Compiled by James Marshall Copyright 1994 - 2000

E-mail: Last Updated on January 17, 2000

Total abbrev/acro count: 910

[Feel free to distribute it as you like! And remember, if you have any new abbreviations or acronyms
of this type that I can add to this list, please e-mail me with them so that I can update my list! Oh, the copyright
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Credits and disclaimer are at the end of the file. Oh, if you can't find what you're looking for in his
list, you might want to try; they have tons more abbreviations and acronyms than
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Warning: File may contain material that is inappropriate for some readers (particularly younger ones)
-- caution and discretion is advised!

$0.02 Throwing in your two cents' worth

1FTR One for the road

24/7 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


A/S Age/Sex?

A/S/L Age/Sex/Location?

AA Alcoholics Anonymous

AAA Travel club

AAAAA Travel club for alcoholics

American Association Against Acronym Abuse

AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact

ACRONYM Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning

ADN Any Day Now

AFAIC As Far As I'm Concerned

AFAIK As Far As I Know

AFAIR As Far As I Remember; As Far As I Recall

AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It

AFK Away From Keyboard

AISB As I Said Before

AISI As I See It

AIW As It Were/Was

AKA Also Known As

AMAP As Much/Many As Possible

AMF Adios Mother F---er; Adios My Friend

ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor

APAC All Praise And Credit

ASAFP As Soon As F---ing Possible

ASAP As Soon As Possible

ASCII American Standard Code of Information Interchange

ATB All The Best

ATLA Another Three Letter Acronym

ATM At The Moment

ATTN Attention

ATTYOB Anything That Turns You On Baby

AWCIGO And Where Can I Get One

AWGTHTGTATA Are We Going To Have To Go Through ALL This Again?

AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?

AWHFY Are We Having Fun Yet?

AYT Are You There?


B/C BeCause (frequently just "b/c")

B4 Before

B4N Bye for Now

BAC By Any Chance

BAD Broken As Designed

BAMF Bad Assed Mother F---er

BBFN Bye Bye For Now

BBIAB Be Back In A Bit

BBL Be Back Later

BBR Burnt Beyond Repair

BBS Bulletin Board System; Be Back Soon

BC Basket Case

BCC Blind Carbon Copy

BCNU Be seein' you! (saying goodbye)

BF Boyfriend

BFD Big F---ing Deal

BFG Big Friendly Giant; Big F---ing Gun

BFH Big F---ing Hammer

BFI Brute Force and Ignorance; Bunch of F---ing Idiots

BFM Big F---ing Magic

BFMI Brute Force and Massive Ignorance

BFN Bye For Now

BFOG Blouse Full Of Goodies

BG Big Grin (as in <bg>)

BIC Best In Class

BIL Brother In Law

BION Believe It Or Not

BIOYIOP Blow It Out Your I/O Port

BITD Beaten It To Death

BK Because

BKA Better Known As

BMF Bad Mother F---er

BMOC Big Man On Campus

BMTIPG Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters

BNF Big Name Fan

BOC But Of Course

BOF Birds Of a Feather

BOFH Bastard [system] Operator From Hell

BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!

BOS Big Orange Switch

BOT Back On Topic

BOTE Back Of The Envelope

BOTEC Back Of The Envelope Calculation

BRB Be Right Back

BRS Big Red Switch

BS Bull S---

BSEG Big S--- Eating Grin

BSG Broad Sweeping Generalization; Big Smiling Grin

BSOD Blue Screen Of Death

BTA But Then Again (in response to IOW)

BTAICBW But Then Again I could Be Wrong

BTAIM Be That As It May

BTDT Been There, Done That

BTDTGTTS Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt

BTLSOM Beats The Living S--- Out of Me

BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead

BTSOOM Beats The S--- Out Of Me

BTW By The Way

BUAF Butt Ugly ASCII Font

BUAG Butt Ugly ASCII Graphic

BWQ Buzz Word Quotient


BYKT But You Knew That

BYKTA But You Knew That Already

BYOB Bring Your Own Booze/Bottle


C/O in Care Of (for sending mail)

CADET Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try

CB Call Back

CC Carbon Copy

CE Creative Editing

CF Charlie Foxtrot; Cluster F--- (meaning similar to SNAFU)

CFD Call For Discussion

CHOWUR see (C) HOW yoU aRe

CHUR see (C) How yoU aRe

CI$ Compu$erve Information Service (tm)

CIC Christ, I'm Confused

CIS Compuserve Information System (tm)

CIAO as in goodbye (said 'Chow')

CIO Cut It Out

CLAB Crying Like A Baby

CLOAKA Canonical List Of All Known Acronyms

CMIIW Correct Me If I'm Wrong

CO COnference

COD Cash On Delivery (when receiving mail)

COTFLGOHAHA Crawling On The Floor Laughing Guts Out And Having A

Heart Attack

CPF Can Pigs Fly?

