Glossary of Internet Abbreviations: Email and Chat Shorthand!
Author : Charles B.    -   Subject : Internet

    ROFLMAO, BRB, TTYL, IMHO, RTFM...
    The strange world of Internet shorthand.

    IMHO In My Humble Opinion

    TTYL Talk To You Later

    RTFM Read The F------ Manual

    ROFLMAO Roll On Floor Laughing My A** Off

    ITSFWI If The Shoe Fits, Wear It!

    WIBAMU Well, I'll be a Monkey's Uncle!

    POSSLQ Person of Opposite Sex, Sharing Living Quarters

    Yes, Internet users will write email, discussion group, and chat room postings using these abbreviations. It is particularly helpful to people who are not strong typists.

    BRB be right back
    BTW by the way
    TTYL talk to you later
    BFN bye for now
    TTFN ta-ta for now
    CYA see ya (or it could also be: cover your a*s)
    CUL8R see you later
    IMHO in my humble opinion
    IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion
    LOL laughing out loud
    ROTFL rolling on the floor laughing
    ROTFLMAO rolling on the floor laughing my a*s off
    RTM read the manual
    GG good game
    THX - thanks
    TX - thanks
    PLZ - please
    ASL age / sex / location?
    IRL in real life






    Part 2B: A Longer List of Internet Abbreviations:

