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Thread: Internet acronyms

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Default Internet acronyms

    OK, txt spk kids, this is the end of your supremacy. I've found these! :P

    404 I haven't a clue
    ADN Any day now
    AFAIK As far as I know
    AFK Away from keyboard
    ARE Acronym-rich environment
    ASAP As soon as possible
    A/S/L? Age/sex/location?
    B4N Bye for now
    BAK Back at the keyboard
    BAS Big a** smile
    BBIAB Be back in a bit
    BBL Be back later
    BBN Bye bye now
    BBS Be back soon
    BEG Big evil grin
    BF Boy friend
    BFD Big f***ing deal
    BFN Bye for now
    BG Big grin
    BIBO Beer in, beer out
    BIOYIOP Blow it out your I/O port
    BL Belly laughing
    BMGWL Busting my gut with laughter
    BOTEC Back-of-the-envelope calculation
    BRB Be right back
    BTA But then again...
    BTDT Been there, done that
    BTW By the way
    BWL Bursting with laughter
    BWTHDIK But what the heck do I know...?
    CICO Coffee in, coffee out
    C&G Chuckle and grin
    CNP Continued in next post
    CRB Come right back
    CRBT Crying real big tears
    CU See you
    CUL See you later
    CUL8ER See you later
    CYA See ya
    CYA Cover your ass
    CYO See you online
    DBA Doing business as
    DFLA Disenhanced four-letter acronym (that is, a TLA)
    DL Dead link
    DLTBBB Don't let the bed bugs bite
    DIKU Do I know you?
    DITYID Did I tell you I'm distressed?
    DOM Dirty old man
    DOS Dozing off soon
    DQMOT Don't quote me on this
    DTRT Do the right thing
    DWB Don't write back
    EG Evil grin
    EMFBI Excuse me for butting in
    EMSG E-mail message
    EOM End of message
    EOT End of thread (meaning: end of discussion)
    ETLA Extended three-letter acronym (that is, an FLA)
    F2F Face to face
    FAQ Frequently-ask question(s)
    FC Fingers crossed
    FISH First in, still here
    FLA Four-letter acronym
    FMTYEWTK Far more than you ever wanted to know
    FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
    FTBOMH From the bottom of my heart
    FUBAR F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
    FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
    FWIW For what it's worth
    FYI For your information
    G Grin
    GA Go ahead
    GAL Get a life
    GD&R Grinning, ducking, and running
    GF Girlfriend
    GFN Gone for now
    GGP Gotta go pee
    GIWIST Gee, I wish I'd said that
    GL Good luck
    GMAB Give me a break
    GMTA Great minds think alike
    GOL Giggling out loud
    GTRM Going to read mail
    GTSY Glad to see you
    H&K Hug and kiss
    HAGN Have a good night
    HAND Have a nice day
    HHIS Hanging head in shame
    HIG How's it going
    HT Hi there
    HTH Hope this helps
    HUB Head up butt
    IAC In any case
    IAE In any event
    IANAL I am not a lawyer (but)
    IC I see
    IGP I gotta pee
    IHA I hate acronyms
    IHU I hear you
    IIRC If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
    ILU or ILY I love you
    IM Immediate message
    IMCO In my considered opinion
    IMHO In my humble opinion
    IMing Chatting with someone online usually while doing other things such as playing trivia or other interactive game
    IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
    IMO In my opinion
    IMS I am sorry
    IOW In other words
    IPN I'm posting naked
    IRL In real life (that is, when not chatting)
    ITIGBS I think I'm going to be sick
    IWALU I will always love you
    IYSWIM If you see what I mean
    J4G Just for grins
    JBOD Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of independent disks, etc.)
    JIC Just in case
    JK Just kidding
    JMO Just my opinion
    JTLYK Just to let you know
    KISS Keep it simple stupid
    KIT Keep in touch
    KOTC Kiss on the cheek
    KOTL Kiss on the lips
    KWIM? Know what I mean?
    L8R Later
    L8R G8R Later gator
    LD Later, dude
    LDR Long-distance relationship
    LHO Laughing head off
    LLTA Lots and lots of thunderous applause
    LMAO Laughing my a** off
    LMSO Laughing my socks off
    LOL Laughing out loud
    LRF Little Rubber Feet (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment)
