Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Beginners Guide to Slang Phrases

A Beginners Guide to Slang Phrases

Surely each and every one of you chat in what ever messengers you like. But when your friend uses an abbreviation, you don't understand it. So, the list below will come in handy for you, as it not only saves you time but also you can express yourself in as few words as possible. I know that you can't remember all of them so just think of the common phrase you use while chatting and find it's slang term here.

Note that I've not made up these slang phrases and these are the standard sets. And this will come in very handy for people chatting through mobile phones. So, here it goes. Oh! I forgot, "Happy Chatting" ;-p


1337 (written in ASCII) - From the word Leet, derived from the word elite

2 - too, or to

4 - For


AFAICR/S/T - As far as I can recall / remember / see / tel

AFAIK - As far as I know

AFK - Away from keyboard

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

ASAP - As soon as possible

ASL - Age / sex / location

ATEOTD - At The End of the Day

ATM - At the moment

AWOL - Absent Without (Official) Leave

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


B2B - Business to Business

B& and/or B7- Banned

BBIAB - Be back in a bit

BBL/S - Be back later / shortly / soon

BCNU - Be seein’ you

Blog - Also known as web log or an online journal

BOFH - ~censored~ operator from hell

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

BRB - Be right back

BSOD - Blue Screen of Death

BTDT - Been there done that

BTW - By the way

Bump - Increment (For example, C’s ++ operator.)or a backronym for “Bring Up My Post”


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

Crapplet - A poorly written computer application

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’


DC - Dis Connected

DFTT - Don’t feed the trolls

DGAF - Don’t Give A ~censored~

DIAF - Die in a fire

DILLIGAF/D/S - Does it look like I give a flip / ~censored~ / damn / shit

DND - Do not disturb

DOA - Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.


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


FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s)

FFS - For ~censored~’s sake

Flamer - Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll[3]

FMCDH - From My Cold Dead Hands

FOAD - ~censored~ off and die

FOAF - Friend of a friend

FTL - For the loss

FTW - For the win

FU - ~censored~ you

FUBAR - ~censored~ up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced “foo-bar”)

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

FWIW - For what it’s worth

FYI - For your information


GBTW - Get back to work

GF - Great/good fight/girlfriend

GFU - Good for you

GFY - Go ~censored~ yourself

GG - Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match

GJ - Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill

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

GTFO - Get the ~censored~ out

GTG or G2G - ‘Got to go’ or ‘Good to go’

GR -Good Race

GR8 - Great


HAND - Have A Nice Day

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

HF - Have fun

Haxor or H4×0r (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

H8 - Hate


IANAL - I am not a lawyer

IBTL - In before the lock

IDC - I don’t care

IDK - I don’t know

IIRC - If I recall / remember correctly

IIUC - If I understand correctly

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

IOW - In other words

IRC - Internet Relay Chat

IRL - In real life

ITYM - I Think You Mean

IWSN - I want sex now

IYKWIM - If you know what I mean


Jaggy - Aliased computer graphics

JK or j/k - Just kidding, or joke

JFGI - Just ~censored~/Freaking Google It


k or kk - OK

KISS - Keep it simple stupid.

KS(ing) - Kill-Steal(ing)

KOS - Kill on sight

KTHX - OK, thanks

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


L2P - Learn to play; an admonishment to MMORPG players who are incompetent and/or whine

L8R - Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as 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

LM(F)AO - Laughing my (frigging) ass off

LMIRL - Let’s meet in real life.

LMK - Let me know

LOL - Laughing out loud, laugh out loud

LTNS - Long time no see

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


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

MMOFPS - Massive Multi-player Online First Person Shooter

MOTD - Message of the day

MS - MapleStory, an MMORPG

MTFBWY - May The Force be with you

MUD - Multi-User Dungeon

MUSH - Multi-User Shared Hallucination

MYOB - Mind your own business

M8 - Mate


NE1 - “Anyone”

NFI - “No ~censored~ Idea”

Newbie, noob, or n00b - An inexperienced user of a system or game,or an annoying person.

