FAQ: Internet ACRONYMS


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There have been several questions posed about acronyms some have used in their posts on the forums. This list, encompassing terms which vary from the most common to the most obscure, is an attempt to address those questions in an easily accessible format. There are some notable gaps in the list, which was heavily edited to remove 99% of the terms which would be inappropriate for young children.

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AA Alcoholics Anonymous
AAA Travel club
AAAA Travel club for alcoholics
American Association Against Acronym Abuse
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
ACRONYM Abbrev. Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning
ADN Any Day Now
AFAIAA As Far As I Am Aware
AFAIC As Far As I’m Concerned
AFAICS As Far As I Can See
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAIR As Far As I Remember; As Far As I Recall
AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It
AFK Away From Keyboard
AISB As I Said Before
AISI As I See It
AIW As It Were/Was
AKA Also Known As
AMAP As Much/Many As Possible
AMF Adios My Friend
ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor
APAC All Praise And Credit
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASCII American Standard Code of Information Interchange
ATB All The Best
ATLA Another Three Letter Acronym
ATM At The Moment / Automatic Teller Machine
ATTN Attention
AWCIGO And Where Can I Get One
AWGTHTGTATA Are We Going To Have To Go Through ALL This
Again?
AWHFY Are We Having Fun Yet?
AYT Are You There?

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B/C BeCause (frequently just “b/c”)
B4 Before
B4N Bye for Now
BAC By Any Chance
BAD Broken As Designed
BANANA Built Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody
BBFN Bye Bye For Now
BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
BBL Be Back Later
BBR Burnt Beyond Repair
BBS Bulletin Board System; Be Back Soon
BC Basket Case
BCC Blind Carbon Copy
BCNU Be seein’ you! (saying goodbye)
BEG Big Evil Grin
BF Boyfriend
BFI Brute Force and Ignorance
BFMI Brute Force and Massive Ignorance
BFN Bye For Now
BG Big Grin (as in )
BIC Best In Class
BICBW But I Could Be Wrong
BIL Brother In Law
BION Believe It Or Not
BITD Beaten It To Death
BK Because
BKA Better Known As
BMOC Big Man On Campus
BMTIPG Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters
BNF Big Name Fan
BOC But Of Course
BOF Birds Of a Feather
BOL Best Of Luck
BOS Big Orange Switch
BOT Back On Topic (also short for “robot”)
BOTE Back Of The Envelope
BOTEC Back Of The Envelope Calculation
BRB Be Right Back
BRS Big Red Switch
BSG Broad Sweeping Generalization; Big Smiling Grin
BSOD Blue Screen Of Death
BTA But Then Again (in response to IOW)
BTAICBW But Then Again I could Be Wrong
BTAIM Be That As It May
BTDT Been There, Done That
BTDTGTTS Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt
BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead
BTT Back To Top
BTW By The Way
BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
BY BusY
BYKT But You Knew That
BYKTA But You Knew That Already
BYOB Bring Your Own Booze/Bottle

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C/O in Care Of (for sending mail)
CADET Can’t Add, Doesn’t Even Try
CB Call Back
CC Carbon Copy
CE Creative Editing
CFD Call For Discussion
CHOWUR see © HOW yoU aRe
CHUR see © How yoU aRe
CIAO as in goodbye (said ‘Chow’)
CIO Cut It Out
CLAB Crying Like A Baby
CLOAKA Canonical List Of All Known Acronyms
CMIIW Correct Me If I’m Wrong
CO COnference
COD Cash On Delivery (when receiving mail)
CPF Can Pigs Fly?
CRPG Character (or computer) Role Playing Game
CRS Can’t Remember Stuff (“G” versaion)
CS Cop Shop (police station)
CTTD Cute Things They Do
CTTS Cute Things They Say
CU see © yoU
CUL see © yoU LateR
CUL8R see © yoU LateR (L8R)
CUL8TR see © yoU LaTeR (L8TR)
CWYL Chat With You Later
CYA see © YA
CYL see © You Later

