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As a non English speaking person i also find it difficult to guess what DH, DD, DW, MO, TA, MDR. MTD etc should be translated to.

DH Dear Husband

DD Dear Daughter

DS Dear Son

DW Dear Wife

GM Grand Mother

GF Grand Father

MO ?

TA Trans Atlantic or travel agent

MDR Main Dining Room

MTD ?

SIL Sister in law

BIL Brother in law

BF Boyfriend

GF Girlfriend

HMC Half Moon Cay

PC Port Canaveral

NYC New York City

FLL Fort Lauderdale

 

and there are more of them

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DH Dear Husband

DD Dear Daughter

DS Dear Son

DW Dear Wife

GM Grand Mother

GF Grand Father

MO ?

TA Trans Atlantic or travel agent

MDR Main Dining Room

MTD ?

SIL Sister in law

BIL Brother in law

BF Boyfriend

GF Girlfriend

HMC Half Moon Cay

PC Port Canaveral

NYC New York City

FLL Fort Lauderdale

 

and there are more of them

 

To make it really difficult, some of the acronyms, like MTD are specific to only one cruise line. MTD is My Time Dining - it took me a while to figure that out. And some of the acronyms are about ship names, or about cruise lines (RCI = Royal Caribbean International, RSSC = Regent Seven Seas Cruises).

 

At least "acronyms" like FLL aren't really acronyms at all, they're IATA official airport designations for that city.

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MTD is My Time Dining.

CD is Cruise Director.

OBC is On Board Credit.

MIL, DIL, SIL, FIL the in laws: Mother, daughter, son, father...

X is Celebrity Cruises.

RC Roll Call

RCCL Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

RCI Royal Caribbean International.

POC Port Canaveral

POE Port Everglades

NOLA New Orleans

 

Too many to remember them all in one go :o

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If someones uses one that I don't know what it means I google it.

Keith

Just what I did - and here is what I got based on the list by Kamloops50.

Some might be retaliate to my location.

why use of acronyms make it difficult - and even more for non English speaking.

 

DH - Damn Husband

DD - Daily Driver

DS - Danish Standards Bureau

DW - Damage Waiver

GM - Gambler Master

GF . Gage Factor

TA - Ambient Temperature

MDR - Magic Decoder Ring

MTD - Main Threat Direction

SIL - Safety Integrity Level

BIL - Basic Insulation Level

BF - Baby Face

HMC - Halal Monitoring Committee

PC - Coastal Patrol

NYC - National Youth Commission

FLL - Faculty Liaison Libraria

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Crazy thing is ... the common ones seem to become a normal way on the boards. :rolleyes:

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Except that the 'common ones' are changing from board to board - this thread is the 'New cruisers > First Time Cruisers' Board!

- When I'm visiting new boards, I'm really struggling. HMC does mean 'Half Moon Cay' at the Carnival Board and 'Halifax Metro Centre' in Halifax, Canada.

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Except that the 'common ones' are changing from board to board - this thread is the 'New cruisers > First Time Cruisers' Board!

- When I'm visiting new boards, I'm really struggling. HMC does mean 'Half Moon Cay' at the Carnival Board and 'Halifax Metro Centre' in Halifax, Canada.

 

You are so right. It can be confusing! :rolleyes:

 

I will try better at not using them.

 

LuLu

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Technically most of them are not acronyms but instead are called initialism.

 

An acronym is a pronounced word made up of the first letters of the words. Scuba is an acronym for "Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus" DH is not an acronym since you never pronounce the word DH.

 

Sorry to be picky, but it is true.

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Just what I did - and here is what I got based on the list by Kamloops50.

Some might be retaliate to my location.

why use of acronyms make it difficult - and even more for non English speaking.

 

DH - Damn Husband

DD - Daily Driver

DS - Danish Standards Bureau

DW - Damage Waiver

GM - Gambler Master

GF . Gage Factor

TA - Ambient Temperature

MDR - Magic Decoder Ring

MTD - Main Threat Direction

SIL - Safety Integrity Level

BIL - Basic Insulation Level

BF - Baby Face

HMC - Halal Monitoring Committee

PC - Coastal Patrol

NYC - National Youth Commission

FLL - Faculty Liaison Libraria

 

Too funny! I needed a good giggle. On a serious note, I too had trouble when first coming to the forums and I can't fathom how much more difficult it would be for those that aren't from America. They could solve the issue by handing out MDRs....:D

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DH Dear Husband

DD Dear Daughter

DS Dear Son

DW Dear Wife

GM Grand Mother

GF Grand Father

MO ?

TA Trans Atlantic or travel agent

MDR Main Dining Room

MTD ? My Time Dining...open walk in seating as available, or make a reservation for a time of your choice the night before

SIL Sister in law

BIL Brother in law

BF Boyfriend

GF Girlfriend

 

HMC Half Moon Cay

PC Port Canaveral

NYC New York City

FLL Fort Lauderdale

 

and there are more of them

 

Don't know about MO.

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