Wednesday, June 01, 2005

ROFL, LOL, Netspeak for newbies

$0.02 - Throwing in your two cent's worth
? - Please explain
?4U - Question for you
1FTR - One For The Road
24/7 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
2L8 - Too Late
2U2 - To you too
3D - Three-Dimensional
404 - I haven't a clue (error message 404, address not found)
^5 - High Five
A/S/L - Age/Sex/Location
A/S/L/P - Age/Sex/Location/Picture
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
AAA - Any Advice Appreciated
AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
ADGR - Any Donations Gratefully Received
ADN - Any Day Now
AFAIAA - As Far As I Am Aware
AFAIC - As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAICT - As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFAIR - As Far As I Recall
AFAIUI - As Far As I Understand It
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AGAN - As Good As New
AI - As If
AIC - Ain't It Cool
AISB - As I Said Before
AISI - As I See It
AIUI - As I Understand It
AIW - As It Were
AKA - Also Known As
ALOIA - A Lot Of It Anyway
AMAP - As Many/Much As Possible
AMF - Adios, MotherF'r or Adios, My Friend
AMIGA - A Merely Insignificant Game Addiction
ANAWFOS - And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
APAC - All Praise And Credit
APITN - A Pain In The Neck
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASWGAFF - Ask Someone Who Gives A Flying F-!
ATB - All The Best
ATM - At The Moment
ATS - Across The Street
ATTN - Attention
ATTYO - Anything That Turns You On
AWCIGO - And Where Can I Get One?
AWGTHTGTTA? - Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?
AWHFY - Are We Having Fun Yet?
AWOL - Absent WithOut Leave
AYT? - Are You There?

B2B - Business-to-Business
B2C - Business-to-Consumer
B4 - Before
B4N - Bye For Now
BA - Bedroom Activity
BAC - By Any Chance
BAC - Back At Computer
BAD - Broken As Designed
BAK - Back At Keyboard
BAMF - Bad Assed MotherF'r
BASIC - Bill's Attempt to Seize Industry Control
BAY - Back At You
BBFN - Bye Bye For Now
BBIAB - Be Back In A Bit
BBIAF - Be Back In A Few
BBL - Be Back Later
BBN - Bye Bye Now
BBR - Burnt Beyond Repair
BBS - Be Back Soon
BBS - Bulletin Board System
B/C - Because
BC - Basket Case or Be Cool
BCC - Blind Carbon Copy
BCNU - Be Seein' You
BEG - Big Evil Grin
BF - Boyfriend
BFD - Big F'ing Deal
BFG - Big Friendly Giant or Big F'ing Gun
BFH - Big F'ing Hammer
BFI - Brute Force and Ignorance
BFMI - Brute Force and Massive Ignorance
BFN - Bye For Now
BFOG - Blouse Full Of Goodies
BG - Big Grin
BIBO - Beer In, Beer Out
BIC - Best In Class
BIF - Basis In Fact
BIL - Brother-In-Law
BION - Believe It Or Not
BIOYIOP - Blow It Out Your I/O Port
BIOYA - Blow It Out Your Ass
BITD - Beaten It To Death
BKA - Better Known As
BMF - Bad MotherF'r
BMOC - Big Man On Campus
BMTIPG - Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters
BNF - Big Name Fan
BOC - But Of Course
BOF - Birds Of a Feather
BOFH - Bastard (system) Operator From Hell
BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
BOS - Big Orange Switch
BOT - Back On Topic
BOTE - Back Of The Envelope
BRB - Be Right Back
BRS - Big Red Switch
BS - Bull S***
BSEG - Big S*** Eating Grin
BSF - But Seriously Folks
BSG - Big Smiling Grin or Broad Sweeping Generalisation
BSOD - Blue Screen Of Death (error message)
BTA - But Then Again
BTAICBW - But Then Again I Could Be Wrong
BTAIM - Be That As It May
BTDT - Been There, Done That
BTL - Better Than Life
BTO - Build/Built To Order or Big Time Operator
BTOBD - Be There Or Be Dead
BTSOOM - Beats The S*** Out Of Me
BTTH - Boot To The Head
BTTT - Back To The Top
BTW - By The Way
BUAF - Butt Ugly ASCII Font
^BUMP^ - Bring Up My Post (sending topic back to the top)
BWL - Bursting With Laughter
BWQ - BuzzWord Quotient
BWTG - Big Way To Go
BY - Busy
BYKT - But You Knew That
BYKTA - But You Knew That Already
BYOB - Bring Your Own Bottle
BYOH - Bat You On the Head

