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Abbreviations and terminology
Not a clue what the mean
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Date: 1/15/14 12:54 PM

I have mentioned this a couple of times but thought I would try on here. I read topics and soon come to a halt because I haven't a clue what some of the abbreviations mean, for instance read one today that said FBA, not a clue......did work out DIL but DH?????!!!!!😳 maybe it is an across the pond thingy and I am sure it is a two way thingy (lol) but a glossary and dictionary would be soooo helpful. Thank you

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Date: 1/15/14 12:57 PM

Here you go:

Abbreviations list

You are not the only one who has needed this list: some are general internet abbreviations and some are sewing specific abbreviations

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Date: 1/15/14 1:01 PM

Here is the list...hope it helps.....

Abbreviations

It is somewhat hard to find...go to "New to PR" then Frequently Asked Questions....then find the one for Abbreviations....

If you figured out DIL, you are way ahead of me when I first started!!! DH is Dear Husband......

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Date: 1/15/14 1:29 PM

Hate abbreviations without explanations!

I never refer to my husband as dear anything! If I did, he would be very suspicious of what I might be up to...

And then there are the new terms, like Polar Vortex. We used to call this winter and it usually meant extra days out of school!

The Urban Dictionary has more terms and many are not worth repeating or remembering.

I love British and Canadian TV shows. I use closed caption so I can look up some of their terms.


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Date: 1/16/14 11:30 AM

Some of us need to add DGS, DGD, DGD, DNc, (niece) DNp, (nephew) etc to refer to second and third generations whom we sew for. I usually spell them out since nothing is standard yet.

My hubby is the absolutely best and most supportive- we both refer to each other with terms of endearment daily so the D part doesn't bother me. Others use spouse- whatever you are comfortable with- its just to get the point across so your question or response is understood.

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Date: 1/16/14 12:00 PM

For the life of me I couldn't figure out what TNT meant. Now, I know, thanks to this post and the links therein! Many many thanks. or TFS! (Thanks for Sharing!)

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Date: 1/16/14 1:34 PM

The sewing acronym TNT refers to ..... Tried 'N True.

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Date: 1/16/14 3:19 PM

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For the life of me I couldn't figure out what TNT meant
LOL Don't feel bad, when I first saw it written here, my best guess was that a TNT referred to a *dynamite* pattern.

edit to add: only in the past year or so did I finally figure out what FOE (fold-over-elastic) is...sounds like great stuff but I still don't have any! There are many abbreviations (sewing and otherwise) that still elude me.
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Date: 1/16/14 3:34 PM

I had found the abbreviations list and then , (oh Dear...) I could not find OMG....... in that very list.... The board was so kind as to inform me....
I don't really like the abbreviations

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Date: 1/17/14 4:02 AM

Lost the abbreviations list again OMG lol, and what the chuff is fold over elastic ???!!!!' 😐

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