Chatting

     When I started chatting,I was baffled by some of the words I saw here in the net. One thing for sure is that they seem to come from another planet... They speak some sort of language, only they could understand. I felt so left out so being a very resourceful person, I searched far and wide until I found sites which featured about this foreign language and by experience learned to incorporate them in my letters, chat talks, etc. *LOL*

     The following lists are compilations of chat acronymns I saw, use and learned while browsing and chatting in the net. I do hope that by the time you're through you are more confident and more knowledgeable to the other side of the chat world.

AFAIK - As far as I know
AFK - Away from keyboard
AKA - Also know as
ASAP - As soon as possible
AOL - America On Line
ATM - At the Moment

B4 - Before
BAK - Back at keyboard
BBL - Be Back Later
BBS - Be Back Soon
BCNU - Be seeing you
BFN - Bye for now
BRB - Be Right Back
BTDT - Been There Done That
BTW - By the Way

CFV - Call for votes
CU - See you
CUL or CUL8R - See you Later

DYJHIW - Don't you just hate it when...

EG - Evil grin

F2F - Face to face
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
FWIW - For what it's worth
FYA - For your amusement
FYI - For your information

G - Grin
GA - Go ahead
GBH - Great big hug
GBH&K - Great big hug & kiss
GR&D - Grinning, running & ducking

H - Hug
HB - Hug back
HH - Holding hands
HHOJ/K - Ha Ha, Only Joking/Kidding
HHOS - Ha Ha, Only Serious
HIWTH - Hate it when that happens

IAE - In any event
IC- I see
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IDK - I don't know
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IOW - In other words
IRL - In Real Life
IYKWIM - If you know what I mean

JAM - Just a Minute
JASE - Just another system error
J/K - Just kidding

K - Kiss
KB - Kiss back
KOTC - Kiss on the cheek

L8R - Later
L - Laugh
LMAO - Laughing my a** off
LOL - Laughs Out Loud
LYLAB/S - Love You Like A Brother/Sister

M or F - Male or female

NRN - No reply necessary

OBTW - Oh, by the way
OIC - Oh, I see
OTOH - On the other hand
OTT - Over the Top

PD - Public domain
PMJI - Pardon me, Jumping in (when you interrupt a conversation)
PITA - Pain in the a**
POTC - Peck on the cheek

REHI - Hello again
RFD - Request for discussion
ROTFL - Rolling over the Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO - Roll on the floor laughing my a** off
RSN - Real soon now
RTM - Read The Manual
RUOK - Are you OK?

S - Smile or Sigh
SB - Smiles back
SITD - Still in the dark
SOS - Same Old Stuff
SO - Significant other
SOL - Still outta luck (not us)
STFU - Shut the Foobar Up
SW - Shareware
SYL or CUL8R - See you later

TGIF - Thank God it's Friday
TIA - Thanks in advance
TIC - Tongue in cheek
TNX - Thanks
TNX 1.0E6 - Thanks a million
TTFN - Ta Ta for Now
TTUL - Talk to You Later

VEG - Very evil grin
VES - Very evil smile
VWG - Very wicked grin
VWS - Very wicked smile

W - Wink
WG - Wicked grin
WRT - With regard to (also with respect to)
WTF - What the Foobar?
WTH - What the heck or he*l?
WTHDTM - What the he*l does that mean

YKYBOTLW - You know you've been on-line too long when...


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