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List of Internet Slang Phrases

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Lugha' started by Invisible, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Invisible

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    10q — Thank you

    10x — Thanks

    1337 — From the word Leet, derived from the word elite

    2 — Too, or to

    2L8 — Too late

    2U2 — To you too

    <3 - Love(a sideways heart)

    4 — For

    404 — I haven't a clue; from the code for the common "Not Found" HTTP error message

    4GM — Forgive me

    ?4U — Question for you



    AAMOF — As a matter of fact

    ADN — Any day now

    AFAICR/S/T — As far as I can recall / remember / see / tell

    AFAIK — As far as I know

    AFK — Away from keyboard

    AKA — Also known as

    AITR — Adult in the room

    AIUI — As I understand it

    AMHIK — Ask me how I know

    ANFSCD — And Now For Something Completely Different. Used to change the subject of conversation

    ASAP — As soon as possible

    ASL or A/S/L — Age / sex / location

    ATEOTD — At The End of the Day

    ATM — At the moment

    ATYS — Anything you say

    AWA — As well as

    AWOL — Absent Without (Official) Leave

    AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) — All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)



    borked - Thoroughly broken

    Bai — Bye

    B2B — Business to Business

    BB - Bye bye

    BBIAB — Be back in a bit

    BBIAF - Be back in a few / flash

    BBL/S — Be back later / shortly / soon

    BCNU — Be seein' you

    BF - Boy friend

    BFF - Best friends forever

    BFFL - Best friends for life

    BFN — Bye for now

    BFFN - Best Friend For Now

    Blog — Also known as web log or an online journal

    BOF — Beginning of file

    BOFH — Bastard operator from hell

    BOHICA - Bend Over Here It Comes Again

    Bot — Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software

    Br/BR — Best regards

    BRB — Be right back

    BRT — Be right there

    BS — Backstab / Bullshit

    BSOD — Blue Screen of Death

    BTDT — Been there done that

    BTDTGTTSAWIO - Been there, done that, got the T-shirt and wore it out

    BTW — By the way

    Bump — Increment (For example, C++'s operator.) or a backronym for "Bring Up My Post"

    BW or B/W — Between or black-and-white.



    CD9 - Code 9 - Parents nearby

    CBA — Can't Be Arsed. A term to indicate or dictate laziness.

    CBF — Can't Be Fucked. A term used frequently out of laziness

    chown — Change owner. (used in Unix systems)[

    CMIIW — Correct me if I'm wrong

    Crawl — To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it

    Crapplet — A poorly written computer application

    CTN — Can't Talk Now

    CU — See you (later)

    CYA — See ya OR Cover Your Ass

    Cyber (prefix) — A term used to connect the subsequent word loosely to the world of computers or the Internet or sex over a computer

    Cyberspace — Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems. Science fiction author William Gibson popularized the term in his novel Neuromancer. Gibson used the word to describe a virtual world of computer networks that his cyberpunk heroes 'jacked into'



    DDG — Drop Dead Gorgeous

    DFTT — Don't feed the trolls

    DGAF — Don't Give A ****

    DIAF — Die in a fire

    DILLIGAF/D/S — Does it look like I give a flip / **** / damn / shit

    DL — Download

    DND — Do not disturb

    DOA — Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that has never worked.

    DW — Don't Worry



    EOF — End Of File

    EOM — End of Message

    EOL — End of Life. Device or hardware that is at the end of its product life cycle

    EQ — EverQuest

    ETA — Estimated time of arrival , later (especially on blogs), Edited To Add-



    FAQ — Frequently Asked Question(s)

    FFS — For ****'s sake

    Flamer — Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll

    FMCDH — From My Cold Dead Hands

    FOAD/FOND — **** off 'n'/and die

    FOAF — Friend of a friend

    FP — First Post

    FTL — For the lose / loss

    FTW — For the win / **** the world

    FU — **** you

    FUBAR — Fucked up beyond all recognition / repair

    FUD — Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation)

    FWIW — For what it's worth

    FYI — For your information



    GBCW — Goodbye Cruel World - a dramatic leave taking of a forum or site

    GBTW — Get back to work

    GD - Good day

    GF — Great/good fight; or girlfriend

    GFETE — Grinning from ear to ear

    GFY — Good for you

    GG — Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match, also used to describe a game that is very one sided and therefore considered already over

