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Acronyms: Those are the strange looking words like: HAGD (have a good day) or LOL (laughing out loud) that you very frequently see used on the boards and in emails.
A very important request from us to you - - - Please do not make a habit of using lots of these on the Menopause Board! We menopausal women are much too easily confused to be able to decipher them!!        Thanx!


AAMOF  -  as a matter of fact
AF  -  Aunt Flo (menstrual period)
AFAIC  -  as far as I'm concerned
AFAICT  -  as far as I can tell
AFAIK  -  as far as I know
AFK  -  away from keyboard
AIUI  -  as I understand it
ASAP  -  as soon as possible
ATM  -  at the moment
B2W  -  back to work
BAK  -  back at keyboard
BBL  -  be back later
BFN  -  bye for now
BF  -  boyfriend
BFD  -  big ‘freaking’ deal
BITMT  -  but in the meantime
BOM  -  buddy of mine
BRB  -  be right back
BRH  -  be right here
BTDT  -  been there done that
BTW  -  by the way
C4N  -  ciao for now
C&G  -  chuckle and grin
CRS  -  can't remember sh*t
CDIWY  -  couldn't do it without you
CY / Cya  -  see ya
CYA  -  cover your as*
CTTD  -  cute things they do
CUL8R  -  see you later
CWOT  -  complete waste of time
DB  -  dear brother
DBiL  -  dear brother-in-law (sister-in-law)
DC  -  dear children
DD  -  dear daughter
DDiL  -  dear daughter-in-law
DF  -  dear friend
DGC  -  dear grand children
DGK  -  dear grand kids
DH  -  dear husband
DK  -  dear kids
DS  -  dear son / sister
DSD  -  dear step-daughter
DSS  -  dear step-son
DW  -  dear wife
DIY  -  do it yourself
DLTBBB  -  don't let the bed bugs bite
DSDF  -  different strokes for different folks
EOD  -  end of discussion
EOF  -  end of file
EOM  -  end of message
EMSG  -  email message
ETA  -  edited to add
F2F  -  face to face / friend to friend
FAQ  -  frequently asked questions
FIL  -  father-in-law
FOAF  -  friend of a friend
FOCL  -  falling off the chair laughing
FOM  -  friend of mine
FUA  -  frequently used acronyms
FUBAR  -  ‘fouled’ up beyond all repair
FWIW  -  for what it's worth
FYEO  -  for your eyes only
FYA  -  for your amusement
FYI  -  for your information
G&Bit  -  grin & bear it
GA  -  go ahead
GAL  -  get a life
GBTW  -  get back to work
GD&WVVF  -  grinning, ducking, & walking very, very fast
GF  -  girl friend
GFC  -  going for coffee
GFETE  -  grinning from ear to ear
GMBO  -  giggling my butt off
GMTA  -  great minds think alike
GR&D  -  grinning, running & ducking
GTG  -  got to go
GTRM  -  going to read mail
GTSY  -  glad to see you
H&K  -  hugs and kisses
HAGD  -  have a good day
HAGN  -  have a good night
HAGWK  -  have a good weekend
HAND  -  have a nice day
HTH  -  hope this helps
IAC  -  in any case
IAE  -  in any event
IC  -  I see
ICOCBW  -  I could, of course, be wrong
IDGI  -  I don't get it
IIRC  -  if I recall correctly
IMO  -  in my opinion
IMHO  -  in my humble/honest opinion
IOW  -  in other words
INPO  -  in no particular order
IRL  -  in real life
ISP  -  internet service provider
ISTM  -  it seems to me
IYKWIM  -  if you know what I mean
IYSWIM  -  if you see what I mean
JIC  -  just in case
JFYI  -  just for your information
JK  -  just kidding
JMO  -  just my opinion
JTLYK  -  just to let you know
KISS  -  keep it simple stupid
KIT  -  keep in touch
KMA  -  kiss my as* (or "it’s a freebee!")
KWIM  -  know what I mean?
