1337 (written in ASCII) - From the word Leet, derived from the word elite 2 - too, or to 4 - For
AFAICR/S/T - As far as I can recall / remember / see / tel AFAIK - As far as I know AFK - Away from keyboard ANFSCD - And Now For Something Completely Different. Used to change the subject of conversation. ASAP - As soon as possible ASL - Age / sex / location ATEOTD - At The End of the Day ATM - At the moment AWOL - Absent Without (Official) Leave AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) - All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)
B2B - Business to Business B& and/or B7- Banned BBIAB - Be back in a bit BBL/S - Be back later / shortly / soon BCNU - Be seein' you Blog - Also known as web log or an online journal BOFH - ~censored~ operator from hell Bot - Any type of automated software in chat rooms and web-cataloging software BRB - Be right back BSOD - Blue Screen of Death BTDT - Been there done that BTW - By the way Bump - Increment (For example, C's ++ operator.)or a acronym for "Bring Up My Post"
Crawl - To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it Crapplet - A poorly written computer application CU - See you (later) CYA - See ya OR Cover Your Ass Cyber (prefix) - A term used to connect the subsequent word loosely to the world of computers or the Internet or sex over a computer Cyberspace - Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems. Science fiction author William Gibson popularized the term in his novel Necromancer. Gibson used the word to describe a virtual world of computer networks that his cyberpunk heroes 'jacked into'
DFTT - Don't feed the trolls DGAF - Don't Give A ~censored~ DIAF - Die in a fire DILLIGAF/D/S - Does it look like I give a flip / ~censored~ / damn / ~love~ DND - Do not disturb DOA - Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.
EOF - End Of File EOM - End of Message EOL - End of Life. Device or hardware, that is at the end of its life cycle. EQ - Ever Quest ETA - Estimated time of arrival
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s) FFS - For ~censored~'s sake Flamer - Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll FMCDH - From My Cold Dead Hands FOAD - ~censored~ off and die FOAF - Friend of a friend FTL - For the loss FTW - For the win FU - ~censored~ you FUBAR - ~censored~ up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced "foo-bar") FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation) FWIW - For what it's worth FYI - For your information
GBTW - Get back to work GF - Great/good fight/girlfriend GFU - Good for you GFY - Go ~censored~ yourself GG - Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match GJ - Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill GMTA - Great minds think alike Godwin's Law - Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler Gratz - Congratulations GTFO - Get the ~censored~ out GTG or G2G - 'Got to go' or 'Good to go' GR -Good Race GR8 - Great
HAND - Have A Nice Day Handle - Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name) HF - Have fun Haxor or H4x0r (1337) - Hacker Hit - A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage. Homepage - The website's introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is "index" Hot list - A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files. HTH - Hope this / that helps H8 - Hate
IANAL - I am not a lawyer IBTL - In before the lock IDC - I don't care IDK - I don't know IIRC - If I recall / remember correctly IIUC - If I understand correctly IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO/IMAO - In my (humble / honest / not so humble / arrogant) opinion Information superhighway - The Internet (AKA: I-way, Infobahn) IONO - I don't know IOW - In other words IRC - Internet Relay Chat IRL - In real life ITYM - I Think You Mean IWSN - I want sex now IYKWIM - If you know what I mean
Jaggy - Aliased computer graphics JK or j/k - Just kidding, or joke JFGI - Just ~censored~/Freaking Google It
k or kk - OK KISS - Keep it simple stupid. KS(ing) - Kill-Steal(ing) KOS - Kill on sight KTHX - OK, thanks KTHXBAI or KTHXBYE - OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short
