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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
VRVirtual reality
PCPersonal computer
TYThank you
OMGOh my gosh
n00bA new or inexperienced user
PS4PlayStation 4
FFFFlat foreign female
BTWBy the way
TrollingPosting offensive comments
YWYou're welcome
LANLocal Area Network
POVPoint of view
TLDRToo long, didn't read
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
TBHTo be honest
IMOIn my opinion
go brrrSolve a problem
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
RIPRest in peace
CCGCollectible card game
N64Nintendo 64
FOMOFear of missing out
GOATGreatest of all time
IMHOIn my humble opinion
COCCode of conduct
LGSLocal game store
Dunk onMake fun of
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
YMMVYour mileage may vary
IAPIn-app purchase
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
GALGet a life
PMPrivate message
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
IOWIn other words
IMHOIn my honest opinion
TCGTrading card game
POTUSPresident of the United States
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
Tune upBeat up
STFDSit the f*** down
PS3PlayStation 3
CSBCool story, bro
vlogVideo blog
SWYPSo what's your problem
WIPWork in progress
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
NBSPNo bull s*** please
OTSOff the subject
ICYMIIn case you missed it
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
WCGWorld Cyber Games
YWAYou're welcome anyway
TILToday I learned
U mad broAre you mad?
FlamingAngering other Internet users
irlA real-life person
BIONBelieve it or not
IACIn any case
OTOff topic
WYWHWish you were here
GMVGot my vote
WDYTWhat do you think
NDSNintendo DS
PCPolitically correct
IIRCIf I remember correctly
WRTWith regard to
IMAI might add
FOCFree of charge
OTPOne true pairing
TTTTTo tell the truth
CGComputer Graphics
SASexual assault
WBUWhat 'bout you
TRSThat really sucks
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
YRLYou are lame
TBFTo be fair
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
PnPParty and Play
RedditorA Reddit user
OT3One true threesome
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
LOTRLord of the Rings
IAWTCI agree with the comment
TFTIThanks for the information
OPOriginal poster
OOMFOne of my followers
ChonkAn overweight animal
DDDue diligence
HimboA naive, musclebound male
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
FCOLFor crying out loud
HTHHope this helps
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
IMEIn my experience
IRTIn regards to
N/ANot applicable
LSSLong story short
SFYSpeak for yourself
sicSpelling incorrect
OOTDOutfit of the day
FTFYFixed that for you
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
B&WBlack and white
HPTHome pregnancy test
wagsWives and girlfriends
PBUHPeace be upon Him
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
Put on blastTo call out
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
J-PowJerome Powell
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
AmogusAmong Us
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
IAGIt's all good
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
PIOGPosted in other groups
WAHMWork-at-home mom
IGII get it
GSOHGreat sense of humor
WADRWith all due respect
TBETo be edited
TBDTo be determined
NFINo further information
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
SAHDStay-at-home dad
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
inb4In before
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
SSIASubject says it all
WinternityEternal winter
DAEDoes anyone else
CONUSContiguous United States
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
Y/NYour name
HNMHappy new month
AITAAm I the a**hole
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
NCNo Contact
OOTLOut of the loop
TendiesChicken tenders
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
OTLOne true love
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
BOLOBe on the lookout
S-tierTop rank
Helicopter momAn overly involved mom
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
FTRFor the record
OTOther topic
TOHThe other half
TMATake my advice
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
WWWrong Window
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
HBUHow 'bout you
QFTQuoted for truth
