Saturday, March 3, 2007

List of Initialisms and Acronyms

I hope, this post will be useful to you all. Sometimes when I'm chatting with my friends, they use short forms, but I can't understand. If it's a very basic like "10q", i can , but other short forms i can't understand. Sometimes i will have to ask my friend - "what does it mean?". Once, one of my friends(Thiruvarangan) gave me this list. I've edited his list a little.
List of Initialisms and Acronyms
Initialisms and Acronvms
*S* *Smile*
10Q Thank You
1FTR One For The Road
24/7 24 hours a day; 7 days a week
A/S/L? Age/Sex/Location?
A/S? Age/Sex?
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
ACK Acknowledgement
ACRONYM Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADN Any Day Now
AFAIAC As Far As I Am Concerned
AFAICR As Far As I Can Recall
AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAIR As Far As I Remember/Recall
AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It
AFJ April Fools' Joke
AFK Away From The Keyboard; Away For A Kwickie
AFL AbsoFreakinLutely
AFOG Another Fucking Opportunity for Growth
AHPF All Hail Pass Fail (via MIT)
YA x AICMFP You are x and I claim my five pounds (Britishism; via old newspaper promo)
AISB As I Said Before
AISE As I Said Earlier
AISI As I See It
AIUI As I Understand It
AIW As It Were/Was
AKA Also Known As
AMAP As Much/Many As Possible
ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AOB Any Other Business
AP Age Play
APAC All Praise And Credit
API Application Program Interface
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
AS Another Subject
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASL Age-Sex-Location
ASNWS A Simple No Would Suffice
ATB All The Best
ATK At The Keyboard
ATLA Another Three Letter Acronym
ATM At The Moment
ATSL Along The Same Lines
ATTN Attention
ATTYOB Anything That Turns You On Baby
AUP Acceptable Use Policy
AWCIGO And Where Can I Get One
AWGTHTGTATA Are We Going To Have To Go Through All This/That Again
AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This/That Again
AWHFY Are We Having Fun Yet
AWOL Absent Without Official Leave
AYBABTU All Your Base Are Belong To Us
AYMK As You May Know
AYT Are You There
B&D Bondage and Discipline
B/C Because
B4 Before
B4N Bye For Now
BAC By Any Chance
BAD Broken As Designed
BAG Busting A Gut
BAGL Busting A Gut Laughing
BAK Back At Keyboard
BBB Busy Beyond Belief
BBFN Bye Bye For Now
BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
BBIAS Be Back In A Sec
BBL [I'll] Be Back Later
BBM Big Beautiful Man
BBR Burnt Beyond Repair
BBS Bulletin Board System / Be Back Soon
BBT Be Back Tomorrow
BBW Big Beautiful Woman
BC Basket Case
BCC Blind Carbon Copy
BCNU Be Seein' You
BDSM Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sado-Masochism
BDSMLMNOP BDSM and whatever else we might do
BEG Big Evil Grin
BF Boy Friend
BFD Big Fucking Deal
BFH Bastard From Hell
BFMI Brute Force and Massive Ignorance
BFN Bye For Now
BFNN Bizarre Format with No Name (document format)
BG Big Grin
BI Breidbart Index [the SPAM index of a Usenet post]
BIAB Back In A Bit
BIAF Back In A Few
BIALW back in a little while
BIAS Back In A Second
BIAW Back In A While
BIC Best In Class
BIL Brother In Law
BION Believe It Or Not
BIOYIOP Blow It Out Your Input Output Port
BITD Back In The Day
BITD Beaten It To Death
BK Because
BMHATK Banging My Head Against The Keyboard
BMHATW Banging My Head Against The Wall
BMOC Big Man On Campus
BMTA Brilliant Minds Think Alike
BMTIPG Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters
BNF Big Name Fan
BOC But Of Course
BOF Birds Of a Feather
BOFH Bastard Operator From Hell
BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
BOHOF Back Of Hand On Forehead
BOS Big Orange Switch
BOT Back On Topic
BOTEC Back Of The Envelope Calculation
BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
BRB [I'll] Be Right Back
BRS Big Red Switch
BRT Be Right There
BSG Big Smiling Grin; Broad Sweeping Generalisation
BSOD Blue Screen of Death (Windows NT, et al.)
