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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


Acronyms

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?


Acronyms

  • BF:

  • BFF:

  • BFFL:

  • BRB:

  • CYA:

  • FAQ:

  • FB:

  • FML:

  • FTW:

  • FYI:

  • G2G:

  • GF:

  • GR8:

  • GTFO:

  • HTH:

  • IDK:

  • IMO/IMHO:

  • IRL:

  • JK:

  • KTHX:

  • L8R:

  • LMAO:


Acronyms

  • 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


Acronyms

  • LMFAO:

  • LOL:

  • NM:

  • NP:

  • NSFW:

  • OMG:

  • ORLY:

  • OTOH:

  • ROFL:

  • SFW:

  • STFU:

  • TMI:

  • TTYL:

  • U:

  • W/:

  • W/O:

  • WTF:

  • WYSIWYG:

  • WYSIWYA:

  • Y:

  • YW:


Acronyms

  • 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


Acronyms

References:

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

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/