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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
IDKI don't know
PCPersonal computer
VRVirtual reality
FFFFlat foreign female
TrollingPosting offensive comments
n00bA new or inexperienced user
OMGOh my gosh
BTWBy the way
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
TYThank you
IMOIn my opinion
LANLocal Area Network
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
YWYou're welcome
N64Nintendo 64
Dunk onMake fun of
POVPoint of view
TBHTo be honest
TLDRToo long, didn't read
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
PS4PlayStation 4
go brrrSolve a problem
irlA real-life person
GOATGreatest of all time
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
FOMOFear of missing out
GALGet a life
COCCode of conduct
CCGCollectible card game
LGSLocal game store
YMMVYour mileage may vary
PMPrivate message
STFDSit the f*** down
RIPRest in peace
ICYMIIn case you missed it
IAPIn-app purchase
POTUSPresident of the United States
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
IMHOIn my humble opinion
IOWIn other words
NBSPNo bull s*** please
NESNintendo Entertainment System
WCGWorld Cyber Games
YWAYou're welcome anyway
SWYPSo what's your problem
CGComputer Graphics
U mad broAre you mad?
FlamingAngering other Internet users
WIPWork in progress
IACIn any case
GMVGot my vote
OTSOff the subject
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
TCGTrading card game
IIRCIf I remember correctly
WRTWith regard to
YRLYou are lame
FOCFree of charge
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
PS3PlayStation 3
CSBCool story, bro
PCPolitically correct
OTPOne true pairing
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
LOTRLord of the Rings
TRSThat really sucks
WDYTWhat do you think
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
NDSNintendo DS
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
OTOff topic
IAWTCI agree with the comment
PnPParty and Play
OOTDOutfit of the day
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
TBTGThanks be to God
vlogVideo blog
TILToday I learned
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
HimboA naive, musclebound male
N/ANot applicable
TFTIThanks for the information
LSSLong story short
OPOriginal poster
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
DAEDoes anyone else
Put on blastTo call out
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
BIONBelieve it or not
HTHHope this helps
IRTIn regards to
RedditorA Reddit user
OTLOne true love
TOHThe other half
IMAI might add
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
PIOGPosted in other groups
WAHMWork-at-home mom
SFYSpeak for yourself
sicSpelling incorrect
GSOHGreat sense of humor
WADRWith all due respect
TBETo be edited
TBDTo be determined
SMHScratching my head
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
B&WBlack and white
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
SAHDStay-at-home dad
OT3One true threesome
Tune upBeat up
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
OOMFOne of my followers
wagsWives and girlfriends
PBUHPeace be upon Him
SAEStamped addressed envelope
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
SSIASubject says it all
WinternityEternal winter
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
DDDue diligence
CONUSContiguous United States
T4TUThanks for the update
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
It meI identify with that
WLWWomen loving women
TendiesChicken tenders
FCOLFor crying out loud
FTRFor the record
IAGIt's all good
IMEIn my experience
OTOther topic
TMATake my advice
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
WBUWhat 'bout you
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
QFTQuoted for truth
WYWHWish you were here
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
WCGWWhat could go wrong
QFEQuestion for everyone
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
PSOGPure stroke of genius
BDUBrain dead user
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
TISUThis is so unfair
IGII get it
IPNI'm posting naked
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
FTFYFixed that for you
IAI agree
SERPSearch engine results page
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
EOFEnd of file
YSKYou should know
NCNo Contact
OOTLOut of the loop
IJWTSI just want to say
J-PowJerome Powell
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
NSFVNot safe for viewing
4saleFor sale
B&FBack and forth
JFIJust for information
VODVideo on demand
WAHWork at home
IMBOIn my biased opinion
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
GIGlycemic Index
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
WYBWhen you buy
BIFLBuy it for life
PRPublic relations
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
SEOSearch engine optimization
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
