Understanding Chat Room Jargon - Acronyms

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AAMOI As A Matter of Interest
AAR/AAR8 At Any Rate
AAS Alive And Smiling
AATK Always At The Keyboard
AAYF As Always, Your Friend
ABITHIWTITB A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
ABT2 About To
ACD Alt-Ctrl-Delete
ACK Acknowledge
ADAD Another Day, Another Dollar
ADBB All Done. Bye Bye!
ADIH Another Day in Hell
ADIP Another Day In Paradise
ADN Any Day Now
ADR Address
AEAP As Early As Possible
AFAGAY A Friend As Good As You
AFAIC As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
AFAP As Far As Possible
AFC Away From Computer
AFK Away From Keyboard
AFPOE A Fresh Pair Of Eyes
AFN All For Now
AFZ Acronym Free Zone
AIH As It Happens...
AIMB As I Mentioned Before
AIMP Always in My Prayers
AISB As I Said Before
AISE As I Said Earlier
AISI As I See It
AKA Also Known As
ALAP As Late As Possible
ALOTBSOL Always Look On The Bright Side of Life
ALTG Act Locally, Think Globally
AMAP As Many As Possible
AMBW All My Best Wishes
AML All My Love
ADN Any Day Now
ANFSCD And Now For Something Completely Different
AOAS All Of A Sudden
AOB Abuse of Bandwidth
AOTA All of the Above
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ATST At The Same Time
ATM At The Moment
ATW All The Web
AWLTP Avoiding Work Like The Plague
AWOL Absent Without Leave
AYC Aren't You Clever / Cheeky
AYCE All You Can Eat
AYK As You Know
AYTMTB And You're Telling Me This Because...?
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
B4U Before You
B4YKI Before You Know It
B/C Because
B Back
BAK Back at the Keyboard
BAU Business As Usual
BB Be Back
BB4N Bye-Bye for Now
BBIAB Be Back in a Bit
BBIAF Be Back In A Flash
BBL Be Back Later
BBN Bye Bye Now
BBS Be Back Soon
BBT Be Back Tomorrow
BC Because
BCBS Big Company, Big School
BCNU Be Seein' You
BD Big Deal
BF Boyfriend / Best Friend
BFF Best Friend(s) Forever
BFN Bye For Now
BFO Blinding Flash of the Obvious
BG Big Grin
BICBW But I Could Be Wrong
BIF Before I Forget / Basis In Fact
BION Believe It Or Not
BITD Back In the Day
BKA Better Known As
BL Belly Laughing
BMG Be My Guest
BMGWL Busting My Gut with Laughter
BNDN Been Nowhere, Done Nothing
BOCTAAE But Of Course There Are Always Exceptions
boot Kick out of the chat room
BOTOH But On The Other Hand
BPLM Big Person, Little Mind
BR Bathroom / Best Regards
BRB Be Right Back
BRH Be Right Here
BRT Be Right There
BSAAW Big Smile and a Wink
BSF But Seriously, Folks
BTA But Then Again...
BTDT Been There, Done That
BTHOOM Beats The Heck Out of Me
BTW By the way
BTWBO Be There With Bells On
BW Best Wishes
BWL Bursting with Laughter
BYKT But You Knew That
BYOA Bring Your Own Advil
C&G Chuckle and grin
C-P Sleepy
C/S Change of Subject
C/P Crosspost
C/T City
CAAC Cool As A Cucumber
CB Coffee Break / Chat Break
CBB Can't Be Bothered
CFN Ciao For Now
CICO Coffee In, Coffee Out
CID Consider It Done
CFV Call For Vote
CMF Count My Fingers
CMIW Correct Me if I'm Wrong
CMU Crack Me Up
CNP Continued in Next Post
COB Close of Business
COS Change of Subject
CRAT Can't Remember a Thing
CRB Come Right Back
CRBT Crying Real Big Tears
CRS Can't Remember Stuff
CSL Can't Stop Laughing
CTA Call To Action
CTC Care to Chat?
