1. Hi all

    I hope you don't mind me saying..... as I am new to the site......? but I get very confused by the abbreviations used......... we are not all from the same country.... so they really don't mean much.......?..... x
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  3. by   lasair
    Got any examples?
  4. by   Meriwhen
    Hi and welcome!

    I realize that sometimes those who don't speak English as their primarly language find that abbreviations can get lost in translation. Here are a couple of links that I hope can help you out.

    If you mean general online abbreviations such as LOL, YMMV, AFAIK, etc.:
    Appendix:English internet slang - Wiktionary

    If you want nursing-related abbreviations:
    nursing/medical abbreviations
    Note: some abbreviations can vary between specialities as well as between individual facilities.

    If you have a specific abbreviation that you want a translation for, tell us what it is and one of us will be happy to provide the info.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Feb 4, '14
  5. by   loriangel14
    What abbreviations are you having trouble with?
  6. by   KelRN215
    Are you talking about medical/nursing abbreviations or internet abbreviations?