Board Rules & Regs Rules & Regs! Abbreviations – What they Mean!

This topic contains 64 replies, has 66 voices, and was last updated by MickeyMouse71 August 30, 2016 at 1:39 am.

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  • #244207


    Welcome to the New Members on board…

    Here are some abbreviations you may find on Budget 101:

    myo: make your own

    mix: means you mix it up and store it until you need it

    imo: in my opinion

    jaw: just add water

    imho: in my humble opinion

    iso: in search of (this is what you write in the subject line
    when your looking for a recipe! it gets my attention quickly!)

    oamc: once a month cooking

    tnt: tried and true (please note the difference between tnt &

    t-n-t: tips-n-tricks

    rec: recipe

    oyo: on your own.. (meaning.. i haven’t tried it, and i can’t
    back it up!)

    request: this is an item that someone on list (or the website requested

    There are many more, but these are some of the most confusing…

  • #399396

    Ok, I’m sure this is a silly question, but what does “DH” stand for? I know it refers to your husband but I can’t figure out what it stands for. Am I just completely computer illiterate?

  • #399413

    Hi rtebalt
    My understanding of (DH) is Dear Husband….Thats what I have used on other forums. And when I yahoo.

  • #399473

    I had a friend who used to call her hubby DA before they split up lol funny thing is he never figured out what it stood for

  • #403643

    My ex-husbands first two initials were da. everyone called him da. it was just too funny.

    he never knew what they were rederring to.

  • #405236

    Thanks that cleared up some questions.

  • #405965

    @rtebalt 83749 wrote:

    Ok, I’m sure this is a silly question, but what does “dh” stand for? i know it refers to your husband but i can’t figure out what it stands for. am i just completely computer illiterate?

    dh – dear hubby
    dd – dear daughter
    ds – dear son
    ddl – dear daughter-inlaw
    dgs – dear grandson
    dgd – dear grandaughter
    etc., etc., etc.

  • #407398

    @rtebalt 83749 wrote:

    Ok, I’m sure this is a silly question, but what does “dh” stand for? i know it refers to your husband but i can’t figure out what it stands for. am i just completely computer illiterate?

    don’t feel bad, i didn’t understand either.. i kept guessing.. then i read farther down and it made sense.


  • #423987

    Thank you so much for this information cause I would have been lost…..

  • #424071

    Okay. Found this page and I was like “Oh. So there are these kinds of abbreviation, eh?”

    Thanks dear forumers. I’ll try to call my hubby as “DH” when he arrives. Let’s see if he knows.


  • #426908

    One of my favorite couponing abbreviations is YMMV. I’ve heard it stands for “Your Mileage May Vary” – loose translation: “This worked for me in my store but you may not be so lucky!”

  • #430532

    oh now i understand! my kids know more of this kind of stuff than i do. 🙁

  • #430576

    I was just browsing the grocery guide, can anyone tell me what “must use AC” means?

  • #430573


    @magpaine 206051 wrote:

    I was just browsing the grocery guide, can anyone tell me what “must use AC” means?

    It means that you must use it “after coupon”. Sometimes you can “stack” coupons, but you have to use them in the right order to get the full benefit of the stack.

  • #431236

    Wow. This was so incredibly helpful! I have seen people write DH so many times and had no clue what they were referring to!

  • #431945


    Now that I read what the abbreviations mean…they make sense.
    Level writing I might add.

  • #432211

    I first saw DH used when reading things by the FlyLady. I can’t recommend her enough – she’s really saved my bacon as far as learning to run my house. She has two books (usually available from the library – look for Marla Cilley) and a free website as well.

  • #434627

    HD stands for Darling Husband

  • #435382

    Thank you for this info also!:D

  • #435846

    Thanks! This will make a great reference, if I forget them.

  • #439874

    I hope I can remember these. Unfortunately I’m pretty computer illiterate and I have a sick Mom so don’t always have much to time to be on my computer. I love this site though.

