Abbreviations

Dictionary of Common Abbreviations Used on the Site

BF – Boyfriend

BIL – Brother-in-law

BM – Bridesmaid or Best Man

BTB – Bride to be

DD – Dear Daughter

DH  – Dear Husband

DIL – Daughter-in-law

DS – Dear Son

Ehell – Etiquette Hell

FBIL – Future brother-in-law

FH  – Future husband

FIL – Father-in-law

FOB – Father of bride

FOG  – Father of groom

FSIL  – Future sister-in-law

FMIL – Future mother-in-law

FTB – Father-to-be

FW  – Future wife

GF -  Girlfriend

GMIL – Grandmother-in-law

HC  – Happy couple

IL  – In-laws

JOP – Justice of the Peace

MIL – Mother-in-law

MOB – Mother of the bride

MOH – Maid of honor

MOG – Mother of groom

MOTB – Mother of the bride

MTB – Mother-to-be

RSVP -   Répondez s’il vous plait (French for “Respond, if
you please”)

SAHM – Stay at home mother

SIL – Sister-in-law

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dman August 18, 2010 at 9:33 am

new to this site, please please tell me what POD means! I’ve never seen this on any other site.
Thanks

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admin August 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

Pod is a shortening of “peas in a pod”, as in, “we both agree and think like two peas in a pod”.

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lkb August 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

Would you please tell me what BWW means on this site? Thanks. And thanks for all you do on this site, it’s one of my favorites.

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admin August 24, 2010 at 11:36 am

Big, Beautiful Wedding

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Asharah August 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

Isn’t it Big White Wedding?

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Jillybean August 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Wouldn’t BWW be Big White Wedding? :-)

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Kristin March 27, 2011 at 8:34 am

df?

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admin March 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Dear Fiancee/fiance…..sometimes dear friend depending on the context

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N0rway April 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Please; what does “OP” mean? Thank you.

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admin April 6, 2011 at 6:07 am

Original Poster or the person who submits the story being posted to the blog.

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Enna May 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

What does bean-dip mean?

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anne October 9, 2011 at 5:16 am

I also wondered about bean-dip. Wasn’t sure it was appropriate, given its urbandictionary.com meaning :S

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Tricia November 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Bean-dip is when you politely change the subject. “Have you tried the bean-dip?” or something like “Isn’t this pie wonderful?” or “So how is your sister?”

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Softly Spoken December 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I also saw “SS” on the community posts; from context it is apparently a bad thing…?

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admin December 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

It means “special snowflake”.

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Swaffles June 16, 2012 at 3:09 am

I was wondering what the context of ‘gimme’ is? I’ve just started reading and I can’t seem to figure it out definitely.

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Shnon October 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Gimme, someone who assumes they deserve something, imagine the annoying ill-brought up child shrieking “gimme candy! Gimme that toy! Gimme gimme GIMME!”

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WeatherGirl October 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

What does IOW mean? I’ve seen it a couple of times around the site.

Thank you!

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admin October 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

In other words

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Anon October 26, 2012 at 2:45 am

What does SO mean?

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admin October 26, 2012 at 6:04 am

Significant Other

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Jeb Raitt May 31, 2013 at 10:03 am

There is DH, DD, and DS; I’m a bit puzzled at the lack of DW (Dear Wife). Is it considered redundant?

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Lura September 23, 2013 at 7:38 am

i am unable to open the “People and Details Checklist”. when i tried it did open as 784 pages of what might be code, if someone could send it to my email that would be great. thanks ever so, L

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dave December 17, 2013 at 7:40 am

whats OP?

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Sarah Webber January 7, 2014 at 2:34 am

I love your site! (You’ve probably heard that a million times). Could you please tell me what TMI means? Thank you

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admin January 7, 2014 at 9:57 am

Too Much Information

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