Glossary: Acronyms and Emoticons
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Acronyms
Many acroyms (abbreviations) and emoticons have been used in Usenet posts for decades!

Some of the more common ones are:

AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFK = away from keyboard
ASAP = as soon as possible
BAK = back at keyboard
BBL = Be Back Later
BFD = Big F'in Deal! I'm not impressed...
BRB = be right back
BTW = By The Way...
CUL8er = See you Later
DITYID = Did I Tell You I'm Distressed?
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FOTCL = Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYA = For Your Amusement
FYI = For Your Information
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
GTRM = Going To Read Mail
J/K = Just Kidding
HHOK = Ha Ha, Only Kidding
HTH = Hope This Helps
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IRL = In Real Life
ITF = In The Flesh
KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
MOTOS = Member Of The Opposite Sex
NIFOC = Nude In Front Of Computer
OIC = Oh I See
PONA = Person Of No Account
PU = That Stinks!
ROTF = Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
SO = Significantly Other
SOL = You're Out of Luck
TIC = Tongue In Cheek
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
Txs = Thanks or Texas
WGFF? = Who Gives A Flying Flood?
10Q = Thank you

Emoticons
:-) smile
:-D big grin
:-* kiss
;-) wink
:-P silly (tongue out)
:-| indifferent
:-( sad
:-o oh!
:-> sarcastic smile

More about emoticons can be found here


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