Compiled by James Marshall
Last Updated on May 13, 2003
Total abbrev/acro count: 1050
installed4n0by's purification plant August 29, 2003
Warning: File may contain material that is inappropriate for some readers (particularly younger ones) -- caution and discretion is advised!
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$0.02 Throwing in your two cents' worth 1FTR One for the road 24/7 24 hours a day, 7 days a week A A/S Age/Sex? A/S/L Age/Sex/Location (or Language)? AA Alcoholics Anonymous AAA Travel club AAAAA Travel club for alcoholics American Association Against Acronym Abuse AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact ABC Already Been Chewed ABD All But Dissertation ACRONYM Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning ADN Any Day Now AFAIAA As Far As I Am Aware AFAIC As Far As I'm Concerned AFAICS As Far As I Can See AFAIK As Far As I Know AFAIR As Far As I Remember; As Far As I Recall AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It AFK Away From Keyboard AFZ Acronym Free Zone AIR As I Remember; As I Recall AISB As I Said Before AISI As I See It AIW As It Were/Was AKA Also Known As AMAP As Much/Many As Possible AMF Adios Mother F---er; Adios My Friend ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor APAC All Praise And Credit APYR As Per Your Request ASAFP As Soon As F---ing Possible ASAP As Soon As Possible ASCII American Standard Code of Information Interchange ATB All The Best ATEOTLYWBAT At The End Of This Lesson You Will Be Able To ATLA Another Three Letter Acronym ATM At The Moment / Automatic Teller Machine ATTN Attention ATTYOB Anything That Turns You On Baby AWCIGO And Where Can I Get One AWGTHTGTATA Are We Going To Have To Go Through ALL This Again? AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again? AWHFY Are We Having Fun Yet? AYT Are You There? B B/C BeCause (frequently just "b/c") B3 Blah, Blah, Blah B4 Before B4N Bye for Now BAC By Any Chance BAD Broken As Designed BAMF Bad Assed Mother F---er BANANA Built Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody BB Be Back BBFN Bye Bye For Now BBIAB Be Back In A Bit BBL Be Back Later BBR Burnt Beyond Repair BBS Bulletin Board System; Be Back Soon BBW Big Beautiful Woman BC Basket Case BCC Blind Carbon Copy BCNU Be seein' you! (saying goodbye) BEG Big Evil Grin BF Boyfriend BFD Big F---ing Deal BFG Big Friendly Giant; Big F---ing Gun; Big F---ing Grin BFH Big F---ing Hammer BFI Brute Force and Ignorance; Bunch of F---ing Idiots BFM Big F---ing Magic BFMI Brute Force and Massive Ignorance BFN Bye For Now BFOG Blouse Full Of Goodies BG Big Grin (as in <bg>) BIC Best In Class BICBW But I Could Be Wrong BIL Brother In Law BION Believe It Or Not BIOYIOP Blow It Out Your I/O Port BISS Because I Say So BITD Beaten It To Death BK Because BKA Better Known As BKAM Between Keyboard And Monitor (i.e., problem is with the user) BMF Bad Mother F---er BMOC Big Man On Campus BMTIPG Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters BNF Big Name Fan BOC But Of Course BOF Birds Of a Feather BOFH Bastard [system] Operator From Hell BOGOF Buy One Get One Free BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again! BOL Best Of Luck BOS Big Orange Switch BOT Back On Topic BOTE Back Of The Envelope BOTEC Back Of The Envelope Calculation BRB Be Right Back BRS Big Red Switch BS Bull S--- BSEG Big S--- Eating Grin BSG Broad Sweeping Generalization; Big Smiling Grin BSOD Blue Screen Of Death BTA But Then Again (in response to IOW) 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 BTLSOM Beats The Living S--- Out of Me BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead BTSOOM Beats The S--- Out Of Me BTW By The Way BUAF Butt Ugly ASCII Font BUAG Butt Ugly ASCII Graphic BWQ Buzz Word Quotient BY BusY BYKT But You Knew That BYKTA But You Knew That Already BYOB Bring Your Own Booze/Bottle C C/O in Care Of (for sending mail) C/P/S City or Country / Profession / Status (married/single) CADET Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try CB Call Back CC Carbon Copy; Courtesy Copy CE Creative Editing CF Charlie Foxtrot; Cluster F--- (meaning similar to SNAFU) CFD Call For Discussion CHOWUR see (C) HOW yoU aRe CHUR see (C) How yoU aRe CI$ Compu$erve Information Service (tm) CIC Christ, I'm Confused CIS Compuserve Information System (tm) CIAO as in goodbye (said 'Chow') CIO Cut It Out CLAB Crying Like A Baby CLOAKA Canonical List Of All Known Acronyms CMIIW Correct Me If I'm Wrong CO COnference