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    Question Forum newbie - acronymically confused

    Hi all

    As a recent member to edugeek and equally to forums in general I am enjoying reading various posts and learning a lot at the same time but where I stumble is peoples use of acronyms. My knowledge of IT related ones is reasonable its just general chat/forum posting acronyms that confuse me. Could anyone advise on a location of a list of acronyms explained or if you're really bored post a few in reply.

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    Google? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Google? :-)
    That's what I do! had to look up FTW the other, already forgotten what it means!
    I also just accept sometimes that I'm not as young as I like to think I am ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass View Post
    That's what I do! had to look up FTW the other, already forgotten what it means!
    I also just accept sometimes that I'm not as young as I like to think I am ;-)
    I know the feeling.

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    I always forget what IMAHO means although I see it a lot. Mental block thing (although I am a bit dyslexic).

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    LMGTFY

    Sorry, couldn't resist!

    I just pop any unfamiliar acronyms into Google.

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    Acronyms are constantly changing and new ones come up all the time. I would just go to Google and type "acronym <insert here>" and you are pretty much certain to find out.

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    * Some acronyms can be seen as offensive.

    Chat abbreviation Dictionary

    * 121: one to one
    * ADN: any day now
    * ADR/addy: address
    * AFAIK: as far as I know
    * AFK: away from keyboard
    * A/S/L: age, sex, location (or just "ASL")
    * ASAP: as soon as possible
    * B4: before
    * B4N: bye for now
    * BB: best boy
    * BBFD: big bad forum discussion
    * BBL: be back later
    * BF: boyfriend or best friend
    * BFF: best friends forever
    * BFFL: Best Friends For Life
    * BFFN: Best Friends for now
    * BFN: bye for now
    * BG: big grin / best girl
    * BMA: best mate always
    * BNR: but not really
    * BRB: be right back
    * BRT: be right there
    * BTA: but then again
    * BTW: by the way
    * C: see?
    * CID: crying in disgrace
    * CNP: continued [in my] next post
    * CP: chat post
    * CU: see you
    * CUL: see you later
    * CYA: see you (later) / cover your A**
    * CYO: see you online
    * DBAU: doing business as usual
    * DD, DH, DS, DW: dear daughter, dear husband, dear son, dear wife (often used on boards where you discuss personal things, but wish to keep private the names of your loved ones)
    * DW: dont worry
    * EIP: editing in progress
    * FML: F*** My Life, also a increasingly popular site, FMyLife.com
    * FTW: for the win or f*** the world or For The World
    * FUD: fear, uncertainty, and doubt/Food
    * FWIW: for what it's worth
    * FYI: for your information
    * G2G or GTG: got to go
    * G: grin
    * GA: go ahead
    * GAL: get a life
    * GF: girlfriend
    * GFN: gone for now
    * GFY: go f*** yourself/good for you
    * GG: gotta go/good game
    * GJ: good job
    * GL: good luck
    * GM: good morning
    * GMBO: giggling my butt off
    * GMTA: great minds think alike
    * GSOH: good sense of humor
    * GTFO: get the f*** out
    * GTG or G2G: got to go or get together
    * GYPO: get your pants off
    * H2G: have to go
    * HAGN: have a good night
    * HDOP: help delete online predators
    * HHIS: hanging head in shame
    * Homg: same as OMG
    * IAC: in any case
    * IANAL: I am not a lawyer (but)
    * IAWTC: I agree with this comment
    * IC: I see
    * IDC:I don't care
    * IDK: I don't know
    * IFSFWI: if the shoe fits, wear it!
    * IIRC: If I recall correctly
    * ILU: I love you
    * ILY: I love you
    * IMNECTHO: in my not-even-close-to-humble opinion
    * IMNSHO: in my not so humble opinion
    * IMO: in my opinion; or "IMHO" - in my humble/honest opinion
    * IMS: If memory serves
    * IOW: in other words
    * IPN: I’m posting naked
    * IRL: in real life
    * IWSN: I want sex now
    * JC: just chilling
    * K: all right / okay
    * KFY: kiss for you
    * KIT: Keep in touch
    * KTHX: Okay, thanks.
    * JK: just kidding / joking; also JKING
    * JSUK: just so you know
    * KPC: keeping parents clueless
    * L8R: later
    * LAFFO: laughing out loud
    * LBR: loser beyond repair
    * LD: later, dude
