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Acronyms. English at Work 2013-12-10. Many people use acronyms when chatting online or sending text messages. With a partner, try to think of three more acronyms you use frequently. Write them down below, and then swap ideas with other pairs in your class . Example:

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acronyms

Acronyms

English at Work

2013-12-10

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Many people use acronyms when chatting online or sending text messages. With a partner, try to think of three more acronyms you use frequently. Write them down below, and then swap ideas with other pairs in your class.

Example:

1. TDTD: too dumb to discuss 2. BBL/S: be back later/soon3. CYA: see you

What do the acronyms in the following list stand for?

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BF:

  • BFF:
  • BFFL:
  • BRB:
  • CYA:
  • FAQ:
  • FB:
  • FML:
  • FTW:
  • FYI:
  • G2G:
  • GF:
  • GR8:
  • GTFO:
  • HTH:
  • IDK:
  • IMO/IMHO:
  • IRL:
  • JK:
  • KTHX:
  • L8R:
  • LMAO:
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BF: Boyfriend

  • BFF: Best Friends Forever
  • BFFL: Best Friends for Life
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • CYA: See You
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
  • FB: Facebook
  • FML: "F-Word" My Life
  • FTW: For the Win
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • G2G: Got to Go
  • GF: Girlfriend
  • GR8: Great
  • GTFO: Get the "F-Word" Out
  • HTH: Hope This Helps
  • IDK: I Don\'t Know
  • IMO/IMHO: In My Opinion/In My Humble Opinion
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • JK: Just Kidding
  • KTHX: OK, Thanks
  • L8R: Later
  • LMAO: Laugh My "A-Word" Off
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LMFAO:

  • LOL:
  • NM:
  • NP:
  • NSFW:
  • OMG:
  • ORLY:
  • OTOH:
  • ROFL:
  • SFW:
  • STFU:
  • TMI:
  • TTYL:
  • U:
  • W/:
  • W/O:
  • WTF:
  • WYSIWYG:
  • WYSIWYA:
  • Y:
  • YW:
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LMFAO: Laugh My "F-ing" "A-Word" Off

  • LOL: Laugh Out Loud
  • NM: Nevermind
  • NP: No Problem
  • NSFW: Not Safe for Work
  • OMG: Oh My God
  • ORLY: Oh Really?
  • OTOH: On the Other Hand
  • ROFL: Roll On the Floor Laughing
  • SFW: Safe for Work
  • STFU: Shut the "F-Word" Up
  • TMI: Too Much Information
  • TTYL: Talk to You Later
  • U: You
  • W/: With
  • W/O: Without
  • WTF: What the "F-Word"
  • WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get
  • WYSIWYA: What You Say Is What You Are
  • Y: Why
  • YW: You\'re Welcome
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References:

  • http://webtrends.about.com/od/profile1/a/Internet-Slang-Dictionary-Online-Urban-Dictionary.htm
  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/
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