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
ChonkAn overweight animal
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
AITAAm I the a**hole
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
At homeA worse version of something
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
EOLEnd of lecture
GMTAGreat minds think alike
VPLVisible panty line
IB2DI beg to differ
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
ISTMIt seems to me
RTFARead the flippin' article
TTBOMKTo the best of my knowledge
TUTTotally unique thought
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
NSFANot safe for anyone
CFVCall for votes
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
Silver foxAn attractive older man
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
JASEJust another system error
FTPFile transfer protocol
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
IMNSVHOIn my not so very humble opinion
WWWrong Window
HBUHow 'bout you
QuantQuantitative analyst
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
SROStanding room only
PC4PCPicture comment for picture comment
MIBMen in Black
CUCredit union
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
FHFuture husband
CTOCheck this out
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
YTAYou're the a**hole
WRTWith respect to
TMFTToo much free time
TBFTo be fair
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
BFNBig fat negative
TPTBThe powers that be
DOADead on arrival
BWQBuzzword quotient
HIHHope it helps
LPTLife Pro Tip
IIRIf I remember
IJWTKI just want to know
IMPOVIn my point of view
PEBCACProblem exists between chair and computer
UXUser Interface
AONAs of now
MLMMen loving men
BlursedBlessed and cursed
NBLNBNon-binary loving non-binary
NBLWNon-binary loving women
NTANot the a**hole
HPTHome pregnancy test
TIHIThanks, I hate it
FUPAFatty upper pubic area
DFDear fiance
FreebieA free item or service
VBOVisible belly outline
PFPPicture for proof
LCGLiving card game
Dab handAn expert
WDITWhy do I try
OTSOpen two-seater
HMPHelp me, please
HMPHalf marathon pace
FFFast forward
B1G1Buy one, get one
BOGOBuy one, get one
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
OOPOut of pocket
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
TBQHTo be quite honest
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
sysadminSystem administrator
W2KWindows 2000
TTTTo the top
TTTTTo tell the truth
IIUCIf I understand correctly
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
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
TSFWTotally safe for work
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
HNMHappy new month
AAAs above
DHYBDon't hold your breath
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
POSPower of suggestion
NBLMNon-binary loving men
AYORAt your own risk
nmtnNever mind that now
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
iccIcecrown Citadel
TTTTThese things take time
YAAYet another acronym
FUCTFailed under continuous testing
EMIExcuse my ignorance
OOPOut of print
OPKOvulation predictor kit
BFPBig fat positive
ppdPostpartum depression
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
ICI see
IDGII don't get it
OICNOh, I see now
IMVHOIn my very humble opinion
HKHello Kitty
TWSBThis website sucks b***s
SFScience Fiction
TTLTime to live
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
HYLHelp You Later
FAWCFor anyone who cares
FOSFreedom of speech
FOSFeat of strength
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
DWDear wife
ETAEdited to add
NSFWNot suitable for women
TMSFToo much Science Fiction
mkaMake additions
SOTAState of the art
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
FTFor trade
gpwGlobal Password
UCEUnsolicited commercial email
BFUBrain free user
NSFVNot safe for vegetarians
IOKIYARIt's OK if you're a Republican
DAQDumb asked question
DHDear husband
DQOTDDumb question of the day
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
IANALI am not a lawyer
DHDear hubby
IMCOIn my considered opinion
RTFFAQRead the flippin' FAQ
WOOTWay out of topic
RTFMMRead the flippin' manual, moron
FTGFor the group
STFWSearch the flippin' Web
SAHMStay-at-home mom
WOHMWorking outside home mom
OMGNOh my gosh noob
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
WTYAFWho threw you a fish?
NOTDNail 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
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
BGBlood Glucose
KOTORKnights of the Old Republic
ASPAfter show party
OTCOver the counter
PAYGPay as you go
PAYEPay as you earn
blinkieCoupon dispenser machine
MIRMail-in rebate
TARFUThings are really fouled up
TOCTable of contents
vloggerVideo blogger
4WDFour-wheel drive
IBTLIn before the lock
QFEQuoted for emphasis
MOTDMessage of the day
MOOCMassive open online course
SALSuch a laugh
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

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