What on earth do all these acronyms mean?


#1

Seriously some of you guys use more acronyms than the military. For one, what does DH mean?

To me, it means Designated Hitter.


#2

DH - Dear Husband. DW - Dear Wife; DD - Dear Daughter, DS- Dear Son.


#3

Ah, okay. These terms are used on military.com a lot too and I was confused.

I was thinking that either I don’t understand or people are having disturbingly intimate relationships with their ballplayers. :wink:


#4

DF= dear Fiance/Fiancee
FH= future Husband
FW= future Wife

MIL= Mother In Law
FIL= Father in Law
SIL= Sister in Law/Son in Law ( pay attention to context)
BIL= Brother in Law
DIL= Daughter in Law

That’s all I can think of for now


#5

JW - Jehovah’s Witness
SDA- Seventh Day Adventist

Matthew


#6

RCC= Roman Catholic Church
RC= Roman Catholic


#7

CCC = Catechism of the Catholic Church

KJV = King James Version of the Bible

DRV = Douay-Rhiems Version of the Bible

NAB = New American Bible (the official translation of the Catholic liturgy in the United States) - *not to be confused with the *

NASB = New American Standard Bible (which is a Protestant translation of the Bible.)

RSV = Revised Standard Version of the Bible, and of course there is also the

NRSV, which is the New Revised Standard Version.

Then there are acronyms like,

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary,

MYOB = Mind your own business

BYOB = Bring your own beverages

ROTFL = Rolling on the floor laughing

LOL = Laughing out loud

… and thousands more. I think I have a bookmark somewhere in this mess that lists them all - and I have it - and it’s broken. :frowning:

And the home site doesn’t have a replacement page for it; they’ve gone all middle-class with tasefully muted purple borders, nice logos, and good manners, with all the words all fully spelled out and stuff.

Dang, anyway. Don’t ya just hate it when a webmaster grows up on ya? :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

There’s a nifty list in the tutorials area. hope i did this right

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=130241


#9

OP: original poster
IMHO: in my honest opinion
or IMO: in my opinion
FYI: for your information

That’s all I can think of that hasn’t already been listed…


#10

Here’s a couple others I don’t think anyone mentioned:

AFAIK: As Far As I Know
IIRC: If I Recall Correctly
TLM: Tridentine Latin Mass
NOM: Novus Ordo Missae, or New Order of the Mass
SSPXL Society of St Pius X, a schismatic traditionalist group


#11

I’ve seen the letters P.H. after some priests name but I don’t see it on any list of ecclesiastical abbreviations unless I missed it. Does anyone know what it means?

thank you.


#12

IOW - In Other Words
KWIM - Know What I Mean
FWIW - For What It’s Worth
OTOH - On The Other Hand
That’s all I can think of now, but I’ll try to get back A.S.A.P…:smiley:


#13

I thought IMHO was In My Humble Opinion

there is also IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion

and who can forget

EF - Extraordinary Form (of Mass)
OF - Ordinary Form
NO - Novus Ordo
EMHC - Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
PV - Parochial Vicar
USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


#14

Thank goodness for this thread… I was completely lost :confused: when I first joined CAF, and it has taken me awhile to figure out the acronyms used. I still didn’t know what IMHO meant until I read this thread.


#15

In argument, NO should be done away with, as should TLM.
The prevailing acronyms should be:

OF- Ordinary Form
EF- Extraordinary Form

I think all members should make a conserted effort to use the terms Our Holy Father gave to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in both it’s forms.


#16

DW can also be SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) :slight_smile:


#17

And don’t forget, WOEDATAM, which is short for “What on earth to all these acronyms mean”…:stuck_out_tongue:


#18

So did I .


#19

TIA = Thanks in advance


#20

EWTA = enough with the acronyms


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