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Thread: trying to figure out the lingo

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    I have managed to figure out some of the abbreviations you gals use like DH (dear husband) but I am baffled on lol. You say no question is dumb so does this count??? Thanks!

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    No question is too dumb...

    LOL -laugh out loud
    DH - dear husband
    ds - dear son
    DD - dear daughter
    HST - half square triangles
    FQ - fat quarter
    LQS - local quilt shop
    PIMP - pee in my pants

    These are the ones that come to mind. There was another thread going around about the lingo and it had some great web links to help you out. Try doing a search and see what you find. I'm sure someone has something..this board is very knowledgeble.

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    LMBO Laughing my butt off
    DGD dear grand daughter
    DGS dear grand son
    MIL mother in law
    FIL father in law
    ROFLMBO rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
    SID stitch in the ditch
    FMQ free motion quilting
    PMSL pee my self laughing
    F8 Fat 1/8
    Charms: Charm squares usually 5" sq
    Layer cakes: squares that are 10" sq
    jelly rolls: strips that are 2 1/2" by length of fabric, the amount varies per roll
    WOF width of fabric

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    BOM - Block of the month

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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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/
    for several previous threads on this subject, enter "acronyms" in the forum search function up at the top of the screen...lots of others have asked the same question proving it is not a dumb question! :D

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    Oh thank you for the translations... I have been struggling to read some of the abbreviations & expressions myself. When you been away from sewing for so long and never connected sewing, quilting and the computers.. wow a whole new world!! I mean heck.. what do I need a Jelly Roll for to make a quilt. I am fat enough..

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    You not fat, you fluffy!

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    IMHO - in my hunble opinion
    RAOK - random acts of kindness

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    Another one:

    D9P = Disappearing 9 Patch

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    Ghostrider, thanks for the links. I've bookmarked both so I don't have to sit puzzling over ones new to me.

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