    .02 My two cents worth.
    the speaker chuckles
    the speaker is frowning
    Grin
    the speaker is grinning
    the one writing the message is smiling
    the one writing the message is smirking
    the one writing the message is winking
    JK Just Kidding
    ? I have a question
    ! I have a comment
    A-OLs Administrators On-Line
    AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
    AFAIK As Far As I Know
    AFK Away From the Keyboard
    AISI As I See It
    ASAP As Soon As Possible ASL Age, sex, location
    ATSL Along The Same Line
    AWTTW Are We Having Fun Yet?
    AYOR At Your Own Risk
    B4N Bye For Now
    BAK Back At Keyboard
    BBFN Bye Bye For Now
    BBL Be Back Later
    BF Boy Friend
    BFN Bye For Now
    BIF Before I Forget
    BION Believe it or not
    BOT Back On Topic
    BRB Be Right Back
    BTAIM Be That As It May
    BTHOM Beats The Hell Outta Me
    BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead
    BTW By The Way
    BWL Bursting With Laughter
    BYKT But You Knew That
    BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle
    CMIIW Correct Me If Im Wrong
    CU See You
    CU2 See You, Too
    CUL See you later
    CUL8R See You Later
    CWYL Chat With You Later
    DIIK Damned If I Know.
    DIKU? Do I Know You?
    DILLIGAD Do I Look Like I Give A Darnn?.
    DIY Do It Yourself
    DK Dont Know
    F2F Face To Face
    FCFS First Come, First Served
    FISH First In, Still Here
    FITB Fill In The Blank
    FOAD F*** off and die
    FOAF Friend Of A Friend
    FS For Sale
    FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
    F2F Face to Face
    FTF Face To Face
    FTL Faster Than Light
    FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Repair
    FUBB Fouled Up Beyond Belief.
    FUD Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
    FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst
    FWIW For What Its Worth
    FYA For Your Amusement
    FYI For Your Information
    G Grin, or Giggle
    G2G Got to Go
    GA Go Ahead
    GAL Get A Life
    GD&R Grinning, Ducking and Running
    GF Girl Friend.
    GFN Gone For Now.
    GIWIST Gee, I Wish Id Said That
    GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
    GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
    GOWI Get On With It
    GTG Got To Go
    GTSY Great To See You
    H&K Hugs and Kisses
    HAK Hugs And Kisses
    IAC In Any Case
    IAE In Any Event
    IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer (but) A disclaimer which is usually followed by a legal opinion
    IAW In Accordance With
    IBTD I Beg To Differ
    IC I See
    IDK I Don't Know
    IIWM If It Were Me
    IJWTK I Just Want To Know
    IJWTS I Just Want To Say
    IKWUM I Know What You Mean
    IMA I Might Add
    IME In My Experience
    IMHO In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IMO In My Opinion
    IMPOV In My Point Of View
    INPO In No Particular Order
    IOW In Other Words
    IRL In Real Life
    ISS Im So Sure
    ISSYGTI Im So Sure You Get The Idea!
    ISWYM I See What You Mean
    ITFA In The Final Analysis
    ITSFWI If The Shoe Fits Wear It.
    IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
    JAM Just A Minute
    JAS Just A Second
    JFI Just For Information
    JIC Just In Case
    JMO Just My Opinion
    JTLYK Just To Let You Know
    k Okay
    KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
    KIT Keep In Touch
    KMA Kiss My A**
    KWIM Know What I Mean?
    KYFC Keep Your Fingers Crossed
    L Laugh
    L8R Later
    LABATYD or LAB&TYD Life's A B**ch And Then You Die
    LJBF Lets Just Be Friends
    LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause
    LMAO Laughing My A** Off
    LMHO Laughing My Head Off
    LOL Laughing Out Loud
    LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts.
    LTHTT Laughing Too Hard To Type
    LTNS Long Time No See
    LTNT Long Time, No Type
    LTS Laughing to Self
    LY Love You
    MEGO My Eyes Glaze Over
    MLA Multiple Letter Acronym
    MOF Matter Of Fact
    MOSS Member Of Same Sex
    MOTAS Member Of The Appropriate Sex
    MOTD Message of the day
    MOTOS Member Of The Opposite Sex
    MOTSS Member Of The Same Sex
    MTFBWY May The Force Be With You
    MYOB Mind Your Own Business
    NAVY Never Again Voluneer Yourself.
    NBD No Big Deal
    NFW No Friggin' Way!
    NHOH Never Heard Of Him/Her
    NOYB None Of Your Business
    NP No Problem
    NQA No Questions Asked
    NTIM Not That It Matters
    NTW Not To Worry
    NTYMI Now That You Mention It
    OATUS On A Totally Unrelated Subject
    OAUS On An Unrelated Subject
    OB Obligatory
    OBO Or Best Offer
    OBTW Oh, By The Way
    OIC Oh, I See
    OMG Oh My God
    ONNA Oh No, Not Again
    ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again
    OO Over and Out (end of communication)
    OOTC Obligatory On-Topic Comment
    OTF On the Floor (laughing)
    OTFL On the Floor Laughing
    OTL Out To Lunch
    OTOH On The Other Hand
    OTOOH On The Other Other Hand
    OTT Over The Top
    OTTH On The Third Hand
    OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head
    PABG Packing a Big Gun
    PCMCIA People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
    PD Public Domain
    PDS Please Don't Shout.
    PITA Pain In The A**
    PMBI Pardon My Butting In
    PMF Pardon My French or Pure Freaking Magic.
    PMFBI Pardon Me For Butting In
    PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
    PMIGBOM Put Mind In Gear, Before Opening Mouth
    PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
    PNCAH Please, No Cursing Allowed Here
    POSSLQ Person Of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
    PPL People
    PTMM Please Tell Me More
    R U THERE? Are you there?
    RAEBNC Read And Enjoyed, But No Comment
    re Hello again or In Regard To
    RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges
    RL Real Life
    RLCO Real Life Conference
    ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
    ROFLAS Rolling On Floor Laughing And Screaming
    ROFLMAO Roll On Floor Laughing My A** Off
    ROTF Rolling On The Floor
    ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    ROTFLMAOTID Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off Till I Die
    ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
    ROTFLOLAPMP Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud And Peeing My Pants
    ROTFLTIC Rolling On The Floor Laughing Till I Cry
    RRQ Return Receipt Request
    RSN Real Soon Now
    RSVP Respondez S'il Vous Plait - please reply
    RTBM Read The Bloody Manual
    RTFAQ Read The Frequently Asked Questions
    RTFF Read The Freaking FAQ
    RTFM Read The F------ Manual
    RTM Read The Manual
    RTWFQ Read The Whole Friggin' Question
    RYFM Read Your Friendly Manual
    RYS Read Your Screen
    S Smile
    SAPFU Surpassing All Previous Foul Ups
    SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist
    SEC Wait a second
    SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym
    SICS Sitting In Chair Snickering
    SLM See Last Mail
    SMOP Small Matter of Programming
    SNAFU Situation Normal: All Fouled Up
    SO Significant Other
    SOL SH** Out Of Luck
    SOS Same Old Stuff or Help!
    SOW Speaking Of Which
    SWIM See What I Mean?
    TAFN Thats All For Now
    TANJ There Aint No Justice
    TANSTAAFL There Aint No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
    TARFU Things Are Really Fouled Up
    TBYB Try Before You Buy
    TDM Too Darn Many
    TFS Three Finger Salute (Ctl-Alt-Del).
    TFTHAOT Thanks For The Help Ahead Of Time
    THX Thanks
    TIA Thanks In Advance
    TIC Tongue In Cheek
    TINWIS That Is Not What I Said
    TNSTAAFL There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
    TNTL Trying Not To Laugh
    TNX Thanks
    TNXE6 Thanks A Million
    TOBAL There Oughta Be A Law.
    TOBG This Oughta Be Good.
    TOY Thinking Of You.
    TPTB The Powers That Be
    TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks.
    TSR Totally Stupid Rules.
    TTBOMK To The Best Of My Knowledge
    TTFN Ta Ta For Now
    TTYL Talk To You Later
    TTYT Talk To You Tomorrow.
    TYCLO Turn Your CAPS LOCK Off
    TYVM Thank You Very Much
    UOK Are You OK?
    WAEF When All Else Fails
    WB Welcome Back
    WDYMBT What Do You Mean By That?.
    WDYT What Do You Think?
    WE Whatever
    WIBAMU Well, I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle
    WIBNI Wouldnt It Be Nice If
    WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out With Soap
    WNOHGB Where No One Has Gone Before
    WOA Work Of Art
    WOTAM Waste Of Time And Money
    WRT With Regard To, or With Respect To
    WT Without Thinking
    WTB Want To Buy
    WTF What The F***?
    WTG Way To Go!
    WTGP Want To Go Private?
    WTH What the hell?
    WTTM Without Thinking Too Much.
    WYGISWYPF What You Get Is What You Pay For
    XOXOXO Kisses and hugs
    YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym
    YAOTM Yet Another Off-Topic Message
    YAUN Yet Another Unix Nerd
    YGLT You're Gonna Love This
    YGTI You Get The Idea?
    YGWYPF You Get What You Pay For
    YIU Yes, I Understand
    YIWGP Yes, I Will Go Private
    YKYARW You Know You're A Redneck When
    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary (or your experience could be different)

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