Acronyms used in message boards and what like.

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Found 21st Jul 2008
Text Meaning
AAMOF as a matter of fact
AAR at any rate
ADN any day now
AFAIK as far as I know
AFK away from keyboard
AFKBRB away from keyboard, be right back
ASAP as soon as possible
A/S/L age/sex/location
B2W back to work
B4N (or BFN) bye for now
BAK back at keyboard
BBL be back later
BBS be back soon
BCNU be seeing you
BF (or B/F) boyfriend
BMN but maybe not
BRB be right back
BTDT been there, done that
BTDTBTT been there, done that, bought the tape
BTDTGTTS been there, done that, got the t-shirt
BTDTGTTSAWIO been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and wore it out
BTW by the way
BYKT but you knew that
CIO cut it out
CMIIW correct me if Im wrong
CU (or CYA) see you
CUL (or CUL8R) see you later
DIY do it yourself
DYJHIW dont you just hate it when
EAK eating at keyboard
EOL end of lecture
EOM end of message
F2F (or FTF) face to face
FAPP for all practical purposes
FOFL (or FOTFL) falling on the floor laughing
FTR for the record
FWIW for what its worth
FYA for your amusement
FYEO for your eyes only
FYI for your information
g (or ) grin
G (or ) big grin
G2G (or GTG) got to go
GAL get a life
GD&H grinning, ducking, and hiding
GD&R grinning, ducking, and running
GD&RVVF grinning, ducking, and running, very, very fast
GF (or G/F) girlfriend
GG gotta go (or good game)
GIWIST gee, I wish I said that
GMTA great minds think alike
GoAT go away, troll
HAK hugs and kisses
HAGD have a great day
HAND have a nice day
HEH a courtesy laugh
HHOS ha-ha, only serious
HTH hope this helps (or hope that helps)
IAE in any event
HW homework (or hardware)
IANAL I am not a lawyer
IC I see
ICBW I could be wrong (or it could be worse)
IDTS I dont think so
IINM if Im not mistaken
IIRC if I recall correctly
IIUC if I understand correctly
IMCO in my considered opinion
IME in my experience
IMHO in my humble opinion
IMNSHO in my not-so-humble opinion
IMO in my opinion
IOW in other words
IRL in real life
ISTM it seems to me
ISWYM I see what you mean
ITRW in the real world
J (or ) joking
JC just chillin
JIC just in case
JK (or J/K) just kidding (or that was a joke)
JTYWTK just thought you wanted to know
JW just wondering
K okay
KWIM know what I mean?
L (or ) laughing
L8R later
LJBF lets just be friends
LOL laughing out loud
LTNS long time no see
MHBFY my heart bleeds for you
MHOTY my hats off to you
MOTAS member of the appropriate sex
MOTD message of the day
MYOB mind your own business
NBD no big deal
NBIF no basis in fact
NOYB none of your business
NP no problem
NRN no response necessary (or no reply necessary)
OIC oh, I see
OM oh my (or old man, as in husband)
OOI out of interest
OOTB out of the box
OTL out to lunch
OTOH on the other hand
OTTH on the third hand
PAW parents are watching
PC politically correct
PDA public display of affection
PEST please excuse slow typing
PI (or PIC) politically incorrect
PKB (or P/K/B) pot, kettle, black (or pot calling the kettle black)
PMBI pardon my butting in
PMFJI pardon me for jumping in
POS parent over shoulder (or parents over shoulder)
POV point of view
PPL people
PTB powers that be
R (or r) are
REHI re-hello (following a short time away) (or hi again)
RFC request for comment
RL real life
ROTFL rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLOL rolling on the floor laughing out loud
RSN real soon now
S (or ) smile
SCNR sorry, could not resist
SITD still in the dark
SOP standard operating procedure
SPMD some people may differ
SUP whats up?
TBE to be expected
THX (or TX) thanks
TIA thanks in advance
TANJ there aint no justice
TIC tongue-in-cheek
TPHB the pointy-haired boss
TPTB the powers that be
TTBOMK to the best of my knowledge
TTFN ta-ta for now
TTYL talk to you later
TVM thanks very much
TVMIA thanks very much in advance
TYVMIA thank you very much in advance
U you
UW youre welcome
VBG (or ) very big grin
WB welcome back
WCD whats cookin doc?
WHBT we have been trolled
WOA work of art
WRT with regard to (or with respect to)
WTG way to go
WTH what the heck?
Y (or ) yawning
YHBT you have been told (or you have been trolled)
YHBW you have been warned
YHGMTPOTG you have greatly misinterpreted the purpose of this group
YHM you have mail
YMMV your mileage may vary
YOYO youre on your own
YWSYLS you win some, you lose some

