Internet acronyms

You’ve seen them in email or on message boards… but what do those little acronyms actually mean? Here are some acronyms ‘net-savvy parents are using. (Click here for the TTC ABC’s!)

AFK: Away from keyboard
AP: Attachment parenting
BF: Breastfed or breastfeeding
BM: Breast milk or bowel movement (depends on context)
BTDT: Been there, done that
BTW: By the way…
DH, DS, DD, DW: Dear husband, dear son, dear daughter, dear wife
FSOT: For sale or trade
FWIW: For what it’s worth
FYI: For your information
HTH: Hope that helps
IME: In my experience
IMHO: In my humble opinion
IMNSHO: In my not so humble opinion
IMO: In my opinion
IOW: In other words
J/K: Just kidding
KWIM: Know what I mean?
KWYM: I know what you mean
LMAO: Laughing my (rear) off
LMK: Let me know
LOL: Laughing out loud
MIL, FIL, DIL, SIL: mother/father/daughter/son or sister-in-law OHT: One-handed typing
OT: Off topic
OTOH: On the other hand
PITA: Pain in the (rear)
ROFL: Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO: Rolling on the floor laughing my (rear) off
SAHM: Stay-at-home mom
SO: Significant other
TDM: Too darn many
TIA: Thanks in advance
TIC: Tongue in cheek
TTC: Trying to conceive
TTYL: Talk to you later
WAHM: Work-at-home mom
WOHM: Work-outside-home mom
WRT: With regards to
WTB: Want to buy
YMMV: Your mileage may vary (i.e. “This is my experience — you may get different results”)


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