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Old March 29th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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A lot of people use abbreviations on theses forums, such as TA, pax, DW, DH, etc. My question is what does the "D" stand for in DH or DW? Sorry if this is so obvious, but it is really bugging me that I can't figure it out.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 11:12 AM
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DEAR, DARLING DOPEY pick one
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Old March 29th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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And TA is either Travel Agent or TransAtlantic (pretty easy to figure out by the context. PAX is passenger(s) Canx is cancelled, OBC is On Board Credit. Any more?
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Old March 29th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Agree - some time a bit too much for me - as non english speaking I also have problems - no clue about DH and DW
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Agree - some time a bit too much for me - as non english speaking I also have problems - no clue about DH and DW
darling or dear husband

darling or dear wife
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Here is a sticky from the HAL board that has many of these abbreviations explained.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1296222
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The most confusing one (for me) has to be TATL.

TATL is another form for TransAtlantic.
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The only one I had in question was the "D", seems like everybody uses the "DH or DW", I'm sure thy don't talk like that in real life. When I feel the need to mention my wife in a post, I will just type out "my wife". Thanks for the responses.
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It took me a while to get "MOO" !!!
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The only one I had in question was the "D", seems like everybody uses the "DH or DW", I'm sure thy don't talk like that in real life. When I feel the need to mention my wife in a post, I will just type out "my wife". Thanks for the responses.
I use "hubby" and "the girl" (even though I've now taken to using "the teen"). What's weird is that somebody was harping on my use of "the girl" in my review of my last cruise, even after I said that's how my hubby and I often refer to her.
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The only one I had in question was the "D", seems like everybody uses the "DH or DW", I'm sure thy don't talk like that in real life. When I feel the need to mention my wife in a post, I will just type out "my wife". Thanks for the responses.
LOL That's me, too. It's just as easy to type "my wife" as it is to type "DW." Some abbreviations make sense, like OBC for on board credit, or MDR for main dining room, but the DW, DH, DD, DS stuff just makes me laugh.
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It took me awhile to learn but once you start thinking of d ad dear it start making more sense. If you text it really comes in handy.
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