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#208104 - 02/29/08 05:10 PM Abbreviations people use on the forum?
dark empathy Offline

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 2186
Loc: durham, north england

I've noticed that there are a certain number of abbreviations people use here for things which I don't know.

i've worked out that a therapist is a t, and what Csa means, but I've seen others such as mb which i don't understand, ---- are these in any way official, and if so is there a list?

then again though, sinse certain words and terminology, ---- -like the S word bother me, would it be better for me not to know some of these.

Any thoughts or information about this would be much appreciated.

#208110 - 02/29/08 06:08 PM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: dark empathy]
Ken Singer, LCSW Offline
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Registered: 08/24/00
Posts: 5781
Loc: Lyons, CO USA
MB is "masturbation"

Blissfully retired after 35 years treating sexual abuse

#208431 - 03/02/08 11:04 AM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: Ken Singer, LCSW]
des6263 Offline
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Registered: 09/15/06
Posts: 137
Loc: midwest, US
As far as I know there is nothing official, I think it just a part of the internet/chat/texting culture. There have been some abbreviations that have stumped me too, fortunately I have figured most of them out.

Just a thought, I think from now on I will post when I don't understand an abbreviation, that way we can all learn!
Thanks for a great question!

Peace and Love

May the Flames of Truth Burn Bright

#208461 - 03/02/08 12:42 PM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: des6263]
Scoutvictim Offline

Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 434
Loc: St. Louis, Missouri
I have to say I'm not an expert,

But if you have some that you are not sure about, just post them here and I am sure you'll get an answer.

Luv ya,

Shawn and Ben will always be in my heart....

Happiness is like peeing your pants; Everyone can see it, but only YOU feel the warmth.

Peebles, Ohio WOR alumni, Oct. 2007

#208600 - 03/03/08 11:51 AM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: Scoutvictim]
VN Offline

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 723
I do not know most them, except some basic 'chat' ones I seen over the last few years.


#208638 - 03/03/08 06:02 PM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: VN]
mogigo Offline

Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 1331
Loc: Colorado
Hey guys, I think this might be good time to start a list, don't you?

Does a mod want to take the lead?



#208682 - 03/03/08 09:33 PM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: mogigo]
WalkingSouth Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16268
I've got an idea here that may be of some use to those of us who come behind us.

I'll start per Mike's suggestion by entering some of the ones many of us who've been here a while understand. The rest of you can add what you think may be pertinent and one of us can compile them and make a sticky at some point.

T = Therapist
SA = Sexual Abuse
CSA = Childhood Sexual Abuse
MB = Masturbation
P&M = Porn and Masturbation
IRL = In Real Life
(((user name))) = Hugs

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

#209713 - 03/09/08 01:02 PM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: WalkingSouth]
king tut Offline

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2469
Loc: UK
wb = welcome back
brb = be right back

(used in chat alot)

"...until lambs become lions"

I love you, little lewis, and i will never leave you. We are the same. You brighten my day, and i will make sure that i brighten yours. Hugs and kisses.

#209714 - 03/09/08 01:12 PM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: king tut]
Freedom49 Offline

Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 2724
Loc: Washington State
ty = thank you
yw = your welcome
hb = hurry back
also used in chat

imo = In my opinion
imho = in my humble opinion
lol = laughing out loud
LOL = REALLY laughing out loud
roflmao = rolling on floor laughing my ass off

Edited by Freedom49 (03/09/08 01:15 PM)

#209801 - 03/09/08 09:02 PM Re: Abbreviations people use on the forum? [Re: Freedom49]
GateKPR4 Offline

Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 955
Loc: North Carolina, USA
WTF- What The F#%*
bbiab - be back in a bit
pdoc - Psychiatrist - not used here but have seen it in other chats.

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