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Messaging Acronyms


--ever wondered what people are talking about in instant messaging-

-well heres a few-

Dictionary of Instant Messaging Acronyms (DIMA)

2U2 To you too
411 Information or gossip
? Huh?
?4U Question for you

AAK Alive And Kicking
AAR At Any Rate
AAS Alive And Smiling
ADN Any Day Now
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFK Away From the Keyboard
AFN Thats All For Now
AOTA All Of The Above
AKA Also known as
AOL America Online
ASAP As soon as possible
ASL Age, sex, location
ATM At the moment
A/S/L or ASL Age/Sex/Location

B/C Because
B4 Before
BAK Im back
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBL Be Back Later
BBS Be Back Soon
BCC Blind carbon copy
BCNU Ill Be Seeing You.
BF Boyfriend
BFF Best friends forever
B/F Boyfriend
BFN Bye For Now
BMA Bite my ass
BOOTED Kicked out of a chat room
BOT Back on topic
BR Best Regards
BRB Be Right Back
BRH Be Right Here
BTA But Then Again
BTW By The Way
BTWU&M Between you and me

CC Carbon copy
CNP Continued in Next Post
CP Chat Post
CTN Can't talk now
CU See you
CUL See you later
CRS Cant Remember Sh**
CUS Cant Understand Sh**
CUL8R See You Later
CUOL See You On Line
CYA See Ya
CYE Check your e-mail

DDSOS Different Day, Same Old Sh**
DEGT Dont Even Go There
DIKU Do I Know You?
DIS Did I Say
DIY Do it yourself
DL Download
D/L, DL Downloading, or Download it.
DSTR 8 Damn Straight
DW Don't worry

EG Exempli gratia (Latin: For example)
EG Evil Grin
EMA E-mail Address
EOD End of discussion
ETA Estimated time of arrival
EZ Easy

F2F Face To Face
F Female
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FITB Fill In The Blanks
FLAME To insult someone when they ask a stupid question
FOCL Falling Off Chair Laughing
FOFL Falling on the floor laughing
FTS F**k This Sh**
FU F**k you
FUBAR F**ked Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition
FUBAR Fouled up beyond all recognition
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information
FWIW For What Its Worth

G2G Gotta go
GA Go Ahead
GAL Get A Life
GB Goodbye
GB Goodbye
G/F Girlfriend (gf, G/F, or GF)
GFN Gone For Now
GG Good game
GGOH Gotta Get Outta Here
GIGH Giggling Histerically
GJ Good job
GL Good luck
GM Good match
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GR Gotta Run
GR8 Great
GR&D Grinning, Running, and Ducking.
GTG Got To Go
GTR Got To Run
GTRM Going To Read Mail

H/O Hold on
HH Ha-ha
HOAS Hold on a second
H&K Hugs and Kisses
HAGD Have A Good Day
HAGO Have A Good One
HB Hurry Back
HTH Hope That Helps

IAC In Any Case
IB Im Back
IC I See
ICQ I Seek You.
IDN I Dont Know
IDK I Dont Know
IDTS I Dont Think So
IE Id est (Latin: That is)
IIRC If I remember correctly
IK I know
ILU or ILY I Love You
IM Instant Message
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO I n My Opinion
IOH Im Out of Here
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real Life
IRT In reply to
IYO In Your Opinion

JAS Just A Second
JIC Just In Case

JC Just curious
JIC Just In Case
JK Just kidding
J/K Just kidding
JMO Just My Opinion
JW Just Wondering

K Okay
KIT Keep In Touch
KWIM Know what I mean

L8 Late
L8R Later
LMAO Laughing My Ass Off
LFAO Laughing My Fucking Ass Off
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LTNS Long Time No See
LTS Laughing To ones Self
LY I Love Ya.
LYL Love You Lots

M Male
MMA Meet me at
MMB Message me back
MSG Message
MYOB Mind your own business

N/A Not Available
NC No comment
NE1 Anyone
NEWBIE new person
NFW No F**king Way
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard
NM Never Mind
NM Not much
NP No Problem
NRN No Response Necessary, Not Right Now
NT No Thanks
NW No way

OBTW Oh, By The Way.
OIC Oh, I See
OF Old Fart, veteran talker
OJ or OK Only Joking or Only Kidding
OMG Oh My Gosh or God
OT Off Topic
OTH Off The Hook
OTR Off The Rack
OTE Over The Edge
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTOMH Off the Top of My Head
OTW On The Way

P911 My parents are in the room
PANS Pretty Awesome New Stuff
PDA Public display of affection
PEEPS People
PHAT Pretty hot and tempting
PIR People in room
PK Player Killing
PITA Pain In The Ass
PLZ Please
PMJI Pardon Me for Jumping In
POTS Plain Old Telephone Service
POS Parents are looking Over my Shoulder or Piece of shit
POTS Parents Over The Shoulder
PPL People

QT Cutie

RE Regarding
ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RL Real Life
RM Ready Made
ROFL Rolling On Floor, Laughing
ROTF Rolling On The Floor (laughing)
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFLMFAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing F**king My Ass Off
RPG Role Playing Game
RSN Real Soon Now
RT Real-time
RTFM Read The F**kin Manual
RU Are you?

SH Same Here
SMH Shaking my head
SN Screen Name.
SO Significant Other
SOL Sh** Out Of Luck
SOS Same Old Sh**
SOS Someone over shoulder
SOSO Same old, same old
SOTA State Of The Art
SP? Spelling?
SPST Same Place, Same Time
SSDD Same Sh**, Different Day
STR8 Straight
SUP What's up
STW Search The Web
SY Sincerely Yours
SYL See You Later

TAFN Thats All For Now
TBC To be continued
TBH To be honest
TC Take Care
TFH Thread From Hell
TGIF Thank Goodness Its Friday
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIC Tongue in cheek
TISNF That is so not fair
TLC Tender love and care
TM Text Message
TMI Too Much Info.
TNT Til Next Time
TOH Typing one-handed
TPS Thats Pretty Stupid
TPTB The Powers That Be
TRDMF Tears Running Down My Face
TS Tough Sh**
TSFY Tough Sh** For You
TTFN Ta-Ta For Now
TTTT These Things Take Time
TTYL Talk To You Later
TY Thank Y ou
TYT Take Your Time
TYVM Thank You Very Much

U2 You too
UR You are
US You Suck
UV Unpleasant Visual
UW You’re Welcome
UY Up Yours

VBG Very big grin

W/ With
W/E Whatever
W/O Without
W8 Wait
WB Write back (e-mail)
WB Welcome Back
WEG Wicked Evil Grin
WEU Whats Eating You?
WFM Works For Me
WIIFM Whats In It For Me?
WOOT Way out of topic
WTG Way To Go
WTF What The F**k
WT? What The ...? or Who the ...?
WTGP? Want To Go Private (chatroom/hidden)?
WWJD What Would Jesus Do?

XOXO Hugs and kisses

Y Why
YAA Yet Another Acronym
YBS Youll Be Sorry
YL Young Lady
YM Young Man
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
YR Yea, Right. (sarcastic)
YRG You are good
YS You Stinker
YVW Youre Very Welcome
YW Youre Welcome

YRG You are good


not an exhaustive list, but a few of the more common ones

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