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Chat, E-Mail, Web, and chat room slang and acronyms AAK Alive And Kicking AAR At Any Rate AAS Alive And Smiling ADN Any Day Now AFAIK As Far As I Know AFK Away From the Keyboard AFN that\'s All For Now AOTA All Of The Above a/s/l or asl Age/Sex/Location - (used to ask a chatter their personal information) AV Avatar - Graphical representation (a picture) often used in chat rooms to depict a person that is in the room and chatting. b4 Before BAK Back At Keyboard (I\'m back) BBL Be Back Later BBS Be Back Soon BCNU I\'ll Be Seeing You. b/f Boyfriend (also shown as bf, B/F, or BF) BEG Big Evil Grin BFN Bye For Now BMA Bite My A** (became popular with the Simpson\'s cartoon show) boot To get kicked out of a chat room, or have to restart the computer because you couldn\'t talk in the chat room anymore. BR Best Regards BRB Be Right Back BRH Be Right Here BSEG Big S**t Eatin Grin BTA But Then Again.... BTW By The Way btw BeTWeen you and me ... chat room A web page where people gather using software that allows them to talk to one another in real time. CRS Can\'t Remember S**t CU See You - also posted as cya CUS Can\'t Understand S**t (stuff) CNP Continued in Next Post (seen more on message boards than chat) CP Chat Post CUL8R See You Later CUOL See You On Line CYA See Ya dd, ds, dh Darling or Dear: Dear Son, Dear Daughter, or Dear Husband. Usually exchanged in family chats. DDSOS Different Day, Same Old S**t DEGT Don\'t Even Go There (I don\'t want to talk about it) DIKU Do I Know You? DIS Did I Say D/L, DL, d/l, dl Downloading, or Download it. EG Evil Grin EM E-Mail EMA E-mail Address (example: ?ema or ema? = what is your email address) EOT End Of Thread (meaning end of discussion) ez or EZ easy (one of the really old ones) F2F Face To Face FAQ Frequently Asked Question FISH First In Still Here (someone who is on line TOO much) FITB Fill In The Blanks flame to insult someone. Used when a person asks a stupid question, or says something rude to irritate the users of a chat room or message board. FOCL Falling Off Chair - Laughing forum What todays message boards are called. Often using php as defining language to quickly write \'real time\' messages and replies to a web site (or page) FTS F*** This S*** fu f*** you (If you can\'t figure this one out, you shouldn\'t be on line) FUBAR \"Fouled\" Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt FWIW For What It\'s Worth FYI For Your Information GA Go Ahead GAL Get A Life gest Gesture ... a small multimedia file played over the internet, usually expressing an emotion or comment. g/f Girlfriend (also shown as gf, G/F, or GF) GFN Gone For Now GGOH Gotta Get Outta Here GMTA Great Minds Think Alike GR Gotta Run GR&D Grinning, Running, and Ducking. GTR Got To Run GTRM Going To Read Mail (leaving chat room to check email) H&K Hugs and Kisses hack person who breaks into software, or disrupts a chat room. HAGD Have A Good Day HAGO Have A Good One Halsoft Name of a company that purchased the brand of Chat that Excite offered, now a pay as you go service. HB Hurry Back Hosts Refers to the people that are running the chat room, they usually have the ability to kick a person off due to rude behavior. HTH Hope That Helps huggles Hugs IAC In Any Case IB I\'m Back IC I See IDN I Don\'t kNow IDK I Don\'t Know IDTS I Don\'t Think So IANAL I\'m Am Not A Lawyer (expect an uninformed opinion) IC I See ICQ I Seek You. A computer program used to communicate instantly over the Internet. ILU or ILY I Love You IM Instant Message IMHO In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion) IMO In My Opinion IOH I\'m Out of Here IOW In Other Words IRL In Real Life IYO In Your Opinion JAS Just A Second JIC Just In Case JK Just Kidding JMO Just My Opinion JW Just