CRAFT Can't Remember A F---ing Thing

CRPG Character (or computer) Role Playing Game

CRS Can't Remember S---

CS Cop Shop (police station)

CTTD Cute Things They Do

CTTS Cute Things They Say

CU see (C) yoU

CUL see (C) yoU LateR

CUL8R see (C) yoU LateR (L8R)

CUL8TR see (C) yoU LaTeR (L8TR)

CWYL Chat With You Later

CYA Cover Your Ass; see (C) YA

CYL see (C) You Later


D&C "Duck and Cover" - a popular 1950's song in dedication

to the atomic bomb (and its' possible attack)

D/L Download, transmit to you

DAP Parents Against Dyslexia

DBA Doing Business As

DBN Doing Business, NOT

DD Darling Daughter

DEU Dumb End User

DFU Don't Forget Units

DH Dear Hubby; Dumb Hubby; Deaf Hubby; DickHead

DIIK Damned If I Know

DIIN Damned If I kNow

DIL Daughter In Law

DILLIGAF Does It Look Like I Give A F---?

DILLIGAFF Do I Look Like I Give a Flying F---?

DITUIHIBMSL? Did I tell you I hate IBMs lately?

DITUILIBMSL? Did I tell you I love IBMs lately?

DK Don't Know

DKU Drop Kick Ugly

DL Download, transmit to you

DLG Devilish Little Grin

DNA Did Not Answer

DNPM Darn Near P---ed Myself

DOA Dead On Arrival

DOB Date/Day Of Birth

DOM Dirty Old Man

DRA Don't Recognize Acronyms

DS Darling Son

DTD Document Type Definition

DTOKAB Drop To One Knee And Blow

DTP DeskTop Publishing

DTRT Do The Right Thing

DUCWIC Do You see (C) What I see (C)

DUK Dead Upon Keyboard

DWIM Do What I Mean

DWIMC Do What I Mean, Correctly

DWIMNWIS Do What I Mean, Not What I Say

DYE Damn Your Eyes!

DYHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear

DYSWIS Do You See What I See


E2EG Ear to Ear Grin

ED Emotionally Disturbed

EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person

EGC Extrememly Gruntled Customer

EIF Exercise In Futility

EMS E-Mail Shorthand

EOB End Of Business

EOD End Of Discussion

EOF End Of File

EOL End Of Lecture

EOT End Of Thread (i.e., don't reply to this message)

ES&D Eat S--- & Die

ES&LTHI Eat Shit & Live To Hate It

ESAD Eat S--- And Die

ESAL Eat S--- And Live

ESBAM Eat S---, Bark At Moon

ESP ESPecially (frequently just "esp.")

ESOSL Endless Snorts of Stupid Laughter

ETA Estimated Time of Arrival

ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym


F2F Face To Face

FAQ Frequently Asked Question

FCFS First Come, First Served

FCOL For Crying Out Loud

FDROTFL Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing

FFRD Flying F--- in a Rolling Donut (I don't give a....)

FFS For F---s Sake

FICCL Frankly, I Couldn't Care Less

FIGJAM F--- I'm Good, Just Ask Me

FIGMO F--- It, Got My Orders

FIIK F---ed If I Know!

FIIN F---ed If I kNow!

FIL Father In Law

FIOFYF Figure It Out For Yourself, F---er

FISH First In, Still Here

FITB Fill In The Blank

FKMFATIFKYB French Kiss My Furry Ass 'Til It French Kisses You Back!

FMH F--- Me Harder (usually an exclamation of disgust)

FOAD F--- Off And Die

FOAF Friend Of A Friend

FOAFOAG Father Of A Friend Of A Girlfriend

FOAG Father Of A Girlfriend

FOD Finger Of Death


FOS Freedom Of Speech; Full Of S---

FOT Full Of Tripe

FOTCL Falling Off The Chair Laughing

FRE Frequently Requested Enhancement

FRED F---ing Ridiculous Electronic Device

FRZ Fruitin' Religious Zealot

FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

FTDS F--- The Dumb S---

FTF Face To Face

FTL Faster Than Light

FTP File Transfer Protocol

FTS Fixin' To Start

FUBAB F---ed Up Beyond All Belief

FUBAR F---ed Up Beyond All Repair/Recognition

FUD Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

FUMTU F---ed Up More Than Usual

FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst (about hard disk drives!)

