Abbrevations//phrases

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  1. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Hi guys, want to address a common problem and would need your input.
    As we are all guest here and from different nationalities our commonly used language is English. For guys like me it's language number 3 as I mainly use Thai, then 'Austrian' German and then English. For our Anglo-Saxon guys it's easy but for us it isn't even we have years of practice.
    I think our biggest stumbling block are abbrevations and phrases who give you a certain meaning.
    Could anyone please start with listing the most common abbrevations for us to understand, such as or for example:
    BTW.....by the way
    Thanks for the help, cheers, Franz
     
  2. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Franz

    here is small list for starters

    Here is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations and acronyms on IRC. Some of them may already be familiar to users of Usenet groups or web boards:

    AFAIK

    As far as I know.

    AFK

    Away from keyboard. People often type this if they are in the middle of a conversation and want other people to realize they are not around. It is sometimes added to the end of a user’s nickname to indicate the same fact; for example, Jibbler may change his nickname to Jibbler|afk.

    ASL

    Age/Sex/Location. This is something asked of all newcomers in prepubescent channels.

    ATM

    At the moment.

    BBIAB

    Be back in a bit.

    BBIAF

    Be back in a few.

    BBL

    Be back later.

    BBS

    Be back soon.

    BRB

    Be right back. Often said when someone is in the middle of a conversation but has to dash off to do something, with the intention of returning to the conversation.

    BTW

    By the way.

    CYA

    C (see) you.

    DCC

    Direct Client Connection. The name given to the connection used to transfer files or chat directly to another user without going via the server.

    DL

    Download.

    DW

    Don’t worry.

    FFS

    For f*#&’s sake.

    FIIK

    F*#&ed if I know.

    FUBAR

    F*#&ed up beyond all repair/recognition.

    FY (FU)

    F*#& you.

    FYI

    For your information.

    GN

    Good night.

    IANAL

    I am not a lawyer.

    IIRC

    If I recall correctly.

    IM(H)O

    In my (humble) opinion.

    IRL

    In real life.

    JK (J/K)

    Just kidding.

    LART

    Loser/luser/lamer attitude readjustment tool. Channel operators may ready the LART to deal with users who don’t seem to have a clue.

    LMAO

    Laughing my ass off.

    LO

    Short for hello.

    LOL

    Laughing out loud. This is a common response from people after you’ve said something funny.

    LTNS

    Long time no see.

    MOTD

    Message of the day. This is normally announced when you connect to an IRC server.

    MYOB

    Mind your own business.

    NM

    Not much or never mind.

    NP

    No problem.

    OIC

    Oh, I C (see).

    OMG(D)

    Oh my God (darn).

    PLS,PLZ

    Please.

    RE

    Re-hello. People may welcome you with this if you part a channel and rejoin it a while later.

    RO(T)FL

    Rolling on (the) floor laughing.

    RTFM

    Read the f*#&ing manual. A common response to users who join a channel and ask a question that is already answered in some documentation.

    TTYL

    Talk to you later.

    TY

    Thank you.

    URL

    Uniform Resource Locator (Internet address).

    W/

    With.

    WB

    Welcome back.

    WE (W/E)

    Whatever.

    W/O

    Without.

    WTF

    What/who/why/where the f*#&.

    WTG

    Way to go.

    WTH

    What/who/why/where the heck/hell.
     
  3. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    Franz,

    These types of abbreviation should not be used if you wish to use proper English. :p

    If you see one and want to know what it means you can type it into any search engine and it will give you a site with the answer like http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/btw

    Although i can tell you that BMW stands for Bums Mal Wieder. I think?
     

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