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    Default Can't stand abbreviation DH or DD...

    Does this drive anyone else crazy? Who actually ever says Darling Husband or Darling Daughter? Where did these sickeningly sweet abbreviations come from?

    It gets to the point where sometimes I can't read posts that are peppered with DH or DD. It drives me up a wall.

    I will always write out Husband, Daughter, Boyfriend whatever as my own small protest.

    Am I alone?


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    It drives me batty too.

    I read them as Dear Daughter and Dear Husband, though.
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    It drives me batty too.

    I read them as Dear Daughter and Dear Husband, though.
    Blugal

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    It doesn't bother me, but I can understand your pain. I hate lurve

    I always thought it was DearHusband. Either way, its an easy abbreviation so I use it. But I get it. Frankly I'm surprised I DON'T schkeeve it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blugal View Post
    It drives me batty too.

    I read them as Dear Daughter and Dear Husband, though.
    That's not as bad, I always read them as Darling whatever from when I first encountered the abbreviations and didn't know what they stood for. Google informed me it was Darling whatever.


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    I hate it too.
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    It's supposed to be a bit of sarcasm. Kind of like "And then my Dear husband forgot to close the gate again and we spent the day rounding up the horses."

    It also often means Damn Husband.

    Hence the abbreviations.

    However it seems used more often now...and for those who get sick of typing, DH or DD is a universally understood abbreviation but H or D and nobody would know what those meant. The context of the post lets the reader know whether the typer just meant husband or daughter but added the "D" so others know what they meant, whether the typer meant Dear or Darling as sarcastic/witty or whether they meant that "D" to mean Damn.

    And for some of us...our family actually is quite dear to us.

    At least sometimes they are.
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    It is all in how you read it.

    DH - Dear Hubby/ Deranged Hubby/ Desperate hubby/ Dumbass Hubby/ Dipsh!t hubby and so on.

    DD- Dear Daughter/ Dreadful Daughter/ Digbat Daughter

    I am sure you get the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor View Post
    It is all in how you read it.

    DH - Dear Hubby/ Deranged Hubby/ Desperate hubby/ Dumbass Hubby/ Dipsh!t hubby and so on.

    DD- Dear Daughter/ Dreadful Daughter/ Digbat Daughter

    I am sure you get the idea.
    Not only funny, but you're so right - lol!!!!!


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    nope, not worth bothering myself over.


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    I don't like it...blech!
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    This discussion reminds me of something one of my guy friends said about his girlfriend. He told me she nicknamed him Xero. He told me it was because just by changing the pronunciation she could either refer to him as a "Hero" or as a "Zero".


    I don't like the abbreviations either. If I want to refer to a certain person I just spell out who it is.


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    it's nice to safe some typing when the story is threatening to draw into epic lengths.

    many times the Dears aren't tho dear...but hey. It's somewhat neutral.

    And by now a commonly accepted COTH abbreviation, like SO (which means something completely different for non COTHers) BO (same here) or BM.
    Heck, even GM means something other than the 3/4 god of the arena.
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    I don't mind those, but what I do mind is when I don't know what the heck some of them mean! Like IIRC, I just figured out what IRL meant(in real life).

    Or all the abbreviations for breed registries. I can see not typing it all out every time, but I think you should the first time in a post, so people know.



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    OH! I know! It made me nuts for MONTHS, but I finally figured out what IIRC means! It's: If I Remember Correctly. Now when I see this, I just skim/shorten it to IMS = If Memory Serves.

    I hate that DD and DH business too. When I mean my husband, I just put hubs. I don't have a daughter, and the son I do have is easy! ;D



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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    It's supposed to be a bit of sarcasm. Kind of like "And then my Dear husband forgot to close the gate again and we spent the day rounding up the horses."
    My use of DH is always used with EXTREME sarcasm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by showhorsegallery View Post
    Does this drive anyone else crazy? Who actually ever says Darling Husband or Darling Daughter? Where did these sickeningly sweet abbreviations come from?

    It gets to the point where sometimes I can't read posts that are peppered with DH or DD. It drives me up a wall.

    I will always write out Husband, Daughter, Boyfriend whatever as my own small protest.

    Am I alone?
    YES! And while we are at it, reinventing the english language. REHOME???
    Please, GIFTING?? Come on people. A new one, RE purpose.
    I am going to be sick. Speak english!!!
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    I use the DH to mean Dear Husband with no sarcasm at all. Doesn't bother me a bit. Re-home, re-purpose, whatever are fine as well. I see languages as constantly evolving, so those terms don't drive me crazy. Now text-speak, that sends me right up the wall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvmyButtercups View Post
    OH! I know! It made me nuts for MONTHS, but I finally figured out what IIRC means! It's: If I Remember Correctly. Now when I see this, I just skim/shorten it to IMS = If Memory Serves.
    Ahhh!!! TY!(thank you) lol sorry could not resist! Finally I am up to speed!!



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    DH doesn't mean dickhead?
    who knew?!


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