What does OH mean? I see this in the threads often, I assume it is an acronym.

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Alan19531953, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
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    Can anyone please enlighten me and can we all refrain from using exclusive shorthand?
     
  2. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
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    OH mean ..other half , partner , husband and so on
     
  3. ellejay

    ellejay Registered User

    Jan 28, 2011
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    It stands for other half :) There is a list of all the abbreviations commonly used, I hope someone cleverer than me will find it for you.

    Lin x
     
  4. ellejay

    ellejay Registered User

    Jan 28, 2011
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    Thanks Izzy. :)

    Lin x
     
  5. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
    36
    Why not just say Other Half? Seems a bit click 'ish to me.

    Why not just say Other Half? Seems a bit click 'ish to me.
     
  6. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
    36
    Thanks for info though

    Ta everybody
     
  7. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
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    Click ish ?
    It's from social media , text talk, email, Facebook so on, so on...
     
  8. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    It's just quicker to type, that's all.
     
  9. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
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    Just quicker to type OH, specially on iPhone or iPad!


    Sent from my iPad using Talking Point
     
  10. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
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    On TP ( Talkingpoint) we all use a User Name. Now mine is Cragmaid, so you could rightly assume that I am female.... I have an OH ( Other Half). In fact he is my husband, but he could just as easily be my partner, or lover. I could be divorced but still caring for my Ex OH. I could be Gay or living in sin. My OH is also my LO (Loved one) although he is not living with AZ ( easy one that...Alzheimer's Disease) V or Vas D or Dem ( vascular dementia) LB or LWB (Lewy Bodies) FTL or FTLD ( Fronto Temporalobe Dementia) Picks, Kowalski Parkisonian Dementia.... The list of names goes on and on. My LO was my Mum who died with mixed Az/VasD in a CH (RCH Residential Care Home private not LA Local Authority or a NH Nursing home or EMI Elderly Mentally Infirm)

    I knew nothing of these terms when I came to join the forum.....but believe me I learned quickly. It takes a lot less time to type AZ/VasD than it's full title and since time is often at a premium, shorthand or acronyms become the norm.

    I see that you have been given the list of abbrieviations...most of them are common sense and soon become common usage.

    Good Luck....Cragmaid. AKA Maureen. :)
     
  11. Essie

    Essie Registered User

    Feb 11, 2015
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    It's the modern version of 'shorthand & typing' :D
     
  12. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
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    Oh that did make me giggle. ;) I remember when my Mum would use that expression, with raised eyebrows, and pursed lips. :D Now that I'm a volunteer at the Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB), I've had to learn all the acronyms for the various benefits. HB, CTB, ESA, DLA, AA, PIP, WTC, CTC .... to name but a few.

    When I was asked if I knew about PETRA, I assumed they meant a place in Jordan, and imparted my scant knowledge of the rose coloured stone, and wondered why my statement was met with puzzled expressions - and why it was necessary.

    I later found out it was the name of a nationwide benefits computer system!
     
  13. Essie

    Essie Registered User

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Showing my age, and lack of intellect, my first thought for Petra was the dog on Blue Peter!
     
  14. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
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    I thought it was the dog off Blue Peter:)
    K
     
  15. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    The rose red city half as old as time! I've been there 3 times. Awesome in the true sense of the word!
     
  16. Essie

    Essie Registered User

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Three times?? Izzy I am jealous!!! One of those places that has always been on my 'one day....' list.
     
  17. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    I taught in Jordan in 1975-1976. I visited at least twice then. Bill and I had a holiday in Jordan and Syria some years ago and we visited it together then.
     
  18. Essie

    Essie Registered User

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Wow Izzy! That must have been quite an experience in so many ways.
     
  19. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
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    "Awesome" is not how I would describe the computer system!
     

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