COB Close Of Business COD Cash On Delivery (when receiving mail) COTFLGOHAHA Crawling On The Floor Laughing Guts Out And Having A Heart Attack CPF Can Pigs Fly? CRAFT Can't Remember A F---ing Thing CRPG Character (or computer) Role Playing Game CRS Can't Remember S--- CS Cop Shop (police station) CTTD Cute Things They Do CTTS Cute Things They Say CU see (C) yoU CUL see (C) yoU LateR CUL8R see (C) yoU LateR (L8R) CUL8TR see (C) yoU LaTeR (L8TR) CWYL Chat With You Later CYA Cover Your Ass; see (C) YA CYL see (C) You Later D D&C "Duck and Cover" - a popular 1950's song in dedication to the atomic bomb (and its' possible attack) D/L Download, transmit to you DAF Divorced Asian Female DAM Divorced Asian Male DAP Parents Against Dyslexia DBA Doing Business As DBF Divorced Black Female DBM Divorced Black Male DBN Doing Business, NOT DD Darling Daughter DEU Dumb End User DFU Don't Forget Units DH Dear Hubby; Dumb Hubby; Deaf Hubby; DickHead DIIK Damned If I Know DIIN Damned If I kNow DIL Daughter In Law DILLIGAF Does It Look Like I Give A F---? DILLIGAFF Do I Look Like I Give a Flying F---? DINK Double Income, No Kids DITUIHIBMSL? Did I tell you I hate IBMs lately? DITUILIBMSL? Did I tell you I love IBMs lately? DJF Divorced Jewish Female DJM Divorced Jewish Male DK Don't Know DKU Drop Kick Ugly DL Download, transmit to you DLG Devilish Little Grin DNA Did Not Answer DNPM Darn Near P---ed Myself DOA Dead On Arrival DOB Date/Day Of Birth DOM Dirty Old Man DRA Don't Recognize Acronyms DS Darling Son DTA Don't Trust Anybody DTD Document Type Definition DTOKAB Drop To One Knee And Blow DTP DeskTop Publishing DTRT Do The Right Thing DUCWIC Do You see (C) What I see (C) DUK Dead Upon Keyboard DWF Divorced White Female DWIM Do What I Mean DWIMC Do What I Mean, Correctly DWIMNWIS Do What I Mean, Not What I Say DWKOTA Deep Wet Kiss On The Ass DWKOTL Deep Wet Kiss On The Lips DWM Divorced White Male DYE Damn Your Eyes! DYHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear DYSWIS Do You See What I See E E2EG Ear to Ear Grin ED Emotionally Disturbed EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person EG Evil Grin; (for example, usually e.g.) EGC Extrememly Gruntled Customer EIF Exercise In Futility EMS E-Mail Shorthand EOB End Of Business EOD End Of Discussion EOF End Of File EOL End Of Lecture EOT End Of Thread (i.e., don't reply to this message) ES&D Eat S--- & Die ES<HI Eat Shit & Live To Hate It ESAD Eat S--- And Die ESAL Eat S--- And Live ESBAM Eat S---, Bark At Moon ESP ESPecially (frequently just "esp.") ESOSL Endless Snorts of Stupid Laughter ETA Estimated Time of Arrival ETD Estimated Time of Departure ETE Estimated Time En route ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym F F2F Face To Face FA F--- All (nothing) FAQ Frequently Asked Question FCFS First Come, First Served FCOL For Crying Out Loud FDROTFL Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing FFRD Flying F--- in a Rolling Donut (I don't give a....) FFS For F---s Sake FHFHFH F--- Him, Feed Him FishHeads FICCL Frankly, I Couldn't Care Less FIGJAM F--- I'm Good, Just Ask Me FIGMO F--- It, Got My Orders FIIK F---ed If I Know! FIIN F---ed If I kNow! FIL Father In Law FIOFYF Figure It Out For Yourself, F---er FISH First In, Still Here FISHDO F--- It, S--- Happens, Drive On FITB Fill In The Blank FKMFATIFKYB French Kiss My Furry Ass 'Til It French Kisses You Back! FLK Funny Looking Kid FMH F--- Me Harder (usually an exclamation of disgust) FMTEYEWTK Far More Than Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know FNI F---ing Not Involved FotR Fellowship of the Rings (a Tolkien work) FOAD F--- Off And Die FOAF Friend Of A Friend FOAFOAG Father Of A Friend Of A Girlfriend FOAG Father Of A Girlfriend FOCLMAO Fell Off Chair Laughin My Ass Off FOD Finger Of Death FOOBAR Variant of FUBAR FOR For Obvious Reasons FOS Freedom Of Speech; Full Of S--- FOT Full Of Tripe FOTCL Falling Off The Chair Laughing FRE Frequently Requested Enhancement FRED F---ing Ridiculous Electronic Device FRZ Fruitin' Religious Zealot FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet FTDS F--- The Dumb S--- FTF Face To Face FTL Faster Than Light FTP File Transfer Protocol FTS Fixin' To Start FUBAB F---ed Up Beyond All Belief FUBAR F---ed Up Beyond All Repair/Recognition FUD Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt FUMTU F---ed Up More Than Usual FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst (about hard disk drives!) FWIW For What It's