Friday, May 11, 2007


Looked at this article today and found it quite interesting. So I decided to stick a whole bunch of abbreviations on here. (Yes, I'm bored, how did you tell!). And bored as I am I'm going to go through and note ones which I use, have alternatives for, have never seen or dislike.

Never seen
Vaguely seen somewhere... possibly...
I use these...
I use something else for this
This really gets on my nerves (though some of my friends probably use it)

10Q – Thank you
1337 – Elite (normally called leet)
1CE – Once
-It's only one letter more to write 'once'!
2 – To, two, too
2MORO – Tomorrow
-I sometimes use this but I generally use 2mz (which makes even less sense)
264U – Too sexy for you
3 – Free, three
-Well duh, that's what it means in the first place
4 – For, fore, four
4FRNFR – For ever and ever
8 – Ate, eight
@ - at
-I don't personally use this but I've seen it and it doesn't particularly get on my nerves...
@TEOTD - At The End Of The Day
A3 - Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace
AAR – At any rate
ADIH – Another day in hell
ADR – Address
-I use 'addy' but it's generally not in the context of a real street address - normally an msn or something.
AFAIK - As far as I know
AFK - away from the keyboard
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ASL - Age, Sex, Location?
-Just to confuse I thought I'd use yellow - this one I used only on habbo but since I haven't been on there for ages I don't use it anymore. Generally I know who I'm talking to.
ATM - At The Moment
AWOL - Absent Without Leave
AYK - As You Know
B - be
-Only annoys me a little, again it's the whole 'it's only one more letter!' thing.
B4 - Before
-I generally actually spell 'before'...
B4N - Bye For Now
B4U - Before You
B4YKI - Before You Know It
BB4N - Bye-Bye for Now
BBS – Be back soon
BG – Big grin
BTW - By The Way
CU - See You
-Used to say this, now generally actually spell it out.
CUL8R - See You Later
CWOT - Complete Waste Of Time
CYA - See Ya
DILLIGAD - Do I look like I give a damn?
DIY - Do it yourself
DL - Download
DNC - Does Not Compute
EG - Evil grin
-Nope, I spell it out like a normal person
EOM - End of message
EZ - easy
-Haven't really seen this one but it does make sense. Though saying that, I wouldn't use it.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FRM - from
FWD - Forward
G - Grin
G2G - Got to Go
GF - Girlfriend
GR8 - Great!
-Yep, Dan uses this one all the time...
GSOH - Good Sense Of Humour
-Well, ok, technically I don't use it but I do know it and might use it if the context came up.
GTG - got to go
-(see g2g)
H8 - hate
-Ironic really
IC - I See
-Well, I sort of started this off in my group of friends as I 'created' it (though as evidence here others clearly did too - it is quite an obvious one to use), I also always use oic.
IM - Instant messaging
IMHO - In My Honest/Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - in my not so humble opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IOW - In Other Words
IRL - In Real Life
IYKWIM - If you know what i mean
L8 - late
L8R - Later
LMAO - Laugh My Ass Off
-Rarely but yes.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
-ALL the time.
LV - love
-Strangely enough
M8 - Mate
-Really, it seriously is all the '8' ones isn't it...
MMFU - my mate fancies you
MSG - Message
MYOB – Mind your own business
N00B - Beginner, inexperienced (particularly in computer games)
NMP - Not my problem
NSFW - Not Safe/suitable For Work
OIC - Oh I See
-(See 'IC')
OMG - Oh My God
-Rarely seeing as I don't really like the phrase
OOO - Out of office
OTTOMH - Off the Top of my Head
PM - Personal Message
PRW - Parents Are Watching
RBTL - Read between the lines
RL - Real life
-Yes, you've guessed it. Habbo.
ROFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
ROFLOL - Roll On Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMAO - Roll On The Floor Laughing My a** Off
ROTFLOL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
-Rarely use all the 'ROFL/ROTFL' ones
RTM - Read the manual (sometimes RTFM)
RU - are you
-Ok, so I use it once in a while... it still gets on my nerves!
SBIA - Stands Back In Amazement
SOZ - sorry
SUM1 - someone
TB - Text Back
TBC - To be continued
THX - Thank You
THX or T - Thanks
TMA - Too many acronyms
TMB - Text Me Back
TTFN - Ta-Ta For Now!
TY - Thank you
TYVM - thank you very much
U - You
U2 - You Too
U4E - Yours For Ever
UR - your, you're
WB - Welcome Back
WE - whatever
WE -Weekend
WO - without
WTB - Want to buy
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get
X - Kiss
YYSSW - yeah yeah, sure sure, whatever
ZZZ - Sleeping, bored, tired


ski said...

baha. so, hazely hazel, any good pics from the other night?


Hazelnut said...

Some ok-ish ones. Will eventually put them up on myspace or something when I have the time. <3