CTRN Can't Talk Right Now
CU See You
CUATU See You Around the Universe?
CUL / CUL8ER See You Later
CUNS See You in School
CUOL See You Online
CWYL Chat With You Later
CY Calm Yourself
CYA See Ya or Cover your ass
CYL See You Later
CYM Check Your Mail
CYO See You Online
CYT See You Tomorrow
DAMHIKT Don't Ask Me How I Know That
DBA Doing Business As
DBEYR Don't Believe Everything You Read
DEGT Don't Even Go There
DETI Don't Even Think It
DF Dear Friend
DGA Don't Go Anywhere
DGT Don't Go There
DH Dear Hubby (Husband)
DHTB Don't Have The Bandwidth
DHYB Don't Hold Your Breath
DIKU Do I Know You?
DITR Dancing In the Rain
DITYID Did I Tell You I'm Distressed?
DIY Do It Yourself
DKDC Don't Know Don't Care
DL Dead Link / Download
DLTBBB Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite
DLTM Don't Lie To Me
DMI Don't Mention It
DNC Does Not Compute
DOE Depends On Experience
DOS Dozing off Soon
DP Domestic Partner
DQMOT Don't Quote Me on This
DQYDJ Don't Quit Your Day Job
DRIB Don't Read if Busy
DTRT Do the Right Thing
DUST Did You See That?
DWB Don't Write Back
DWBH Don't Worry Be Happy
DWYM Does What You Mean
DYOH Do Your Own Homework
E123 Easy as 1, 2, 3
EAK Eating at Keyboard
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
EM Excuse Me
EMA Email Address
EMFBI Excuse Me For Butting In
EMI Excuse My Ignorance
EML Email Me Later
EMSG Email message
EOB End of Business
EOD End Of Day
EOM End of Message
EOT End of Thread (meaning end of discussion)
ESEMED Every Second, Every Minute, Every Day
ESO Equipment Smarter than Operator
ESP Extrasensory Perception
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
EWI Emailing While Intoxicated
EZ Easy
F2F Face-to-Face
FAB Features Attributes Benefits
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAQL Frequently Asked Questions List
FAWC For Anyone Who Cares
FBKS Failure Between Keyboard and Seat
FC Fingers crossed
FE Fatal Error
FF Friends Forever
FISH First In, Still Here
FITB Fill In The Blanks
FMTYEWTK Far More Than You Ever Wanted To Know
FOAF Friend Of A Friend
FOC Free of Charge
FOCL Falling Off Chair Laughing
FOFL Falling On the Floor Laughing
FOMCL Falling Off My Chair Laughing
FORD Fixed Or Repaired Daily
FSR For Some Reason
FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
FTBOMH From The Bottom Of My Heart
FTF For the Fun of It
FTL Faster Than Light
FTLOG For The Love of God
FTR For The Record
FTTB For The Time Being
FTW For The Win
FU You can guess. / For You
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWB Friends With Benefits
FWD Forward
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For your information
FYLTGE From Your Lips to God's Ears
FYM For Your Misinformation
FYSIGTBABR Fasten Your Seatbelts -- It's Going To Be A Bumpy Ride
G2G Got To Go / Good to Go
G2GLYS Good To Go, Love Ya So
G Grin
GA Go Ahead
GAL Get A Life
GALGAL Give A Little, Get A Little
GAP Got a Pic?
