Internet users have developed many slang terms over the years. Here is a collection in my daily learning:

Shorthands

  • AAMOF - As a matter of fact
  • ABT - About
  • ADN - Any day now
  • AFK - Away from keyboard
  • AMA - Ask me anything
  • ADIH - Another day in hell
  • AFAIC - As far as I’m concerned; as far as I care; as far as I can
  • AFAIK - As far as I know
  • AFAIR - As far as I recall; as far as I remember
  • ASAP - As soon as possible
  • ASL - Age, sex, location
  • AYMM - Are you my mother
  • AYOR - At your own risk
  • B/C - Because
  • B@U - Back at you
  • B4N - Bye for now
  • BAE - Before anyone else
  • BBBG - Bye bye be good
  • BBIAS - Be back in a sec
  • BBL - Be back later
  • BBS - Be back soon
  • BCNU - Be seeing you
  • BF - Boy friend
  • BFF - Best friend forever
  • BMT - Before my time
  • BOL - Be on later
  • BOT - Back on topic
  • BSAAW - Big smile and a wink
  • BRB - Be right back
  • BRO - Brother
  • BT - But
  • BTW - By the way
  • BUMP - Bring up my post
  • BWL - Bursting with laugher
  • CFY - Calling for you
  • CU - See you
  • CUL - See you later
  • CUZ - Cause
  • CS - Career suicide
  • CSL - Can’t stop laughing
  • CWOT - Complete waste of time
  • CYA - Cover your ass
  • CYS - Check your settings
  • CYT - See you tomorrow
  • DAE - Does anyone else?
  • DBMIB - Don’t bother me I’m busy
  • DFTBA - Don’t forget to be awesome
  • DIKU - Do I know you?
  • DIY - Do it yourself
  • DM - Direct Message
  • DND - Do not disturb
  • DR - Double rainbow
  • DWBH - Don’t worry, be happy
  • DWH - During work hours
  • E123 - Easy as one, two, three
  • ELI5 - Explain like I’m 5
  • EMBM - Early morning business meeting
  • EOM - End of message
  • EOS - End of story
  • F2F - Face to face
  • FAWC - For anyone who care
  • FB - Facebook
  • FAQ - Frequently asked questions
  • FFS - For fuck’s sake!
  • FIFY - Fixed it for you
  • FIMH - Forever in my heart
  • FITB - Fill in the blank
  • FML - Fuck my life
  • FOAF - Friend of a friend
  • FTL - For the loss
  • FTW - For the win
  • FYE - For your entertainment
  • FYEO - For your eyes only
  • FYI - For your information
  • FYR - For your reference
  • FWIW - For what it’s worth
  • G2G - Got to go
  • GR8 - Great
  • GA - Go ahead
  • GAL - Get a life
  • GAHOY - Get a hold of yourself
  • HAND - Have a nice day
  • GF - Girl friend
  • GM - Good morning
  • GN - Good night
  • HAND - Have a nice day
  • HB - Hurry back
  • HBD - Happy birthday
  • HBU - How about you?
  • HIFW - How I feel when
  • HMU - Hit me up
  • HRU - How are you?
  • HTH - Hope this helps
  • GAGF - Go and get fucked
  • GFN - Gone for now
  • GFY - Good for you
  • GG - Good going; good game
  • GJ - Good job
  • GL - Good luck
  • GMTA - Great minds think alike
  • GOI - Get over it
  • GRAS - Generally recognised as safe
  • GRATZ - Congratulations
  • IANAL - I am not a lawyer
  • IC - I see
  • ICYDK / ICYDN / ICUDK - In case you didn’t know
  • ICYMI - In case you missed it
  • IDC - I don’t care
  • IDK - I don’t know
  • IFYP - I feel your pain
  • ILY - I love you
  • IMO - In my opinion
  • IMU - I miss you
  • IRL - In real life
  • IIRC - If I recall/remember correctly
  • IMHO - In my humble opinion
  • IU2U - It’s up to you
  • J4F - Just for fun
  • JFY - Just for you
  • JAM - Just a minute
  • JIC - Just in case
  • JK - Just kidding
  • JOOC - Just out of curiosity
  • JSYK - Just so you know
  • LMK - Let me know
  • LMAO - Laughing my ass off
  • LMBO - Laughing my butt off
  • LOL - Laughing out loud; lots of laughs
  • LGTM - Look good to me
  • LTNS - Long time no see
  • LYLAS - Love you like a sister
  • MFW - My face when
  • MRW - My reaction when
  • MSG - Message
  • NAGI - Not a good idea
  • NBD - Not big deal
  • NE1 - Anyone
  • NFS - Not for sale
  • NM - Never mind; Not much
  • NP - No problem
  • NT- No text
  • NTH - Nice to have
  • NSFL - Not safe for life
  • NSFW - Not safe for work
  • NVM - Nevermind
  • O - Oh
  • OC - Original content
  • OFC - Of course
  • OH - Overhead
  • OIC - Oh, I see
  • OMD - Oh, my damn
  • OMDB - Over my dead body
  • OMG - Oh my god!
  • OMFG - Oh my fucking God!
  • OMFL - Oh my fucking lag!
  • OMW - On my way
  • OOC - Out of character; Out of curiosity
  • OP - Original poster
  • OT — Off topic; Over time
  • OTOH - On the other hand
  • PFO - Please fuck off
  • PITA - Pain in the ass
  • PLS - Please
  • PPL - People
  • PRT - Please retweet
  • POV - Point of view
  • PTB - Please text back
  • P2P - Person to person
  • Q4U - Question for you
  • QQ - Crying
  • RBTL - Read between the lines
  • RIP - Rest in peace
  • RLRT - Real life retweet
  • ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
  • RT - Retweet
  • RTFA - Read the fucking article
  • RTFM - Read the fucking manual
  • RUOK - Are you OK?
  • SFW - Safe for work
  • SMH - Shaking my head
  • SOML - Story of my life
  • SRSLY - Seriously
  • SSDD - Same stuff, different day
  • STFU - Shut the fuck up
  • TBH To be honest
  • TBT - Throwback Thursday
  • TFW - That feeling when (often goes in a caption to an image)
  • TIA - Thanks in advance
  • TIL - Today I learned
  • TIME - Tears in my eyes
  • TLDR - Too Long; Didn’t Read.
  • TMB - Tweet me back
  • TMR - Tomorrow
  • TNTL - Trying not to laugh
  • TTFN - Ta ta for now
  • TTYL - Talk to you later
  • W8 - Wait
  • WDUWTA - What do you wanna talk about?
  • WTF - What the fuck?
  • WTPA - Where the party at?
  • WUZUP - What’s up?
  • WYWH - Wish you were here
  • YGTR - You got that right
  • YMMV - Your mileage may vary (you may see different results)
  • YNK - You never known
  • YOLO - You only live once
  • ZZZ - Sleeping, bored, tired
  • 121 - One to one
  • 2B - To be
  • 2day - Today
  • 2moro - Tomorrow
  • 2nite - Tonight
  • 2M2H - Too much to handle
  • 4AO - For adult only
  • 4EAE - For ever and ever

