Jargon and acronyms.......grrrrr!

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Juba, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Juba

    Juba Registered User

    Jul 27, 2019
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    Hi,
    I'm relatively new to Taking Point having joined a few weeks ago. I'm living with my husband who is living with early onset dementia. I'm finding the forum really useful and a massive relief to know that other people are experiencing similar problems to the ones we're grappling with.

    However, I get stumped by some of the acronyms - OH is the particular bug bear at the moment . What does it mean?
    I'm also pretty sure (??) that I read that there was/is a list of jargon and acronyms people use but can't place it - can someone help me?
    Thank you :)
     
  2. Rosettastone57

    Rosettastone57 Registered User

    Oct 27, 2016
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    OH is other half, I think.
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    #3 Beate, Aug 25, 2019
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  4. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
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    That link worked fine for me @Beate :)

    OH = other half.
    I use this alot because I try to be as anonymous as possible and this term doesnt stipulate whether I am married or not (it also doesnt stipulate gender, although my details show that I am female and I refer to OH as "he").

    Everywhere has its own jargon @Juba , but Im sure that you will soon get used to the common ones. I think the link that Beate gave is pretty comprehensive, but if there is anything else, just ask.
     
  5. northumbrian_k

    northumbrian_k Registered User

    Mar 2, 2017
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    #5 northumbrian_k, Aug 25, 2019
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    I try to avoid things that don't come naturally to me so don't often use OH, PWD, Mum etc. How one refers to one's partner is moot. I might say 'wife' but that could just be a term of convenience rather than confirmation of legal status Where possible I will write out terms such as Power of Attorney (with POA in parentheses) on first use and then afterwards use the abbreviation. My working life was full of jargon and abbreviations and sometimes these could mean different things to different people. Having said which, I am quite comfortable reading other members' posts and have got used to the most common abbreviations.
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    I like this .

    I try not to use abbreviations or acronyms but I hadn`t thought of OH being gender neutral. Thanks for that @canary.
     

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