Chat & Forum Slang

Chat and message board participants often use a colorful language of initials to save keystrokes. Here's a guide to this "Webspeak:"

A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
AAK Asleep At Keyboard
AFK Away From Keyboard
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASL Age/Sex/Location
AWOL Absent Without Leave
B/F Boyfriend
BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
BBIAS Be Back In A Sec
BBIAW Be Back In A While
BBL Be Back Later
BOFH Bad Operator From Heck
BRB Be Right Back
BROIL Brother-in-law
BRT Be Right There
BTDT Been There, Done That
BTW By The Way
DQYDJ Don't Quit Your Day Job
FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
FUD "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"
FYI For Your Information
G or <G> Grin
G/F Girlfriend
GA Go Ahead
GG Good Game or Good Going
GJ Good Job
GM Good Move
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GR8 Great
GRRRR Growling
GTG Got To Go
GTGP Got To Go Potty
GTH Go To Heck
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
ILY I Love You
IM Instant Message/Messaging
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
JK or J/K Just Kidding
L8R Later
LMAO Laughing My A** Off
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LTNS Long Time No See
LYL Love You Lots
MOTD Message Of The Day
MSG Message
NM Never Mind
NOYB None Of Your Business
NP No Problem
OMG Oh My Gosh
OTOH On the Other Hand
PITA Pain In The A**
PLZ Please
PMFJIH Pardon Me For Jumping In Here
RE or RE's "Re-Hi," meaning "Hello again"
RL Real Life
ROFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
RTFM Read The F***ing Manual
RU Are You?
S/M/F/BIL Sister/Mother/Father/Brother-in-law
SAHM Stay At Home Mom
STFU Shut The F*** Up
TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TGIF Thank Goodness It's Friday
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TMI Too Much Information
TPTB The Powers That Be
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To You Later
TYVM Thank You Very Much
U You
U-R or UR You Are
WB Welcome Back
WEG Wicked Evil Grin
WG Wicked Grin
WTF What The F***?
WTG Way To Go!
WTH What the Heck
XOXO Hugs and Kisses
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
YW You're Welcome
ZUP? What's Up?
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