mon 16-Apr-12 13:46:49

grin maybe he does not deserve the old, as he is younger than me wink

granjura Mon 16-Apr-12 22:37:39

Not here, but I couldn't believe it when I first saw OMG - as it was my 'maiden' (don't you hate that word!) initials.

Anagram Mon 16-Apr-12 22:53:12

grin granjura!

misunderstood Sun 06-May-12 16:17:13

I find abbreviating words very lazy and a younger generations habit or perhaps its that they can't spell

Anagram Sun 06-May-12 16:26:16

The abbreviations commonly used on GN, misunderstood, are just to remove the need to type every relation's title in full.