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Popular Internet Lingo

1337 (written in ASCII) – From the word Leet, derived from the word elite
2 – too, or to
4 – For

AFAICR/S/T – As far as I can recall / remember / see / tel
AFAIK – As far as I know
AFK – Away from keyboard
ANFSCD – And Now For Something Completely Different. Used to change the subject of conversation.
ASAP – As soon as possible
ASL – Age / sex / location
ATEOTD – At The End of the Day
ATM – At the moment
AWOL – Absent Without (Official) Leave
AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) – All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)

B2B – Business to Business
B& and/or B7- Banned
BBIAB – Be back in a bit
BBL/S – Be back later / shortly / soon
BCNU – Be seein’ you
Blog – Also known as web log or an online journal
BOFH – ~censored~ operator from hell
Bot – Any type of automated software in chat rooms and web-cataloging software
BRB – Be right back
BSOD – Blue Screen of Death
BTDT – Been there done that
BTW – By the way
Bump – Increment (For example, C’s ++ operator.)or a acronym for “Bring Up My Post”

Crawl – To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it
Crapplet – A poorly written computer application
CU – See you (later)
CYA – See ya OR Cover Your Ass
Cyber (prefix) – A term used to connect the subsequent word loosely to the world of computers or the Internet or sex over a computer

DFTT – Don’t feed the trolls
DGAF – Don’t Give A F***
DIAF – Die in a fire
DILLIGAF/D/S – Does it look like I give a flip / F*** / damn / ~love~
DND – Do not disturb
DOA – Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.

EOF – End Of File
EOM – End of Message
EOL – End of Life. Device or hardware, that is at the end of its life cycle.
EQ – Ever Quest
ETA – Estimated time of arrival

FAQ – Frequently Asked Question(s)
FFS – For F***’s sake
Flamer – Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments.
FMCDH – From My Cold Dead Hands
FOAD – F*** off and die
FOAF – Friend of a friend
FTL – For the loss
FTW – For the win
FU – F*** You
FUBAR – F***** up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced “foo-bar”)
FUD – Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation)
FWIW – For what it’s worth
FYI – For your information

GBTW – Get back to work
GF – Great/good fight/girlfriend
GFU – Good for you
GFY – Go F*** yourself
GG – Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match
GJ – Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefiting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill
GMTA – Great minds think alike
Godwin’s Law – Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
Gratz – Congratulations
GTFO – Get the F*** out
GTG or G2G – ‘Got to go’ or ‘Good to go’
GR -Good Race
GR8 – Great

HAND – Have A Nice Day
Handle – Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)
HF – Have fun
Haxor or H4×0r (1337) – Hacker
Hit – A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.
Homepage – The website’s introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is “index”
Hot list – A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.
HTH – Hope this / that helps
H8 – Hate

IANAL – I am not a lawyer
IBTL – In before the lock
IDC – I don’t care
IDK – I don’t know
IIRC – If I recall / remember correctly
IIUC – If I understand correctly
IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO/IMAO – In my (humble / honest / not so humble / arrogant) opinion
Information superhighway – The Internet (AKA: I-way, Infobahn)
IONO – I don’t know
IOW – In other words
IRC – Internet Relay Chat
IRL – In real life
ITYM – I Think You Mean
IWSN – I want sex now
IYKWIM – If you know what I mean

Jaggy – Aliased computer graphics
JK or j/k – Just kidding, or joke
JFGI – Just F******/Freaking Google It

k or kk – OK
KISS – Keep it simple stupid.
KS(ing) – Kill-Steal(ing)
KOS – Kill on sight
KTHX – OK, thanks
KTHXBAI or KTHXBYE – OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short

L2P – Learn to play; an admonishment to MMORPG players who are incompetent and/or whine
L8R – Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as L8ER is commonly used in chat rooms and other text based communications as a way of saying good bye.
Lag – Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency; Lag is sometimes due to a server problem, but more frequently due to the connection between client and server. A slow or intermittent connection may often be referred to as laggy
Lamer – A know-nothing, one who is lame.
Leet – Often spelled as l33t or 1337 in ASCII form. It originally meant elite
LFG – Looking for group
LFM – Looking for more
LM(F)AO – Laughing my (frigging) ass off
LMIRL – Let’s meet in real life.
LMK – Let me know
LOL – Laughing out loud, laugh out loud
LTNS – Long time no see
Lurker – Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions