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D&C “Duck and Cover” - a popular 1950’s song in dedication
to the atomic bomb (and its’ possible attack)
D/L Download, transmit to you
DBA Doing Business As
DBN Doing Business, NOT
DD Darling Daughter
DEU Dumb End User
DFU Don’t Forget Units
DIIK Damned If I Know
DIIN Damned If I kNow
DIL Daughter In Law
DITUIHIBMSL? Did I tell you I hate IBMs lately?
DITUILIBMSL? Did I tell you I love IBMs lately?
DK Don’t Know
DKU Drop Kick Ugly
DL Download, transmit to you
DLG Devilish Little Grin
DNA Did Not Answer
DNATAH Do Not Attempt This At Home
DOA Dead On Arrival
DOB Date/Day Of Birth
DOM Dirty Old Man
DRA Don’t Recognize Acronyms
DRT Dead Right There
DTD Document Type Definition
DTP DeskTop Publishing
DTRT Do The Right Thing
DUCWIC Do You see © What I see ©
DUK Dead Upon Keyboard
DWIM Do What I Mean
DWIMC Do What I Mean, Correctly
DWIMNWIS Do What I Mean, Not What I Say
DYE Damn Your Eyes!
DYHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear
DYSWIS Do You See What I See

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E2EG Ear to Ear Grin
ED Emotionally Disturbed
EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person
EG Evil Grin
EGC Extrememly Gruntled Customer
EIF Exercise In Futility
EMS E-Mail Shorthand
EOB End Of Business
EOD End Of Discussion
EOF End Of File
EOL End Of Lecture
EOT End Of Thread (i.e., don’t reply to this message)
ESP ESPecially (frequently just “esp.”)
ESOSL Endless Snorts of Stupid Laughter
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD Estimated Time of Departure
ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym

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F2F Face To Face
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FCFS First Come, First Served
FCOL For Crying Out Loud
FDROTFL Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing
FICCL Frankly, I Couldn’t Care Less
FIL Father In Law
FISH First In, Still Here
FITB Fill In The Blank
FMTEYEWTK Far More Than Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know
FOAF Friend Of A Friend
FOD Finger Of Death
FOR For Obvious Reasons
FOS Freedom Of Speech
FOT Full Of Tripe
FRE Frequently Requested Enhancement
FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
FTF Face To Face
FTL Faster Than Light
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTS Fixin’ To Start
FUD Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst (about hard disk drives!)
FWIW For What It’s Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For Your Information

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G2G Got to Go
G Grin (as in )
GA Go Ahead
GAC Get A Clue
GAFIA Get Away From It All (as in drop out of ILink for a bit)
GAFM Get Away From Me
GAL Get A Life
GBH&K Great Big Hugs & Kisses
GBH&KB Greak Big Hugs & Kisses Back
GBTM Get Back To Me
GBY God Bless You
GC Garbage Collect (tidy up)
GD&H Grinning, Ducking & Hiding
GD&R Grinning, Ducking & Running
GD&RF Grinning, Ducking & Running Fast!
GD&RVVF Grinning, Ducking & Running Very Very Fast!
GD&W Grinning, Ducking & Weaving
GF Girlfriend
GFR Grim File Reaper (pervasive data destroyer)
GGG GiGGle (as in )
GGN Gotta Go Now
GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out; Garbage In, Gospel Out
(people accepting blindly what the computer says)
GIWIST Gee, I Wish I’d Said That
GLG Goofy Little Grin
GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
GM Got Milk?
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GOK God Only Knows
GOOML Get Out Of My Life
GOTFIA Groaning On The Floor In Agony
GOWI Get On With It
GPF General Protection Fault
GRUIT Get Real yoU Impudent Thing
GTBOS Glad To Be Of Service
GTG Got To Go
GWATCDR God Willing And The Creek Don’t Rise

