Typing can get tiring, so people on the Internet often use acronyms. These are also used GREATLY in text messaging, so ya’ll better get used to these FAST. Here is alist of some of the most popular. If you can’t find something here, try the Acronym Lookup service, or Send me a note if you find some more!


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ADN – Any Day Now
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
AFK – Away From the Keyboard
AON – All or none
AKA – Also Known As
ASAP – As Soon As Possible
BBS – Bulletin Board System
BF – Boyfriend
BFN – Bye For Now
BSOD – Blue screen of death
BTW – By The Way
BRB – Be Right Back
BYAM – Between you and me
CTD – Cheapest to deliver
CTS – Consider the source
CUL – See you Later
DAW – Don’t ask why
DIY – Do it yourself
DTRT – Do The Right Thing
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
FOAF – Friend of A Friend
FTTT – From Time To Time
FYI – For Your Information
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
FUBAR – F(screwed) Up Beyond All Recognition
GD+R – Grinning, Ducking and Running (After snide remark)
GF – Girlfriend
GIGO – Garbage In, Garbage Out
GMTA – Great Minds Think Alike
HTH – Hope this helps
IANAL – I Am Not A Lawyer (But…)
IC – I See
IDK – I don’t know
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
ITM – In the money
ILY – I Love You
IYKWIM – If You Know What I Mean
IYKWIMAITYD – If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
JIC – Just In Case
L8R – Later
LOL – Laughing Out Loud
LTR – Long Term Relationship
OIC – Oh I See
OOTB – Out Of The Box
OTOH – On The Other Hand
PITA or PIA – Pain In The Butt
PMFJI – Pardon Me For Jumping In (a polite way to get into a running discussion)
PS – Post Script
ROTFL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RSN – Real Soon Now
RTFM – Read The Freaking Manual
SIG – Special Interest Group
SIG – Signature File
SOHF – Sense Of Humor Failure
SPAM – Junk email (from SPiced hAM, Hormel’s junk meat)
SSL – Secure Sockets Layer
Str8 – Straight (heterosexual)
SWALK – Sealed With A Loving Kiss
TAFN – That’s All For Now
TGIF – Thank God Its Friday
TIA – Thanks In Advance
TPTB – The Powers That Be
TTFN – Ta Ta For Now
WRT – With Respect To
WTMTOYH – Way too much time on your hands
WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (You may not have the same luck I did)
YWIA – Your Welcome In Advance

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