BSTS Better Safe Than Sorry
BTA But Then Again
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
BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead
BTOBS Be There Or Be Square
BTSOOM Beats The Shit Out Of Me
BTTH Butt To The Head
BTTP Back To The Point
BTW By The Way
BWG Big Wide Grin
BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
BYKT But You Know/Knew That
BYKTA But You Know/Knew That Already
BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle/Booze
C&P Copy & Paste
C/O Care Of
CADET Can't Add Doesn't Even Try
CB Call Back
CB Chastity Belt
CBT Cock and Ball Torture/Training
CC Carbon Copy
CCWC Can't Cook Won't Cook
CD Cross Dresser
CE Creative Editing
CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
CFD Call For Discussion
CFV Call For Votes
CG Cute Grin
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CHUR See How yoU aRe
CIAC Computer Incident Advisory Capability
CIAO goodbye [pronounced Chow]
CIC Christ I'm Confused
CIO Cut It Out
CIS Complete and Irrevocable Submission
CLAB Crying Like A Baby
CLM Career Limiting Move
CMIIW Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CNC Consensual Non Consent
CNP Continued [In My] Next Post
CO Clothing Optional
COD Cash On Delivery
COTFLGUOAHAHA Crawling On The Floor Laughing Guts Out And Having A Heart Attack
COTS Commercial Off The Shelf
CP Corporal Punishment
CPF Can Pigs Fly
CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check
CS Cop Shop
CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTTD Cute Things They Do
CTTOI Come To Think Of It
CTTS Cute Things They Say
CU See You
CUL See You Later
CUL8R See yoU LateR
CW Continuous Wave (the carrier type used for Morse code communications)
CW Conventional Wisdom
CWYL Chat With You Later
CYA Cover Your Ass
CYA See Ya
CYA See You Around
CYL See You Later
CYT Cute Young Thing
C|N>K "Coffee (piped through) Nose, (redirected to) Keyboard"
D&W Ducking And Weaving
D/L Download
D/S or D/s Dominance and Submission
DADT Don't Ask, Don't Tell
DAP Parents Against Dyslexia :)
DARFC Ducking And Running For Cover
DBA Doing Business As
DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DEB Don't Even Bother
DFM Don't Flame Me
DFU Don't Forget Units
DGT Don't Go There
DID Dissociative Identity Disorder (used to be MPD)
DIIK Damned If I Know
DIIN Damned If I kNow
DILLIGAFF Do I Look Like I Give A Flying Fuck
DIM Do It Myself
DIY Do It Yourself
DK Don't Know
DKF Dreaded Koosh Flogger
DL DownLoad
DLG Devilish Little Grin
DLTDHYITAOYWO Dont Let The Door Hit You In The Ass On Your Way Out
DMQ Do-Me Queen
DNA Did Not Answer
DNDK Don't Know, Don't Care
DNO Do Not Open [used in the subject line of a test post or email]
DNPM Damn Near Pissed Myself
DNS Domain Name System
DOA Dead On Arrival
DOB Date Of Birth
DOM Dirty Old Man
DOS Disk Operating System
DOYC Deity Of Your Choice
DOYKB Down On Your Knees, Bitch
DQOTD Dumb Question Of The Day
DSW Dick Size War
DTA Don't Trust Anybody
DTOKAB Drop To One Knee And Bow
DTP DeskTop Publishing
DTRT Do The Right Thing (contrast with DTWT)
DTTAH Don't Try This At Home
DTWT Do The Wrong Thing (contrast with DTRT)
DTYD Drink Till You Drop (party at MIT)
DUCWIC Do YoU See What I See
DUK Dead Upon Keyboard
DWAI Don't Worry About It
DWIM Do What I Mean
DWIMC Do What I Mean Correctly
DWIMNWIS Do What I Mean Not What I Say
DWISNWID Do What I Say Not What I Do
DWIW Do What I Want
DWYW Do What You Want
DYE Damn Your Eyes
DYHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear
DYSWIS Do You See What I See
DoS Denial of Service
E&OE Errors And Omissions Excepted
E2EG Ear to Ear Grin
EANAB Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverage
ECP Excessive Cross Posting
ED Emotionally Disturbed
EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person
EG Evil Grin
EGBOK Everything is Going to Be OK
EIF Exercise In Futility
EIP Everything Is Permissible
EMFBI Excuse Me For Butting In
EMSG email message
EOB End Of Business
EOD End Of Discussion
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EOF End Of File
EOL End Of Lecture
EOM End Of Message
EOT End Of Thread
EPID Every Person Is Different
ESOSL Endless Snorts Of Stupid Laughter
ESP ESPecially
ETA Estimated Time Of Arrival
ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym
