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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 Votes
NoobNewbie
IDKI don't know
VRVirtual reality
xpExperience
NerfWeaken
PCPersonal computer
TYThank you
OMGOh my gosh
FFFFlat foreign female
n00bA new or inexperienced user
YWhy
TrollingPosting offensive comments
BTWBy the way
YWYou're welcome
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
thxThanks
PS4PlayStation 4
IMOIn my opinion
TLDRToo long, didn't read
TBHTo be honest
POVPoint of view
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
LANLocal Area Network
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
go brrrSolve a problem
modModerator
DittoSame
PSPlayStation
GOATGreatest of all time
JebaitedDeceived
FOMOFear of missing out
IMHOIn my humble opinion
N64Nintendo 64
Dunk onMake fun of
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
GALGet a life
YMMVYour mileage may vary
COCCode of conduct
CCGCollectible card game
imbaImbalanced
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
LGSLocal game store
IOWIn other words
PMPrivate message
RIPRest in peace
IAPIn-app purchase
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
POTUSPresident of the United States
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
MTMistype
IMHOIn my honest opinion
STFDSit the f*** down
NESNintendo Entertainment System
Tune upBeat up
CSBCool story, bro
TCGTrading card game
vlogVideo blog
ulUpload
NBSPNo bull s*** please
cataCataclysm
OTSOff the subject
ICYMIIn case you missed it
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
irlA real-life person
PCPolitically correct
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
WCGWorld Cyber Games
YWAYou're welcome anyway
SWYPSo what's your problem
TILToday I learned
FlamingAngering other Internet users
WIPWork in progress
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
IACIn any case
GMVGot my vote
U mad broAre you mad?
IIRCIf I remember correctly
OTOff topic
WRTWith regard to
WYWHWish you were here
TRSThat really sucks
YRLYou are lame
FOCFree of charge
fbFeedback
PS3PlayStation 3
CGComputer Graphics
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
WDYTWhat do you think
NDSNintendo DS
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
HTHHope this helps
RedditorA Reddit user
IAWTCI agree with the comment
IMAI might add
TFTIThanks for the information
DDDue diligence
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
SASexual assault
OTPOne true pairing
BIONBelieve it or not
FCOLFor crying out loud
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
mMale
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
LOTRLord of the Rings
J-PowJerome Powell
LSSLong story short
SFYSpeak for yourself
OPOriginal poster
OOTDOutfit of the day
FTFYFixed that for you
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
HimboA naive, musclebound male
PnPParty and Play
B&WBlack and white
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
wagsWives and girlfriends
TTTTTo tell the truth
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
Put on blastTo call out
GobboGoblin
OT3One true threesome
NCNo Contact
IRTIn regards to
OTLOne true love
N/ANot applicable
WBUWhat 'bout you
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
PIOGPosted in other groups
WAHMWork-at-home mom
BOLOBe on the lookout
sicSpelling incorrect
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
GSOHGreat sense of humor
WADRWith all due respect
TBETo be edited
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
TBDTo be determined
TendiesChicken tenders
OOTLOut of the loop
NFINo further information
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
HPTHome pregnancy test
SAHDStay-at-home dad
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
OOMFOne of my followers
PBUHPeace be upon Him
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
qCoupon
TBTGThanks be to God
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
adminAdministrator
SSIASubject says it all
WinternityEternal winter
S-tierTop rank
DAEDoes anyone else
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
CONUSContiguous United States
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
ChonkAn overweight animal
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
AITAAm I the a**hole
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
AlgoAlgorithm
TWTrigger warning
fFemale
FTRFor the record
IAGIt's all good
WCGWWhat could go wrong
IMEIn my experience
OTOther topic
TOHThe other half
TMATake my advice
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
SnapbackThe quickness a woman's body snaps back after a pregnancy
WWWrong Window
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
HBUHow 'bout you
QFTQuoted for truth
ID10TIdiot
RTFBRead the flippin' book
GTFGone too far
QFEQuestion for everyone
NSFVNot safe for viewing
PSOGPure stroke of genius
FHFuture husband
BDUBrain dead user
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
TISUThis is so unfair
IGII get it
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
YSKYou should know
BasedAgree
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
hwHardware
swSoftware
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
BeckyA basic white girl
SERPSearch engine results page
TBFTo be fair
pl0xPlease
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
SMHScratching my head
BBSBulletin board system
EOFEnd of file
IJWTSI just want to say
IMPOVIn my point of view
LPTLife Pro Tip
QuantQuantitative analyst
B&FBack and forth
VODVideo on demand
anonAnonymous
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
WAHWork at home
IMBOIn my biased opinion
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
GIGlycemic Index
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
CUCredit union
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
B1G1Buy one, get one
At homeA worse version of something
PRPublic relations
SAEStamped addressed envelope
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
RPFReal person fiction
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
azzA**
SEOSearch engine optimization
OTDOf the day
SeggsSex
AmogusAmong Us
OFOnlyFans
