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A
AAK - Alive And Kicking
AAR - At Any Rate
AAS - Alive And Smiling
ADN - Any Day Now
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From the Keyboard
AFN - That's All For Now
AIM - AOL Instant Messenger
AOTA - All Of The Above
A/S/L or ASL - Age/Sex/Location
ATM - At The Moment


B
B4 - Before
BAK - Back At Keyboard (I'm back)
BBL - Be Back Later
BBS - Be Back Soon
BCNU - I'll Be Seeing You
b/f - Boyfriend (also shown as bf, B/F, or BF)
BEG - Big Evil Grin
BFN - Bye For Now
BR - Best Regards
BRB - Be Right Back
BRH - Be Right Here
BTA - But Then Again....
BTW - By The Way


C
CRS - Can't Remember S***
CTN Can't Talk Now
CU - See You
CUI - Cracking Up Inside
CUL8R / CULR - See You Later
CUOL - See You On Line
CYA - See Ya


D
DEGT - Don't Even Go There (I don't want to talk about it)
DIKU - Do I Know You?
DIS - Did I Say
D/L, DL, d/l, dl - Downloading, or Download it
DH - Dear Husband
DN - Don't Know
DW - Dear Wife


E
EG - Evil Grin
EM - E-Mail
EMA - E-mail Address (example: ?ema or ema? = what is your email address)
EOT - End Of Thread (meaning end of discussion)
ez or EZ - easy

F
F2F - Face To Face
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
FITB - Fill In The Blanks
Flame - To insult someone. Used when a person asks a stupid question.
FOCL - Falling Off Chair - Laughing
FTW - For The Win
FUBAR - "Fouled" Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information


G
*G* - Giggle
G2G - Got to Go
GA - Go Ahead
GAL - Get A Life
g/f - Girlfriend (also shown as gf, G/F, or GF)
GFN - Gone For Now
GG Gotta Go
GGOH - Gotta Get Outta Here
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GR - Gotta Run
GR&D - Grinning, Running, and Ducking
GTR - Got To Run
GTRM - Going To Read Mail (leaving to check email)


H
*H* - Hug
H&K - Hugs and Kisses
HAGD - Have A Good Day
HAGO - Have A Good One
HB - Hurry Back
HTH - Hope That Helps
HW - HomeWork


I
IAC - In Any Case
IB - I'm Back
IC - I See
IDC I Don't Care
IDN - I Don't kNow
IDK - I Don't Know
IDTS - I Don't Think So
IC - I See
ICQ - I Seek You. A computer program used to communicate instantly over the Internet.
ILU or ILY - I Love You
IM - Instant Message
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion)
IMO - In My Opinion
IOH - I'm Out of Here
IOW - In Other Words
IRL - In Real Life
IYO - In Your Opinion


J
JAS - Just A Second
JIC - Just In Case
JIT - Just In Time
JK - Just Kidding
JMO - Just My Opinion
JMS - Just Making Sure
JW - Just Wondering


K
*K* - Kiss
k, K, or kk - O. K.
KIT - Keep In Touch
KOTC - Kiss On The Cheek

L
L8R - Later
LMAO - Laughing My A** Off
LFFAO - Laughing My F****** A** Off LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LTNS - Long Time No See
LTS - Laughing To ones Self
LY - I Love Ya
LYL - Love You Lots
LYLAB - Love Ya Like A Brother
LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister


M
Mang - Slang for "good brother" or just "Man".


N
NE1 - Anyone
Newbie - refers to a person who is new to an area or technology. Also seen as nube, nooby, nubie, nb, etc.
NFC No F****** Clue
NFW -No Feasible (or F******) Way
NFG - No F*** Good
NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
nm / NM / NVM - Never Mind
NM - Not Much
NP, np - No Problem
NRN 1. - No Response Necessary
NS No S***
NT - No Thanks


O
O OBTW - Oh, By The Way
OIC - Oh, I See
OF -Old Fart
OJ or OK - Only Joking or Only Kidding
OL - the Old Lady
OM - the Old Man
OMG - Oh My Gosh
OT - Off Topic
OTW - On The Way ... I've sent a file to you, it's "On the way"


P
P911 - My parents are in the room. Watch the language.
PCMCIA - Personal Computer Memory Cards International Association
PCMCIA - People Can't Master Computer Industry Acronyms (slang)
PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
PITA - Pain In The A**
PLZ - Please
POTS - Plain Old Telephone Service
POS - Parents are looking Over my Shoulder
POTS - Parents Over The Shoulder - (My parents are watching, I can't really talk)
PPL - People


Q
QT - Cutie


R
ROFL - Rolling On Floor, Laughing
ROTF - Rolling On The Floor (laughing is implied)
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTFLMFAO - ARolling On The Floor Laughing F****** My A** Off
RSN - Real Soon Now
r/t - Real Time (also: RT, or rt)
RTFM - Read The "Flippin" Manual (response to beginner question on net, chat, newsgroups, etc.)
RU - are you?


S
SH - Same Here
SHR Shower
SMS - Short Message Service (more cell phones and pagers than chat rooms and the Internet)
SN - Screen Name. The name or moniker selected by person in an IM or chat program. ex: My "SN" in vp was "-lone.wolf"
SNAFU - Situation Normal, All "Fouled" Up SO - Significant Other
SOL - S**** Out Of Luck
SOS - Same Old S*** (stuff)
SOTA - State Of The Art (latest technology)
SPST - Same Place, Same Time
SRY - Sorry
STFU - Shut The F*** Up
STFW - Search The F****** Web
STR8 - Straight (can refer to sex, or DSTR8 as in Damn Straight)
STW - Search The Web
SY - Sincerely Yours
SYL - See You Later
SW - So What?


T
T TAFN - That's All For Now
TC - Take Care
TFH - Thread From H*** (a topic or discussion that won't stop - esp. newsgroups)
TGIF - Thank Goodness It's Friday
THX - Thanks!
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TM - Text Message (often refers to communications with text over cell phones)
TMI - Too Much Info. (information)
TNT - 'Til Next Time
TPS - That's Pretty Stupid
TPTB - The Powers That Be
TRDMF - Tears Running Down My Face: Can be with either laughter, or due to saddness.
TTFN or TTFNR - Ta-Ta For Now
TTTT - These Things Take Time
TTUL8R - Talk to You Later
TTYL - Talk To You Later
TY - Thank You
TYT - Take Your Time
TYVM - Slang - Thank You Very Much


W
*W* - Wink
WB - Welcome Back
WC - WelCome
WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
WEU - What's Eating You?
WFM - Works For Me
WIIFM - What's In It For Me?
WTG - Way To Go
WTH - What/Who The Heck
WTF - What The F***
WT? - What The ...? or Who the ...?
WWJD - What Would Jesus Do?


Y
YAA - Yet Another Acronym
YBS - You'll Be Sorry
YL - Young Lady
YM - Young Man
YVW - You're Very Welcome
YT - You There
YTB - You're The Best
YW - You're Welcome


W
WBU - What About You
WE - Whatever
WRUD - What Are You Doing
WTF - What The F***

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