Worth FWMAYOR F--- With Me At Your Own Risk FY&TSYRIO F--- You & The Sysop You Rode In On FYA For Your Amusement FYDITM F--- You Directly In The Mouth FYI For Your Information G G2G Got to Go G Grin (as in <g>) GA Go Ahead GAC Get A Clue GAFIA Get Away From It All (as in drop out of ILink for a bit) GAFM Get Away From Me GAL Get A Life GBH&K Great Big Hugs & Kisses GBH&KB Greak Big Hugs & Kisses Back GBTM Get Back To Me GBY God Bless You GC Garbage Collect (tidy up) GD&H Grinning, Ducking & Hiding GD&R Grinning, Ducking & Running GD&RF Grinning, Ducking & Running Fast! GD&RVVF Grinning, Ducking & Running Very Very Fast! GD&W Grinning, Ducking & Weaving GF Girlfriend GFR Grim File Reaper (pervasive data destroyer) GFU General F--- Up GFY Go F--- Yourself GGC Goo Goo Cluster (cause zits & intestinal blockage) GGG GiGGle (as in <ggg>) GGN Gotta Go Now GH Getting Hard (male) GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out; Garbage In, Gospel Out (people accepting blindly what the computer says) GIWIST Gee, I Wish I'd Said That GKW God Knows What GLG Goofy Little Grin GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting GM Got Milk? GMT Greenwich Mean Time GMTA Great Minds Think Alike 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; Go Puke, Fast! GRUIT Get Real yoU Impudent Thing GSHIWMP Giggling So Hard I Wet My Pants GTABO Get That Ass Back On (in response to ROFLMAO) GTBOS Glad To Be Of Service GTFOOMF Get The F--- Out Of My Face GTG Got To Go; Good To Go GTP Gone To Pee GW Getting Wet (female) GWATCDR God Willing And The Creek Don't Rise H H2 How To HAND Have A Nice Day HAK Hugs And Kisses HCB Holy Cow, Batman! HHGTTG HitchHiker's Guide To The Galaxy HHO 1/2 K Ha Ha Only Half Kidding HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking HHOK Ha Ha Only Kidding HHOS Ha Ha Only Serious HIB_ Have I Been ______? HIRTA HereInafter Referred To As HLV Hasta La Vista HLVB Hasta La Vista, Baby HMFIC Head Mother F---er In Charge HMFWRIC Head Mother F---er What aRe In Charge HOMPR Hang On, Mobile Phones' Ringing HP Home Page HSIK How Should I Know HSP Highly Sensitive Person HTB Heavens To Betsy HTFSIK How The F--- Should I Know HTH Hope This Helps! HTML Hyper Text Markup Language HUA Head Up Ass HUF Horny Unattached Female HUM Horny Unattached Male HW HardWare HWUA Head Way Up Ass HWS(PEST) Husband Wants Sex (Please Excuse Slow Typing) I IAAA I Am An Accountant IAAL I Am A Lawyer IAC In Any Case IAE In Any Event IANAA I Am Not An Accountant IANAC I Am Not A Crook IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer IANALBIPOOTV I Am Not A Lawyer, But I Play One On TV IANYM In A New York Minute IARTPFWTSIOWIM I Am Repeating This Parrot-Fashion Without The Slightest Idea Of What It Means. IASH I Am So Horny IAWTP I Agree With This Post IBB I'll Be Back IBC Inadequate, But Cute IBM Inadequate, But Marketable IC I see (C) ICB I Care Because? ICBM InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICIHICPCL I Can't Imagine How I Could Possibly Care Less ICTYBTIHTKY I Could Tell You But Then I'd Have To Kill You ICUR I see (C) You Are IDD InDeeD IDGAD I Don't Give A Damn IDGAS I Don't Give A S--- IDGI I Don't Get It IDK I Don't Know IDTS I Don't Think So IDTT I'll Drink To That! IE that is (normally i.e.) IHATCFYB I Have A Terrible Craving For Your Body! IHNJ,IJLS I Have No Joke, I Just Like Saying (often together like this) IHTBS It Has To Be Shown IHTFP I Hate This F---ing Place; I Have Truly Found Paradise IIABDFI If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It IINM If I'm Not Mistaken IIRC If I Recall/Remember Correctly IITYWIMIWHTKY If I Tell You What It Means, I Will Have To Kill You IITYWIMWYBMAD If I Tell You What It Means, Will You Buy Me A Drink? IITYWTMWYKM If I Tell You What This Means Will You Kiss Me? 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 IKYABWAI I Know You Are, But What Am I? ILI I Like Ike ILICISCOMK I Laughed, I Cried, I Spat Coffee/Coke/Cadmium On My Keyboard ILIWTPCT I Love It When The Plan Comes Together. ILN It's Looking Nice / It Looks Nice ILS Imaginary Lat Syndrome ILSHIBAMF I Laughed So Hard I Broke All My Furniture! ILU I Love yoU ILY I Love You 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 IMHO In My Humble Opinion IMMOR I Make My Own Rules IMMSMC If My Memory Serves Me Correctly IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion IMNSVHO In My Not So Very Humble Opinion IMO In My Opinion IMOBO In My Own Biased Opinion IMPOV In