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On this page you find an overview of the most common used internet messaging acronyms. These acronyms are used in regular e-mail, message posts, messenger programs and other ways of communication.

Have a look and try to use them in a chat-room or writing e-mail.

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AAMOF as a matter of fact
ABT about
ADN any day now
AFAIC as far as I’m concerned
AFAICT as far as I can tell
AFAICS as far as I can see
AFAIK as far as I know
AFAYC as far as you’re concerned
AFK away from keyboard
AISI as I see it
AIUI as I understand it
AKA also known as
ANFSCD and now for something completely different
ASAP as soon as possible
ATM at this moment
AWA as well as
AWHFY are we having fun yet?
AWGTHTGTTA are we going to have to go through this again?
AWOL absent without leave
AWOL away without leave
AYOR at your own risk
AYPI? and your point is?
B4 before
B4N bye for now
BAC back at computer
BAG busting a gut
BAK back at the keyboard
BBIAB be back in a bit
BBL be back later
BBLBNTSBO... be back later but not to soon because of...
BBR burnt beyond repair
BBS be back soon
BC be cool
B/C because
BCnU be seeing you
BEG big evil grin
BF boyfriend
BFN bye for now
BG big grin
BION believe it or not
BITMT but in the meantime
BMTIPG brilliant minds think in parallel gutters
BKA better known as
BL belly laughing
BOL be on later
BOT back on topic
BRB be right back
BRBS be right back soon
BRH be right here
BRS big red switch
BS big smile
BSF but seriously folks
BST but seriously though
BTA but then again
BTAIM be that as it may
BTDT been there done that
BTOBD be there or be dead
BTOBS be there or be square
BTW by the way
BUDWEISER because you deserve what every individual should ever receive
BWQ buzz word quotient
BWTHDIK but what the heck do I know
BYOB bring your own bottle
CADET can’t add, doesn’t even try
CDIWY couldn’t do it without you
CLM career limiting move
CMIIW correct me if I’m wrong
CNP continue in next post
CRAFT can’t remember a freakin' thing
CSG chuckle snicker grin
CTS changing the subject
CU see you
CU2 see you too
CUL see you later
CUL8R see you later
CWOT complete waste of time
CWYL chat with you later
CYA see ya
CYA cover your a$$
CYAL8R see ya later
CYO see you online
DBA doing business as
DIIK darn if i know
DIKU do I know you?
DIRTFT do it right the first time
DITYID did I tell you I’m distressed
DIY do it yourself
DL download
DL dead link
DMMGH don’t make me get hostile
DQMOT don’t quote me on this
DND do not disturb
DTRT do the right thing
DUCT did you see that?
DWAI don’t worry about it
DWIM do what I mean
DWIMC do what I mean, correctly
DWISNWID do what I say, not what I do
DYJHIW don’t you just hate it when...
DYK do you know
EAK eating at keyboard
EIE enough is enough
EG evil grin
EMFBI excuse me for butting in
EMFJI excuse me for jumping in
EMSG email message
EOD end of discussion
EOL end of lecture
EOM end of message
EOS end of story
EOT end of thread
EYC excitable, yet calm
F/F face to face
F2F face to face
FAQ frequently asked questions
FAWC for anyone who cares
FBOW for better or worse
FBTW fine, be that way
FCFS first come, first served
FCOL for crying out loud
FIFO first in, first out
FISH first in, still here
FOAF friend of a friend
FOC free of charge
FOCL falling of chair laughing
FOFL falling on the floor laughing
FOS freedom of speech
FOTCL falling of the chair laughing
FTF face to face
FTTT from time to time
FUDFUCT fear, uncertainty and doubt
FUCT failed under continuous testing
FWIW for what it’s worth
FYA for your amusement
FYE for your entertainment
FYEO for your eyes only
FYI for your information
G grin
G2B going to bed
G&BIT grin & bear it
G2G got to go
G2GGS2D got to go get something to drink
GA go ahead
GA good afternoon
GAFIA get away from it all
GAL get a life
GAS greetings and salutations
GBR garbled beyond recovery
GBY God bless you
GE good evening
GFETE grinning from ear to ear
GFN gone for now
GFU good for you
GG good game
GGU2 good game you two
GIGO garbage in garbage out
GJ good job
GL good luck
GL&GH good luck and good hunting
GM good morning / good move / good match
GMAB give me a break
GMAO giggling my a$$ off
GMBO giggling my butt off
GMTA great minds think alike
GN good night
GOK god only knows
GOWI get on with it
GR8 great
GtG got to go
GTSY good/glad to see you
GTCU good/glad to see you
H/O hold on
HAGD have a good day
HAGN have a good night
HAGS have a good summer
HAG1 have a good one
HAHA having a heart attack
HAND have a nice day
HB hurry back
HDYWTDT how do you work this dang thing
HF have fun
HHIS hanging head in shame
HHJK ha ha, just kidding
HHOJ ha ha, only joking
HHOK ha ha, only kidding
HHOS ha ha, only seriously
HIH hope it helps
HIWTH hate it when that happens
HMS home made smiley
HMS hanging my self
HMT here’s my try
HMWK homework
HOAS hold on a second
HSIK how should i know
HTH hope this helps
HTHBE hope this has been enlightening
IAC in any case
IC I see
IAE in any event
IAG it’s all good
ICOCBW I could of course be wrong
IDC I don’t care
IDGI I don’t get it
IDGARA I don’t give a rat’s ass
IDGW in a good way
