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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    BOM - Block of the month
    DH & I were at a restaurant where BOM = Beer of the Month!

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    ROLF!!!!

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    Thanks everyone for all the infor. I had quite a few figured out but some I would never have guessed. I'll also check the links so I can see all the lingo.

    Fritz

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    Thanks everyone. There were a few I'd never heard of.

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    There's ttyl (talk to you later) too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzy
    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!
    Thanks for asking, Fritzy! I did not know a lot of these.

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    BYB = Be Right Back

    That's an important one for when you are in the Chat room and need to use the bathroom, answer the phone, or grab something to eat/drink from the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I was told LOL was Lots of Love so I hope when I use it that people understand.
    I thought LOL was Laughing out Loud :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I was told LOL was Lots of Love so I hope when I use it that people understand.
    Nope, LOL is Laugh Out Loud. :lol: It isn't always used appropriately, just because sometimes I read it and think "Really, your laughing out loud on that one?" but there isn't a way to just put Laughing.

    ROFLMBO - Roll on floor laughing my butt off. - You'll also see ROFLMAO, but a lot of us use butt instead of the a-word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I was told LOL was Lots of Love so I hope when I use it that people understand.
    I have a cute story. For years whenever my sister (Judy) sent her two kids e-mails she ended them with LOL thinking it meant "lots of love". When her son (Nick) enlisted in the navy he conferred with his sister (Jennifer) about who should tell Judy what it really meant. Neither one of them wanted to be the heavy so they let it be. Then Judy e-mailed Nicholas when he was deployed on a sub to tell him his grandmother had died and of course ended with LOL. It didn't take too long after that before Jennifer told Judy what LOL really meant!

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    No question is dumb. That is how one learns. Glad you asked now some of us that did not know all of these have just learned along with you. :thumbup:

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