~:: kalyan ::~

December 1, 2006

Weird Acronyms in emails and IRC

Filed under: General — skalyanasundaram @ 2:41 pm

You go crazy if everybody uses some acronym which you dont know. What the heck in the acronyms. They all here.

AFAIC – As far as I’m concerned
AFAIK – As far as I know
AFK – Away from keyboard
BRB – Be right back
BTDT -Been there, done that
BTW -By the way
BUAG -Butt-ugly ASCII graphic
C/C -Comments and criticism
EOM -End of message
FAQ -Frequently Asked Question.
FTW -For the win
FWIW -For what it’s worth
FYI -For your information
HTH -Hope this helps
IANAL -I am not a lawyer
IIRC -If I recall correctly
IMHO -In my humble opinion
IMNSHO -In my not so humble opinion
IMO -In my opinion
IOW -In other words
l33t or 1337 – From “elite”. This has become a term used to describe the informal communication of Internet gaming. L33t speak is
easily identified by the substitution of number and other characters for regular letters; e.g., hackers becomes h4XX0rz.
LFG -Looking for group, usually used in MMORPGs
LMAO -Laughing my butt off
LOL -Laughing out loud
MMORPG -Massive, multiplayer, online role-playing game, such as World of Warcraft or Star Wars Galaxies
MOTAS -Member of the appropriate sex
MOTOS -Member of the opposite sex
MOTSS -Member of the same sex
NG -Newsgroup
n00b -From “newbie”, meaning a newcomer not yet familiar with the rules
OTOH -On the other hand
PWN -Usage of the term “own”, as in “I PWNed you!”
RL -Real Life, as opposed to the Internet
ROFL -Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO -Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
RTFM -Read The Fucking/Fine Manual.
SO -Significant other, used to refer to someone’s romantic partner without making any assumptions about gender or
legal status
TLA -Three letter acronym
TTFN -Ta ta for now
TTYL -Talk to you later
w00t -An expression of joy
WFN -Wrong forum, noob
WTF -What the heck
YMMH -You might mean here
YMMV -Your mileage may vary
{g} -Grin
{BG} -Big grin


1 Comment »

  1. ah!! rite … this is very tru in IRC … if somebody uses a acro (there .. ) i google it up 🙂 but htey are very usefull in chats … not sure abt emails though …

    Comment by Johnny — December 4, 2006 @ 2:57 am

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