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#1
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I'm a "newbie" and I have tried to find the answer on these threads but I couldn't. What do the initials y'all talk about mean. DBK, DK, pax, and many many more. Sorry to be so ignorant but everyday is a new learning experience
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DW- Dear Wife
DS- " Son or sister
DD- " Daughter
BIL Brother in law
SIL Sister in law
And so on
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pax would be passengers
MHO would be my humble opinion
JMHO would be just my humble opinion
SO would be significant other
BTW would be by the way

I know there are tons more, but that's all that comes to mind immediately.
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Here's a list of abbreviations that has been posted in the past

Originally posted by Alexis
Here is a List from PhoenixCruiser.
Copy it and next time you are not sure what you are reading, look at this list.
If you still do not know? Ask us.

ASAP = As soon as possible
ATM = At The Moment
AYT = Are you there?
BBL = Be Back Later
BF = Boy Friend
BIL = Brother in Law
BL = Belly laughing!
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way
DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc
DF= Dear Fiance
DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband) , Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc
DIKU = Do I know you?
DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc
F2F = Face to face
FAO = For attention of
FAQ = Frequently asked question
FIL = Father in Law
FWIW = For what it’s worth
FYI = For Your Information
GF = Girl Friend
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
IM = Instant message
IMCO = In my considered opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IRL = In real life
ISO = In search of
JK = Just Kidding
LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots of Laughs
MIL = Mother in Law
OIC = Oh, I see!
OMG = Oh My Gosh!
OP + Original poster
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On the other hand
PITA = Pain in the “acronym” (Use this if a board friend has gotten a little heavy handed with acronyms)
PITA = Pain In the A$$
POV = Point of View
PTMM = Please tell me more
ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling on the Floor Laughing My A$$ Off
SIL = Sister in Law
SO = Significant Other
SU = Spousal Unit
TG = Thank Goodness
TGIF = Thank Goodness It's Friday!
TIA = Thanks in Advance
TMI = Too Much Information
Other common ones on these boards include

TA - which can mean transatlantic cruise or travel agent depending on the context
OBC - onboard booking credit
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another one would be MDR = main dining room
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#9
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Originally posted by wineforhealth
What Does CB stand for I have seen that in the Princess forums?

CB is the code for Caribbean Princess.
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#10
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Originally posted by lollyandsugar
Thank you so much. That really helps me.....I'm 61 years old and probably the only one in the world who is "just catching on" to these things...

Nope definitely not the only one. This gets asked here frequently. The abbreviations make it easier to post but sometimes you just don't know them so don't be afraid to ask. I've been around for a while and some still get me.
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3/02 Sovereign of the Seas Bahamas, 5/03 Voyager of the Seas Western Caribbean, 1/05 Voyager of the Seas Eastern Caribbean, 12/05 Rhapsody of the Seas Western Caribbean, 2/06 Brilliance of the Seas Partial Panama Canal(Live posts or photos), 3/06 Serenade of the Seas Southern Caribbean (Review or photos), 3/06 Monarch of the Seas Mexico, 2/07 Jewel of the Seas Eastern Caribbean (Mustard of the Seas 1) (View photos), 1/08 Maui Trip (View photos), 5/08 Rhapsody of the Seas Alaska (trip report, photos, Compasses/Menus/Other Info, review, review with pictures), 5/09 Serenade of the Seas Alaska (View Photos), 11/09 Radiance of the Seas Mexico (View Photos), Jewel of the Seas WB TA 09/10 (Review, View Photos), 8/11 Peru & Machu Picchu (View Photos), 8/12 Colombia (View Photos), 10/12 Jewel of the Seas Canada/New England (View Photos), 2012 Christmas Markets Salzburg/Munich (View Photos), 4/13 Jewel of the Seas Cozumel (View Photos), 8/13 Ghana (View Photos-Part 1 & Part 2), 11/13 Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean (Review, View Photos), 1/14 Adventure of the Seas Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 9/14 Jewel of the Seas Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 11/14 Celebrity Summit Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 5/15 Jaco Beach, Costa Rica (View Photos), 6/15 AmaSerena Danube River (View Photos), 7/15 Majesty of the Seas Bahamas (View Photos), 8/15 Navigator of the Seas Western Caribbean, 1/16 Celebrity Summit Southern Caribbean, 11/16 Celebrity Silhouette WB TA, 1/17 Celebrity Infinity South America
#11
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Originally posted by wrp96
CB is the code for Caribbean Princess.
That one has always driven me nuts. Why is it the CB and the not the CP? LOL

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#12
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Originally posted by CruisnGram
That one has always driven me nuts. Why is it the CB and the not the CP? LOL

CG

CP was already taken. That's the code for the Coral Princess I believe (or it might be the Crown Princess I'm not sure on that one).
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3/02 Sovereign of the Seas Bahamas, 5/03 Voyager of the Seas Western Caribbean, 1/05 Voyager of the Seas Eastern Caribbean, 12/05 Rhapsody of the Seas Western Caribbean, 2/06 Brilliance of the Seas Partial Panama Canal(Live posts or photos), 3/06 Serenade of the Seas Southern Caribbean (Review or photos), 3/06 Monarch of the Seas Mexico, 2/07 Jewel of the Seas Eastern Caribbean (Mustard of the Seas 1) (View photos), 1/08 Maui Trip (View photos), 5/08 Rhapsody of the Seas Alaska (trip report, photos, Compasses/Menus/Other Info, review, review with pictures), 5/09 Serenade of the Seas Alaska (View Photos), 11/09 Radiance of the Seas Mexico (View Photos), Jewel of the Seas WB TA 09/10 (Review, View Photos), 8/11 Peru & Machu Picchu (View Photos), 8/12 Colombia (View Photos), 10/12 Jewel of the Seas Canada/New England (View Photos), 2012 Christmas Markets Salzburg/Munich (View Photos), 4/13 Jewel of the Seas Cozumel (View Photos), 8/13 Ghana (View Photos-Part 1 & Part 2), 11/13 Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean (Review, View Photos), 1/14 Adventure of the Seas Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 9/14 Jewel of the Seas Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 11/14 Celebrity Summit Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 5/15 Jaco Beach, Costa Rica (View Photos), 6/15 AmaSerena Danube River (View Photos), 7/15 Majesty of the Seas Bahamas (View Photos), 8/15 Navigator of the Seas Western Caribbean, 1/16 Celebrity Summit Southern Caribbean, 11/16 Celebrity Silhouette WB TA, 1/17 Celebrity Infinity South America
#13
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Originally posted by wrp96
TA - which can mean transatlantic cruise or travel agent depending on the context
Which is why, in airline jargon, they use TATL for Trans-Atlantic and TPAC for Trans-Pacific....
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Originally posted by lollyandsugar
I'm a "newbie" and I have tried to find the answer on these threads but I couldn't. What do the initials y'all talk about mean. DBK, DK, pax, and many many more. Sorry to be so ignorant but everyday is a new learning experience
Since others pretty well took care of your question ...

I just want to Welcome you to Cruise Critic.
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Wow thanks everyone, most I could figure out.
Some I could not.. very helpful !!
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