ETOPS Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim (powerboats)
EWAG Experienced Wild-Ass Guess
F2F Face To Face
FA Fat Admirer, one who prefers a fat sexual/romantic partner
FAIK For All I Know
FAQ Frequently Asked Question(s)
FCFS First Come First Served
FCOL For Crying Out Loud
FDROTFL Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing
FF Fist Fucking
FFR For Future Reference
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
FIAWOL Fandom Is A Way Of Life
FICCL Frankly I Couldn't Care Less
FIIK Fuck[ed] If I Know
FIIR fuck[ed] If I Remember
FIL Father In Law
FIOFY Figure It Out For Yourself
FIRST Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
FISH First In Still Here
FITB Fill In The Blank
FLEA Four Letter Extended Acronym
FLT Fermat's Last Theorem
FM Fibromyalgia
FMTYEWTK Far More Than You Ever Wanted To Know
FOAD Fuck 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
FOT Full Of Tripe
FOTCL Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FRZ Fruitin' Religious Zealot
FSD Fools Seldom Differ
FSDO For Some Definition Of
FSVO For Some Value Of
FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
FTF Face To Face
FTL Faster Than Light
FTM For That Matter (or Female To Male trans)
FTMP For The Most Part
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTR For The Record
FTS Fixin' To Start
FTSO Fuck The Skull Of
FUBAR Fucked Up Beyond All [Repair|Recognition]
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, And Doubt
FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For Your Information
FYIV Fuck You, I'm Vested
G Grin
GA Go Ahead
GAC Get A Clue
GAFIA Get Away From It All
GAFIATe (to) Get Away From It All
GAL Get A Life
GBH&K Great Big Hugs & Kisses
GBH&KB Great Big Hugs & Kisses Back
GCD Greatest Common Divisor
GD&R Grinning, Ducking, and Running (after a smart-ass comment)
GD&RF Grinning Ducking And Running Fast
GD&RVVF Grinning Ducking And Running Very Very Fast
GD&W Grinning Ducking And Weaving
GF Girlfriend
GFR Grim File Reaper
GG Genetic Girl
GGN Gotta Go Now
GGP Gotta Go Pee
GHOD General Heuristic Organizing Device
GIF Graphical Interchange Format
GIGO Garbage In Garbage Out; Garbage In Gospel Out
GIWIST Gee I Wish I'd Said That
GJP Good Job Partner
GL good luck
GLBT Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans
GLG Goofy Little Grin
GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
GMT Greenwich Mean Time [UK Time]
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GOAT Go Away, Troll
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
GRQ Get Rich Quick (a type of spam - compare MMF)
GRUIT Get Real yoU Impudent Thing
GS Golden Shower
GTBOS Glad To Be Of Service
GTG Got To Go
GTGN Got To Go Now
GTP Got To Pee
H&K Hugs & Kisses
H2 How To
HAK Hugs And Kisses
HAND Have A Nice Day
HCB Holy Cow Batman
HHGTTG Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy
HHIS Hanging Head In Shame
HHO1/2K Ha Ha Only Half Kidding
HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking
HHOK Ha Ha, Only Kidding
HHOS Ha Ha, Only Serious
HHVF Ha Ha, Very Funny
HIB__ Have I Been ___________
HICA Here It Comes Again
HNG Horny Net Geek
HOMPR Hang On Mobile Phone's Ringing
HOPR Hang On Phone's Ringing
HOS Husband Over Shoulder
HOUER Hanging On yoUr Every Word
HOYER Hanging On Your Every Word
HP Home Page
HSF (variants: H-S-F, H*S*F) Hand-Staple-Forehead (theatrical angst)
HSIK How Should I Know
HSP Highly Sensitive Person
HTH Hope This Helps (often used with HAND)
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
HW HardWare
HWNINS He whose name is not spoken
HWP Height and Weight Proportional (i.e.: "normal" build)
HWSNBN He Who Should Not Be Named
HWWNBN He Who Will Not Be Named
IAAA I Am An Accountant
IAAD I Am A Doctor
IAAL I Am A Lawyer
IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IAGFII It's All Good Fun Isn't It
IAMFI I Ask Merely For Information
IAMTA I Ask Merely To Annoy
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
IANAA I Am Not An Accountant
IANAC I Am Not A Crook
IANAD I Am Not A Doctor
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IANALBIPOOTV I Am Not A Lawyer But I Play One On TV
IANYM In A New York Minute
IANYS In A New York Second
IAP Internet Access Provider
IARTPFWTSIOWIM I Am Repeating This Parrot Fashion Without The Slightest Idea Of What It Means