My Point Of View IMS I Must Say IMU I Miss yoU IMVHO In My Very Humble Opinion INGSI I'm Not Gonna Say It INPO In No Particular Order INT I'll Never Tell IOU I Owe yoU IOW In Other Words IRL In Real Life IROOC I've Run Out Of Cigarettes ISAGN I See A Great Need ISO In Search Of; International Organization for Standardization; Organisation Internationale de Normalisation ISP Internet Service Provider ISTM It Seems To Me ISTR I Seem To Remember ITAH Is There Anybody Here ITFA In The Final Analysis IUTHALORFH I Used To Have A Lot Of Respect For Him/Her ITYM I Think You Mean IUTKATS I Used To Know All That Stuff IWBNI It Would Be Nice If IWIK I Wish I Knew IWSN I Want Sex Now IYFEG Insert Your Favorite 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 IYW If You Wish J J/K Just Kidding JAFO Just Another F---ing Observer JAFU Just Another F--- Up JAM Just A Moment; Just A Minute JANFU Joint Army-Navy F--- Up. (When American troops get shelled by their own side, in this case involving both the army and the navy.) JAS Just A Second JAWS Just Another Windows Shell JFF Just For Fun JFYI Just For Your Information JIC Just In Case JMOOC Just My Opinion Of Course JMHFOOC Just My Humble F---ing Opinion Of Course JPW Just Plain Weird JSNM Just Stark Naked Magic JTYWTK Just Thought You Wanted To Know K K oKay KCBIWIYWI Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It KDW Keep Digging, Watson (reply to NSS) KEAH Kill Everyone After Hours KIBO Knowledge In, Bulls--- Out KISS Keep It Simple Stupid KITA Kick In The Ass (type of therapy) KMA Kiss My Ass KMYF Kiss Me You Fool KOTC Kiss On The Cheek KOTL Kiss On The Lips KTCOOTN Keep This Crap Out Of This Newsgroup KUTGW Keep Up The Good Work KWIM Know What I Mean? KYHOOYA Keep Your Head Out Of Your Ass L L8R Later LAB&TYD Life's A Bitch & Then You Die LAGNAF Let's All Get Naked And F--- LART Luser Attitude Re-adjustment Tool [Clue by four] LIFER Lazy Incompetent F---er Evading Responsibility LJBF Let's Just Be Friends LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous/Thundering Applause LMA Leave Me Alone LMAO Laughing My Ass Off LMAOROTF Laughing My Ass Off Rolling On The Floor LMC Lost My Connection LMCOA Lost My Connection Once Again LMFAO Laughing My F---ing Ass Off LMK Let Me Know LMTFA Leave Me The F--- Alone LMWIS Lick Me Where I Sweat LotR Lord of the Rings (a Tolkien work) LOA List Of Acronyms/Abbreviations LOHICA Look Out, Here It Comes Again (military term) LOI Lack Of Interest LOL Laughing Out Loud; Little Old Lady; Lots Of Luck LOLAROTG Laughing Out Loud And Rolling On The Ground LOMBARD Lots Of Money But A Real Dickhead LSFIAB Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel LSHIPMP Laughing So Hard I Peed My Pants LSP Less Sensitive Person LTBF Learn To Be Funny LTIP Laughing Til I Puke LTMSH Laughing 'Til My sides Hurt LTNS Long Time, No See LTUAE Life, The Universe, And Everything (3rd part of THHGTTG) LULU Locally Unwanted Land Use LUSER Loser USER LZ Loser! M M$ Micro$oft MARINE My Ass Riding In Navy Equipment; Muscles Are Required, Intelligence Not Essential MAY Mad About You MAYB Mad About You, Baby MBUC Mind Bogglingly Unlikely Coincidence MCIBTY(SN) My Computer Is Better Than Yours (So Nyerrr) MD More Dirt (Physician) MEGO My Eyes Glaze Over MFG More Friendly Garbage! MFIC Mother F---er In Charge MFWIC Mother F---er What's In Charge MGD My Gameboy Died MH Mostly Harmless (5th part of THHGTTG) MHDC(A) My Hard Drive crashed (again) MIL Mother In Law MILF Mother I'd Like to F--- MILG Make It Look Good MIPS Meaningless Information Per Second ML More Later MLA Multiple Letter Acronym MMIF My Mouth Is Full MOF Matter Of Fact MOR Middle Of the Road MORF Male Or Female MOS Member of the Opposite Sex MOTAS Member Of The Appropriate Sex MOTD Message Of The Day MOTH Humorous Collectibles Forum variation on Member of the Month MOTM Member Of The Month MOTOS Member Of The Opposite Sex MOTSS Member Of The Same Sex MS More S---; More of the Same; (Masters Degree) MSCEA My Southern Comforts' Empty Again MSS Member of the Same Sex MTFBWY May The Force Be With You MUD Multi User Domain (or Dungeon) MUF Material Unaccounted For MUNG Mash/Mung Until No Good MYOB Mind Your Own Business N NAGI Not A Good Idea NAHM Not A Happy Man NAHW Not A Happy Woman NAVY Never Again Volunteer Yourself NB Nota Bene (note well) NBD No Big Deal NBL Not Bloody Likely NBTD Nothing Better To Do NERD National Establishment for Real Dorks NFG No F---ing Good NFI No F---ing Idea NFIAA