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    Registered User 初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner Hawkeye's Avatar
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    Chat Abbreviation FAQ

    Chat Abbreviation FAQ

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    404- I haven't a clue

    404- Severe Error

    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**king 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 Three-letter acronym)

    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

    ETLA- Extended three-letter acronym (that is, an Four-letter acronym)

    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**ked up beyond all repair or recognition

    FUD- Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

    FWIW- For what it's worth

    FYI- For your information

    GA- Go ahead

    GAL- Get a life

    GIGO- Garbage in, garbage out

    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

    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- Instant 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 k ok

    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- Not f**cking good

    NFW- No feasible way or no f**cking 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 (Scooby-Doo way of saying "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**king 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

    SETE- Smiling ear to ear

    SF- Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)

    SHID- Slaps head in disgust

    SNAFU- Situation normal, all f**ked up

    SO- Significant other

    SOL- Smiling 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**cking 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- Till 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

    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

    If you have anything you wish to add please tell me and i'll modify it.

    With the help off

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    MH Senpai 有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity rykarreolacr's Avatar
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    Re: Chat Abbreviation FAQ

    Thanks, this could turn out to be useful.
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    MH Senpai 英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member Raine_Joybringer's Avatar
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    Re: Chat Abbreviation FAQ

    Whoa... You know, I've hardly heard of many of these ones before... though I've never quite seen a point for a lot of them... o_o Useful nonetheless however...

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    MH Senpai 伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member
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    Re: Chat Abbreviation FAQ

    Haha... yeah, TY for that, Shaman.

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    MH Senpai 有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity Ayah's Avatar
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    Re: Chat Abbreviation FAQ

    Thanks for providing the list, Shaman I know some of the acronyms already but this is very helpful.

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    Registered User 英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member TechnoMagus's Avatar
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    Re: Chat Abbreviation FAQ

    oh, just saw this thread...

    if there are acronyms/abbreviations/13375p34k (leetspeak) not covered here, or new ones being made up, this is the ultimate resource....

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    Re: Chat Abbreviation FAQ

    Hawkeye, i loved it ^^
    It'll be me of big help
    Obrigado ^^

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