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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
IDKI don't know
PCPersonal computer
VRVirtual reality
OMGOh my gosh
FFFFlat foreign female
TrollingPosting offensive comments
n00bA new or inexperienced user
BTWBy the way
TYThank you
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
YWYou're welcome
IMOIn my opinion
TLDRToo long, didn't read
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
TBHTo be honest
LANLocal Area Network
PS4PlayStation 4
POVPoint of view
Dunk onMake fun of
N64Nintendo 64
go brrrSolve a problem
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
FOMOFear of missing out
GOATGreatest of all time
irlA real-life person
GALGet a life
COCCode of conduct
CCGCollectible card game
IAPIn-app purchase
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
LGSLocal game store
IOWIn other words
YMMVYour mileage may vary
PMPrivate message
STFDSit the f*** down
RIPRest in peace
CSBCool story, bro
POTUSPresident of the United States
FlamingAngering other Internet users
IMHOIn my humble opinion
NBSPNo bull s*** please
OTSOff the subject
ICYMIIn case you missed it
NESNintendo Entertainment System
PCPolitically correct
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
TCGTrading card game
WCGWorld Cyber Games
SWYPSo what's your problem
CGComputer Graphics
U mad broAre you mad?
WIPWork in progress
IACIn any case
GMVGot my vote
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
vlogVideo blog
YWAYou're welcome anyway
TILToday I learned
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
Tune upBeat up
IIRCIf I remember correctly
OTOff topic
WRTWith regard to
LOTRLord of the Rings
TRSThat really sucks
YRLYou are lame
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
FOCFree of charge
PS3PlayStation 3
TBTGThanks be to God
OTPOne true pairing
IAWTCI agree with the comment
OOTDOutfit of the day
WDYTWhat do you think
NDSNintendo DS
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
DAEDoes anyone else
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
HimboA naive, musclebound male
PnPParty and Play
BIONBelieve it or not
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
N/ANot applicable
IMAI might add
TFTIThanks for the information
LSSLong story short
OPOriginal poster
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
Put on blastTo call out
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
HTHHope this helps
IRTIn regards to
TOHThe other half
WBUWhat 'bout you
WYWHWish you were here
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
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
TBDTo be determined
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
B&WBlack and white
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
SAHDStay-at-home dad
OOMFOne of my followers
wagsWives and girlfriends
PBUHPeace be upon Him
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
SSIASubject says it all
WinternityEternal winter
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
CONUSContiguous United States
T4TUThanks for the update
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
It meI identify with that
ChonkAn overweight animal
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
DDDue diligence
NCNo Contact
OTLOne true love
RedditorA Reddit user
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
OT3One true threesome
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
FCOLFor crying out loud
FTRFor the record
IAGIt's all good
IMEIn my experience
OTOther topic
TMATake my advice
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
QFTQuoted for truth
QFEQuestion for everyone
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
PSOGPure stroke of genius
FHFuture husband
BDUBrain dead user
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
TISUThis is so unfair
IGII get it
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
IAI agree
SERPSearch engine results page
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
SMHScratching my head
EOFEnd of file
IJWTSI just want to say
4saleFor sale
B&FBack and forth
JFIJust for information
VODVideo on demand
WAHWork at home
IMBOIn my biased opinion
GIGlycemic Index
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
WYBWhen you buy
PRPublic relations
SAEStamped addressed envelope
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
SEOSearch engine optimization
TTTTTo tell the truth
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
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
BIFLBuy it for life
NSFVNot safe for viewing
YSKYou should know
OOTLOut of the loop
TendiesChicken tenders
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
J-PowJerome Powell
WLWWomen loving women
WCGWWhat could go wrong
At homeA worse version of something
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
BOLOBe on the lookout
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
VolcelVoluntary celibate
RPFReal person fiction
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
RTFARead the flippin' article
TTBOMKTo the best of my knowledge
TUTTotally unique thought
CFVCall for votes
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
JASEJust another system error
FTPFile transfer protocol
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
DHDear hubby
IMNSVHOIn my not so very humble opinion
WWWrong Window
HBUHow 'bout you
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
CTOCheck this out
WRTWith respect to
TMFTToo much free time
TBFTo be fair
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
iccIcecrown Citadel
BFNBig fat negative
TPTBThe powers that be
DOADead on arrival
BBSBulletin board system
BWQBuzzword quotient
HIHHope it helps
IIRIf I remember
IJWTKI just want to know
IMPOVIn my point of view
PEBCACProblem exists between chair and computer
UXUser Interface
AONAs of now
BFPBig fat positive
HPTHome pregnancy test
DFDear fiance
FreebieA free item or service
WDITWhy do I try
OTSOpen two-seater
HMPHelp me, please
HMPHalf marathon pace
FFFast forward
B1G1Buy one, get one
BOGOBuy one, get one
OOPOut of pocket
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
TBQHTo be quite honest
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
sysadminSystem administrator
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
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
Y/NYour name
TSFWTotally safe for work
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
HNMHappy new month
TIHIThanks, I hate it
YTAYou're the a**hole
LPTLife Pro Tip
NTANot the a**hole
QuantQuantitative analyst
MLMMen loving men
NBLMNon-binary loving men
NBLWNon-binary loving women
NBLNBNon-binary loving non-binary
BlursedBlessed and cursed
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
NSFANot safe for anyone
PFPPicture for proof
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
VBOVisible belly outline
VPLVisible panty line
FUPAFatty upper pubic area
Dab handAn expert
CUCredit union
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
LCGLiving card game
Silver foxAn attractive older man
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
Shot Girl SummerSummer 2021
QAnutterA QAnon believer
UrbexUrban exploration
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
PWIPredominantly white institution
HWCUHistorically white colleges and universities
MSIMinority-serving institutions
TWTrigger warning
CWContent warning
AAAs above
DHYBDon't hold your breath
ICI see
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
AYORAt your own risk
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
EMIExcuse my ignorance
OOPOut of print
OPKOvulation predictor kit
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
IDGII don't get it
OICNOh, I see now
DWDear wife
IMVHOIn my very humble opinion
HKHello Kitty
TWSBThis website sucks b***s
TTLTime to live
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
BTSBehind the scenes
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
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
AIUIAs I understand it
ATSLAlong the same lines
DAQDumb asked question
DHDear husband
DPDear partner
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
RFCRequest for comment
RTFSRead the flippin' source
sysopSystem operator (chat monitor)
WAEFRDWhen all else fails, read directions
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
RTFMMRead the flippin' manual, moron
FTGFor the group
STFWSearch the flippin' Web
PMFJIPardon me for jumping in
GTFGone too far
MSTMust see today
PMPLPiss my pants laughing
OOTOut of topic
PSPPlayStation Portable
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
WOTDWorkout of the day
FOTDFace 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
BKABetter known as
CTSChange the subject
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
NFINo further information
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
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
blinkieCoupon dispenser machine
MIRMail-in rebate
MQManufacturer coupon
NEDNo expiration date
IPQInternet printable coupon
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
LBDLittle black dress
You win the InternetYou are awesome

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