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Here are some common chat shortcuts and their meanings.


14AA41 one for all and all for one
1-D-R I wonder
121 one to one
143 I love you
411 Information
4ever forever
86 over
AAF as a friend
AAK alive and kicking
AAMOF as a matter of fact
AAR at any rate
AAS alive and smiling
AATK always at the keyboard
ABT2 about to
ADN any day now
AFAIK as far as I know
AFK away from keyboard
AFN that's all for now
AKA also known as
ARE acronym-rich environment
ALOL actually laughing out loud
AOTA all of the above
ASAP as soon as possible
A/S/L or ASL age, sex, location?
A/S/L/M/H? age, sex, location, music, hobbies?
AV avatar
AYSOS are you stupid or something?
AYTMTB and you are telling me this because?
B4 before
B4N bye for now
BAG busting a gut
BAK back at the keyboard
BBBG bye bye be good
BBIAB be back in a bit
BBIAF be back in a few
BBIAS be back in a sec
BBL be back later
BBML be back much later
BBN bye bye now
BBS be back soon
BBSL be back sooner or later
BCNU I'll be seeing you
BD big deal
BEG big evil grin
BF or B/F boyfriend
BFF best friends forever
BFN bye for now
BG big grin
BIOYN blow it out your nose
BKA better known as
BL belly laughing
BMA bite my a**
BR best regards
BRB be right back
BRH be right here
BRT be right there
BSEG big s**t eating grin
BTA but then again
BTHOOM beats the heck out of me
BTW by the way / between you and me
BWL bursting with laughter
BWO black/white/other
BWTHDIK but what the heck do I know
BYKT but you knew that
CB chat brat
C&G chuckle and grin
CID crying in disgrace
CMF cross my fingers
CNP continued (in my) next post
CP chat post
CRBT crying real big tears
CRS can't remember s**t
CRTLA can't remember the three letter acronym
CSG chuckle, snicker, grin
CSL can't stop laughing
CU see you
CUL or CUL8R see you later
CUNS see you in school
CUOL see you online
CUS can't understand s**t
CUZ because
CWYL chat with you later
CYA see ya
CY calm yourself
CYL see you later
CYO see you online
CYT see you tomorrow
DBEYR don't believe everything you read
DDSOS different day, same old s**t
DEGT don't even go there
DETI don't even think about it
DF dear friend
DGA don't go anywhere
DGT don't go there
DH dear hubby
DHYB don't hold your breath
DIKU do I know you?
DIS did I say
DIY do it yourself
DKDC don't know don't care
DL or D/L download
DLTBBB don't let the bed bugs bite
DLTM don't lie to me
DMI don't mention it
DNC does not compute
DQMOT don't quote me on this
DUST did you see that?
DYFM dude, you fascinate me
DYJHIW don't you just hate it when
E123 easy as 123
EAK eating at keyboard
EG evil grin
EL evil laugh
EM? excuse me?
EM e-mail
EMA what is your e-mail address?
