The Other Abbrevations Please

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Laurajean, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I was just reading a post that linked to a chicken breed abbreviation list. But what I have trouble figuring out are the non-chicken abbreviations. I thought I had DH figured out as "dear hubby?" Not even sure on that, but then there are others that totally have me clueless, they start of simple, DD, etc. but then turn into 3 letter DDL, etc. What are all these? And if it is "dear" that's the prefix, why? Why am I referring to my husband's sister in law twice removed as "dear" anything? I'm so confused... [​IMG]
  2. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i've always wondered the same thing. what does the d mean??? i think DDL is daughter in law.. but i have no clue what the d means.. glad you asked cuz i'm curious too
  3. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    I always thought DH was Devoted Husband... now Im curious too
  4. Miss Red

    Miss Red Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    Trinity, Texas
    I always thought it was dedicated? It can be anything I thing..

    DD - Dedicated Daughter
    DS - Dedicated son
    DH - Dedicated Husband
    DW - Dedicated Wife

    Those are what I think of...
  5. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    oh i thought domestic..? lol
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    haha i thought dh was darling husband.
  7. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    The D stands for dear most of the time. It can stand for other d words depending on what is going on at that time. DD - dear duaghter
    DS - dear son
    So on and so on
  8. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    D- Dear or Dumb
    H- Hubby
    W- Wife
    S- Son
    D- Daughter
    DL- Daughter in Law
  9. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:D is Dear or Dumb?? Wow, that can really change the context of a sentence. "Look at the coop my DH built". Is that to say the coop came out lousy and he's an idiot? Or does she mean the coop is wonderful and he's such a dear to build it.

    I don't know..... this is still confusing to me, lol. I think some people use abbreviations a little too much. I mean, how much longer does it take to type "ear" onto a "D"? And who really talks like that anyway? "My DEAR husband...." [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008

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