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Phrase Description Edit/Delete
9hugs ((((hugs)))) spelt wrong, almost always by Juliet ;)
?IL '?' in-law eg: MIL = Mother in-law, FIL = Father in-law, SIL = Sister in-law, etc.
AF Aunt Flo (time of the month)
AFAIK As far as I know
AFAIR As Far As I Remember
ALITTHIW At Least, I Think That's How It Works!
AOTT All of the time
ASD autistic spectrum disorder
ATEOTD At The End Of The Day
ATM At the moment / Automatic Teller Machine
AWOL Absent WithOut Leave
BBL be back later
BCS Brown Crispy Stuff
BD Baby Dance (you know what *winks*)
BF boyfriend
BFN Big Fat Negative / Breast Feeding Network
BFP Big Fat Positive
Big Ears Karen's husband, reasons for calling him this are lost in the mists of 4orMore time
BIL brother in law
BM Bank Manager - usually seen pacing the floor, twitching and muttering, after visits from 4ormore members / Birth Mother
BMI Body Mass Index
brb Be right back
BTDTGTTS Been There, Done That, Got The Tee Shirt (from Blondie really)
BTW By The Way
BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle
BYOF Bring Your Own Food.
CA Carer's Allowance
CAB Citizens Advice Bureau(x)
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CB Child Benefit
CSA Child Support Agency
CTB Council Tax Benefit
CTC Child Tax Credit
D?<n>(age) Dear '?' (see below), where <n> is birth ordinal (1, 2, ...etc.), and age is optional, eg: DS2(14) = dear son, 2nd born, age 14. NB: D can also stand for Darling, or Dratted, or...
DD Dear Daughter / Direct Debit
DH Dear Husband
DLA Disability Living Allowance
DP Dear Partner
DPO days post ovulation (TTC Phrase)
DS Dear Son / dual screen
DSD Dear Step Daughter (cause mine is lovely :-) (twix) )
DT Dear Twins
DW Dear Wife
DWP Department of Work and Pensions
elg evil little grin
EMA Educational Maintenance Allowance
EWO Education Welfare Officer
FeeFee or FeeFee the fire engine. Big Ears car because it is big and red and has FE on the numberplate
FFS For Fecks Sake...
FIL father in law
FOC Free of charge
FOM Four or More
FTR For The Record
FUBAR Feck'd Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW For What It's Worth..
FYI For Your Information
GD Grand Daughter
GF girlfriend
GOOTH Get(ting) Out Of The House
GS Grand Son
GTO Giggles to Oneself..
HA Housing Association
HB Housing Benefit
HE Home Education/Educate/Educating
HEX toxic ex-partner (coined by Schmoo)
HI Him Indoors...
HRP Home Responsibilities Protection
HSS Hot sweaty sex.....
HTH Hope That Helps (or hope this helps)
HV Health visitor
IB Incapacity Benefit
IHTH I hope this helps/that helped
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IIWY If I were you
IKWYM I know what you mean
IME In My Experience
IMHO In my humble opinion (not that any opinion is humble!)
IMO In my opinion
IRL In real life
IS Income Support
IYKWIM If you know what I mean
IYSWIM If you see what I mean...
JSA Job Seeker's Allowance
kk okay, no worries
LA Local Authority // Legal Aid
LEA Local Education Authority
LMAO Laughed my a*se off
LMFAOOOOOOOOO!! Oh, my goodness, that really is very very funny indeed..
LOL Laugh(s) out loud
MIL Mother in law
MLD moderate learning difficulties
MSN MicroSoft Network - also used as short hand for MSN Messenger (a chat tool)
MW midwife
NCD No Claims Discount
NFFOM Normal For Four Or More
NSAFIAMBH Never stick a fork in a mans' bald head
NTS note to self
OH Other Half
OMG Oh my God!
OTM Over The Moon
OTOH On the other hand..
OTT over the top
PATST Posting @ the same time
PFP Posting From Phone (apologies for any predictive text words)
PG Pregnant
PGP Pelvic Girdle Pain (apparantly)
PITA Pain In The A*se
PM Private Message
PMSL Wet myself laughing
ROFL Roll(s) on floor laughing..
ROFLMAO Guess :)
ROFPMSL Rolling on the floor, wetting myself laughing
RTFM Read The Friendly Manual
S MIL stepmotherinlaw
S SIL stepsisterinlaw
S?<n> Step child (Son / Daughter) <n>
SAHD Stay at home Dad
SAHM Stay at home Mum
scruttock an offensive term to describe someone or something you dislike, or simply a handy curse. I think it may actually describe the area that falls between the scrotum and the buttocks
SD Step Daughter
SEN special educational needs
SEP Somebody Else's Problem
SERPS State Earnings Related Pension Scheme
SHO Senior House Officer (junior doctor who knows his knowledge is superior to that of consultant)
SIL sister in law / son in law
SLD severe learning difficulties
SLEEP An elusive period between finishing the washing up and finding school uniforms... :)
SLT Speech and Language Therapy / Therapist
SM stepmother
SOAB Son-of-a-bitch
SP Single Parent
Sp? Not sure if that's how it is spelt
SS Step Son OR Social Services
SSEN Statement of Special Educational Needs
SSP Statutory Sick Pay
STFU Please be quiet..
Superhusband Husband to Karen's dd2, so called cos he is very good at diy
Supermarketmanager Husband to Karen's dd1, the name is self explanatory
Supermummy Formally Supernanny, Karen's D D 1
Supernanny Karen's D D 2
SW Social worker
TBH To be honest
The Auntie Karen's D D 1 who I had to give a name to so she didn't feel left out!
The Boy Karen's son, her pride and her boy
TIA Thanks in Advance
TIC Tongue in cheek
TLAPD Talk Like A Pirate Day (yarr!)
TMI Too Much Information
TOD The other day (ie. sometime during the last week, but too tired to remember exactly when).
TTC Try(ing) To Conceive
TTFN Ta ta for now
Twiglet Karen's best favourite (and only) grandchild
weg Wicked evil grin
WTF? What the Duce? I do not understand..
WTG Way To Go
WTTMH Welcome to the Mad-House
X? Ex-someone, cf: XH = Ex husband, XW = Ex wife (uncommon here :), etc. STBX=soon to be ex
XH ex husband
XW ex wife
YMMV Your mileage may vary
YVW You're Very Welcome