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ADN Any day now

AFAIK As far as I know

AFK Away from keyboard

ARE Acronym-rich environment

ASAP As soon as possible

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

BBN Bye bye now

BBS Be back soon

BEG Big evil grin

BF Boy friend

BFN Bye for now

BG Big grin

BIBO Beer in, beer out

BIOYIOP Blow it out your I/O port

BL Belly laughing

BMGWL Busting my gut with laughter

BOTEC Back-of-the-envelope calculation

BRB Be right back

BTA But then again...

BTDT Been there, done that

BTW By the way

BWL Bursting with laughter

BWTHDIK But what the heck do I know...?



CICO Coffee in, coffee out

C&G Chuckle and grin

CNP Continued in next post

CRB Come right back

CRBT Crying real big tears

CU See you

CUL See you later

CUL8ER See you later

CYA See ya

CYA Cover your ***

CYO See you online



DBA Doing business as

DFLA Disenchanted four-letter acronym (that is, a TLA)

DL Dead link

DLTBBB Don't let the bed bugs bite

DIKU Do I know you?

DITYID Did I tell you I'm distressed?

DOM Dirty old man

DOS Dozing off soon

DQMOT Don't quote me on this

DTRT Do the right thing

DWB Don't write back



EG Evil grin

EMFBI Excuse me for butting in

EMSG E-mail message

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)

FC Fingers crossed

FISH First in, still here

FLA Four-letter acronym

FMTYEWTK Far more than you ever wanted to know

FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing

FTBOMH From the bottom of my heart

FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

FWIW For what it's worth

FYI For your information



G Grin

GA Go ahead

GAL Get a life

GIGO Garbage in, garbage out

GD&R Grinning, ducking, and running

GF Girlfriend

GFN Gone for now

GGP Gotta go pee

GIWIST Gee, I wish I'd said that

GL Good luck

GMAB Give me a break

GMTA Great minds think alike

GOL Giggling out loud

GTRM Going to read mail

GTSY Glad to see you



H&K Hug and kiss

HAGN Have a good night

HAND Have a nice day

HHIS Hanging head in shame

HIG How's it going

HT Hi there

HTH Hope this helps

HUB Head up butt



IAC In any case

IAE In any event

IANAL I am not a lawyer (but)

IC I see

IGP I gotta pee

IHA I hate acronyms

IHU I hear you

IIRC If I recall/remember/recollect correctly

ILU or ILY I love you

IM Immediate message

IMCO In my considered opinion

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

IMS I am sorry

IOW In other words

IPN I'm posting naked

IRL In real life (that is, when not chatting)

ITIGBS I think I'm going to be sick

IWALU I will always love you

IYSWIM If you see what I mean



J4G Just for grins

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

JIC Just in case

JK Just kidding

JMO Just my opinion

JTLYK Just to let you know



KISS Keep it simple stupid

KIT Keep in touch

KOTC Kiss on the cheek

KOTL Kiss on the lips

KWIM? Know what I mean?



L8R Later

L8R G8R Later gator

LD Later, dude

LDR Long-distance relationship

LHO Laughing head off

LLTA Lots and lots of thunderous applause

LMSO Laughing my socks off

LOL Laughing out loud

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

LSHMBH Laughing so hard my belly hurts

LTM Laugh to myself

LTNS Long time no see

LTR Long-term relationship

LULAB Love you like a brother

LULAS Love you like a sister

LUWAMH Love you with all my heart

LY Love ya

LY4E Love ya forever



MorF Male or female

MOSS Member of the same sex

MOTOS Member of the opposite sex

MTF More to follow

MUSM Miss you so much



NADT Not a darn thing

NIFOC Naked in front of computer

NP or N/P No problem

NRN No response necessary



OIC Oh, I see

OLL Online love

OMG Oh my God

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")

PAW Parents are watching

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 ***

PM Private message

PMFJIB Pardon me for jumping in but...

POAHF Put on a happy face

POOF Goodbye (leaving the room)

POTS Plain old telephone service

PU That stinks!



QT Cutie



RL Real life (that is, when not chatting)

ROR Raffing out roud (Engrish for "laughing out loud")

ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing

ROTFLMBO Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off

RPG Role-playing games

RSN Real soon now

RT Real time

RYO Roll your own (write your own program; derived from cigarettes rolled yourself with tobacco and paper)



S^ S'up - what's up

S4L Spam for life (what you may get when you become someone's customer or client)

SHCOON Shoot hot coffee out of nose

SETE Smiling ear to ear

SF Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)

SHID Slaps head in disgust

SO Significant other

SOL Smiling out loud or sh*t out of luck

SOMY Sick of me yet?

SOT Short on time

SOTMG Short on time must go

STW Search the Web

SU Shut up

SUAKM Shut up and kiss me

SUP What's up

SWAK Sealed with a kiss

SWL Screaming with laughter

SYS See you soon



TA Thanks again

TAFN That's all for now

TANSTAAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch

TCOY Take care of yourself

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)

TILII Tell it like it is

TLA Three-letter acronym

TLK2UL8R Talk to you later

TMI Too much information

TNT Till next time

TOPCA Til our paths cross again (early Celtic chat term)

TOY Thinking of you

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

TY Thank you



UAPITA You're a pain in the ***

UW You're welcome



VBG Very big grin



WAYD What are you doing

WB Welcome back

WBS Write back soon

WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge?

WEG Wicked evil grin

WFM Works for me

WIBNI Wouldn't it be nice if

WT? What/who the ?

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



YBS You'll be sorry

YMMV Your mileage may vary.

YW You're welcome



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