Posted by: einnox | August 7, 2009

Internet Slang (acronyms)

A C?: AH! SI?
AAF: As A Friend
ADAD: “Another Day Another Dollar
ADIH: Another Day In Hell
ADIP: Another Day in Paradise
AEAP: As Early As Possible
AFAICR: As far as I can recall / remember
AFAICS: As far as I can see
AFAICT: As far as I can tell
AFAIK: As far as I know
AFAP: As Far As Possible
AFK: Away from keyboard
ASAP: As soon as possible
ASL or A/S/L: Age / sex / location
ASLP or A/S/L/P: Age, sex, location, picture
ATEOTD: At The End of the Day
ATM: At the moment
AWOL: Absent Without (Official) Leave
AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB): w:All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)

B2B: Business to Business
B2C: Business to Customer
B4: Before
BBIAB: Be back in a bit
BBQ: Barbecue. While not internet slang in itself, it is often combined with other initialisms as a point of satire, absurdity, or a non-sequitur. For example OMG WTF BBQ.
BBL/BBS: Be back later / shortly / soon
BCNU: Be seein’ you
BFF: Best Friends Forever
BFN: Bye For Now
blog: Also known as web log 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.) or a backronym for “Bring Up My Post”

CMIIW: Correct me if I’m wrong.
crawl: To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it
crapplet: A poorly written computer application
CU: See you (later)
CYA: See ya OR Cover Your Ass

DFTT: Don’t feed the trolls
DIAF: Die in a fire
DILLIGAF/D/S: Does it look like I give a flip / fuck / damn / shit
D/L: Download
DND: Do not disturb
DOA: Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.

EOF: End of File
EOM: End of Message
EOL: End of Life (device or hardware that is at the end of its product life cycle ) OR End of Line.
EQ: EverQuest
ETA: Estimated time of arrival

F9: Fine

FAQ: Frequently Asked Question(s)
FFS: For fuck’s sake
flamer: Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll .
FMCDH: From My Cold Dead Hands
FML: Fuck my life.
FOAD: Fuck off and die
FOAF: Friend of a friend
FTFY: Fixed that for you
FTL: For the loss
FTW: For the win
FTW?: Fuck the what? (reversal of WTF?, implies increased confusion)
FU: Fuck you
FUBAR: Fucked 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

GBTW: Get back to work
GF: Great/good fight
GFU: Good for you
GFY: Go fuck yourself
GG: Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match
GGS: Good games
GJ: Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill
GL: Good luck, used before commencing a game
GMTA: Great minds think alike
Godwin’s Law: Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
gratz: Congratulations
GTFO: Get the fuck out
GTG or G2G: ‘Got to go’ or ‘Good to go’
GR: Good Race

HAND: have a nice day
handle: Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)
HF: Have fun
haxor or H4x0r (1337): 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.
home page: The website’s introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is “index”
hot list: A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.
HTH: Hope this / that helps

IANAL: I am not a lawyer
IBTL: In before the lock
IDK: I don’t know
IONO: I don’t know
IIRC: If I recall / remember correctly
IIUC: If I understand correctly
ILY: I love you
IMO: In my opinion
IMHO: In my humble / honest opinion
IMNSHO: In my not so humble opinion
IMAO: In my arrogant opinion
Information superhighway: The Internet (AKA: I-way, infobahn)
IOW: In other words
IRC: Internet Relay Chat
IRL: In real life
ITYM: I Think You Mean
IWSN: I want sex now
IYKWIM: If you know what I mean

jaggy: aliased computer graphics
JAS: Just a sec
JFTR: Just for the record
JK or j/k: Just kidding, or joke

k or kk: OK
KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
KOS: Kill on sight
KTHX: OK, thanks
KTHXBAI: OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short

L8R: Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as L8ER is commonly used in chat rooms and other text based communications as a way of saying good bye.
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 1337. It originally meant elite
LFG: Looking for group
LFM: Looking for more
LMAO: Laughing my ass off
LMFAO: Laughing my fucking ass off
LMIRL: Let’s meet in real life.
LMK: Let me know
LOL: Laughing out loud, laugh out loud
LTNS: Long time no see
lulz: corruption of LOL
lurker: Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions
LYLAB: Love you like a brother.
LYLAS: Love you like a sister.