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H2 How To
HAND Have A Nice Day
HAK Hugs And Kisses
HCB Holy Cow, Batman!
HHGTTG HitchHiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
HHO 1/2 K Ha Ha Only Half Kidding
HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking
HHOK Ha Ha Only Kidding
HHOS Ha Ha Only Serious
HIRTA HereInafter Referred To As
HLV Hasta La Vista
HLVB Hasta La Vista, Baby
HOMPR Hang On, Mobile Phones’ Ringing
HP Home Page
HSIK How Should I Know
HSP Highly Sensitive Person
HTB Heavens To Betsy
HTH Hope This Helps!
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
HW HardWare

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IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IANAC I Am Not A Crook
IANALBIPOOTV I Am Not A Lawyer, But I Play One On TV
IANYM In A New York Minute
IARTPFWTSIOWIM I Am Repeating This Parrot-Fashion Without The
Slightest Idea Of What It Means.
IAWTP I Agree With This Post
IBB I’ll Be Back
IBC Inadequate, But Cute
IBM Inadequate, but Marketable
IC I see ©
ICB I Care Because?
ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missile
ICIHICPCL I Can’t Imagine How I Could Possibly Care Less
ICTYBTIHTKY I Could Tell You But Then I’d Have To Kill You
ICUR I see © You Are
IDD InDeeD
IDGI I Don’t Get It
IDK I Don’t Know
IDTS I Don’t Think So
IDTT I’ll Drink To That!
IHTBS It Has To Be Shown
IIABDFI If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
IIRC If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IITYWIMIWHTKY If I Tell You What It Means, I Will Have To Kill
You
IITYWIMWYBMAD If I Tell You What It Means, Will You Buy Me
A Drink?
IITYWYBAD If I Tell You, Will You Buy Another Drink?
IITYWYBMAB If I Tell You, Will You Buy Me A Beer?
IJLS I Just Like Saying
IK I Know
ILI I Like Ike
ILICISCOMK I Laughed, I Cried, I Spat Coffee/Coke/Cadmium On My
Keyboard
ILIWTPCT I Love It When The Plan Comes Together.
ILN It’s Looking Nice / It Looks Nice
ILSHIBAMF I Laughed So Hard I Broke All My Furniture!
ILU I Love yoU
ILY I Love You
IMAO In My Arrogant Opinion
IMBO In My Biased Opinion
IMCDO In My Conceited Dogmatic Opinion
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IME In My Experience
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMMOR I Make My Own Rules
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMNSVHO In My Not So Very Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMOBO In My Own Biased Opinion
IMPOV In My Point Of View
IMS I Must Say
IMU I Miss yoU
IMVHO In My Very Humble Opinion
INGSI I’m Not Gonna Say It
INPO In No Particular Order
INT I’ll Never Tell
IOU I Owe yoU
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real Life
ISAGN I See A Great Need
ISO In Search Of
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISTR I Seem To Remember
ITAH Is There Anybody Here
ITFA In The Final Analysis
IUTHALORFH I Used To Have A Lot Of Respect For Him/Her
ITYM I Think You Mean
IUTKATS I Used To Know All That Stuff
IWBNI It Would Be Nice If
IWIK I Wish I Knew
IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean
IYKWIMAITYD If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
IYW If You Wish

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J/K Just Kidding
JAM Just A Moment; Just A Minute
JAS Just A Second
JAWS Just Another Windows Shell
JFF Just For Fun
JFYI Just For Your Information
JIC Just In Case
JMOOC Just My Opinion Of Course
JPW Just Plain Weird
JTYWTK Just Thought You Wanted To Know

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K oKay
KCBIWIYWI Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It
KDW Keep Digging, Watson (reply to NSS)
KEAH Kill Everyone After Hours
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
KMYF Kiss Me You Fool
KOTC Kiss On The Cheek
KOTL Kiss On The Lips
KTCOOTN Keep This Crap Out Of This Newsgroup
KUTGW Keep Up The Good Work
KWIM Know What I Mean?

