Internet abbreviations

Internet abbreviations
   Like any culture, the Internet world has developed a whole language of abbreviations, acronyms, and slang expressions. The following list describes some of the common terms you are likely to encounter in Usenet newsgroups or in your e-mail.
   See also emoticon; smiley.
   Abbreviation / Description
   aTdHvAaNnKcSe = Thanks in advance
   AWTTW = A word to the wise
   BRB = Be right back
   BTW = By the way
   CU = See you
   FAQ = Frequently asked question
   FAQL = Frequently asked question list
   FOAF = Friend of a friend
   F2F = Face to face
   FWIW = For what it's worth
   GR&D = Grinning, running, and ducking
   IMHO = In my (sometimes not very) humble opinion
   IWBNI = It would be nice if
   IYFEG = Insert your favorite ethnic group
   LOL = Laughing out loud
   MEGO = My eyes glaze over
   MOTAS = Member of the appropriate sex
   MOTOS = Member of the opposite sex
   MOSS = Member of the same sex
   Ob = Obligatory, as in ob-joke
   OTOH = On the other hand
   PD = Public domain
   PITA = Pain in the ass
   PMFJI = Pardon me for jumping in
   RL = Real life
   ROTFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
   RTFM = Read the (expletive deleted) manual
   SO = Significant other
   TIA = Thanks in advance
   TTFN = Ta ta for now
   WRT = With respect to
   YMMV = Your mileage may vary
   $0.02 = My two cents worth
   ** For more informations about InternetActonyms see NetLingo Glossary (more than 6000 acronyms) at

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