IAW In Accordance With
IAWC In A While Crocodile [usually used to reply to SYLA(cf)]
IBC Inadequate But Cute
IBM Inadequate But Marketable
IBTD I Beg To Differ
IC I See
ICB I Care Because
ICBW I Could Be Wrong
ICCL I Couldn't Care Less
ICOCBW I Could Of Course Be Wrong
ICP Internet Content Provider
ICTYBTIHTKY I Could Tell You But Then I'd Have To Kill You
ICUR I See yoU aRe
ICYWC In Case You Were Curious
IDGI I Don't Get It
IDIC Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (via Star Trek)
IDK I Don't Know
IDTS I Don't Think So
IDTT I'll Drink To That
IERS International Earth Rotation Service
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IETGFTP It's Easier To Get Forgiveness Than Permission
IHABICNRWTSF I Hate Abbreviations Because I Can Never Remember What They Stand For :)
IHAFC I Haven't A Fucking Clue
IHNFC I have No Fucking Clue
IHNJ,IJLTS I Have No Joke, I Just Like To Say... (via David Letterman)
IHTBS It Has To Be Shown
IHTFP I Hate This Fucking Place
IIABDFI If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It
IIANM If I Am Not Mistaken
IINM If I'm Not Mistaken
IIRC If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IITYWIMWYBMAD If I Tell You What It Means Will You Buy Me A Drink
IITYWITIWHTKY If I Tell You What It Means I Will Have To Kill You
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
IKWUM I Know What yoU Mean
IKWYM I Know What You Mean
ILI I Like Ike
ILICISCOMK I Laughed; I Cried; I Spilled Coffee/Coke On My Keyboard
ILIWAPCT I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
ILTFP I Love This Place
ILU I Love yoU
ILY I Love You
IM Instant Message
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/Estimation
IMHO In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IMMOR I Make My Own Rules
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMOBO In My Own Biased Opinion
IMPE In My Personal/Previous Experience
IMPOV In My Point Of View
IMS I Must Say
IMSLTHO In My Slightly/Somewhat Less Than Humble Opinion
IMVHO In My Very Humble Opinion
IMX In My eXperience (perferred form: IME)
INGSI I'm Not Going To Say It
INPO In No Particular Order
INT I'll Never Tell
IOTTMCO Intuitively Obvious To The Most Casual Observer
IOU I Owe You
IOW In Other Words
IP Internet Protocol
IR Inter Racial
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRL In Real Life
IROOC I've Run Out Of Cigarettes
IRT In Reply To, In Regard To
ISBAB I Should Have Brought A Book
ISC I Stand Corrected
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO In Search Of
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISTM It Seems To Me
ISTR I Seem To Recall/Remember
IT Information Technology
ITAS It Takes All Sorts
ITFA In The Final Analysis
ITMA Its That Man Again
ITMT In The MeanTime
ITPIR If The Price Is Right
ITSFWI If The Shoe Fits, Wear It
ITYM I Think You Mean
IUTHALORFH I Used To Have A Lot Of Respect For Him/Her
IUTKATS I Used To Know All That Stuff
IWBNI It Would Be Nice If
IWIK I Wish I Knew
IYF In Your Face
IYFEG Insert Your Favourite Ethnic Group
IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean
IYKWIMAITYD If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
J/K Just Kidding
JAFO Just Another Fucking Observer
JAM Just A Moment/Minute
JAO Just Another Observer
JAPH Just A Perl Hacker
JAS Just A Second
JC Just Curious
JFF Just For Fun
JFTR Just For The Record
JFYI Just For Your Information
JIC Just In Case
JK Just Kidding
JMHO Just My Humble Opinion
JMO Just My Opinion
JMOOC Just My Opinion Of Course
JOOC Just Out of Curiosity
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
JSYK Just So You Know
JTLYK Just To Let You Know
JTUSK Just Thought yoU Should Know
JTYWTK Just Thought You Wanted To Know
KHYF Know How You Feel
KIA Know It All
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
KIT Keep In Touch
KITA kick in the ass
KLB Known Lazy Bastard
KMWIH Kick Me Where It Hurts
KMYF Kiss Me You Fool
KNF kernel normal form
KOS Kids Over Shoulder
KOTC Kiss On The Cheek
KOTL Kiss On The Lips
KTCOOTN Keep This Crap Out Of This Newsgroup
KWIM Know What I Mean
KYHOOTW Keep Your Head Out Of The Water
KYHU Keep Your Head Up
L8R Later
LAB&TYD Life's A Bitch & Then You Die
LAB&TYMO Life's A Bitch And Then You Marry One