    GGF — Go Get Fucked

    GIYF — Google is your friend

    GL — Good luck, often used at beginning of a contest

    GLHF — Good luck and have fun

    GLTYT — Good luck to you, too, a formal response to "gl"

    GJ — Good job

    GMTA — Great minds think alike

    Godwin's Law — Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler

    Gratz — Congratulations

    GTH — Go to hell

    GTFO — Get the **** out OR Get the **** off

    GTG or G2G — 'Got to go' or 'Good to go'

    GR — Gateway Router

    GR8 — Great



    HAND — Have A Nice Day

    Handle — Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)

    HF — Have fun/High-five

    Haxor or H4x0r (1337) — Hacker

    Hit — A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.

    Home page — The website's introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is "index"

    Hot list — A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.

    HTH — Hope this / that helps, or happy to help

    H8 — Hate



    IANAL — I am not a lawyer

    IAWTC — I agree with that/this comment

    IBTL — In before the lock

    ICB — I Can't Belive

    ID10T — Fictitious software error code for "idiot" (e.g. "you got an ID10T error")

    IDC — I don't care

    IDGAF - I don't give a ****

    IDK — I don't know

    IHY — I hate you

    IINM — If I'm not mistaken

    IIRC — If I recall / remember correctly

    IIUC — If I understand correctly

    ILY — I love you

    IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO/IMAO — In my (humble / honest / not so humble / arrogant) opinion

    Information superhighway — The Internet (AKA: I-way, infobahn)

    IONO — I don't know

    IOTTMCO — Intuitively obvious to the most casual observer (sometimes IOTTMCOO .... of observers)

    IOW — In other words

    IRC — Internet Relay Chat

    IRL — In real life

    ISTR - I Seem To Recall

    ITYM — I Think You Mean

    IWSN — I want sex now

    IYKWIM — If you know what I mean

    IKWYM — I know what you mean



    Jaggy — Aliased computer graphics

    JAS — Just a second

    JIC' — Just in case

    JFGI — Just Fucking/Freaking Google It

    JK or j/k — Just kidding, or joke

    JSYK - Just so you know

    JFTR — Just for the records

    JOOC — Just out of curiosity

    JW — Just wondering

    JFK — Just Fucking Kidding



    k or kk — OK

    KIR — Keeping it real .

    KISS — Keep it simple stupid.

    KIT — Keep in touch .

    KMA — Kiss my ass

    KOS — Kill on sight

    KOTC/L — Kiss on the cheek/lips .

    KS(ing) — Kill-Steal(ing)

    KTHX — OK, thanks

    KTHXBAI or KTHXBYE — OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short

    KWIM — Know what I mean?



    L2P — Learn to play; an admonishment to new or incompetent video game players.

    L8R — Later (sometimes abbreviated to L8ER); is commonly used in chat rooms and other text based communications as a way of saying good bye.

    Lag — Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency; Lag is sometimes due to a server problem, but more frequently due to the connection between client and server. A slow or intermittent connection may often be referred to as laggy

    Lamer — A know-nothing, one who is lame.

    Leet — Often spelled as l33t or 1337 in ASCII form. It originally meant elite

    LFG — Looking for group

    LFM — Looking for more

    LMAO, LMFAO, LMMFAO — Laughing my ass off, laughing my fucking ass off, laughing my mother fucking ass off

    LMIRL — Let's meet in real life.

    LMK — Let me know

    LOFL — Laughing out fucking loud

    LOL — Laughing out loud, laugh out loud. Occasionally: lots of love, lots of luck

    LOTI — Laughing on the inside

    LTNS — Long time no see

    Lulz — A corruption of LOL, which stands for laugh out loud.

    Lurker — Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions

    Luser — Loser + user; an annoying user from the perspective of tech support or a system administrator; also spelled luzer or luzzer .