GAS Got a Second
GBG Great Big Grin
GBTW Get Back To Work
GD&R Grinning, ducking, and running
GF Girlfriend
GFC Going For Coffee
GFETE Grinning From Ear To Ear
GFI Go For It
GFN Gone For Now
GFTD Gone For The Day
GG Good Game
GGM Gotta Go Now
GGOH Gotta Get Out of Here
GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out
GIWIST Gee, I wish I'd Said That
GL Good Luck
GM Good Morning
GMAB Give Me A Break
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GNSD Good Night, Sweet Dreams
GOI Get Over It
GOK God Only Knows
GOL Giggling Out Loud
GOYHH Get Off Your High Horse
GR Gotta Run
GR8 Great
GR&D Grinning, Running and Ducking
GRA Go Right Ahead
GTG Got To Go / Good to Go
GTGB Got to Go, Bye
GTM Giggle To Myself
GTR Got to Run
GTRM Going to Read Mail
GTSY Glad to See You
GUD Geographically Undesirable
GW Good Work
GWS Get Well Soon
H&K Hugs and Kisses
H/O Hold On
H/P Hold Please
HAGD Have a Good Day
HAGN Have a Good Night
HAGO Have a Good One
HAK Hugs and Kisses
HAND Have a nice day
H4XXOR Hacker
HB Hurry Back
HBB Hip Beyond Belief
HD Hold
HF Have Fun
HHIS Hanging Head in Shame
HHOK Ha ha, Only Kidding
HHTYAY Happy Holidays to You and Yours
HIH Hope It Helps
HIOOC Help, I'm Out Of Coffee!
HSIK How Should I Know?
HITAKS Hang In There And Keep Smiling
HNTI How Nice That Is
HNTW How Nice That Was
HSIK How Should I Know?
HT Hi There
HTH Hope This / That Helps
HTNOTH Hit The Nail On The Head
HUA Heads Up Ace
HWGA Hear We Go Again
I1DR I Wonder
IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IAITS It's All In The Subject
IANAL I Am Not a Lawyer (but)
IAT I Am Tired
IAW I Agree With
IB I'm Back
IBIWISI I'll Believe It When I See It
IBTD I Beg To Differ
IBT In Between Technology
IBTL In Before The Lock
IC I See / In Character
ICBW I Could Be Wrong
IDC I Don't Care
IDGI I Don't Get It
IDK I Don't Know
IDM It Doesn't Matter
IDST I Didn't Say That
IDTS I Don't Think So
IFAB I Found A Bug
IGTP I Get The Point
IHAIM I Have Another IM
IHNO I Have No Opinion
IHTFP I Have Truly Found Paradise
IHU I Hear You
IIRC If I Recall/Remember/Recollect Correctly
IIWM If It Were Me
IKALOPLT I Know a Lot of People Like That
ILA I Love Acronyms
ILU or ILY I Love You
IM Immediate /Instant message
IMAO In My Arrogant Opinion
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNERHO In My Never Even Remotely Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMS I Am Sorry
INMP It's Not My Problem
INNW If Not Now, When?
INPO In No Particular Order
IOH I'm Out of Here
IOUD Inside, Outside, Upside Down
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real Life (that is, when not chatting)
ISTM It Seems To Me
ISTR I Seem To Remember
ISWYM I See What You Mean
ISYALS I'll Send You a Letter Soon
ITIGBS I Think I'm Going to Be Sick
ITM In The Money
IWALU I Will Always Love You
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
ISWYM I See What You Mean
IYD In Your Dreams
IYM If You Must
IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean
IYO In Your Opinion
IYSS If You Say So
IFSWIM If You See What I Mean
J2LYK Just To Let You Know
J4G Just for grins
JAS Just A Second
JAD Just Another Day
JAM Just a Minute
JAS Just a Second
JC Just Checking
JDI Just Do It
JIC Just in Case
JJ Just Joking
JK Just kidding
JM2C Just My 2 Cents
JMO Just My Opinion
JOOTT Just One of Those Things
JP Just Playing
JSU Just Shut Up
JT Just Teasing
JTLYK Just To Let You Know
JW Just Wondering
k ok
KBD Keyboard
KEWL Cool
KIR Keep It Real
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
KIT Keep in Touch
KK Kiss Kiss
KMP Keep Me Posted
KOTC Kiss on the Cheek
KOTL Kiss on the Lips
KUTGW Keep Up the Good Work
KWIM Know What I Mean?
