Emoticons, Acronyms and Jargon
Acronym What It Means Acronym What It Means
AFAICT As far as I can tell LOL Laughing out loud
AFAIK As far as I know NRN No reply necessary
AFK Away from keyboard OEM Original equipment manufacturer
AIUI As I understand it OTOH On the other hand
B4 Before ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
BAK Back at keyboard RSN Real soon now
BBL Be back later RTFAQ Read the FAQ
BCNU Be seeing you RTFM Read the freakiní manual (or message)
BRB Be right back RTM Read the manual (or message)
BSF But seriously folks SNAFU Situation normal, all fouled up
BTDT Been there, done that TIA Thanks in advance
BTW By the way TTFN Ta ta for now
CUL See you later TTYL Talk to you later
DYJHIW Don't you just hate it when ... WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
EOF End of file YMMV Your mileage may vary
F2F Face to face :-)     :) Smiling, happy faces; showing
FAQ Frequently asked question :->     :> happiness, or for comments not intended to be taken seriously
FOC Free of charge :-(   :(   :-<   :< Sad, disappointed faces.
FUBAR Fouled up beyond all recognition ;-)     ;) Winking happy faces; for comments said
FWIW For what it's worth ;->     ;> tongue-in-cheek.
FYI For your information :-P     :-p Faces with tongues stuck out at you.
<g> <G> Small or large grins 8-)     8) Smiling faces from someone who
GIGO Garbage in, garbage out B-)     B) wears glasses or sunglasses, or has a wide-eyed look.
HTH Hope that helps >:-) A devil with a grin; for those devilish remarks.
IME In my experience O:-) An angel with a halo; for those innocent remarks.
IMHO In my humble opinion <:-) Wearing a dunce's cap; for those seemingly dumb questions.
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion m(_ _)m Deep bow used for apologizing or expressing thanks (viewed from the front).
ISP Internet service provider <s>     <S> Little smile or big smile
ISTM It seems to me <sigh> Sigh
ISTR I seem to recall
IYSWIM If you see what I mean
JAM Just a minute
KISS Keep it simple, stupid (or silly)
L8R Later

Last updated:  Aug 14, 1998