1. Shorthands

  • AMA - Ask me anything
  • ASAP - As soon as possible
  • BAE - Before anyone else
  • BBL - Be back later
  • BRB - Be right back
  • CU - See you
  • DM - Direct Message
  • ELI5 - Explain like I’m 5
  • FAQ - Frequently asked questions
  • FTW - For the win
  • FYI - For your information
  • FYR - For your reference
  • G2G - Got to go
  • IRL - In real life
  • IIRC - If I recall correctly
  • IMHO - In my humble opinion
  • LMK - Let me know
  • LOL - Laughing out loud
  • NSFW - Not safe for work
  • OP - Original poster
  • RT - Retweet
  • TBH To be honest
  • TBT - Throwback Thursday
  • TIL - Tody I learned
  • TLDR - Too Long; Didn’t Read.
  • TMR - Tomorrow
  • WTF - What the fuck?
  • YOLO - You only live once

2. Emoticons

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

3. Others

  • Bump - A bump is a post meant to bring a topic in the Scratch forums to the top of the forum.
  • 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.
  • Haha/Mwahaha/Bahaha - Used to represent laughter, especially triumphal or cackling laughter.
  • Handle/Alias - My Twitter handle @someone. You can follow me.
  • 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.
  • 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.