LHM  -  Lord help me
LHU  -  Lord help us
LHUA  -  Lord help us all
LMAO  -  laughing my as* off
LMBO  -  laughing my butt off
LMHO  -  laughing my head off
LOL  -  laughing out loud
LOLPMP  -  laughing out loud - peed my pants
LOML  -  light (love) of my live
LOTI  -  laughing on the inside
LSHMBB  -  laughing so hard my belly is bouncing
LSHMBH  -  laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTNS  -  long time no see

MBF  -  major brain fog (fart)
MIL  -  mother-in-law
MOW  -  mom on wheels
MTCW  -  my two cents worth
MYOB  -  mind your own business
NBD  -  no big deal
NMF  -  not my fault
NM  -  never mind
NP  -  no problem
NRN  -  no reply necessary
NTYMI  -  not that you mention it
NYOB  -  none of your business
NYP  -  name your poison
OBTW  -  oh, by the way
OIC  -  oh, I see
OM  -  other man
OMG  -  oh, my gosh (God)
OTL  -  out to lunch
OTL-P  -  out to lunch - permanently
OTOH  -  on the other hand
OTTOMH  -  off the top of my head
OW  -  other woman
PEKUSH  -  push every key till something happens
PITB  -  pain in the butt
PMFJI  -  pardon me for jumping in
PMP  -  peeing my pants
POM  -  pal of mine
POV  -  point of view
PS  -  post script
PTMM  -  please tell me more
PWYP  -  practice what you preach
REHI  -  hello again
ROFL  -  rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO  -  rolling on floor laughing my as* off
ROFLMBO  -  rolling on floor laughing my butt off
ROFLOL  -  rolling on floor laughing out loud
ROFLPMP  -  rolling on floor laughing - peed my pants
ROTFL  -  rolling on the floor laughing
ROTM  -  right on the money
RS  -  real soon
RSN  -  real soon now
RTM  -  read the manual
RUOK  -  are you OK?
SAHD  -  stay at home dad
SAHM  -  stay at home mom
SAK  -  sex after kids
SBT  -  sad but true
SD  -  step-daughter
SETE  -  smiling ear to ear
SMAIL  -  snail mail
SNAFU  -  situation normal, all "fowled" up
SO  -  significant other
SOHF  -  sense of humor failure
SPAM  -  stupid person's advertisement
SS  -  step-son
SOL  -  smiling out loud (or you're out of luck!)
STBX  -  soon to be EX
STS  -  so to speak
SWAK  -  sealed with a kiss
TAFN  -  that’s all for now
TAYL  -  talk at you later
TARFUN  -  things are REALLY ‘fouled’ up now
TCOY  -  take care of yourself
TIME  -  tears in my eyes
TFB  -  too ‘freaking’ bad
TIA  -  thanks in advance
TMI  -  too much information
TMIL  -  the man I love
TNSTAAFL  -  there's no such thing as a free lunch
TOY  -  thinking of you
TPTB  -  the powers that be
TSDMC  -  tears streaming down my cheeks
TTC  -  trying to conceive
TTFN  -  ta-ta for now
TTYL  -  talk to you later
TWIL  -  the woman I love
TWMA  -  till we meet again
TX  -  thanks
URL  -  web page address (Uniform Resource Locator)
VBS  -  very big smile
WAHD  -  work at home dad
WAHM  -  work at home mom
WOHM  -  work out of home mom
WB  -  welcome back
WRT  -  with respect/regard to
WTG  -  way to go
WU?  -  what’s up?
WYSIWYG  -  what you see is what you get
YBS  -  you'll be sorry
YG  -  young gentleman
YGIAGAM  -  your guess is as good as mine
YGM  -  you’ve got mail
YGWYPF  -  you get what you pay for
YL  -  young lady
YM  -  young man
YMBJ  -  you must be joking
YMMD  -  you've made my day
YW  -  young woman
b/c  -  because
n/a  -  not applicable
w/  -  with
w/o  -  without
*bg* or <bg>  -  big grin
*eg* or <eg>  -  evil grin
*g* or <g>  -  giggle or grin
*h* or <h>  -  hug
*k* or <k>  -  kiss
*s* or <s>  -  smile
*t* or <t>  -  tickle
*w* or <w>  -  wink