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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fiona's Romance Dictionary

New to the on-line romance community? Been around the block but all those abbreviations blurring together? Here is a list I started from my own sanity.


BRB-Be right back

TTYL-Talk to you later

DH-Darling Husband

BIL, SIL, FIL, MIL- Brother, Sister, Father, Mother In-Law

KWIM-Know What I Mean?

IMHO (IMO)-In My Honest Opinion

GMTA-Great Minds Think Alike

BRB-Be Right Back

BBL-Be Back Later

BTDT-Been There, Done That

BTW-By The Way

FTR-For The Record

FWIW-For What Its Worth

FYI-FOr Your Information

HTH-Hope This Helps

IRL-In Real Life

JJ or J/J-Just Joking

JK or J/K-Just Kidding

LOL-Laugh Out Loud

ROFL-Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROFLMAO (LMAO)-Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

MYOB-Mind Your Own Business

NMS-Not My Style

NP-No Problem

OMG-Oh My Gosh

TIA-Thanks In Advance

About the Genre:

H/H-Hero and Heroine

TSTL-Too Stupid To Live


AKISA-A Knight In Shining Armour by Jude Deveraux

DoY-Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

TFATF-The Flame and The Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss


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