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    I'm Acronym Illiterate :)

    Can you all help me out? I see acronyms on the QB (that one I understand) referring to mother, daughter, son, husband, sewing machine, etc. Can someone please spell this all out for me? The latest is DSM which refers to a sewing machine somehow. Any and all acronyms and their meanings would be most appreciated Thank you!
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    there is a list of acronyms in the info someplace, just ask, we'll tell.
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    There is a great thread on this board called Quilter's Dictionary & Acronyms by member quiltE. If you go to the white search box on this Board and type in the word Acronym, it will come up within the first 10 items. Then you can bookmark it for future reference. It was very helpful to me when I first started coming here!
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    Never too old to learn a foreign language.....I've learned from texts from gds and dds....And some are doozies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Thanks for the link. This is so helpful
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    I didn't see these included but see them used all the time so
    MIL-mother in-law
    FIL- father in-law
    SIL-son in-law
    DIL- daughter in-law
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    You are not alone with this problem. I'm hopeless at deciding what they mean. Thank you Paper Princess for the link.
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    Domestic sewing machine means your ( regular) sewing machine you sew / piece on. Instead of mid- or long arm, quilting machine.
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    I use JAF for Jo-Ann's Fabric. I think people who text use similar abbreviations.
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    I have a friend in his 60's who was texting with family about his older sister who was ill and not expected to live (she did, but it was touch and go). He kept ending LOL. My sister in law finally asked him why was he laughing out loud. He thought it meant lots of love. His family tho't he was a little crazy for a bit. LOL!

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    I used the board's search feature for "acronyms" and here is just one!.

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    I deal with acronyms every day. Many business people use acronyms on their business cards for designations. One that throws me everyonce in awhile is the sil. So I try to go with son il or sis-il.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj View Post
    I have a friend in his 60's who was texting with family about his older sister who was ill and not expected to live (she did, but it was touch and go). He kept ending LOL. My sister in law finally asked him why was he laughing out loud. He thought it meant lots of love. His family tho't he was a little crazy for a bit. LOL!
    This is too funny...btw....how did you use LOL? jk....(just kidding....I'd have used LOL but didn't want to confuse anyone!!

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    I see them all the time, if I really want to know, since I use Firefox, I am able to highlight, right click and "search Google for". On bad days, I use it a lot!!
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    This is such a pet peeve of mine. Most of the time I have no idea what is meant by "initials." I didn't even know what the word acronym meant so had no clue where to look up the key. I proofread everything and circle the errors. It's a curse that I was taught in school, used in my work for 49 years, and never got over.

    When I write something, I want the reader to understand what I mean. I always spell out words, even on texts. Rant over...

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    You are SO right!!! If you go to any of the larger bookstores and peruse some of their books specifically on acronyms you'll see that some have at least 10 different meanings for the same acronym...not good and can lead to a lot of misunderstandings. Was, also, taught if you are teaching something to a large group to make your presentation so clear that even a child could understand since the audience is made up of varying intellects. Since almost everyone now uses a keyboard instead of writing everything long hand it takes literally only seconds to type it out.




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    I don't do acronyms! I don't like acronyms. Edie
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    I don't like those acronyms either. I spell out most of my words.
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    I knew it was time to retire from teaching public school when I sat in staff meetings and they used so many acronyms that I had no idea what they were talking about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I used the list again today! Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie Rudy View Post
    Can you all help me out? I see acronyms on the QB (that one I understand) referring to mother, daughter, son, husband, sewing machine, etc. Can someone please spell this all out for me? The latest is DSM which refers to a sewing machine somehow. Any and all acronyms and their meanings would be most appreciated Thank you!
    Hubby told me that QB stands for quarter back and DSM is Daughters Stupid Male! Guess some of them are in the eye of the beholder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I didn't see these included but see them used all the time so
    MIL-mother in-law
    FIL- father in-law
    SIL-son in-law
    DIL- daughter in-law
    I've been stumped a few times when someone uses SIL for Sister in Law. Is there one for that?
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