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EastCoast

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Yesterday was my first day on the posting boards. I must have spent a few hours reading messages to see how most DVC members feel about their decision to join. In doing so, I realized that most postings include one or more acronyms. For the benefit of all, especially to help to acclimate "newbies", I thought that the board should include a post of commonly used acronyms. Make sense?

Then, guys like me would know whether a "ressie" refers to a “reservation” or a “resale”... whether “GV” stands for a "great view" or a "great vacation"... and if “DH” means the author just called her spouse a "dumb husband" or if it simply means something like a "Disney Haunt".

Any moderators (or member) out there care to comment?

Thanks,
EC
 

mooses41

DVC Hopeful
Joined
Jul 14, 2000
Hi, welcome to the dis, somewhere on either wdwinfo.com or wdwig.com, theres a list, but the most commonly used ones aren't on it. If you have any specific questions, however, i can help you out.

GV is grand villa ( a 3 bedroom villa)
anything w/ d infront of it is either dear son(ds), dear daughter-dd
so,dh is dear husband
ressie is reservation
 

EastCoast

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Thanks to mooses41 and Terry S for your replies.

I had to laugh when told that DH means Dear Husband instead of my guess of Dumb Husband. And for the those who may not realize it, Terry's link works only if the trailing period (.) is dropped. But it is a valid URL and the list was helpful !!!

Thank you,
EC
 

DVCajun

<font color=red>If you believe in Magic you belong
Joined
Aug 18, 1999
I was thinking that someone was hopped up on goof balls when I read the Goofy is God comment then I realized that it was in answer to a legitimate question! :p

Some DVC specific ones may not be on the list. I noticed that GV wasn't.

BTW, sometimes DH can mean anything *but* "dear!" ;) Insert derrogatory word of your choice!
 

Regina

<font color=teal>Maybe I’ll “accidentally” drop a
Joined
Aug 14, 1999
Welcome!

Thanks to Terry for providing the link.

It is a bit confusing. Every so often a new one will pop-up and you think :confused: :confused: :confused:

Eventually, you get the hang of it.

BTW, you'll notice that MIL never has a "D" in front of it.;) ;)

Just ask away if you have any DVC questions!!!:D
 

BraveMom3

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 26, 2000
And here I was thinking I was "on the ball"! I've always thought that DH, DD, DS, stood for Disney-husband, daughter, son!!!:o
 

natcam1996

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 1, 2002
I like the "Disney" interpretation for the "D" in front of the DH, DW, DD, DS acros. It's more in tune with the fanatical (and I mean that in the positive sense) nature of most of the posts on this board. Actualy, before I tracked down the abbreviations, that's what I figured it was. Besides, for me the "Dear" interpretation is assumed (I think).
 

cbhelms

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 7, 2002
LOL!! I guess the 'D' is somewhat subjective depending on the attitude that is demostrated in the message by the Author.

Bryant
 

EastCoast

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Thanks to all for your responses... and POOH&PIGLET for your welcome message.

Hmmmmm, I was thinking about the acronyms that are NOT listed anywhere but I would like to see.

Alphabetically, try these:

KWIM = Know What I Mean
MYIM = Meet You In Mexico (Epcot)
TCB = Transportation Center Blues (when monorail can't pull into station)
TDBT = Those Darn/Damn/Darling Brazilian Tours (Ooops, there's that 'D' again)
WCHM = Water Costs How Much?
 

montessori

<font color=green>I just pack it all and then brin
Joined
Jul 8, 2001
Hi Everyone,

I think I am the only one who wishes people wouldn't use so many abbreviations. I AM getting used to it but I find it distracting and a little annoying. I know this is the computer age, but is it really so hard to type actual words instead of a couple of letters?
I know people are busy busy busy. I know many people are not proficient typists or they don't spell very well. I think that typing out the words is good practice and it makes the post more pleasurable for the reader.
I have caught myself using the acronyms a little more often lately and I am going to stop doing it. I know it's no big deal, it just bugs me.
Does anyone agree with me?
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Mary Ann
in sunny hot South Florida :sunny:
 

EastCoast

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Actually, I usually prefer to avoid all except the most common acronyms which is why my original post (and the mini-list of additions) was done TIC (tongue in cheek).

KWIM?

Hey, stop that !

Sorry, Arghhhhh !
 

montessori

<font color=green>I just pack it all and then brin
Joined
Jul 8, 2001
Hey East Coast,
I got a chuckle out of your additions! I'm trying to make some up of my own but I have writer's block.
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