FWIW For What It's Worth

FWMAYOR F--- With Me At Your Own Risk

FY&TSYRIO F--- You & The Sysop You Rode In On

FYA For Your Amusement

FYDITM F--- You Directly In The Mouth

FYI For Your Information


G2G Got to Go

G Grin (as in <g>)

GA Go Ahead

GAC Get A Clue

GAFIA Get Away From It All (as in drop out of ILink for a bit)

GAFM Get Away From Me

GAL Get A Life

GBH&K Great Big Hugs & Kisses

GBH&KB Greak Big Hugs & Kisses Back

GBTM Get Back To Me

GBY God Bless You

GC Garbage Collect (tidy up)

GD&H Grinning, Ducking & Hiding

GD&R Grinning, Ducking & Running

GD&RF Grinning, Ducking & Running Fast!

GD&RVVF Grinning, Ducking & Running Very Very Fast!

GD&W Grinning, Ducking & Weaving

GF Girlfriend

GFR Grim File Reaper (pervasive data destroyer)

GFU General F--- Up.

GGC Goo Goo Cluster (cause zits & intestinal blockage)

GGG GiGGle (as in <ggg>)

GGN Gotta Go Now

GH Getting Hard (male)

GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out; Garbage In, Gospel Out

(people accepting blindly what the computer says)

GIWIST Gee, I Wish I'd Said That

GLG Goofy Little Grin

GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting

GM Got Milk?

GMT Greenwich Mean Time

GMTA Great Minds Think Alike

GOK God Only Knows

GOOML Get Out Of My Life

GOTFIA Groaning On The Floor In Agony

GOWI Get On With It

GPF General Protection Fault; Go Puke, Fast!

GRUIT Get Real yoU Impudent Thing

GSHIWMP Giggling So Hard I Wet My Pants

GTBOS Glad To Be Of Service

GTFOOMF Get The F--- Out Of My Face

GTG Got To Go

GTP Gone To Pee

GW Getting Wet (female)

GWATCDR God Willing And The Creek Don't Rise


H2 How To

HAND Have A Nice Day

HAK Hugs And Kisses

HCB Holy Cow, Batman!

HHGTTG HitchHiker's Guide To The Galaxy

HHO 1/2 K Ha Ha Only Half Kidding

HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking

HHOK Ha Ha Only Kidding

HHOS Ha Ha Only Serious

HIB_ Have I Been ______?

HIRTA HereInafter Referred To As

HLV Hasta La Vista

HLVB Hasta La Vista, Baby

HMFIC Head Mother F---er In Charge

HOMPR Hang On, Mobile Phones' Ringing

HP Home Page

HSIK How Should I Know

HSP Highly Sensitive Person

HTB Heavens To Betsy

HTFSIK How The F--- Should I Know

HTH Hope This Helps!

HTML Hyper Text Markup Language

HUA Head Up Ass

HUF Horny Unattached Female

HUM Horny Unattached Male

HW HardWare

HWUA Head Way Up Ass

HWS(PEST) Husband Wants Sex (Please Excuse Slow Typing)


IAAA I Am An Accountant

IAAL I Am A Lawyer

IAC In Any Case

IAE In Any Event

IANAA I Am Not An Accountant

IANAC I Am Not A Crook

IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer

IANALBIPOOTV I Am Not A Lawyer, But I Play One On TV

IANYM In A New York Minute

IARTPFWTSIOWIM I Am Repeating This Parrot-Fashion Without The

Slightest Idea Of What It Means.

IASH I Am So Horny

IBB I'll Be Back

IBC Inadequate, But Cute

IBM Inadequate, but Marketable

IC I see (C)

ICB I Care Because?

ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missile

ICIHICPCL I Can't Imagine How I Could Possibly Care Less

ICTYBTIHTKY I Could Tell You But Then I'd Have To Kill You

ICUR I see (C) You Are

IDGAD I Don't Give A Damn

IDGAS I Don't Give A S---

IDGI I Don't Get It

IDK I Don't Know

IDTS I Don't Think So

IDTT I'll Drink To That!

IHATCFYB I Have A Terrible Craving For Your Body!

IHTBS It Has To Be Shown

IHTFP I Hate This F---ing Place; I Have Truly Found Paradise

IIABDFI If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

IIRC If I Recall/Remember Correctly

IITYWIMIWHTKY If I Tell You What It Means, I Will Have To Kill You

IITYWIMWYBMAD If I Tell You What It Means, Will You Buy Me A Drink?