LALL Live And Let Live
LAN Local Area Network
LARP Live Action Role Playing
LART Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool (a.k.a. Clue-by-Four)
LDR Long Distance Relationship
LJBF Let's Just Be Friends
LLAP Live Long And Prosper
LLD Leather Lifestyle Dork
LLTA Lots And Lots Of Thunderous Applause
LMA Leave Me Alone
LMAO Laughing My Ass Off
LMC Lost My Connection
LMCOA Lost My Connection Once Again
LMK Let Me Know
LMSO Laughing My Socks Off
LNF Late Night Food
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LPOS Losing Piece of Shit
LSFIAB Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel
LSHIPMP Laughing So Hard I Peed My Pants
LSHIS Laughed So Hard I Shit
LSP Less Sensitive Person
LTBF Learn To Be Funny
LTIP Laughing 'Til I Puke
LTMS Laughing To MySelf
LTMSH Laughing 'Til My Sides Hurt
LTNS Long Time No See
LTNT Long Time No Type
LTR Long Term Relationship
LTUAE Life, The Universe, And Everything [Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy]
LoTR Lord of The Rings
MAY Mad About You
MAYB Mad About You Baby
MB Message Board
MBR Master Boot Record
MCIBTY My Computer Is Better Than Yours
MEU (Henry Fowler's) Modern English Usage (OUP, ed. by R.W. Burchfield)
MFG More Friendly Garbage
MHBFY My Heart Bleeds For You
MHDC My Hard Drive Crashed
MHM Members Helping Members
MHOTY My Hat's Off To You
MIL Mother In Law
MIPS Meaningless Information Per Second
ML More Later
MLA Multiple Letter Acronym
MMF Make Money Fast (spam)
MOF Matter Of Fact
MOMN Milk Out My Nose
MOOS Member Of Opposite Sex (usage at Brown U.)
MORF Male OR Female
MOS Member of the Opposite Sex
MOSS Member Of Same Sex (usage at Brown U.)
MOTAS Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTD Message Of The Day
MOTIS Member Of The Inappropriate Sex
MOTOPS Member of the Oppositely-Plumbed Sex
MOTOS Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS Member Of The Same Sex
MPD Multiple Personality Disorder
MSCEA My Southern Comfort's Empty Again
MSS Member of the Same Sex
MTF More To Follow (or Male to Female trans)
MTFBWY May The Force Be With You
MUNG Mung Until No Good (recursive acronym in fine old Unix tradition)
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
N/M Never Mind
NAGI Not A Good Idea
NANAE [Usenet newsgroup]
NANAU [Usenet newsgroup]
NAVY Never Again Volunteer Yourself
NAYY Not Affiliated, Yada-Yada [origin unknown]
NB Nota Bene [Latin for Note Well; i.e. what follows is important]
NBD No Big Deal
NBL Not Bloody Likely
NBTD Nothing Better To Do
NC Non-Consensual
NDM No Disrespect Meant
NERD National Establishment for Real Dorks
NFC No Fucking Clue
NFI No Fucking Idea
NFR Not Flame Related
NFW no fucking way
NG News Group
NHOH Never Heard Of Her/Him
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
NIMTO Not In My Term Of Office
NINO Nothing In Nothing Out
NIT Not In Therapy
NLA National Leather Association
NLI Not Logged In
NM Never Mind
NMI No Middle Initial
NMP Not My Problem
NN Night Night
NNTP Network News Transfer Protocol
NOOTO Nothing Out Of The Ordinary
NOYB None Of Your Business
NOYL Not On Your Life
NP No Picture [used in the subject title of an email]
NP No Problem
NPF No Problem Found
NPLU Not People Like Us
NQA No Questions Asked
NQOS Not Quite Our Sort
NRE New Relationship Energy
NRFPT not ready for prime time
NRN No Reply Necessary
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 None The Less/Never The Less
NTYMI Now That You Mention It
NUI Network User Identification
NYCTMI Now You Come To Mention It
NYI Not Yet Implemented
NYM New York Minute
NYP Not Your Problem
NoCeM No See 'eM
OATUS On A Totally Unrelated Subject
OAUS On An Unrelated Subject
OB OBligatory
OBE Overtaken By Events (see OTBE)
OBTW Oh By The Way
OD OverDose; Oh Dear
OFS One Finger Salute [the 'bird']
OIC Oh I See
OMG Oh My God
ONNA Oh No Not Again
ONNTA Oh No Not That/This Again
OO Over and Out
OOC Out Of Curiosity
OOI Out Of Interest
OOSOOM Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
OOTC Obligatory On Topic Comment
OOTD One Of These Days
OOTQ Out Of The Question
OT Off-Topic
OT1H On The One Hand
OTBE OverTaken By Events
OTC Over The Counter
OTD Out The Door
OTF On The Floor [mad laughter]
OTGH On The Gripping Hand (via "The Mote in God's Eye"; implies multi-valued logic.)