No F---ing Idea At All NFW No F---ing Way NFY No F--- You NG News Group NHOH Never Heard Of Him/Her NIAA No Idea At All 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 NIMFYE Not In My Front Yard Either NINO Nothing In, Nothing Out NIMTO Not In My Term of Office NIT Not In Therapy NLI Not Logged In NM NeverMind NMFJ Not My F---ing Job NMI No Middle Initial NN Night-Night NOPE Not On Planet Earth NORWICH kNickers Off Ready When I Come Home NOYB None Of Your Business NP No Problem NPF No Problem Found NPLU Not People Like Us NQA No Questions Asked NQOS Not Quite Our Sort NRN No Reply Necessary NSS No S---, Shylock/Sherlock 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 NeverTheLess / NoneTheLess NUI Network User Identification NWCDP Nothing We Could Do Partner NYM New York Minute NYP Not Your Problem O O Over (to you) OATUS On A Totally Unrelated Subject OAUS On An Unrelated Subject OB Obligatory (frequently Ob) OBTW Oh, By the Way OD OverDose; Oh Dear OFO Out F---ing Off OFS One Finger Salute OIC Oh, I see (C) OMFG Oh My F---ing God! OMG Oh My God! ONNA Oh No, Not Again ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again OO Over and Out OOSOOM Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind OOTB Out Of The Box OOTC Obligatory On Topic Comment OPL Obvious Panty Line OPM Other People's Money OPP Other People's Problems OSIF Oh S---, I Forgot! OSIM Oh Shoot It's Monday OSU Officially Sanctioned User OT Off Topic OT1H On The One Hand OTBE Over Taken By Events (orig. military) OTC Over The Counter OTD Out The Door OTF On The Floor OTK Over The Knee OTL Out To Lunch OTOH On The Other Hand; On The One Hand OTOOH On The Other Other Hand OTT Over The Top OTTH On The Third Hand OTTOMH Off The Top Of My Head OTTOMHAROO Off the Top of My Head and Rolling Out of Bounds OTW On The Whole OW Oh Well OWTTE Or Words To That Effect P PABG Pack A Big Gun PBD Programmer Brain Damage PBM Play By Mail (games) PCB Please Call Back PCMCIA People Can't Master/Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms; Personal Computer Memory Card International Association PCO Please Carry On PCYLIHOONL Please Cross Your Legs, I Have Only One Nail Left PD Public Domain PDA Public Display of Affection PDN Public Data Network PDQ Pretty Damn Quick PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard PF&HOMW Printed, Framed & Hanging On My Wall PFM Pure F---ing Magic PFY Pimply Faced Youth PGY Post Graduate Year (as in PGY-1, PGY-2 etc. used in PGY Med) PHB Pointy Haired Boss (from Dilbert, i.e., doesn't have a clue) PhD Piled Higher and Deeper. PHD Push Here Dummy (type of automatic camera) PICNIC Problem In Chair, Not In Computer PIMP Pee In My Pants (often in combination) PITA Pain In The Ass PITBY Put It in Their Back Yard PKB Pot, Kettle, Black! PLBKAC Problem Lies Between Keyboard And Chair PLMKO Please Let Me Know, Ok? PLOKTA Press Lots Of Keys To Abort PLONK Please Leave Our Newsgroup, Killfiled! PMBI Pardon My Butting In PMETC Pardon Me ETC. 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 PMYMHMMFSWGAS Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A S---. POC Prisoner Of Chat; Peeping Other Chatters POETS Piss On Everything, Tomorrow's Saturday; Piss Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday POITS Piss On It Tomorrow's Saturday POM Phase Of the Moon POME Prisoner Of Mother England POP Point Of Presence; Post Office Protocol POS Piece Of S---; Person Over Shoulder POSSLQ Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters POQ Piss Off Quickly POQADCB Piss Off Quickly and Don't Come Back! POV Point Of View PPL PeoPLe PPN Programmer Project Number (currently known as UserID) PPOSTFU Post Proof Or Shut The F--- Up PPP Petty Pet Peeve; Point to Point Protocol PPPP Previous Paragraph was Polemical Position PS Post Scriptum; PostScript PT Physical Training PTB Powers That Be PTM Please Tell Me PTO Patent and Trademark Office (US Govt); Please Turn Over PUNTS People of Utterly No Tactical Significance (military term) PW Pathetic Wanker; PowWow PYS Pack Your Stuff Q QED Quod Erat Demonstrandum; Quite Easily Done QT QuieT (also q.t., Q&T, or as a phrase "on the q.t.") R RA Research Assistant; Resident Assistant RAK Random Act of Kindness RBS Really Big Screen RE REgarding REMF Rear Echelon Mother F---ers (eg, clueless micromanaging bosses) RFC Request For Comments RFD Request For Discussion RFT Request For Thinking RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges RL Real Life