    * LDR: long distance relationship
    * LLTA: lots and lots of thunderous applause
    * LMIRL: let's meet in real life
    * LMAO: laughing my *** off
    * LMSO: laughing my socks off
    * LMFAO: laughing my f*** a** off
    * LMK: Let Me Know
    * LOL: laughing out loud, lots of love
    * LOLZ: Same as LOL
    * LQTS: laughing quietly to self
    * LTNS:long time no see
    * LTP: learn to play (L2P)
    * LTR: longterm relationship
    * LULAB: love you like a brother
    * LULAS: love you like a sister
    * MML: making me laugh
    * MMORPG: massively multiplayer online role playing game
    * MOOS: member(s) of the opposite sex
    * MorF: Male or female?
    * MOSS/MOTSS: member(s) of the same sex
    * M/F: male or female
    * N1: nice one
    * NALOPKT: not a lot of people know that
    * NERF: Non-Expanding Recreational Foam (NERF is a company). Also, nerf when used a a verb (example: The paladins were nerfed in the last game update.) is generally a gaming term meaning that the subject has been lowered in power/stats.
    * NE1: anyone
    * NFI: no f***ing idea
    * NFW: no f***ing way
    * NIAGW: not in a gay way
    * NIFOC: naked in front of computer
    * NO1: no one
    * NOOB: newbie (new to the site/new to texting/new to whatever)
    * NSFW: not safe for work
    * NP: no Problem
    * N/P: no problem
    * NVM: nevermind
    * NM: not much, nothing much, never mind
    * OIC: ohh I see
    * OMG: oh my God, oh my goodness, oh my gosh
    * OMGBBQWTF: oh my God, Bar-b-q, What The F*** (surprise and confusion). Sometimes spelled OMGWTFBBQ.
    * OMFG: Oh my f*****g God
    * OLL: oh, Lordy, Lordy!
    * OLL: online love
    * OMW: on my way
    * OP: original post/original poster
    * OTOH: on the other hand
    * OTW: on the way
    * P911: parent alert
    * PAL: parents are listening
    * PAW: parents are watching
    * PCM: Please call me
    * PIR: parent in room
    * POS: parent over shoulder / Piece of S***
    * PLZ: please
    * PlzKThx: Please. ok? Thanks. (Thanks in advance)
    * PlzKThxNo-Re: Please, ok, Thanks, No-Read (sarcasm)
    * PL0x or PLOX: same as please
    * Pwn: to triumph (not actually an abbreviation, but rather a misspelling of own)
    * PDA: public display [of] affection
    * QFT: quoted for truth
    * R: are (common)
    * RBA: right back at you (right back atcha)
    * RL: real life
    * RTFM: read the f***ing manual
    * RTFO: rock the f*ck out
    * ROFL: rolling on floor laughing
    * ROTFLOL: rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    * ROFLMAO: rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
    * RPG: role playing games
    * RP: roleplay
    * SA: something awful
    * SGXK: set a good example for the kiddies
    * SHID: slaps head in disgust
    * SLAP: sounds like a plan
    * SLGF: secondlife girlfriend
    * SO: significant other
    * SOMY: sick of me yet?
    * SorG: straight or gay
    * SOT: short of time
    * SUF: shut up fool
    * STFU: shut the **** up
    * STHU: shut the h*** up
    * TBH : to be honest
    * TDTM: talk dirty to me
    * THX: thanks
    * THT: That
    * TIA: thanks in advance
    * TMI: too much information
    * TTFN: ta-ta for now
    * TTYL: talk to you later
    * TTYS: talk to you soon
    * TTLY: totally
    * TY: thank you
    * U: you (common); how are you?; or you do it!
    * U/C: Can also be typed as UC. Means under construction.
    * UW: you’re welcome
    * w/e: whatever
    * WAT: What?
    * WAYT: what are you thinking?
    * WB: welcome back/ write back
    * WDYT: what do you think
    * WFM: works for me
    * WIBNI: wouldn't it be nice if
    * WIP: work in progress
    * WTGP: want to go private?
    * WTG: way to go
    * WTF: what the f***, what the frak, alternatively Where's The Food or Way too funny
    * WTH: what the heck, or what the he**
    * WUIP: wind up in progress
    * WUBU2: what you been up to
    * WUD: what you doing
    * WUU2: what you up to
    * WYCM: will you call me?
    * WYSIWYG: what you see is what you get
    * Y:why?
    * YM: young man
    * YMMV: your mileage may vary
    * YTMND: you're the man now, dog
    * YW: you're welcome
    * ZOMG: same as OMG

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    LMGTFY
    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    MNAH....
    Actually these aren't strictly acronyms, they don't compress to pronounceable words (well, the second one is arguable).

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    That list missed off FUBAR

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    Also missed out SNAFU

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