List of Internet slang

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The following lists could usefully expand to include citations of the earliest usage, where references exist.


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... 
Used to show either disrespect, astonishment after a person's statement, or represents a pause in speaking
<3
"heart" Used in phrases like "I <3 you" To show extreme passion for the noun which follows the <3 <33333 is used. Often, 'less-than-three' is used parodically where this would.
<4
Used in the same way that <3 is used. Often used in response to someone saying "I <3 you" in an attempt to show that they love the person more. This can lead to higher numbers as well (e.g. <5, <6, etc.)
 ; ( x (large number) 
Often in large font, this is used as a sarcastic means of displaying apathy. Most commonly used on the Biffy board.
 !!!1 
Used to sarcastically indicate drama - the stray 1s were introduced by people inadvertantly releasing the shift key prior to releasing the 1 key, resulting in a mixture of the two. Written "one"s can also be used for extra sarcastic effect, e.g. "OMGZZ SRSLY!!!!11one".
((( name )))  
Hugging someone (name)
(_l_) or (_x_) or (_o_) 
butt
(_>@<_) or E(_O_)3 
Goatse (butt)
T4U2D 
"time for you to die"
( @ ) ( @ ), (oYo), (.).) or (.) (.) 
Breasts
-__- 
"care-face", often says "I don't care", or to show disappointment. Also is the annoyed face, or the neutral face. As in, you don't want to get involved.
-__- ;; 
The semi-colons denote beads of sweat, showing that the person is either uncomfortable or awkward.
--8  
--ate (L8 = late, Sk8 = skate)
@$$ 
"Ass", this is usually used to censor oneself or just for show, or to perform a censor bypass.
^_^ 
A Korean smiley used to express or indicate feelings of joy or happiness.
^____________^ 
An exaggerated form of the ^_^ smiley, usually used as a form of sarcasm. Example: "OMG ITAMZ PLZ!!! ^______^" Originated in the Face of Mankind Game.
10-4 
"OK, Acknowledgement", as in the CB Radio ten-codes.
12B, 1AB 
"Wannabe".
10q 
"Thank you".
10x 
"Thanks".
1337 
"Leet", short for elite, often used ironically.
3108  
Blog
143 
"I love you" Predates internet, represents letters in the words I-1 Love-4, You-3.
1v1 
"1 versus 1".
20 
"Location", from CB Radio jargon.
2125
"do you want to fight", comes from the azn warrior pronounciation as one word - "doyouwantofight"
2186
"do you want anal sex", an expression made up to insult azn warriors due to their common use of "2125"
224 
"Today, Tomorrow, Forever".
2B 
"To be".
2moz 
"Tomorrow"
2mrw 
"Tomorrow".
2TM 
"To the max".
2U 
"To you".
304 
"Hoe" read backwards, often used as an insult
31337 
"Elite", often used sarcastically.
"For".
4  
Die. Same pronunciation as the Chinese word 歄1�7
411 
(give me the) "Information" (or) "Gossip"
42 
"Life, the Universe, and Everything" (from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
404 
"Couldn't find it," "Clueless" (from the HTTP 404 "Error: Resource not found" response code)
4649 
"pleased to meet you," "hi" (from Japanese "yoroshiku," the four numbers can be pronounced yo-ro-shi-ku)
46 
"pleased to meet you," "hi" (short version of 4649)
4ever or 4eva 
"forever"
4TW 
"for the win," used after an object to indicate the superiority of said object
4U 
"for you"
5/5 
"five by five"
53x 
sex
555 
Thai slang for "hahaha", 5 = thai "ha" character on the thai keyboard. Popularized and parodied by the international Ragnarok Online community, particularly experienced players, because of a period when thai players were forced to use the international servers and often used this expression.
727  
Refers to the nice area in Pinellas County, FL. Used as a sign of elitism.
8===D 
penis
8===D~~ 
penis with goo coming out
8008135 
variant of the complex Leet language for "boobies."
807 or 8075 
"BOT(s)"; a person who demonstrates an extreme lack of knowledge or common sense. Originally deriving from forum or instant-message bots, which often respond to pre-programmed keywords and commonly-used phrases humorously without making much coherent sense
833r 
(or b33r, or |333|2) - variant of the complex Leet language for beer or other alcoholic beverages
9413  
Bad situation, literally means "90% Die 10% Live", same sound as the mandarin idiom 九�1�7丄1�7甄1�7
IIUC 
If i understand correctly
~!
added to the end of a word (usually all caps) to express extreme excitement (usually sarcastic), popular with pro wrestling smarks

<(^-^<) <(^-^)> (>^-^)> : "Kirby dance" reference to the Nintendo character. Very happy, intentionally annoyingly so. Often used on webpages without smilies.

..I.. 
the middle finger.

A

AC 
Audible Chuckle. Since most internet users write LOL when they don't mean it, AC is taking it's place for when someone really laughs "out loud".
Account suicide 
Deliberately posting content against policy in order to get your (or a hijacked) user account blocked
ACK 
"acknowledged," used frequently in discussion boards
Admin 
short for "administrator" (that is, a system administrator, a server administrator, or forum moderator, among other Internet staff positions)
ADN 
"any day now"
ADROFL HITLER  
see ROFL
AFAIC 
"as far as I'm concerned," or "as far as I care", or "as far as I can..."
AFAIH 
"as far as I've heard"
AFAICS 
"as far as I can see"
AFAICT 
"as far as I can tell"
AFAIK 
"as far as I know"
AFAIR 
"as far as I recall/remember"
AFAIU 
"as far as I understand"
AFC 
"away/absent from computer"
AFGE 
"another fucking growth experience"
AFK 
"away/absent from keyboard," usually in the form <AFK> in one's handle, backronymed to "a free kill" in many multiplayer games
AICMFP 
"and I claim my five pounds"
AIM 
"AOL Instant Messenger"
AIUI 
"As I understand it"
AKA 
"also known as" (pre-dates the Internet)
Al CapOWNED 
Same as "Owned"
Anon 
"anonymous"
AO 
Anarchy Online, a popular MMORPG.
AOHell 
Derogative term for America Online (AOL); also the name of a program, AOHell, which runs under Microsoft Windows and which users employ for phishing and social engineering.
AP
Commonly used for "Asian Pride" which shows a superiority of the writer, who is of Asian heritage. Can also be known as "Attack Power", in the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft.
ARE 
"acronym-rich environment"
ASAP 
"as soon as possible" predates internet
Aswom/Aswum/Awzum/Awzm 
An intentional misspelling of "awesome" generally used for comedic purposes
ASL 
"Age, sex, location"; used to request general information about a fellow user, sometimes considered rude. Also used as an introductory phrase, usually when expecting that information up-front.
ATM 
"At the moment" or "Ass to mouth," indicating the unsanitary shift from anal sex to oral sex
AUP 
"Acceptable Use Policy"
AWOL 
"Away Without Official Leave" or "Absent Without Leave" (pre-dates the Internet, mostly in military slang)
AYBABTU 
"All your base are belong to us" from Zerowing
Azn 
abbreviation for "Asian"

B

"back"
"Bye"
B& 
"Banned"
b#b  
used like "BRB" to indicate in minutes how long one will be away. "b15b" would therefore mean "be back in 15 minutes". see also "g#g"
B2B 
"business to business"; ecommerce used by businesses to interact with other businesses. It can also mean "bad to the bone" or "back to back".
B2C 
"business to customer"; ecommerce used by businesses to interact directly with customers.
B2T 
"Back to Tram" - Often used in the statement: "pwned 1v1 gg back to tram"
B4 
"Before"
B4N 
"Bye for now"
B7 
"Banned" - A derivation of B&, minus the shift key.
B10 
"Beaten" - Usually said in response to someone beating you to making a particular comment on a forum.
BAHF 
"Buy a House First" - investment advice given to 20-30 somethings who are still living with parents and are considering a large frivolous purchase such as a Plasma TV, set of rims or new car.
Bai 
"Bye"
barr 
Most commonly used in online games such as MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) to describe a boss NPC (non-player character) battle or encounter that was easier than usually perceived
BBAAMF 
"Being bitchy as a motherfucker" - Flame wordphrase
Ban 
to deny a particular user access to an Internet resource, typically due to TOS violations.
BB 
Bye bye or Baby
BBIAB 
"Be back in a bit"
BBIAW 
"Be back in a while"
BBL 
"Be back later"
BBQ 
"Be back quick," or "Bitch Be Quiet" eventually corrupted to "Bar-B-Que" - see "OMGWTFBBQ."
BBQ
a satirical abbreviation used to parody other online acronyms: "Omg wtf hax bbq."
BBS 
"Be back soon," or "Bulletin board system/service"
BBW 
"be back whenever"
BBW 
"Big Beautiful Women"
BC, B / C 
"Because"
BCSD 
"Big Car, Small Dick"
BIO 
"Bio Break, Biological Break, Bathroom Break" (Usually used following the BRB abbreviation)
BIH 
"Burn in hell"
b00t 
Opposite of "w00t." Can also describe kicking people from game or chat servers.
BF 
"Boyfriend", also refers to the popular shooter Battefield 1942 or BF42.
BFD 
"Big fucking deal"
BFF 
"Best friend forever"
BFG 
"Big Fucking Gun"
BFH 
"Big Fucking hammer"
BFN 
"Bye for now"
BFU 
"Bloody fucking user"
BH 
"Blackhole", used in Starport GE and other sci-fi games.
bibi 
Bye Bye
BL 
"Bad luck"
BLNT 
"Better luck next time"
Blog 
Short for "weblog," often used as a verb, as in "I was blogging today."
blogger 
One who writes or posts articles or messages on a weblog.
blogpimping 
The act of introducing one blogger to another via hyperlinks or to introduce a new blog to a wider audience. First known usage: chasing daisy, January 2004.
blogpimping (2)
To use popular keywords or news stories in order to artificially increase incoming traffic to your site. This alternative definition was first mentioned in the coffee achiever's definitive blogsaurus, June 2003.
BNF 
"Big Name Fan"
BOFH 
"Bastard operator from hell". A series of anecdotes about UNIX system administration written by Simon Travaglia.
BOATILAS 
"Bend over and take it like a slut."
BOHICA 
"Bend over, here it comes again." Originally U.S. Army slang.
b00n, boon 
noob backwards with identical meaning.
b0rk, b0rked, to b0rk 
broken, to break. A b0rked system refuses to work.
br  
A person from Brazil as said by many CS players.
BRB 
"Be right back"
bRO 
"Brazil Ragnarök Online" MMORPG
BRT 
"Be right there" (especially used in multiplayer games)
BS 
"Bullshit." Battle.net specific: "backstab." EVE Online specific: "Battleship."
BSEG 
"Big Shit Eating Grin"
BSOD 
"Blue screen of death"
BT, B/T 
"Between", the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol, or Bluetooth.
BTDT 
"Been there, done that"
BTDTGTTS 
"Been there, done that, got the T-shirt". (From a 1990s catch-phrase).
BTT : "Back to Tram" - See B2T
BTTT 
"back to the top"
BTW 
"by the way"
Bump 
reference to the resurrection of an old thread to the top of the page in messageboards. Backronym for Bring Up My Post.
BW 
"bandwidth." Battle.net-specific: "Brood War", the popular expansion pack to the hit RTS StarCraft by Blizzard Entertainment.
BYOC 
"Bring your own computer," often used in connection with computer gaming events. May also stand for "Build Your Own Computer." For example, Quakecon is a BYOC Lan Party in North America.
BZ  
busy

