Chat Slang, Chat Language, and Chat Acronyms are common used in Chat room, Email, Web. If you chat with a foreigner at the first time, you will be shock at his language usage. Don't worry. Check the Chat Slang, Chat Language, and Chat Acronyms below to know what they are.

 

a/s/l or asl

Age/Sex/Location - (used to ask a chatter their personal information)

AAK

Alive And Kicking

AAR

At Any Rate

AAS

Alive And Smiling

ADN

Any Day Now

AFAIK

As Far As I Know

AFK

Away From the Keyboard

AFN

that's All For Now

AOTA

All Of The Above

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

AV

Avatar - Graphical representation (a picture) often used in chat rooms to depict a person that is in the room and chatting.

b/f

Boyfriend (also shown as bf, B/F, or BF)

b4

Before

BAK

Back At Keyboard (I'm back)

BAS

Big ASS Smile

BBL

Be Back Later

BBN

Bye Bye Now

BBS

Be Back Soon

BCNU

I'll Be Seeing You.

BEG

Big Evil Grin

BF

Boyfriend

BFN

Bye For Now

BIBO

Beer In, Beer Out

BMA

Bite My ASS (became popular with the Simpson's cartoon show)

boot

To get kicked out of a chat room, or have to restart the computer because you couldn't talk in the chat room anymore.

BR

Best Regards

BRB

Be Right Back

BRH

Be Right Here

BSEG

Big S**t Eatin Grin

BTA

But Then Again....

BTW

By The Way

btw

BeTWeen you and me ...

BWL

Bursting With Laughter

C&G

Chuckle and Grin

chat room

A web page where people gather using software that allows them to talk to one another in real time.

CICO

Coffee In, Coffee Out

CID

Crying In Disgrace

CNP

Continued in Next Post (seen more on message boards than chat)

CP

Chat Post

CP

Chat Post(a chat message)

CRBT

Crying Real Big Tears

CRS

Can't Remember S**t

CSG

Chuckle Snicker Grin

CU

See You - also posted as cya

CUL8R

See You Later

CUOL

See You On Line

CUS

Can't Understand S**t (stuff)

CYA

See Ya

CYA

See You (Seeya)

CYAL8R

See You Later (Seeyalata)

D/L, DL, d/l, dl

Downloading, or Download it.

dd, ds, dh

Darling or Dear: Dear Son, Dear Daughter, or Dear Husband. Usually exchanged in family chats.

DDSOS

Different Day, Same Old S**t

DEGT

Don't Even Go There (I don't want to talk about it)

DIKU

Do I Know You?

DIS

Did I Say

DLTBBB

Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

EG

Evil Grin

EM

E-Mail

EMA

E-mail Address (example: ?ema or ema? = what is your email address)

EMSG

Email Message

EOT

End Of Thread (meaning end of discussion)

ez or EZ

easy (one of the really old ones)

F2F

Face To Face

FAQ

Frequently Asked Question

FC

Fingers Crossed

FISH

First In Still Here (someone who is on line TOO much)

FITB

Fill In The Blanks

flame

to insult someone. Used when a person asks a stupid question, or says something rude to irritate the users of a chat room or message board.

FOCL

Falling Off Chair - Laughing

forum

What todays message boards are called. Often using php as defining language to quickly write 'real time' messages and replies to a web site (or page)

FTBOMH

From The Bottom Of My Heart

FTS

F*** This S***

fu

f*** you (If you can't figure this one out, you shouldn't be on line)

FUBAR

Fouled Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition

FUD

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

FWIW

For What It's Worth

FYI

For Your Information

g/f

Girlfriend (also shown as gf, G/F, or GF)

GA

Go Ahead

GAL

Get A Life

gest

Gesture ... a small multimedia file played over the internet, usually expressing an emotion or comment.

GF

Girlfriend

GFN

Gone For Now

GGOH

Gotta Get Outta Here

GMBA

Giggling My Butt Off

GMTA

Great Minds Think Alike

GR

Gotta Run

GR&D

Grinning, Running, and Ducking.

GTR

Got To Run

GTRM

Going To Read Mail (leaving chat room to check email)

GTSY

Glad To See You

H&K

Hugs and Kisses

HABU

Have A Better 'Un

hack

Person who breaks into software, or disrupts a chat room.

