Chat Terms - Definitions - Slang - Abbreviations - Acronyms

Chat Terms - Definitions - Slang - Abbreviations - Acronyms

Glossary of Chat Acronyms Abbreviation - Meaning
ADN Any day now
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
ARE Acronym-rich environment
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
BEG Big evil grin
BFN Bye for now
BG Big grin
BL Belly laughing
BOTEC Back-of-the-envelope calculation
BRB Be right back
BTA But then again...
BTW By the way
CU See you
CUL See you later
CYO See you online
DBA Doing business as
DL Dead link
DIKU Do I know you?
DQMOT Don't quote me on this
EG Evil grin
EMFBI Excuse me for butting in
EOM End of message
EOT End of thread (meaning: end of discussion)
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently-ask question(s)
FISH First in, still here
FLA Four-letter acronym
FOCL Falling off chair laughing
FUBAR Fouled up beyond all repair or recognition
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information
G Grin
GA Go ahead
GAL Get a life
GD&R Grinning, ducking, and running
GMTA Great minds think alike
GOL Giggling out loud
GTRM Going to read mail
HTH Hope this helps
IAC In any case
IANAL I am not a lawyer (but)
IC I see
IHA I hate acronyms
IIRC If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
ILU I love you
ILY I love you
IM Immediate message
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMing Chatting with someone online in a private message box
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IOW In other words
IRL In real life (that is, when not chatting)
JBOD Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of independent disks, etc.)
JIC Just in case
JK Just kidding
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KWIM? Know what I mean?
L8R Later
LD Later, dude
LDR Long-distance relationship
LLTA Lots and lots of thunderous applause
LOL Laughing out loud
LTM Laugh to myself
LTR Long-term relationship
LULAB Love you like a brother
LULAS Love you like a sister
MorF Male or female
MOSS Member of the same sex
MOTOS Member of the opposite sex
MUSM Miss you so much
NP No problem
NRN No response necessary
OIC Oh, I see
OLL Online love
OTF Off the floor
OTOH On the other hand
PANS Pretty awesome new stuff (as opposed to "POTS")
PDA Public display of affection
PEBCAK Problem exists between chair and keyboard
PIBKAC Problem is between keyboard and chair
PMFJIB Pardon me for jumping in but...
::POOF:: Goodbye (leaving the room)
POTS Plain old telephone service
PU That stinks!
RL Real life (that is, when not chatting)
ROR Raffing out roud (Engrish for "laughing out loud")
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RPG Role-playing games
RSN Real soon now
RYO Roll your own (write your own program)
S4L Spam for life
SHCOON Shoot hot coffee out of nose
SF Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)
SNAFU Situation normal, all fouled up
SO Significant other
SOMY Sick of me yet?
STW Search the Web
TAFN That's all for now
TGIF Thank God it's Friday
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks in advance
TLA Three-letter acronym
TL8R Talk later
TMI Too much information
TOPCA Til our paths cross again (early Celtic chat term)
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
UW You're welcome
VBG Very big 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
YMMV Your mileage may vary.

 


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