Chat Abbreviations


ADNAnyday now
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFKAway from keyboard
AREAcronym-rich environment
B4NBye for now
BAKBack at the keyboard
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBLBe back later
BEGBig evil grin
BFDBig f***ing deal
BFNBye for now
BGBig grin
BIOYIOPBlow it out your I/O port
BLBelly laughing
BOTECBack-of-the-envelope calculation
BRBBe right back
BTABut then again…
BTWBy the way
BWLBurst With Laughter
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know…?
CUSee you
CULSee you later
CUL8ERSee you later
CYACover your ass
CYOSee you online
DBADoing business as
DIKUDo I know you?
DITYIDDid I tell you I’m distressed?
DQMOTDon’t quote me on this
EGEvil grin
EMFBIExcuse me for butting in
EOMEnd of message
F2FFace to face
FAQFrequently-ask question(s)
FISHFirst in, still here
FLAFour-letter acronym
FOMCLFalling off my chair laughing
FUBARF***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
FUDFear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIWFor what it’s worth
FYIFor your information
G2GGot to go
GAGo ahead
GALGet a life
GD&RGrinning, ducking, and running
GIWISTGee, I wish I’d said that
GMTAGreat minds think alike
GOLGiggling out loud
GTRMGoing to read mail
IACIn any case
IANALI am not a lawyer (but)
ICI see
IDKI don’t know
IHAI hate acronyms
IIRCIf I recall/recollect correctly
ILUor ILYI love you
IMImmediate/ Instant message
IMHOIn my humble opinion
IMingInstant Messaging
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
IMOIn my opinion
IOWIn other words
IPNI’m posting naked
IRLIn real life
IYSWIMIf you see what I mean
JICJust in case
JKJust kidding
KOTCKiss on the cheek
KWIM?Know what I mean?
LDLater, dude
LDRLong-distance relationship
LLTALots and lots of thunderous applause
LMAOLaugh(ing) My Ass Off
LOLLaugh(ing) Out Loud
LTMLaugh to myself
LTRLong-term relationship
LULABLove you like a brother
LULASLove you like a sister
MorFMale or female
MOSSMember of the same sex
MOTOSMember of the opposite sex
MUSMMiss you so much
NMNot much
NFGNo f*****g good
NFWNo feasible way or no f*****g way
NIFOCNaked in front of computer
NPorN/PNo problem
NRNNo response necessary
OICOh, I see
OLLOnline love
OTFOff the floor
OTOHOn the other hand
OTTOMHOff the top of my head