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Initial post: Dec 1, 2012 1:28:41 AM PST
GoTaddict says:
in this and other romance forums. Is there a list of them? I have looked at every web site trying to find out, HP=Harry Potter is the closest reference I can find to a book!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 1:36:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 9:42:21 AM PST
JennyG. says:
H - Hero
h - heroine

HEA - happily ever after

HP - Harlequin Presents

HR - historical romance

CR - contemporary romance

PNR - paranormal romance

UBS - used bookstore

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 1:38:53 AM PST
Lord Rose says:
And don't forget MWOP- Mighty Wang of Power *G*

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 1:44:18 AM PST
cathyr says:
DTB - Dead Tree Book

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 1:52:12 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 1, 2012 1:53:25 AM PST
Bling says:
ow/ym - older woman/younger man

HFN - Happy for now

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 3:02:03 AM PST
Lord Rose says:
OW - Other woman
OM - Other man
YA - Young Adult
NA - New Adult
m/m, f/f, m/f, m/f/m, and various combinations of ms and fs- the genders of the main characters (and how many of them there are)
TBR - To be read
DNF - Did not finish

And then there are a few authors and series that get their own acronyms, although usually they're still referenced by name. Off the top of my head, SEP= Susan Elizabeth Phillips, IAD= Immortals After Dark (by Kresley Cole), BDB= Black Dagger Brotherhood (by J.R. Ward).

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 5:19:34 AM PST
acmer says:
TSTL: Too Stupid To Live

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 5:32:07 AM PST
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read4fun says:
BDSM: Bondage & Discipline/Domination & Submission

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 5:54:37 AM PST
Lord Rose says:
No, it's always too stupid to live, meaning the character (usually the heroine) does extremely stupid things that often lead to dangerous situations.

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Bling says:
Such as refusing the protection of the hero even if she's obviously in danger and things like that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 6:19:24 AM PST
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or running off on her own to solve a mystery and ending up being held hostage and requiring the hero to come and rescue her

the TSTL heroine is quite often seen in romsus (romantic suspense) books, where the romance is more dominant than the suspense

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 6:29:57 AM PST
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Bling says:
Lol, that is probably a question for the authors!

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 6:53:03 AM PST
why is kacee being such a troll?

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:07:00 AM PST
yes - genuine questions - first you tell the OP to spell-check their post;

the you try to clarify about TSTL - then some random comment about being bullied and harassed - which has nothing to do with the context...

this thread is for acronyms - if you want to get into a discussion of why guys like TSTL characters -then start your own thread

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 7:11:49 AM PST
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D. Arnold says:
Here are some that baffled me once:

IIRC - if I remember correctly
IMO - in my opinion
OTT - over the top

*POS - This one still gets me. I get it in the sentence sometimes and then forget what it means????

edit - to add another

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:13:23 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
Thank you. I didn't want to be the first to post an objection.

However, be aware that both you and I have now allowed this person to officially derail the thread. I suggest we all just put her on ignore.

(Shame that a member doesn't see the "Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion" result for her own posts.)

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:14:34 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
POS

Piece of, um, excrement in the vernacular.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:26:41 AM PST
D. Arnold says:
So simple, but so far away from the brain!!!!
Thanks

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 7:30:50 AM PST
POW = Piece of Work, which I think is a sanitized version of POS.

But in full disclosure I should admit I spent some time when I first saw that one trying to figure out what war was being referenced.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:34:08 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
That reminds me of another acronym: POV - Point of View

Also we see this a lot in these discussions: YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (meaning "you may see things differently")

DL
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