OTK Over The Knee
OTL Out To Lunch
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTOOH On The Other Other Hand
OTT Over The Top
OTTH On The Third Hand
OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head
OTW On The Whole
OTW One True Way
OW Oh Well
OWTTE Or Words To That Effect
P&M Posted & Mailed
PABG Pack A Big Gun
PAW Parents Are Watching
PBM Play By Mail (games)
PCB Please Call Back
PCF Puritanical Control Freaks
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms)
PD Public Domain
PDA Public Display of Affection
PDG Pretty Damn Good
PDN Public Data Network
PDQ Pretty Damned Quickly
PEM Privacy Enhanced Mail
PEST Please Excuse Slow Typing
PFHOMW Printed, Framed, and Hanging On My Wall
PFY pimply faced youth
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
PHB Pointy-Haired Boss (Dilbert)
PIMP Pee In My Pants
PITA Pain In The Ass
PIV Penis-In-Vagina (type of sex)
PKB Pot [calling the] Kettle Black
PLMK Please Let Me Know
PLMKO Please Let Me Know Ok
PLOKTA Press Lots Of Keys To Abort
PMBI Pardon My Butting In
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
PNG Persona Non Grata
POA Power Of Attorney
POC Point Of Contact
POETS Piss Off Early Tomorrow's Saturday
POLA Principle Of Least Astonishment
POM Phase Of the Moon
POP Point Of Presence; Post Office Protocol
POQADCB Piss Off Quickly And Don't Come Back
POS Parents Over Shoulder
POS Piece of Shit
POSSLQ Person of the Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
POTS Plain Old Telephone Service/System
POV Point Of View
ppl people
PPL Pretty Please
PPP Point-to-Point Protocol; Petty Pet Peeve
PPPP Previous Paragraph was Polemical Position
PS Post Script
PSA Public Service Announcement
PTB Powers That Be
PTMM Please Tell Me More
PTMY Pleased To Meet You
PTMYA Pleased To Make Your Acquaintance
PVFS Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome
PW Pathetic Wanker; PowWow
PhD Piled Higher and Deeper
QED Quid Erat Demonstrandum; Quite Easily Done
QEF Quod Erat Faciendum (which was to be done)
QPQ Quid Pro Quo
RE REgarding
RFC Request For Comment
RFD Request For Discussion
RFM Reply To Flagged Message
RFT Request For Thinking
RHIP Rank Hath Its Privileges
RHPS Rocky Horror Picture Show
RL Real Life
RLC Rod Length Check
RLCO Real Life COnference
RNA Ring No Answer
ROFFNAR Rolling On the Floor For No Apparent Reason
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLASTC Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat
ROFLMAOPMP Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off Peeing My Pants
ROFLMHO Rolling On Floor Laughing My Head Off
ROFLWPIMP Rolling On Floor Laughing Whilst Peeing In My Pants
ROTBA Reality On The Blink Again
ROTF Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLAS Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Snorting
ROTFLMAAOBPO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass And Other Body Parts Off
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFLMAOSTC Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off And Scaring The Cat
ROTFLPMP Rolling On The Floor Laughing, Peeing My Pants
ROTFLSHISMC Rolling On The Floor Laughing So Hard I Spilt My Coffee
ROTFLWM Rolling On The Floor Laughing, Wetting Myself
ROTM Right On The Money
RP responsible person
RPG Role Playing Game
RSN Real Soon Now
RT Real Time
RTFB Read The [Fucking|Fine] Book
RTFM Read The [Fucking|Fine] Manual
RTFMP Read The [Fucking|Fine] Man Page
RTFS Read The [Fucking|Fine] Source
RTFSA Read the Fucking Stock Answer
RTS Read The Screen
RUMF aRe yoU Male or Female
RUMORF aRe yoU Male Or Female
RW Real World
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder
SAM Smart Assed Masochist
SASS Short Attention Span Society/Syndrome
SCA Society for Creative Anachronism
SCFTHI Smiley Captioned for the Humor-Impaired
