Computer Basics

Internet Acronyms - Meanings

Let's face it, most of us don't like to type, or are two finger typists.  

Because of this, acronyms have become very popular.  A lot of us already know a few like asap, or rsvp, but the list is growing everyday.

For those of you who are new to the net, here is a list of common acronyms used on the Internet and in chat rooms.  

Internet talk takes a little getting use to, but the abbreviations used on the internet are logical and easily learned.

:-)   :)   :o) 

:-(   :(   :o( 
Happy/sad face, if you use a semi-colon instead, it would be a winking happy face.  ;-)
Technology has come so far as to have these combinations actually produce a graphic image after the space bar is tapped.


AFAIK  As far as I know 
AFK  Away from keyboard 
AKA  Also know as 
ASAP  As soon as possible 
B4  Before 
BAK  Back at keyboard 
BBL  Be Back Later 
BBS  Be Back Soon 
BCU  Be seeing you 
BFN  Bye for now 
BRB  Be Right Back 
BTDT  Been There Done That 
BTW  By the Way 
BYOH  Bat you onna head 
CFV  Call for votes 
CU  See you 
CUL, CUL8R See you Later 
DYJHIW  Don't you just hate it when... 
EG  Evil grin 
F2F  Face to face 
FAQ  Frequently Asked Question 
FWIW  For what it's worth 
FYA  For your amusement 
FYI  For your information 
GA  Go ahead 
GBH  Great big hug 
GBH&K  Great big hug & kiss 
GR&D  Grinning, running & ducking 
HB  Hug back 
HH  Holding hands 
HHOJ/K  Ha Ha, Only Joking/Kidding 
HHOS  Ha Ha, Only Serious 
HIWTH  Hate it when that happens 
IAE  In any event 
IANAL  I am not a lawyer 
IDK  I don't know 
IMHO  In My Humble Opinion 
IMNSHO  In my not so humble opinion 
IMO  In my opinion 
IOW  In other words 
IRL  In Real Life 
IYKWIM If you know what I mean 
JAM  Just a Minute 
JASE  Just another system error 
J/K  Just kidding 
KB  Kiss back 
KOTC  Kiss on the cheek 
L8R  Later 
LMAO  Laughing my a** off 
LOL  Laughing Out Loud 
LYLAB/S  Love You Like A Brother/Sister 
MORF  Male or female 
MOTAS  Members of the appropriate sex 
MOTOS  Members of the opposite sex 
MOTSS  Members of the same sex 
MUD  Multi User Dungeon 
NFW  No f***ing way 
NRN  No reply necessary 
OBTW  Oh, by the way 
OIC  Oh, I see 
OTOH  On the other hand 
OTT  Over the Top 
PD  Public domain 
PMJI  Pardon me, Jumping in 
(when you interrupt a conversation) 
PMFJI  Pardon me for jumping in (same as above) 
PITA  Pain in the a** 
POTC  Peck on the cheek 
REHI  Hello again 
RFD  Request for discussion 
ROTFL  Rolling on the Floor Laughing (also ROFL) 
ROFLMAO  Roll on floor, laughing my a** off 
RSN  Real soon now 
RTFM  Read the f***ing manual 
RUOK  Are you OK? 
SB  Smiles back 
SITD  Still in the dark 
SNAFU  Situation normal, all f***ed up 
SO  Significant other 
SOL  S*** outta luck 
STFU  Shut the f*** up 
SW  Shareware 
SYL  See you later 
TANSTAAFL  There ain't no such thing as a free lunch 
TARFU  Things are really fowled up 
TGIF  Thank God it's Friday 
TIA  Thanks in advance 
TIC  Tongue in cheek 
TLA  Three letter acronym 
TNX  Thanks 
TNX 1M Thanks a million 
TTFN  Ta Ta for Now 
TTYL  Talk to You Later 
VEG  Very evil grin 
VES  Very evil smile 
VWG  Very wicked grin 
VWS  Very wicked smile 
WG  Wicked grin 
WRT  With regard to (also with respect to) 
WTF  What the F***? 
WTH  What the hell 
WTHDTM  What the hell does that mean 
WWNN  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.  
XOXOX Hugs and kisses
YKYBOTLW You know you've been on too long, when



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