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L8R Later
LART Luser Attitude Re-adjustment Tool [Clue by four]
LJBF Let’s Just Be Friends
LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous/Thundering Applause
LMA Leave Me Alone
LMC Lost My Connection
LMCOA Lost My Connection Once Again
LMK Let Me Know
LOA List Of Acronyms/Abbreviations
LOL Laughing Out Loud; Little Old Lady
LSFIAB Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel
LSP Less Sensitive Person
LTBF Learn To Be Funny
LTMSH Laughing 'Til My sides Hurt
LTNS Long Time, No See
LTUAE Life, The Universe, And Everything (3rd part of THHGTTG)
LULU Locally Unwanted Land Use
LUSER Loser USER
LZ Loser!

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M$ Micro$oft
MAY Mad About You
MAYB Mad About You, Baby
MBUC Mind Bogglingly Unlikely Coincidence
MCIBTY(SN) My Computer Is Better Than Yours (So Nyerrr)
MD More Dirt (Physician)
MFG More Friendly Garbage!
MGD My Gameboy Died
MH Mostly Harmless (5th part of THHGTTG)
MHDC(A) My Hard Drive crashed (again)
MIL Mother In Law
MIPS Meaningless Information Per Second
ML More Later
MLA Multiple Letter Acronym
MMIF My Mouth Is Full
MOF Matter Of Fact
MOTD Message Of The Day
MOTH Humorous Collectibles Forum variation on Member of the Month
MOTM Member Of The Month
MS More of the Same; (Masters Degree)
MSCEA My Southern Comforts’ Empty Again
MTFBWY May The Force Be With You
MUD Multi User Domain (or Dungeon)
MYOB Mind Your Own Business

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NAGI Not A Good Idea
NAHM Not A Happy Man
NAHW Not A Happy Woman
NAIAA Not Available In All Areas
NAVY Never Again Volunteer Yourself
NB Nota Bene (note well)
NBD No Big Deal
NBL Not Bloody Likely
NBTD Nothing Better To Do
NG News Group
NHOH Never Heard Of Him/Her
NIAA No Idea At All
NICBDAT Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes
NIDWTC No I Don’t Want To Chat
NIH Not Invented Here
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard
NIMFYE Not In My Front Yard Either
NINO Nothing In, Nothing Out
NIMTO Not In My Term of Office
NIT Not In Therapy
NLI Not Logged In
NM NeverMind
NMI No Middle Initial
NN Night-Night
NOPE Not On Planet Earth
NOYB None Of Your Business
NP No Problem
NPF No Problem Found
NPLU Not People Like Us
NQA No Questions Asked
NQOS Not Quite Our Sort
NRN No Reply Necessary
NTG Not Too Good
NTH No Therapy Helpful
NTIBOA Not That I’m Bitter Or Anything
NTIM Not That It Matters
NTIMM Not That It Matters Much
NTL NeverTheLess / NoneTheLess
NUI Network User Identification
NYM New York Minute
NYP Not Your Problem

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O Over (to you)
OATUS On A Totally Unrelated Subject
OAUS On An Unrelated Subject
OB Obligatory (frequently Ob)
OBTW Oh, By the Way
OD OverDose; Oh Dear
OIC Oh, I see
OIMMACTTAA Objects In Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Actually Are
OMG Oh My God!
ONNA Oh No, Not Again
ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again
OO Over and Out
OOSOOM Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
OOTB Out Of The Box
OOTC Obligatory On Topic Comment
OSIM Oh Shoot It’s Monday
OSU Officially Sanctioned User
OT Off Topic
OT1H On The One Hand
OTBE Over Taken By Events (orig. military)
OTC Over The Counter
OTD Out The Door
OTF On The Floor
OTL Out To Lunch
OTOH On The Other Hand; On The One Hand
OTOOH On The Other Other Hand
OTT Over The Top
OTTH On The Third Hand
OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head
OTTOMHAROO Off the Top of My Head and Rolling Out of Bounds
OTW On The Whole
OW Oh Well
OWTTE Or Words To That Effect