NIFOC - Naked In Front Of Computer

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.

NP - No problem

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

NVM, NVMD, or nm - Nevermind, not much


O RLY - Oh really?

OIC - Oh, I see

OFN - Old ~censored~ news

OMG - Oh my god

OMFG - Oh my ~censored~ god

OMW - On my way or Oh my word

OP - Original poster / Operator / Outpost

OS - Operating system

OT - Off topic

OTOH - On the other hand

OTP - On the phone or One true pairing


P2P - Peer to peer, or pay to play

PAW - Parents are watching

PEBKAC/PEBCAK - Problem exists between keyboard and chair

Ping - From the popular network monitoring tool, used as a greeting similar to “Are you there?”.

PITA - Pain in the arse / ass

PLMK - Please let me know

PMSL - Pissing myself laughing

POS - Piece of shit, or parent over shoulder.

POTS - Plain old telephone service

POV - Point of view

PPL - People

PTKFGS - Punch the Keys For God’s Sake

pr0n - Intentional misspelling of porn

PW - Persistent World (gaming)

pwned - Intentional misspelling of owned


QFT - Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message


Rehi (or merely re) - Hello again

RL - Real Life[3]

RO(T)FL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing

RO(T)FLMAO - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off

RO(T)FLOL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud

RSN - Real soon now (used sarcastically)

RTFB - Read the ~censored~ binary (or book)

RTFS - Read the ~censored~ source

RTFM/RTM - Read the (~censored~) manual


SCNR - Sorry, could not resist

sk8/sk8r - skate/skater

Smiley - Another name for emoticons

SMH - Shaking my head

SNAFU - Situation normal: all (~censored~/[3]fouled) up

Snail mail - Normal paper mail service

SOHF - Sense of humor failure

Spider - The program behind a search engine

STFU - Shut the ~censored~ up

STFW - Search the ~censored~ web


TANSTAAFL - There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch

TBF - Time between failures

TBH - To be honest

TG - That’s great

TGIF - Thank god it’s Friday

TH(N)X, TNX or TX - Thanks

TIA - Thanks in advance

TINC - There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories

TMI - Too much information

TOS - Terms of service

TTBOMK - To the best of my knowledge

TTFN - Ta ta for now

TTT - To the top, used in forums to bump a thread

TTYL - Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)

TTYTT - To Tell You The Truth

Tweedler - One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets

TWIMC - To Whom It May Concern

TY - Thank you

TYT - Take your time

TYVM - Thank you very much


U - You

UTFSE - Use the ~censored~ search engine


w00t, w00T or WOOT - First two express exuberance, the latter is a backronym for the term “We Own the Other Team”.

W/ or W/O - With or without

WB - Welcome back

W/E - Whatever

WRT - With respect / regard to

WTB - Want to buy

WTF - What the ~censored~

WTG - Way to go

WTH - What the hell

WTS - Want to sell

WTT - Want to trade

WUG - What you got?

WoW - World of Warcraft (game)

WUBU2 - What (have) you been up to?

WUU2 - What (are) you up to?

WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get

W8 - Wait


YARLY - Yeah Really

YHBT - You have been trolled

YKW - You know what?

YMMV - Your mileage may vary.

YTMND - You’re The Man Now, Dog

YW - You’re welcome.

YOYO- You’re On Your Own.


ZOMG - An intentional misspelling of the acronym shorthand for “Oh My God/Gawd” and pronounced “Zoh My God/Gawd” This version is mainly used in jest or to ridicule people who use abbreviations like OMG and OMFG

by zoras


  1. sathi Mero computer Babal slow vhayo ...
    Ram : 256 MB
    Hard disk : 80 GB
    virtual memory low dekhaucha ....
    HARD DISK pani full vaisakyo ....
    Help me in this situation ....

  2. may be this will hep you