AAA = Amazingly Appropriate Abbreviation.

AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact.

ABCD = Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.

ABM = After Bar Munchies.

ACW = Another call waiting.

AD/AD = Actual Day / Actual Date.

AFAIC = As Far As I'm Concerned.

AFAIK = As Far As I Know.

AFAYC = As Far As You're Concerned.

AFK = Away From Keyboard.

AFG = Absolute Flaming Garbage.

AHOB = Absolute Height Of Boredom.

AI = Artificial Intelligence.

AISI = As I See It.

AK = Acknowledged.

AKA = Also Known As.

ALAMO = Accept it, Laugh And Move On

ALO = At Least Once.

ANFSCD = And Now For Something Completely Different.

AMH = Awkward Man Hug.

AML = All My Love.

AOB = Abuse Of Bandwidth.

AOS = All Options Suck.

ASAP = AS Soon As Possible.

ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange.

ASL? = Age/Sex/Location?

ATNA = All Talk No Action.

ATST = At The Same Time.

AU = Another Universe. Fan-fiction stories not based on 'cannon' i.e. they use the characters from established stories for their own stories.

AWGTHTGTTA = Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?

AYSOS = Are You Stupid Or Something? Back to Top


B = Brother or Blood (ie blood relative) Hi, my B!

B4 = Before. Text messaging.

B4N = Bye For Now. Text messaging.

B8 = Bait. Text messaging. Back to Top

BAF = Bored As Flame. Bored now...

BAF = Bring A Friend.

BAP = Bring A Plate. (Munchies 4 a party).

BBL = Be Back Later.

BDN = Big Damn Number.

BEM = Bug Eyed Monsters.

BFD = Big Flaming Deal.

BFF = Best Friends Forever.

BFN = Bye For Now.

BIOS = Basic Input Output System.

BITD = Back In The Day.

BM = Byte Me.

BOBFOC = Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch.

BOHCAO = Bend Over Here Comes Another One.

BOGA = Bend Over, Grab Ankles.

BOTW = Bouncing Off The Walls.

BPS = Bits Per Second.

BRB = Be Right Back.

BSOD = Blue Screen of Death. The notorious fatal error message common to Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT operating systems.

BTA = But Then Again.

BTDT = Been There Done That.

BTL = Better Than Life.

BTW = By The Way.

BUCCM = But U Can Call Me.

BYOB = Bring Your Own Beer.

BYU = Bobs Your Uncle. Back to Top


C/P = Cross Post

CATTAC = Chief Assistant to the Assistant Chief.

CD-ROM = Compact Disc - Read Only Memory.

CMIIW = Correct Me If I'm Wrong.

CPU = Central Processing Unit.

CSI = Crime Scene Investigation. TV show.

Cul8r = See You Later. Text messaging.

CYA = Cover Your Ass

CYAWBH = Cover your ass with both hands.

CYL = See You Later. Back to Top


D/C = Disconnected.

DIF = Device Input Format.

DILLGAFF = Do I Look Like I Give A Flying 'Flame'?

DKDC = Don't Know Don't Care.

DNPM = Darn Near Pissed Myself.

DQOTD = Dumb Question Of The Day.

DS9 (ST) = Deep Space Nine (Star Trek). TV show.

DS = Due South. TV show. Back to Top


EG or <eg> = Evil Grin. Evil Grin.

EMO - Emotive, or emotional.

EOD = End Of Discussion.

EOF = End Of File.

EOL = End Of Lecture.

EOM = End Of Message

ESOSL = Endless Snorts Of Stupid Laughter.


FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions.

FIGJAM = Flame, I'm Good. Just Ask Me!

FITB = Fill In The Blank.

FOAD = Fall Over And Die.

Frames - refers to the partitioning of a site's page into 2 or more viewable sections. These segments can be viewed or scrolled. And they are a pain in the arse.

FTL = Faster Than Light.

FTP = File Transport Protocol.

FUBAR = 'Flamed' Up Beyond All Recognition.

FUBB = 'Flamed' Beyond Belief.

FWIW = For What It's Worth.

FYI = For Your Information. Back to Top


g or *G* or <g> = Grin. Smile

GA = Go Ahead.

GAL = Get A Life

GD&R = Grin, Duck and Run.

GFU = General 'Flame' Up.

GI = Graphic Intensive.

GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike.

GOK = God Only Knows.

GOSC = Ghost Of Southern Cross.

GTFO = Get the Flame Out! You're joking, right?

GTG = Got To Go. Back to Top


HHJJ = Happy Happy, Joy Joy!

HMFIC = Head Mother 'Flamer' In Charge.

HP = Harry Potter. Book, film, media phenomena.

http = Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. Back to Top


I/F = Interface.

I/O = Input/Output.

IAC = In Any Case.

IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer.

Ib = Latin words meaning 'also by'.

IDIC = Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.

IIBNF = Illegal, Immoral, But Not Fattening.

IIRC = If I Recall Clearly.

IITYWYBMAB = If I tell You, Will You Buy Me A Beer?

IITYWYBMAD = If I Tell You, Will You Buy Me Another Drink?

ILM = Industrial Light and Magic.

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion.

INPO = In No Particular Order.

IOW = In Other Words.