SCNR Sorry; Could Not Resist
SD Sensory Deprivation
SEC SECond (wait a second)
SEP Somebody Else's Problem
SFA Sweet Fuck All
SFAIAA So Far As I Am Aware
SFDH Shit Flows Down Hill
SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SFP Self-Fulfulling Prophecy
SGML Standardised Generalised Markup Language
SHAM Stay At Home Mom
SHID Slaps Head In Disgust
SHTSI Somebody Had To Say It
SIG Special Interest Group
SIIK Stuffed If I Know
SIK Society for Interactive Killing (LARP)
SIL Sister In Law
SITD Still In The Dark
SLIP Serial Line Interface Protocol
SM Sado-Masochism, Sex Magick
SMLSFB So Many Losers, So Few Bullets
SMO Serious Mode On
SMOF Secret Master Of Fandom (the people who *really* get things done)
SMOFF Serious Mode OFF
SMOP Simple Matter Of Programming
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNAFU Situation Normal, All Fucked Up
SNERT Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
SNR Signal to Noise Ratio
SO Significant Other
SOB Son Of a Bitch
SOHB Sense Of Humour Bypass
SOI Stink On Ice
SOL Shit Outta Luck
SOML Story Of My Life
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOP Standing Operational Proceedures
SOVS SomeOne Very Special
SOW Speaking Of Which
SPAM SPiced hAM [refers to unsolicited commercial email]
SQO Some Quantity Of
SSC Safe, Sane, Consensual
SSDD Same Shit, Different Day
ST Such That; Star Trek
STBY Sucks To Be You
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STFU Shut The Fuck Up
STFW Search The [Fine|Fucking] Web
STI Sexually Transmitted Infection
STL SomeThing Like
STR Spot The Reference
STS So To Speak
SUNOILTY Shut Up No One Is Listening To You
SUS stupid user syndrome
SUT Stupid User Tricks
SW SoftWare; So What; Says Who
SWAG Scientific Wild Ass Guess
SWAHBI Silly, Wild-Assed Hare-Brained Idea
SWAK Sealed With A Kiss
SWALK Sealed With A Loving Kiss
SWDYRTW Since When Do You Rule The Web
SWEIN So What Else Is New
SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed
SWYP So What's Your Problem
SYSOP SYStem OPerator
SYT Sweet Young Thing
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
TANSTASQ There Ain't No Such Thing As A Stupid Question
TAWIS That Ain't What I Said
TBC To Be Continued
TBD to be {decided,determined,done}
TBE To Be Expected
TBH To Be Honest
TBYB Try Before You Buy
TC Telephone Call; Take Care
TCB Taking Care of Business
TCD The Cat's Dead
TDD The Dog's Dead
TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator
TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It
TFS Three Fingered Salute
TFTB Topping From The Bottom
TFTHAOT Thanks For The Help Ahead Of Time
TFTT Thanks For The Thought
TG TransGendered
TGAL Think Globally Act Locally
TGIF Thank God It's Friday
TGTF Thank God Tomorrow's Friday
THOK Thundering Horde Of Kittens
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIATLG Truly I Am The Living God
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TIME Tears In My Eyes
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 (in response to any mention of the Cabal)
TINWIS That Is Not What I Said
TIP To Insure Promptness
TIWTGLGG This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes
TJATAW Truth Justice And The American Way
TJATAW Truth, Justice, And The American Way
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TLC Tender Loving Care
TLG The Living God
TM Thread Mangler
TMA Too Many Abbreviations
TMI Too Much Information
TMIKTLIU The More I Know The Less I Understand
TMPTAWWTLO The Missionary Position Twice a Week With the Lights Out
TMTOWTDI There's More Than One Way To Do it (Perl's motto)
TN TelNet
TNOTVS There's Nothing On TeleVision So
TNX Thanks
TOBAL There Oughta Be A Law
TOBG This Oughta Be Good
TOCOTOX TOo COmplicated TO eXplain
TOS Terms Of Service
TOTBAL There Ought To Be A Law
TPAE The Possibilities Are Endless