C

CC 
In Warcraft III , "Creep Counter," as in when the members of the team level their heroes up on the surrounding NPC creeps. Also stands for Credit Card.
Careface 
as in "I don't care".
Cart00ney (or Cartooney)
used in reference to empty and comically overstated threat of legal action, a portmanteau of the words cartoon (alluding to fantasy and exaggeration) and attorney originally coined in the by news.admin.net-abuse.email to mock the presumably fictitious lawyers that a spammer threatens to unleash having been publicly identified, blocked, or blacklisted.[[1]
CBA 
Can't be arsed
CBF 
Can't be fucked
chicksilog 
males using female avatars
CHM 
Couldn't help myself
chol 
Chuckled Out Loud
Chown (Ch0wn3d) 
a deliberate misspelling of "own" (see "own" entry below). Also "changing ownership," as derived from the UNIX "chown" command.
cluebie 
"Clueless newbie" (sometimes apparently confusingly used to mean "a newbie with a clue, but not close to a guru")
cl/w  
used to indicate that one accidentally closed the AIM chat window
CMIIW 
"Correct me if I'm wrong"
CMS 
"Content management system"
CoD 
"Call of Duty", World War II first-person shooter PC game.
CoH 
"City of Heroes", a comic-book themed massively-multiplayer online PC game.
Combinated 
"Combined", to combine, combination of.
coo 
"Cool"
CoV 
"City of Villains", The follow up "expanshalone" to CoH, featuring villains.
CoX 
"City of Heroes/Villains", Slang used for describing both CoH and CoV, pronounced as "Cocks", often used in a sarcastic manner and a forum joke.
CPL 
"Actually standing for Cyberathlete Professional League, the biggest LAN event ever, but has become an alternative to call some "leet" (superior) for example, "OMG you're CPL"
CPR 
"Complete and Professional Retard"
CS 
"Counter-Strike"; Widely played First-Person-Shooter game; "Computer Science."
CSS 
"Counter-Strike Source"
CSL 
"Can't stop laughing"
CT 
(Counter-Strike) "Counter-Terrorist," (NukeZone) "Clan Trustee."
CTD 
"Crash To Desktop" - Used to indicate that the speaker's game has crashed.
CTD 
"Computer Transmitted Disease," a virus spread between two computers by Internet.
CTF 
"Capture the flag." A game mode where two teams have their own flag and the objective is to capture the other team's flag and bring it back to their own to score. Touching one's own flag warps it immediately back to one's base. "Flag stalemates" can occur in which both teams have each other's flags.
ctm 
"Chuckle to myself"
CTTOI 
"Come to Think of it"
CU 
"see you"; used as a goodbye, commonly together with "l8r" (later), as in "cul8r." often abbreviated to merely "cul." See also "cya." - this was also used in Morse code of World War 2.
CWOT 
"Complete Waste of Time"
CYA 
"See you"; used as a goodbye (see "cu"). Also, "check(ing) your ass," or "cover your ass," as in taking some precautionary measure for safety's sake, or to avoid blame in a risky but necessary action (predates the Internet).
C&C, CnC 
"Command & Conquer"; a popular series of real-time strategy games created by Westwood Studios (now part of EA Games). Also: Constructive Criticism.
C&P 
"Copy and Paste"; often used to indicate plagiarism, like someone using someone else's sourcecode without giving proper credit
C|N>K 
"coffee through nose into keyboard"; a Unix-ism involving the command line pipe (|) and redirect (>) characters.

D

DC'd, D/C 
"Disconnected"
Den-A-Son 
Uber niner six four, or 1337 or most common used as an insult as a noob
DD 
"Don't die." Usually used in online real-time strategy games. "Damage-Dealer" in Final Fantasy XI. Can also mean Direct Damage in the terms of offensive spell casting compared to DOT (Damge over time).
DDG
Drop Dead Gorgeous
DTA
"Don't trust anyone", also used by Stone Cold Steve Austin
DFC 
"Don't fucking care"
DFTT 
"Don't Feed The Troll"
DGT 
"Don't go there"
DH 
"Dear husband." Used by housewives posting on Internet forums.
DIAF 
"Die in a Fire"
DILF 
"Dad I'd Like to Fuck"; derivative of MILF
ding 
To level up
DILLIGAF 
"Does it look like I give a fuck?"
diva 
Refers to being "in" or "stylish" in the sense of rich or high class. Popular in the 727.
DIY 
"Do it yourself" (pre-dates the Internet)
DKDC 
"Don't know, don't care," usually used when a person is apathetic about something.
DL, D/L 
"Download"; receiving data from a remote host. Usually functions as a noun or verb. Can sometimes mean "down low," as taken from real-life usage.
DM 
"Deathmatch," A game mode with the goal of fragging (killing) as many other players as possible during a given time.
DMFWB 
"Dumb Mother-Fucking White Boy/Bitch," a degrating remark to an ingorant individual.
DMY 
"Don't Mess Yourself"
DND / DnD 
"Do not Disturb" or "Dungeons & Dragons"
dno 
"(I) don't know"
DNS 
"Dumb Nigger Syndrome". Refers to when a member of the African American race (or an idiotic person) does something wrong or illogical.
DoD 
Day of Defeat, a popular WW2 based online team first-person-shooter. (see List of Half-Life Mods). Department of Defense (US Government).
Don8 
donate. Used commonly by users in MMORPGs such as Ragnarok Online, it is also used by many newcommers in Habbo Hotel
DoS 
"Denial of service"; a malicious attack on a computer system.
DotA 
"Defense of the Ancients"; a custom Warcraft III Frozen Throne Multiplayer Game. DotA Official Page
dunno 
"(I) don't know"; "don't know" sounds relatively similar to "dunno" if pronounced quickly. "du" is pronounced as "doo/do", "n" stands for "not" and "no" is pronounced as/means "know", thus "do not know". Predates internet.
DSL 
"Digital subscriber line", a popular form of broadband internet access. Also, "Dark and Shattered Lands", a prominent text-based MUD. DSL Official Pageor "Dick Sucking Lips" for people with big lips.
DYK 
"Did you know(?)"
DW, D/W 
"Don't worry"
DWIM 
"Do what I mean"; describing software or programming language features that use a complicated heuristic to "guess" what the user meant, often with unreliable or unpredictable results.

E

EABOD 
"Eat a bowl of dick"
EF 
Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force (a first-person shooter)
EF2 
Star Trek: Elite Force II (Sequel game to EF)
EG 
"Evil grin," normally written *EG* or <EG> to separate it from the surrounding text.
EOF 
"end of file," used to imply the end of something
EOL 
"End of line", "End of list," used in some forms of programming code.
EOM 
"End of message"
epeen 
Short for "Electronic Penis". A metaphor seen mostly on web forums to describe a user trying to show off. "Ignore him. He's just trying to show off his epeen."
ESAD 
"Eat shit and die"
esp 
Short for "especially", also used in dictionaries
ETLA 
"Extended three-letter acronym"; see TLA.
EULA 
End-User License Agreement
evar 
Common misspelling of 'ever', used for emphasis; e.g., "the best thing EVAR!!"
evah  
See evar
EZ 
Easy (pre-dates the Internet)
ETA 
"Estimated Time of Arrival"; on blogs, can also be "edited to add" (pre-dates the internet)

