List of Internet Slang Phrases


JF Admin
Feb 26, 2006


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

10q,BTW CMIIW, ICB D Lurkers IYKWIM M8, L8R.
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 :)
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 !!!
10q,BTW CMIIW, ICB D Lurkers IYKWIM M8, L8R.

= Thank you, by the way correct me if I am wrong, I can't believe the lurkers (Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions) - if you know what I mean mate, Later.

Huh, it takes at least 5 minutes to translate/understand ! HAND:D
Hodi wanaJF! Nawaombeni mnijuze maana au kirefu cha lol. Naiona sana hapa jamvini na kwenye emails
natanguliza shukrani

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