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PostSubject: Internet Slang Phrases, What is BTW, PLS, NVM and Many Other?!   Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:17 am

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* 1337 �From the word Leet, derived from the word elite
* 2 �too, or to
* 4 �for
* 10x �thanks

A

* AFAICR/S/T �As far as I can recall / remember / see / tell
* 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)

B

* B2B �Business to Business
* 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
* BOBFOC - Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch
* BOF �Beginning of file
* BOFH �Bastard operator from hell
* Bot �Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software
* BRB �Be right back
* BRT �Be right there
* BS �Backstab / Bullshit
* BSOD �Blue Screen of Death
* BTDT �Been there done that
* BTDTGTTSAWIO - Been there, done that, got the t-shirt and wore it out
* BTW �By the way
* Bump - Increment (For example, C's ++ operator.)[3] or a backronym for "Bring Up My Post"

C

* CBA �Can't Be Arsed. A term to indicate or dictate laziness.
* 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
* Cyberspace �Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems. Science fiction author William Gibson popularized the term in his novel Neuromancer. Gibson used the word to describe a virtual world of computer networks that his cyberpunk heroes 'jacked into'

D

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

E

* EOF �End Of File
* EOM �End of Message
* EOL �End of Life. Device or hardware that is at the end of its product life cycle.
* EQ �EverQuest
* ETA �Estimated time of arrival

F

* FAQ �Frequently Asked Question(s)
* FFS �For f**k's sake
* Flamer �Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll
* FMCDH �From My Cold Dead Hands
* FOAD �f**k off and die
* FOAF �Friend of a friend
* FTL �For the loss
* FTW �For the win
* FU �f**k you
* FUBAR �f**ked 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

G

* GBTW �Get back to work
* GF �Great/good fight/girlfriend
* GFETE �Grinning from ear to ear
* GFU �Good for you
* GFY �Go f**k yourself
* GG �Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match
* GIYF - Google is your friend
* GL �Good luck, often used at beginning of a contest
* GJ �Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting 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**k out OR Get the f**k off
* GTG or G2G �'Got to go' or 'Good to go'
* GR -Good Race
* GR8 �Great

H

* HAND �Have A Nice Day
* Handle �Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)
* HF �Have fun
* Haxor or H4x0r (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.
* Home page �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, or happy to help
* H8 �Hate

I

* IANAL �I am not a lawyer
* IAWTC �I agree with that/this comment
* IBTL �In before the lock
* IDC �I don't care
* IDK �I don't know
* IINM �If I'm not mistaken
* IIRC �If I recall / remember correctly
* IIUC �If I understand correctly
* ILY�I love you
* 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

J

* Jaggy �Aliased computer graphics
* JAHOYFT �Just ask her out, you f**king tool!
* JAS �Just a second
* JIC' �Just in case
* JFGI �Just f**king/Freaking Google It
* JK or j/k �Just kidding, or joke
* JSYK - Just so you know
* JFTR �Just for the records

K

* 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

L

* L2P �Learn to play; an admonishment to MMORPG players who are incompetent and/or whine
* L8R �Later (sometimes abbreviated to 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 (f**king) ass off
* LMIRL �Let's meet in real life.
* LMK �Let me know
* LOL �Laughing out loud, laugh out loud
* LOTI �Laughing on the inside
* LTNS �Long time no see
* Lurker �Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions

M

* MMORPG, MMO �Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
* MMOFPS �Massive Multi-player Online First Person Shooter
* MOTD �Message of the day
* MS �Microsoft, or (less often) MapleStory, 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

N

* N2M �Not(hing) too much
* N2B �Not too bad
* NE1 �"Anyone"
* Newbie, noob, or n00b �An inexperienced user of a system or game, or an annoying person.
* NFW �No freaking way (polite form)
* 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 that may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers.
* NTY �No, Thank You
* NVM, NVMD, or nm �Nevermind, not much

O

* O RLY �Oh really?
* OIC �Oh, I see
* OFN �Old f**king news
* OMG �Oh, my God
* OMFG �Oh, my f**king God/gosh
* OMGWTFBBQ- Oh my God, What the f**k/Freak, Barbecue
* 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

P

* P2P �Peer to peer, or pay to play
* PAW �Parents are watching
* PEBKAC �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
* plz �Please
* PM - Personal message or private message
* POS �Piece of shit, or parent over shoulder.
* POTS �Plain old telephone service
* POV �Point of view
* PPL �People
* PST �Please send tell
* PTKFGS �Punch the Keys For God's Sake
* pr0n �Intentional misspelling of porn
* PW �Persistent World (gaming)
* pwned �Intentional misspelling of owned

Q

* QFA �Quoted for accuracy. Similar to QFT
* QFT �Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message

R

* 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 (often used sarcastically)
* RTA - Read The Article
* RTFB �Read the f**king binary (or book)
* RTFS �Read the f**king source
* RTFM/RTM �Read the (f**king) manual

S

* SCNR �Sorry, could not resist
* sk8/sk8r �skate/skater
* Smiley �Another name for emoticons
* SMH �Shaking my head
* SNAFU �Situation normal: all (f**ked/[3]fouled) up
* Snail mail �Normal paper mail service
* Spider �The program behind a search engine
* SPAM �Stupid Annoying Pointless Messages
* STFU �Shut the f**k up
* STFW �Search the f**king web

T

* TANSTAAFL �There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, from Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
* 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
* TL;DR - Too Long; Didn't Read, an admonishment that a post is too lengthy or lacks worthwhile content
* 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
* TTTH �Talk to the hand
* TTYL �Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)
* TTYTT �To Tell You The Truth
* 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

* U �You
* UTFSE �Use the f**king search engine

V

W

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

Y

* YARLY �Yeah Really
* YHBT �You have been trolled.
* YKW �You know what?
* YMMV �Your mileage may vary.
* YT �You there?
* YTMND �You're The Man Now, Dog
* YW �You're welcome.
* YOYO �You're On Your Own.
* YOYOW - You own your own words.

Z

* ZOMG (sometimes OMGZ)�An intentional misspelling of the initials for "Oh My God/Gosh" used to indicate extreme excitement
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