MMORPG, MMO: Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
MOTD: Message of the day
MTFBWY: May The Force be with you
MUD: Multi-User Dungeon
MUSH: Multi-User Shared Hallucination
MYOB: Mind your own business
M8: Mate

N1: Nice one, used mostly often in gaming
NE1: “Anyone”
newbie, newb, n00b: An inexperienced user of a system or game, or an annoying person. Usually a derogatory term for someone inexperienced at a game.
NIFOC: Naked In Front Of Computer
NM: (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line.
n0rp: Alternate form of pr0n, intentional misspelling of porn
NP: No problem
NS: Nice shot. Used in online gaming.
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

O RLY: Oh really?
OIC: Oh, I see
OFN: Old freaking news
OMG: Oh my god
OMFG: Oh my fucking god
OMGWTF: Oh my God what the fuck
OMW: On my way or Oh my word
ONOZ: Oh, no
OP: Original poster / Operator / Outpost
OS: Operating system
OT: Off topic
OTOH: On the other hand
OTP: On the phone or One true pairing or On The Piss

P2P: Peer to peer, or pay to play
PAW: Parents are watching
PEBKAC/PEBCAK: Problem exists between keyboard and chair
PITA: Pain in the arse / ass
PLMK: Please let me know
PMSL: Pissing myself laughing
POS: Piece of shit, or parent over shoulder.
POTS: Plain old telephone service
POV: Point of view
PL: Powerleveling, used in online games.
PPL: People
PTKFGS: Punch the Keys For God’s Sake
pr0n: Intentional misspelling of porn
PW: Persistent World (gaming)
pwned: Intentional misspelling of owned

QFT: Quoted for truthiness—either to show satire or agreement with something satiric.
QWP: (texting) Quit Whining, Please. (gaming) equip v / equipment n.

rehi (or merely re): Hello again
RL: Real Life
RMS: Ride me sideways
ROFL/ROTFL: Rolling on (the) floor laughing
ROFLMAO/ROTFLMAO: Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off
ROFLMAOWPIMP/ROTFLMAOWPIMP: Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off while peeing in my pants
ROFLOL/ROTFLOL: Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud
RSN: Real soon now (used sarcastically)
RTFB: Read the fucking binary (or book)
RTFS: Read the fucking source
RTFM/RTM: Read the (fucking) manual or reboot the (fucking) machine
SCNR: Sorry, could not resist
SFW: Safe for Work, see NSFW
sk8/sk8r/sk8er: skate/skater
smiley: Another name for emoticons
SMH: Shaking my head
SNAFU: Situation normal: all (fucked/ fouled) up
Snail mail: Normal paper mail service
SOHF: Sense of humor failure
spider: The program behind a search engine
STFU: Shut the fuck up
STFW: Search the fucking web

TANSTAAFL: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch , a quote originally attributed to Robert Heinlein
TBF: Time between failures
TBH: To be honest
TG: That’s great
TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday
THX/THNX, TNX or TX: Thanks
TIA: Thanks in advance
TINC: There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories
TL;DR: Too Long; Didn’t Read
TMI: Too much information
TOOBS: Internets (refering to the internet as a series of tubes)
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)
TTYN: Talk to you never
TTYS: Talk to you soon
tweedler: One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets
TY: Thank you
TYT: Take your time
TYVM: Thank you very much
U: You
UTFSE: Use the fucking search engine
UGO: You got Owned
URS: You Really Suck

w00t, w00T or WOOT: First two express exuberance, the last is a backronym for the term “We Own the Other Team”.
W/ or W/O: With or without
WB: Welcome back
W/E: Whatever
W/E: Weekend
WRT: With respect / regard to
WTB: Want to buy
WTF: What the fuck
WTG: Way to go
WTH: What the hell
WTS: Want to sell
WTT: Want to trade
WUG: What you got?
WUBU2: What (have) you been up to?
WUU2: What (are) you up to?
WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get
W8: Wait
YAGNI: You Ain’t Gonna Need It.
YAGTOH: you are going to own him.
YHBT: You have been trolled.
YKW: You know what?
YMMV: Your mileage may vary.
YOYO: You’re On Your Own.
YTMND: You’re The Man Now, Dog
YW: You’re welcome.


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