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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
xpExperience
FFFFlat foreign female
IDKI don't know
BTWBy the way
OMGOh my gosh
n00bA new or inexperienced user
PCPersonal computer
TrollingPosting offensive comments
NerfWeaken
VRVirtual reality
TYThank you
IMOIn my opinion
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
YWhy
YWYou're welcome
thxThanks
PS4PlayStation 4
POVPoint of view
TBHTo be honest
LANLocal Area Network
N64Nintendo 64
Dunk onMake fun of
TLDRToo long, didn't read
modModerator
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
GOATGreatest of all time
GALGet a life
LGSLocal game store
JebaitedDeceived
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
irlA real-life person
DittoSame
PSPlayStation
YMMVYour mileage may vary
COCCode of conduct
PMPrivate message
ICYMIIn case you missed it
NESNintendo Entertainment System
IAPIn-app purchase
FOMOFear of missing out
POTUSPresident of the United States
IOWIn other words
ulUpload
NBSPNo bull s*** please
WCGWorld Cyber Games
YWAYou're welcome anyway
SWYPSo what's your problem
U mad broAre you mad?
FlamingAngering other Internet users
WIPWork in progress
go brrrSolve a problem
IACIn any case
IMHOIn my humble opinion
GMVGot my vote
MTMistype
imbaImbalanced
CGComputer Graphics
WRTWith regard to
cataCataclysm
FOCFree of charge
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
PS3PlayStation 3
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
TCGTrading card game
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
LOTRLord of the Rings
TRSThat really sucks
WDYTWhat do you think
YRLYou are lame
OTSOff the subject
NDSNintendo DS
PCPolitically correct
OTPOne true pairing
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
IIRCIf I remember correctly
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
OTOff topic
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
IAWTCI agree with the comment
TFTIThanks for the information
OOTDOutfit of the day
STFDSit the f*** down
RIPRest in peace
fbFeedback
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
vlogVideo blog
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
N/ANot applicable
LSSLong story short
sicSpelling incorrect
GSOHGreat sense of humor
SMHScratching my head
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
CSBCool story, bro
TBTGThanks be to God
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
DAEDoes anyone else
Put on blastTo call out
GobboGoblin
BIONBelieve it or not
HTHHope this helps
IRTIn regards to
TOHThe other half
WBUWhat 'bout you
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
PIOGPosted in other groups
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
SFYSpeak for yourself
OPOriginal poster
WADRWith all due respect
TBETo be edited
PnPParty and Play
OTLOne true love
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
B&WBlack and white
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
SAHDStay-at-home dad
wagsWives and girlfriends
PBUHPeace be upon Him
qCoupon
WYBWhen you buy
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
SSIASubject says it all
ICWYMI see what you mean
TILToday I learned
WinternityEternal winter
CONUSContiguous United States
T4TUThanks for the update
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
FCOLFor crying out loud
FTRFor the record
IAGIt's all good
IMEIn my experience
mMale
OTOther topic
NBLWNon-binary loving women
TMATake my advice
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
FTPFile transfer protocol
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
QFTQuoted for truth
ID10TIdiot
IMAI might add
QFEQuestion for everyone
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
PSOGPure stroke of genius
BDUBrain dead user
WAHMWork-at-home mom
TISUThis is so unfair
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
FTFYFixed that for you
swSoftware
IAI agree
SERPSearch engine results page
TBDTo be determined
pl0xPlease
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
EOFEnd of file
HimboA naive, musclebound male
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
IJWTSI just want to say
J-PowJerome Powell
TendiesChicken tenders
AlgoAlgorithm
OOTLOut of the loop
4saleFor sale
B&FBack and forth
WCGWWhat could go wrong
JFIJust for information
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
VODVideo on demand
anonAnonymous
OT3One true threesome
WLWWomen loving women
WAHWork at home
NSFVNot safe for viewing
IMBOIn my biased opinion
GIGlycemic Index
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
PRPublic relations
SAEStamped addressed envelope
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
SEOSearch engine optimization
sysadminSystem administrator
adminAdministrator
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
PlebAn unsophisticated person
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
CIOCry it out
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
BIFLBuy it for life
SOTDShoe of the day
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
It meI identify with that
ChonkAn overweight animal
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
AITAAm I the a**hole
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
DDDue diligence
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
NBLNBNon-binary loving non-binary
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
QuantQuantitative analyst
GMTAGreat minds think alike
IB2DI beg to differ
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
ISTMIt seems to me
POSPower of suggestion
TTBOMKTo the best of my knowledge
TUTTotally unique thought
CFVCall for votes
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
DILDaughter-in-law
IMNSVHOIn my not so very humble opinion
HBUHow 'bout you
MSMicrosoft
TOWThe one with
YTAYou're the a**hole
DUDon't understand
OLTLOne Life to Live
gitGet over it
BlursedBlessed and cursed
QQQuick question
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
SROStanding room only
RedditorA Reddit user
YSKYou should know
