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Learning The Language of the Internet: IMO It's Easy

Maybe you're new to computers. Maybe you're new to using an
Instant Message program. Maybe you're wondering what your
children are saying online. But it's all written in some
weird looking code!

Well, the code are acronyms and this article will help you
get started learning the language of the Internet. It's a
list of the most commonly used acronyms. With special thanks
to Lynn, (a client), who reviewed my list and added a bunch
of acronyms that were new to me!

AFK: Away from keyboard
AFAIK: As Far As I Know
B2B: Back to back
B4: Before
BAK: Back at keyboard
BBL: Be back later
BBS: Be back soon
BCNU: Be Seeing you
BF: Boyfriend
BRB: Be right back
BTW: By the way
BTDT: Been there, done that
CUL: See you later
DH: Dear hubby (if angry, damn or dumb hubby)
DL: Download
DNO: Do Not Open this message. Whole answer is in the subject
line
DYJHI or DYJHIW: Don't you just hate it (when)
F2F: Face to face
FAQ: Frequently asked questions (usually a document)
FC: Fingers Crossed
FUBAR: F***'d up beyond all recognition
FWIW: For what it's worth
FYI: For Your Information
<g>: Grin or giggle
FYA: For Your Amusement
GA: Go Ahead< GF: Girlfriend
GMTA: Great minds think alike
H: Hug
HHAJ (or K): Ha Ha, Only Joking (or Kidding)
HIWTH: Hate It When That Happens
IMO: In my opinion
IMHO: In my humble opinion
IMCO: In my considered opinion
IOHO: In our humble opinion
IOW: In other words
ISP: Internet service provider
IDK: I don't know
IYKWIM: If You Know What I Mean
JAM: Just a minute
JK: Just Kidding
KISS: Keep it simple, stupid or sweetheart
LMK: Let me know
L8R: Later
LOL: Laughing out loud
LMAO: Laughing my A** off
LMK: Let me know
K: OK
OBTW: Oh By The Way
OIC: Oh I See
OTOH: On the other hand
OTP: On The Phone
PAW: Parents Are Watching
PIR: Parent in Room
POS: Parent over shoulder
POV: Point of View
RL: Real life (supposedly off the computer things)
ROFL: Rolling on floor laughing.
ROTFLMAO: Rolling on the floor laughing my A** off
RTFM: Read the Fine(or bleeped) manual
<sp>: Possible spelling error
<s>: smile
Snail Mail: Post Office Delivered Mail
Skin Meeting: Meeting where you see a person's face
SNAFU: Situation Normal: All [bleeped] Up'
SYL: See You Later
TGIF: Thank God it's Friday
TL: Until later
TNX: Thanks
TTYL: Talk to you later
TTFN: Ta-Ta for now
TY: Thank you
TYVM: Thank you very much
WRT: With Regard To
WTF: What the F***
WTH: What the Hell
WTHDTM: What The Hell Does That Mean?
WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary
(((((whoever))))) Or {{{{whoever}}}}:
Person or person's name or names enclosed within is getting
a hug from you.


These are called "emoticons" Use them when you want to make
a point or make sure that your message is understood in the
"emotion" you want.

:-) Your basic smiley. This smiley is used to inflect a
sarcastic or joking statement since we can't hear
voice inflection over e-mail.


;-) Wink (something said tongue-in-cheek).
:-( Sad, disappointed face.
:-I Indifferent smiley. Better than a :-( but not quite
as good as a :-)
:-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark.
Worse than a ;-)
;- Winky and devil combined. A lewd remark was just
made.
<:-O "Eeek!"
:o "O" Premier Edition!
:'-( User is crying.

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