EMFBI excuse me for butting in
EOM end of message
EOT end of thread
EZ easy
F2F face to face
FAQ frequently asked question(s)
FAWC for anyone who cares
FC fingers crossed
FISH first in, still here
FITB fill in the blanks
FMTYEWTK far more than you ever wanted to know
FOAF friend of a friend
FOCL falling off chair laughing
FOFL falling on floor laughing
FOMCL falling off my chair laughing
FTBOMH from the bottom of my heart
FUBAR fouled up beyond all repairs
FTS f**k this s**t
FU f**k you
FUD fear, uncertainty and doubt
FWIW for what it's worth
FYI for your information
GA go ahead
GAL get a life
GD&R grinning, ducking and running
GF or G/F girlfriend
GFN gone for now
GGOH got to get out of here
GIWIST gee, I wish I'd said that
GL good luck
GMBO giggling my butt off
GMTA great minds think alike
GOL giggling out loud
GR&D grinning, running and ducking
GR got to run
GRRRR growling
GTR got to run
GTRM going to read mail
GTSY glad to see you
H&K hug and kiss
HA hello again
HAGD have a good/great day
HAGN have a good/great night
HAGO have a good one
HB hurry back
HHIS hanging head in shame
HTH hope this helps
HHO1/2K ha ha, only half kidding
HHOK ha ha, only kidding
HHOS ha ha, only being serious
IAC in any case
IAE in any event
IANAC I am not a crook
IANAL I am not a lawyer
IB I'm back
IBTD I beg to differ
IC I see
ICBW I could be wrong
ICQ I seek you
ID10T idiot
IDGI I don't get it
IDK I don't know
IDKY I don't know you
IDN I don't know
IDTS I don't think so
IFAB I found a bug
IGTP I get the point
IHA I hate acronyms
IHAIM I have another instant message
IHNO I have no opinion
IIRC if I remember correctly
IIWM if it were me
ILU I love you
ILY I love you
IM instant message
IMHO in my humble opinion
IMing chatting with someone else
IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion
IMO in my opinion
IMS I am sorry
INMP it's not my problem
IOH I'm outta here
IOW in other words
IPN I'm posting naked
IRL in real life
ISS I said so
IWALU I will always love you
IYKWIMAITYD if you know what I mean, and I think you do
IYKWIM if you know what I mean
IYO in your opinion
IYSS if you say so
IYSWIM if you see what I mean
J/C just checking
JAS just a second
JBOD just a bunch of disks
JIC just in case
JK or J/K just kidding
JM2C just my two cents
JMO just my opinion
JT just teasing
JTLYK just to let you know
JW just wondering
K okay
KEWL cool
KFY kiss for you
KIR keep it real
KIT keep in touch
KOC kiss on cheek
KOL kiss on lips
KWIM know what I mean?
L2M listening to music
L8R later
LD later, dude
LDR long distance relationship
LHM Lord help me
LHU Lord help us
LLTA lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMAO laughing my a*s off
LMIRL let's meet in real life
LMSO laughing my socks off
LOL laughing out loud
LSV language, sex and violence
LSHMBB laughing so hard my belly is bouncing
LSHMBH laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTM laugh to myself
LTNS long time, no see
LTR long term relationship
LTS laughing to self
LULAB love you like a brother
LULAS love you like a sister
LUWAMH love you with all my heart
LY love you
LYL love you lots
M/F male or female?
M8 mate(s)
MA mature audience
MHBFY my heart bleeds for you
MIHAP may I have your attention please?
MKOP my kind of place
MOOS member of the opposite sex
MOSS member of the same sex
MOTOS member of the opposite sex
MSG message
MTF more to follow
MTFBWY may the force be with you
MUSM miss you so much
N1 nice one
N2M not to mention
NADT not a darn thing
NAZ name, address, zip
N-E-1 ER anyone here?
NE1 anyone
N-E-1 anyone
NFW no f*****g way
NG new game
NIMBY not in my back yard
NM never mind
NOYB none of your business
NP nosy parents
N/P no problem
NRN no reply necessary / not right now
NTK nice to know
NT no thanks
NUFF enough said
NW no way
OBTW oh, by the way
OF old fart
OIC oh, I see
OJ only joking
OK only kidding
OL old lady
OLL online love
OM old man
OMDB over my dead body
OMG oh my gosh
ONNA oh no, not again
OT off topic
OTE over the edge
OTF off the floor
OTH off the hook
OTOH on the other hand
OTP on the phone
OTR off the rack
OTOMH off the top of my head
OTW on the way
P2P peer to peer
P911 my parents are coming!
PA parent alert
PAL parents are listening
PANB parents are nearby
PANS pretty awesome new stuff
PAW parents are watching
PDA public display of affection
PDS please don't shoot
Peeps people
PIR parent in room
PITA pain in the a*s
PLZ please
PM private message
PMJI pardon me for jumping in
PMFJIB pardon me for jumping in but...