RTFBRead the flippin' book
GTFGone too far
QFEQuestion for everyone
PC4PCPicture comment for picture comment
PSOGPure stroke of genius
FHFuture husband
BDUBrain dead user
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
TISUThis is so unfair
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
SERPSearch engine results page
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
B&FBack and forth
JFIJust for information
VODVideo on demand
WAHWork at home
IMBOIn my biased opinion
PS2PlayStation 2
GIGlycemic Index
WDITWhy do I try
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
FFFast forward
B1G1Buy one, get one
PRPublic relations
SAEStamped addressed envelope
TBTGThanks be to God
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
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
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
TSFWTotally safe for work
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
YSKYou should know
LPTLife Pro Tip
QuantQuantitative analyst
NBLMNon-binary loving men
WCGWWhat could go wrong
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
At homeA worse version of something
CUCredit union
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
VolcelVoluntary celibate
RPFReal person fiction
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
TWTrigger warning
SmolSmall and cute
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
EDEating disorder
OTDOf the day
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
BeckyA basic white girl
KyleA basic white boy
YAYoung Adult
NGMINot gonna make it
HusbandoA fictional man that a real person has a crush on
ShadowbanTo secretly censor a social media user's content
AAAs above
AIUIAs I understand it
ATSLAlong the same lines
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
EOLEnd of lecture
GMTAGreat minds think alike
IB2DI beg to differ
IMHAROIn my humble and respectful opinion
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
ISTMIt seems to me
POSPower of suggestion
RFCRequest for comment
RTFARead the flippin' article
TTBOMKTo the best of my knowledge
TUTTotally unique thought
YWIAYou're welcome in advance
CFVCall for votes
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
DHDear hubby
IMNSVHOIn my not so very humble opinion
TOWThe one with
RATMRage Against The Machine
DUDon't understand
OLTLOne Life to Live
gitGet over it
QQQuick question
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
BFRBig freakin' rock
SROStanding room only
MIBMen in Black
CTOCheck this out
ITYFI think you'll find
WRTWith respect to
HPDCHappy People Don't Complain
TMFTToo much free time
MTFMore to follow
DTRTDo the right thing
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
iccIcecrown Citadel
BFNBig fat negative
TPTBThe powers that be
BWQBuzzword quotient
CTSChange the subject
HIHHope it helps
IJWTKI just want to know
PEBCACProblem exists between chair and computer
UXUser Interface
4saleFor sale
AONAs of now
BFPBig fat positive
DFDear fiance
FreebieA free item or service
L4D2Left for Dead 2
OTSOpen two-seater
HMPHelp me, please
HMPHalf marathon pace
BOGOBuy one, get one
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
OOPOut of pocket
WYBWhen you buy
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
TARFUThings are really fouled up
TBQHTo be quite honest
ToCTable of contents
IBTLIn before the lock
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
W2KWindows 2000
TTTTo the top
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
BIFLBuy it for life
TIHIThanks, I hate it
NSFVNot safe for viewing
YTAYou're the a**hole
NTANot the a**hole
WLWWomen loving women
MLMMen loving men
NBLWNon-binary loving women
BlursedBlessed and cursed
NSFANot safe for anyone
PFPPicture for proof
VBOVisible belly outline
VPLVisible panty line
FUPAFatty upper pubic area
Dab handAn expert
LCGLiving card game
Shot Girl SummerSummer 2021
QAnutterA QAnon believer
UrbexUrban exploration
PWIPredominantly white institution
HWCUHistorically white colleges and universities
MSIMinority-serving institutions
CWContent warning
SnapbackThe quickness a woman's body snaps back after a pregnancy
BDDBody dysmorphic disorder
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
DeplatformTo remove a user from a social network or website
Digital nomadA person who performs their job online while traveling