C&G - Chuckle and Grin
C/O - Care Of
CAB - Cheap Ass Bastard/Bitch
CADET - Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try
CB - Call Back
CC - Carbon Copy
CE - Creative Editing
CF - Charlie Foxtrot; Cluster F'd (meaning similar to SNAFU)
CFD - Call For Discussion
CFV - Call For Votes
CHUR - See How You Are
CICO - Coffee In, Coffee Out
CID - Consider It Done
CID - Crying In Disgrace
CIO - Check It Out
CL - Cross Link
CLAB - Crying Like A Baby
CM - Call Me
CMIIW - Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CNP - Continued (in my) Next Post
CO - COnference
COD - Cash On Delivery
Cof$ - Church of Scientology
CP - Chat Post
CPF? - Can Pigs Fly?
CRAFT - Can't Remember A F'ing Thing
CRBT - Crying Real Big Tears
CRPG - Character/Computer Role-Playing Game
CRS - Can't Remember S***
CS - Cop Shop (police station)
CS - Customer Service/Support
CSG - Chuckle, Snicker, Grin
CTTD - Cute Things They Do
CTTS - Cute Things They Say
CU - See You
CUL - See You Later
CUL8R - See You Later
CUOP - Catch Up On Posts
CWOT - Complete Waste Of Time
CWYL - Chat With You Later
CYA - See You
CYA - Cover Your Ass
CYAL8R - See You Later
CYL - See You Later
CYM - Check Your Mail

DAY - Dreamed About You
DBA - Doing Business As
DBL - Don't Be Long
DBN - Doing Business - Not!
DC - Distributed Computing
DD - Darling Daughter
DDG - Drop Dead Gorgeous
DDI - Don't Do It
DEU - Dumb End User
DFU - Don't Forget Units
DGUTDJ - Don't Give Up The Day Job
DHB - Don't Hurry Back
DIGAD - Do I Give A Damn?
DIIK - Damned If I Know
DIL - Daughter-In-Law
DILLIGAF - Does It Look Like I Give A F***?
DIY - Do It Yourself
DK - Don't Know
DKU - Drop Kick Ugly
DL or D/L - Download
DLG - Devilish Little Grin
DLTBBB - Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
DNA - Did Not Answer
DNPM - Darn Near P'd Myself
DOA - Dead On Arrival
DOB - Date/Day Of Birth
DOM - Dirty Old Man
DQM - Don't Quote Me
DRA - Don't Recognise Acronyms
DS - Darling Son
DTD - Document Type Definition
DTM? - Does That Mean?
DTOKAB - Drop To One Knee And Blow
DTP - DeskTop Publishing
DTRT - Do The Right Thing
DUCWIC - Do you see What I see?
DUK - Dead Upon Keyboard
DWBH - Don't Worry, Be Happy
DWIM - Do What I Mean
DWISNWID - Do What I Say, Not What I Do
DYE - Damn Your Eyes!
DYHWIH - Do You Hear What I Hear?
DYJHIW - Don't You Just Hate It When
DYSWIS - Do You See What I See?

E2EG - Ear to Ear Grin
EAK - Eating At Keyboard
ED - Emotionally Disturbed
EDP - Emotionally Disturbed Person
EG - Evil Grin
EIF - Exercise In Futility
EMS - E-Mail Shorthand
EMSG - Email Message
EOB - End Of Business
EOD - End Of Discussion
EOF - End Of File
EOL - End Of Lecture
EOM - End Of Matter/Message
EOT - End Of Thread (i.e. don't reply to this message)
ES&D - Eat S*** and Die
ESOSL - Endless Snorts Of Stupid Laughter
ESP - ESPecially
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD - Estimated Time of Departure
ETLA - Extended Three Letter Acronym

F2F - Face to Face
FAO - For Attention Of
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FC - Fingers Crossed
FEIYD - ForEver In Your Debt
FFS - For F's Sake
FISH - First In, Still Here
FITB - Fill In The Blank_________
FNAR - For No Apparent Reason
FNAR - (expression used to indicate a double entendre)
FOAD - F*** Off And Die
FOAF - Friend Of A Friend
FOC - Free Of Charge
FOFL - Falling On Floor Laughing
FOS - Full Of S***
FOTCL - Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FOTW - Flags Of The World
FOTW - Flame Of The Week
FR - For Real
FTBOMH - From The Bottom Of My Heart
FTF - Face To Face
FTL - Follow The Link
FTTT - From Time To Time
FTW - F*** The World
FUBAR - F'd Up Beyond All Recognition /Repair
FUD - (spreading) Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FX - Effects
FYA - For Your Amusement
FYE - For Your Entertainment
FYEO - For Your Eyes Only
FYI - For Your Information

