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Old 08-22-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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Why the 'D'?

DW, DH, DD...

Yes, I know you're referring to your wife, husband, daughter... and so on.* And the D stands for many things, dear being the most unlikely.

What's the real purpose of writing DW instead of wife, or DH instead of husband?* Just curious.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:07 PM   #2
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Then why not just W, H, or D?
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Then why not just W, H, or D?
Disambiguation, presumably. What's the first thing that comes to mind (in 2006) when somebody says "W"?
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:18 PM   #5
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Disambiguation, presumably. What's the first thing that comes to mind (in 2006) when somebody says "W"?*
So does DW suggest an endearing term for George ?
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So does DW suggest an endearing term for George ?
No the 'D' stands for something else entirely in his case.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:37 PM   #7
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No the 'D' stands for something else entirely in his case.
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Frankly, I find "D" too sappy to me.
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Frankly, I find "D" too sappy to me.
"sappy" has 2 relevant meanings in this context:

a : overly sweet or sentimental
b : lacking in good sense

Which one, if any, are you meaning to use?
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DW, DH, DD...

Yes, I know you're referring to your wife, husband, daughter... and so on.* And the D stands for many things, dear being the most unlikely.

What's the real purpose of writing DW instead of wife, or DH instead of husband?* Just curious.
Irony.

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Old 08-22-2006, 05:25 PM   #11
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Lets see, are you married? Want to stay married?--use the "D"--Think the "D"--Live the "D"
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To D...

Or not to D...

That, is the question !
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:24 PM   #13
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I always thought it was a gentle reminder to keep messages civil, even when you are steamed at DW/DH and are ratting them out online to a bunch of complete strangers.
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Hope about if we start referring to each other as "DP" Darling Poster?
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Or in some cases Darned Poster!
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In conversation, I usually refer to her as my lovely young wife or my bride. *
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when statisticians use "df" it refers to degrees of freedom ... my spouse often refers to me as "df" ... i assume it means "dear friend".
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DPs (Dear Posters),

Thanks for your input.* I still don't know why, so I'll file this in my minds' Mysteries folder*
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And MF means "my friend"...
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And MF means "my friend"...
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