F

FAP  
Onomatopoeia for the sound produced by male masturbation. Also used as a verb. See Sexy Losers. Also: Fiction Alley Park.
Fanboy  
someone with an obsession for a certain product, e.g. an operating system or game console.
FAQ  
Frequently Asked Question(s), or a list of frequently-asked questions with their answers. Seldom appears written in small letters.
FE  
"Fatal error", "Fire Emblem"
FEAR  
"First Encounter Assault Recon" (a Computer game developed by Vivendi Universal and Monolith)
FF  
Final Fantasy; "Friendly Fire" (especially in First Person Shooters); FireFox; Focus Fire in game terminology.
FFA 
"Free-For-All". In First Person Shooters, this is a game mode in which there are no teams and everyone is fighting for themselves, and in the context of Internet advertising, a "FFA link page" is a listing of promotional links to websites, which includes the ability for visitors to add to the listing.
FFO  
"Far Fucking Out," old hippie term
FFS  
"for fuck's sake!" (sometimes replaced with FS, "fuck's sake"); alternatively "fuck fuck shit" also "Fat Freddy Shepherd" or "Fat Fucking Sam", referring to two of soccer's most loathed men.
FGI  
"Fucking Google it"; used in response to a common question
FGT 
Short for "faggot," a derogatory term for a gay person. See also: Fag.
FIL  
"Father-in-law"
Fission Mailed  
similar to pwned; also, in game development, refers to any point in a computer game where an action physically permitted within the game (for example, killing a certain non-player character) ends the game rather than lets the player deal with the situation. Originates from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Urban Dictionary definition
FK  
short for "Fuck"
FKN  
short for "Fucking" as in FKN Hell (Fucking Hell)
FKU 
"Fuck you" (Fk: Fuck, U: You)
flamer  
one engaged in flaming. Also ominously close to the term lamer. Also a slang word for gay or homosexual.
FLOABT  
"for lack of a better term"
FM  
"Fuck Me", famously said in the film Freddy Got Fingered. Could be derogatory or a form of seduction from a female to a male.
FO  
"Fuck off"
FOB 
"Fresh off the Boat"
FOAD 
"Fuck off and die"
FOAF  
"Friend of a friend"; the dubious attribution given to urban legends
fooding  
the act of acquiring food (eating); often used in conjunction with AFK (e.g.: "AFK fooding")
FOG  
"Fast Old Guy"
FOTM  
"Flavor of the Month"
FP  
"First post"; originally used on Slashdot
FPS 
"First Person Shooter"; games such as Quake and Unreal Tournament exemplify First Person Shooters; (Computing) "Frames per Second"
FQ  
"fuck you"
frag  
To kill or tear to pieces. Its origin comes from the Vietnam War or earlier, from "fragmentation grenade." It had a particular application to "fragging" 2nd lieutenants or hated officers, especially in the jungle.
FSOD  
"Frozen Screen of Death"; a Gamecube Error that is most commonly encountered on Phantasy Star Online.
FSVO  
"For Some Value Of", modifying an adjective: "Jed is short, FSVO 'short'. "
FTF or F2F  
"Face to face"; referring to a meeting in real life, offline. In role-playing terms, it is the offline predecessor to MMORPGs and MUDs.
FTL  
"For the lose"; the opposite of FTW
FTLOG  
"For the love of God"
FTP  
"File transfer protocol"; or "First to post"
FTS  
"Fuck that shit".
FTW  
"For the win"; indicates the end of the game, it is often used to reference the object responsible for victory. A noun followed by "ftw" indicates that the noun is good, the source of victory. For example: "Zerg rushing ftw". In recent years FTW has moved on to represent anything good or positive, with 'win' becoming a more general form of success, for instance "Editing Wikipedia FTW!". Sometimes shown as "4tw". Sometimes "For the world" (spread the idea of something). Might be expanded as 'For Teh Win' to stress the none-too-serious nature of the phrase. Also means "FUCK THE WHAT!" as an opposite of WTF, positive. Also means "Fuck the World".
FU  
"Fuck you" (predates Internet)
FUBAR  
"Fucked up beyond all repair," "fucked up beyond all recognition," or "fucked up beyond all reason" (predates Internet). Often bowdlerized as fouled up... in print. (Possibly led to the metasyntactic variables foo and bar)
fucktard  
portmanteau of "fucking retard"
fuckwit  
portmanteau of "fucking halfwit" or "fucking nitwit"
FUD  
"Fear, uncertainty and doubt"; purposeful spread of misinformation.
FUMTU 
"Fucked up more than usual" (predates Internet).
FU2
"fuck you too!"
fux  
Slang for "fuck," used to bypass profanity filters.
FWABK
"Fiero with a Bodykit." Refers to a car/vehicle that is less impressive then it appears. ie; "Someone listed a Ferrari on eBay for under $10k but it turns out it was a FWABK" Also: any poorly, obviously home made, body modifications to a car that has not aged well.
FWIW  
"For what it's worth"
FXP  
"File exchange protocol"
FYAD  
"Fuck Yourself And Die". Originally a sub-forum of the Something Awful forums.
FYI  
"For your information" (predates the Internet)

G

G  
"Grin," normally written *G* or <G> to separate it from the surrounding text
G1  
"Good one,"
G2G, GTG  
"Got to go," also "good to go"; popularized in MMORPGs and MUDs.
g#g  
derived from "g2g", used to express in minutes how much time one has to chat online (used in Instant Messengers) Any number can be placed in between the G's. "g60g" would therefore mean "got 60 minutes to go"
G4Y/G4U, GFY  
"Good for you," or "go fuck yourself"; the ambiguity of this acronym calls for care. G4Y can also mean "gay."
GA  
"Go Ahead"
GAGF  
"Go and get fucked"
GAL  
"Get a life"
GAWD  
A variant spelling of the word "God," taken to the Internet.
GAGF  
"A term used to describe something that sucked. See also "good sauce" and "leet(1337) sauce."
GB/GBWC  
Gunbound/Gunbound World Champion
GBTW  
"Get Back To Work"; commonly used in conjunction with other acronyms, as in "STFU GBTW."
gb2/b 
"Go back to /b"; used almost entirely on the 4chan boards, when users post comments or images more suited for the /b, or Random, board.
GCAD  
"Get cancer and die"
<g, d&r>  
"Grins, ducks and runs"; used after a particularly bad joke, seemingly to try to avoid comments about it.
GDI  
"God damn it"
GDM  
"Go die motherfucker"
GF  
"Girlfriend", also means "get fucked", or used as a short form of "good fight" in MMORPGs
GFI  
"Good fucking idea"
GFX  
Graphics - commonly computer graphics.
GFY  
"Go fuck yourself"
GFYM 
"Go fuck your Mother"
GFMO  
God fucks my Oh (hole), invert of OMFG
GFU  
"Good for you". Also means "Go fuck yourself (actually written urself)"
GG  
"Good going" or "good game"; used sincerely in competitive and cooperative online games, or used sarcastically when someone has done something foolish. Also "genuine girl," used on chat sites to indicate that the user is female rather than simply pretending to be. Also means "Go, go!", typically used by players in tactical games that means to attack. Also "gotta go."
GGG  
"Go, go, go!" A command to tell players to attack.
GGP  
"Got to go pee" or "Gotta go pee"
GH  
"Good half," used in online round-based games such as Counter-Strike.
Ghey, Ghei  
"Gay" Often used to get around chat filters, moderators, or simply to be obnoxious.
GIS  
Google Image Search; searching for images via the Google search engine
GIRL  
"Guy In Real Life," derived from sexual predators posing as females on the Internet.
GIYF  
"Google is your friend," implying "search the web rather than asking questions."
GJ  
"Good job" (often used sarcastically)
GL  
"Good luck"
GLAG  
"Giggle like a Girl"
Gl hf  
"Good luck, have Fun." Usually used in online gaming.
GM  
Game Master, name for a payed "player" that helps MMORPG players with issues while playing the game. "Good Match" in multiplayer games.
GMT  
"Sh*t/f*ck. (Greek slang)
GMTA  
"Great minds think alike"
gnite, GN8  
"Good night"
gno 
Gonna (Going to)
Godwin's Law  
The longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler. When participants in an argument make such a comparison, their opponents commonly invoke Godwin's "law" to claim victory.
gosu 
A proffesionally skilled person. This word originates from the Korean word, "고수" which means "pro"
GR8  
"Great," sometimes spelled gre8t even though it doesn't make the word any shorter.
Grats  
Abbreviation of "congratulations," sometimes "Congrats." Used in MMORPGs when a played reaches a new rank or level
Griefer  
A person who plays online games and employs tactics such as team-killing, vehicle stealing and spawn raping for the sole reason of annoying other players.
GTFO  
"Get the fuck out"
GTH  
"Go to hell"
GTG  
"Got to go". Can also mean "Good to go"
GTL  
"Goes to look"
GTP  
"Got to Pee"
GUB  
"Generic UTC Bye"
GUG  
"Generic UTC Greeting"
guru  
An expert in some technical topic, such as C programming or Unix system administration
GW  
"Good work," often used sarcastically. Also used for Guild Wars
GYP 
goo your pants

H

ha?  
same as saying "is that funny?" (used after telling a joke)
ha1-ha10  
a scale of 1-10 indicating how funny something is, ha10 being the funniest
H8  
"Hate," or "H1" to "H9" to indicate how much a person hates something.
HAMMRD*  
"Hammered," also meaning pwn/pwned/owned. See pwn
HAND  
"Have a nice day"
Hasu  
"a person that is a . This word originates from the Korean word, "하수" which is the opposite of
Hawt  
variation of "hot," used to suggest that someone seems attractive
H4wt  
A 1337, or leet version of the word, "hawt," commonly spoken in Internet forums.
HAX, H4X
"Hacks," term most commonly used in multiplayer games by new players (see "newbie") to accuse someone of hacking, more commonly than not because of their own lack of skill. (see "pwned")
HAXOR, H4X0R; "Hacker"
H4X0R N00b
Created by Benjamin K. Shaw. The word is a Combination of H4X0R & N00b, commonly shouted over the Counter-Strike: Source chat feature.
HAZAH!  
An excited expression, a way of saying hooray. See Huzzah.
HB  
"Hurry back"
HBD  
"Happy Birthday"
HC  
"Holy Crap"
heh  
a weaker form of LOL indicating slight amusement : often used as conversation-filler.
HF  
"Have fun"
HGC  
"Hum Ga Chan," cursing one's family to die in Cantonese
hijack  
To start an off-topic discussion; "hijack a thread" on a message board.
HL 
Half-Life.
HL2 
Half-Life 2.
HL2DM 
Half-Life 2 Deathmatch.
HMT  
How Much Time? (asking someone how long they will remain online for)
hmwk, hwk, hw  
"Homework"
HNG  
"Horny net geek"
H/O  
"Hold on"
HPB  
"High ping bastard" or "High ping bait," reference to those with high latency (ping) usually in online games. The opposite of LPB
HTH  
"Hope this (or that) helps"; "happy to help"
HTF  
"How the fuck"; derivative of WTF.
hv  
have
hvj 
Hou van jou ( Dutch for 'Love you') A way of saying "goodbye" (in Dutch that is)
hysterical raisins  
Phonetic-based variation of the term "historical reasons." Used to dismiss given reasons as absurd, obsolete and/or detrimental to progress
HWG 
"Here we go"
HWGA 
"Here we go Again"
HWP  
"Hug, Wave, Poof"; A way of saying "goodbye"
hXc  
"Hardcore" A term used to describe a genre of music by "scene" or "emo" kids

