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Acronyms That Really Apply to My Life – Or, ATRATML

I’m not a fan of internet acronyms. I feel silly typing “LOL,” because…I’m usually not really laughing out loud. Don’t even get me started on “ROFLMAO,” and I can say with certainty that I will never, ever refer to my husband as “DH.”

I don’t necessarily care when other people use them, it’s just not my thing.

Part of it may stem from the fact that I’ve never been into message boards, so I never had to learn and/or use the lingo. But, being a blogger, and someone with a Twitter account, I’ve certainly picked up a few acronyms along the way. My favorite is “WTF,” and, during many a Skype conversation, I’ve typed “BRB,” which is usually preceded with “Kids, gah!”

So, see? I’m not totally opposed to them!

The other day, when I read a post on Jezebel about acronyms on mommy centered message boards, my eyes glazed over and my head started to hurt because, OMG, there are so many! Not surprisingly, most of them didn’t apply to, or interest, me. If I’m going to start using acronyms, they’re going to be things that I say on a regular basis, IRL. You see, when I’m talking to my friends, I can guarantee you I won’t refer to my son as “DS1,” even if he’d think it’s awesome because it makes him sound like a Nintendo game. I feel like I can type faster than I can talk, so if I’m going to need a shortcut anywhere, it’s during the every day, mundane moments in my life.

So this got me thinking. If I was going to start using acronyms, what would they be? What are the things that I say so often that might be easier to adopt an acronym for? You can find out below!

Then tell me, what are you favorite acronyms?

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  • Be nice to your brother 1 of 14
    Be nice to your brother
    Obviously, BNTYS(ister) would work as well. And there would probably be an OMG to go along with it.
  • Go to your room RIGHT THIS INSTANT! 2 of 14
    Go to your room RIGHT THIS INSTANT!
    Although this one might save some time in the long run, I feel like it might also take away some of the satisfaction of saying those words.
  • Don’t make me say it again! 3 of 14
    Don't make me say it again!
    If I do, you will GTYRRTI. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?
  • Where’s my coffee? 4 of 14
    Where's my coffee?
    I say this almost every morning. To whoever is in earshot.
  • Where’s my wine? 5 of 14
    Where's my wine?
    I don's say this every day (I'm much more aware of my wine's location, apparently), but often enough that an acronym would help.
  • Did you finish your homework? 6 of 14
    Did you finish your homework?
    Because until you answer yes to that question, my answer is NO.
  • No, you may not have another popsicle. 7 of 14
    No, you may not have another popsicle.
    I need to have this tattoo'd on my forehead. Perhaps in a lovely and delicate font, so it looks pretty.
  • I heard you the FIRST time 8 of 14
    I heard you the FIRST time
    I'm just ignoring you, so please, for the love of all this is good, STOP SAYING IT NOW. I WILL RESPOND WHEN I AM DONE.
  • Stop picking your nose 9 of 14
    Stop picking your nose
    I still can't believe I even have to say these words. Ever.
  • Don’t make me come in there! 10 of 14
    Don't make me come in there!
    This acronym would be yelled with the same threatening tone as it's longer version.
  • Time for bed, go brush your teeth 11 of 14
    Time for bed, go brush your teeth
    Sometimes, I say this several times a night. With varying levels of intensity and annoyance.
  • What did I come in this room for anyway? 12 of 14
    What did I come in this room for anyway?
    Something I think to myself. ALL THE TIME.
  • Stop screwing around and get dressed…NOW. 13 of 14
    Stop screwing around and get dressed...NOW.
    The last few letters could be changed a million ways:
    SSAAEYD - Eat your dinner
    SSAAGITC - Get in the car
    SSAAGIB - Get in bed
    You get the idea
  • Rolling on floor peeing myself laughing 14 of 14
    Rolling on floor peeing myself laughing
    So, this is something I'd be more likely to say to my friends, and not my kids. And again, chances are pretty good that I'm not technically "rof," but if you've given birth vaginally, chances are these words ring somewhat true.

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