RLCO Real Life COnference RNA Ring, No Answer ROFFNAR Rolling On the Floor For No Apparent Reason ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing ROFLAHMSL Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Holding My Sides Laughing ROFLASC Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Scaring the Cat ROFLASTC Rolling On the Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat ROFLGO Rolling On Floor Laughing Guts Out! ROFLMAO Rolling On the Floor Laughing My ASCII Off ROFLMAOOL Rolling On the Floor Lauging My Ass Off Out Loud ROFLOL Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud ROFLOLVH Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud Very Hard ROFLWMK Rolling On the Floor Laughing -- Wet My Knickers ROFPML Roll On Floor Pissing Myself Laughing. ROFTTPOF Rolling On the Floor Trying To Put Out Flames RotK Return of the King (a Tolkien work) ROTBA Reality On The Blink Again ROTF Rolling On The Floor ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing ROTFLAHMS Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Holding My Side ROTFLMAAOBPO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass And Other Body Parts Off ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off ROTFSTCLMAAOBPO Rolling On The Floor Scaring The Cat Laughing My Ass And Other Body Parts Off ROTM Right On The Money RPG Role Playing Games RSN Real Soon Now RSVP Repondez S'il Vous Plait (French, "please reply") RT Real Time RTFI Read The F---ing Instructions RTFM Read The F---ing Manual RTFQ Read The F---ing Question RTFS Read The F---ing Source RTFMS Read The F---ing Manual, Sir (from the military) RTI Real Time Interruption RTS Read The Screen RUMF aRe yoU Male or Female? S S/O SomeOne (frequently just "s/o") S/TH SomeTHing (frequently just "s/th") S2BX Soon To Be eX SAF Single Asian Female SAM Single Asian Male SAMF Sad Ass Mother F---er SAMFU Self-Adjusting Military F--- Up SAMFUTU Situation Abnormal, More F---ed Up Than Usual SAPFU Surpassing All Previous F--- Ups SAR Smart Ass Remark SAYOR Speak At Your Own Risk SBB Stupid Beyond Belief SBCN Sitting Behind the Computer, Naked SBD Silent But Deadly SBF Single Black Female SBID S---ty But It'll Do SBM Single Black Male SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist SDIHTT SomeDay I'll Have The Time SEC SECond, eg. Wait a sec SEG S--- Eating Grin SEP Somebody Else's Problem SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym SFT Sorry For That SGML Standardized General Markup Language SH S--- Happens SHLH Sitting Here Lauging Hysterically SHTS Spit Hitting The Spam SHTSI Somebody Had To Say It SICS Sitting In Chair Snickering SIG Special Interest Group SIIN Stuffed If I Know! SIL Son In Law; Sister In Law SITD Still In The Dark SJF Single Jewish Female SJM Single Jewish Male SLATFATF So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (4th part of THHGTTG) SLIP Single Line In Protocol; Serial Line Internet Protocol SLJ S---ty Little Job SLJO S---ty Little Job Officer SMAR Suck My Ass Raw SMDP System Monitoring Display Protocol SMMWO Shut My Mouth Wide Open SMO Serious Mode On SMOF Secret Master(s) Of Fandom SMOP Small Matter Of Programming SMOFF Serious Mode OFF SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol SNAC Sitting Naked At Computer SNAFU Situation Normal: All F---ed Up SNAG Sensitive New Age Guy SNERT Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager SNFIAA Still No F---ing Idea At All SNR Signal to Noise Ratio SO Significant Other SOI Stink On Ice SOL S--- Out of Luck SOP Standing Operational Procedures; Standard Operating Procedure SOS Same Old S--- SOSO Same Old, Same-Old SOVS SomeOne Very Special SPAM SPiced hAM (Hormel's canned meat) SSDD Same S---, Different Day SSIA Subject Says It All ST Star Trek; Such That (frequently just "s.t.") ST-DS9 Star Trek, Deep Space 9 ST-TNG Star Trek, The Next Generation ST-TOS Star Trek, The Original Series ST-VOY Star Trek, Voyager STBY Sucks To Be You STFU Shut The F--- Up STFW Search The Fine/F---ing Web STIFF "Stiff", said loudly. STI / ST-TMP Star Trek, first movie / The Motion Picture STII / ST-WOK Star Trek, second movie / 'Wrath Of Khan' STIII / ST-SFS Star Trek, third movie / 'Search For Spock' STIV / ST-TVH Star Trek, fourth movie / 'The Voyage Home' STS So To Speak STV / ST-TFF Star Trek, fifth movie / 'The Final Frontier' STVI / ST-TUC Star Trek, sixth movie / 'The Undiscovered Country' SUCDIC Situation Under Control, Dickheads In Charge SUFID Screwing Up Face