I

IANAL  
"I am not a lawyer"; usually used before a non-lawyer gives legal advice, as a (sometimes humorous) disclaimer.
IANARS  
"I am not a rocket scientist"
IAWTC  
"I agree with this comment"; netizens can substitute other letters/words for C/comment, such as 'post' or 'article'.
IBTL  
"In Before the Lock," used in messageboards when a thread seems inclined to be locked; or "I be too late"
IC / I C  
"I see", also "in character" in MMORPG or MUD settings.
ICAM  
"I couldn't agree more" - also see ITA
ICYDK / ICUDK  
"In case you didn't know"
IDFC 
"I Don't Fucking Care"
IDK  
"I don't know"
IDTS 
"I don't think so"
ID10T  
"Idiot"; generally pronounced "eye-dee-ten-tee," its meaning is not obvious until viewed in written form. Example: "We've got an ID10T error!"
idjit, ijit  
"Idiot"; this could be related to the Irish slang "eejit," which also means "idiot"
IDRFC 
"I don't really fucking care!"
IIRC  
"If I recall correctly" or "If I remember correctly"
IKWYM 
"I know what you mean."
I'D BEAT 
"I would have sex with". Same as "I'd hit it". Popular in the 727.
I'D HIT IT  
"I'd have sex with that person,"
I'll rate it  
A term used when judging something to have a high degree of excellence or brilliance; term used to complement a joke-teller on a job well done.
ILTPAM 
"I like the part about me"
ILU 
"I love u"
ILY 
"I love you"
ILYM 
"I love you more"
IM  
"Instant message," can be used as a noun ("Send an IM") or a verb ("I'll IM him"); past-tense form is "IM'd" or "IMed."
IMESHO 
"In my ever-so-humble opinion," a derivative of IMHO (In my humble opinion).
IMO  
"In my opinion"
IMAO  
"In my arrogant opinion"
Imba  
Short for imbalanced
IMHO  
"In my humble opinion," or "in my honest opinion"
IMHPO  
"In my humble public opinion," used by public accounts (accounts owned by more than one persons).
IMHE  
"In my humble experience"
IMNSHO  
"In my not so humble opinion," as opposed to IMHO (In my humble opinion)
INMP  
"It's not my problem"
Internets  
Sarcastic way of referring to the Internet. Popularized by George W. Bush during the 2004 U.S. presidential election debates. [2] [3]
Internetica  
General term describing about anything related to the Internet. First used on Premier BBS in 1992
Interweb/Intarweb  
Sarcastic mangling of the separate concepts 'Internet' and 'world-wide web'
IOH  
"I'm outta here"
IOKIYAR  
"It's okay if You're a Republican", a shorthand way for some liberals -- especially liberal bloggers -- to express what they perceive as a double standard in criticism or media treatment of Republican or conservative misdeeds.
IOW  
"In other words"
IONO  
"I don't know"
IPAMPILASH  
"I piss a my pants I laugh a so hard"
IRC  
Internet Relay Chat
IRL  
"In real life"; often used in online games to refer to life outside of the game, see RL. Made famous by the movie "The Net" starring Sandra Bullock
IRT  
"In reply to" or "in real time" (the latter being specific to rpgs)
ISC  
"Interstellar Star Cruiser" - A Ship in Starport Galactic Empires
ISO  
"In search of"; used while trading items in online games
ITA  
"I totally agree"
ITYM  
"I Think You Mean"; usually prefacing a humorous "correction."
IYAI  
"If you are interested"; used by Fahad Al-Duraibi (also known as FAD)
IYDMMA  
"If you don't mind me asking"
IYKWIM  
"If you know what I mean"
IYSWIM  
"If you see what I mean"; similar to IYKWIM above

J

JAHOYFT 
"Just ask him/her out you fucking tool", used to motivate persons suffering from unnecessary trepidation
Jaja 
This is the correct spelling of "Haha" in several languages, however, this is occasionally used online as slang for laughing. However, jaja in Polish means "eggs", or "big fun". In Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and German the meaning of this is "Yes yes" and it is used as a sarcastic way to say "I don't care!".
JAK 
"Jazak Allah Khair", Arabic expression for "thank you"
JAS 
"Just A Second"
JC, J/C 
"Just curious" or "Jesus Christ" (as profanity)
JFC
"Jesus Fucking Christ"
JFTR 
"Just for the record"
JIC 
"Just in case"
JJ 
"Just joking"
JK, J/K 
"Just kidding"; "joking"
JO 
"Jack off"
JOOC 
"Just out of curiosity"
j00, j00s, j00r 
Leet speak for "you" or "your"
JTDC 
"Jesus Tap Dancing Christ" used when it'd be deemed inappropriate to use 'fucking' as the middle man.
JTOL 
"Just thinking out loud"
JGIYN 
"Just Google It You Noob" used after a question which its answer is easily found in Google
JW, J/W 
"Just wondering"

K

1k  
"One Thousand"- 2k=2000 10k=10000 etc
K  
"OK/Okay," literally meant as "'kay"
keekles  
Usually used while deliberately acting like a newbie. Otherwise used as an alphabetical substitute for the ^ ^ emoticon.
keke  
Laughter, slang for "hehe"
kewl, kool  
Alternate forms of "cool"
KHITBASH  
"Kick her in the box and shove her"
KISS  
"Keep it simple, stupid" (predates the Internet)
KK  
"okay, kool"; "ok, cool"
KKK 
"Used to say ㅋㅋㅋ in Korea. ㅋ makes a "ku" sound which makes them seem "laughing out loud". Also means Ku Klux Klan.
KNF  
"Kernel normal form"; kernel source file style guide (OpenBSD's style(9) Manual page)
KNN  
"Fuck your mother" (Mandarin Chinese) 靠你娘 kao4 ni2 niang2 (or Know Now Noob)
KNEWB 
A new member of a forum, internet community, game who is unknowledgable in that particular communities ways.
KO  
A common misspelling of OK; also "Knocked out" (term used mainly in fighting games when one player defeats another)
KOTC  
"Kiss on the cheek"
KOTL  
"Kiss on lips" or "Kingdom of Loathing," a free online RPG.
KOS  
"Kill on Sight"; used to designate enemies in online games whom -- based on their prior actions -- one should kill. Can also refer to computer-controlled characters who will automatically attack player controlled characters.
KREE!  
"Attention!" (from Jaffa language in Stargate)
KS  
"Kill steal"; used in online games with an experience (EXP) system, when one player defeats an enemy previously weakened by another player.
KTHXBYE  
"'kay, thanks, bye" — usually used to end a conversation abruptly and rudely, to indicate that the preceding has had the last word on a subject, alternatively "KTHXBAI."
KUNT 
Intentional misspelling of the word Cunt. Used to get around chat filters.
KYB 
"Kick your butt"; used to express anger