HAGD

Have A Good Day

HAGN

Have A Good Night

HAGO

Have A Good One

HAGU

Have A Good 'Un

HB

Hurry Back

HHIS

Hanging Head in Shame

Hosts

Refers to the people that are running the chat room, they usually have the ability to kick a person off due to rude behavior.

HTH

Hope That Helps

HUB

Head Up Butt

huggles

Hugs

IAC

In Any Case

IAE

In Any Event

IANAL

I'm Am Not A Lawyer (expect an uninformed opinion)

IB

I'm Back

IC

I See

ICQ

I Seek You. A computer program used to communicate instantly over the Internet.

IDK

I Don't Know

IDN

I Don't kNow

IDTS

I Don't Think So

IGP

I Gotta Pee

ILU or ILY

I Love You

IM

Instant Message

IMCO

In My Considered Opinion

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion)

IMNSHO

In My Not So Humble Opinion

IMO

In My Opinion

IOH

I'm Out of Here

IOW

In Other Words

IRL

In Real Life

IRL

In Real Life

IWALU

I Will Always Love You

IYO

In Your Opinion

JAS

Just A Second

JIC

Just In Case

JK

Just Kidding

JMO

Just My Opinion

JTLYK

Just To Let You Know

JW

Just Wondering

k, K, or kk

O. K.

KIT

Keep In Touch

KIT

Keep In Touch

KOC

Kiss On Cheek

KOL

Kiss On Lips

L8R

Later (an early one, kind of outdated with current 'young geeks')

LFFAO

Laughing My F***(freaking) Ass Off

LHM

Lord Help Me

LHO

Laughing Head Off

LHU

Lord Help Us

LMAO

Laughing My Ass Off

LMSO

Laughing My Socks Off

LOL

Laughing Out Loud

LSHMBB

Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing

LSHMBH

Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts

LSHTTARDML

Laughing So Hard The Tears Are Running Down My Leg

LTNS

Long Time No See

LTS

Laughing To Self

LUWAMH

Love You With All My Heart

LY

I Love Ya.

LY

Love Ya

LYL

Love You Lots

Message Board.

A web page where people write comments and those comments are than added to that web-page for others to view. Used to carry on conversation, request information, and relay messages.

MTF

More To Follow

MUG

Refers to a new user of that chat program, goes back to Excite VP days when the AV (or icon) that represented someone new was a picture of a coffee mug.

NADT

Not A Darn Thing

NE1

Anyone

newbie

refers to a person who is new to an area or technology. Also seen as nube, nooby, nubie, nb, etc.

NFW

No Feasible (or F***ing) Way

NIMBY

Not In My Back Yard

nm, or NM

Never Mind

NP, np

No Problem

NRN

No Reply Necessary

NT

No Thanks

OBTW

Oh, By The Way.

OF

Old Fart, someone who has been around for a while.

OIC

Oh, I See

OJ or OK

Only Joking or Only Kidding

OL

Old Lady (significant other)

OM

Old Man (significant other)

OMG

Oh My Gosh (although it's usually used with the Lords name in place of "gosh")

OT

Off Topic

OTE

Over The Edge (beyond common sense or beyond good taste)

oth or OTH

Off The Hook: Something is really popular, or hot. Very exciting.

OTOH

On The Other Hand

OTOMH

Off the Top of My Head ...

otr or OTR

Off The Rack: Saying that something is outside the ordinary.

OTTOMH

Off The Top of My Head

OTW

On The Way ... I've sent a file to you, it's "On the way"

P911

My parents are in the room. P=Parents, and 911=emergency, in other words either drop the subject, or watch the language.

PANS

Pretty Awesome New Stuff (often referring to computer technology)

PCMCIA

Personal Computer Memory Cards International Association

PCMCIA

People Can't Master Computer Industry Acronyms (slang)

PDS

Please Don't Shoot

PEBCAK

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

peep this

Hey, listen to this, I've got some interesting news.

peeps

People. example: "There sure are a lot of peeps in this room" - meaning a lot of people are in the chat room.

PITA

Pain In The Ass

PLZ

Please

PM

Private Message

PMFJI

Pardon Me For Jumping In

PMJI

Pardon Me for Jumping In (when you enter into a new conversation)

PMP

Peed My Pants

POAHF

Put On A Happy Face

poof

when someone leaves a chat room, often seen as *poof* as in boy he *poofed* in a hurry.

POS

Parents are looking Over my Shoulder.

