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Thread: Excuse me for being dumb

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    As a newby, I'm having a little trouble with some of the acronyms. I know BOM, PIGS, MIL, and WIP, but I'm having trouble with some of the others: UFO, dd, for example, and I'm sure there are probably many others I haven't seen yet or that I'm leaving out. I would very much appreciate it if someone would give me a short tutorial on the acronyms commonly used on this site. Any you can think of would be great! Thanks.

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    UFO unfinished object. Projects you have started but have set aside for a while. I have tons
    DD Dear or Darling Daughter, DS dear son, DH dear Husband Sil, sister or son-in-law, DGD darling grand daughter, DGS dear grand son etc
    HST Half square triangles
    D9P Disappearing nine patch. A pattern many of them have made
    There are a billion more. There is a website somewhere that defines what all these are but I don't know where it is.
    LOL laugh out loud
    ROFL rolling on floor laughing
    LMAO Laughing my A-- off
    Hope this helps a little

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    for internet acronyms and general web slang, try http://www.internetslang.com/default.asp
    for quilting acronyms try http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanbro
    As a newby, I'm having a little trouble with some of the acronyms. I know BOM, PIGS, MIL, and WIP, but I'm having trouble with some of the others: UFO, dd, for example, and I'm sure there are probably many others I haven't seen yet or that I'm leaving out. I would very much appreciate it if someone would give me a short tutorial on the acronyms commonly used on this site. Any you can think of would be great! Thanks.
    No, you aren't dumb, I caught onto quite a few, as a newby, then had to ask about the rest as I went along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    for internet acronyms and general web slang, try http://www.internetslang.com/default.asp
    for quilting acronyms try http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/
    Thanks to you who have responded so quickly. This website was extremely helpful. Who knew there was an actual acronym lingo specifically for quilting? But not surprising. Now I have printed them off. Thanks again.

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    Thses are confusing at times, and new ones crop up from time to time.
    I make up my own sometimes, and whether they are right or wrong, they work for me! Don't worry about being "dumb" on this forum. Sometimes I have a brain freeze and what I used to know, is no longer filed in the right place in my brain, and I can't pull it up to use it right now.
    So ask away with out reservations.
    IMHO - in my humble opinion

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    No, you are not dumb. I had never heard of any of the acronyms used here either!!!!

    A couple of more:

    LQS----local quilt store
    FMQ---free motion machine quilting, I think

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    There was one recently that I had to think about as I hadn't come across it before: kwim=know what I mean.

    Another for your list, dtms=does this make sense

    Not quilting but useful still.

    And an FYI (for your information) no one here is dumb----we are just individually paced learners! :lol:

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    IMHO - In my humble opinion.
    YMMV - Your mileage may vary

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    Thanks everyone I was wondering about some of these my self.
    Those web Sites help allot.. :D

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