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Chat Room | Text Messaging Acronyms

Acronym Shortcuts for Text Messaging and Chat


Common Shortcuts and acronyms in the chat room and text messaging environment 
  • Did you know that using all CAPITAL letters in a text message or chat is akin to shouting and considered by most people as quite rude? 
  • Did you know that happy faces :-) made up of keystrokes are also know as emotICONs or emotional icons?  See our list of EmotICONs here. 
Acronym Meaning
2U2 to you, too
AAMOF  as a matter of fact
AFAIK as far as I know
AFAIC As far as I'm concerned
AFAICT As far as I can tell
AFK away from keyboard
AFU all f__ked up
AMF Adios, motherf__ker!
AOL Army Of Lamers
ASAP as soon as possible
ASL age, sex, location
BBIAB be back in a bit
BBL be back later
BCNUL8R be see'n you later
BITMT  but in the meantime
BOT  back on topic
BRB  be right back
BTW by the way
BWL bursting with laughter
BYO bring your own
C4N ciao for now
CFC cause for concern
CFD call for discussion
CFV call for vote
CRS can't remember sh_t
CU see you
CUCME see you see me (video conference program)
CUL8R see you later
CWOT  complete waste of time 
CYA  see ya  / cover your ass 
DAMIFINO  damn if I know 
DILLIGAF? Do I look like I give a f__k?
DIY  do it yourself 
DWL  Dying With Laughter 
EMFJI  excuse me for jumping in
EOD  end of discussion
EOT  end of transmission
F2F  face to face / flesh to flesh
FAI  frequently argued issue
FAQ  frequently asked questions 
FBOW  for better or worse 
FOAD  f__k off and die 
FOAF  friend of a friend 
FOCL  falling off chair laughing 
FUBAB  f__ked up beyond all belief 
FUBAR  f__ked up beyond all reason / recognition / repair 
FWIW  for what it's worth 
FYA  for your amusement 
FYI  for your information 
FYIV  f__k you, I'm vested 
FYYSOS  f__k you, you sack of sh_t 
GAL  get a life 
GBTW  get back to work 
GFC  going for coffee 
GFETE  grinning from ear to ear 
GJIAGDVYFCN  go jump in a god-damn volcano, you f__king cave newt 
GLLA  great lovers love alike
GMGO  giggling my guts out
GMTA  great minds think alike
GR&D grinning, running & ducking
GRMBL  grumble
GTG  got to go 
GTK  good to know 
HAB  hot Asian babe
HAND  have a nice day 
HHOK  ha ha only kidding 
HTH  hope this helps 
IAC  in any case 
IAE  in any event 
IAWTP I agree with this post
IC I see
IDGI  I don't get it
IDK  I don't know
IIRC if I remember correctly
IKYABWAI  I know you are but what am I
IMCO  in my considered opinion 
IMHO  in my humble opinion 
IMNSHO  in my not so humble opinion 
IMO  in my opinion 
IMPE  in my previous/personal experience 
IMVHO  in my very humble opinion 
IOTTMCO  intuitively obvious to the most casual observer 
IOW  in other words 
IRL  in real life 
IYKWIM  if you know what I mean
IYSWIM  if you see what I mean
JIC  just in case 
J/K just kidding 
JPYL just pulling your leg 
JYYC just yanking your chain 
KISS  keep it simple stupid 
LAGNAF  Let's all get naked and f__k! 
LMAO laughing my ass off 
LMK let me know
LOL  laughing out loud 
LTNS  long time no see 
LTNT  long time no talk
MOMAIB  man oh man am I beat
MTCW  my two cents worth
NAP not a problem
NC no comment 
NP no problem
NRN  no reply necessary 
ONNA  oh no, not again! 
OOTC  obligatory on-topic content 
OTOH  on the other hand 
P911 parent (emergency) is watching
PAW  parents are watching 
PCMCIA  people can't memorize computer industry acronyms 
PITA  pain in the ass 
PLS  please 
PMFJI pardon me for jumping in
PMP  peeing my pants 
POETS  piss on everyone tomorrows saturday 
REHI  hello again / re-Hi
RO(T)FL rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO  rolling on the floor laughing my ass off 
RSN  real soon now 
RTDox  read the documentations 
RTFM  read the f__king manual 
SAPFU  Surpasses All Previous F__k-Ups
SHTSI  somebody had to say it
SNAFU  situation normal; all f__ked up 
SO significant other
TANSTAAFL  there ain't no such thing as a free lunch 
TAFN  that's all for now 
THPH  the higher paid help
THX  thanks 
TIA  thanks in advance 
TLA  three letter acronym 
TMA too many acronyms 
TMFA too many f__king acronyms 
TMI  too much information 
TMK  to my knowledge 
TOS  terms of service
TPTB  the powers that be 
TSWC  tell someone who cares 
TTBOMK  to the best of my knowledge 
TTFN  ta-ta for now 
TTWIG that's the way it goes
TTYL talk to you later
TWIMC  to whom it may concern 
TYVM  thank you very much 
URW you are welcome
WB  welcome back 
WIIWD  what it is we do 
WIKI what I know is  
WILBI  wouldn't it be lovely if 
WRT  with regard to 
WTF  what / who / where the f__k
WTFRU who the f__k are you
WTFWT what the f__k was that
WTG  way to go
WTMI  way too much information 
WWDWIIWD  when we do what it is we do
WYSITWIRL        what you see is totally worthless in real life
WYSIWYG what you see is what you get 
YA  yet another
YABA  yet another bloody acronym
YAFIYGI          you ask for it, you get it 
YGIAGAM  your guess is as good as mine 
YGWYPF  you get what you pay for 
YMMV  your mileage may vary
YVW  you're very welcome
YW  you're welcome
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