Chat Abbreviations

Chat Abbreviations:

ADN  – Any day now

AFAIK As far as I know

AFK Away from keyboard

ARE Acronym-richenvironment

A/S/L? Age/sex/location?

B4N Bye for now

BAK Back at the keyboard

BBIAB Be back in a bit

BBL Be back later

BEG Big evil grin

BFD Big  f***ing deal

BFN Bye for now

BG Big grin

BIOYIOP Blow it out your I/O port

BL Belly laughing

BOTEC Back-of-the-envelope calculation

BRB Be right back

BTA But then again…

BTW By the way

BWL Burst With Laughter

BWTHDIK But what the heck do I know…?

CU See you

CUL See you later

CUL8ER See you later

CYA Cover your ass

CYO See you online

DBA Doing business as

DIKU Do I know you?

DITYID Did I tell you I’m distressed?

DQMOT Don’t quote me on this

EG Evil grin

EMFBI Excuse me for butting in
EOM End of message
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently-ask question(s)
FISH First in, still here
FLA Four-letter acronym
FMTYEWTK Far more than you ever wanted to know
FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
FUBAR F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW For what it’s worth
FYI For your information
G Grin
G2G Got to go
GA Go ahead
GAL Get a life
GD&R Grinning, ducking, and running
GIWIST Gee, I wish I’d said that
GMTA Great minds think alike
GOL Giggling out loud
GTRM Going to read mail
IAC In any case
IANAL I am not a lawyer (but)
IC I see
IDK I don’t know
IHA I hate acronyms
IIRC If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
ILU or ILY I love you
IM Immediate/Instant message
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMing Instant Messaging
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IOW In other words
IPN I’m posting naked
IRL In real life
IYSWIM If you see what I mean
JIC Just in case
JK Just kidding
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KWIM? Know what I mean?
L8R Later
LD Later, dude
LDR Long-distance relationship
LLTA Lots and lots of thunderous applause