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Forum abbreviations and acronyms

This is a list of the most commonly used acronyms used on Gransnet forums. Don't feel like you have to use them if you don't want to, but they may help you understand some of the forums better.

AIBU - Am I being unreasonable

BiL - brother-in-law

BTW - by the way

DBH - dear beloved husband

DC - darling/dear child/ren

DD - darling/dear daughter

DGS/D - darling/dear grandson/daughter

DH - darling/dear husband

DiL - daughter in law

DS - darling/dear son

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DSS/D - darling/dear stepson/daughter

DW - darling/dear wife

FiL - father-in-law

FWIW - for what it's worth

FYI - for your information

GD - granddaughter

GN - Gransnet!

GNHQ - Gransnet headquarters AKA cake-eating central.

GS - grandson

GSH - good sense of humour (not to be confused with GCH - gas central heating)

IYCWIM - If you see what I mean

LOL - laugh out loud

MiL - mother-in-law

OG - old git

OH - other half

OTT - over the top

PiL - parents-in-law

PM - private message

SiL - sister-in-law

SO - significant other

TBH - to be honest

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