< G > - Grin (add < > for bigger grins)
G2G - Got to Go
GA - Go Ahead
GAC - Get A Clue
GAFIA - Get Away From It All
GAG - Get A Grip
GAL - Get A Life
GAS - Greetings And Salutations
GBH - Great Big Hug or Grievous Bodily Harm
GF - Girlfriend
GFN - Gone For Now
GG - Good Game
GGL - Giggle
GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out
GIWIST - Gee, I Wish I'd Said That
GJ - Good Job
GL - Good Luck
GLGH - Good Luck and Good Hunting
GM - Good Move
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GOLL - Getting/Got One Long List
GR&D - Grinning, Running and Ducking
GTG - Got To Go
GTH - Go To Him/Her
GTH - Go To Hell
GTSY - Glad To See You
GYPO - Get Your Pants Off

< H > - Hug
H&K - Hugs and Kisses
HAGD - Have A Good Day
HAGN - Have A Good Night
HAGO - Have A Good One
HAND - Have A Nice Day
HB - Hurry Back or Hug Back
HF - Have Fun
HH - Holding Hands
HHIS - Hanging Head In Shame
HHOJ - Ha Ha, Only Joking
HHOK - Ha Ha, Only Kidding
HHOS - Ha Ha, Only Serious
HIWTH - Hate It When That Happens
HOAS - Hold On A Second
HSH - Home Sweet Home
HTH - Hope This/That Helps
HWISTKT - How Was I Supposed To Know That

IAC - In Any Case
IAE - In Any Event
IAGW - In A Good Way
IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer
IBALD - It's Been A Long Day
IBM - Inadequate Business Management
IC - I See
ICBW - I Could Be Wrong
ICQ - I Seek You
ICYDK - In Case You Didn't Know
IDGI - I Don't Get It
IDK - I Don't Know
IDTT - I'll Drink To That!
IFU - I F'd Up
IGP - I Gotta Pee
IIDKB - If I Didn't Know Better
IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
IIWY - If I Were You
IK - I Know
IKWYM - I Know What You Mean
ILU - I Love you
ILY - I Love You
IM - Instant Message
IMAO - In My Arrogant Opinion
IMCO - In My Considered Opinion
IME - In My Experience
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNERHO - In My Not Even Remotely Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
INC - INCluding or INClusive
INPO - In No Particular Order
IOH - I'm Outta Here
IOW - In Other Words
IPN - I'm Posting Naked
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRL - In Real Life
IRMC - I Rest My Case
IRO - In Region Of
IS - I'm Sorry
ISC - I Stand Corrected
ISDN - It Still Does Nothing
ISP - Internet Service Provider
ISTM - It Seems To Me
ISTR - I Seem To Recall
ISWYM - I See What You Mean
ITRO - In The Region Of
ITRW - In The Real World
IWALU - I Will Always Love You
IWBNI - It Would Be Nice If
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
IYO - In Your Opinion

J/K - Just Kidding
J/P - Just Playing
JAM - Just A Minute
JASE - Just Another System Error
JAT - Just A Thought
JAVA - Just Another Vague Acronym
JFTR - Just For The Record
JIC - Just In Case
JMHO - Just My Humble Opinion
JMO - Just My Opinion
JOKE - Just One Kidding Everyone
JOOI - Just Out Of Interest
JOT - Just One Thought
JTFM - Just The Facts, Mister/Ma'am
JTLYK - Just To Let You Know
JTYWWTK - Just Thought You Would Want To Know

< K > - Kiss
KB - Kiss Back
KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid
KIT - Keep In Touch
KMA - Kiss My Ass
KMF - Kiss Me, Fool
KOC - Kiss On Cheek
KWIM - Know What I Mean?
KYPO - Keep Your Pants On

