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TriciaF Tue 28-Apr-15 09:09:32

After all this time (I think I joined Gransnet early 2014) I'm still not sure what the abbreviations for relationships mean. blush
Especially the "D" at the beginning. Please explain!

Soutra Tue 28-Apr-15 09:19:40

Dear or darling.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 28-Apr-15 10:05:02

Yes eg: DH = dear/darling husband, DD daughter, DGS grandson and so on
Let us know any others and we are happy to translate!

Ana Tue 28-Apr-15 10:35:45

Or you could click on the 'Acronyms' box at the top of this page, Tricia - it's a list of the most common ones.

TriciaF Tue 28-Apr-15 11:49:34

Thanks all!
Not able to see the Acronym button so I searched it and came up with some amusing comments, eg
"The one I dislike is Darling blinking Husband, my old man is certainly not my Darling ...."
I find that one uncomfortable to use too - usually just say Husband or give his name.

baubles Tue 28-Apr-15 14:39:35

I've noticed DBH being used, absolutely no idea what that one means confused

AshTree Tue 28-Apr-15 14:41:55

That's dearly beloved husband, I think.

AshTree Tue 28-Apr-15 14:43:19

Or it could be deadly boring husband? Anyone? wink

ninathenana Tue 28-Apr-15 15:17:42

Cari I see FYI is missing from the list.

One of Sheldon Cooper's favourites........For Your Information.
I have seen it used on here.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 28-Apr-15 16:03:03

LOL ICWYM grin grin

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 28-Apr-15 16:07:09

Both of which are now on the page btw - with a few more for good measure

janerowena Tue 28-Apr-15 16:07:52

Dearly Beloved Husband - my fault, sorry. It evolved as a fairly ironic answer to a certain tone he used when about to request something he knew I wouldn't like. 'Jane, my Darling Sweetheart...' 'Yes, Dearly Beloved...?'

Although mentally, frequently 'Dear Bloody Husband'.

Cari grin

shysal Tue 28-Apr-15 17:01:37

I thought DBH was dear better half! smile

janerowena Tue 28-Apr-15 17:45:32

No, I am the Better Half. We can't have two of us. grin

loopylou Tue 28-Apr-15 19:15:44

I knew I was in trouble when DH addressed me as 'Young lady' yesterday!
The kitchen sink was blocked.......yes, guilty m'lud of washing fine gravel down the plug hole semi-accidentally when transferring plant from one potholder to another hmm

For once I was wrong grin

loopylou Tue 28-Apr-15 19:17:46

Where the heck did he get 'Young lady' from?
Must remind him his eye test is overdue...... Didn't feel in the slightest bit flattered either!

glassortwo Tue 28-Apr-15 20:03:39

Always think of Dear Bl***y Husband grin

loopylou Tue 28-Apr-15 20:09:09

Me too!
I think there should also be NSDH (not-so-dear husband) for days when I'm fostering murderous thoughts grin

glassortwo Tue 28-Apr-15 20:22:08


janerowena Tue 28-Apr-15 23:30:35

A friend of mine emails me and uses abbreviations. She calls her neighbour NDN. Next Door Neighbour. She also has NDNBO, so I thought it was the man on the other side of her with a bad personal problem. I only found out a couple of weeks ago that he's Next Door Neighbour But One. grin

baubles Wed 29-Apr-15 07:44:30

Ah......thanks janerowena that's been niggling me for a while. grin

baubles Wed 29-Apr-15 07:46:45

Cari you missed one - CBA. Increasingly relevant I find.

AshTree Wed 29-Apr-15 10:29:46

But it may be that Cari CBA to add it to the page wink

janerowena Wed 29-Apr-15 11:15:23


TriciaF Wed 29-Apr-15 15:10:19

grin I've certainly expanded my knowledge with this thread!