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Thread: Abbreviations just confuse me.

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    I am always so confused when I'm reading peoples comments about quilting anywhere and they use abbreviations. How do you find out what they stand for? I get so lost in conversations. I'm pretty new to quilting plus I'm not very computer savvy. Is there anyone that can help me figure this out please? Thanks alot!

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    yes, let me find a link on here as we started a thread about abbreviations

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25607-1.htm

    and go to search above and type in abbreviations and other links will come up to read

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    I just found another link online for you

    http://www.quiltersbee.com/qbintac.htm

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    Thanks I appreciate the help! Now I just need to figure out how to flip back and forth without confusing myself. HA HA!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstatic 4 quilting
    Thanks I appreciate the help! Now I just need to figure out how to flip back and forth without confusing myself. HA HA!! :lol:
    If you have a printer just print them off so you can reference them while reading a thread and it's all right there so you won't have to go back and forth on the computer.

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    I had a heck of a hard time when I started here too. I still have a few that confuse me.

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    The one I get a kick out of is DH.

    If you are happy with him it could mean Dear Husband, if you are not happy it could mean something else!

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    There's one that's not listed on there that confuses me. I know what the last part is but not the first and that's
    ROT(something)lmao. I know what the lmao is I just don't know what the first part means. Then again, maybe it's something I don't need to know.

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    Rolling on the Floor?

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    These links to quilting acronyms are very helpful. I too can get lost on the content of the message!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker
    Quote Originally Posted by xstatic 4 quilting
    Thanks I appreciate the help! Now I just need to figure out how to flip back and forth without confusing myself. HA HA!! :lol:
    If you have a printer just print them off so you can reference them while reading a thread and it's all right there so you won't have to go back and forth on the computer.
    That was a no brainer. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
    The one I get a kick out of is DH.

    If you are happy with him it could mean Dear Husband, if you are not happy it could mean something else!
    How funny!! Thanks so much for helping me everyone. I appreciate it so much. I feel so dumb sometimes. Guess Gods not through with me yet I'm still learning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
    Rolling on the Floor?
    Now that was simple! Why couldn't I think of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
    Rolling on the Floor?
    Now that was simple! Why couldn't I think of that?
    Don't worry - no one minds you asking anyway.

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    I think abbreviations leave a lot to interpretation.
    It can mean what the reader wants it to mean at the moment.
    Some of them tickle me. OBW is the hardest one for me to remember. I am just beginning to know it is one block wonder before I have to look it up. Some of them I just ignore.
    Question: Is there a reason we don't use our family names instead of DH (husband) DD (daughter) DS (son) and so on? Is there jeopardy in using their first name?

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    I know what you mean by OBW. It always takes me a minute to consider the context in which it's used. To me it means Oh, By the Way. But, I guest that would be OBTW!?

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    The one that confuses me is SIL, because it has 2 meanings. Son-in-law and Sister-in-law. Sometimes when I'm reading a post, it doesn't make sense. Then I change the meaning - and it makes more sense!

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    It was awhile before I could understand what everyone was writing.

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    I thought DD was for Dumb Daughter! LOL

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    ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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    I find all the abreviating quite annoying. Are we all turning into teenage texters? I will use abreviations rarely only to feel more in tune with everyone else on the board....how silly is that?! When I read a post and don't know what the abreviation means, I don't go looking for a translation, I look at it as though the poster doesn't really care if I know what they are saying or not. I feel if someone really wants me to know and understand what they are talking about, they will type it clearly without abbreviations. For the most part I do not abreviate. I also do not put the "Dear" or "Darling" whoever. If I'm talking about my daughter I will refer to her as my daughter not my DD (that used to be a designated driver). Both of these have turned into kind of pet peeves with me, so sorry for the ranting but I do actually feel much better having voiced my opinion on the topics.

    Luckily on these boards those of us who love these abreviations are free to use them and those of us who don't are free not to use them. What a great place.

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