MIBMen in Black
FHFuture husband
CTOCheck this out
IGII get it
LPTLife Pro Tip
WRTWith respect to
hwHardware
TMFTToo much free time
TBFTo be fair
TPTBThe powers that be
DOADead on arrival
BWQBuzzword quotient
CADControl-alt-delete
sSarcasm
HIHHope it helps
IIRIf I remember
IJWTKI just want to know
IMPOVIn my point of view
PEBCACProblem exists between chair and computer
NTANot the a**hole
AONAs of now
NCNo Contact
MLMMen loving men
PFPPicture for proof
NSFANot safe for anyone
DFDear fiance
FreebieA free item or service
WDITWhy do I try
OTSOpen two-seater
OOMFOne of my followers
HMPHelp me, please
HMPHalf marathon pace
FFFast forward
CXCorrection
B1G1Buy one, get one
BOGOBuy one, get one
OOPOut of pocket
TIHIThanks, I hate it
TBQHTo be quite honest
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
W2KWindows 2000
TTTTo the top
TTTTTo tell the truth
IIUCIf I understand correctly
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
ABPAlready been posted
Fiver partyA birthday party for a child where guests give $5
CybermobA group of online users that harasses other users
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
TSFWTotally safe for work
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
HNMHappy new month
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
AAAs above
DHYBDon't hold your breath
fFemale
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
JASEJust another system error
AYORAt your own risk
WYWHWish you were here
nmtnNever mind that now
NBLMNon-binary loving men
FWFuture wife
ITRInternet Talk Radio
IDUI don't understand
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
ITTWACWI thought this was a Christian website
OBOOr best offer
BFNBig fat negative
YAAYet another acronym
EMIExcuse my ignorance
OOPOut of print
OPKOvulation predictor kit
ppdPostpartum depression
dcDaycare
LARPLive action role-playing
PS2PlayStation 2
T4PThanks for posting
VGVideo game
WPWordPress
OCONUSOutside of contiguous United States
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
BMEBased on my experience
DDDear daughter
EODEnd of discussion
EOREnd of rant
ICI see
IDGII don't get it
OICNOh, I see now
IMVHOIn my very humble opinion
u/lUpload
TWSBThis website sucks b***s
SFScience Fiction
TTLTime to live
IPNI'm posting naked
iccIcecrown Citadel
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
HYLHelp You Later
FAWCFor anyone who cares
FOSFreedom of speech
FOSFeat of strength
FUCTFailed under continuous testing
IMOBOIn my own biased opinion
BFPBig fat positive
HPTHome pregnancy test
FMIFor more information
BSBlood Sugar
WIYPWhat is your problem
RYCRegarding your comment
bumpForum post message bump
WCMWarcraft Movies
SPDSensory Processing Disorder
FTFor trade
PPPatterned paper
DSDear son
IAWIn accordance with
INRSIt's not rocket science
ITYMI think you mean
M02My two cents
DWDear wife
HKHello Kitty
ETAEdited to add
TMSFToo much Science Fiction
mkaMake additions
SOTAState of the art
TTTTThese things take time
fwFreeware
GBRGarbled beyond recovery
HMTHere's my try
TBRTo be released
SAHPStay-at-home parent
ISFInsulin Sensitivity Factor
ONOOr nearest offer
YHBTYou have been trolled
IOKIYADIt's OK if you're a Democrat
msftMicrosoft
gpwGlobal Password
UCEUnsolicited commercial email
NSFWNot suitable for women
BFUBrain free user
NSFVNot safe for vegetarians
IOKIYARIt's OK if you're a Republican
TRWTFThe real WTF
AIUIAs I understand it
DAQDumb asked question
DHDear husband
EOLEnd of lecture
IAEIn any event
IDNKI do not know
IMHBMAOIn my humble but most accurate opinion
ISWYMI see what you mean
JMHOJust my humble opinion
MOOMy own opinion
OTOHOn the other hand
PUSIMPPut yourself in my position
RFCRequest for comment
RTFSRead the flippin' source
YWIAYou're welcome in advance
OTTOver the top
IANALI am not a lawyer
JMOJust my opinion
PTBPowers that be
IMCOIn my considered opinion
RTFFAQRead the flippin' FAQ
WOOTWay out of topic
WWWrong Window
RTFMMRead the flippin' manual, moron
FTGFor the group
p/wPassword
pwPassword
M$Microsoft
STFWSearch the flippin' Web
PMFJIPardon me for jumping in
MSTMust see today
PSPPlayStation Portable
TDLThe Do LaB
SAHMStay-at-home mom
WOHMWorking outside home mom
nxtNext
OMGNOh my gosh noob
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
WTYAFWho threw you a fish?
NOTDNail of the day
WOTDWorkout of the day
SINBADSingle income, no boyfriend, absolutely desperate
IMHOIn my honest opinion
HPDCHappy People Don't Complain
MTFMore to follow
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
CNPContinued next post
EOTEnd of thread
ADPICAlways Dependably Politically Incorrect
SWASo what a**
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
DTRTDo the right thing
FYMFor your misinformation
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
PMJIPardon my jumping in
STWSearch the Web
YRYeah, right
BBSBulletin board system
BKABetter known as
CTSChange the subject
EIEEnough is enough
FIFOFirst in, first out
LIFOLast in, first out
L4DLeft for Dead
L4D2Left for Dead 2
GBAGameboy Advance
IOBInsulin on board
T1DType 1 Diabetes
CGMContinuous Glucose Monitoring
CGMSContinuous Glucose Monitoring System
MDIMultiple Daily Injections
BGBlood Glucose
KOTORKnights of the Old Republic
ASPAfter show party
OTCOver the counter
PAYGPay as you go
PAYEPay as you earn
LILinkedIn
blinkieCoupon dispenser machine
MIRMail-in rebate
MQManufacturer coupon
NEDNo expiration date
IPQInternet printable coupon
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
TARFUThings are really fouled up
TOCTable of contents
VetVeteran
vidVideo
vloggerVideo blogger
4WDFour-wheel drive
IBTLIn before the lock
QFEQuoted for emphasis
azzA**
MBPMacBook Pro
hlpHelp
MOTDMessage of the day
MOOCMassive open online course
SALSuch a laugh
PPVPay-Per-View
QRGQuick reference guide
SMESubject matter expert
iDeviceApple Hardware
IFABI found a bug
SSASame-sex attraction
HFTHigh frequency trader
IAWTCSMI agree with this comment so much
HEAHappily ever after
LWDLittle white dress
LBDLittle black dress

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