I used to use  long words while I chat, But my friend used to use the abbreviations and I was unable to understand anything. Last year I used to know some of the codes and now I knew some more abbs. Here are the list of abbreviations which I want to share. And please do use these abbs while u chat.

AND-  Any day now

AFAIK – As far as I know

AFK – Away from keyboard

ARE – Acronym-rich environment

A/S/L?-  Age/sex/location?

B4N-  Bye 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

BRB-  Be right back

BTA-  But then again…

BTW-  By the way

BWTHDIK-  But what the heck do I know…?

CU-  See you

CUL-  See you later

CUL8ER-  See you later

CYA – Cover your ass

CYO-  See you online

DBA-  Doing business as

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

FOMCL  Falling off my chair laughing

FUBAR-  F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition

FUD-  Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

FWIW-  For what it’s worth

FYI-  For your information

G-  Grin

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

GTRM-  Going to read mail

HTH-  Hope this helps

IAC-  In any case

IANAL-  I am not a lawyer (but)

IC-  I see

IHA-  I hate acronyms

IIRC-  If I recall/remember/recollect correctly

ILU or ILY-  I love you

IM-  Immediate 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 (that is, when not chatting)

IYSWIM-  If you see what I mean

JBOD-  Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of independent disks, etc.)

JIC-  Just in case

JK-  Just kidding

KOTC-  Kiss on the cheek

KWIM?-  Know what I mean?

L8R-  Later

LD – Later, dude

LDR-  Long-distance relationship

LLTA-  Lots and lots of thunderous applause

LOL-  Laughing out loud

LRF- Little Rubber Feet (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment)

LTM- Laugh to myself

LTR- Long-term relationship

LULAB- Love you like a brother

LULAS- Love you like a sister

MorF-  Male or female

MOSS-  Member of the same sex

MOTOS-  Member of the opposite sex

MUSM-  Miss you so much

NFG-  No f*****g good

NFW-  No feasible way or no f*****g way

NIFOC- Naked in front of computer

NP or N/P- No problem

NRN – No response necessary

OIC – Oh, I see

OLL – Online love

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”)

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)

POTS – Plain old telephone service

PU-  That stinks!

RL-  Real life (that is, when not chatting)

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

SO-  Significant other

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

SWAG-  Stupid wild-a** guess

TAFN-  That’s all for now

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

THX – Thanks

TIA-  Thanks in advance (used if you post a question and are expecting a helpful reply)

TLA-  Three-letter acronym

TLK2UL8R-  Talk to you later

TMI – Too 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)

TTYL-  Talk to you later

TU – Thank you

UAPITA-  You’re a pain in the ass

UW – You’re welcome

VBG-  Very big grin

VBSEG-  Very big s***-eating grin

WDALYIC-  Who died and left you in charge?

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

YGBSM – You gotta be s***tin’ me!

YMMV-  Your mileage may vary.


I think from now you will use these instead of Long Words.

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