    LYLAB — Love you like a brother

    LYLAS — Love you like a sister



    MMORPG, MMO — Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game

    MMOFPS — Massive Multi-player Online First Person Shooter

    MOO — MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) Object Orientated

    MOTD — Message of the day

    MS — Microsoft

    MT — Miss tell

    MTFBWY — May The Force be with you

    MUD — Multi-User Dungeon

    MUSH — Multi-User Shared Hallucination

    MYOB — Mind your own business

    M8 — Mate



    N2M — Not(hing) too much

    N2B — Not too bad

    NE1 — "Anyone"

    Newbie - A user who is new to a system or game.

    noob, or n00b — An alternative spelling of "newb" (short for "newbie"), although generally used in a derogatory context; a user who is ignorant about a system or game

    NFW — No fucking way

    NM — (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line.

    NN — Night night. Used as an alternative for "good night"

    NP — No problem

    NSFW — Not safe for work. Warning about content that may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers.

    NTL — Need the loo

    NTY — No, Thank You

    NVM, NVMD, or nm — Nevermind, not much



    O RLY — Oh really?

    OH OK — A sarcastic okay

    OIC — Oh, I see

    OFN — Old fucking news

    OMG — Oh, my Gosh/God

    OMFG — Oh, my fucking God

    OMGWTFBBQ- Oh my God, What the ****, Barbecue

    OMW — On my way or Oh my word

    OOC — Out Of Character / Out Of Combat

    OP — Original poster / Operator / Outpost

    OS — Operating system

    OT — Off topic

    OTOH — On the other hand

    OTP — On the phone or One true pairing

  2. Pundit

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    10q,BTW CMIIW, ICB D Lurkers IYKWIM M8, L8R.
  3. Invisible

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    U killed me m8!

    LoL, pls do not use these slangs lyk u did above,,, a few people like SteveD will understand otherwise u'll be called Che Nkapa :)
  4. Mahesabu

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    Inglish Plizzzz..................!
  5. Invisible

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    Hahahahahaha LoL
  6. Youelle

    Youelle New Member

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    I love the slang things, very interesting, thank you mr. Invisible.
  7. Opaque

    Opaque JF-Expert Member

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    Nadhani hii slang tuiache kwa wanaochat, ambao mtu anakuuliza na anasubiri jibu hapo hapo, hivyo slang inasaidia kuokoa muda wa kutype sentensi ndefu ndefu. Humu JF tuandike vizuri tu, kwani hatuchat humu, mtu unaweza ukweka post, ukaondoka zako (kama hutumii mobile) na baadaye ukakuta watu wamechangia bila hata ya kukuhitaji.

    Nahofia slang ikiingia humu watu tutaachana gizani, na matokeo yake tutatumia muda mwingi kujifunza tafsiri badala ya kuchangia hoja, na hata ujumbe utakuwa hauwafikii walengwa hasa mafisadi.

    Najua zipo mbili tatu humu kama vile LOL na BTW, lakini binafsi sipendi ziongezeke sana.

    10x !!!
  8. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    I can see... hupendi kweli
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    SMU JF-Expert Member

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    Huh, it takes at least 5 minutes to translate/understand ! HAND:D
  10. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    Na lazima uwe na list hii vinginevyo unaweza usimwelewe mtu
  11. Mentor

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    Du invisible upo deep kaka...
    anyway, 208l8r...
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    Mawenzi JF-Expert Member

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    Hodi wanaJF! Nawaombeni mnijuze maana au kirefu cha lol. Naiona sana hapa jamvini na kwenye emails
    natanguliza shukrani
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    The Finest JF-Expert Member

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    Pole!! (lol) Laugh Out Loud
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    Safari_ni_Safari JF-Expert Member

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    Laughing out Loud
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    Asprin JF-Expert Member

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    Ameshaelewa. Thread Closed!
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    Sokomoko JF-Expert Member

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    Sokomoko JF-Expert Member

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    RR JF-Expert Member

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    na hizi hujaziona?
    rofl, lmao, brb, btw
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    Lot Of Laughter!
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    LOL, an abbreviation for laughiLOL, an abbreviation for laughing out loud,[1][2] or laugh out loud,[3] or sometimes lots of laughs,[citation needed] is a common element of Internet out loud,[1][2] or laugh out loud,[3] or sometimes lots of laughs,[citation needed] is a common element of Internet slang.
    ROFL is an internet accronmym for Rolling On Floor Laughing, and like all things internet