PMP peed my pants
PO piss off
POAHF put on a happy face
POS parent over shoulder
POTS parents over the shoulder
POV point of view
PPL people
PU that stinks
P-ZA pizza
QL quit laughing
QSL reply
QSO conversation
QT cutie
R&R rest and relaxation
R/T real time
RBAY right back at ya
RBTL read between the lines
RFC request for comments
RL real life
RLF real life friend
RMLB read my lips baby
RMMM read my mail man
ROL raffing out loud
ROFL rolling on floor laughing
ROTFL rolling on the floor laughing
RPG role playing game
RSN real soon now
RTBS reason to be single
RTFM read the freakin' manual
RU are you?
RUMORF are you male or female?
RUUP4IT are you up for it?
RX regards
S4L spam for life
SCNR sorry, could not resist
SED said enough darling
SEP somebody else's problem
SETE smiling ear to ear
SF surfer friendly
SFETE smiling from ear to ear
SFX sound effects
SH same here
SHCOON shoot hot coffee out of nose
SHID slaps head in disgust
SITD still in the dark
SLIRK smart little rich kid
SMAIM send me an instant message
SMEM send me an e-mail
SN screen name
SNERT snot nosed egotistical rude teenager
SO significant other
SOHF sense of humor failure
SOMY sick of me yet?
SOT short of time
SOTMG short of time; must go
SPST same place, same time
STR8 straight
STFU shut the f*** up
STW search the web
STYS speak to you soon
SU shut up
SUP what's up
SUYF shut up you fool
SWAK sealed with a kiss
SWALK sealed with a loving kiss
SWDY so what do you think
SWL screaming with laughter
SYL see you later
SYS see you soon
TA thanks again
TAFN that's all for now
TAS taking a shower
TAW teachers are watching
TCOB taking care of business
TCOY take care of yourself
TFH thread from hell
TFX traffic
TGIF thank God it's Friday
THX thanks
TIA thanks in advance
TIAIL I think I am in love
TIC tongue in cheek
TILII tell it like it is
TLK2UL8R talk to you later
TM trust me
TMI too much information
TNT 'till next time
TOM tomorrow
TOPCA 'till our paths cross again
TOY thinking of you
TPS that's pretty stupid
TPTB the powers that be
TRDMF tears running down my face
TTFN ta-ta for now
TTG time to go
TTT thought that too
TTTT these things take time
TTYL talk to you later
TU thank you
TWHAB this won't hurt a bit
TWIWI that was interesting wasn't it?
TYVM thank you very much
U-L? you will?
UV unpleasant visual
UW you're welcome
VBG very big grin
VBS very big smile
VEG very evil grin
VSF very sad face
WAD without a doubt
WAI what an idiot
WB welcome back / write back
WC welcome/ who cares?
WDALYIC who died and left you in charge?
WDYS what did you say?
WDYT what do you think?
W/E whatever
WEG wicked evil grin
WEU what's eating you?
WFM works for me
WIBNI wouldn't it be nice if
WT? what the? or who the?
WTG way to go
WTGP want to go private?
WTH what / who the heck?
WUF where are you from?
WWJD what would Jesus do?
WWY where were you?
WYCM will you call me?
WYRN what's your real name?
WYSIWYG what you see is what you get
WYSLPG what you see looks pretty good
X-1-10 exciting
XME excuse me
XOXO hugs and kisses
YAA yet another acronym
YBS you'll be sorry
YDKM you don't know me
YG young gentleman
YGBK you gotta be kiddin'
YHM you have mail
YKW you know what?
YNK you / you'll never know
YL young lady
YM young man
YOYO you're on your own
YR yeah right
YSYD yeah, sure you do
YS you stinker
YTTT you're telling the truth?
YVW you're very welcome
YWIA you're welcome in advance
YW you're welcome
YYSSW yeah, yeah, sure ,sure, whatever
ZZ sleeping, bored, tired
   
   
 
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