A List Of Popular NetLingo

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Have you ever been online and someone typed in something short-hand and you wondered what they were saying?

Even as a techie, I have to look up the odd NetLingo to figure out what someone is saying.

Here is a basic list to help you out!

There are many many more. These are some of the most used.

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ACK- Acknowledge

AFK – Away From Keyboard

AKA or a.k.a – Also Known As

ATM – At The Moment

AYC – Aren’t You Clever

B4 – Before

B4N -Bye For Now

Bae -Before anyone else (sometimes short for babe)

BAU – Business As Usual

BBL- Be Back Later

BFN – Bye For Now

BRB – Be Right Back

BTW  -By The Way

CUL or CUL8R- See You Later

CYA- See Ya

DKDC-Don’t Know Don’t Care

ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival

FWIW- For What It’s Worth

G2G-Got To Go

ILY – I Love You

IMHO-In My Humble Opinion

J/K or JK – Just Kidding

LMAO-Laughing My A$$ Off

LOL- Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots of Luck (or Love)



OBTW-Oh By The Way

OIC- Oh, I See

OT – Off Topic

OTOH-On The Other Hand

PM- Personal Message -or- Private Message

POV- Point of View

PPL- People

R&R- Rest & Relaxation

ROTFL- Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROTFLAO-Rolling On The Floor Laughing A$$ Off

SOL – Sh** Out Of Luck or Sooner or Later

SWIM- See What I Mean

TBH-To Be Honest

Thanx, Tx, Thks ~ Thanks

TIA-Thanks In Advance

TMI- Too Much Information

TTFN-Ta Ta For Now

TTYL- Talk To You Later

TY-Thank You

TYVM-Thank You Very Much

U- You

UR- You Are

VBG – Very Big Grin

WEG – Wicked Evil Grin


YWIA- You’re Welcome In Advance

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