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Web Forums Slang

Web forums, bulletin boards, online discussions, or whatever else you want to call them — are a common place to use slang. Knowing common acronyms and abbreviations used in online forums can help you understand other postings and avoid miscommunication. The following table contains a list of slang terms commonly used in web forums.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
TYThank you
HTHHope this helps
IACIn any case
ICI see
thxThanks
IDKI don't know
IIRCIf I remember correctly
TBDTo be determined
IMOIn my opinion
IRTIn regards to
YWAYou're welcome anyway
LANLocal Area Network
OMGOh my gosh
OTOff topic
YWhy
NoobNewbie
ICYMIIn case you missed it
BTWBy the way
YWYou're welcome
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
PCPersonal computer
IGII get it
MBPMacBook Pro
PSPPlayStation Portable
SEOSearch engine optimization
OOMFOne of my followers
POTUSPresident of the United States
bumpForum post message bump
PMJIPardon my jumping in
adminAdministrator
DittoSame
TILToday I learned
WRTWith regard to
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
N64Nintendo 64
WADRWith all due respect
OBOOr best offer
n00bA new or inexperienced user
PCPolitically correct
TBETo be edited
TBFTo be fair
hwHardware
IDUI don't understand
WDYTWhat do you think
MTMistype
VetVeteran
IAPIn-app purchase
Put on blastTo call out
TCGTrading card game
QQQuick question
VRVirtual reality
swSoftware
SERPSearch engine results page
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
nxtNext
ulUpload
PRPublic relations
MTFMore to follow
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
PMPrivate message
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
TBHTo be honest
VODVideo on demand
OTOHOn the other hand
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
BIONBelieve it or not
NESNintendo Entertainment System
IOWIn other words
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
LARPLive action role-playing
IMHOIn my humble opinion
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
GOATGreatest of all time
FTRFor the record
You win the InternetYou are awesome
NDSNintendo DS
CGComputer Graphics
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
PSPlayStation
hlpHelp
PS2PlayStation 2
TrollingPosting offensive comments
UXUser Interface
PS3PlayStation 3
PAYGPay as you go
OOTDOutfit of the day
HPTHome pregnancy test
PAYEPay as you earn
OTCOver the counter
SINBADSingle income, no boyfriend, absolutely desperate
NBSPNo bull s*** please
GSOHGreat sense of humor
STFDSit the f*** down
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
ASATAs simple as that
POASPee on a stick
MIMASMay I make a suggestion