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  1. #1
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    Default the language of COTH

    ... sometimes leaves me clueless.

    First thing: ALTER. When cothers say this, do they mean a religious monument, or an alternative username? I thought it was the latter of the two, but I get confused. Second: OP. What does that mean? Third: DH. What is that?

    There are more, but I cant think of them right now. I know I probably sound stupid, but I need to know!



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    Alter: I'm posting under an assumed name -a nom de plume - not my regular handle because I don't want to be identified.

    OP: Original Post or Original Poster (I can't remember your name because I'm old so I'll just call you OP).

    DH: Dear husband

    DD: Dear daughter

    DS: Dear son

    Dobbin: generic name for a horse

    You don't sound stupid; don't worry about it.

    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).



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    Agree 1000%. These might help too. Takes a while to learn the basics and there are new ones all the time!


    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=35734

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=35113

    And there is this classic one:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=142900



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    I thought DQ was drama queen, not dreassage queen



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    DQ is dressage queen, HP is hunter princess.

    If you think there are a lot of abbreviations here, you'd be boggled at the ones in a pregnancy forum! BFP, BFN, LMP, POAS, EWCM, OPK, TCOYF, oh my golly. I seriously think I cried one night because I couldn't understand what anyone was saying.

    The links JustaBob provided are great :-)



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    What about when people say "bump"?



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    Default

    they're trying to keep the topic/thread on the front page/back up to the top so it can get more views and hopefully more replies.



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    Default

    Not at a computer so cannot post link to the COTHisms Dictionary. With such important words and phrases as:

    Nump
    Fing
    Aghasted
    Dranken
    Beaver Drilling
    Aunt Esther's Purse
    Oh Mein Gott in Himmel

    ...etc.
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    Quote Originally Posted by skippy60 View Post
    I thought DQ was drama queen, not dreassage queen
    That one could probably go either way. It is not generally used as a compliment.



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    Altar is what you worship by/on.

    Alter is a name you use when you prefer to post as someone else, to hide your real identity.

    Good question, should be a sticky.



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    Y'all are forgetting my personal favorite, WTF Where's the fruitbat!
    I've heard there's more to life than an FEI tent and hotel rooms, so I'm trying it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerJumper View Post
    Y'all are forgetting my personal favorite, WTF Where's the fruitbat!
    Because NONE of us would ever say a bad word



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    Talking Check out the hunting forum

    Then you can get into the obscure ones that come from one forum. The coth hunt weekend threads have conjured up some silliness just for fun. A "hunting princess" on that thread is a honor bestowed one a new rider after her first hunt with us. We have an official tiara crowning ceremony at the state dinner that evening. The tiaras are suitable for ages 5 years old and up. Boas and sparkles can be used. Looks great with dinner jeans..
    Intermediate Riding Skills



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    Haha, I used to get confused too. I know teh interwebz lingo, COTH has a lingo of its own. sometimes I still go what the frack? before I can figure out a new one
    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by DottieHQ View Post
    You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Justa Bob View Post
    Agree 1000%. These might help too. Takes a while to learn the basics and there are new ones all the time!


    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=35734

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=35113

    And there is this classic one:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=142900

    nice!

    Just a note, SO can be stallion owner...
    DH, well, Dear Husband when he is not doing anything stupid.... Can be open to interpretation though when he misbehaves.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Aunt Esther's Purse

    Boy, that one brought back some memories!



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    Oh thanks so much for asking a question I have been wondering about for months!
    I finally understand what jingles means hooray!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coreene View Post
    Not at a computer so cannot post link to the COTHisms Dictionary. With such important words and phrases as:

    Nump
    Fing
    Aghasted
    Dranken
    Beaver Drilling
    Aunt Esther's Purse
    Oh Mein Gott in Himmel

    ...etc.
    I'm recently back on COTH after a long hiatus and this really made me smile, oh the memories!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coreene View Post
    Not at a computer so cannot post link to the COTHisms Dictionary.
    I am happy to act as your humble servant.

    Voila: Coreene's COTHism Dictionary

    There is another thread in the Reference forum that lists more...uh... traditional abbreviations and phrases as well.
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
    lies with in us. - Emerson



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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz 57 View Post
    I am happy to act as your humble servant.

    Voila: Coreene's COTHism Dictionary

    There is another thread in the Reference forum that lists more...uh... traditional abbreviations and phrases as well.
    We could combine this one with Corene's and make it a sticky ...



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