MMORPG, MMO – Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
MMOFPS – Massive Multi-player Online First Person Shooter
MOTD – Message of the day
MS – Maple Story, an MMORPG
MTFBWY – May The Force be with you
MUD – Multi-User Dungeon
MUSH – Multi-User Shared Hallucination
MYOB – Mind your own business
M8 – Mate

NE1 – “Anyone”
NFI – “No F****** Idea”
Newbie, noob, or n00b – An inexperienced user of a system or game, or an annoying person.
NIFOC – Naked In Front Of Computer
NM – (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line.
NP – No problem
NSFW – Not safe for work. Warning about content, may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers.
NVM, NVMD, or nm – Nevermind, not much

O RLY – Oh really?
OIC – Oh, I see
OFN – Old F****** news
OMG – Oh my god
OMFG – Oh my F****** god
OMW – On my way or Oh my word
OP – Original poster / Operator / Outpost
OS – Operating system
OT – Off topic
OTOH – On the other hand
OTP – On the phone or One true pairing

P2P – Peer to peer, or pay to play
PAW – Parents are watching
PEBKAC/PEBCAK – Problem exists between keyboard and chair
Ping – From the popular network monitoring tool, used as a greeting similar to “Are you there?”.
PITA – Pain in the arse / ass
PLMK – Please let me know
PMSL – Pissing myself laughing
POS – Piece of ~love~, or parent over shoulder.
POTS – Plain old telephone service
POV – Point of view
PPL – People
PTKFGS – Punch the Keys For God’s Sake
pr0n – Intentional misspelling of porn
PW – Persistent World (gaming)
pwned – Intentional misspelling of owned

QFT – Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message

Rehi (or merely re) – Hello again
RL – Real Life
RO(T)FL – Rolling on (the) floor laughing
RO(T)FLMAO – Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off
RO(T)FLOL – Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud
RSN – Real soon now (used sarcastically)
RTFB – Read the F****** binary (or book)
RTFS – Read the F****** source
RTFM/RTM – Read the (F******) manual

SCNR – Sorry, could not resist
sk8/sk8r – skate/skater
Smiley – Another name for emoticons
SMH – Shaking my head
SNAFU – Situation normal: all (F*****/fouled) up
Snail mail – Normal paper mail service
SOHF – Sense of humor failure
Spider – The program behind a search engine
STFU – Shut the F*** up
STFW – Search the F****** web

TANSTAAFL – There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch
TBF – Time between failures
TBH – To be honest
TG – That’s great
TGIF – Thank god it’s Friday
TH(N)X, TNX or TX – Thanks
TIA – Thanks in advance
TINC – There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories
TMI – Too much information
TOS – Terms of service
TTBOMK – To the best of my knowledge
TTFN – Ta ta for now
TTT – To the top, used in forums to bump a thread
TTYL – Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)
TTYTT – To Tell You The Truth
TW –
Tweedler – One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets
TWIMC – To Whom It May Concern
TY – Thank you
TYT – Take your time
TYVM – Thank you very much

U – You
UTFSE – Use the F****** search engine

w00t, w00T or WOOT – First two express exuberance, the latter is a acronym for the term “We Own the Other Team”.
W/ or W/O – With or without
WB – Welcome back
W/E – Whatever
WRT – With respect / regard to
WTB – Want to buy
WTF – What the F***
WTG – Way to go
WTH – What the hell
WTS – Want to sell
WTT – Want to trade
WUG – What you got?
WoW – World of Warcraft (game)
WUBU2 – What (have) you been up to?
WUU2 – What (are) you up to?
WYSIWYG – What you see is what you get
W8 – Wait

YARLY – Yeah Really
YHBT – You have been trolled
YKW – You know what?
YMMV – Your mileage may vary.
YTMND – You’re The Man Now, Dog
YW – You’re welcome.
YOYO- You’re On Your Own.


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