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Since we all have developed lingo or jargon for our hobbies and jobs, I thought I would list some of the most common ones from our little list.  If you have suggestions, please let me know!

Acronym or
Loose Definition
ABTWMP About to wet my pants, usually in association with LMBO or ROFL.
AFK, AFC Away from keyboard or computer
Baggy A plastic baggy full of supplies, see also squishy
BE, BDE Brazilian embroidery, Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery
BRB Be right back
BTW By the way
CATS Creative Arts and Textiles Seminars
CQ Crazy quilting
DH Dear heart, dear husband, or something less pleasant when a spouse is angry, like darn husband or worse!  
DD, DDIL Dear daughter, dear daughter in law
DS Dear son, sometimes dear spouse...context is important! 
EGA Embroiders Guild of America
EGC Embroiders Guild of Canada
Flame, Flaming The name arises from the fact that the email or post is incendiary.  A flame can be demeaning or insulting or intended to cause derision or disturbance.  On our list, if someone gets burned, more than likely, someone will get banned.
FWIW For what its worth
FYI For your information
GGP Gotta go pee, usually used with BRB
IM, AIM Instant Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger
IMIO In my informed opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion
Lingerie Lace The inexpensive stretchy nylon lace often found on lingerie.  
LMBO Laughing my behind off
LOL Laughing out loud
NAYY No affiliation, yada yada.  This is used when a list member is talking about a vendor or supplier and wants everyone to know they have no vested interest other than the groups edification.
OMG Oh my goodness
PIMP Peeing in my pants, usually associated with ROFL
PITA Pain in the "backside"
RAK Random act of kindness
ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing.  Sometimes used with LMBO or PIMP.
SIL Son in law or sister in law, again context is important
Spam No, not the infamous potted meat!  Spam is any unauthorized solicitation or junk email
Squishy A mailer full of goodies, see also baggy
SRE Silk ribbon embroidery
Stash You stash of embroidery supplies
UFO Unfinished object
WIP Work in progress
XS Cross stitch

2001 - 2003
Last edited: 12/28/2003