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Chat Abbreviations 

AAK      Alive And Kicking      원기왕성한, 팔팔한
AAR      At Any Rate      하여튼, 좌우간에
AAS      Alive And Smiling
ADN      Any Day Now  곧 :soon 보다도 더 서둘러 올 수 있는 시간을 의미하는데,

                                              단지 그게 정확히 언제인지는 알수없을때 사용
AFAIK      As Far As I Know  내가 아는 한
AFK      Away From the Keyboard
AFN      that's All For Now 현재로선 그게 다입니다
AOTA      All Of The Above
a/s/l or asl      Age/Sex/Location - (used to ask a chatter their personal information)
AV      Avatar -      Graphical representation (a picture) often used in chat rooms to depict a person that is in the room and chatting.
b4      Before
BAK      Back At Keyboard (I'm back)
BBL      Be Back Later
BBS      Be Back Soon
BCNU I'll      Be Seeing You.
b/f      Boyfriend (also shown as bf, B/F, or BF)
BEG      Big Evil Grin
BFN      Bye For Now
BMA      Bite My A** (became popular with the Simpson's cartoon show)
boot      To get kicked out of a chat room, or have to restart the computer because you couldn't talk in the chat room anymore.
BR      Best Regards
BRB      Be Right Back
BRH      Be Right Here
BSEG      Big S**t Eatin Grin
BTA      But Then Again....
BTW      By The Way
btw      BeTWeen you and me ...
CRS      Can't Remember S**t
CU      See You - also posted as cya
CUS      Can't Understand S**t (stuff)
CNP      Continued in Next Post (seen more on message boards than chat)
CP      Chat Post
CUL8R      See You Later
CUOL      See You On Line
CYA      See Ya
dd, ds, dh      Darling or Dear: Dear Son, Dear Daughter, or Dear Husband.  Usually exchanged in family chats.
DDSOS      Different Day, Same Old S**t
DEGT      Don't Even Go There (I don't want to talk about it)
DIKU      Do I Know You?
DIS      Did I Say
D/L, DL, d/l, dl      Downloading, or Download it.
EG      Evil Grin
EM      E-Mail
EMA      E-mail Address (example: ?ema or ema? = what is your email address)
EOT      End Of Thread (meaning end of discussion)
ez or EZ      easy (one of the really old ones)
F2F      Face To Face
FAQ      Frequently Asked Question
FISH      First In Still Here (someone who is on line TOO much)
FITB      Fill In The Blanks
flame to insult someone.  Used when a person asks a stupid question, or says something rude to irritate the users of a chat room or message board.
FOCL      Falling Off Chair - Laughing
forum      What todays message boards are called.  Often using php as defining language to quickly write 'real time' messages and replies to a web site (or page)
FTS F***      This S***
fu f***      you (If you can't figure this one out, you shouldn't be on line)
FUBAR      "Fouled"      Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition
FUD      Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW      For What It's Worth
FYI      For Your Information
GA      Go Ahead
GAL      Get A Life
gest      Gesture ... a small multimedia file played over the internet, usually expressing an emotion or comment.
g/f      Girlfriend (also shown as gf, G/F, or GF)
GFN      Gone For Now
GGOH      Gotta Get Outta Here  여기서 나가야 해
GMTA      Great Minds Think Alike
GR      Gotta Run
GR&D      Grinning, Running, and Ducking.
GTR      Got To Run
GTRM      Going To Read Mail (leaving chat room to check email)
H&K      Hugs and Kisses
hack      person who breaks into software, or disrupts a chat room.
HAGD       Have A Good Day
HAGO       Have A Good One
Halsoft       Name of a company that purchased the brand of Chat that Excite offered, now a pay as you go service.
HB       Hurry Back
Hosts       Refers to the people that are running the chat room, they usually have the ability to kick a person off due to rude behavior.
HTH       Hope That Helps
huggles       Hugs
IAC       In Any Case
IB       I'm Back
IC      I See
IDN      I Don't kNow
IDK      I Don't Know
IDTS      I Don't Think So
IANAL      I'm Am Not A Lawyer (expect an uninformed opinion)
IC       I See
ICQ      I Seek You.  A computer program used to communicate instantly over the Internet.
ILU or ILY      I Love You
IM      Instant Message
IMHO      In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion)
IMO       In My Opinion
IOH       I'm Out of Here
IOW       In Other Words
IRL       In Real Life
IYO      In Your Opinion
JAS      Just A Second
JIC      Just In Case
JK      Just Kidding
JMO      Just My Opinion
JW      Just Wondering
k, K, or kk       O. K.
KIT       Keep In Touch
L8R      Later (an early one, kind of outdated with current 'young geeks')
LMAO       Laughing My Ass Off
LFFAO       Laughing My F***(freaking) Ass Off
LOL       Laughing Out Loud
LTNS       Long Time No See
LTS      Laughing To ones Self
LY      I Love Ya.
LYL       Love You Lots
MUG              Refers to a new user of that chat program, goes back to Excite VP days when the AV (or icon) that represented someone new was a picture of a coffee mug.
NE1       Anyone
newbie       refers to a person who is new to an area or technology.  Also seen as nube, nooby, nubie, nb, etc.
NFW       No Feasible (or F***ing) Way
