Commonly Used Internet Acronyms

as seen in news groups and e-mails

Acronym Meaning
AFAIC As far as I'm concerned
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFGO Another F***ing (or Fabulous) Growth Opportunity
AFK Away From Keyboard
AKA Also Known As
ASAP As Soon As Possible
BAK Back At Keyboard
BBL Be Back Later
B/C Because
BFD Big F***ing Deal!
BFN Bye For Now
BFO Blinding Flash of the Obvious
BO Buffer (Brain) Overload
BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
BOKYAG Bend Over and Kiss Your A** Goodbye
BRB Be Right Back
BTSOOM beats the stuffing out of me
BTW By The Way
CU See You
CUL8R See You Later
CYA Cover Your Arse
DITYID Did I Tell You I'm Distressed?
EFLA Extended Four Letter Acronym!
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FC Fingers Crossed
FCFS First Come First Served
FEAR F*** Everything And Run
FIIOH F*** (or Forget) It, I'm Outta Here
FMV Full Motion Video
FOAD F*** Off And Die
FUBAR F***** Up Beyond All Recognition
FUCT Failed Under Continuous Testing
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GTRM Going To Read Mail
GR&D Grinning, Running, & Ducking
HSIK How Should I Know
HTH Happy To Help
HTH Hope This Helps
IAE In Any Event
IANA... I am not a ...
IBK Idiot Behind Keyboard
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IITYWTMWYBMAD If I Tell You What This Means Will You Buy Me A Drink?
ILF I'll Look Forward
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
INAL I'm Not A Lawyer
IOW In Other Words
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRL In Real Life
IYKWIM If You Know What I mean
JFYI Just For Your Information
J/K Just Kidding
L8R Later
LMAO Laughing My Arse Off
LMKOAP Let Me Know Of Any Problems
LOL Laugh(ing) Out Loud
LOEL Laugh(ing) Out Extremely Loud
MIL-TFD-41 Make It Like The F*****g Drawing For Once
MMP More Money, Please
ML Mailing List
NBD No Big Deal
NFW No F****** Way
NIFOC Nude In Front Of Computer
NIFOK Naked In Front of the Keyboard
NOYB None Of Your Business
NRN No Reply Necessary
OIC Oh, I See!
OOH Out Of Hand
OOTB Out Of The Box
OTL Out To Lunch
OTOH On The Other Hand
PITA Pain In The Arse
PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
POV Point Of View
PSX Sony Playstation
PTB Powers That Be
PU That Stinks!
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLWMP Rolling on the Floor Wetting My Pants
ROTF Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Arse Off
ROTFLOL Rolled on the Floor Laughing Out Loud
RSN Real Soon Now
RTFM Read The F***ing Manual (or Message)
RTM Read The Manual (or Message)
SEP Someone Else's Problem
SGI She'd Get it!
SITD Still In The Dark
SLAP Sounds Like A Plan
SNAFU Situation Normal- All F***** Up
SOL Smiling Out Loud
TANJ There Ain't No Justice
TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TBH To Be Honest
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TLA Three-Letter Acronyms
TLTBT Too Ludicrous To Be True!
TPTB The Powers That Be
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To You Later
Txs Thanks or Texas
VPL Visible Pantie Line
WGFF? Who Gives A Flying Flood?
WIC Where I'm Concerned
WIMP Washed-up Information Media Phobe
WOA Work Of Art
WOB Waste of Bandwidth
WRT with respect to
WTF What The F***
WTFIGO What The F*** Is Going On?
WTH What The Heck (Hell)
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
YAM Yet Another Meeting
YCHT You can have them
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

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Neil Rieck
Kitchener - Waterloo - Cambridge, Ontario, Canada