OTDOn this day
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
MBAMacBook Air
GDIGod d*** it
MukbangEating show
IYAMIf you ask me
WAGMIWe're all gonna make it
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
Rent Free In My HeadIs frequently on my mind
HCOLHigh cost of living
QueerbaitingImplying but never actualizing a non-hetero relationship
OCOriginal content
Ghost banningCensoring a social media user's posts
Comment ghostingRemoving a user's comments
Insta copBuy immediately
BMEBased on my experience
DHYBDon't hold your breath
EODEnd of discussion
ICI see
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
JASEJust another system error
FTPFile transfer protocol
IMVHOIn my very humble opinion
AYORAt your own risk
HKHello Kitty
nmtnNever mind that now
SFScience Fiction
FWFuture wife
ITRInternet Talk Radio
ITRIncome Tax Return
IPNI'm posting naked
ITTWACWI thought this was a Christian website
OBOOr best offer
YAAYet another acronym
HYLHelp You Later
DOADead on arrival
FUCTFailed under continuous testing
IIRIf I remember
EMIExcuse my ignorance
OOPOut of print
OPKOvulation predictor kit
ppdPostpartum depression
FMIFor more information
LARPLive action role-playing
ONCOOr nearest cash offer
T4PThanks for posting
VGVideo game
MBPMacBook Pro
sysadminSystem administrator
NBLNBNon-binary loving non-binary
Silver foxAn attractive older man
BTSBehind the scenes
DDDear daughter
EOREnd of rant
IDGII don't get it
OICNOh, I see now
M02My two cents
DWDear wife
ETAEdited to add
TWSBThis website sucks b***s
TTLTime to live
IDUI don't understand
FOTDFace of the day
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
FAWCFor anyone who cares
FOSFreedom of speech
FOSFeat of strength
GBRGarbled beyond recovery
HMTHere's my try
IMOBOIn my own biased opinion
SAHPStay-at-home parent
BSBlood Sugar
WIYPWhat is your problem
RYCRegarding your comment
bumpForum post message bump
WCMWarcraft Movies
SPDSensory Processing Disorder
HEAHappily ever after
LWDLittle white dress
OCONUSOutside of contiguous United States
DSDear son
IAWIn accordance with
INRSIt's not rocket science
ITYMI think you mean
TMSFToo much Science Fiction
mkaMake additions
OMGNOh my gosh noob
SOTAState of the art
TTTTThese things take time
TBRTo be released
ISFInsulin Sensitivity Factor
ONOOr nearest offer
YHBTYou have been trolled
IOKIYADIt's OK if you're a Democrat
PPPatterned paper
gpwGlobal Password
UCEUnsolicited commercial email
NSFWNot suitable for women
FTFor trade
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
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
RTFSRead the flippin' source
sysopSystem operator (chat monitor)
WAEFRDWhen all else fails, read directions
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
RTFMMRead the flippin' manual, moron
FTGFor the group
STFWSearch the flippin' Web
PMFJIPardon me for jumping in
MSTMust see today
PMPLPiss my pants laughing
OOTOut of topic
PSPPlayStation Portable
SAHMStay-at-home mom
WOHMWorking outside home mom
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
WTYAFWho threw you a fish?
NOTDNail of the day
WOTDWorkout of the day
SINBADSingle income, no boyfriend, absolutely desperate
CNPContinued next post
EOTEnd of thread
ADPICAlways Dependably Politically Incorrect
SWASo what a**
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
FYMFor your misinformation
PMJIPardon my jumping in
STWSearch the Web
YRYeah, right
BKABetter known as
EIEEnough is enough
FIFOFirst in, first out
LIFOLast in, first out
GOMLGet on my level
GIGOGarbage in, garbage out
GL&GHGood luck and good hunting
IGTPI get the point
INPOIn no particular order
ISTRI seem to recall
ITSFWIIf the shoe fits, wear it
ASATAs simple as that
AONApropos of nothing
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
DMNDSDoesn't make no dang sense
C/SChange subject
ne1erAnyone here
POASPee on a stick
CSCaesarean section
L4DLeft for Dead
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
blinkieCoupon dispenser machine
MIRMail-in rebate
MQManufacturer coupon
NEDNo expiration date
IPQInternet printable coupon
vloggerVideo blogger
4WDFour-wheel drive
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
LBDLittle black dress
You win the InternetYou are awesome
Stealth banningSecretly moderating a user's posts

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