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. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

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    Fred was stationed in Jordan with the RAF for a while, Izzy. Before my time unfortunately, probably 1950s. He loved it there. Unfortunately could never persuade him to take me to Petra as he had already been there! What a lot of acronyms to learn, Scarlett. Good job you are not a bear of little brain like me
     
  2. Countryboy

    Countryboy Registered User

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    When I see / read things like AB because I have no idea of the meaning the thread doesn't mean anything it just so simple to write the words in full especially when some of us have dementia who read the threads
     
  3. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

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    I can see what you say Tony, especially if abbreviations/acronyms are used in the title of the thread, sometimes it is not immediately obvious what they mean whereas in the context of the message it becomes clear enough.

    I am an oldie so not familiar with all the modern acronyms but they are handy once I do get to know them.

    Lol Scarlett, I was amused at your mention of PETRA - I had never heard of it being computer related and have never visited Petra (I'm thinking I have missed out on something wonderful there). However there have been times, when life has thrown something awful in my path, I have been almost "petra-fied! :eek: (sorry)
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    Sorry for hijacking thread! The school I taught in was in old RAF (I think) huts. It was at First Circle in Amman. Maybe your husband was stationed there!! The school in now in an all singing all dancing modern building.
     
  5. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
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    Surely it's creating a new language. Why?

    Old moaner again here. Surely if you replace English words with acronyms you are creating a new language? Why? I know I can look up the meanings but you could do the same if we all posted in German for example. It just adds a layer of complication and makes it click'ish. There I've said it! Come on then: hit me with it
     
  6. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

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    Language evolves with use over time. If not we would all be speaking ancient germanic.
     
  7. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    #27 Beate, Jul 12, 2015
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    It's not complicated and it's not cliquish. Every website forum around the world uses abbreviations, and OH is one of the most well-known. You can learn them quite easily. Or as they say in Germany: ist doch alles nicht so dramatisch.
     
  8. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

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    I don't know what click'ish means;):confused::D:p
     
  9. CeliaW

    CeliaW Registered User

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    It's not meant to be cliquish Alan and the use of abbreviations has been around for many hundreds of years. As you can see from this site there are many in regular use and people on TP use relatively few. I hope it won't stop you finding the site (and the users! ) friendly and informative. ☺
    http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp
     
  10. lizzybean

    lizzybean Registered User

    Feb 3, 2014
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    I do sympathise Alan but I'm not the best/fastest typer in the world so acronyms work for me.

    Click-ish it ain't tho.
     
  11. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

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    There is a word cliquish.
     
  12. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    #32 nitram, Jul 12, 2015
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  13. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
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    Brilliant ta

    Yes ..... Cliquish!
     
  14. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

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    This is a clique that I am very happy to be part of.
     
  15. CynthsDaugh

    CynthsDaugh Registered User

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    I don't think use of acronyms is cliqueish - we have been using some for years eg. DVLA, HMRC etc. Some are specific to subjects such as dementia related ones here, but are only a shorthand and not meant to exclude people but make it quicker and easier to communicate on the forum.
     
  16. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

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    Ah! Thank you. I know cliquish:) Didn't know click'ish, I was :confused:
     
  17. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

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    The more I think about it the more obvious it is that we have always used abbreviations/acronyms. I still remember the first time I saw BOGOF - I was shocked until I realised it meant buy one get one free.
     
  18. canary

    canary Registered User

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    OMG, mum has Az, FIL had VasD and, AFAIK, OH probably has FTD, so IMO I need this site or Id be FUBAR by now. My response? DILLIGAF
    ROFL
     
  19. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
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    One of my CAB colleagues said she thought it was called PETRA, because everything entered in it was written in stone. I said "aaah, I see", but I'm sure it must be an acronym. AFAIK ;)
     
  20. Early Girlie

    Early Girlie Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    I wish there was a 'Like' button!
     

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