L

L8, L8R L8Rz  
"Late," "Later," "Laterz,"; as in "see you later," often used together with CU, as in CUL8R.
LAFFO  
term signifying laughter
LAG  
Slow Internet speeds or Internet latency, due to a server problem or the connection between client and server.
LAL  
"Laugh a little"; "Laughing at loser" weaker form of "LOL" used very rarely; an intentional misspelling of "LOL"
LAWL  
Literal pronunciation of "LOL", can also mean "laughing a whole lot"
Lamer  
Loser, person who knows nothing (from BBS/homecomputer/skateboarding lingo)
LASH!  
Synonymous with LOL, often regarded as less efficient but far superior.
LATN  
"Laugh at the newbs"
LBR  
"Little boy's room"
LD 
"Link dead"; used in online games when a disconnected user's persona or character remains in the game. Also used in message boards where a URL that is posted leads to an error or blank page.
LEL  
an intentional misspelling of "LOL"
LEO  
"Law enforcement officer"
Leef  
"Leave"
LEET, L33T, 1337, 31337  
"Elite," used ironically; another kind of slang where numbers and symbols replace similar-looking characters.
Lewt  
"Loot." Often used as "Lewt fast 'n' Bewt ass."
LIEK  
Misspelling of "like," often intentional and sarcastic, usually followed by "OMG" or "whoa."
LFG  
"Looking for group"
LFM  
"Looking for more"; "looking for members"
LIGAFF  
"Like I give a flying fuck"
LIGAS  
"Like I give a shit"
Lilbbyboi  
"Little baby boy" often used as a form of irony, such as "That body builder was such a lilbbyboi." Plural: lilbbyboiz "Little baby boys"
Linkage  
"Link"
Llama 
Lame player (see also HPL); Lower league manager (used on SiGames message boards).
LMAO  
"Laughing my ass off"
LMAOnade  
A homophonous extension of LMAO that humorously refers to "lemonade"
Chairman LMAO  
A variant of LMAO that refers to the former Chinese Communist leader, Mao Zedong
LMAYONNAISE  
The precursor to LMAOnade referring to mayonnaise. Inspired by the game ROFL Attack.
LMAOZEDONG  
see Chairman LMAO
LMBO  
"Laughing my butt off"
LMFAO  
"Laughing my fucking/fat ass off"
LMTFA  
"Leave me the fuck alone"
LMTO  
"Laughing my testicles off" Acceptable fot both sexes to say, even funnier for women. Initially used by razin182, nitz000787 and amyheartsjapan.
LOFL  
"A recursive play on ROFL; LOFL on floor LOFLing"
LOL  
"Laughing out loud," or "lots of laughs"; as a reply to something amusing. Also "lots of love" (not as common). Alternatively allegedly derived from the Dutch word lol ("fun")
For other variations of the word LOL, see LOL (Internet slang)
LOLCANO  
LOL + VOLCANO!
LOLL  
"Laughing out loud, Literally" used to signify that the person is actually laughing, as LOL is often used incorrectly.
LOLLERCOPTER 
An uncommon exaggeration of "LOL"
LOLLERSKATEZ/LOLLERSKATES  
An exaggeration of "LOL"
LOLLS LOYCE  
Rolls Royce
LOLOCAUST/LOLLERCAUST 
A period of rampant bad joke-use. Also an exaggeration of "LOL".
LOO(O..)L, LOLOL(OLO..)  
Repetitions of "LOL". Additional patterns can be added to show more enthusiasm.
LOLZ, LOLS  
"LOL" in pseudo-pluralization form.
LOL, Internet 
Catch phrase coined on YTMND.com
L@@K  
"Look", used by eBay sellers.
LotI  
Laughing on the Inside. For when something just quite isn't LOL-worthy.
LOW  
Alternative for "lol" that is slowly growing in popularity. Casually means "Look Out Wall". For more information visit the unofficial website: low revolution
Loxxen  
An altered form of LOL, with virtually the same meaning but slightly enhanced.
LPB  
"Low ping bastard," reference to those with low latency (ping) usually in online games. The opposite of HPB.
LPL  
"Like Penny Lane," reference to a song from The Beatles, which includes the line "Penny Lane is in my ears, and in my eyes." It implies something very strange or weird.
LSFY  
"Less Suitable for You"
LSFW  
"Less Suitable for Work"
LTNS  
"Long time, no see"
lulz 
variant of LOLZ
lurker  
One who reads from an e-mail list or a message board but does not participate in any discussion.
luser  
Pun-like cross between loser and user; can mean either of the two. Usually denotes users of Microsoft Windows. From "The Jargon File"
luv  
"love"
LYL  
"Love you lots"
LYLAB/LYLAS  
"Love you like a brother" / "love you like a sister"
lyk / lyke  
"Like"
LYSM  
"love you so Much"

M

m'  
my (used in front of a word "m'life"= "my life")
m@d  
mad mod, a forum moderator who moderates madly/unfairly.
M8 
"Mate"; as in "buddy" or "pal"
mass
Indicating something is large such as "mass ghey" or "mass pwned"
Meh 
word signaling indifference towards a subject or general apathy, used as a typed version of a shoulder shrug or a sigh.
MF 
"Motherfucker"
MFC 
"Merge from current"
Micro$oft, M$ 
Satirical alternative spellings of "Microsoft", used to poke fun at that company's alleged commercial orientation and monopolizing tendency
MIASU
"Mark it and shut up"; found on certain message boards, particularly GameFAQs.com.
MIB  
"Mint in box", used by eBay sellers.
MIL 
"Mother-in-law"
MIP  
"Mint in plastic", used by eBay sellers.
MILF 
"Mom I'd Like to Fuck"; popularized by the movie American Pie
MLOD 
"Mega LOL of doom"
MM 
"Much mirth" Another alternative to 'LOL', originating from MSN.

MMHAP : My mother has a penis

MMORPG 
"Massively multiplayer online role playing game", a game played online with (potentially) thousands of other people from (potentially) across the world
MLK/MLKS/MLKIA  
"Referred to malaka/malakas/malakia (μαλάκα/μαλάκας/μαλακία) (Greek slang)
Mod 
"Moderator" (usually referring to a forum) or "modification"
MOTD 
"Message of the day"
MS  
Maplestory, one of the many MMORPGs
MSC 
"Me Soon Come (Jamaican Style - can take couple of days)"
MSM  
"mainstream media"
MSN  
"MSN/Windows Messenger instant messaging system"
MT 
"mistell" ("I intended to send the previous message to another user or via a different channel"). Can also stand for "Main Tank" (for gaming - a character who is used to take most damage from enemies).
MTFBWY 
"May the Force Be With You" (from the Star Wars movies)
MUD 
"Multi User Dungeon" (or Dimension / Domain), a type of online computer game (see MUD)
MUSH 
"Multi User Shared Habitat", a text-based online social environment (see MUSH)
MYOB 
"Mind your own business" - Also the brand name of accounting software MYOB (Australia).

N

N1  
"Nice one"
N2M 
"Not too much"
NBD  
"No big deal"
ne 
"any" (as in "nebody," "ne1," etc.)
Neg  
Negative. Usually when asked a question in games such as Counterstrike and Rainbow Six, this is the brief way of saying 'no'.
NFBSK  
"Not for British school kids", originally from message boards at snopes.com, used sometimes in place of NSFW.
NFI  
"No fucking idea"
NFS  
"Not for sale". Commonly used in MMORPGs when someone wants to buy another player's equipment.
newb  
Short for "newbie"; meaning someone who is new, usually at a game
NG  
"Newsgroup" or "No good". Also used to refer to the flash site Newgrounds.
n/g/h  
"Not gonna happen"
NH  
"Nice hand"; used in online card games.
NI  
"No idea"
NIB  
"New In Box", from eBay auctions.
N1994, N199312  
Leet speak for "nigga/nigger"
nig, nigz 
nigger, niggers
NIFOC  
Naked in front of Computer
n/j  
"No joke" -used to further emphasize that something said is true
NM or N/M or nm  
"Never mind" or "not/nothing much". Also "no message", used on message boards to indicate that all the text is in the post's title, and that it need not be opened itself. Also in FFXI, notorious monster.
NM U
"Nothing much, you?" (generally said after sup)
NMFYS  
Unknown acronym from comic Badly Drawn Kitties, a webcomic. User-created "solutions" include "Not Mentioned For Your Sanity" and "Not My First Yellow Submarine," see the BDK Comic. Could be "Not My Fault You Suck."
NMS  
"Not Mind Safe"; indicates something that is not only not safe for work (NSFW) but also unsafe for your mind. usually used for disgusting images (originated from the Something Awful Forums)
NN  
"Night night" like "good night" Also: "Nerf Noodle" (someone who doesn't belong on a computer), or "Nazi Newbie" (a know-it-all newbie who corrects everyone), or "non-nude" (in the context of photos)
noob, n00b, nub, newb, noobatron, nubblet
Shorthand or leet spelling of "newbie". In some Internet circles, the term "noob" or "n00b" has a negative connotation, generally not associated with "newb" or "newbie", whereas being a n00b carries a connotation of ignorance and laziness. N00bs may lack the energy or the gumption to RTFM or otherwise attempt to find out about a subject themselves — even given the ready availability of the information — and instead choose to bother others. A newbie, on the other hand, simply comes fresh to a subject, with no particularly negative connotations. Internet Games such as "Call of Duty", "Counter-Strike", the Battlefield Series, and "Medal of Honor" commonly use the term "n00b".
NORE 
"No Rematch" (Usually said by the victor)
NORP  
from pr0n. Used to discreetly speak of pornography without alerting the attention of others (less obvious in meaning than pr0n)
NORWICH
"Knickers off ready when I come home" (UK, pre-Internet)
No wai!  
"Used in response to three sets of O RLY? YA RLY!"
NOYB  
"None of your business"
NP  
"No problem"; Neopoints, currency on the free web game Neopets
NPA  
"Not paying attention"
NPC  
"Non-Player Character"
NR 
"No reserve", used on auction sites such as eBay. Also used as "no rush" in Starcraft games.
NS 
"Nice shot," used sincerely in competitive and cooperative online games such as GunBound, or Medal of Honor; "TY" ("thank you") is the generally accepted reply. Also, "No Shit"; sometimes used as "NSS" for "No Shit, Sherlock".
NSFW  
"Not safe for work"; indicates that one should avoid using a link from a workplace due to the presence of pornography or of other unsuitable content. Used at Fark and on some message boards. See also SFW.
NT  
"No text"; used on Internet forums or Usenet to indicate that a post has no content. Also, "nice try"; used by gamers, or as in Windows "Nice Try".
NTM 
"Not too much"
NVM  
"Never mind"
NWS  
"Not work safe"; see NSFW.
NWT  
"New with tag(s)", used by eBay sellers.
Nyo  
A usually meaningless word/particle attached to the end of sentences, similar to the word "hiyo" used by Johnny Carson; from the anime Di Gi Charat

