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Here are some of the more common abbreviations and acronyms used in chats and bulletin boards. Although they appear in capital letters on this list, sometimes they are written using lowercase letters, too.
BB or BBS
Internet bulletin board
BBL
be back later
BIL
brother-in-law
BRB
be right back
BTW
by the way
DC
daycare
DD
dear daughter
DF
dear fiancée
DH
dear husband
DS
dear son
DSD
dear stepdaughter
DSS
dear stepson
DW
dear wife
EDD
estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
FT
full time
FTR
for the record
FWIW
for what it's worth
FYI
for your information
HTH
hope this helps
IMHO
in my humble opinion
IMO
in my opinion
IRL
in real life
KWIM
know what I mean
LOL
laughing out loud
MIL
mother-in-law
NP
no problem
m=X, M=y
minority language=X and Majority language =Y
M@H
minority language at home
OP
original poster
OPOL
one person, one language
OT
off topic
PP
previous poster
SAHD
stay-at-home dad
SAHM
stay-at-home mom
SAHP
stay-at-home parent
SIL
sister-in-law
TIA
thanks in advance
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