L8R Later
L8R G8R Later Gator
LD Later, Dude
LDR Long Distance Relationship
LFTI Looking Forward To It
LHO Laughing Head Off
LIFO Last In, First Out
LIS Laughing in Silence
LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause
LMIRL Let's Meet In Real Life
LMK Let Me Know
LMSO Laughing My Socks Off
LMTCB Left Message To Call Back
LOL Laughing Out Loud / Lots of Luck
LOLA Laughing Out Loud Again
LONH Lights On, Nobody Home
LOPSOD Long On Promises, Short On Delivery
LOU Laughing Over You
LRF Little Rubber Feet (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment)
LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
LTC Laugh 'til I Cry
LTM Laughing To Myself
LTNS Long Time, No See
LTR Long-term Relationship
LTS Laughing To (one's) Self
LULU Locally Undesirable Land Use
LULAB Love You Like a Brother
LULAS Love You Like a Sister
LUWAMH Love You With All My Heart
LWR Launch When Ready
LY Love Ya
LYL Love Ya Lots
LYLB Love Ya, Later, Bye
LYLAS / LYLASB Love Ya Like a Sister/Brother
LY4E Love Ya Forever
M4C Meet For Coffee?
M8 Mate
MAYA Most Advanced Yet Accessible
MB Message Board
MBN Must Be Nice
MHOTY My Hat's Off To You
MIA Missing In Action
MIHYAP May I Have Your Attention Please
MITIN More Information Than I Needed
MKOP My Kind Of Place
MOMPL One Moment Please
MOP Moment Please
MSG Message
MSMD Monkey See, Monkey Do
MTBF Mean Time Before Failure
MTCW My Two Cents Worth
MTF More To Follow
MTFBWY May The Force Be With You
MTLA My True Love Always
MUBAR Messed Up Beyond All Recognition
MUSM Miss You So Much
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
N/A Not Applicable
N/M Nothing Much
N/T No Text
N1 Nice One
N2M Not Too Much / Not To Mention
NAB Not A Blonde
NBD No Big Deal
NBIF No Basis In Fact
NCG New College Graduate
NE Any
NE1 Anyone
N2H Need To Have
NG New Game?
NIM No Internal Message
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard
NIMJD Not In My Job Description
NIMQ Not In My Queue
NIMY Never In a Million Years
NISM Need I Say More?
NM Never mind / Nothing Much
NMH Not Much Here
NMP Not My Problem
NMTE Now More Than Ever
NN Not Now
NOFI No Offense Intended
NOYB None Of Your Business
NP or N/P No Problem
NRG Energy
NRN No Response Necessary
NSFW Not Safe For Work
NTK Nice to Know
NTYMI Now That You Mentioned It
NUB New Person to the Game/Site. "noob"
NVM Nevermind
NW No Way
NWR Not Work Related
OAO Over And Out
OAUS On An Unrelated Subject
OBE Overcome By Events
OBTW Oh, By The Way
OC Original Character
ODTAA One Darn Thing After Another
OH Off Hand
OIC Oh, I See
OJ/OK Only Joking/Kidding or OK
OLL Online Love
OMG Oh My Gosh
OMIK Open Mouth, Insert Keyboard
ONID Oh No, I Didn't
ONNA Oh No, Not Again
OOAK One Of A Kind
OOC Out Of Control / Out of Character
OOF Out Of Facility
OOI Out Of Interest
OOO Out Of Office
OOTB Out Of The Blue / Box
ORLY Oh Really?