L8R - Later
L&ML - Lies and More Lies
LAB&TYD - Life's A Bitch and Then You Die
LHM - Lord Help Me
LHO - Laughing Head Off
LHU - Lord Help Us
LI - Laughing Insanely or Laughing Inside
LIS - Laughing In Silence
LLTA - Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LMBO - Laughing My Butt Off
LMK - Let Me Know
LMOL - Laughing Madly Out Loud
LMSO - Laughing My Socks Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LSHISOTS - Laughing So Hard I Spat/Spit On The Screen
LSHTTARD - Laughing So Hard The Tears Are Running Down
LTNS - Long Time No See
LTNT - Long Time No Type
LTR - Long Term Relationship
LTS - Laughing To Self
LY - Love You
LYK - Let You Know
LYWAMH - Love You With All My Heart

M/F? - Male or Female?
M8 - Mate
MEGO - My Eyes Glaze Over
MHBFY - My Heart Bleeds For You
MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
MM - Mama Mia!
MMD - Make My Day
MO - My Opinion
MorF - Male or Female
MOTAS - Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTD - Message Of The Day
MOTOS - Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS - Member Of The Same Sex
M$ - A well-known software company
MSG - Message
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures
MTF - More To Follow
MYOB - Mind Your Own Business
MYW - Makes You Wonder

N2M - Not too Much
NADT - Not A Darn Thing
NALAYL - Not As Long As You Live
NARU - Not A Registered User
NBIF - No Basis In Fact
NC - No Comment
ND - Nearly Done
NE - Any
NFW - No F'ing Way
NG - NewsGroup
NGAS - No one Gives A S***
NIAMY - Not In A Million Years
NIFOC - Nude In Front Of the Computer
NIICHI - Not If I Can Help It
NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
NIYL - Not In Your Life
NM - Never Mind
NMH - Not Much Here
NMJC - Nothing Much, Just Chilling
NNTA - No Need To Answer
NOS - New Old Stock
NOYB - None Of Your Business
NOYL - Not On Your Life
NP - No Problem
NRN - No Reply Necessary
NRN - Not Right Now
NRP - None Real-time Processor
NTOOT - Nine Times Out Of Ten
NTW - Not To Worry
NWIH - No Way In Hell

OAO - Over And Out
OBTW - Oh, By The Way
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OIAM - One In A Million
OIC - Oh, I see
OL - Old Lady
OM - Old Man
OMG - Oh My God
OOAK - One Of A Kind
OOI - Out Of Interest
OOTB - Out Of The Box or Out Of The Blue
OOTC - Obligatory On Topic Comment
OP - Operator or Original Poster
OPM - Other People's Money
OT - Off Topic
OTF - On The Floor
OTOH - On The Other Hand
OTP - On The Phone
OTT - Over The Top
OTT - Off The Topic
OTTH - On The Third Hand
OTTOMH - Off The Top Of My Head
OYA - On Your Ass

P2P - Peer-to-Peer
PC - Politically Correct
PD - Public Domain
PDA - Public Display of Affection
PDQ - Pretty Damn Quick
PDS - Please Don't Shoot
PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
PIMP - Peeing In My Pants
PITA - Pain In The Ass
PLZ - Please
PM - Private Message
PMFBI - Pardon Me For Butting In
PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMJI - Pardon My Jumping In
PML - P*ssed Myself Laughing
PMSL - P*ssing MySelf Laughing
POAHF - Put On A Happy Face
POS - Point Of Sale
POS - Pile/Piece Of S***
POSSLQ - Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
POTC - Peck On The Cheek
POETS - P*ss Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday
POV - Point Of View
PPL - People
PS - Post Script
PU - That stinks

QT - Cutie

RE - Regarding
REHI - Hello Again
RFD - Request For Discussion
RHP - Read His/Her Post
RL - Real Life
RMA - Return Merchandise Authorisation
RMA - Registered Members' Area
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLASTC - Rolling On Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat
ROI - Return On Investment
ROTF - Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFLMAOAY - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off At You
ROTFUTS - Rolling On The Floor Unable To Speak
RPG - Role-Playing Game
RPTS - RePost That S***/Stuff
RSN - Real Soon Now (i.e. never)
RTFAQ - Read The FAQ
RTFM - Read The F'ing Manual /Message
RTM - Read The Manual /Message
RU? - Are You?
RU4R - Are You For Real?
RUOK - Are You Okay?