TPE Total Power Exchange
TPTB The Powers That Be
TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks
TS Top Secret
TS TransSexual
TSOHF Total Sense Of Humour Failure
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
TTSP This Too Shall Pass
TTUL Talk/Type To yoU Later
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYRS Talk To You Real Soon
TTYS Talk To You Soon
TTYT Talk To You Tomorrow
TTYTT To Tell You The Truth
TV Transvestite
TWAIN Technology Without An Important Name
TWIAVBP The World Is a Very Big Place
TWIMC To Whom It May Concern
TWIS That's What I Said
TWYAS That's What You All Say
TWYT That's What You Think
TY Thank You
TYVM Thank You Very Much
UALI Used, Abused, and Loving It
U/L UpLoad
UAE Unrecoverable Application Error
UBE Unsolicited Bulk Email
UCE Unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam)
UFLA Unidentified Four Letter Acronym
UL UpLoad
URL Uniform Resource Locator
URLCM yoU aRe weLCoMe
UTC Under The Counter
UTSL Use The Source, Luke
UTT Under The Table
UUCP Unix-to-Unix CoPy
VBG Very Big Grin
VEG Very Evil Grin
VH Virtual Hug
VR Virtual Reality
VRML Virtual Reality Modelling Language
VT Virtual Time
W With
WO WithOut
W8 Wait
W8ING Waiting
WAB What Another Bill
WAEF When All Else Fails
WAG Wild-Ass Guess
WALOC What A Load Of Crap
WAN Wide Area Network
WB Welcome Back
WCAGA What Comes Around Goes Around
WDYMBT What Do You Mean By That
WFM Works For Me
WIBAMU Well I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle
WIBNI Wouldn't It Be Nice If
WIBNIF Wouldn't It Be Nice IF
WIITWD Whatever It Is That We Do
WIITWDH Whatever It Is That We Do Here
WLOG without loss of generality
WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out With Soap
WOA Work Of Art
WOB Waste of Bandwidth
WOFTAM waste of fucking time and money
WOM Word Of Mouth
WOMBAT Waste Of Money Brains And Time
WRT With Regard/Respect To
WS Water Sports
WTF {What,Where,Who,Why} The Fuck
WTG Way To Go (Well Done!)
WTH {What,Where,Who,Why} The Hell
WTMI Way Too Much Information (see TMI)
WWW World Wide Web; World Wide Wait
WWWWW Which Was What We Wanted
WYGIWYG What You Got Is What You Get
WYGIWYPF What You Get Is What You Pay For
WYP What's Your Point?
WYSBYGI What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
WYSOH Where's Your Sense Of Humour?
WYTYSYDG What You Thought You Saw, You Didn't Get
XYZ eXamine Your Zipper
Y2K The Year 2000
YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YAFA Yet Another Fucking Abbreviation
YAFGE Yet Another Fucking Growth Experience
YAOTM Yet Another Off-Topic Message
YAP Yet Another Ploy
YCLIU You Can Look It Up
YGGM Your Guess is as Good as Mine
YGLT You're Gonna Love This
YGTBK You've Got To Be Kidding
YHBW You Have Been Warned
YHB You Have Been
YHL You Have Lost
YHTBT You Had To Be There
YKINMK Your Kink Is Not My Kink
YKINMKBTOK You Kink Is Not My Kink But That's OK
YKINMKBYKIOK Your Kink Is Not My Kink But Your Kink Is OK
YKINOK Your Kink Is Not OK (bigotry)
YKIOK Your Kink Is OK
YKIOKBINMK Your Kink Is OK But It's Not My Kink
YKIOKIJNMK Your Kink Is OK, It's Just Not My Kink
YKMV Your Kilometrage May Vary
YKWIM You Know What I Mean
YKYATP You Know You're A Tired Parent
YKYBHTLW You Know You've Been Hacking Too Long When...
YKYBRUTLW You Know You've Been Reading Usenet Too Long When...
YKYBSTWTLW You Know You've Been Surfing The Web Too Long When
YKYWT You Know You Want To
YM x You [mean|misspelled] x (frequently followed by HTH HAND)
YMBJ You Must Be Joking
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
YOYO You're On Your Own
YOYOW You Own Your Own Words
YR Yeah Right
YT Yours Truly
YW You're Welcome
YWSYLS You Win Some You Lose Some
ZN ZiffNet
eom End Of Message (nearly always seen in lower case)
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