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

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