IDI I doubt it
IDK I don’t know
IDTT I’ll drink to that
IFVB I feel very bad
IGTP I get the point
IHTFP I have truly found paradise
II I’m impressed
IIT I’m impressed too
IIR if I recall
IIRC if I recall correctly
IJWTK I just want to know
IJWTS I just want to say
IK I know
IKWUM I know what you mean
ILBCNU I’ll be seeing you
IMAO in my arrogant opinion
IMBO in my bloody opinion
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
IMOBO in my own biased opinion
IMPOV in my point of view
INPO in no particular order
IOW in other words
IRL in real life
IRMFI I reply merely for information
IS I’m sorry
ISTM it seems to me
ISTR I seem to recall
ISWYM I see what you mean
ITRW in the real world
ITSFWI if the shoe fits, wear it
IWBNI it would be nice if
IYKWIM if you know what I mean
IYSWIM if you see what I mean
JAM just a minute
JAS just a second
JIC just in case
JJWY just joking with you
JK just kidding
J/K just kidding
JMHO just my humble opinion
JMO just my opinion
JP just playing
J/P just playing
JTLYK just to let you know
JW just wondering
KHYF know how you feel
KIT keep in touch
KUTGW keep up the good work
KWIM know what I mean?
L laugh
L8R later
L8R G8R later gator
LAM leave a message
LD long distance
LHM Lord help me
LHU Lord help us
LL&P live long & prosper
LMA leave me alone
LMAO laughing my a$$ off
LMBO laughing my butt off
LMHO laughing my head off
LMFAO laughing my fat a$$ off
LMK let me know
LOL laughing out loud
LOLA laughing out loud again
LOOL laughing out outrageously loud
LSHMBB laughing so hard my belly is bouncing
LSHMBH laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTNS long time no see
LTS laughing to self
LYK let you know
MB maybe
MYOB mind your own business
M8 mate
N2M not too much
N/C not cool
NE1 anyone
NETUA nobody ever tells us anything
NFI no freakin' idea
NL not likely
NM never mind / nothing much
N/M never mind / nothing much
NMH not much here
NMJC nothing much, just chillin’
NOM no offense meant
NOTTOMH not of the top of my mind
NOYB none of your business
NOYFB none of your freakin' business
NP no problem
NVM nevermind
OBTW oh, by the way
OIC oh, I see
OF on fire
OFIS on floor with stitches
OMG oh my God / gosh / goodness
OOC out of character
OT Off topic / other topic
OTOH on the other hand
OTTOMH off the top of my head
PDS please don’t shoot
PEBCAK problem exists between chair and keyboard
PLZ please
PM private message
PMJI pardon my jumping in
PMFJI pardon me for jumping in
POAHF put on a happy face
POOF I have left the chat
POTB pats on the back
PPL people
PS post script
Q4U question for you
QSL reply
QT cutie
RCed reconnected
ROFL rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO rolling on floor laughing my a$$ off
ROFLOLAY rolling on floor laughing out loud at you
ROFLOLTSDMC rolling on floor laughing out loud tears streaming down my cheeks
ROFLOLWTIME rolling on floor laughing out loud with tears in my eyes
ROFLOLUTS rolling on floor laughing out loud unable to speak
ROTFL rolling on the floor laughing
RVD really very dumb
RUTTM are you talking to me
RTF read the FAQ
RTSM read the stupid manual
S2R send to receive
SAMAGAL stop annoying me and get a life
SCNR sorry, could not resist
SETE smiling ear to ear
SH so hot
SH same here
SHID slaps head in disgust
SNAFU situation normal, all fouled up
SOHF sense of humor failure
SOMY sick of me yet?
SPAM stupid persons’ advertisement
SRY sorry
STBY stinks to be you
STW search the web
SWL screaming with laughter
S/U shut up
SYS see you soon
TA thanks again
TCO taken care of
TGIF thank God its Friday
THTH too hot to handle
THX thanks
TIA thanks in advance
TJM that’s just me
TLA three-letter acronym
TMA take my advice
TMI too much information
TMS too much showing
TNSTAAFL there’s no such thing as a free lunch
TNX thanks
TOH to other half
TOU terms of usage
TOY thinking of you
TPTB the powers that be
TT2T to tired to talk
TTT thought that, too
TTUL talk to you later
TTYIAM talk to you in a minute
TTYL talk to you later
TTYLMF talk to you later my friend
TU thank you
TWMA till we meet again
TX thanx
TY thank you
TYVM thank you very much
U2 you too
UR your
UW you’re welcome
VBG very big grin
VBS very big smile
W8 wait
W8AM wait a minute
WAY what about you
WAY who are you
WB welcome back
WDYWTTA what do you want to talk about
WE whatever
W/E whatever
WFM works for me
WNDITWB we never did it this way before
WRT with respect to
WTG way to go
WTGP want to go private?
WTH what/who the heck?
WTMI way to much information
WU what’s up?
WUD what’s up dog?
WUF where are you from?
WUWT whats up with that
WYSIWYG what you see is what you get
XTLA extended three letter acronym
Y why?
Y2K you’re too kind
YATB you are the best
YBS you’ll be sorry
YHBBYBD you’d have better bet your bottom dollar
YL you ’ll live
YM you mean
YMMD you’ve made my day
YMMV your mileage may vary
YVM you’re very welcom
YW you’re welcome
YWIA you’re welcome in advance
YOYO you’re on your own
YY4U two wise for you
? huh?
?4U question for you
2U2 to you too
2MFM too much for me
4AYN for all you know
4COL for crying out loud
4SALE for sale
4U for you
=w= whatever

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