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Old 07-24-2011, 12:52 PM
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I've seen the term used alot... but what exactly does "DH" stand for? Is it (as I keep imagining) imported and ironically repurposed baseball slang, or is it something else entirely?
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:57 PM
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I've seen the term used alot... but what exactly does "DH" stand for? Is it (as I keep imagining) imported and ironically repurposed baseball slang, or is it something else entirely?
It's message board speak for "Dear [or Darling] Husband." DW, DS, DD = Dear/Darling Wife, Son, Daughter. I've always thought they were really stupid abbreviations, and they do annoy the shit out of me. Below is a list of some abbreviations commonly used in online communities/forums, and here. Texting has created newer ones, but most of these have been around a long time:
  • BF - Boyfriend
  • BFF - Best Friend Forever
  • BIL - Brother-in-Law
  • BTW - By The Way
  • BTDT - Been There, Done That
  • DD - Dear or Darling Daughter
  • DH - Dear or Darling Husband
  • DS - Dear or Darling Son
  • DW - Dear or Darling Wife
  • DIL - Daughter-in-Law
  • DSD - Dear Stepdaughter
  • DSS - Dear Stepson
  • EA - Emotional Affair
  • EX - Ex-husband or Ex-wife
  • FIL - Father-in-Law
  • FWIW - For What It's Worth
  • FYI - For Your Information
  • GF - Girlfriend
  • GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
  • HTH - Hope This Helps
  • IMO - In My Opinion
  • IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
  • IOW - In Other Words
  • ITM - In The Meantime
  • IRL - In Real Life
  • ITA - I Totally Agree
  • J/K - Just Kidding
  • JMHO - Just My Honest/Humble Opinion
  • KWIM - Know What I Mean
  • LDR - Long Distance Relationship
  • LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
  • LOL - Laughing Out Loud
  • MIL - Mother-in-Law
  • OM - Other Man
  • OW - Other Woman
  • OP - Original Poster
  • OMG - Oh My God
  • OSO - Other Significant Other
  • OTOH - On the other hand
  • ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the Floor Laughing My Ass Off
  • SAHM - Stay At Home Mom
  • SIL - Sister-in-Law/Son-in-Law
  • SO - Significant Other
  • STBX - Soon-To-Be Ex
  • STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • STI - Sexually Transmitted Infection
  • TIA - Thanks In Advance
  • WTG - Way To Go
  • WTH - What The Hell
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:25 AM
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I'm familiar with a lot of those (and I too am loathe to actually use them) but the DH was a new one for me. Thanks for the update.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:14 PM
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Don't forget YMMV, which I see often on here. (Your mileage may vary.)
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:35 AM
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Thanks for the definitions! Very useful for a newb like me!
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May I suggest a word I heard recently in an Youtube interview with Allena Gabosh from Seattle?
She uses the word "Polycules" synonymous with all kinds of polyfamilies and polyrelations if I got her correct.

The assosiation comes from "molecules" and their multiple possible structures
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"prescriptive" secondary basically means you're "not allowed" to ever become more than a secondary, you'll never be as valued as the primary, and if your relationship ever becomes "too threatening" to the primary relationship, you're out the door.

Compare to "descriptive" secondary, where it's more like you just happen to have your life not as entangled (i.e. your partner has a wife with kids together, shared bills, and a joint mortgage) so the "secondary" status just describes the nature of your current relationship, without forcing it in a box that says it will never be allowed to become something more.
thought this would be worth repeating here.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:01 AM
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I've learned so much from this thread!

Most notably, I learned there's a term for someone like me: polyflexible. And, I am now determined to include wibbly and frubbly into my usable vocabulary. XD

I think these terms are worthy of the front page, if someone can put them there. The first because it helped me solve my confusion and feeling of alone-ness (I hadn't heard of others who thought like that before) and the latter two because they are just so awesome and useful!
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:03 PM
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...I am now determined to include wibbly and frubbly into my usable vocabulary.
Oh, please don't!

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I think these terms are worthy of the front page, if someone can put them there.
This is a "sticky note," which means it's at the top of every page in this "Poly Relationships Corner" forum.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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Here's a new term that came up on a Facebook group recently:

Bi-monogamous - referring to a person who desires one male and one female partner. Can be a applied to a couple where the relationship is open to both partners to have one additional partner of the same gender.
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