O

O  
"Oh"
OoT  
"(The Legend of Zelda) Ocarina of Time"
O RLY  
"Oh, really"
OAR  
On a roll — referring to someone's luck during Internet games. Winning several games in a row (3 or more) would constitute an OAR.
OBTW  
"Oh, by the way"
ODL 
"Oh dear lord"
OE  
"Own everything", to do well in a game or activity.
OGM  
"Oh God My!!" Sometimes intentional misspelling of OMG.
Oh noes!  
An exaggerated expression of despair, often used for humorous effect. Sometimes coupled with teh (oh teh noes).
OHK 
"One-hit kill" (used in multiplayer games)
OHKO 
"One-hit knock-out" (primarily used in fighting games)
OIC  
"Oh, I see"
Okies  
"Okay"
OL  
"Online"
olol  
"An intentional misspelling of lol, used in a sarcastic manner. Similar to ZOMG.
OMD  
Exclamation; variant of OMG. A "bastardization" of OMG, as well as standing for "Oh my dog"
OMG  
Exclamation, "Oh my God/goodness!"
OMG, IWER  
Exclamation, "Oh my God/Goodness! I want Eggrolls!
OMFG 
Exclamation, "Oh my fucking god!"
OMFrG  
Created by Benjamin K. Shaw. An Exclamation, "Oh my Freakn' Gosh!"
OMGWTFBBQ  
"Oh My God, What The Fuck, Barbeque" used mostly in mocking of internet slang and those who would use "OMG WTF" seriously. Originally invented by Lithium352 and InsomniacJedi from LueLinks, it has caught on and been misattributed to many people.
OMFGTKISG 
"Oh my fucking god that kid is so gay!"
OMFGIJLMS 
"Oh my fucking god I just lost my shoe"
OMFGIJLMP 
"Oh my fucking god i just lost my pants"
OMFL  
Exclamation, "oh my fucking lag!"
OMW  
"On my way"
On9  
"moron", originated from colloquial Cantonese, written as 戇鳩 in Chinese characters. 戇 has a pronunciation similar to "On" in Cantonese, whereas the number "9" when spoken in Cantonese sounds close to the word 鳩.
OND  
The act of getting owned. See also "PND"
ONG  
"Oh ny God"; Essentially the same thing as "OMG"
OOC  
"Out-of-character"; usually in MMORPG or MUD settings when a player isn't acting out his/her part. It was also used in fanfiction to indicate likewise. Also, "out of curiosity".
OOF  
"Out of oFfice"; used primarily at Microsoft. Sometimes said to be from "Out Of Facility".
ooloo 
"middle finger" Popular in Japan.
OOO  
"Out of the office"; Used similarly to MIA. "Ken is OOO today." Also Three Rings Design.
OOo  
OpenOffice.org.
OOP  
"Out of print," used on eBay to describe an item that is no longer in production and is usually rarely found in stores.
OOM  
"out of mana" (used in games with a "mana" or "energy" bar)
OP  
Original poster
OP  
Online Pussy, used to describe an attractive female on an internet message board.
Op  
Operator, a moderator or moderators of a chat room
orz  
used to express frustration. The characters taken together as a single glyph depict a person slamming his head into the ground while on hands and knees.
ORLY 
Used as an annoying shortening of "Oh Really". Primarily used in forums to show a pseudo-idiocy of not caring. Usually responded by ya rly.
OS  
"Oh, shit", "Operating System"
OSIB  
"Open skull, insert brain"
OT  
"Off-topic"
OTC  
"Over the counter", items bought from stores without a permit or without requiring a permit. (Pre-dates the Internet)
OTL/OTZ  
Identical to "orz" for expressing frustrations.
OTP  
"One true pairing", meaning two characters believed to be perfect together, usually not canon. Used in fanfiction.
Also "on the phone".
OTOH  
"On the other hand"
OTTOMH  
"Off the top of my head"
OTW  
"On the way"
OUACOWA  
"Open Up A Can Of Whoop-Ass", meaning an amazing thing. Coined from the roleplay game Unknown Armies.
OU812?  
"Oh you ate one too?", reference Van Halen for "You're stoned too?" druggie slang.
OXO (oxa, oxå)  
Norwegian/Danish (Swedish) shortening of the word "også" ("också"), which translates to "too" or "also"
own, owned, OWN3D, ownt  
(see also pwn) To defeat someone (used commonly when playing Counter-Strike) or to humiliate someone tactically in a debate; to exhibit extreme coolness (for example: "BMWs totally own").
ownzer, ownz0r  
One who "owns" (see own)
OYATM  
"One Year Ago This Month" used in Usenet binary groups when posting content that has just recently become old enough to post.
OQC  
"Only Quality Crap"
O&O 
"over and out" - from radio - done communicating

P

P911  
"Parents are here, don't type sumthin' stupid!"
P2P  
"Peer-to(2)-Peer". Also "pay-to-play" for games with subscription fees like Everquest, RuneScape, or Dark Age of Camelot.
PAW  
"Parents are watching" (Also see "POS")
PCBD  
"Page cannot be displayed"; Internet Explorer error when attempting to visit an invalid link or URL, or when a Web server times out. See also 404 error
PCC  
Short for par-chiew-cheng. In Min Nan Chinese, short for the act of male masturbation.
pce 
"peace".
PDNF 
"Please Do Not Forward". Used primarily in forwarded emails which you do not want forwarded further.
PEBKAC  
"Problem exists between keyboard and chair", referring to in human error. See PICNIC and ID10T.
pen0r, penix  
Slang for penis
PFO  
"Please fuck off"
Photoshop  
Popular software for creating and editing artwork and pictures; commonly used as a verb describing the process of photo manipulation -- "Will you photoshop this picture for me?"
Photochop 
An image that has been obviously been edited.
PICNIC  
"Problem in chair, not in computer", referring to in human error. See PEBKAC and ID10T.
PHEAR 
Intentional misspelling of the word fear. the "ph" taking on the sound of an f.
Piconjo 
A flash author/character who makes Flash-based movies, many of which are offensive animations of other online animators, in an attempt to "pwn" them. Piconjo speaks in fluent 1337 and claims to have "p3n0r p0w3r" and has created his own cult based on his philosophy of "Pwnism."
Pic(s), pix  
Used in reference to a picture. Usually posted when someone wants another person to post a picture ("Pics plz"). This could be used in many different situations, but is most prominent when someone is talking about a woman or girl. Also used to describe a microcontroller (Program Interrupt Controller).
PIIDB  
"Put it in da butt" (referring to anal sex : perhaps to Eddie Murphy's Boogie in your butt)
ping  
"Are you there?", derived from the program of the same name, or more likely name of the ICMP ECHO REQUEST packet (see "pong").
PITA  
"Pain in the ass"
PIMF  
"Preview is my friend", Most commonly used by someone who, having failed to preview, has just posted a comment almost entirely in bold and/or with an embarrassing typo, etc.
PLS, PLZ, PLX  
"Please" — predates Internet
PK  
"Player killer", or "Pok Gai" (cursing a person to die on the street in Cantonese)
PM  
"Private message"
PMF
Pwned Mother Fucker.
PMG  
Can sometimes be seen instead of "omg", which means "oh my God". It's usually a deliberate misspelling similar to "pwn" and "teh".
PMI  
"Pardon my ignorance"
PMIBD  
"Pardon me, I'm brain dead"
PMSL  
"Pissing myself laughing", synonymous with "LMAO", above and "ROFL", below.
PO, PO'd  
"Piss off", or "pissed off"
POA  
Plan of action
pong 
”I am here” (response to ping), from the name of the ICMP ECHO RESPONSE packet
pornado 
A very large amount of pornographic content.
POS  
"Piece of shit"; also "parents over shoulder", a warning by kids that parents may be watching (also see "PAW").
POTAS
Person Of The Appropriate Sex, that is, a person of the sex that one finds attractive. A more politically correct term than "person of the opposite sex"
POV  
"Point of view"; also "poor", derived from the word Poverty.
ppft, pfft
Shows ammusement, for it is the sound makes if someone is trying not to laugh.
ppl, ppls  
"People".
ppor  
"Post proof or recant."
prawned  
A derivation of "pwn" (see below), used comically, especially for vocal use, rather than typed.
pro, pr0  
"Professional"; meaning someone is really good, usually at a game.
pRO  
"Philippine Ragnarok Online" MMORPG
pron, pr0n  
"Porn" (short for pornography); intentional misspelling used to avoid automated filters on certain words. Because of its pronunciation, also sometimes spelled as "prawn," or leet speek variations such as "pr4wn."
pronk,  
To "pronk" is to post within a thread on a forum without first reading the thread nor gaining full knowledge of how far the conversation has progressed.
protal, pr0tal  
a misspelling of "portal", another word for a Content management system.
prv  
"Private" similar to PM; usually used for IRC private messaging
ps 
"Photoshop", a popular image editing program.
pshlut  
with a silent P and a silent H : "slut"
PST/PSTS  
Referred to pousth/pousths [πούστη/πούστης(=gay)] (Greek slang)
ptb  
"Praise the Book". Usually in parentheses. Is used when referring to The Book of Veteran.
PTBB  
"Pass the barf bag," coined in the Childfree.net discussion list in the '90s.
PUG 
"Pick-up group". Often used in online gaming. A group of players gathered on the fly without knowing each other before.
PvE 
"Player versus Environment"
PvM  
"Player versus Monster"
PvP  
"Player versus Player"
pwn, p0wn, pøwn  
"Power Owned" or an accidental or intentional mistyping of "own"; To beat or dominate an opponent. Is said by some to imitate the sound made by laughing and saying "owned" at the same time.
P07  
Another way to type "pot" as in "weed" or "grass". other ways to say this include: w33d, po7 q07 qot and \/\/33d. More abbreviations exist: see leetspeak

Q

--q  
words normally ending with K, C, or CK cn be replaced with "Q" to make it look funnier or shorter. ex. "fuq", "truq", "milq", "booq", "coq", etc
QFE 
"quoted for emphasis", see QFT
QFT 
"quit Fucking trolling" comes from the old troll bridge story. It refers to one that complains too much. Can also mean "Quoted For Truth," occasionally with a sarcastic undertone.
ql, qool, qoolz 
"Cool" (in the American sense)
qlol 
"quietly laughing out loud", used when someone is laughing quietly so as not to disturb other people that are nearby
QT 
Cutie
qwn, qwnt, qwned 
Deliberate typo of "pwn" (which see), which is a deliberate typo of "own"
qwp 
Quoted With Permission
QQ 
"Crying eyes" (of perhaps Hong Kong Origin) meaning "oh poor baby" (false pity). Can also mean queer.