IITYWTMWYKM If I Tell You What This Means Will You Kiss Me?

IITYWYBAD If I Tell You, Will You Buy Another Drink?

IITYWYBMAB If I Tell You, Will You Buy Me A Beer?

IJLS I Just Like Saying

IK I Know

ILI I Like Ike

ILICISCOMK I Laughed, I Cried, I Spat Coffee/Coke/Cadmium On My Keyboard

ILIWTPCT I Love It When The Plan Comes Together.

ILSHIBAMF I Laughed So Hard I Broke All My Furniture!

ILU I Love yoU

ILY I Love You

IMAO In My Arrogant Opinion

IMBO In My Biased Opinion

IMCDO In My Conceited Dogmatic Opinion

IMCO In My Considered Opinion

IME In My Experience

IMHO In My Humble Opinion

IMMOR I Make My Own Rules

IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion

IMNSVHO In My Not So Very Humble Opinion

IMO In My Opinion

IMOBO In My Own Biased Opinion

IMPOV In My Point Of View

IMS I Must Say

IMVHO In My Very Humble Opinion

INGSI I'm Not Gonna Say It

INPO In No Particular Order

INT I'll Never Tell

IOU I Owe yoU

IOW In Other Words

IRL In Real Life

IROOC I've Run Out Of Cigarettes

ISO In Search Of

ISP Internet Service Provider

ISTR I Seem To Remember

ITFA In The Final Analysis

IUTHALORFH I Used To Have A Lot Of Respect For Him/Her

ITYM I Think You Mean

IUTKATS I Used To Know All That Stuff

IWBNI It Would Be Nice If

IWIK I Wish I Knew

IWSN I Want Sex Now

IYFEG Insert Your Favorite Ethnic Group

IYSWIM If You See What I Mean


J/K Just Kidding

JAFO Just Another F---ing Observer

JAFU Just Another F--- Up

JAM Just A Moment; Just A Minute

JANFU Joint Army-Navy F--- Up. (When American troops get

shelled by their own side, in this case involving

both the army and the navy.)

JAS Just A Second

JAWS Just Another Windows Shell

JFF Just For Fun

JFYI Just For Your Information

JIC Just In Case

JMOOC Just My Opinion Of Course

JMHFOOC Just My Humble F---ing Opinion Of Course

JPW Just Plain Weird

JSNM Just Stark Naked Magic

JTYWTK Just Thought You Wanted To Know


K oKay

KCBIWIYWI Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It

KDW Keep Digging, Watson (reply to NSS)

KEAH Kill Everyone After Hours

KIBO Knowledge In, Bulls--- Out

KISS Keep It Simple Stupid

KITA Kick In The Ass (type of therapy)

KMA Kiss My Ass

KMYF Kiss Me You Fool

KOTC Kiss On The Cheek

KOTL Kiss On The Lips

KTCOOTN Keep This Crap Out Of This Newsgroup

KUTGW Keep Up The Good Work

KWIM Know What I Mean?

KYHOOYA Keep Your Head Out Of Your Ass


L8R Later

LAB&TYD Life's A Bitch & Then You Die

LAGNAF Let's All Get Naked And F---

LART Luser Attitude Re-adjustment Tool [Clue by four]

LJBF Let's Just Be Friends

LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous/Thundering Applause

LMA Leave Me Alone

LMAO Laughing My Ass Off

LMAOROTF Laughing My Ass Off Rolling On The Floor

LMC Lost My Connection

LMCOA Lost My Connection Once Again

LMFAO Laughing My F---ing Ass Off

LMK Let Me Know

LMTFA Leave Me The F--- Alone

LMWIS Lick Me Where I Sweat

LOA List Of Acronyms/Abbreviations

LOL Laughing Out Loud; Little Old Lady

LOMBARD Lots Of Money But A Real Dickhead

LSFIAB Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

LSHIPMP Laughing So Hard I Peed My Pants

LSP Less Sensitive Person

LTBF Learn To Be Funny

LTIP Laughing Til I Puke

LTMSH Laughing 'Til My sides Hurt

LTNS Long Time, No See

LTUAE Life, The Universe, And Everything (3rd part of THHGTTG)


LZ Loser!


M$ Micro$oft

MAY Mad About You

MAYB Mad About You, Baby

MBUC Mind Bogglingly Unlikely Coincidence

MCIBTY(SN) My Computer Is Better Than Yours (So Nyerrr)

MD More Dirt (Physician)

MFG More Friendly Garbage!

