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Internet Abbreviations.. lets have some E-learning
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Posted 1/12/08 , edited 1/15/08

I was in a chat conference and somebody is typing IWSN. i am already NIFOC. And the other guys typed FOAD..

what the hell was that???...

So i did a little research and compiled some of the most common internet SLANGs, that is being used today..

You can add some if you found a new one.. lol


AFAICR/S/T - As Far As I Can Recall/Remember/See/Tell
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
ASL - Age / Sex / Location
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ATM - At The Moment


B2B - Business to Business
BBIAB - Be Back In a Bit
BG - background
BHWU - back home with you
BIAF - Back In A Few
BICBW - but I could be wrong
BION - Believe it or not.
BBL/S - Be Back Later/Shortly/Soon
BCNU - Be Seein' You
Beature - a bug in a program which turns out to be a useful feature
BFD - Big F*cking Deal
BFFAE - best friends forever and ever
Blog - also known as weblog or an online journal
BOFH - Bastard Operator From Hell
Bot - any type of automated software in chatrooms and Web-cataloging software
BRB - Be Right Back
BSOD - Blue Screen of Death
BTDT - Been There Done That
BTW - By The Way
Bump - Increment. (For example, C's ++ operator.)


CPW - change password
CP- cellular phone
CU - See You (later)
CYA - See Ya(you) OR Cover Your Ass



DOA - Dead on arrival
DILLIGAF - Does It Look Like I Give A Flip/lurve
DFTT - Don't Feed the Trolls



FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
FOAD - F*ck Off And Die
FOAF - Friend Of A Friend
FTW - For The Win/World
FTL - For The Loss
FUBAR - weee Up Beyond All Recognition/Repair (from military slang; pronounced "foo-bar")
FUD - "Fear, uncertainty and doubt" (the purposeful spread of misinformation)
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information


GG - Good Game or Good Going, the first used at the conclusion of a gaming match, often to demonstrate good sportsmanship and a great attitude, the second used sometimes to congratulate someone, but more often in a sarcastic manner.
G.I.R.L- Guy In Real Life (courtesy of a Filipino, online gamer)
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GNOC - get naked on cam
Godwin's Law - Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
GTFO Stands for Get The F*ck Out.
GTG or G2G - Got To Go and Good To Go


HAND - Have A Nice Day
Handle - Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)
HARLO - REFERS TO HELLO, WHICH ACTUALLY POINTS OUT YOU TO STOP ON SOMETHING
Haxor or H4x0r (ASCII) - Hacker
Hit - A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb)loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.
Hot List - A collection of publicly available URLS (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files. This term is not to be confused with Favorites
HTH - Hope This/That Helps


IANAL - I Am Not A LawyeR
IBTL - In Before The Lock
IDK - I Don't Know
IGN - IN-GAME NAME
IIRC - If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO - In My (Humble/Honest, Not So Humble) Opinion
IOW - In Other WordS
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRL - In Real Life
IWSN - I Want Sex Now
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean


Jaggy - aliased computer graphics
JTFC- Jesus Titty F*cking Christ [Team America: World Police]
JK or j/k - Just Kidding




Lag - Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency; Lag is sometimes due to a server problem, but more frequently due to the connection between client and server. A slow or intermittent connection may often be referred to as laggy
Lamer - A know-nothing, one who is lame
Leet - Often spelled as l33t or l337 in ASCII form. It originally meant elite
LMIRL - Let's Meet In Real Life
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LMFAO - Laughing My F*cking Ass Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud, Laugh Out Loud
LTNS - Long Time No See
Lurker - Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions


MMORPG, MMO - Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
MOTD - Message Of The Day
MUD - "Multi-User Dungeon"
MUSH - "Multi-User Shared Hallucination"
MYOB - Mind Your Own Business


NE1 - "Anyone"
Newbie - An inexperienced user of a system or game. See also N00B
NIFOC - Naked In Front Of Computer
NM - (Sometimes written N/M) No Message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line
N00B- An insult used to offend a newbie or a low level player/ user in the field
NP - No Problem
NSFW - Not Safe For Work. Warning about content that may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers
NVM ,NVMD, or nm - Nevermind, not much