    LSHMBH Laughing so hard my belly hurts
    LTM Laugh to myself
    LTNS Long time no see
    LTR Long-term relationship
    LULAB Love you like a brother
    LULAS Love you like a sister
    LUWAMH Love you with all my heart
    LY Love ya
    LY4E Love ya forever
    MorF Male or female
    MOSS Member of the same sex
    MOTOS Member of the opposite sex
    MTF More to follow
    MUSM Miss you so much
    NADT Not a darn thing
    NFG No f*****g good
    NFW No feasible way or no f*****g way
    NIFOC Naked in front of computer
    NP or N/P No problem
    NRN No response necessary
    OIC Oh, I see
    OLL Online love
    OMG Oh my God
    OTF Off the floor
    OTOH On the other hand
    OTTOMH Off the top of my head
    PANS Pretty awesome new stuff (as opposed to "POTS")
    PAW Parents are watching
    PCMCIA People can't master computer industry acronyms
    PDA Public display of affection
    PEBCAK Problem exists between chair and keyboard
    PIBKAC Problem is between keyboard and chair
    PITA Pain in the ass
    PM Private message
    PMFJIB Pardon me for jumping in but...
    POAHF Put on a happy face
    ::POOF:: Goodbye (leaving the room)
    POTS Plain old telephone service
    PU That stinks!
    QT Cutie
    RL Real life (that is, when not chatting)
    ROR Raffing out roud (Engrish for "laughing out loud")
    ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
    ROTFLMAOWPIMP Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off while peeing in my pants
    ROTFLMBO Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
    RPG Role-playing games
    RSN Real soon now
    RT Real time
    RTFM Read the f***ing manual
    RYO Roll your own (write your own program; derived from cigarettes rolled yourself with tobacco and paper)
    S^ S'up - what's up
    S4L Spam for life (what you may get when you become someone's customer or client)
    SHCOON Shoot hot coffee out of nose
    SEG S***-eating grin
    SETE Smiling ear to ear
    SF Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)
    SHID Slaps head in disgust
    SNAFU Situation normal, all f***ed up
    SO Significant other
    SOL Smilling out loud or sh*t out of luck
    SOMY Sick of me yet?
    SOT Short on time
    SOTMG Short on time must go
    STFW Search the f*****g Web
    STW Search the Web
    SU Shut up
    SUAKM Shut up and kiss me
    SUP What's up
    SWAG Stupid wild-a** guess
    SWAK Sealed with a kiss
    SWL Screaming with laughter
    SYS See you soon
    TA Thanks again
    TAFN That's all for now
    TANSTAAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
    TCOY Take care of yourself
    TFH Thread from hell (a discussion that just won't die and is often irrelevant to the purpose of the forum or group)
    TGIF Thank God it's Friday
    THX Thanks
    TIA Thanks in advance (used if you post a question and are expecting a helpful reply)
    TILII Tell it like it is
    TLA Three-letter acronym
    TLK2UL8R Talk to you later
    TMI Too much information
    TNT Till next time
    TOPCA Til our paths cross again (early Celtic chat term)
    TOY Thinking of you
    TPTB The powers that be
    TTFN Ta-Ta for now
    TTT Thought that, too (when someone types in what you were about to type)
    TTYL Talk to you later
    TU Thank you
    TY Thank you
    UAPITA You're a pain in the ass
    UW You're welcome
    VBG Very big grin
    VBSEG Very big s***-eating grin
    WAG Wild a** guess
    WAYD What are you doing
    WB Welcome back
    WBS Write back soon
    WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge?
    WEG Wicked evil grin
    WFM Works for me
    WIBNI Wouldn't it be nice if
    WT? What/who the ?
    WTFO What the F***! Over!
    WTG Way to go!
    WTGP? Want to go private?
    WU? What's up?
    WUF? Where are you from?
    WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
    YBS You'll be sorry
    YGBSM You gotta be s***tin' me!
    YMMV Your mileage may vary.
    YW You're welcome

    Wanna make it a sticky?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005


    yuo are such a geek!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Bracknell, Berkshire, UK


    but these are NON TXT SPK forums so use them here at your peril!!!

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