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musey

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How does the acronym work in your head?

The forum is "Ladies in Waiting," so presumably LIW would mean "Ladies in Waiting." Or is the LIW acronym separate from the title of the forum, making "L" singular - "Lady In Waiting" ?

I've seen people type LIWs which would be "Ladies in Waitings" or "Lady in Waitings."
I've typed LsIW in the past which would either be "Ladieses in Waiting" or "Ladies in Waiting," depending on whether you consider the LIW acronym to be separate from the forum title or not.

I just saw "MIWs" in a thread, which would be "Men in Waitings" or even "Mens in Waiting," unless the acronym is a word/label in itself and then it would just pluralize Men in Waiting as a unit.

I know this is an obnoxious thread, but it's something I've wondered about from time to time!
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Dreamgirl

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lol your silly!
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Yeah, it''s Ladies in Waiting but I often type LIWs. Never really thought about it before. Weird
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misskitty

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Hah! I always treat LIW as it''s own unit, so I pluralize it LIWs.
 

Bia

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I don''t do anything. I just say LIW. Whether I mean Ladies in Waiting, or Lady in Wating...or however else you can say it.
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Lauren8211

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LsIW.

Like culs-de-sac.
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Sorry.. I just watched the Gilmore Girls EP about Culs-de-sac.

Gotta love the Girls!
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sammyj

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I type LIWs because LsIW just looks weird (although I know it would be the correct term).

elle, you''re too funny. I could watch some Gilmore Girls right now...
 

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I think of Ladies in Waiting as members of the LIW forum. Therefore in referring to multiple members of the LIW forum I make the acronym plural-LIWs.
 

Bia

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gilmore girls =
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somegirl932

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Hahahaha this is great! I love you for wondering about this.

I also think of LIW as its own unit, and would pluralize it as LIWs...
 

Smurfysmiles

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i just saw that gilmore girls episode too lol
i always just put whatever came out of my fingers at the time since i knew you guys would know what i was talking about lol
 

fieryred33143

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I have never thought about it but then again I don''t get bothered with poor grammar either since I''m insanely guilty of it on forums. I think I have the same logic as Hudson.


Date: 3/20/2009 3:43:59 PM
Author: Bia
gilmore girls =
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HAHA I was thinking the same thing but didn''t want to be mean. Glad you said it and not me!

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Still_Waiting

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Date: 3/20/2009 3:20:25 PM
Author: elledizzy5
LsIW.

Like culs-de-sac.
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Sorry.. I just watched the Gilmore Girls EP about Culs-de-sac.

Gotta love the Girls!
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Oh, how I miss The Girls! I learned something new in that episode! LOL
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 3:40:59 PM
Author: Hudson_Hawk
I think of Ladies in Waiting as members of the LIW forum. Therefore in referring to multiple members of the LIW forum I make the acronym plural-LIWs.
Yeah! There you go...
 

Lauren8211

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Date: 3/20/2009 5:01:18 PM
Author: fieryred33143
I have never thought about it but then again I don't get bothered with poor grammar either since I'm insanely guilty of it on forums. I think I have the same logic as Hudson.



Date: 3/20/2009 3:43:59 PM

Author: Bia

gilmore girls =
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HAHA I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to be mean. Glad you said it and not me!


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DO NOT mess with the girls.

FF and I are both huge fans! Neither of us are happy!

ETA: LOL. FF just walked in from work and the first thing he said was "Are "The Girls" on DVR today?"

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Date: 3/20/2009 3:32:28 PM
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I type LIWs because LsIW just looks weird (although I know it would be the correct term).
Ditto. That''s if I don''t just type LIW....
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 3:04:56 PM
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Hah! I always treat LIW as it''s own unit, so I pluralize it LIWs.
ditto!
but i guess to be correct.. it would be ladies in waiting. oh well!!
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Feralpenchant

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Dude, that was the most confusing thing I''ve ever read. It reminds me of word problems in math in elementary school.
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lemony

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i know that LIW means "ladies in waiting" but whenever i see it, i think "left in waiting" how pathetic
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LOL
 

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Date: 3/20/2009 9:44:28 PM
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Dude, that was the most confusing thing I''ve ever read. It reminds me of word problems in math in elementary school.
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Lol!
Sally likes 225 but not 224; she likes 900 but not 800; she likes 144 but not 145.....
 

idreamofcushions

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Hmmm...I never thought about it before! I always say LIW''s if I''m making it plural, but I never say in my head Ladies in Waitings.

Great. Now this will forever bug me. Thanks, Musey.
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lol!
 

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Date: 3/21/2009 6:31:27 PM
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Sally likes 225 but not 224; she likes 900 but not 800; she likes 144 but not 145.....

Sally likes princess cuts, but not RBs...
 

JulieN

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LIW = Ladies in Waiting = Lady in Waiting. Depends on context. I don''t think I''ve ever put an s anywhere to denote the plural.
 
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