OT Off Topic
OTE Over The Edge
OTF Off The Floor
OTH Off The Hook
OTL Out To Lunch
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTOMH Off The Top Of My Head
OTP On The Phone
OTT Over The Top
OTR Off The Rack
OTW Off The Wall
OWTTE Or Words To That Effect
OZ Australia
P&C Private and Confidential
P2C2E Process Too Complex Too Explain
P2P Person To Person / Peer To Peer
P911 Parents in the room
PAL Parents Are Listening
PAW Parents Are Watching
PBB Parents Behind Back
PBEM Play By Email
PCMCIA People Can't Master Computer Industry Acronyms
PD Public Domain
PDQ Pretty Darn Quick
PDA Public Display of Affection
PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard
PIBKAC Problem Is Between Keyboard and Chair
PICNIC Problem In Chair, Not In Computer
PLS / PLZ Please
PM Private / Personal Message
PMFJIB Pardon Me for Jumping In But....
PMIGBOM Put Mind In Gear Before Opening Mouth
PND Possibly, Not Definitely
POAHF Put On a Happy Face
POC Point Of Contact
PONA Person Of No Account
POOF Goodbye (leaving the chat)
POS Parents Over Shoulder / Point of Sale
POTS Plain Old Telephone Service / Parent Over the Shoulder
POV Point of View
PP / PPL People
PS Post Script
PSO Product Superior To Operator
PTH Prime Tanning Hours
PTP Pardon The Pun
PU That stinks!
PWN Own, as in dominate in online gaming
QA Needs more work / there's a bug / stuck in testing
QL Quit Laughing
QOTD Quote Of The Day
QQ Quick Question
QS Quit Scrolling
QT Cutie
R&D Research & Development
R&R Rest & Relaxation
RB@Y Right Back At You / Ya
RBTL Read Between The Lines
RC Remote Control
RE (In) Regards To / Regards
RFC Request for Comments
RFD Request For Discussion
RGR Roger, aka OK
RL Real Life
RLF Real Life Friend
RN Right Now
ROR Raffing Out Roud (Engrish for "Laughing Out Loud")
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTM Right On The Money
RPG Role-Playing Games
RSN Real Soon Now
RRR Ha ha hah -- aka LOL
RT Realtime
RTBS Reason To Be Single
RTK Return To Keyboard
RTFAQ Read The FAQ
RTM Read The Manual
RU Are You
RUNTS Are You Nuts?
RUOK Are You Okay?
RUSOS Are You SOS (in trouble)?
RUT Are You There?
RX Regards
S^ S'up - what's up
S2R Send To Receive
S4L Spam For Life
SBTA Sorry, Being Thick Again
SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist
SEP Someone Else's Problem
SETE Smiling Ear To Ear
SF Surfer-Friendly (low-graphics Web site)
SFAIAA So-Far As I Am Aware
SFX Sound Effects
SIC Spelling Is Correct
SICL Sitting In Chair Laughing
SIT Stay In Touch
SITD Still In The Dark
SLAP Sounds Like A Plan
SLAW Sounds Like A Winner
SLT Something Like That
SME Subject Matter Expert
SMEM Send Me Email
SMH Shaking My Head
SMIM Send Me an Instant Message
SMOP Small Matter Of Programming
SMS Short Messge Service -- text messaging on cellphones
SO Significant Other
SOH Sense of Humor
SOHF Sense of Humor Failure
SOMY Sick of Me Yet?
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOT Short On Time
SOTA State Of The Art
SOTMG Short On Time, Must Go
SOW Speaking Of Which
SPST Same Place, Same Time
SRO Standing Room Only
STD Seal The Deal
STR8 Straight
STS So To Speak
STW Search the Web
STYS Speak To You Soon
SUL Snooze You Lose
SUP What's Up?
SWAK Sealed With A Kiss
SWDYT So What Do You Think?
SWIM See What I Mean?
SWIS See What I'm Saying ?
