Abbreviated phrases on the net?

I know what the following abbreviations mean:

OMG - Oh my God
LOL - Laugh out loud (or, laughing out loud, or…)
ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my as(s) off
FYI - for your information
IMHO - in my humble opinion

…and a few others I can’t think of at the moment.

But what does the following mean:


? Always stumps me.

As far as I know = AFAIK

I just use AcronymFinder when I don’t know an abbreviation. It usually gives me the exact phrase.

Yeah that site’s great for finding out what an abbreviation stands for :slight_smile:

This is great information IMO. IIRC the AcronymFinder site is :cool: for finding out what you need.

GG game time BRB :wink:

wtf :slight_smile:

Not to be nitpicky, but you actually linked to a site called AcronymFinder, and then called them Abbreviations, :p, lol (laugh out loud ;)).

IIRC - now there’s another to look up! I could’ve sworn it was a type of Windows server. :wink:


You want acronyms, play Counter-Strike online, you’ll be amazed and have no chance of keep up with the conversation :stuck_out_tongue:

AFAIK as far as I know
IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion
LOL lots of love (alternative meaning, not really used anymore)
BRB be right back
AFK away from keyboard
IIRC if I recall correctly
RTFM read the (fine) manual

then there’s the sort of thing you pickup from online games such as
LPB low ping *
HPB high ping *

I can’t think of others at the moment.

WTF (what the beep)
BRT (be right there)
BRB (be right back)
AFK (away from keyboard)
LOL - (Laugh out loud)
ROFLMAO - (rolling on floor laughing my as(s) off)
ROFL - (rolling on floor laughing)
FYI - (for your information)
IMHO - (in my honest opinion)
IMO - (in my opinion)
TBH - (to be honest)
YGPM - (you got private message)
OMG - (oh my god)
AFAIK - (as far as I know)

Thats all I can think of

FAO : for the attetion of.

i’ve seen this a lot on the Liverpool FC forums

IOW - In other words

grumbl nitpicking! :stuck_out_tongue:

Ah, yes - I should have stated acronyms in my original post - it’s because I was abbreviating to “abbrev.” in my head when posting. :rolleyes:

As for IOW - I always thought that an expression of pain!

ie, IOW - that movie sucks!

LML = Let me Look
CYM = Check Your Mail
BBIA - Be back in awhile

STFU - Thy words wreak with ignorancy, so I recommendeth thou stoppeth thine typing

Ones I use:

LOL - Laugh out Loud
BRB - Be right Back
TTYL - Talk to you later
WTF - (I only use this occasionally)
STFU - (I only use this for laughs: example: STFU n00b!!!)

Those are the only ones I use IIRC (:p)

bbiab - be back in a bit

ATM (at the moment)