  • #440982

    thanx for the info very helpful as i have no idea what im doing on so many levels!

  • #442858

    Thanks getting more interesting as I go along.

  • #443867

    Thanks for clear that up

  • #444759

    I so needed this! Thank you!

  • #444947

    Thank you for this post I am pretty dumb when it comes to figuring these out lol

  • #445414

    Thank you for this list, I knew a few of them. It is helpful.

  • #446046

    Good to know, would have been terribly confused myself.

  • #446491

    Very helpful!!! I would have been wondering!!!

  • #447002

    I would have been wondering about some of them, esp the tnt and t-n-t. Thank you for posting this list!

  • #447554

    Very good to have a ref. that is easy to find and use.

  • #447699

    This was helpful! I’m sorry in couldn’t find the thanks button.

  • #448321

    thank you! will be helpful in navigation

  • #448563

    Learning new things all the time!

  • #448628

    Thanks for explaining the abbreviations!!

  • #448810

    Thanks, very useful.

  • #449182

    Thanks for clearing that up for me… more guessing!!

  • #449422

    Thank you for the info

  • #449440

    Thanks for the tips!

  • #449741

    Thanks for the abbreviations tutorial!

  • #449802

    Thank you, that is very helpful!

  • #451278

    It can be hard to keep up with so many abbreviations so thanks for the info

  • #451549

    Thanks for the explanation- Being a nurse we have a whole language of our own pertaining to abbreviation’s so I was really scratching my head.

  • #451643

    Thanks for this information.

  • #452524

    Thank you for the information 🙂 Very helpful!!

  • #453833

    I need a dictionary for all these abbreviations lol

  • #454259

    Thanks! And I thought French was difficult! 🙂

  • #454954

    O.k. got them written down so as I don’t forget them .Thanks .

  • #455292

    Good to know what all those abbreviations mean.

  • #456136

    Wow thank you I’m not very good at abbreviations….

  • #456234

    Thank you for this post I have asked several people what ISO meant and no one would tell me!

  • #456346

    THANKS for asking this. I have come across those abbreviations many times and have had no clue what they referred to.

  • #456377

    Have join ed momento ago and am learning new things al ready. Thank s floks!

  • #456818

    I have a hard time with the new texting abbreviations, so I guess I’ll be adding more post-its to my monitor. It already looks like a yellow frame of information. But in time im sure i’ll have them memorized.

    Thanks for the information.

  • #457200

    Thank you Hope I can remember them lol

  • #457462

    Wow! Thanks! I picked up a few just now too.

    :)) It’s been awhile since I’ve been on a forum before. It’s been about 15 years actually. Crazy the internet has been around that long already.

    Well, at any rate, thanks for the tips!! :))

  • #458194

    O.k. now I am beginning to understand! Are there any other men who use these abbreviations?

  • #458592

    thanks, I would have been dreadfully confused

  • #459072

    I’m glad I went to see what the abbreviations were cause I find them confusing sometimes. You would think we text messaging, which I’m horrible at, I would have some idea on things, not the case. Thanks for posting them.

  • #459533

    Thanks! Now I won’t have to call one of my three daughters and ask them what an abbreviation means! Lol!

    But they are used to this common occurance.

  • #460365

    Thanks though my rating is higher than a newbie I have been away due to personal family crisis and this is extremely helpful for me.

  • #460388

    thanks for the information good to know the abbreviations.

  • #460582

    wow! i know lol laugh out loud! i guess i am in for alittle schooling.

    thank you for the info.

  • #461036

    I’m new and I love the abbreviations!

  • #462123

    I am glad that I read this, I know what different abbreviations mean now. Thanks

  • #445613

    Very helpful info for newbies to the site like me. Reminds me of early days in nursing school, having to memorize all the medical jargon & medical abbreviations, but far simpler! LOL!😜

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Board Rules & Regs Rules & Regs! Abbreviations – What they Mean!