OMG! WTF? etc


#1

I am teaching my adult private student a bit of Internet English. The following is a list of all the ‘cyber chat’ abbreviations that I know of (not many, I admit). I’ve no doubt missed a few easy well known ones and there must be plenty more in general use.
ne1 care to add to the list (with meaning please)?

ic, oic
brb
lol
lmao
gtg
gg
omg
wtf?
cu, bfn
ty, thx, yw
np
btw
ne1
u2
imho


#2

HTH - hope that helps
TIA - thanks in advance


#3

AFIK=As far as I know


#4

rtfm
iirc
rotflamao
atb (all the best)
ymmv (your mileage may vary)
bbl (big belly laugh)
otoh

uh, too late, can’t think of any more right now.

l8er


#5

ttfn - ta ta for now
r - are
gn - good night
gb - good bye


#6

ttyl - talk to you later

and now for some uh…more “informal” abbreviations they might encounter(though i wouldn’t recommend them using):

rtfm - read the f* manual
stfu - shut the f* up

i wouldn’t have suggested these if you didn’t include an abbreviation with the f* word in it already in your topic. :slight_smile:


#7

ymmv = your mammaries may vary
ctts = cute things they say
ftlom = for the love of mike!

:unamused: :laughing:

J.


#8

roflmfaogcb - rolling ont he floor laughing my f****** ass off getting carpet burns


#9

hsiadogah u little teaser! wtf r iirc, rtfm & otoh? :slight_smile:


#10

otoh = on the other hand

rme = rolling my eyes
imoho = in my OWN humble opinion
fyeo = movie title
jfyi
plmkwyt = pls lmk what you think

Jeff, do you know which Children’s classic ttfn comes from?


#11

Pooh… T-I-double guh-er.

J.


#12

Gus,

I am not sure, but I believe that jrc is correct, it sounds awful familar! :smiley: :wink:


#13

Maybe off topic a bit, but this should clear up the Pooh debate.

http://www.lavasurfer.com/pooh-faq8.html#75

Casey