Abbreviations

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What do the abbreviations in posts/replies mean?

Here's a list of common abbreviations used on the forums:

  • BBL = be back later
  • BF = boyfriend
  • BH = better half
  • BIL = brother-in-law
  • BRB = be right back
  • BTW = by the way
  • DD = dear daughter
  • DH = dear husband
  • DIL = daughter-in-law
  • DS = dear son
  • DSD = dear step-daughter
  • DSS = dear step-son
  • DW = dear wife
  • FIL = father in law
  • FWIW = for what it's worth
  • GF = girlfriend
  • HTH = hope this helps
  • IIRC = if I recall correctly
  • IMHO = in my humble opinion
  • IMNSHO = in my not so humble opinion
  • IMO = in my opinion
  • ISO = in search of
  • JMO = just my opinion
  • LMBO = laugh my butt off
  • LOL = laugh out loud
  • MIL = mother in law
  • OMG = oh my gosh
  • RAK = random acts of kindness
  • ROFL = rolling on floor laughing
  • SA = smart aleck
  • SAHM = stay at home mom
  • SIL = sister-in-law or son-in-law
  • SNERT = snot-nosed egotistical rude teenager
  • SO = significant other (boyfriend/girlfriend)
  • TIA = thanks in advance
  • TY = thank you
  • YW = you're welcome