MFIC Mother F---er In Charge

MFWIC Mother F---er What's In Charge

MGD My Gameboy Died

MH Mostly Harmless (5th part of THHGTTG)

MHDC(A) My Hard Drive crashed (again)

MIL Mother In Law

MIPS Meaningless Information Per Second

ML More Later

MLA Multiple Letter Acronym

MMIF My Mouth Is Full

MOF Matter Of Fact

MORF Male Or Female

MOS Member of the Opposite Sex

MOTAS Member Of The Appropriate Sex

MOTD Message Of The Day

MOTH Humorous Collectibles Forum variation on Member of the Month

MOTM Member Of The Month

MOTOS Member Of The Opposite Sex

MOTSS Member Of The Same Sex

MS More S---; More of the Same; (Masters Degree)

MSCEA My Southern Comforts' Empty Again

MSS Member of the Same Sex

MTFBWY May The Force Be With You

MUD Multi User Domain (or Dungeon)

MUNG Mash/Mung Until No Good

MYOB Mind Your Own Business


NAGI Not A Good Idea

NAHM Not A Happy Man

NAHW Not A Happy Woman

NAVY Never Again Volunteer Yourself

NB Nota Bene (note well)

NBD No Big Deal

NBL Not Bloody Likely

NBTD Nothing Better To Do

NERD National Establishment for Real Dorks

NFG No F---ing Good

NFI No F---ing Idea

NFIAA No F---ing Idea At All

NFW No F---ing Way

NFY No F--- You

NHOH Never Heard Of Him/Her

NIAA No Idea At All

NICBDAT Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes

NIDWTC No I Don't Want To Chat

NIH Not Invented Here

NIMBY Not In My Back Yard

NINO Nothing In, Nothing Out

NIMTO Not In My Term of Office

NIT Not In Therapy

NLI Not Logged In

NM NeverMind

NMI No Middle Initial

NN Night-Night

NORWICH kNickers Off Ready When I Come Home

NOYB None Of Your Business

NP No Problem

NPF No Problem Found

NPLU Not People Like Us

NQA No Questions Asked

NQOS Not Quite Our Sort

NRN No Reply Necessary

NSS No S---, Shylock/Sherlock

NTG Not Too Good

NTH No Therapy Helpful

NTIBOA Not That I'm Bitter Or Anything

NTIM Not That It Matters

NTIMM Not That It Matters Much

NTL NeverTheLess / NoneTheLess

NUI Network User Identification

NYM New York Minute

NYP Not Your Problem


O Over (to you)

OATUS On A Totally Unrelated Subject

OAUS On An Unrelated Subject

OB Obligatory (frequently Ob)

OBTW Oh, By the Way

OD OverDose; Oh Dear

OFS One Finger Salute

OIC Oh, I see (C)

OMFG Oh My F---ing God!

OMG Oh My God!

ONNA Oh No, Not Again

ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again

OO Over and Out

OOSOOM Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

OOTB Out Of The Box

OOTC Obligatory On Topic Comment

OPL Obvious Panty Line

OSIM Oh Shoot It's Monday

OSU Officially Sanctioned User

OT1H On The One Hand

OTC Over The Counter

OTD Out The Door

OTF On The Floor

OTL Out To Lunch

OTOH On The Other Hand; On The One Hand

OTOOH On The Other Other Hand

OTT Over The Top

OTTH On The Third Hand

OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head

OTTOMHAROO Off the Top of My Head and Rolling Out of Bounds

OTW On The Whole

OW Oh Well

OWTTE Or Words To That Effect


PABG Pack A Big Gun

PBD Programmer Brain Damage

PBM Play By Mail (Games)

PCB Please Call Back

PCMCIA People Can't Master/Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms;

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

PCYLIHOONL Please Cross Your Legs, I Have Only One Nail Left

PD Public Domain

PDA Public Display of Affection

PDN Public Data Network

PDQ Pretty Damn Quick

PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

PF&HOMW Printed, Framed & Hanging On My Wall

PFM Pure F---ing Magic

PGY Post Graduate Year (as in PGY-1, PGY-2 etc. used in PGY Med)

PHB Pointy Haired Boss (from Dilbert, i.e., doesn't have a clue)

PhD Piled Higher and Deeper.

PIMP Pee In My Pants (often in combination)

PITA Pain In The Ass

PKB Pot, Kettle, Black!

PLBKAC Problem Lies Between Keyboard And Chair

PLMKO Please Let Me Know, Ok?

PLOKTA Press Lots Of Keys To Abort

PMBI Pardon My Butting In

PMETC Pardon Me ETC.