R

R  
"Are"
RAE  
"Raises an eyebrow"
Rawr 
Roar
r0x0rz (also rox0rs and other forms)  
Leet speak for "rocks".
R8  
"Right", "rate"
RBP  
"Read Before Posting"
RCT  
RollerCoaster Tycoon
RD  
Red Dwarf
RE, RM  
rematch; often used in online games
re/rehi/relo  
"Hello again", used on IRC, especially popular with Europeans. Mentioned in the Jargon File.
reflectoporn  
from eBay auctions created by exhibitionists who sell various metal/glass dishes, bowls, spoons, with themselves reflected nude on the surface of the item.
rents 
short for "parents"
RFOG 
"Really Fast Old Guy", alternate version of "FOG".
rgr  
"Roger" aka "affirmative" or "10-4", radio talk; "Roger that", meaning "message acknowledged".
RIFK 
"Rolling in the fucking kitchen" origin: myg0t, nowadays extensively used on www.flamehaus.com, they're retro.
RIFY  
Read if You Like; often used such that 'if you like __ you will probably like this'
RL  
"Real life"; often used in online games to refer to life outside of the game (which some would see as fictional!), see IRL.
O RLY?.
O RLY?.
rly  
"really"; usually used as "o rly" to signify one's stupidity at not knowing the topic at hand.
RNFF  
"Running Naked in a Field of Flowers" commonly used on the MSX Resource Center (http://www.msx.org/) to cool down heated discussions.
RMS  
"Rocks my Socks", expresses amusement or being impressed by something. For example, "Religion RMS." Often used to express indifference or unenthusiasm. Also, "Richard M. Stallman", originator of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation.
RO  
"Abbreviation of Ragnarok Online"
ROFFL  
"Rolling on the fucking floor laughing"
ROFFNAR
"Rolling on the floor for no apparent reason"
ROFL, ROTFL, ROFLMAO, ROFLMFAO, ROFFLMFAO, ROFLSTALIN  
"Rolling on the floor laughing (my fucking ass off)"; as a reply to something extremely amusing, sometimes purposely misspelled as "ROLF". Note that LMAO, ROFL, ROFLMAO and ROFFLMFAO are the most common of these.
ROFLASTC
"Rolling on the floor, laughing and scaring the cat"
ROFLCAKE
A form of ROFL, where "CAKE" is usually replaced by other foods (eg, "BURGER", "SANDWICH")
ROFLCOPTER  
The superlative of ROFL.
At the University of Chicago in Alper House, ROFLCOPTER is also a verb meaning wasteage of time.
ROFLOL 
rolling on floor laughing out loud
ROFLMAOPIMP
"Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off peeing in my pants"
ROFLMAOPIMPWTIME
"Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off peeing in my pants with tears in my eyes"
ROFLWAFFLES  
Another (somewhat less known) superlative of ROFL.
roflmayo  
A food-version of ROFLMAO: "Mayonnaise"
ROFLZ  
An extension of ROFL, can be considered the plural of ROFL.
roffle  
Alternate version of "ROFL", based on the latter's supposed verbalisation.
ROFLSAUCE
Similar to ROFLCOPTER in use and meaning. see www.roflsauce.com
roj  
"Roger" aka "affirmative"
ROR  
"Raughing out roud", an Engrish variant of LOL.
roofles 
another food version of ROFLMAO: "Ruffles"
ROTFL 
Rolling on the floor laughing.
ROTFFLMFAO  
"Rolling on the fucking floor laughing my fucking ass off." A more vulgar version of ROTFLMAO.
ROMFG 
Rolling on my fucking god
RS  
RuneScape, one of the many MMORPGs.
RSN  
"Real soon now" (carrying overtones of sarcasm)
RT 
"Real Time" (while used in technical texts for "real-time", in the Internet Slang it typically stands synonymous for RL ("Real Life")).
RTFA  
"Read the fucking article"; applies mostly to Slashdot threads, in response to users who make comments on a story without having read it first.
RTFD  
"Read the fucking/freakin'/friendly/fine documentation", similar to RTFM
RTFRFC  
"Read the fucking RFC", similar to RTFM, telling someone to read an RFC to find his or her answer.
RTFM  
"Read the fucking/freakin'/friendly/fine manual", the frequent reply to a request for basic help from newbies who have not attempted to find the answer for themselves.
RTFMFM  
"Read the fucking manual fucking moron"; derived from RTFM with slightly more emphasis on the newbie's lack of intelligence.
RTFP  
"Read the fucking post"; derived from RTFA and also used on Slashdot.
RTFS  
"Read the fucking/fine source", frequently used when documentation for a software program is lacking or absent.
RTL  
"Report the loss"; usually used in online gaming; used sarcastically when one loses or gets fragged
RtR  
"Raise the Roof"; usually followed by an exclamation mark
RTS  
"Real Time Strategy"; A strategic type of computer game that takes place in real-time, as opposed to turn-based.
RTSD  
"Rush That Shit Down" originating from underground Street Fighter gaming communities such as Shoryuken [4]. Possibly also rooted in ebonics. Used to convey taking advantage of a good thing (e.g. Filet-O-Fish only $0.99 on Fridays? RTSD!). Originally used to describe a play style where one overwhelms the opponent with many quick and up close attacks.
RU  
"Are you"
RUT  
"Are you there?"
RVV  
"Reverted last edit due to vandalism, used on edit summaries of wiki articles when reverting vandalism
RYCT  
"Regarding your comment to" (followed by the name of the person that the comment was to). Probably originally from similar Amateur press association usage.

S

S  
"Smile", usually written *S* or <S> to separate it from the surrounding text. See "G".
SA  
"SomethingAwful", a website with an impressively large user database, located at http://www.somethingawful.com.
SB  
"Strong Bad", a cartoon character on Homestar Runner
SC  
"Starcraft"; A popular RTS game made by Blizzard Entertainment.
S2R  
"Send-to-receive"; indicates that one expects to receive a file (usually an image) before he or she sends his or hers.
Sauce  
"Source". Often used as "/r/ sauce" or "sauce pls", for a request of the source of an image or file. Most commonly used at 4chan
SE  
Square Enix game company. Sometimes referred to as Squeenix. Commonly used among FFXI players to talk about SE and all the server and game problems players have.
sechs/secks 
Alternative spelling of "sex".
SFAIAA  
"So far as I am aware ..."
SFAIAC  
"So far as I am concerned ..."
SFAICS  
"So far as I can see ..."
SFAICT  
"So far as I can tell ..."
SFLA  
"Stupid Four Letter Acronym"
shrumpsed  
"to be beaten in games" (1800's) see pwn
SFTAKY  
"Stop Fucking Talking And Kill Yourself"
SIF  
"Secret Internet Fatty"
sif  
"As if"
sifn't  
"As if not", used in reply to "sif".
SIIHP  
"Stick It In Her Pooper" an allusion to sex inside the anal cavity.
siv  
"Sorry I vanished."
SCNR  
"Sorry, could not resist"
SH  
"Shit happens"
Shirp  
"Shut up"
SILF  
"Sister I'd Like To Fuck"
SLAGIATT  
"Seemed like a good idea at the time" Helpful for comments when refactoring embarrassing software design decisions. Pre-Internet. Currently popular in Instant messaging and Email conversations.
SLaP  
"Sounds Like a Plan"
Smacktard  
A person who plays online games and employs tactics such as team-killing for vehicles, spawn raping/camping and bunny-hopping to gain an unfair advantage. Unlike griefers, many 'Smacktards' do not realise they're annoying other players.
SMD  
"Suck my dick"
Smeg  
An expletive meaning the same as "fuck" or "bugger" (popularized by Red Dwarf, a British TV sitcom). Often mistakenly believed to be derived from the word 'smegma'. The word was made up by the writers of the show.
SMFKFC  
"Some Mother Fuckin' KFC"
SMH  
"Scratching my head"
SMITF 
"Shoot Me In The Face." Used when situations are grim: IE. when one is in high school, at work, or having a bad day.
SNAFU 
"Situation Normal: All Fucked Up"
SNPT 
Sure No Problem Thanks
SOCL  
"Sitting on chair laughing", prenounced like "sickle".
SO  
"Significant other"; a termed encapsulating a girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse.
SO(A)B  
Son of a bitch
SoaP  
Snakes on a Plane, referring to "whatcha gonna do" or "shit happens". Derived from the Samuel L. Jackson movie of the same name due for release in 2006. The movie gained a large cult following on the internet.
Somat 
"Something"
SO(O)L  
"Shit out of luck."
soz  
"Sorry"
SFW  
"Safe (or Suitable) for work"; material (pictures, webpages) that is safe for the office. See also NSFW. Alternate meaning (which may not be appropriate in the office): "So fucking what?"
SOW  
Abbreviation of Spirit of the Wolf, a commonly asked-for spell in EverQuest, which makes a player run faster.
SP 
Starport: Galactic Empires.
Spawn camping  
In online gaming, particularly FPS. Waiting at a spawn point or base for an item or vehicle to spawn.
Spawn killing  
In online gaming. Killing an enemy within seconds of them spawning, often before they have time to react.
Spawn point  
The position at which you start in an online game. Also known as respawn point because it's where you spawn again after being killed.
Spawn raping  
In online gaming. Persistent spawn killing, as well as destruction of unused vehicles and base defences. A kickable/bannable offence on most servers.
spoot 
Opposite of woot, Discouraged or disappointed, (ahh spoot or oh spoot)
sroucks  
Means even when something rocks, it sucks (or something in between), or vice versa. Often used in a sarcastic way, as to let others remain in doubt if it's praising or just the opposite.
sry  
"Sorry"
srsly/srly  
"Seriously", usually used as an interjection; to signal a sarcastic response to an inane remark.
SS  
Soul Society (as in the anime Bleach)
SSB  
The hit N64 game... Super Smash Bros!
SSDD  
"Same shit, different day."
SSIA  
"Subject says it all"; used in newsgroup postings and the like.
SSTS  
"Snickering softly to self"
STFD  
"Sit the fuck down", often used after STFU and often targets someone expressing an unpopular opinion
STALIN 
"Saluting the Amazing Leaders in 'Nam"
STFM  
"Search the fucking manual"
STFNG  
"Search the fucking newsgroup" — variant on STFW
STFU  
"Shut the fuck up" or "stupid tramp, fuck you!"
How About A Nice Cup...?
STFUB 
"Shut the fuck up, bitch," a variant of STFU
STFW  
"Search the fucking Web"
stooge  
Referring to an idiot, which can be spelled st00g3. A variant exists as "stoogewagger", which means more of a n00b and a "stooge".
STW / STK  
"Share The Wealth" or "Share The Knowledge". Most commonly used on Warez sites, it is a request that another user share a serial number or cracked software download. On Hacker forums, often refers to sharing information about a new exploit.
SU  
"shut up"
SUAGOOML  
"Shut up and get out of my life"
sugarpic  
A digital erotic, nude or suggestive image of one's self, usually sent online to a lover or to a friend
SUL
See U (You) Later, used extensively in Darwin, Australia.
sup?  
"What is up?"
sux, sux0rs, suxxor  
Leet speak for "sucks", "suckers"
S(v)oochies  
"smoochies" is said to have no meaning, but the (v) makes an "M".
SWAK  
"Sealed with a kiss"
SWALK  
"Sealed with a loving kiss" (pre-Internet)
SWIM
"someone who isn`t me"
SWG
Star Wars Galaxies
SWL
"Screaming with laughter"
SWMBO  
"She who must be obeyed"
sws
The anti "lol" when used, it means the same thing. (it's on the opposite side of the keyboard)
sXe  
"Straight Edge" a term used to describe someone who doesn't do drugs/drink/smoke

