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AskBaby Talk Forum Abbreviations

Confused about some of the abbreviations used in the AskBaby forums? We share our essential chat lingo guide so that you can understand everything that's going on. Do let us know if we've missed any!

A

AMOF As a matter of fact
AF Aunt Flo (period)
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AKA Also known as
ASAP As soon as possible
a/s/l age/sex/location

B

B Back
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
BAK Back at keyboard
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBL Be back later
BBS Be back soon
BD Baby dancing (having sex)
BF Breastfeeding
BFN Big fat negative
BFP Big fat positive
BLNT Better luck next time
BOB Baby on board
BRB Be right back
BTDT Been there done that
BTW By the way

C

CD Cycle day
CM Cervical mucus
CON Call of nature
CP Cervical position
CYA See you
CYAL8R See you later

D

DBF Darling boyfriend
DD Darling daughter
DH Darling husband
DOB Date of birth
DP Darling partner
DPO Days past ovulation
DS Darling son
DW Darling wife

E

EWCM Egg white cervical mucus

F

FAQ Frequently asked questions
FIL Father in law
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information

G

GG Good going
GL Good luck
GM Good morning
GMTA Great minds think alike
GN Good night
GR8 Great
GTGN Got to go now
GTTL Gone to the loo
GTSY Glad to see you

H



HA HA Laughing
HB Hurry back
HPT Home pregnancy test
HTH Hope that helps

I

IASA I am so annoyed
IC I see
IMO In my opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion
IRL In real life
IYKWIM If you know what I mean

J

JK Just kidding

L

L8R Later
LOL Laugh out loud
LTNS Long time no see

M

MIL Mother in law
MNC Mother Nature calls

N

Newbie New chat member
NP No problem

O

OHOther half
OIC Oh I see
OP Original post
OPK Ovulation predictor kit
OV Ovulation

P

PG Pregnant
POOF I've left the chat
POS Parents over shoulder
PPL People

Q

QT Cutie

R

R Are
ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
ROOMIE Chat room member

S

SAH Stay at home
SD Sweet dreams
SI Sarcasm intended
SIL Sister in law
SRY Sorry
SSTM Smiling smugly to myself
STD Sexually transmitted diseases
STU Same to you
SWL Squeals with laughter
SYS See you soon

T

TC Take care
TTC Trying to conceive
TOC Thinking of conceiving
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
TTYS Talk to you soon
TTYT Talk to you tomorrow
TX Thanks
TY Thank you
TYVM Thank you very much

U

U You

W

WAH Work at home
WB Welcome back
WTG Way to go

Y

YR Yeah right
YW You're welcome
YVW You're very welcome

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What is 2WW?
by ExcitedBeginners 20th Jun 2013, 3:42pm
ahhhh now i know thank you! this is much easier to read posts now!!:)
by TayTay6 12th Jan 2012, 9:12am
Oh good this makes the posts I have read makr much more sense, thanks :)
by hushhush 11th Aug 2011, 2:31pm
AHH.....THIS SOOO CAME IN HANDY! I'M A NEWBIE & FEEL LIKE I'M SPEAKING ANOTHER LANGUAGE!
by SemajsLuv 18th May 2010, 4:49pm
LO little one
by Kimberley20 18th May 2010, 4:36pm
POAS - Pee on a stick ?!!
by lovepeacelight 14th May 2010, 4:28pm
I see people referring to POAS quite often, I can't work it out!
by Laura77 8th Feb 2010, 9:21am
LP means Luteal Phase
by blurf 7th Oct 2009, 10:40am
God i've been wondering about some of these for ages! Though anyway i can't remember them all so I'd probably be quicker typing the words out anyway!
by ktandbabyo 22nd May 2009, 9:25am
Thnx for clearing things up! boy do i ever feel stupid!
by bumblebee006 2nd Mar 2009, 9:34am
TMI MEANS TOO MUCH INFORMATION AND D&C IS A PROCEDURE USED AFTER MC TO CLEAN THE FETAL TISSUE OUT, ITS A MINOR OPERATION
by wannababi 25th Feb 2009, 9:31am
can u please tell me wot TMI means..thanks
by helenm73 23rd Feb 2009, 1:09pm
what's TMI?
by hopadom 17th Feb 2009, 9:53am
this is very helpful great idea
by mummy2dns 17th Feb 2009, 9:53am
woo i have been wondering about some of these!!
by LexiMummy2Dante 28th Jan 2009, 9:04am
what does d/c mean?
by Claire89x 4th Aug 2008, 9:15am

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