ORLY - Oh really?
OIC - Oh, I See
OFN - Old Fucking News
OMG - Oh My God
OMFG- Oh My F*cking God
OP - Operator
OS - Operating System
OTOH - On The Other Hand


PEBKAC/PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
Ping - From the popular network monitoring tool named after table tennis, used as a greeting similar to "Are you there?".
PITA - Pain In The Arse/Ass
PLMK - Please Let Me Know
PMSL - Pissing MySelf Laughing
POS - Parent over shoulder (commonly used by children to notify others of a scrutinizing parent) OR Piece Of paper.
POTS - Plain Old Telephone Service
P2P - Peer to peer


QQ - Commonly interpreted as "cry more noob;" literally, a set of crying eyes.
QFT - Quoted for Truth; used to indicate agreement with a quoted passage.


Rehi (or merely re) - Hello again
RL - Real Life
RO(T)FL - Rolling On (The) Floor Laughing
RO(T)FLMAO - Rolling On (The) Floor Laughing My Ass off, sometimes appended with "LOL" or "LMAO"
ROTG - Rolling On The Ground (used in place of RO(T)FL
RSN - Real Soon Now (used sarcastically)
RTFM - Read The F*cking Manual
RTFS - Read The F*cking Source
RTFB - Read The F*cking Book

SSCNR - Sorry, Could Not Resist
SNAFU- Situation normal, all weee up (from military slang)
Snail mail - Normal paper mail service
Spider - The program behind a search engine
STFU- Shut The F*ck Up
STFW - Search The Fucking Web


TBF - Time Between Failures
TBH - To Be Honest , Total Body Hug
TH(N)X, TNX or TX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TINC - There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories
TOS - Terms Of Service
TTBOMK - To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL- Talk To You Later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL) and tottaly
Tweedler - One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets
TYT - Take Your Time
TY - Thank You
TYVM - Thank You Very Much



W/ or W/O - with or without
W/E or - Whatever
WB - Welcome Back
WTF - What The F*ck
W00T - happiness or excitement, usually over the Internet.
WTG - Way To Go
WTH - What The Heck/Hell
WRT - With Respect/Regard To
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get



YARLY - Yes, really. (As opposed to ORLY (O, really?))
YHBT - You have been trolled.
YKW - You Know What?
YMMV - Your mileage may vary.


ZOMG - An intentional misspelling of the acronym shorthand for "Oh My God" and pronounced "Zoh My God" (see OMG)
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hmmmmmm i do lmao, lol, omg, wtf, and stfu alot on gaming. but the most funny is OLO. outragous luagh out. i just thought it was funny
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my goodness...

what is with all the troll ones btw?
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Wow, I never realized there were so much O.o um, well my addition to your list [ assuming its not there ] is GTH - Go To Hell. I use it often when instant messaging with my sister online ^-^
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lol, wtf, omg...Yup Internet abbreviations can be too hard to decifer. Btw who would like to go to my BBQ lol
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Posted 1/12/08
what about JFTR?
just for the record
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It's funny how people could come up with so much abbreviations ever since internet chatting came alive. Now I feel educated. hahaha.

I'd like to see someone use DFTT. lol.
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wtf?? iwnuootctdemsaicrta: i would never use one of these cuz they dont even make sense,, and i cant remember them all
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anyways thank you im gonna paste this on my profile so i wont have trouble trying to understand some of my friends! haha
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GB2 - Go Back To
Troller - Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions
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nv - never
plz - please
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nm- not much
lol- laugh out loud
idk- i dont know
rolfs- rolling on the floor laughing
wtf- what the f
ihy- i hate you
plz- please
those above are the ones i use the most ^^
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Posted 1/12/08
whooaw many abbre....never thought of that....
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Posted 1/13/08

welook wrote:

hmmmmmm i do lmao, lol, omg, wtf, and stfu alot on gaming. but the most funny is OLO. outragous luagh out. i just thought it was funny


LOL, your OLO is really funny...
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Posted 1/13/08
you forgot SOB which means Son of a bitch
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