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PABG Pack A Big Gun
PBD Programmer Brain Damage
PBM Play By Mail (games)
PCB Please Call Back
PCMCIA People Can’t Master/Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms;
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PCO Please Carry On
PD Public Domain
PDA Public Display of Affection
PDN Public Data Network
PDOCC Professional Driver On Closed Course
PDQ Pretty Damn Quick
PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
PF&HOMW Printed, Framed & Hanging On My Wall
PGY Post Graduate Year (as in PGY-1, PGY-2 etc. used in PGY Med)
PHB Pointy Haired Boss (from Dilbert, i.e., doesn’t have a clue)
PhD Piled Higher and Deeper.
PITA Pain In The ***
PITBY Put It in Their Back Yard
PKB Pot, Kettle, Black!
PLBKAC Problem Lies Between Keyboard And Chair
PLMKO Please Let Me Know, Ok?
PLOKTA Press Lots Of Keys To Abort
PMBI Pardon My Butting In
PMETC Pardon Me ETC.
PMFBI Pardon Me For Butting In
PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMFJIH Pardon Me For Jumping In Here.
PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
PMYMHMMFSWGAD Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For
Someone Who Gives A Damn
POC Prisoner Of Chat; Peeping Other Chatters
POITS Piss On It Tomorrow’s Saturday
POM Phase Of the Moon
POP Point Of Presence; Post Office Protocol
POV Point Of View
PPL PeoPLe
PPN Programmer Project Number (currently known as UserID)
PPP Petty Pet Peeve; Point to Point Protocol
PPPP Previous Paragraph was Polemical Position
PS Post Scriptum; PostScript
PT Physical Training
PTB Powers That Be
PTM Please Tell Me
PTO Patent and Trademark Office (US Govt); Please Turn Over

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QED Quod Erat Demonstrandum; Quite Easily Done
QT QuieT (also q.t., Q&T, or as a phrase “on the q.t.”)

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RA Research Assistant; Resident Assistant
RAK Random Act of Kindness
RBS Really Big Screen
RE REgarding
RFC Request For Comments
RFD Request For Discussion
RFT Request For Thinking
RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges
RL Real Life
RLCO Real Life COnference
RNA Ring, No Answer
ROFFNAR Rolling On the Floor For No Apparent Reason
ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLAHMSL Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Holding My Sides
Laughing
ROFLASC Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Scaring Cat
ROFLASTC Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat
ROFLGO Rolling On Floor Laughing Guts Out!
ROFLMAO Rolling On the Floor Laughing My ASCII Off
ROFLOL Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROFLOLVH Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud Very Hard
ROFTTPOF Rolling On the Floor Trying To Put Out Flames
ROTBA Reality On The Blink Again
ROTF Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLAHMS Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Holding My Side
ROTM Right On The Money
RPG Role Playing Games
RSN Real Soon Now
RT Real Time
RTI Real Time Interruption
RTS Read The Screen

