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Mr Reddly

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edit: List of common internet acronyms removed due to following anonymous comment...
"Not helpful, just annoying. Sorry."

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Mr Reddly said:
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AFAICT As far as I can tell
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AIUI As I understand it
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
BAK Back at keyboard
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBL Be back later
BCNU By seeing you
BRB Be right back
BSF But seriously folks
BTDT Been there, done that
BTA But then again
BTW By the way
BWQ Buzz word quotient
BYAM Between you and me
CMIIW Correct me if I'm wrong
CUL See you later
CUL8R See you later
cyberspace The internet
DYJHIW Don't you just hate it when ...
DYK Did you know
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently asked question
FITB Fill in the blank
FOC Free of charge
FWIW For what it's worth
FYA For your amusement
FYE For your entertainment
FYI For your information
<g> Grin
*g* Grin
GAL Get a life
GIGO Garbage in garbage out
GIWIST Gee, I wish I said that
GMTA Great minds think alike
HAND Have a nice day
HTH Hope that helps
HOYEW Hanging on your every word
IAC In any case
IAE In any event
IC I see
IIRC If I recall correctly
IME In my experience
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IOW In other words
ISP Internet service provider
ISTM It seems to me
ISTR I seem to recall
ITRO In the region of ...
IYSWIM If you see what I mean
jacked in Logged on to the internet
JAM Just a minute
JTYWTK Just thought you wanted to know
KISS Keep it simple, stupid
L8R Later
LD Later dude
LOL Laughs out loud
netiquette Net manners
newbie Someone new to the internet/chatting
NP No problem
NRN No reply necessary
OIC Oh I see
OTFL On the floor laughing
OTOH On the other hand
OTT Over the top
ROTFL Rolls on the floor laughing
RSN Real soon now
RTFAQ Read the FAQ
RTM Read the manual [or message]
SITD Still in the dark
SYL See you later
TAFN That's all for now
TIA Thanks in advance
TNTL Trying not to laugh
TNX Thanks
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTUL Talk to you later
TTYL Talk to you later
WFM Works for me
WU What's up?
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get


afaik - as far as I know
afk - away from keyboard
atm - at the moment
bb - be back
bbl - be back later
bbs - be back soon
biab/bbiab - (be) back in a bit
brb - be right back
btw - by the way
ffs - for ****'s sake
fs - ****ing ****
ggs - gotta go smoke
ggp - gotta go pee (yes, some people feel compelled to announce this)
grr**** - an advanced form of sekz0ring
imo/imho/imnsho - in my (not so humble) opinion
k - okay
lol/lofl - laughing out (****ing) loud
lmao/roflmao - (rolling on the floor) laughing my ass off
nazi - term affectionately used to refer to anyone in a position of power who exercises that power (e.g., nazi admin), or someone excessively anal (e.g., spelling nazi, floss nazi)
np - no problem
omg/omfg - oh my (****ing) god
oy/oi - as in "oy vey", an expression of mild distress or disgust
peer - as in "Connection reset by peer", indicates you were disconnected from chat by one of the nodes between you and the chat server
l33t/r33t - elite
sekz0r - a cyber sex maneuver roughly equated to..., well, we're not sure what exactly
snog - a Limey sekz0r
ty - thank you
wb - welcome back
wc - water closet, also "loo"
wtd - what's the deal
wtf - what the ****
y - yes, or why
ymmv - your mileage may vary
yw - you're welcome
:laugh: Only you, Mr Reddly... Thanks for the enlightening post!

I always thought it was "in my honest opinion"... :confused:


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OK - another question...how about LMAO - I've seen that one used around here every so often...


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MNgrrl said:
OK - another question...how about LMAO - I've seen that one used around here every so often...
Laughing my a$$ off :D
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