SWL Screaming with laughter
SY Sincerely Yours
SYL See You Later
SYS See You Soon
T@YL Talk at You Later
TA Thanks Again
TAFN That's All For Now
TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TBA To Be Announced
TBC To Be Continued
TBH To Be Honest
TC Take Care
TCB Trouble Came Back
TCOY Take Care Of Yourself
TDM Too Darn Many
TFN Thanks For Nothing / Til Further Notice
TFX Traffic
THX / TXS / THKS Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance (used if you post a question and are expecting a helpful reply)
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TILII Tell It Like It Ss
TLK2UL8R Talk To You Later
TMI Too Much Information
TMK To My Knowledge
TNA Temporarily Not Available
TNT Till Next Time / Explosive
TOBG This Oughta Be Good
TOM Tomorrow
TOT Tons Of Time
TOY Thinking of You
TP Team Player / Toilet Paper
TPS That's Pretty Stupid
TPTB The Powers That Be
TQM Total Quality Management
TRDMF Tears Running Down My Face
TTFN Ta-Ta For Now
TTG Time To Go
TTS Text To Speech
TTTT These Things Take Time
TTUL / TTYL Talk To You Later
TU / TY Thank You
TWI That Was Interesting
TWIHMC To Whom It May Concern
TXS / TY Thanks
TYVM Thank You Very Much
U You
U2 You Too
UNPC Unpolitically Correct
UN User Name
UOK Are You OK?
UPOD Under Promise Over Deliver
UR You Are
URWS You Are Wise
UT You There?
UW You're Welcome
VBG Very Big Grin
VBS Very Big Smile
VC Venture Capital
VFM Value For Money
VI Village Idiot
VR Virtual Reality
VM Voice Mail
VSF Very Sad Face
W/E Whatever
W/O Without
WAD Without A Doubt
WAEF When All Else Fails
WAI What An Idiot
WAYD What Are You Doing?
WB Welcome Back / Write Back
WBS Write Back Soon
WC Welcome / Who Cares
WDR With Due Respect
WDYS What Did You Say?
WDYT What Did You Think?
WEU What's Eating You?
WF Way Fun
WFM Works For Me
WIBNI Wouldn't It Be Nice If
WIIFM What's In It For Me?
WIP Work In Process
WIT Wordsmith In Training
WITW What In The World?
WIU Wrap It Up
WKF Well Known Fact
WOG Wise Old Guy
WOP Without Papers
WOTD Word Of The Day
WRT With Regards To?
WT? What / Who The ?
WTB Want To Buy
WTG Way To Go!
WTH What The Heck?
WTMI Way Too Much Information
WTTTM Without Thinking Too Much
WU What's Up?
WUF Where (are) You From?
WX Weather
WYCM Will You Call Me?
WYP What's Your Problem?
WYRN What's Your Real Name?
WYS Whatever You Say
WYSITWIRL What You See Is Totally Worthless In Real Life!
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
WYT Whatever You Think
WYWH Wish You Were Here
XME Excuse Me
XOXO Hugs and Kisses
YAA Yet Another Acronym
YBS You'll Be Sorry
YCT Your Comment To...
YDKM You Don't Know Me
YGLT You're Gonna Love This
YGTI You Get The Idea
YHM You Have Mail
YIU Yes, I Understand
YKW You Know What?
YKWIM You Know What I Mean
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
YNK You Never Know
YOYO You're On Your Own
YR Yeah, Right.
YSYD Yeah, Sure You Do
YTTT You Telling The Truth?
YVW You're Very Welcome
YW You're Welcome
YWIA You're Welcome In Advance
ZZZ Sleeping, Bored, Tired
@TEOTD At The End Of The Day
<3 A heart
14AA41 One For All and All For One (in case you're a Musketeer)
2G2B4G Too Good To Be Forgotten
2G2BT Too Good To Be True
2NITE Tonight
301 Redirect
4EAE Forever and Ever
4ever Forever
4ner Foreigner
403 Forbidden
404 I Haven't A Clue
411 Info/Data
86 / 86ed Out Of / Over
911 Help