PMFBI Pardon Me For Butting In

PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In

PMFJIH Pardon Me For Jumping In Here.

PMJI Pardon My Jumping In

PMYMHMMFSWGAD Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone

Who Gives A Damn

PMYMHMMFSWGAS Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who

Gives A S---.

POC Prisoner Of Chat; Peeping Other Chatters

POETS Piss On Everything, Tomorrow's Saturday; Piss Off Early,

Tomorrow's Saturday

POITS Piss On It Tomorrow's Saturday

POM Phase Of the Moon

POP Point Of Presence; Post Office Protocol

POS Piece Of S---

POSSLQ Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters

POQ Piss Off Quickly

POQADCB Piss Off Quickly and Don't Come Back!

POV Point Of View


PPN Programmer Project Number (currently known as UserID)

PPP Petty Pet Peeve; Point to Point Protocol

PPPP Previous Paragraph was Polemical Position

PS Post Scriptum; PostScript

PT Physical Training

PTB Powers That Be

PTM Please Tell Me

PTO Patent and Trademark Office (US Govt); Please Turn Over

PW Pathetic Wanker; PowWow


QED Quod Erat Demonstrandum; Quite Easily Done

QT QuieT (also q.t., Q&T, or as a phrase "on the q.t.")


RA Research Assistant; Resident Assistant

RAK Random Act of Kindness

RBS Really Big Screen

RE REgarding

RFC Request For Comments

RFD Request For Discussion

RFT Request For Thinking

RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges

RL Real Life

RLCO Real Life COnference

RNA Ring, No Answer

ROFFNAR Rolling On the Floor For No Apparent Reason

ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing

ROFLAHMSL Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Holding My Sides Laughing

ROFLASC Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Scaring the Cat

ROFLASTC Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat

ROFLGO Rolling On Floor Laughing Guts Out!

ROFLMAO Rolling On the Floor Laughing My ASCII Off

ROFLMAOOL Rolling On the Floor Lauging My Ass Off Out Loud

ROFLOL Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud

ROFLOLVH Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud Very Hard

ROFLWMK Rolling On the Floor Laughing -- Wet My Knickers

ROFPML Roll On Floor Pissing Myself Laughing.

ROFTTPOF Rolling On the Floor Trying To Put Out Flames

ROTBA Reality On The Blink Again

ROTF Rolling On The Floor

ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROTFLAHMS Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Holding My Side

ROTFLMAAOBPO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass And Other Body Parts Off

ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

ROTFSTCLMAAOBPO Rolling On The Floor Scaring The Cat Laughing My Ass

And Other Body Parts Off

ROTM Right On The Money

RPG Role Playing Games

RSN Real Soon Now

RT Real Time

RTFI Read The F---ing Instructions

RTFM Read The F---ing Manual

RTFQ Read The F---ing Question

RTFS Read The F---ing Source

RTFMS Read The F---ing Manual, Sir (from the military)

RTI Real Time Interruption

RTS Read The Screen

RUMF aRe yoU Male or Female?


S2BX Soon To Be eX

SAMF Sad Ass Mother F---er

SAMFU Self-Adjusting Military F--- Up

SAMFUTU Situation Abnormal, More F---ed Up Than Usual

SAPFU Surpassing All Previous F--- Ups

SAR Smart Ass Remark

SAYOR Speak At Your Own Risk

SBB Stupid Beyond Belief

SBCN Sitting Behind the Computer, Naked

SBID S---ty But It'll Do

SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist

SDIHTT SomeDay I'll Have The Time

SEC SECond, eg. Wait a sec

SEG S--- Eating Grin

SEP Somebody Else's Problem

SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym

SGML Standardized General Markup Language

SH S--- Happens

SHLH Sitting Here Lauging Hysterically

SHTS Spit Hitting The Spam

SHTSI Somebody Had To Say It

SICS Sitting In Chair Snickering

SIG Special Interest Group

SIIN Stuffed If I Know!

SIL Son In Law

SITD Still In The Dark

SLATFATF So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (4th part of THHGTTG)

SLIP Single Line In Protocol; Serial Line Internet Protocol

SMAR Suck My Ass Raw

SMO Serious Mode On

SMOP Small Matter Of Programming

SMOFF Serious Mode OFF

SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SNAC Sitting Naked At Computer

SNAFU Situation Normal: All F---ed Up

SNERT Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager

SNFIAA Still No F---ing Idea At All

SNR Signal to Noise Ratio

SO Significant Other

SOI Stink On Ice

SOL S--- Out of Luck

SOP Standing Operational Procedures; Standard Operating Procedure

SOS Same Old S---

SOSO Same Old, Same-Old

SOVS SomeOne Very Special

SPAM SPiced hAM (Hormel's canned meat)

SSDD Same S---, Different Day

SSIA Subject Says It All

ST Star Trek; Such That (frequently just "s.t.")

