If you’re reading through any of the comments in the forums, you may see strange references to various animals and wonder if you’ve ended up in a zoo. Fortunately you haven’t – the animal references are just simple ways for members to let other members know when they’re not responding appropriately in a thread. So what are some of the most common animal acronyms used in forums?
A unicorn is a person who believes that everything is perfect. No matter what individual situations are raised, a unicorn believes in a fairy tale world where birth is perfect, babies are perfect and there’s always one simple solution t
o every problem.
A hippo is a person who stubbornly refuses to pay attention to any comments after the first one. Even if someone clarifies or adds further information to a post, the hippo will continue to push their opinion based on the first thing posted. Hippo is an acronym for Happily Ignoring Previous Posters Opinions.
A llama is a person who starts drama. Whether it’s name calling, insulting parenting choices or simply being passive aggressive, a drama llama is a person who either accidentally or intentionally starts arguments where ever they go.1 | 2