TEXT-ing Terms


These terms are used by people in a hurry or with a lack of space as a short-hand form of communication.   AT LEAST THAT’S HOW YO MOMMA WOULD SAY IT!  LMAO! FTW! 


! Indicates, ” have acomment”
$0.02 Throwing in your two cents’ worth.
<^^> Indicates the speakerarches eyebrows
<chuckle> Indicates the speakerchuckles
<frowns> Indicates the speakeris frowning
<g> Grin
<grin> Indicates the speakeris grinning
<smile> Indicates the onewriting the message is smiling
<smirk> Indicates the onewriting the message is smirking
<wink> Indicates the onewriting the message is winking
501 An excuse that’s fullof holes.
 JK Just Kidding
? Indicates, “I have aquestion”
A-OLs Administrators On-Line.Administrators who police on-line services.
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
ADN Any Day Now
AFAIC As Far As I’mConcerned.
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAIR As Far As I Remember
AFJ April Fool’s Joke
AFK Away From the Keyboard
AISI As I See It.
ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word FromOur Sponsor.
ANFSCD And Now For SomethingCompletely Different …
AS Another Subject.
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ATSL Along The Same Line.
AWC After While, Crocodile
AWGTHTGTATA Are We Going To Have ToGo Through All This Again?.
AWGTHTGTWTA? Are We Going To Have ToGo Through With This Again?
AYOR At Your Own Risk.
B4N Bye For Now
BAK Back At Keyboard
BBFN Bye Bye For Now
BBIAB Be Back In A Bit.
BBIAF Be Back In A Few(minutes)
BBL Be Back Later
BBR Burnt Beyond Repair.
BCNU Be seein’ you
BEG Big Evil Grin.
BF Boy Friend.
BFN Bye For Now.
BION Believe it or not.
BOT Back On Topic.
BRB Be Right Back
BRS Big Red Switch.
BTA But Then Again
BTAIM Be That As It May.
BTHOM Beats The Hell OuttaMe.
BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead.
BTW By The Way
BWL Bursting With Laughter.
BWQ Buzz Word Quotient.
BYE? “Are you ready to saygoodbye?” If so, the other person replies “BYE”
BYKT But You Knew That
BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle
BYOM Bring Your Own Mac
C&G Chuckle and Grin.
CADET Can’t Add, Doesn’t EvenTry.
CID Crying In Disgrace.
CMIIW Correct Me If I’m Wrong
CO 1. Conference. 2.Company.
CSG Chuckle, Snicker, Grin.
CU See You
CU2 See You, Too.
CUL See you later
CUL8R See You Later
CULA See You Later,Alligator
CWYL Chat With You Later.
CYA 1. See Ya. 2. CoverYour Ass.
CYAL8R See You All Later.
DIIK Damned If I Know.
DIKU? Do I Know You?
DIY Do It Yourself .
DK Don’t Know
DLTBBB Don’t Let The Bed BugsBite.
dotgov A government official(from the .gov ending of government domain names).
DTRT Do The Right Thing
DWIMC Do What I Mean,Correctly.
DWIMNWIS Do What I Mean, NotWhat I Say.
ESAD Eat Sh** And Die
ETLA Extended Three LetterAcronym.
F2F Face To Face
FCFS First Come, FirstServed
FISH First In, Still Here.
FITB Fill In The Blank
FOAD F*** off and die
Friend Of A Friend
Oh, come on – It’s been around since Galactica launched!
FS For Sale
FTASB Faster Than A SpeedingBullet.
FTF Face to Face.
Faster Than Light.
For The Win! (NOT Frak The World – You dirty-minded rascal!)
FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond AllRepair
FUBB Fouled Up BeyondBelief.
FUD Fear, Uncertainty andDoubt
FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst- describing hard drive.
FWIW For What It’s Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For Your Information
GA Go Ahead
GAL Get A Life
GD&R Grinning, Ducking andRunning
GD&RF Grinning, Ducking, andRunning Fast.
GD&WVVF Grinning, Ducking, andWalking Very, Very Fast
GDW Grin, Duck and Weave.
GF Girl Friend.
GFN Gone For Now.
GFR Grim File Reaper.
GIWIST Gee, I Wish I’d SaidThat
GLGH Good Luck and GoodHunting.
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GOWI Get On With It.
GTSY Great To See You.
H&K Hugs and Kisses.
HAK Hugs And Kisses.
HHIS Hanging Head In Shame.
HHO 1/2 K Ha, Ha, Only HalfKidding.
HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking
HHOK Ha Ha Only Kidding
HHOS Ha Ha Only Serious
HHTYAY Happy Holidays to Youand Yours.
