Thursday, September 07, 2006

Chat abbreviations

I tried to post this as a comment to the on-going discussion, but for some reason, Blogger wouldn't let me. Maybe it is too long.

This is a list I found . . .not exhaustive, certainly. I have seen longer lists, but I've seen most of these different places and recognized most of them. I've also seen AFAIK fairly often - (as far as I know). Also, PU meaning parental units - although that may be out of style now.

Abbreviations and short-cuts:
AFK = Away From Keyboard
ADN = Any Day Now
BAK = Back At Keyboard
B4N = Bye For Now
BBL = Be Back Later
BG or = Big Grin
BHOPW = Banging Head On Padded Walls
BIL = Brother In Law
BRB = Be Right Back
BTDT = Been There Done That
BTW = By The Way
CU = See You
CUL8er = See You Later
DD = Dear Daughter
DH = Darling Husband (also: Darn or Dear)
DL = Down Load
DS = Dear Son
DW = Darling Wife (also: Darn or Dear)
EG or = Evil Grin
ER or <@@> = Eyeroll
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FIL = Father In Law
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
G or = Grinning
GA = Go Ahead
GAL = Get A Life
GD&R = Grinning, Ducking & Rolling (on the floor)
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
GTRM = Going To Read Mail
HTH = Hope This Helps
ICAM = I Couldn't Agree More
ICWH = Insert Cuss Word Here
ILY = I Love You
IMB = In My Belief
IME = In My Experience
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IRL = In Real Life
ISP = Internet Service Provider
ITA = I Totally Agree
IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean
J/K = Just Kidding
KWIM = Know What I Mean?
L8R = Later
LMK = Let Me Know
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LTNS = Long Time No See
MorF = Male Or Female
MER = Major Eyeroll
MIL = Mother In Law
NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
OIC = Oh I See
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PIMP = Peeing In My Pants
PITA = Pain In The "Backside"
POV = Point Of View
PU = That stinks!
PWOR = Posting Without Reading
RL = Real Life
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My "Backside" Off
ROTF = Rolling On The Floor
SA = Smart Alec
SAHD = Stay At Home dad
SAHM = Stay At Home mom
SIL = Sister In Law
SO = Significant Other
SSOCS = Spitting Soda On Computer Screen
TAFN = That's All For Now
TGIF = Thank God It's Friday
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TMI = Too Much Information
TTFN = Ta-Ta For Now!
TTYL = Talk To You Later
Txs = Thanks
TYVM = Thank You Very Much
VBG or = Very Big Grin
VEG or = Very Evil Grin
WAHD = Work At Home Dad
WAHM = Work At Home mom
WB = Welcome Back
WFM = Works For Me
WTG = Way To Go!
WTIME = With Tears In My Eyes
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
YO = Years Old (as in 2yo)
YSR = Yeah, Sure, Right

:) or :-) or :^) = smile
(you can insert a ^ or a - to represent a nose, the choice is yours!)
:> = little smile/grin
:D = smile/laughing/big grin
:* = kiss
;) = wink
:( = sad face
:< = pout or forlorn :/ = disappointment, chagrin or skepticism :| = mild disgust, indifference, or boredom >:( = anger or annoyance
:{) = man with moustache smiling
8) = person with glasses
B) = person with sunglasses/shades
:X = my lips are sealed, not speaking
:o = mild surprise ("uh oh!")
=:o = greater surprise (the longer the "hair", the greater the surprise)
:~( = crying
O;> = angel (used for "innocent" remarks)
};> = devil (used for "lewd" remarks)
:9 = licking lips
:6 = making a face of distaste (i.e., you ate something sour)
:<> = yawn
:P = sticking out tongue
:pppPppPPpPPP!! = raspberry (a.k.a. Bronx cheer)
{} = a hug (the more brackets, the bigger the hug)
O.o = raising an eyebrow
O.O = eyes open wide
@>--`---,---- = a rose
o/~ = a musical note (often used to show song lyrics)
<-- = an arrow, usually for referring to self <@@> = eyeroll

1 comment:

Mary Uible Crowson said...

I would have to keep all these posted by the computer---certainly more than I could remember! Very interesting, nonetheless. Thanks for posting them, SU

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