Chat Abbreviations

ADN Anyday now
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
ARE Acronym-rich environment
A/S/L? Age/sex/location?
B4N Bye for now
BAK Back at the keyboard
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBL Be back later
BEG Big evil grin
BFD Big f***ing deal
BFN Bye for now
BG Big grin
BIOYIOP Blow it out your I/O port
BL Belly laughing
BOTEC Back-of-the-envelope calculation
BRB Be right back
BTA But then again…
BTW By the way
BWL Burst With Laughter
BWTHDIK But what the heck do I know…?
CU See you
CUL See you later
CUL8ER See you later
CYA Cover your ass
CYO See you online
DBA Doing business as
DIKU Do I know you?
DITYID Did I tell you I’m distressed?
DQMOT Don’t quote me on this
EG Evil grin
EMFBI Excuse me for butting in
EOM End of message
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently-ask question(s)
FISH First in, still here
FLA Four-letter acronym
FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
FUBAR F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW For what it’s worth
FYI For your information
G Grin
G2G Got to go
GA Go ahead
GAL Get a life
GD&R Grinning, ducking, and running
GIWIST Gee, I wish I’d said that
GMTA Great minds think alike
GOL Giggling out loud
GTRM Going to read mail
IAC In any case
IANAL I am not a lawyer (but)
IC I see
IDK I don’t know
IHA I hate acronyms
IIRC If I recall/recollect correctly
ILUor ILY I love you
IM Immediate/ Instant message
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMing Instant Messaging
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IOW In other words
IPN I’m posting naked
IRL In real life
IYSWIM If you see what I mean
JIC Just in case
JK Just kidding
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KWIM? Know what I mean?
L8R Later
LD Later, dude
LDR Long-distance relationship
LLTA Lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMAO Laugh(ing) My Ass Off
LOL Laugh(ing) Out Loud
LTM Laugh to myself
LTR Long-term relationship
LULAB Love you like a brother
LULAS Love you like a sister
MorF Male or female
MOSS Member of the same sex
MOTOS Member of the opposite sex
MUSM Miss you so much
NM Not much
NFG No f*****g good
NFW No feasible way or no f*****g way
NIFOC Naked in front of computer
NPorN/P No problem
NRN No response necessary
OIC Oh, I see
OLL Online love
OTF Off the floor
OTOH On the other hand
OTTOMH Off the top of my head

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