SARO - SmartAss Reply Only
SAYL - Sorry About Your Luck
SB - Smiles Back
SBPH - Should Be Posted Here
SCNR - Sorry, Could Not Resist
SETE - Smiling Ear To Ear
SHID - Slaps Head In Disgust
SHTF - S*** Hits The Fan
SITD - Still In The Dark
SMO - Serious Mode On or Safe Mode Only
SMOff - Serious Mode Off
SNAFU - Situation Normal, All F'd Up
SNERT -- Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
SNR - Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SO - Significant Other
SOB - Son Of a Bitch
SOHF - Sense Of Humour Failure
SOHO - Small Office, Home Office
SOL - S*** Out of Luck
SOMY - Sick Of Me Yet?
SOS - Same Old S***/Stuff
SOT - Short Of Time
SOTMG - Short Of Time, Must Go
SPAM - SPiced hAM (unwanted advertising)
SRHI - So Rumour Has It
SSDD - Same S***, Different Day
STB - Simply The Best
STFU - Shut The F* Up
STFW - Search The F'ing Web
SW - ShareWare
SWAG - Scientific Wild Ass Guess
SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss
SWL - Screaming With Laughter
SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed
SYL - See You Later
SYS - See You Soon
SYSOP - SYStem OPerator

TA - Thanks Again
TAFN - That's All For Now
TAL - Thanks A Lot
TANJ - There Ain't No Justice
TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TARFU - Things Are Really F'd Up
TAT - TurnAround Time
TBA - To Be Announced
TBF - To Be Fair
TBH - To Be Honest
TBIB - The Bitch/Bastard Is Back
TC - Telephone Call
TCO - Taken Care Of
TCOY - Take Care Of Yourself
TDM - Too Darn Many
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It
TFIF - Thank F*** It's Friday
TFS - Thanks For Sharing
TGIF - Thank God It's Friday
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TIAFI - Tried It And F'd It
TIC - Tongue In Cheek
TID - Thread Is Deteriorating
TILII - Tell It Like It Is
TLA - Three Letter Acronym
TLC - Tender Loving Care
TLG - The Living God
TMA - Take My Advice
TMBCU - Till My Bowels Cramp Up
TMF - Too Much Fun
TMTT - Too Much To Type
TNT - Till Next Time
TNTL - Trying Not To Laugh
TNX - Thanks
TNX 1.0E6 - Thanks a million (1.0E6 is exponential notation for one million)
TNXE6 - Thanks a million
TOS - Terms Of Sale
TOY - Thinking Of You
TPTB - The Powers That Be
TRD - Tears Rolling/Running Down
TTBOMK - To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTFS - Try This For Size
TTT - To The Top or Time To Twist
TTYL - Talk To You Later
TW - Two Weeks
TWBAR - That Would Be A Riot
TWIS - That's What I Said/Stated
TX - Thanks
TYVM - Thank You Very Much

U2 - You too
UL - Until Later
UL or U/L - Upload
unPC - unPolitically Correct
UR - You are

VAR - Value-Added Reseller
VAT - Value-Added Tax
VBG - Very Big Grin
VC - Virtual Community
VEG - Very Evil Grin
VFM - Value For Money
VGI - Very Good Idea
VR - Virtual Reality
VWG - Very Wicked Grin

W8 - Wait
W8AM - Wait A Minute
WABOL - What A Bunch Of Losers
WAG - Wild Ass Guess
WB - Welcome Back
WBS - Write Back Soon
WDTM - What Does That Mean?
WE - WhatEver or WeekEnd
WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
WFM - Works For Me
WG - Wicked Grin
WHYD - What Have You Done?
W/O - Without
WOB - Waste Of Bandwidth/Brainpower
WOBTAM - Waste Of Both Time And Money
WRT - With Regard To
WRUF? - Where are you From?
WTF - What The F'?
WTG - Way To Go!
WTH - What The Hell?
WTHDTM - What The Hell Does That Mean?
WUF? - Where are you From?
WWYD? - What Would You Do?
WYGIWYPF - What You Get Is What You Pay For
WYMM - Will You Marry Me?
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

XHNS - eXtra Hot N' Spicy

Y - Why?
YA - Yet Another
YABA - Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YBS - You'll Be Sorry
YGM - You've Got Mail
YGWYPF - You Get What You Pay For
YHBW - You Had/Have Been Warned
YKYBHTLW - You Know You've Been Hacking Too Long When
YL - Young Lady
YM - Young Man
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
YMMVG - Your Mileage May Vary Greatly
YOY - Why Oh Why
YTB - You're The Best
YW - You're Welcome
YWSYLS - You Win Some, You Lose Some
YYMV - Your Yak May/Moves Vomit

ZIAO - Zoning In And Out

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