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Internet Abreviations

I decided, what the heck... I have time to waste (ha). I am actually putting off working on a doily that I really don't want to make anymore. (short story)- It started as a tablecloth, but is now a doily because the girl I am making it for is mean spirited and continually rude to me at work. However, I am friends with her mom, so...

Anyway, I went to several different sources and have compiled a list of all kinds of internet abbreviations. If you want it in PDF and I'll post it to you. As soon as I can figure out how to, I will make a clickable PDF download thingey. (I am not a technical person). If you know of some I am missing please let me know. I would love to add them.

.02: My two cents worth
*poof*: definitely stopped watching the monitor now (or even turned it off)
2: to, or too
AAMOF: as a matter of fact
AAMOF: As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK: As Far As I Know
AFK: Away From the Keyboard
AISI: As I See It
AM: above mentioned
ASAP: As Soon As Possible ASL Age, sex, location
ATM: at the moment
ATSL: Along The Same Line
AWHFY: Are We Having Fun Yet?
AYOR: At Your Own Risk
B4N: Bye For Now
BAK: Back At Keyboard
BBIAB: be back in a bit
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
BRB: be right back
BRT: be right there
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 booze/beer/beverage
C: see
CBA: can't be asked
CCB: can't be bothered
CMIIW: Correct Me If I’m Wrong
CU: See You
CU2: See You, Too
CUL: See you later
CUL8R: See You Later
CWYL: Chat With You Later
CWYS: converse with you soon
CYA: see ya (or it could also be: cover your a*s)
CUL8R: see you later
CUZ: because
DIIK: Damned If I Know.
DIKU?: Do I Know You?
DILLIGAD: Do I Look Like I Give A Darn?.
DIY: Do It Yourself
DK: Don’t Know
F2F: Face To Face
FCFS: First Come, First Served
FISH: First In, Still Here
FITB: Fill In The Blank
FOAF: Friend Of A Friend
FS: For Sale
FTASB: Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
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 It’s 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
GG: gotta go
GIWIST: Gee, I Wish I’d 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
IAAL: I am actually laughing
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
IDC: I don't care
IDK: I Don't Know
IIRC: If I remember/recall correctly
IIWM; If It Were Me
IJWTK: I Just Want To Know
IJWTS; I Just Want To Say
IKWUM: I Know What You Mean
ILY: I love you
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: I’m So Sure
ISSYGTI: I’m 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
JC: just chillin'
JFI: Just For Information
JIC: Just In Case
JMO: Just My Opinion
JTLYK: Just To Let You Know
K: Okay
KEWL: cool or awesome
KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid
KIT: Keep In Touch
KK: ok cool (often to emphasize k)
KLL: cool
KTHBYL: (also sometimes kthxbai) - okay, thanks, goodbye
KTHXL: okay? thanks! (sarcastically)
KMAL: 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
LDR: Long Distance Relationship
LJBF: Let’s Just Be Friends
LLTA: Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause
LMAO: laughing my ass off
LQTM: Laughing quietly to myself
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
NM: nothing much or never mind
NO WAI!!!: no way!
NOYB: None Of Your Business
NP: No Problem
NQA: No Questions Asked
NSFW: Not suitable/safe for work
NTIM: Not That It Matters
NTW: Not To Worry
NTYMI: Now That You Mention It
O: oh
OAUS: On An Unrelated Subject
OATUS: On A Totally 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
O RLY?: Oh really?
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
OTP: on the phone
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
PEPS: people
PITA: Pain In The A**
PLZ: please
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
PMSL: P*ssing Myself Laughing (a common UK expression)
PNCAH: Please, No Cursing Allowed Here
POSSLQ: Person Of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
PPL: People
PTMM :Please Tell Me More
Q: question
R: are/our
R U THERE?: Are you there?
RAEBNC: Read And Enjoyed, But No Comment
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
RTM: Read The Manual
RTWFQ: Read The Whole Friggin' Question
RYS: Read Your Screen
S: Smile
SAL: - Smiling A Little
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
SIF: As if
SLM: See Last Mail
SNAFU: Situation Normal: All Fouled Up
SO: Significant Other
SOL: SH** Out Of Luck
SOS: Same Old Stuff or Help!
SOW: Speaking Of Which
SRSLY: Seriously
STBE: Soon-to-be-ex, as in ex-husband or ex-wife
SWIM: See What I Mean?
TAFN: That’s All For Now
TANJ: There Ain’t No Justice
TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TARFU: Things Are Really Fouled Up
TBH: to be honest
TBQH: to be quite honest
TBYB: Try Before You Buy
TDM: Too Darn Many
TFTHAOT: Thanks For The Help Ahead Of Time
TG: thats gooey
THX: Thanks
TIA: Thanks In Advance
TIC: Tongue In Cheek
TINWIS: That Is Not What I Said
TLDR: (also sometimes tl;dr) - too long; didn't read. Used in discussions when the reader refuses to read the other person's opinion because it is too long.
TMMS: that made me smile, used in some forums across the globe
TNSTAAFL: There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TNTL: Trying Not To Laugh
TNX: Thanks
TNXAM: 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
TTYS: talk to you soon
TTYT: Talk To You Tomorrow.
TYVM: Thank You Very Much
TX: thanks
TY: thank you
TYT: take your time
U: you
UOK: Are You OK?
ÜBER: Über is a gaming term for a player or object that is considered superior, originating from german meaning "greater" or something of the sort
UR: your/you're
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: Wouldn’t It Be Nice If
WMMOWS: Wash My Mouth Out With Soap
WNOHGB: Where No One Has Gone Before
W/O: without
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
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
Y: why
YABA: Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YAOTM: Yet Another Off-Topic Message
YA RLY: yeah, really
YES WAI!!!: yes way!
YGLT: You're Gonna Love This
YGTI: You Get The Idea?
YGWYPF: You Get What You Pay For
YIU: Yes, I Understand
YKYARW: You Know You're A Redneck When
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (or your experience could be different)
YW: you're welcome


Anonymous said...

Add in YAS - yarn acquisition syndrome
HAS - hook acquisition syndrome
PAS - pattern acquistion syndrome
PIGS - projects in grocery sacks
WIM - work in mind
WIP - work in progress

JudyMarie said...

Wow, what a great list! Thanks, now I'll know what is being said! LOL Judy