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