POTS

Plain Old Telephone Service

POTS

Parents Over The Shoulder - (My parents are watching, I can't really talk)

PPL

People

QSL

Reply

QSO

Conversation

QT

Cutie

r m or RM

Ready Made: pre-existing

r/t

Real Time (also: RT, or rt)

RFC

Request For Comments (used more in newsgroups, a page or pages that supply technical information)

rl or RL

Real Life (as opposed to being online)

ROFL

Rolling On Floor, Laughing

ROFL

Rolling On Floor Laughing

ROFLAPMP

ROFL And Peeing My Pants

ROFLMAO

ROFL My A** Off

ROFLMAOAY

ROFLMAO At You

ROFLMAOWTIME

ROFLMAO With Tears In My Eyes

ROFLUTS ROFL

Unable to Speak

ROTF

Rolling On The Floor (laughing is implied)

ROTFLMAO

Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

ROTFLMFAO

Rolling On The Floor Laughing F(***ing) My Ass Off

RSN

Real Soon Now

RTFM

Read The "Flippin" Manual (response to beginner question on net, chat, newsgroups, etc.)

RU

aRe yoU?

SEG

Shit Eating Grin

SETE

Smiling Ear To Ear

SH

Same Here

SHID

Slaps Head In Disgust

SMS

Short Message Service (more cell phones and pagers than chat rooms and the Internet)

SN

Screen Name. The name or moniker selected by person in an IM or chat program. ex: My "SN" in vp was "-lone.wolf"

SNAFU

Situation Normal, All "Fouled" Up

SNERT

Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager

SO

Significant Other

SOL

Shit Out Of Luck

SOS

Same Old S**t (stuff)

SOT

Short Of Time

SOTA

State Of The Art (latest technology)

SOTMG

Short Of Time Must Go

SPST

Same Place, Same Time

SSDD

Same S**t, Different Day

STR8

Straight (can refer to sex, or DSTR8 as in Damn Straight)

STW

Search The Web

SWAK

Sealed With A Kiss

SWAS

Scientific Wild A** Guess

SWL

Screaming with Laughter

SY

Sincerely Yours

SYL

See You Later

SYS

See You Soon

TA

Thanks Again

TAFN

That's All For Now

TC

Take Care

TCOY

Take Care Of Yourself

TFH

Thread From Hell (a topic or discussion that won't stop - esp. newsgroups)

TGIF

Thank Goodness It's Friday

THX

Thanks!

TIA

Thanks In Advance

TILII

Tell It Like It Is

TM

Text Message (often refers to communications with text over cell phones)

TMI

Too Much Info. (information)

TNT

Till Next Time

TOY

Thinking Of You

TPS

That's Pretty Stupid

TPTB

The Powers That Be (can sometimes refer to the people that are running the chat room or server)

TRDMF

Tears Running Down My Face: Can be with either laughter, or due to saddness.

TS

Tough S**t

TSFY

Tough S**t For You

TTFN

Ta-Ta For Now

TTTT

These Things Take Time

TTYL

Talk To You Later

TY

Thank You

TYT

Take Your Time

TYVM

Thank You Very Much

US

You Suck

usa or USA

Until Sides Ache: Usually used with one of the laughter acronyms such as "lolusa" Laughing Out Loud Until my Sides Ache. I've also heard that some folks substitute ush for "Until Sides Hurt". rotflolush = rolling on the floor, laughing out loud, until my sides hurt.

UV

Unpleasant Visual

UW

yoU're Welcome

UY

Up Yours

vp or VP

Virtual Places: A brand of chat offered by Excite in the late 90s and early 2000.

VPPH

Virtual Places Page Host

WAS

Wild A** Guess

WB

Welcome Back (you say this when someone returns to a chat room)

WC

WelCome

WEG

Wicked Evil Grin

WEU

What's Eating You?

WFM

Works For Me

WIIFM

What's In It For Me?

WT?

What The ...? or Who the ...?

WTF

What The F**K

WTG

Way To Go

WTGP?

Want To Go Private? (move to a private chat room)

WTH What/Who The Heck (or sub an 'F' for the 'H')

WWJD

What Would Jesus Do?

YAA

Yet Another Acronym

YBS

You'll Be Sorry

YBS

You'll Be Sorry

YG

Young Gentleman

YL

Young Lady

YM

Young Man

YMMV

Your Mileage May Vary

YR

Yea, Right. (sarcastic)

YVW

You're Very Welcome

YW

You're Welcome

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