In Disgust SUNOILTY Shut Up, No One Is Listening To You SUSFU Situation Unchanged, Still F---ed Up SUYP Shut Up You Pervert SW SoftWare; So What?; Says Whom?; StarWars SW-SE StarWars Special Edition SWAG Simple Wild Ass Guess; Scientific Wild Ass Guess SWAK Sealed With A Kiss SWALK Sealed With A Loving Kiss SWCOC Special Wishes, Comments, Or Corrections SWDYRTW Since When Do You Rule The Web? SWF Single White Female SWM Single White Male SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed SWYP So What's Your Problem? SYSOP SYStem OPerator SYT Sweet Young Thing T TA Teaching Assistant 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 TARFU Things Are Really F---ed Up TBC To Be Continued TBE To Be Expected TBH To Be Honest TBYB Try Before You Buy TC Telephone Call; Take Care TCB Taking Care of Business TCBY Taking Care of Business, Ya'll TCD The Cat's Dead TDD The Dog's Dead TDM Too Damn Many TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It TFB Too F---ing Bad TFE Too F---ing Easy TFM The F---ing Manual TFS Three Finger Salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del) TFTT Thanks For The Thought TFW Totally F---ing Worthless TGAL Think Globally, Act Locally TGIF Thank God Its Friday TGTF Thank God Tomorrow's Friday THHGTTG The HitchHiker's Guide To The Galaxy THO Titty Hard On TIA Thanks In Advance TIATLG Truly, I Am The Living God TIC Tongue In Cheek TIE Take It Easy TIME Tears In My Eyes (often in combination) 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 TINSTAAFL There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch TINWIS That Is Not What I Said TIWTGLGG This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes TIP To Insure Promptness TJATAW Truth, Justice, And The American Way TLA Three Letter Acronym TLC Tender Loving Care TLG The Living God TM Thread Mangler TMI Too Much Information TMIKTLIU The More I Know, The Less I Understand TMTC Too Many To Count TN TelNet TNOTVS There's Nothing On Television, So ... TNSO Temptingly Naked Significant Other TNX Thanks (as in ThaNX) TPAE The Possibilities Are Endless TPS(S) This Program Sucks (Severely) TPTB The Powers That Be TQM Total Quality Management TRATEOTU The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (2nd part of THHGTTG) TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks TS Tough S--- TSOHF Total Sense Of Humour Failure TSJD Texas Size Jelly Donut - official food of Texas sysops TSR Terminate and Stay Resident program; Totally Stupid Rules TT Two Towers, The (a Tolkien work) 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 TTMNR Take The Money aNd Run TTS Tiny Tit Syndrome TTUL Talk (or Type) To you Later TTYL Talk To You Later TTYS Talk To You Soon TTYRS Talk To You Real Soon? TUFD The User File Died TWAIN Technology Without An Interesting Name TWIMC To Whom It May Concern TWYAS That's What You All Say TWYT That's What You Think TYLE Took You Long Enough TYVL, YWEL Thank You Very Little, You're Welcome Even Less TYVM Thank You Very Much U U/L Upload, send to the BBS UAE Unrecoverable Application Error (Bane of Windows' users!) UBD User Brain Damage UDS Ugly Domestic Scene UL Upload, send to the BBS UOK yoU OK? UNA Use No Acronyms UNCLE Unified Nuclear Coalition of Latvian Emigrants URLCM yoU aRe weLCoMe USU USUally (frequently just "usu.") UTC Under The Counter; Coordinated Universal Time; Temps Universel Coordonnie UTT Under The Table V VBEG Very Big Evil Grin (as in <vbeg>) VBG Very Big Grin (as in <vbg>) VBSEG Very Big S--- Eating Grin (as in <vbseg>) VETLA Very Enhanced TLA VH Virtual Hug VPL Visible Panty Line VR Virtual Reality VT Virtual Time W W/ With (frequently just "w/") W/O WithOut (frequently just "w/o") W8 Wait W8ING WaitING WAB? What, Another Bill? WADR With All Due Respect WAEF When All Else Fails WAFWOT What A F---ing Waste Of Time WAG Wild-Assed Guess WALOC What A Load of Crap WAMKSAM Why Are My Kids (or Kitties) Staring At Me? WB Welcome Back WCAGA What Comes Around, Goes Around WCTYBTWHTKY We Could Tell You, But Then We'd Have To Kill You WDF What Da F---? WDYMBT What Do (or Did) You Mean By That? WEFT Wrong Every F---ing Time WEHT WhatEver Happened To (usu. followed by someone's name) WFHIT What Fresh Hell Is This? (from the writings of Dorothy Parker) WFM Works For Me WFO Wide Full (or F---ing) Open WGAS Who Gives A S--- WIBAMU Well I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle WIBNIF Wouldn't If Be Nice IF... WIGAC When I Get A Chance