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S/O SomeOne (frequently just “s/o”)
S/TH SomeTHing (frequently just “s/th”)
S2BX Soon To Be eX
SAR Smart *** Remark
SAYOR Speak At Your Own Risk
SBB Stupid Beyond Belief
SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist
SDIHTT SomeDay I’ll Have The Time
SEC SECond, eg. Wait a sec
SEP Somebody Else’s Problem
SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SFT Sorry For That
SGML Standardized General Markup Language
SHLH Sitting Here Lauging Hysterically
SHTSI Somebody Had To Say It
SICS Sitting In Chair Snickering
SIG Special Interest Group
SIIN Stuffed If I Know!
SIL Son In Law
SITD Still In The Dark
SLATFATF So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (4th part of THHGTTG)
SLIP Single Line In Protocol; Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMO Serious Mode On
SMOF Secret Master(s) Of Fandom
SMOP Small Matter Of Programming
SMOFF Serious Mode OFF
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNERT Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
SNR Signal to Noise Ratio
SO Significant Other
SOI Stink On Ice
SOP Standing Operational Procedures; Standard Operating Procedure
SOSO Same Old, Same-Old
SOVS SomeOne Very Special
SPAM SPiced hAM (Hormel’s canned meat)
SSIA Subject Says It All
ST Star Trek; Such That (frequently just “s.t.”)
ST-DS9 Star Trek, Deep Space 9
ST-TNG Star Trek, The Next Generation
ST-TOS Star Trek, The Original Series
ST-VOY Star Trek, Voyager
STI / ST-TMP Star Trek, first movie / The Motion Picture
STII / ST-WOK Star Trek, second movie / 'Wrath Of Khan’
STIII / ST-SFS Star Trek, third movie / 'Search For Spock’
STIV / ST-TVH Star Trek, fourth movie / 'The Voyage Home’
STS So To Speak
STV / ST-TFF Star Trek, fifth movie / 'The Final Frontier’
STVI / ST-TUC Star Trek, sixth movie / 'The Undiscovered Country’
SUFID Screwing Up Face In Disgust
SUNOILTY Shut Up, No One Is Listening To You
SW SoftWare; So What?; Says Whom?; StarWars
SW-SE StarWars Special Edition
SWAG Simple Wild *** Guess; Scientific Wild *** Guess
SWAK Sealed With A Kiss
SWALK Sealed With A Loving Kiss
SWDYRTW Since When Do You Rule The Web?
SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed
SWYP So What’s Your Problem?
SYSOP SYStem OPerator

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TA Teaching Assistant
TAF That’s All, Folks!
TAFN That’s All For Now
TANJ There Ain’t No Justice
TANSTAAFL There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TBC To Be Continued
TBE To Be Expected
TBH To Be Honest
TBYB Try Before You Buy
TC Telephone Call; Take Care
TCB Taking Care of Business
TCBY Taking Care of Business, Ya’ll
TCD The Cat’s Dead
TDD The Dog’s Dead
TDM Too Damn Many
TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It
TFS Three Finger Salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del)
TFTT Thanks For The Thought
TFWIW Take It For What It’s Worth
TGAL Think Globally, Act Locally
TGIF Thank God Its Friday
TGTF Thank God Tomorrow’s Friday
THHGTTG The HitchHiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TIE Take It Easy
TIME Tears In My Eyes (often in combination)
TIMTOWTDI There Is More Than One Way To Do It
TINALO This Is Not A Legal Opinion
TINAR This Is Not A Recommendation
TINC There Is No Cabal
TINSTAAFL There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TINWIS That Is Not What I Said
TIWTGLGG This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes
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TIP To Insure Promptness
TJATAW Truth, Justice, And The American Way
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TLC Tender Loving Care
TM Thread Mangler
TMI Too Much Information
TMIKTLIU The More I Know, The Less I Understand
TN TelNet
TNOTVS There’s Nothing On Television, So …
TNX Thanks (as in ThaNX)
TPAE The Possibilities Are Endless
TPS(S) This Program Sucks (Severely)
TPTB The Powers That Be
TQM Total Quality Management
TRATEOTU The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (2nd part
of THHGTTG)
TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks
TSOHF Total Sense Of Humour Failure
TSJD Texas Size Jelly Donut - official food of Texas sysops
TSR Terminate and Stay Resident program; Totally Stupid Rules
TTBE That’s To Be Expected
TTBOMK To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN Ta-Ta For Now
TTL4N That’s The Lot For Now
TTM To The Moderator
TTUL Talk (or Type) To you Later
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYS Talk To You Soon
TTYRS Talk To You Real Soon
TUFD The User File Died
TWAIN Technology Without An Interesting Name
TWIMC To Whom It May Concern
TWYAS That’s What You All Say
TWYT That’s What You Think
TYLE Took You Long Enough
TYVL, YWEL Thank You Very Little, You’re Welcome Even Less
TYVM Thank You Very Much

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U/L Upload, send to the BBS
UAE Unrecoverable Application Error (Bane of Windows’ users!)
UBD User Brain Damage
UL Upload, send to the BBS
UOK you OK?
URLCM yoU aRe weLCoMe
USU USUally (frequently just “usu.”)
UTC Under The Counter; Coordinated Universal Time (French
initials)
UTT Under The Table