Wondering k, K, or kk O. K. KIT Keep In Touch L8R Later (an early one, kind of outdated with current \'young geeks\') LMAO Laughing My Ass Off LFFAO Laughing My F***(freaking) Ass Off LOL Laughing Out Loud LTNS Long Time No See LTS Laughing To ones Self LY I Love Ya. LYL Love You Lots Message Board. A web page where people write comments, and those comments are than added to that web-page for others to view. Used to carry on conversation, request information, and relay messages. MUG Refers to a new user of that chat program, goes back to Excite VP days when the AV (or icon) that represented someone new was a picture of a coffee mug. NE1 Anyone newbie refers to a person who is new to an area or technology. Also seen as nube, nooby, nubie, nb, etc. NFW No Feasible (or F***ing) Way NIMBY Not In My Back Yard nm, or NM Never Mind NP, np No Problem NRN 1. No Response Necessary 2. Not Right Now NT No Thanks OBTW Oh, By The Way. OIC Oh, I See OF Old Fart, someone who has been around for a while. OJ or OK Only Joking or Only Kidding OL the Old Lady OM the Old Man OMG Oh My Gosh (although it\'s usually used with the Lords name in place of \"gosh\") OT Off Topic oth or OTH Off The Hook: Something is really popular, or hot. Very exciting. otr or OTR Off The Rack: Saying that something is outside the ordinary. OTE Over The Edge (beyond common sense or beyond good taste) OTOH On The Other Hand ... OTOMH Off the Top of My Head ... OTW On The Way ... I\'ve sent a file to you, it\'s \"On the way\" P911 My parents are in the room. P=Parents, and 911=emergency, in other words either drop the subject, or watch the language. PANS Pretty Awesome New Stuff (often referring to computer technology) PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Cards International Association PCMCIA People Can\'t Master Computer Industry Acronyms (slang) PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard peeps People. example: \"There sure are a lot of peeps in this room\" - meaning a lot of people are in the chat room. peep this Hey, listen to this, I\'ve got some interesting news. PITA Pain In The Ass PLZ Please PMJI Pardon Me for Jumping In (when you enter into a new conversation) poof when someone leaves a chat room, often seen as *poof* as in boy he *poofed* in a hurry. POTS Plain Old Telephone Service POS Parents are looking Over my Shoulder. POTS Parents Over The Shoulder - (My parents are watching, I can\'t really talk) PPL People QT Cutie RFC Request For Comments (used more in newsgroups, a page or pages that supply technical information) rl or RL Real Life (as opposed to being online) r m or RM Ready Made: pre-existing ROFL Rolling On Floor, Laughing ROTF Rolling On The Floor (laughing is implied) ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off ROTFLMFAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing F(***ing) My Ass Off RSN Real Soon Now r/t Real Time (also: RT, or rt) RTFM Read The \"Flippin\" Manual (response to beginner question on net, chat, newsgroups, etc.) RU aRe yoU? SEG Shit Eating Grin SH Same Here SMS Short Message Service (more cell phones and pagers than chat rooms and the Internet) SN Screen Name. The name or moniker selected by person in an IM or chat program. ex: My \"SN\" in vp was \"-lone.wolf\" SNAFU Situation Normal, All \"Fouled\" Up SO Significant Other SOL Shit Out Of Luck SOS Same Old S**t (stuff) SOTA State Of The Art (latest technology) SPST Same Place, Same Time SSDD Same S**t, Different Day STR8 Straight (can refer to sex, or DSTR8 as in Damn Straight) STW Search The Web SY Sincerely Yours SYL See You Later TAFN That\'s All For Now TC Take Care TFH Thread From Hell (a topic or discussion that won\'t stop - esp. newsgroups) TGIF Thank Goodness It\'s Friday THX Thanks! TIA Thanks In Advance TM Text Message (often