WIMP Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointing WIZOP Wizard Sysop (the primary forum administrator for a forum) WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out With Soap WOA Work Of Art WOFTAM Waste Of Flaming Time And Money WOLF Witless One Line Followup WOM Word Of Mouth WOMBAT Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time WOWF Witless One Word Followup WRATGAS Who Really And Truly Gives A S--- WRT With Regard To; With Respect To WSD Willing Suspension of Disbelief (e.g. when watching movies) WTF What The F--- WTFDIC What The F--- Do I Care WTFDIK What The F--- Do I Know WTFDYTYA Who The F--- Do You Think You Are WTFIIWT_A What The F--- Is It With These _____ Anyway? WTFO What The F---, Over (Reply) WTFWT "What the F--- Was That?" - Mayor of Hiroshima WTG Way To Go WTH What The Hell (or Heck) WTMKF Welcome To My Kill Filter WUGAC When yoU Get A Chance WWS Wife Wants Sex (please wait a tic) WWW World Wide Web; World Wide Waste; World Wide Waiting; World Wild Web WYBMADIITY Will You Buy Me A Double If I Tell You? WYLABOCTGWTR Would You Like A Bowl Of Cream To Go With That Remark? WYLASOMWTC Would You Like A Saucer Of Milk With That Comment? WYGAC When You Get A Chance WYGIWYG What You Got Is What You Get WYGIWYPF What You Get Is What You Pay For WYP What's Your Point? WYSBANRTWYG What You See Bears Absolutely No Relation To What You Get WYSINEWYGBIC What You See Is Not Exactly What You Get But It's Close WYSBYGI What You See Before You Get It WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get WYSOH Where's Your Sense Of Humor? WYTYSYDG What You Thought You Saw, You Didn't Get X XYZ eXamine Your Zipper Y Y2K Year 2000 (2000 = 2K) Y3 Yadda Yadda Yadda Y6B whY 6 Billion? (ie, overpopulation is more dangerous than Y2K) YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym YAC are You Available to Chat? YADS Yet Another DOS Shell YAFA Yet Another "Fine" Acronym YAFIYGI You Asked For It, You Got It YANETUT You Are Not Expected To Understand This YAOTM Yet Another Off-Topic Message YAP Yet Another Ploy YBYSA You Bet Your Sweet Ass YCDBSOYA You Can't Do Business Sitting On Your Ass! YCDBWYCID You Can't Do Business When Your Computer Is Down! YCLIU You Can Look It Up YGTBK You've Got To Be Kidding YGTBDSM You've Got To Be Dry-Shaving Me YGTBSM You've Got To Be S----ing Me! YHB_ You Have Been ______ YHBW You Have Been Warned YHGASPL You Have Got A Serious Problem, Lad! YHGMTPO_ You Have Greatly Misunderstood The Purpose Of ______ YHL You Have Lost YHTBT You Had To Be There YKIYEI You Killed It, You Eat It YKWIM You Know What I Mean YKYB You Know You've Been YKYB_TLW You Know You've Been ______ing Too Long When . . . YM You Mean YMMV Your Mileage May Vary; literally, "your experience may differ". YOYO You're On Your Own YR Yeah Right YSS You Suck Severely YWHOL Yelling "WooHoo" Out Loud (as in LOL) YWSYLS You Win Some, You Lose Some Z ZNT ZiffNeT
Some of the original compilers, collectors, contributors, etc. of abbreviations and acronyms include: Johnny Orgovan, William Post, Bernard Roizen, BGraves, Manik Roy, Brad McCormick, Barry McKenna, and the many, many others who have undoubtedly contributed to the lists of abbreviations and acronyms that have gone into this compilation. Many thanks to all of you without whom this file wouldn't exist. I am trying to keep this list to the more commonly used and/or interesting abbrevs/acros out there, so I may not included everything I've been sent. Sorry, about that, but there are *tons* of abbrev/acros out there so I'm trying to limit my list a little bit. I've forgotten to keep track of the contributors to this list for a while, so if you've sent something to me that was included and your name isn't here in the credits, please remind me of your contribution and I'll add your name to the list.
Disclaimer: Please note that I am only the compiler of this list, NOT the creator. I merely compiled the available abbreviations and acronyms that people have sent to me. I am not responsible for their accuracy or appropriateness. If you find any of the material contained here offensive or inappropriate, do not blame me -- I did not make up any of them, I just compiled them together from various sources. This list is meant to be a source for looking up abbreviations and acronyms that are used on the Internet and therefore it is not up to me to censor them; I include what people tell me is used. If you don't like the abbreviations and acronyms in here, simply do not use them.