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Abbreviation Help For New Members. Could possibly be made a permanent thread

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Nicked off a website, but here you go:

121 = one to one
2u = to you
2u2 = to you too
24/7 = 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

A

aamof = as a matter of fact
adn = any day now
afaict = as far as I can tell
afaik = as far as I know
afair = as far as I remember
aise = as I said earlier
aisi = as I see it
aiui = as I understand it
aiw = as it were
aka = also known as
aob = any other business
a/s/l? = age/sex/location?
asap = as soon as possible
atb = all the best
atm = at the moment
awcigo = and where can I get one?
ayt = are you there?

B

b/c = because
b4 = before
b4n = bye for now
bak = back at keyboard
bbfn = bye bye for now
bbiam = be back in a minute
bbl = be back later
bcc = blind carbon copy
bf = boy friend
bfn = bye for now
bil = brother-in-law
bion = believe it or not
bol = best of luck
bro = brother
btaicbw = but then again I could be wrong
btdt = been there done that
bttp = back to the point
btw = by the way
by = busy

C

c/o = care of
ciao = goodbye [pronounced "chow"]
cmiiw = correct me if I'm wrong
cu = see you
cul = see you later
cul8r = see you later
cwyl = chat with you later
cyl = see you later

D

damhik = don't ask me how I know
diy = do it yourself
dk = don't know
dl = download
dtrt = do the right thing
dttah = don't try this at home
ducwic = do you see what I see?
dwisnwid = do what I say not what I do

E

emsg = email message
eob = end of business
eod = end of discussion
eom = end of message
esp = especially
eta = estimated time of arrival

F

f2f = face to face
faq = frequently asked question(s)
fcfs = first come first served
fil = father-in-law
foaf = friend of a friend
ftbomh = from the bottom of my heart
ftr = for the record
fwiw = for what it's worth
fya = for your amusement
fyi = for your information

G

g2g = got to go
ga = go ahead
gf = girlfriend
gfn = gone for now
gg = got to go
gigo = garbage in garbage out
gj = good job
gl = good luck
gmt = Greenwich Mean Time
gmta = great minds think alike
gowi = get on with it
gr8 = great
gsh = good sense of humour
gtbos = glad to be of service
gtg = got to go
gtgn = got to go now

H

h2 = how to
hak = hugs and kisses
hand = have a nice day
hhok = ha ha only kidding
hoas = hold on a second
hp = home page
hth = hope this helps

I

iac = in any case
iae = in any event
iay = I adore you
iayt = I adore you too
ib = I'm back
ic = I see
icbw = I could be wrong
iccl = I couldn't care less
idk = I don't know
idn = I don't know
idts = I don't think so
ikwum = I know what you mean
ilu = I love you
ilu2 = I love you too
ily = I love you
ily4e = I love you forever
ime = in my experience
imo = in my opinion
inpo = in no particular order
iou = I owe you
iow = in other words
irl = in real life
istm = it seems to me
istr = I seem to remember
itym = I think you mean
iwalu = I will always love you
iwaly = I will always love you
iwik = I wish I knew
iykwim = if you know what I mean
iyswim = if you see what I mean

J

j/k = just kidding
jam = just a minute
jff = just for fun
jfyi = just for your information
jic = just in case
jit = just in time
jly = jesus loves you
jmo = just my opinion
jtlyk = just to let you know
jtymltk = just thought you might like to know

K

k = okay
kiss = keep it simple stupid
kol = kiss on lips

L

l8r = later
lhm = lord help me
lhu = lord help us
ljbf = let's just be friends
lma = leave me alone
lmk = let me know
ltns = long time no see

M

m8 = mate
may = mad about you
mb = message board
m/b = mail back
mcibty = my computer is better than yours
mhdc = my hard drive crashed
mil = mother-in-law
ml = more later
morf = male or female
mph = miles per hour
myob = mind your own business

N

n/m = never mind
nagi = not a good idea
nbd = no big deal
ne1 = anyone
nlt = no later than
nm = never mind
nmp = not my problem
noyb = none of your business
np = no problem
nrn = no reply necessary
ntg = not too good
nyp = not your problem

O

o = over [to you]
oic = oh I see
oo = over and out
ot1h = on the one hand
otoh = on the other hand
otw = on the whole
ow = oh well

P

pcb = please call back
pest = please excuse slow typing
plmk = please let me know
pls = please
plz = please
pov = point of view
ppl = people
ptmm = please tell me more
ptmy = pleased to meet you
pto = please turn over

Q

q = queue
qt = quiet

R

re = regarding
rsn = real soon now
rumf = are you male or female?