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
PlebAn unsophisticated person
VolcelVoluntary celibate
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
CIOCry it out
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
SOTDShoe of the day
T4TUThanks for the update
It meI identify with that
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
Y/NYour name
HNMHappy new month
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
EOLEnd of lecture
GMTAGreat minds think alike
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
IB2DI beg to differ
IMHAROIn my humble and respectful opinion
BDDBody dysmorphic disorder
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
ISTMIt seems to me
HWCUHistorically white colleges and universities
POSPower of suggestion
LorgeLarge
RTFARead the flippin' article
TTBOMKTo the best of my knowledge
TUTTotally unique thought
VPLVisible panty line
VBOVisible belly outline
CFVCall for votes
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
FUPAFatty upper pubic area
NTANot the a**hole
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
DHDear hubby
DILDaughter-in-law
WaifuA fictional character that a real person has a crush on
IMNSVHOIn my not so very humble opinion
MBAMacBook Air
MSMicrosoft
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
NBLNBNon-binary loving non-binary
TOWThe one with
RATMRage Against The Machine
DUDon't understand
OLTLOne Life to Live
gitGet over it
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
NBLWNon-binary loving women
BFRBig freakin' rock
SROStanding room only
PC4PCPicture comment for picture comment
MIBMen in Black
CTOCheck this out
nxtNext
IPNI'm posting naked
Shot Girl SummerSummer 2021
LCGLiving card game
NSFANot safe for anyone
WRTWith respect to
EDEating disorder
TMFTToo much free time
KyleA basic white boy
OTDOn this day
CWContent warning
DTRTDo the right thing
iccIcecrown Citadel
BFNBig fat negative
TPTBThe powers that be
BWQBuzzword quotient
CADControl-alt-delete
CTSChange the subject
YAYoung Adult
MSIMinority-serving institutions
TIHIThanks, I hate it
HIHHope it helps
IIRIf I remember
IJWTKI just want to know
YTAYou're the a**hole
PEBCACProblem exists between chair and computer
BIFLBuy it for life
UXUser Interface
4saleFor sale
AONAs of now
NBLMNon-binary loving men
JFIJust for information
MLMMen loving men
BFPBig fat positive
DFDear fiance
FreebieA free item or service
h4x0rHacker
Dab handAn expert
BakaFool
PFPPicture for proof
WDITWhy do I try
OTSOpen two-seater
Silver foxAn attractive older man
HMPHelp me, please
HMPHalf marathon pace
FFFast forward
QAnutterA QAnon believer
CXCorrection
SketchySuspicious
BOGOBuy one, get one
BlursedBlessed and cursed
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
OOPOut of pocket
WYBWhen you buy
PWIPredominantly white institution
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
UrbexUrban exploration
TBQHTo be quite honest
SmolSmall and cute
vidVideo
FloofFluff
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
Digital nomadA person who performs their job online while traveling
W2KWindows 2000
DeplatformTo remove a user from a social network or website
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
TTTTo the top
PupperPuppy
SecksSex
DoggoDog
IIUCIf I understand correctly
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
ABPAlready been posted
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
Fiver partyA birthday party for a child where guests give $5
CybermobA group of online users that harasses other users
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
TSFWTotally safe for work
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
AAAs above
DHYBDon't hold your breath
ICI see
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
JASEJust another system error
FTPFile transfer protocol
AYORAt your own risk
p/wPassword
HKHello Kitty
nmtnNever mind that now
QQQuick question
SFScience Fiction
FWFuture wife
ITRInternet Talk Radio
ITTWACWI thought this was a Christian website
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
YAAYet another acronym
DOADead on arrival
FUCTFailed under continuous testing
sSarcasm
EMIExcuse my ignorance
WLWWomen loving women
OPKOvulation predictor kit
ppdPostpartum depression
dcDaycare
LARPLive action role-playing
PS2PlayStation 2
T4PThanks for posting
VGVideo game
MBPMacBook Pro
sysadminSystem administrator
WPWordPress
BMEBased on my experience
DDDear daughter
EODEnd of discussion
EOREnd of rant
IDGII don't get it
OICNOh, I see now
DWDear wife
IMVHOIn my very humble opinion
u/lUpload
ETAEdited to add
TWSBThis website sucks b***s
TTLTime to live
IDUI don't understand
FOTDFace of the day
OBOOr best offer
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
HYLHelp You Later
FAWCFor anyone who cares
FOSFreedom of speech
FOSFeat of strength
GBRGarbled beyond recovery
IMOBOIn my own biased opinion
OOPOut of print
SAHPStay-at-home parent
FMIFor more information
BSBlood Sugar
WIYPWhat is your problem
BTSBehind the scenes
RYCRegarding your comment
bumpForum post message bump
WCMWarcraft Movies
SPDSensory Processing Disorder
HEAHappily ever after
LWDLittle white dress
PPPatterned paper
OCONUSOutside of contiguous United States
DSDear son
IAWIn accordance with
INRSIt's not rocket science
ITYMI think you mean
M02My two cents
NSFWNot suitable for women
TMSFToo much Science Fiction
mkaMake additions
SOTAState of the art
TTTTThese things take time
fwFreeware
HMTHere's my try
TBRTo be released
ISFInsulin Sensitivity Factor
YHBTYou have been trolled
IOKIYADIt's OK if you're a Democrat
FTFor trade
gpwGlobal Password
UCEUnsolicited commercial email
plPinkliner
ONOOr nearest offer
BFUBrain free user
NSFVNot safe for vegetarians
IOKIYARIt's OK if you're a Republican
msftMicrosoft
TRWTFThe real WTF
DAQDumb asked question
DHDear husband
JMHOJust my humble opinion
MOOMy own opinion
OTOHOn the other hand
PUSIMPPut yourself in my position
RTFMMRead the flippin' manual, moron
pwPassword
M$Microsoft
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
FYMFor your misinformation
PMJIPardon my jumping in
STWSearch the Web
YRYeah, right
BKABetter known as

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