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Commonly Used Abbreviations

  • BBIAF = Be Back In A Few minutes
  • BBIAB = Be Back In A Bit
  • BFN = Bye For Now
  • (bg) = Big grin
  • (g) or (G) = Grin
  • BRB = Be Right Back
  • BTW By the way
  • CC = Carbon Copy
  • EMOK: Email OK. Readers are free to send private mail.
  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
  • FTP = File Transfer Protocol (Used to retrieve files/programs)
  • FUBAR: Fouled up beyond all recognition.
  • FWIW = For What Its Worth
  • FYI = For Your Information
  • F2F: Face to Face.
  • GD&R: Grinning, ducking, and running. Wits who make really bad puns feel compelled to flee the listener's imaginary punch. If the pun is atrocious, they start GD&R,VVF (very very fast).
  • GMTA: Great minds think alike.
  • IANAL: I am not a lawyer. Writers remind readers that on-line opinions are personal, not legal.
  • IMHO = In my humble opinion
  • IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion
  • IMX: In my experience. (Also: IME)
  • IOW = In other words
  • IRC = Internet Relay Chat
  • IRL = In real life
  • ITRW = In the real world
  • LOL = Laugh Out Loud
  • MorF? = Male or Female?
  • MSG = Message
  • (nt) = No Text (usually found in the title of a message, indicating there's no need to click, as that's all there is to the message)
  • OIC = Oh I see
  • IOW: In other words.
  • ISO = In Search Of
  • OTF = On the floor (laughing)
  • OTOH = On The Other Hand
  • PIQ: The party (or person) in question
  • PITA: Not a Middle Eastern bread, but a pain in the ass.
  • PMS: It's the same in any language.
  • POV: Point of view.
  • PTB: Powers that be. Usually refers to network management or any governing authority.
  • R = Are
  • RFC = Request For Comment
  • ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing
  • RSN = Real Soon Now A direct descendent of "the check is in the mail.
  • RTFM = Read the f***ing manual (said in response to a stupid question)
  • SFETE = Smiling From Ear To Ear
  • SITD = Still In The Dark
  • SO = Significant Other
  • TLA = Three Letter Acronym
  • 3-D: Three dimensional, i.e., real life.
  • TBH: To be honest.
  • TIA: Thanks in advance.
  • TIC: Tongue in cheek.
  • TIC: Tongue in cheek.
  • TPTB: The powers that be. A nice way of referring to those damned authorities.
  • 2-D: Two dimensional: refers to cyber reality.
  • SO = Significant Other
  • SYSOP: System operator, the chief administrator of a message board. May be known as SIGOP (signal operator) or WIZOP
  • TLA = Three Letter Acronym
  • TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
  • TTYL = Talk To You Later
  • VBG: Very big grin.
  • U = You
  • WEG: Wide evil grin.
  • WRT With regard to
  • WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get.
  • YMMV Your mileage may vary
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