NIMBY       Not In My Back Yard
nm, or NM       Never Mind
NP, np       No Problem
NRN      1.      No Response Necessary 2.      Not Right Now
NT       No Thanks
OBTW      Oh, By The Way.
OIC       Oh, I See
OF      Old Fart, someone who has been around for a while.
OJ or OK      Only Joking or Only Kidding
OL      the Old Lady
OM      the Old Man
OMG       Oh My Gosh (although it's usually used with the Lords name in place of "gosh")
OT      Off Topic
oth or      OTH Off The Hook: Something is really popular, or hot.  Very exciting.
otr or      OTR Off The Rack: Saying that something is outside the ordinary.
OTE      Over The Edge (beyond common sense or beyond good taste)
OTOH      On The Other Hand ...
OTOMH      Off  the Top of My Head ...
OTW      On The Way ... I've sent a file to you, it's "On the way"
P911       My parents are in the room.  P=Parents, and 911=emergency, in other words either drop the subject, or watch the language.
PANS      Pretty Awesome New Stuff (often referring to computer technology)
PCMCIA      Personal Computer Memory Cards International Association
PCMCIA      People Can't Master Computer Industry Acronyms (slang)
PEBCAK      Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
peeps       People. example: "There sure are a lot of peeps in this room" - meaning a lot of people are in the chat room.
peep       this Hey, listen to this, I've got some interesting news.
PITA      Pain In The Ass
PLZ      Please
PMJI      Pardon Me for Jumping In (when you enter into a new conversation)
poof      when someone leaves a chat room, often seen as *poof* as in boy he *poofed* in a hurry.
POTS      Plain Old Telephone Service
POS      Parents are looking Over my Shoulder.
POTS      Parents Over The Shoulder - (My parents are watching, I can't really talk)
PPL      People
QT       Cutie
RFC       Request For Comments (used more in newsgroups, a page or pages that supply technical information)
rl or RL       Real Life (as opposed to being online)
r m or RM       Ready Made: pre-existing
ROFL      Rolling On Floor, Laughing
ROTF      Rolling On The Floor (laughing is implied)
ROTFLMAO      Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFLMFAO      Rolling On The Floor Laughing F(***ing) My Ass Off
RSN       Real Soon Now
r/t      Real Time (also: RT, or rt)
RTFM      Read The "Flippin" Manual (response to beginner question on net, chat, newsgroups, etc.)
RU      aRe yoU?
SEG      Shit Eating Grin
SH      Same Here
SMS       Short Message Service (more cell phones and pagers than chat rooms and the Internet)
SN        Screen Name.  The name or moniker selected by person in an IM or chat program.  ex: My "SN" in vp was "-lone.wolf"
SNAFU      Situation Normal, All "Fouled" Up
SO      Significant Other
SOL       Shit Out Of Luck
SOS      Same Old S**t (stuff)
SOTA      State Of The Art (latest technology)
SPST      Same Place, Same Time
SSDD      Same S**t, Different Day
STR8      Straight (can refer to sex, or DSTR8 as in Damn Straight)
STW      Search The Web
SY      Sincerely Yours
SYL      See You Later
TAFN      That's All For Now
TC      Take Care
TFH      Thread From Hell (a topic or discussion that won't stop - esp. newsgroups)
TGIF       Thank Goodness It's Friday
THX       Thanks!
TIA       Thanks In Advance
TM      Text Message (often refers to communications with text over cell phones)
TMI      Too Much Info. (information)
TNT      'Til Next Time
TPS      That's Pretty Stupid
TPTB       The Powers That Be (can sometimes refer to the people that are running the chat room or server)
TRDMF      Tears Running Down My Face: Can be with either laughter, or due to saddness.
TS       Tough S**t
TSFY       Tough S**t For You
TTFN      Ta-Ta For Now
TTTT      These Things Take Time
TTYL      Talk To You Later
TY      Thank You
TYT      Take Your Time
TYVM      Thank You Very Much
VPPH      Virtual Places Page Host
US      You Suck
usa or USA      Until Sides Ache:  Usually used with one of the laughter acronyms such as "lolusa" Laughing Out Loud Until my Sides Ache.  I've also heard that some folks substitute ush for "Until Sides Hurt".  rotflolush = rolling on the floor, laughing out loud, until my sides hurt.
UV       Unpleasant Visual
UW      yoU're Welcome
UY      Up Yours
vp or VP      Virtual Places: A brand of chat offered by Excite in the late 90s and early 2000.
WB      Welcome Back (you say this when someone returns to a chat room)
WC      WelCome
WEG      Wicked Evil Grin
WEU      What's Eating You?
WFM      Works For Me
WIIFM      What's In It For Me?
WTG      Way To Go
WTF      What The F**K
WT?      What The ...? or Who the ...?
WTGP?      Want To Go Private? (move to a private chat room)
WWJD       What Would Jesus Do?
YAA      Yet Another Acronym
YBS      You'll Be Sorry
YL      Young Lady
YM      Young Man
YMMV      Your Mileage May Vary
YR      Yea,  Right.  (sarcastic)
*ys*      You Stinker
YVW      You're Very Welcome
YW      You're Welcome

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2009 20:41