28 Comments

Original Poster

Alternate (Japanese) Smileys
(^_^) male smiley
(^.^) female smiley
(^L^) or (^(^) happy
(-_-) secret smile
(^o^) laughing out loud
(^_^;) laughing to cover nervousness
(^_^)/ waving hello
(;_;)/ waving good-bye
(^_~) or (^_-) winking
(*^o^*) or (*^.^*) exciting
\(^_^)/ joyful
(;_;) or (~~>.(>._(v_v) expressionless
(^o^;> excuse me?
(*^_^*) blushing (or shy)
(^_^;;;) embarrassed (or in a cold sweat)
(?_?) confused (or wondering)
(!_!) or (o_o) shocked
(*_*) frightened (or in love)
(=_=)~ sleepy
(u_u) sleeping
(@_@) stunned
'\=o-o=/' wearing glasses
m(_)m humble bow of thanks or apology

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I need to learn, some of these to get with the times:thumbsup:

Original Poster

I cant do this text stuff so its all new to me as well.

FAIL why is "GJDM" not in there

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I feel so pathetic when i don't know them.

Completely inadequate

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black gerbil1;2573666

FAIL why is "GJDM" not in there



Eh?

DLM;2573676

Eh?


Good Job Dave Man.

Tfft. Nrn.

Roflcopter

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black gerbil1;2573685

Good Job Dave Man.



Who is Dave Man?

My main initials are dm, i prefer, good job Danger Mouse

Loads that I've never seen used and plenty missing - LMAO, ROFL, OP, WTF, RTFM etc

Original Poster

black gerbil1;2573666

FAIL why is "GJDM" not in there




As Granny Jumpers Dont Muse, is stupid so was never added.

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jah128;2573726

Loads that I've never seen used and plenty missing - LMAO, ROFL, OP, WTF, … Loads that I've never seen used and plenty missing - LMAO, ROFL, OP, WTF, RTFM etc




It could go on forever, tis only a selection.

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Glad I don't have a mobile! :-D

You missed STFU

The-Dude;2573758

It could go on forever, tis only a selection.



Yeah, but for example, http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/217473/acronyms-used-in-message-boards-and/btdt%20site:www.hotukdeals.com, BTDTBTT, BTDTGTTS have all been used... never, on hotukdeals. ]OP, ]LMAO, ]ROFL and ]WTF on the other hand has been used hundreds of times

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yimmie;2573808

You missed STFU



Or ROTFLMFAO. Been doing that one quite a lot lately!

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pretty useful lol rep added for you matey

some people use XD, whats that about?

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jah128;2573817

Yeah, but for example, ]BTDT, BTDTBTT, BTDTGTTS have all been used... … Yeah, but for example, ]BTDT, BTDTBTT, BTDTGTTS have all been used... never, on hotukdeals. ]OP, ]LMAO, ]ROFL and ]WTF on the other hand has been used hundreds of times



Well build us a second list, we will then have an Uber list for all users. It a list used on message boards not a list just for HDUK! BTDTGTTS. Not putting in WTF as its just a cheap swear.

guv;2573836

Or ROTFLMFAO. Been doing that one quite a lot lately!



I personally love lolocopter or similar! :-D but ROTFLMAO is a pretty sweet one too.

The-Dude;2573872

It a list used on message boards not a list just for HDUK!



Maybe add 'HUKD' to the list as well :whistling::giggle:

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jah128;2574329

Maybe add 'HUKD' to the list as well :whistling::giggle:



Or HDUK!! :thinking: Seems to be a common one!:p

guv;2574335

Bloody C32 seems to be a common one!:p



[SIZE="1"]I wondered how long it'd be......[/SIZE]

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CHARLIETHIRTYTWO;2574350

[SIZE="1"]I wondered how long it'd be......[/SIZE]



Hey, thats self promotion. That isn't allowed on HUKDs!!!:p

guv;2574418

Hey, thats self promotion. That isn't allowed on HUKDs!!!:p



That's about as close to "self promo" as if I had posted...

]H4H = Help for Heroes

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request for comment my erse?;-)
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