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Old 06-11-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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DH?

Okay...I just joined and see the acronym DH all over the place, which seems to mean significant other/wife/husband, but I can't figure out what it really stands for! Someone please help.... Wait...is it Desperate Housewife? That would be really funny...
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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Okay...I just joined and see the acronym DH all over the place, which seems to mean significant other/wife/husband, but I can't figure out what it really stands for! Someone please help.... Wait...is it Desperate Housewife? That would be really funny...
It's one of those board oddities: dear... husband, wife, daughter, son = DH, DW, DD, DS, etc.

Got me too when I first joined.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:13 PM   #3
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:14 PM   #4
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Actually DH or DW is not unique to this board. I've seen it on many others - which just goes to show you I spend way too much time on the internet.
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Ahh...should have used the handy "search forum" feature....shows how little time I've been active in forums. I plan on being active here for about the next 19 years, so I'll learn all of the acronyms, rules and handshakes.. :-)
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Btw...I really am confused about dryer sheets.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:23 PM   #7
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Keopele,

I had the same question when I first joined the board. I really did not get a satisfactory answer. Now I just assume people use it as a habit, and the D really has no meaning at all.

For what it's worth, here's the thread:

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Btw...I really am confused about dryer sheets.

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Old 06-11-2007, 07:49 PM   #9
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This young grasshopper has much to learn....thanks for everyone's help.
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And as I always point out, the DH can mean other things depending on the circumstances.
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And as I always point out, the DH can mean other things depending on the circumstances.
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