Emoticons

  • OTL/ORZ/OTZ - O: head, T/R: body and arms, L/Z: legs
  • :-) - Smiley
  • :-P - Cheekiness or Playfulness
  • (-) - Smile
  • (?_?) - What?
  • (*_*) - Jesus
  • \(o)/ - Boo
  • (o;) - Panic
  • Oo/O_o - Surprise

Others

  • Bump - A bump is a post meant to bring a topic in the Scratch forums to the top of the forum.
  • Cluebie - A newbie with a clue, but not close to a guru.
  • Epic fail - Utter, total failure, especially where success should have been reasonably expected.
  • Facepalm - The gesture of placing the palm of one’s hand across the face, as to express emotion.
  • Flamer - One who ‘flames’; To rant on about some relatively uninteresting subject or with a patently ridiculous attitude or with hostility towards a particular person or group of people. “Flame” is used as a verb (“Don’t flame me for this”), a flame is a single flaming message. Also is likely to relate to the term lamer.
  • Guru - An expert in some technical topic, such as as C programming or Unix system administration.
  • Haha/Mwahaha/Bahaha - Used to represent laughter, especially triumphal or cackling laughter.
  • Handle/Alias - My Twitter handle @someone. You can follow me.
  • Hijack - Go offtopic. done commonly by newbies in forums.
  • Just sayin’ - Used when someone is offended by something you said.
  • Lag - Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development.
  • Lurker - A user of an Internet message board or chat room who does not participate.
  • Newbie - A new user. Not a pejorative term (but see RTFM, preceding).
  • Noob - A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity.
  • Meme - An idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.
  • Photobomb - A photograph that has been spoiled by the unexpected appearance.
  • Pwned - It’s typically used to imply that someone has been controlled or compromised.
  • Spam - Any kind of unwanted, unsolicited digital communication that gets sent out in bulk.
  • Troll - A troll is a person who starts flame wars on the Internet. E.g. Don’t feed the trolls.