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VBEG Very Big Evil Grin (as in )
VBG Very Big Grin (as in )
VH Virtual Hug
VR Virtual Reality
VT Virtual Time

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W/ With (frequently just “w/”)
W/O WithOut (frequently just “w/o”)
W8 Wait
W8ING WaitING
WAB? What, Another Bill?
WADR With All Due Respect
WAEF When All Else Fails
WAG Wild-Assed Guess
WALOC What A Load of Crap
WB Welcome Back
WCAGA What Comes Around, Goes Around
WCTYBTWHTKY We Could Tell You, But Then We’d Have To Kill
You
WDYMBT What Do (or Did) You Mean By That?
WFHIT What Fresh Hell Is This? (from the writings of Dorothy
Parker)
WFM Works For Me
WIBAMU Well I’ll Be A Monkey’s Uncle
WIBNIF Wouldn’t If Be Nice IF…
WIMP Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointing
WIZOP Wizard Sysop (the primary forum administrator for a forum)
WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out With Soap
WOA Work Of Art
WOFTAM Waste Of Flaming Time And Money
WOLF Witless One Line Followup
WOM Word Of Mouth
WOMBAT Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time
WOWF Witless One Word Followup
WRT With Regard To; With Respect To
WTG Way To Go
WTH What The Hell (or Heck)
WTMKF Welcome To My Kill Filter
WWW World Wide Web; World Wide Waste; World Wide Waiting;
World Wild Web
WYLABOCTGWTR Would You Like A Bowl Of Cream To Go With
That Remark?
WYLASOMWTC Would You Like A Saucer Of Milk With That Comment?
WYGIWYG What You Got Is What You Get
WYGIWYPF What You Get Is What You Pay For
WYP What’s Your Point?
WYSBANRTWYG What You See Bears Absolutely No Relation To
What You Get
WYSBYGI What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
WYSOH Where’s Your Sense Of Humor?
WYTYSYDG What You Thought You Saw, You Didn’t Get

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Y2K Year 2000 (2000 = 2K)
Y3 Yadda Yadda Yadda
Y6B whY 6 Billion? (ie, overpopulation is more dangerous than Y2K)
YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YAC are You Available to Chat?
YADS Yet Another DOS Shell
YAFA Yet Another “Fine” Acronym
YAFIYGI You Asked For It, You Got It
YANETUT You Are Not Expected To Understand This
YAOTM Yet Another Off-Topic Message
YAP Yet Another Ploy
YBYSA You Bet Your Sweet ***
YCDBSOYA You Can’t Do Business Sitting On Your *** !
YCDBWYCID You Can’t Do Business When Your Computer Is Down!
YCLIU You Can Look It Up
YGTBK You’ve Got To Be Kidding
YHBW You Have Been Warned
YHGASPL You Have Got A Serious Problem, Lad!
YHGMTPO_ You Have Greatly Misunderstood The Purpose Of ______
YHL You Have Lost
YHTBT You Had To Be There
YKIYEI You Killed It, You Eat It
YKWIM You Know What I Mean
YKYB You Know You’ve Been
YKYB_TLW You Know You’ve Been ________ Too Long When . . .
YM You Mean
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary; literally, “your experience may differ”.
YOYO You’re On Your Own
YR Yeah Right
YRMV Your Results May Vary
YWHOL Yelling “WooHoo” Out Loud (as in LOL)
YWSYLS You Win Some, You Lose Some

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#2

Do you expect young children here or is that only PC?


#3

Teak

Your a font of knowledge! Where did you find such a list?

As to children, most of the ones “not appropriate for children” originated in the fertile minds of children. My grandkids can cite some that embarrass this ex-US Navy sailor.

Ray


#4

Is there a list like this for ammo related abbreviations, like JSP?


#5

http://cartridgecollectors.org/guide.htm#abbreviations

Also try Googling “ammunition abbreviations”