10 December 2008


I was suddenly worried that my use of "BF" would be interpreted as "Best Friend" instead of "Boy Friend". Happily I discovered that BF is listed as Boy Friend for the first three entries on the Urban Dictionary, which is like the OED only way less up itself. Interestingly, one commentator suggested that BF in caps is preferred for Best Friend, and bf, lower case, for boy friend. Hm. I'm not convinced, but it does save me from having to come up with a clever euphemism.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, Jeannette, to an English speaker 'BF' can also mean 'bloody fool', though that thought didn't enter anybody's mind for a single second. By-the-way, the Free Dictionary gives 101 definitions for 'BF', including 'but first' (as opposed to 'butt first', I assume?), 'board foot' and 'bond finger' and, my favourites, 'balls faced' and 'buttock firmer' - http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/Bloody+Fool