S

sah = stay at home
sfaiaa = so far as I am aware
sil = sister-in-law
sit = stay in touch
sot = short of time
sry = sorry
sul = see you later
syl = see you later

T

ttfn = ta ta for now (bye for now)

U

ul = upload
uok = you ok?
urlcm = you are welcome
usu = usually

V

vh = virtual hug
vr = virtual reality

W

w/ = with
w/o = without
w8 = wait
w8ing = waiting
wb = welcome back
wbs = write back soon
wdymbt = what do you mean by that?
wwyc = write when you can

X

x = kiss

Y

y2k = year 2000
yciitm = your cheque is in the mail
yhbw = you have been warned
yiah = yes I am here
ym = you mean
yt = yours truly
yw = you're welcome

Z

zh = zero hour
zzz = sleeping

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    wtf
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The regular members don’t use half that shit, no point making it sticky just for the new members

    I like abbreviating some of my words, but using them is just getting silly. May as well just talk in Txt!
    :p:p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    some are missing aswell, like brb


    wtfais? walos!


    will tell you what they stand for when i get back from lunch :p wooohooo
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry, weren’t sure if you were being serious or not. Not sure If I was being serious or not!

    :crazyeyes :eek2: :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh-please-don't :rolleyes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    DO we really want to encourgae this rubbish? :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nah its just a "HEY LOOK AT ME EVERYONE IM THE BEST MAKE THIS THREAD STICKY" sorta person i spose.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh, Mr. Grepus writes like a kEwL kid.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This is a guide for newbies right?

    so that they know to use 'for the record' instead of ftr and 'Girlfriend' instead og Gf???

    cos we don't need any more of that text talk shit do we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Give the guy a break people, he was trying to be helpfull.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Tweety
    Give the guy a break people, he was trying to be helpfull.

    And he failed miserably! ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There's a lesson to be learnt there.

    Don't be HELPFULL

    :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well here's a big FUCK YOU to you all. Someone asked about some abbreviations that were being used on the site, so i helped them out. I thought it might be helpful to list some more, to save on repeating threads over and over again. Obviously the majority of you don't understand that some newbies wouldn't know the meaning of some of the common acronyms that are used.
    Well that tought me a bloody lesson, whats the point in this site when you cant even post something which could be useful to someone, without others throwing it back at you... and eddr, you havent got the first clue as to what i'm like, and if i cant post my oppinions without you having a snide comment, i think you should keep your oppinions to yourself!


    By the way, tweety, thanks for the support!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey Eul Grepus, whoever you are mate, calm down... I guess the reason you got a bit of negative talk with those abbreviations is due to the fact thesite has a policy against txt talking... apart from the obvious:

    IMO, LOL, ROTFL, ROTFLMAO, WTF, FFS
    Text talk

    There are reasons why text talk isn't the greatest way to communicate on these boards:
    1. There is no word limit, so you don't need to shorten words, although the odd u and 2 are allowed
    2. It may be faster for you to type, but it takes much longer to read, and the lack of punctuation also makes your posts hard to decipher. It puts people off responding.
    3. Text talk makes you look stupid and illiterate, sad but true. Board users will also assume that if you can't be bothered to write properly, why should they bother to try and help you.
    4. The search - if you write normally, the key words will be picked up when doing a search, helping you and others. One of the main reasons for our search not being as good as it could be is the use of text talk.

    I'm sure what you said was in good nature, its just if people started talking using half of those shortcuts then it would confuse a whole bunch of posters and make reading annoying, nice idea but bad timing.. txt talk is a touchy subject here and has been for the whole 2 years I've been here.. its nothing personal don't worry :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheers... At least someone around here seems to have his head screwed on properly. Thanks for explaining it, unlike the others who just started with the comments!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    At least someone around here seems to have his head screwed on properly

    Justin Sane or Just insane... as in one banana short of a bunch... ohh ok, its a chessy pun.. I'll just fade quietly away then ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I love this. Thanks.:D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    He was posting it so newbies knew what things meant.

    Not to say "ooh newbies, use all these in every post"

    Feckin hell.
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