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初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Aug 20, 2006
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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.

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MH Senpai
有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
Dec 30, 2005
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Costa Rica
Thanks, this could turn out to be useful. :grin


MH Senpai
英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
Dec 15, 2005
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:o 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...

Gold Knight

MH Senpai
伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member
Nov 16, 2005
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Abu Dhabi
Haha... yeah, TY for that, Shaman.


MH Senpai
有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
Jan 28, 2006
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Thanks for providing the list, Shaman :amuse I know some of the acronyms already but this is very helpful.


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英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
Jan 13, 2007
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oh, just saw this thread... :p

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

tiago wakabayashi

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初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Jun 19, 2007
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Hawkeye, i loved it ^^
It'll be me of big help
Obrigado ^^