Help with abbreviations!

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  1. kirkdavidson

    kirkdavidson New Member

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    Hello from NC everybody.

    When reading through the various forums, I have come across several abbreviations. I have figured out that PUP means "pop-up," NTU means "new to us (or you)," and that DH and DW refer to Husbands and Wives, but what does the "D" stand for? I am assuming that is does mean "dumb!" [;)]

    Kirk
     
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    DH - dear hubby, DW - dear wife, DD - dear daughter, SIL, son in law, etc.
    TT - travel trailer, MOHO- motor home, HTT - hybrid travel trailer
    NTU - new to us, NTM - new to me

    and the ever popular and oft lied about SPUTS - stupid popup tricks [LOL] [LOL]
     
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    Welcome to the portal from Texas.
     
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    themanfromvan Van, PA - Near The PA Wilds

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    Let's not forget WITHDILTWAKAHAGCTW. Why in the hell didn't I leave the wife and kids at home and go camping this weekend?

    Welcome to the Portal !!
     
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    TigerPaw Play with Passion Play with Pride...FISH HARD!

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    DFTB - Done Forget The Beer! Okay maybe not but could be [LOL]
     
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    redfragglerocker Jen & Mike, Andrew (8) and Justin (5)

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    Welcome to the portal from Buffalo, NY! Happy camping!!
     
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    I thought PUP was Pop Up Portal? Humm...Guess I was wrong. I hope more people post abbreviations, because I'm lost on lots of the ones just used here.
     
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    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    Another North Carolina welcome to Kirk.
     
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    Hello - yep those abbreviations are tricky. The one that took me a while to figure out was TV - I kept wondering why people were talking about getting a bigger TV, who wants to watch television when they are camping??? Duh!!! Tow Vehicle, LOL!
     
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    Welcome from Oklahoma!
     
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    Welcome to the WWoA - Wonderful World of Abbreviations! - OK, I just made that one up!
     
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    CarNutCass Put a little gravel in your travel

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    WDH = Weight Distribution Hitch
    GVW = Gross Vehicle Weight
    GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
    CGVWR = Combined Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

    DIL = Daughter inlaw
    SIL = Son inlaw
    MIL = Mother inlaw
    FIL = Father inlaw
    DSS = Darling (or Dear) step-son
    DSD = Darling (or Dear) step-daughter

    Welcome from St. Charles, Missouri. [:)C]
     
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    The best way to get your point across and avoid confusion is to NOT abbreviate. With the exception of maybe saying "PUP", I don't use the acronyms. To be honest, I'm aggravated by them. [:(!] Some posts are so cryptic and grammatically incorrect, they make me cringe. Notice the "they're, there, & their."
    OK, off my soap box. Welcome to the Portal. [:D]
     
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    LMBO - haha, couldn't resist that any more than this one, "there to silly too be able two understand you're post"

    they're, there and their, to, two and too, your and you're....grrrrrr i can deal with the DW/DH much better than those. sorry, i just figured it you were off 'you're' soap box i could climb on a minute [LOL] [LOL]
     
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    Couple of others you'll see...

    DS = Dipsomaniac
    DD = Designated Driver (which you need if you have a DS)
     
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    I thought the same thing... LOL

    Here's a couple more that aren't unique to this board but used to make me wonder..

    BC- Before Children
    IMO or IMHO - in my (humble) opinion
    PIOG Posted in other groups, I have seen this more in email groups- especially when listed for sale or wanted items, but I did see PIOB once and thought WTF (LOL I don't need to translate that one do I) until I realized they were saying posted in other boards
     
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    What a great post! I've been here for a few days and have only been able to figure out a few. Like you I got the husband and wife but couldn't figure out the "d". Thanks for asking the question I was too afraid to!!!
     
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    I am fairly new here, but I have already learned- there are no stupid questions- trust me I tried to find some to ask LOL.. Everyone here is so willing to help...
     
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    Nice one! Thanks for playin' along. [LOL]
     
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