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If you participate in Internet chats to improve your English or just for fun, you will see acronyms (abbreviations) which might confuse you unless you learn a few first. These acronyms are used so that people can type faster, and more easily. Don't be worried if you don't know what something means; most native English speakers get confused by them too. Anyway, here are some of the most common ones:
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFKAway From Keyboard
A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
BBL (I'll) Be Back Later
BD or BFD Big Deal !! NOTE: The F in the middle means f*cking, an adjective that some people use
for emphasis but can cause offense.
BFN Bye For Now
BRB (I'll) Be Right Back
BTW By The Way
Meaning: I want to add this to the conversation.
CUL8R See You Later
F2F or
Face To Face or In Real Life Meaning: Meeting someone in real life rather than online.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FB Furrowed Brow
Meaning: I don't understand.
FWIW For What It's Worth
Meaning: This information may or may not be useful.
GGP Gotta Go Pee (I've got to go pee.)
Meaning: I need to go to the toilet.
GR Great!!
HTH (I) Hope This Helps
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
In My Not Even Remotely Humble Opinion
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
IOW In Other Words
JOOTT Just One Of Those Things
Meaning: A strange computer problem which appears and then disappears.
Laughing Out Loud
Laughing My As* Off
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My As* Off
Male or Female?
NRN No Reply Necessary
OIC Oh, I See
OOC Out Of Character
OTOH On The Other Hand
PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
RTM or
Read The Manual!
NOTE: The F in the middle means f*cking, an adjective that some people use
for emphasis, but can cause offense.
SOLSooner Or Later
Straight Or Gay?
TTYL (I'll) Talk To You Later
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
Meaning: This might be different for you.

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