L2P - Learn to play; an admonishment to MMORPG players who are incompetent and/or whine L8R - Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as L8ER is commonly used in chat rooms and other text based communications as a way of saying good bye. Lag - Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency; Lag is sometimes due to a server problem, but more frequently due to the connection between client and server. A slow or intermittent connection may often be referred to as laggy Lamer - A know-nothing, one who is lame. Leet - Often spelled as l33t or 1337 in ASCII form. It originally meant elite LFG - Looking for group LFM - Looking for more LM(F)AO - Laughing my (frigging) ass off LMIRL - Let's meet in real life. LMK - Let me know LOL - Laughing out loud, laugh out loud LTNS - Long time no see Lurker - Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions
MMORPG, MMO - Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game MMOFPS - Massive Multi-player Online First Person Shooter MOTD - Message of the day MS - Maple Story, an MMORPG MTFBWY - May The Force be with you MUD - Multi-User Dungeon MUSH - Multi-User Shared Hallucination MYOB - Mind your own business M8 - Mate
NE1 - "Anyone" NFI - "No ~censored~ Idea" Newbie, noob, or n00b - An inexperienced user of a system or game, or an annoying person. NIFOC - Naked In Front Of Computer NM - (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line. NP - No problem NSFW - Not safe for work. Warning about content, may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers. NVM, NVMD, or nm - Nevermind, not much
O RLY - Oh really? OIC - Oh, I see OFN - Old ~censored~ news OMG - Oh my god OMFG - Oh my ~censored~ god OMW - On my way or Oh my word OP - Original poster / Operator / Outpost OS - Operating system OT - Off topic OTOH - On the other hand OTP - On the phone or One true pairing
P2P - Peer to peer, or pay to play PAW - Parents are watching PEBKAC/PEBCAK - Problem exists between keyboard and chair Ping - From the popular network monitoring tool, used as a greeting similar to "Are you there?". PITA - Pain in the arse / ass PLMK - Please let me know PMSL - Pissing myself laughing POS - Piece of ~love~, or parent over shoulder. POTS - Plain old telephone service POV - Point of view PPL - People PTKFGS - Punch the Keys For God's Sake pr0n - Intentional misspelling of porn PW - Persistent World (gaming) pwned - Intentional misspelling of owned
QFT - Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message
Rehi (or merely re) - Hello again RL - Real Life RO(T)FL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing RO(T)FLMAO - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off RO(T)FLOL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud RSN - Real soon now (used sarcastically) RTFB - Read the ~censored~ binary (or book) RTFS - Read the ~censored~ source RTFM/RTM - Read the (~censored~) manual
SCNR - Sorry, could not resist sk8/sk8r - skate/skater Smiley - Another name for emoticons SMH - Shaking my head SNAFU - Situation normal: all (~censored~/fouled) up Snail mail - Normal paper mail service SOHF - Sense of humor failure Spider - The program behind a search engine STFU - Shut the ~censored~ up STFW - Search the ~censored~ web
TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch TBF - Time between failures TBH - To be honest TG - That's great TGIF - Thank god it's Friday TH(N)X, TNX or TX - Thanks TIA - Thanks in advance TINC - There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories TMI - Too much information TOS - Terms of service TTBOMK - To the best of my knowledge TTFN - Ta ta for now TTT - To the top, used in forums to bump a thread TTYL - Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL) TTYTT - To Tell You The Truth TW - T-Warez.com Tweedler - One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets TWIMC - To Whom It May Concern TY - Thank you TYT - Take your time TYVM - Thank you very much
U - You UTFSE - Use the ~censored~ search engine
w00t, w00T or WOOT - First two express exuberance, the latter is a acronym for the term "We Own the Other Team". W/ or W/O - With or without WB - Welcome back W/E - Whatever WRT - With respect / regard to WTB - Want to buy WTF - What the ~censored~ WTG - Way to go WTH - What the hell WTS - Want to sell WTT - Want to trade WUG - What you got? WoW - World of Warcraft (game) WUBU2 - What (have) you been up to? WUU2 - What (are) you up to? WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get W8 - Wait
YARLY - Yeah Really YHBT - You have been trolled YKW - You know what? YMMV - Your mileage may vary. YTMND - You're The Man Now, Dog YW - You're welcome. YOYO- You're On Your Own.
ZOMG - An intentional misspelling of the acronym shorthand for "Oh My God/Gawd" and pronounced "Zoh My God/Gawd"