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Subject: abbreviations?
Date Posted: 2/1/2009 12:13 PM ET
Member Since: 11/23/2008
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Could someone help by explaining some of the abbreviations used in the forums?  Sometimes I feel lost trying to follow the threads.  What is DD and RWAP?  Thanks.

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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RWAP-->received with a problem

DD--> darling daughter

PBS has a glossary that might help you out with other abbreviations.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/help_item.php?id=217

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 12:22 PM ET
Member Since: 11/23/2008
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Sandy,  Thank you!  That helps out tremendously!

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 1:18 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2008
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Diane I have been here a few months and I still have trouble. It takes some time. The one that surprises me is DH, DW, DD, and DS (dear or darling depending on the person, before family members) I have never seen that in any forum anywhere else, so it threw me. It drives me crazy too. It reminds me of stuff like "C U L8R" and the like.

But I guess I digress. It will get easier.

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 2:43 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Sita, I'm surprised that you're surprised.  I've been on various boards for years and this has always been used on them.   Sometimes, of course, it can mean the opposite of "dear" or "darling".   Sometimes it can mean "darn" or even "da#ned" whoever.  Guess it depends on the day and the mood!

Ruth

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2008
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Hey Ruth. I guess it is just one of those things. When people group together they tend to come up with their own lingo. I haven't come across that usage though I frequent about 6 other forums. It is likely the difference in forum types (topics) drawing different personalities. I am sure I have some that wouldn't be recognized here as well. I generally try to avoid using any that aren't "site terms" on any site though. I hate having to guess or ask what a person is saying, so I try to avoid making someone else do so. It certainly isn't a big deal though, just a personal annoyance. I think what I see the most is "the wife" or "my hubby". Have a great day!

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 12:06 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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Thanksfully there is the glossary that was posted above. The rest I sometimes have to Google to see what they mean.

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 12:09 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Yes, I have to "Google" some of them, too.  I'm afraid sometimes that we are making our language into a continuous string of acronyms.  But I won't live long enough for it to bother me.

Ruth