refers to communications with text over cell phones) TMI Too Much Info. (information) TNT \'Til Next Time TPS That\'s Pretty Stupid TPTB The Powers That Be (can sometimes refer to the people that are running the chat room or server) TRDMF Tears Running Down My Face: Can be with either laughter, or due to saddness. TS Tough S**t TSFY Tough S**t For You TTFN Ta-Ta For Now TTTT These Things Take Time TTYL Talk To You Later TY Thank You TYT Take Your Time TYVM Thank You Very Much VPPH Virtual Places Page Host US You Suck usa or USA Until Sides Ache: Usually used with one of the laughter acronyms such as \"lolusa\" Laughing Out Loud Until my Sides Ache. I\'ve also heard that some folks substitute ush for \"Until Sides Hurt\". rotflolush = rolling on the floor, laughing out loud, until my sides hurt. UV Unpleasant Visual UW yoU\'re Welcome UY Up Yours vp or VP Virtual Places: A brand of chat offered by Excite in the late 90s and early 2000. WB Welcome Back (you say this when someone returns to a chat room) WC WelCome WEG Wicked Evil Grin WEU What\'s Eating You? WFM Works For Me WIIFM What\'s In It For Me? WTG Way To Go WTF What The F**K WT? What The ...? or Who the ...? WTGP? Want To Go Private? (move to a private chat room) WWJD What Would Jesus Do? YAA Yet Another Acronym YBS You\'ll Be Sorry YL Young Lady YM Young Man YMMV Your Mileage May Vary YR Yea, Right. (sarcastic) *ys* You Stinker YVW You\'re Very Welcome YW You\'re Welcome Emoticons: (symbols used to display feeling) Note: For these little things called \"emoticons\" Often the idea is to turn your head sideways, and it makes a picture on a lot of the smiley faces. ;-) for example where the ; (semi-colon) are the eyes, the - is the nose, and the ) is the mouth. Also, you see some people use the hyphen (-) to show the nose, while others will show the same expression without the nose. Example: ;-) and ;) signify the same thing. *s*, *S*, , = smile *g*, = grin xoxo = hugs and kisses huggggggsssss = hugs *w*, = wink *g*, = giggles *k*, *K* = kiss ;-)~~~~~~~~ = giving someone the raspberries. (((((person))))) = giving them a virtual hug. ~/ = glass with a drink. (usually booze) ^5 = high five ?^ = What\'s Up? _/? = a cup of tea [_]> + Cup of coffee @@@ = Cookies @--/-- = a rose :-) .. smile ;-) ... wink <:-| ... curious :~) ... cute :-( ... sad 8-) ... wears glasses :-} ... embarrassed :-/ ... perplexed, confused :,-( ..or ;`-( .... to cry :-< ... pouting >:-( ... angry 0:-) ... angel :-| ... bored or no opinion :-> ... grin/mischievous | -) ... dreaming :-O ... shouting, or shocked :-o ... talking, or surprised >:-|| ... mad / angry :-D ... big grin or laugh =:-O ... scared :-x ... keeping mouth shut :o) ... smiles (w/nose) :-))))))) ... lots of smiles ;-P ... sticking tongue out :P ... sticking tongue out # 8 - ) ... nerd, or or person with glasses and crew cut. &-( ... crying !:-) .. I have an idea ;-{ ) ... person with a mustache ;-)~ ... sexy tongue - or drunk ;~) ... being cute c[\"] ... coffee mug [_]> ... another cup or mug :-> ... grin/mischievous <:-| ... curious |-| ... sound asleep :-x .. I\'m keeping my mouth shut Another few side notes: Related Links 0 can be O or vice versa, (the letter and the number are often interchangeable) 1 = won or one, (1dr = wonder) 2 = too, to, or two, 3 = the letter E, (so \'s33 U\' means See you) 4 = for, four, or a prefix of suffix of \'fore. (b4 = before, 4warned = forewarned), 8 is usually either a pair of eyes, glasses, or ate, although it gets used a lot for making pictures, 9 is a good thing (he was dressed to the 9s means he was all dressed up), B = be, C = see, (IC means I see) G = gee, K = OK, (so k, or kk means I\'m OK) M = am, N = in, O = oh, R = Are, U = You, g = grin, s = smile,
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