HOYEW Hanging On Your EveryWord
HSIK How Should I Know.
HTH Hope That Helps!
IAAA I Am An Accountant.
IAAL I Am A Lawyer.
IAE In Any Event.
IANAA I Am Not An Accountant.
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer (but) A disclaimer which is usually followed by a legal opinion
IAW In Accordance With
IBTD I Beg To Differ.
IC I See
IIABDFI If It Ain’t Broke,Don’t Fix It.
IIRC If I Remember Correctly
IIWM If It Were Me . . .(or) If It Were Mine . . . .
IJWTK I Just Want To Know
IJWTS I Just Want To Say
IKWUM I Know What You Mean
IMA I Might Add
IMAO In My Arrogant Opinion
IMCO In My ConsideredOpinion
IME In My Experience
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So HumbleOpinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMPOV In My Point Of View.
INPO In No Particular Order
IOW In Other Words
IRL 1. In Real Life (chat).2. Industrial Robot Language. A high-level language used for theprogramming of industrial robots.
ISS I’m So Sure
ISSYGTI I’m So Sure You Get TheIdea!
ISWIM If (you) See What IMean
ITFA In The Final Analysis.
ITSFWI If The Shoe Fits, WearIt.
IWALU I Will Always Love You.
IWBNI It Would Be Nice If
IYFEG Insert Your FavoriteEthnic Group (for ethnic jokes)
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
JAM Just A Minute
JAS Just A Second.
JIC Just In Case
JMO Just My Opinion.
JSNM Just Stark Naked Magic.
JTLYK Just To Let You Know .
k Okay
KHYF Know How You Feel.
KIBO Knowledge In, BullshitOut
KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid.
KIT Keep In Touch.
KMA Kiss My Ass.
KWIM Know What I Mean?
KYFC Keep Your FingersCrossed
L Laugh
L8R Later
LABATYD or LAB&TYD Life’s A Bitch And ThenYou Die.
LJBF Let’s Just Be Friends

LLTA Lots and Lots ofThunderous (or Thundering) Applause.
LMAO Laughing My Ass Off.
LMHO Laughing My Head Off .
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LSHMBA Laughing So Hard MyBelly Aches
LSHMBH Laughing So Hard MyBelly Hurts.
LTHTT Laughing Too Hard ToType
LTNS Long Time No See
LTNT Long Time, No Type.
LTS Laughing to Self.
LUWAMH Love You With All MyHeart.
LY Love You.
MLA Multiple LetterAcronym.
MOF Matter Of Fact.
MOTAS Member Of TheAppropriate Sex
MOTD Message of the day
MOTOS Member Of The OppositeSex
MOTSS Member Of The Same Sex
MTFBWY May The Force Be WithYou.
MYOB 1. Mind Your OwnBusiness (chat). 2. A small business accounting package from Best!Ware.
NAVY Never Again VolunteerYourself.
NBD No Big Deal.
NFW No Friggin’ Way!.
NHOH Never Heard Of Him/Her
NIH Not Invented Here.
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard.
NINO 1. Nothing In, NothingOut. 2. No Input, No Output.
NOYB None Of Your Business.
NP No Problem.
NQA No Questions Asked.
NTIM Not That It Matters.
NTIMM Not That It MattersMuch.
NTW Not To Worry.
NTYMI Now That You MentionIt.
O Over (completion ofcommunication)
OATUS On A Totally UnrelatedSubject.
OAUS On An UnrelatedSubject.
OBO Or Best Offer
OBTW Oh, By The Way
OIC Oh, I See
ONNA Oh No, Not Again.
ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again.
OO Over and Out (end ofcommunication)
OOTC Obligatory On-TopicComment.
OTF On the Floor (laughing)
OTFL On the Floor Laughing
OTL Out To Lunch.
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTOOH On The Other OtherHand.
OTT Over The Top; too much
OTTH On The Third Hand.
OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head.
OWTTE Or Words To ThatEffect.
PABG Packing a Big Gun.
PDS Please Don’t Shout.(Shouting in chat mode is typing all in capital letters, which is
considered rude.) Example: PLEASE DON’T SHOUT.
PLOKTA Press Lots Of Keys ToAbort.
PMBI Pardon My Butting In.
PMF 1. Pardon My French. 2.Pure Freaking Magic.
PMFBI Pardon Me For ButtingIn
PMFJI Pardon Me For JumpingIn
PMIGBOM Put Mind In Gear,Before Opening Mouth.
PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
PNCAH Please, No CursingAllowed Here
POSSLQ Person Of Opposite SexSharing Living Quarters.
ppl People
PTMM Please Tell Me More
R U THERE? Are you there?
RAEBNC Read And Enjoyed, ButNo Comment.
re 1 Hello again; regreet2 In regard to
rehi Hi again
RHIP Rank Has ItsPrivileges.
RL Real Life (anabbreviation used in MUDs and chat)
RLCO Real Life Conference.
ROFL Rolling On FloorLaughing.
ROFLASTC Rolling On FloorLaughing And Scaring The Cat.
ROFLGO Rolling On FloorLaughing Guts Out.
ROFLMAO Roll On Floor LaughingMy Ass Off.
ROTF Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL Rolling On The FloorLaughing
ROTFLAHMS Rolling On The FloorLaughing And Holding My Sides.
ROTFLOL Rolling On The FloorLaughing Out Loud
RRQ Return Receipt Request.
RSN Real Soon Now
RSVP Respondez S’il VousPlait – French for “please reply”; a notation often found on invitations
RTBM Read The Bloody Manual
RTFAQ Read The FrequentlyAsked Questions
RTFF Read The Freaking FAQ.
RTFM Read The F—— ManualA gentle suggestion to users who ask questions they could have answeredthemselves with a little research
RTM Read The Manual
RTSM Read The Silly Manual.
RTWFQ Read The Whole Friggin’Question.
RYFM Read Your FriendlyManual
RYS Read Your Screen.
S Smile
SAPFU Surpassing All PreviousFoul Ups.
SCNR Sorry, Could NotResist.
SEC Wait a second
SETE Smiling Ear To Ear.
SFLA Stupid Four LetterAcronym.
SICS Sitting In ChairSnickering.
SLM See Last Mail.
SMOP Small Matter ofProgramming.
SNAFU Situation Normal: AllFouled Up
SO Significant Other
SOL SH** Out Of Luck
SOS 1. Same Old Stuff.
2. Help!.
SOW Speaking Of Which.
SUFID Screwing Up Face InDisgust.
SWIM See What I Mean?
SWL Screaming WithLaughter.
SYS See You Soon.
TAF That’s All, Folks!.
TAFN That’s All For Now
TANJ There Ain’t No Justice
TANSTAAFL There Ain’t No SuchThing As A Free Lunch
TARFU Things Are ReallyFouled Up.
TBYB Try Before You Buy.
TDM Too Darn Many.
TFS Three Finger Salute (Ctl-Alt-Del).
TFTHAOT Thanx For The HelpAhead Of Time.
TFTT Thanks For The Thought.
TGAL Think Globally, ActLocally.
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TINWIS That Is Not What ISaid.
TNSTAAFL There’s No Such ThingAs A Free Lunch.
TNTL Trying Not To Laugh
TNX Thanks
TNXE6 Thanks A Million (“E6″means 10 to the 6th power = a million)
TOBAL There Oughta Be A Law.
TOBG This Oughta Be Good.
TOY Thinking Of You.
TPTB The Powers That Be
TRDMC Tears Running Down MyCheeks.
TSR Totally Stupid Rules.
TTBOMK To The Best Of MyKnowledge
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTKSF Trying To Keep aStraight Face
TTUL Talk To You Later.
TTYAWFN Talk To You A WhileFrom Now.
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYT Talk To You Tomorrow.
TYCLO Turn Your CAPS LOCK Off(Quit Shouting).
TYVM Thank You Very Much
UOK Are You OK?
WAEF When All Else Fails.
WB Welcome Back
WDYMBT What Do You Mean ByThat?.
WDYT What Do You Think?
WIBAMU Well, I’ll Be AMonkey’s Uncle.
WIBNI Wouldn’t It Be Nice If
WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out WithSoap.
WNOHGB Where No One Has GoneBefore.
WOA Work Of Art.
WOTAM Waste Of Time AndMoney.
WRT With Regard To, or WithRespect To
WT Without Thinking.
WTB Want To Buy
WTF What The F***?
WTG Way To Go!
WTGP Want To Go Private?
WTH What the hell?
WTTM Without Thinking TooMuch.
WYGISWYPF What You Get Is WhatYou Pay For
XOXOXO Kisses and hugs
YABA Yet Another BloodyAcronym
YAOTM Yet Another Off-TopicMessage.
YAUN Yet Another Unix Nerd
YGLT You’re Gonna Love This….
YGTI You Get The Idea?
YGWYPF You Get What You PayFor
YIU Yes, I Understand
YIWGP Yes, I Will Go Private
YKYARW You Know You’re ARedneck When . . ..
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary(or your experience could be different)

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