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ADN Any day now
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AISIAs I see it
AMBWAll my best wishes
ARE Acronym-rich environment
A/S/L? Age/sex/location?
ATSTAt the same time
B4Before
B4NBye for now
BAK Back at the keyboard
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBL Be back later
BEG Big evil grin
BFD Big f***ing deal
BFN Bye for now
BG Big grin
BIOYIOP Blow it out your I/O port
BL Belly laughing
BOTEC Back-of-the-envelope calculation
BRB Be right back
BSBig Smile
BTA But then again...
BTW By the way
BWTHDIK But what the heck do I know...?
CIDConsider it done
CSLCanít stop laughing
CU See you
CUL See you later
CUL8ER See you later
CWYLChat with you later
CYA Cover your ass
CYO See you online
DBA Doing business as
DFLA Disenhanced four-letter acronym (that is, a TLA)
DGTDonít go there
DHYBDonít hold your breath
DKDCDonít know, donít care
DL Dead link
DIKU Do I know you?
DITYID Did I tell you I'm distressed?
DQMOT Don't quote me on this
EG Evil grin
EMFBI Excuse me for butting in
EOM End of message
EOT End of thread (meaning: end of discussion)
ETLA Extended three-letter acronym (that is, an FLA)
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently-ask question(s)
FISH First in, still here
FLA Four-letter acronym
FMTYEWTK Far more than you ever wanted to know
FOAFFriend of a friend
FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
FTTBFor the time being
FUBAR F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information
GLGood Luck
G Grin
G2G Got to go
GA Go ahead
GAL Get a life
GD&R Grinning, ducking, and running
GIWIST Gee, I wish I'd said that
GMTA Great minds think alike
GOL Giggling out loud
GR8Great
GTG - Got to go
GTSYGlad to see ya
GTRM Going to read mail
HAGOHave a good one
HAKHugs and Kisses
HBHurry Back
HHOKHa, ha only kidding
HTH Hope this helps
IAC In any case
IAEIn any event
IANAL I am not a lawyer (but)
IC I see
IDK I don't know
IDKYI donít know you
IHA I hate acronyms
IIRC If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
ILU or ILY I love you
IM Immediate/Instant message
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
IOW In other words
IPN I'm posting naked
IRL In real life
IYSSIf you say so
IYSWIM If you see what I mean
J/WJust wondering
JBOD Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of independent disks, etc.)
JIC Just in case
JK Just kidding
KITKeep in touch
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KWIM? Know what I mean?
L8R Later
LDLong distance
LD Later, dude
LDR Long-distance relationship
LLTA Lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMKLet me know
LOL Laughing out loud
LRF Little Rubber Feet (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment)
LTICLaughing Ďtil I cry
LTM Laugh to myself
LTNSLong time no see
LTR Long-term relationship
LULAB Love you like a brother
LULAS Love you like a sister
LYLLove ya lots
M8Mate
MorF Male or female
MOSS Member of the same sex
MOTOS Member of the opposite sex
MRSMeet real soon
MUSM Miss you so much
MWBRLMore will be revealed later
MYOBMind your own business
NBDNo big deal
NFG No f*****g good
NM Not much
NFW No feasible way or no f*****g way
NIFOC Naked in front of computer
NOYBNone of your business
NP or N/P No problem
NRN No response necessary
OICOh I see
OLL Online love
ONNAOh no, not again
OOCOut of Character
OTOff topic
OTF Off the floor
OTOHOn the other hand
OTTOMH Off the top of my head
PANS Pretty awesome new stuff (as opposed to "POTS")
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
PMFJIB Pardon me for jumping in but...
::POOF:: Goodbye (leaving the room)
POS Parent over shoulder (change the topic)
POTS Plain old telephone service
POVPoint of view
PU That stinks!
RBTLRead between the lines
RL Real life (that is, when not chatting)
RNRight now
ROR Raffing out roud (Engrish for "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
RTFM Read the f***ing manual
RYO Roll your own (write your own program; derived from cigarettes rolled yourself with tobacco and paper)
S4L Spam for life (what you may get when you become someone's customer or client)
SHCOON Shoot hot coffee out of nose
SEG S***-eating grin
SF Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)
SNAFU Situation normal, all f***ed up
SNAGSensitive new age guy
SO Significant other
SOHF Sense of humor failure
SOL Smilling out loud or sh*t out of luck
SOMY Sick of me yet?
STFW Search the f*****g Web
STW Search the Web
STYSSpeak to you soon
SWAG Stupid wild-a** guess
SWDYTSo what do you think
TAFN That's all for now
TAHTake a hike
TANSTAAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
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
TIAILThink I am in love
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks in advance (used if you post a question and are expecting a helpful reply)
TICTongue in cheek
TLA Three-letter acronym
TLK2UL8R Talk to you later
TMTrust me
TMIToo much information
TOPCA Til our paths cross again (early Celtic chat term)
TPTB The powers that be
TTFN Ta-Ta for now
TTT Thought that, too (when someone types in what you were about to type)
TTYLTalk to you later
TU Thank you
TYVMThank you very much
UAPITA You're a pain in the ass
UW You're welcome
VBG Very big grin
VBSEG Very big s***-eating grin
VMVoice mail
WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge?
WEWhatever
WFM Works for me
WGWicked grin
WIBNI Wouldn't it be nice if
WRT With respect to
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?
WYRNWhatís your real name
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
YAFIYou asked for it
YDKMYou donít know me
YGBSM You gotta be s***tin' me!
YMMV Your mileage may vary.
YMIA You're welcome in advance
YNKYou never know


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