ST-DS9 Star Trek, Deep Space 9

ST-TNG Star Trek, The Next Generation

ST-TOS Star Trek, The Original Series

ST-VOY Star Trek, Voyager

STBY Sucks To Be You

STFU Shut The F--- Up

STIFF "Stiff", said loudly.

STI / ST-TMP Star Trek, first movie / The Motion Picture

STII / ST-WOK Star Trek, second movie / 'Wrath Of Khan'

STIII / ST-SFS Star Trek, third movie / 'Search For Spock'

STIV / ST-TVH Star Trek, fourth movie / 'The Voyage Home'

STS So To Speak

STV / ST-TFF Star Trek, fifth movie / 'The Final Frontier'

STVI / ST-TUC Star Trek, sixth movie / 'The Undiscovered Country'

SUCDIC Situation Under Control, Dickheads In Charge

SUFID Screwing Up Face In Disgust

SUNOILTY Shut Up, No One Is Listening To You

SUSFU Situation Unchanged, Still F---ed Up

SUYP Shut Up You Pervert

SW SoftWare; So What?; Says Whom?; StarWars

SW-SE StarWars Special Edition

SWAG Simple Wild Ass Guess; Scientific Wild Ass Guess

SWAK Sealed With A Kiss

SWALK Sealed With A Loving Kiss

SWDYRTW Since When Do You Rule The Web?

SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed

SWYP So What's Your Problem?

SYSOP SYStem OPerator

SYT Sweet Young Thing


TA Teaching Assistant

TAF That's All, Folks!

TAFN That's All For Now

TANJ There Ain't No Justice

TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

TARFU Things Are Really F---ed Up

TBC To Be Continued

TBE To Be Expected

TBH To Be Honest

TBYB Try Before You Buy

TC Telephone Call; Take Care

TCB Taking Care of Business

TCBY Taking Care of Business, Ya'll

TCD The Cat's Dead

TDD The Dog's Dead

TDM Too Damn Many

TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It

TFB Too F---ing Bad

TFE Too F---ing Easy

TFM The F---ing Manual

TFS Three Finger Salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del)

TFTT Thanks For The Thought

TGAL Think Globally, Act Locally

TGIF Thank God Its Friday

TGTF Thank God Tomorrow's Friday

THHGTTG The HitchHiker's Guide To The Galaxy

THO Titty Hard On

TIA Thanks In Advance

TIATLG Truly, I Am The Living God

TIC Tongue In Cheek

TIME Tears In My Eyes (often in combination)

TIMTOWTDI There Is More Than One Way To Do It

TINALO This Is Not A Legal Opinion

TINAR This Is Not A Recommendation

TINC There Is No Cabal

TINSTAAFL There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

TINWIS That Is Not What I Said

TIWTGLGG This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes

TIP To Insure Promptness

TJATAW Truth, Justice, And The American Way

TLA Three Letter Acronym

TLC Tender Loving Care

TLG The Living God

TM Thread Mangler

TMI Too Much Information

TMIKTLIU The More I Know, The Less I Understand

TN TelNet

TNOTVS There's Nothing On Television, So ...

TNSO Temptingly Naked Significant Other

TNX Thanks (as in ThaNX)

TPAE The Possibilities Are Endless

TPS(S) This Program Sucks (Severely)

TPTB The Powers That Be

TQM Total Quality Management

TRATEOTU The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (2nd part of THHGTTG)

TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks

TS Tough S---

TSOHF Total Sense Of Humour Failure

TSJD Texas Size Jelly Donut - official food of Texas sysops

TSR Terminate and Stay Resident program; Totally Stupid Rules

TTBE That's To Be Expected

TTBOMK To The Best Of My Knowledge

TTFN Ta-Ta For Now

TTL4N That's The Lot For Now

TTM To The Moderator

TTUL Talk (or Type) To you Later

TTYL Talk To You Later

TTYS Talk To You Soon

TTYRS Talk To You Real Soon?

TUFD The User File Died

TWAIN Technology Without An Interesting Name

TWIMC To Whom It May Concern

TWYAS That's What You All Say

TWYT That's What You Think

TYLE Took You Long Enough

TYVL, YWEL Thank You Very Little, You're Welcome Even Less

TYVM Thank You Very Much


U/L Upload, send to the BBS

UAE Unrecoverable Application Error (Bane of Windows' users!)