IRC = Internet Relay Chat. A Chat room.

IRN = In Related News.

IUN = In Unrelated News. Back to Top


JAFO = Just Another Flaming Observer.

JEEP = Junk, Each & Every Part.

JLH = Jack Lives Here (Jack Daniel's the whisky) i.e. the sender is saying 'I like a drink while I surf the net.' Back to Top


KB = Kilo Byte.

KCBIWIYWI = Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It.

KIR = Keep It Real.

KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid.

KIT = Keep In Touch.

KMA = Kiss My Arse.

KMF = Kiss My Fist.

KO = Knocked Out. Back to Top


LA = Laugh Aloud.

LAMO = Laugh My Ass Off.

LLAP = Live Long And Prosper.

LLTA = Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause.

LOC = Letter Of Comment.

LOL = Laugh Out Loud.

LOTR = Lord Of The Rings. Book, films, animation, art work, Role Playing Games, inspiration for the generations that follow.

LP = Long Post. Back to Top


MB = Mega Byte.

Meme - Member idea that gets passed along. Internet chat rooms.

MIME = Multipart Internet Mail Extension.

MIPS = Millions Of Instructions Per Second.

Mirror = a site which carries an exact copy of another, but is in a different location: for easier access or to avoid being tracked down and crashed.

MIZ = Marginal Ice Zone.

MO = Modis Operandi.

MOTAS = Member Of The Appropriate Sex.

MOTOS = Member Of The Opposite Sex.

MOTSS = Member Of The Same Sex.

MRI = Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

MS = Micro Soft (THEM - the leaders in computing and ...everything, really).

MS = Mary Sue. Story character based on a fan stories author - notable for being cleverer, prettier and better than the fandoms actual characters.

Msg = Message.

MUNG = Mash Until No Good.

MYOB = Mind Your Own Business. Back to Top


NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Admin.

NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

NCR = Not Cat (chat) Related.Cat nap

NICBDAT = Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes.

NIMBY = Not In My Back Yard.

Nm = No Message.

NPLU = Not People Like Us.

NQOS = Not Quite Our Sort.

Ns = No Shit.

Nt = No Text. Back to Top


OFC = Original Female Character. Fan Fiction.

OMG = Oh My Gods!

OIC = Oh, I See.

OS = Operating System.

OT = Off Topic.

OTOH = On The Other Hand.

O RLY - Oh, really? Internet chat. Back to Top


PASA = Pagan & Atheist Scum Alliance.

PMBYMHMMFSWGAD = Pardon Me, But You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn.

POETS = Pass On Everything, Tomorrows Saturday.

POST = Power On Self Test.

Post - message sent to a chat line (It is 'posted up' for everyone to see.)

PROM = Pre/Programmable Read Only Memory.


QED = Quad Erat Demonstrandum = which was demonstrated = I'm right, nahnah nar nahnah!

QGUT = Quiet, Grown Ups Talking. Chat room.


R/O = Receiver Only.

RAM = Random Access Memory.

REMF = Rear Echelon Mother 'Flamer'.

RL = Real Life.

RLL = Run Length Limited.

ROTBA = Reality On The Blink Again.

ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing.

ROTFLASTC = Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cats.

ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off.

ROTM = Right On The Money.

RPG = Role Playing Game.

RSN = Real Soon Now.

RTFM = Read The 'Flaming' Manual.

RTG = Reports To God. Back to Top


SAPFU = Surpassed All Previous 'Flame' Ups.

SFTLP = Sorry For The Long Post.

SFX = Special Effects.

SIG = Special Interest Group.

SNAFU = Situation Normal, All 'Flamed' Up.

SO = Significant Other.

SOC = Successful Original Character. Fan Fiction.

SOP = Standard Operational Procedures.

ST = Star Trek. TV show, movies, fandom nation.

SWAG = Simple Wild Ass Guess.

SYT = Sweet Young Thing. Back to Top


TANJ = There 'Aint No Justice.

TED = The Evil Doctor (vet).

TGIF = Thank God It's Friday.

TIC = Tongue In Cheek.

TINALO = This is Not A Legal Opinion.

TINAR = This Is Not A Recommendation.

TLA = Three Letter Acronym.

TPTB = The Powers That Be.

TS = The Sentinel. TV show.

TTBOMK = To The Best Of My Knowledge.

TTFN = Ta Ta For Now.

TWAIN = Tech Without An Interesting Name - the go between for software and a scanner, really used because 'never the twain shall meet.'

TTYL = Talk To You Later.

TYVM = Thank You Very Much. Back to Top


U = You. Text messaging.


VBG = Very Big Grin.Very Big Grin

Viral - something that gets massively passed along.

V-RAM = Video Random Access Memory. Back to Top


WAMKSAM = Why Are My Kitties Staring At Me?

WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get.



YAI = Yet Another Inconsistency.

YAP = Yet Another Ploy.

YAR = Yet Another Rumour.

YASQ = Yet Another Stupid Question.

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary. Back to Top


ZOD = Zone Of Discretion (stop talking - they are behind you!)

Zzz = I am bored with this post, can we talk about something else. Back to Top

Thanks to Chris McKeown, Marty Buchaus, Lindsay and others for
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