UBD User Brain Damage

UL Upload, send to the BBS


UNCLE Unified Nuclear Coalition of Latvian Emigrants

URLCM yoU aRe weLCoMe

USU USUally (frequently just "usu.")

UTC Under The Counter; Coordinated Universal Time (French initials)

UTT Under The Table


VBEG Very Big Evil Grin (as in <vbeg>)

VBG Very Big Grin (as in <vbg>)

VBSEG Very Big S--- Eating Grin (as in <vbseg>)

VETLA Very Enhanced TLA

VH Virtual Hug

VPH Visible Panty Line

VR Virtual Reality

VT Virtual Time


W/ With (frequently just "w/")

W/O WithOut (frequently just "w/o")

W8 Wait


WAB? What, Another Bill?

WAEF When All Else Fails

WAG Wild-Assed Guess

WALOC What A Load of Crap

WAMKSAM Why Are My Kids (or Kitties) Staring At Me?

WB Welcome Back

WCAGA What Comes Around, Goes Around

WCTYBTWHTKY We Could Tell You, But Then We'd Have To Kill You

WDF What Da F---?

WDYMBT What Do (or Did) You Mean By That?

WEFT Wrong Every F---ing Time

WFHIT What Fresh Hell Is This? (from the writings of Dorothy Parker)

WFM Works For Me

WGAS Who Gives A S---

WIBAMU Well I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle

WIBNIF Wouldn't If Be Nice IF...

WIMP Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointing

WIZOP Wizard Sysop (the primary forum administrator for a forum)

WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out With Soap

WOA Work Of Art

WOFTAM Waste Of Flaming Time And Money

WOLF Witless One Line Followup

WOM Word Of Mouth

WOMBAT Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time

WOWF Witless One Word Followup

WRATGAS Who Really And Truly Gives A S---

WRT With Regard To; With Respect To

WTF What The F---

WTFDIC What The F--- Do I Care

WTFDIK What The F--- Do I Know

WTFDYTYA Who The F--- Do You Think You Are

WTFIIWT_A What The F--- Is It With These _____ Anyway?

WTFO What The F---, Over (Reply)

WTFWT "What the F--- Was That?" - Mayor of Hiroshima

WTG Way To Go

WTH What The Hell (or Heck)

WWS Wife Wants Sex (please wait a tic)

WWW World Wide Web; World Wide Waste; World Wide Waiting;

World Wild Web

WYLABOCTGWTR Would You Like A Bowl Of Cream To Go With That Remark?

WYLASOMWTC Would You Like A Saucer Of Milk With That Comment?

WYGIWYG What You Got Is What You Get

WYGIWYPF What You Get Is What You Pay For

WYP What's Your Point?

WYSBANRTWYG What You See Bears Absolutely No Relation To What You Get

WYSBYGI What You See Before You Get It

WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get

WYSOH Where's Your Sense Of Humor?

WYTYSYDG What You Thought You Saw, You Didn't Get


XYZ eXamine Your Zipper


Y2K Year 2000 (2000 = 2K)

Y3 Yadda Yadda Yadda

Y6B whY 6 Billion? (ie, overpopulation is more dangerous than Y2K)

YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym

YADS Yet Another DOS Shell

YAFA Yet Another "Fine" Acronym

YAFIYGI You Asked For It, You Got It

YANETUT You Are Not Expected To Understand This

YAOTM Yet Another Off-Topic Message

YAP Yet Another Ploy

YBYSA You Bet Your Sweet Ass

YCDBSOYA You Can't Do Business Sitting On Your Ass!

YCDBWYCID You Can't Do Business When Your Computer Is Down!

YCLIU You Can Look It Up

YGTBK You've Got To Be Kidding

YGTBSM You've Got To Be S----ing Me!

YHB_ You Have Been ______

YHBW You Have Been Warned

YHGASPL You Have Got A Serious Problem, Lad!

YHGMTPO_ You Have Greatly Misunderstood The Purpose Of ______

YHL You Have Lost

YHTBT You Had To Be There

YKIYEI You Killed It, You Eat It

YKWIM You Know What I Mean

YKYB You Know You've Been

YKYB_TLW You Know You've Been ______ing Too Long When . . .

YM You Mean

YMMV Your Mileage May Vary; literally, "your experience may differ".

YOYO You're On Your Own

YR Yeah Right

YSS You Suck Severely

YWHOL Yelling "WooHoo" Out Loud (as in LOL)

YWSYLS You Win Some, You Lose Some



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