T

T  
(Counter-Strike) Terrorist
T3h  
See teh.
T4  
The True Tech Team.
TA  
"Thanks again"; also English, Australian and New Zealand slang for thanks, pronounced taa, predating the Internet.
TBF  
"To be fair"; often written as "2BF"
TBH  
"To be honest"; also used within organizational charts to mean "To be hired", equivalent to TBD (to be determined) or to TBA (to be announced); on some boards, can be used to reference "Ted's Bloody Hotdog"
TBQH  
"To be quite honest"; used interchangeably with TBH
TC  
"Take care!"
teh  
A usually deliberate typo of "the".
teams  
Shorthand for "teams are uneven" in a multi-player game.
TFA  
"The fucking article"; a shorter form of "RTFA", mostly used on Slashdot
TFB  
"Too Fucking Bad"
TFN  
"Trade Forums Noob'; often used term on the Galaxies boards when something should be moved to the Trade Forums.
TFT  
TFT LCD monitor. "The Frozen Throne" (Warcraft III expansion).
T, FTFY  
"There, fixed that for you", used when displaying an edited version of another's post, to correct an error or make a humorous word (or phrase) substitution
thanx, thx, thxs, thz  
"Thanks"; this can form combinations such as "kthx" (OK, thanks), "plzkthx" (Please, OK, thanks), and "kthxbye" (OK, thanks, goodbye).
tho  
"though"
TIA  
"Thanks in advance"
TIAS  
"Try it and see"
TIFM  
"This is from memory"
TINC 
"There is no cabal", TINC is used humorously to indicate that people should lighten up and not see a conspiracy around every corner
TITFO  
"Turn It The Fuck Off" — common in Rainbow Six series games
TITTYWOP  
A variation of TTIUWOP
TK  
Team kill (or killing, killer, depending on context)
TLA  
"Three letter acronym". TLA is a TLA.
TL;DR  
"Too long, didn't read." Also TLDR (without punctuation)
TMAI  
"Tell me about it"
TMAO  
"Tearing my ass off", a quote intended to impose extreme laughter to the point of tear shed and obviously supersede the more avidly used, "LMAO".
TMR@IA  
"The monkeys are at it again"; usually used to blame the staff of online gaming communities for any screw ups in-game.
TMI  
"Too much information or Tea/Monitor Interface. When you laugh at something suddenly and spray whatever you're drinking."
TMTOWTDI  
"There's more than one way to do it"; usually used as one of the mottos of the Perl programming language.
TNG  
"That's Not Good"
TOMTB 
"Taking Off my Training Bra"
t00b 
A silly person. Common in fandom, especially the Harry Potter Fandom, where it probably originates.
ToD
Time of Death, to help caculate when a monster may spawn in an MMORPG. The time it may spawn is called a window.
ToS  
"Terms of service"; "Tales of Symphonia", a video game for the Gamecube and PS2 (the latter only in Japan), often referring to the official website's forums.
ToSF  
"Tales of Symphonia Forums", a recently growing center of popularity on the Internet. [5]
TP  
"Town Portal", in Diablo, [[Diablo II] and Warcraft], a magical scroll for getting back into town; safety. Pronounced "teepee", and may occur as a verb ("Hey, TP me!"). Also, less frequently, "Take Point" in other games, thereby conserving a team member's health while the one "taking point" takes most of the damage. TP also stands for "team player" in many online RTS games.
TPCBD  
"Tight Pants Cause Brain Damage"
TPTB  
"The powers that be"
troll  
A person who deliberately stirs up trouble or posts false information.
tr00  
"True" (used in the black metal community to refer to a supposed "true" hardcore, underground fan of the genre)
TROY  
Troy, a common usage of one who is horrible at the game Day of Defeat, because of the easy defeat of the city of Troy in Homer's Illiad.
TSOR 
"Thirty Seconds of Research"; refers to a quick, first-pass web search to find information on some topic;
TT  
Emoticon signifying sadness or a crying face
TTBOMK  
"To the best of my knowledge"
TTFN  
"Ta ta for now" (bye, originated with It's That Man Again, but also popular in reference to Tigger)
TTIUWOP  
"This thread is useless without pics"
TTT  
Third Tier Toilet
TTT  
To the Top (Used as a reply on a message board thread to ressurect it to the top of the list. Same as 'Bump')
TTTTT 
Till They Tell The Truth
TTYL, TTYTOJO or TTUL  
Talk to you later
TTYS  
Talk to you soon"
TWAGC  
This was a good chat
TWILTH  
Thats what I like to hear
TWIS  
Thats what I said
TWIT  
Thats what I thought
Twint 
Great player, used commmonly as "that guy just did a Twint !!, although often fluked
TY  
"Thank you" (used in instant messages, e-mails and video games which lack a speech communication feature)
TY4P  
"Thank you for playing"
TYA, TYG  
"There you are", "there you go"
TYCLI  
"Then you can learn it"

U

"You"
UA 
User agreement
UAN 
Understood And Noted
UFIA 
"Unsolicited finger in the anus"; popular on the website Fark.com.
ul 
Unlucky, used in gaming.
UL, U/L 
"Upload"
UO 
Ultima Online
ur 
"You're" or "your"
URT 
"Urban Terror", a mod for Quake III Arena.
URYYFM 
"You are too wise for me", where the two Y's become "too wise".
UST 
"unresolved sexual tension"; usually referring to fanfiction
USUX 
"You suck"
USFM 
"you stupid fat monkey"
UT 
Unreal Tournament; usually referring to the Game of the Year edition. Also used with a year suffix, as in UT2003 or "UT2K3" for Unreal Tournament 2003 or UT2004 or "UT2K4 for Unreal Tournament 2004. uab
UTFG 
"Use the fucking Google"; as an answer to a common question.
Über 
German for "over" but interpreted in English as "super" or "hyper". Used in many contexts for emphasis or as a superlative, as in, "I'm an über player". Also seen written as "uber", "üb3r", "ül33R" and other leet variations.
UBRS 
Upper Black Rock Spire. High level raid instance in World of Warcraft, located in Blackrock Mountain.

V

"We"
VBEG 
"Very big evil grin". Or written as <VBEG> to separate it from text.
VGG  
"Very good game"
Vgood 
"Very good", a slang alternative to "alright, acknowledged".
VFM 
"value for money"
VoIP 
"Voice over Internet protocol", or phone conversations over broadband connections.
(v)oochies  
"moochies" Refers to someone who mocches off of others often, also a common variation of s(v)oochies.
VWEG 
"Very wicked evil grin". See "G"

W

Japanese version of LOL (laugh out loud). Warai (笑い) in Japanese means "laughter".
W/ 
"With", predates Internet
w00t, woot 
Leet-speak exclamation of excitement or happiness or applauditory whistle; Used after gaining root control of a computer, can stand for "woohoo" or for "We owned the other team". Also used as a combining of the words "wow" and "loot", used at old "Dungeons & Dragons" games when finding a treasure\anything of value.
W8 
"Wait"
WAB 
"What A Bloke" : Derived from the Northern Territory in Australia. The creator, Timothy Bastian, decided to abbreviate the words "what a bloke" after he used it in excessive amounts. Widely used on programs such as MSN messenger.
WAFWOT 
"What a fucking waste of time", or (cleaned up) "What a foolish waste of time".
Wahmbulance 
An exclamation used when a user attempts to elicit pity from others
wanged 
To melee someone up close.
WAI 
"What an idiot"; also, Japanese for "yay" as influenced by the anime culture; "way"
WAD 
"Without a doubt"
WADR 
With all due respect.
waffles 
Pun on "ROTFLMAO"; used similarly. In full: "Roffle my waffles"
WAPCE 
"Women Are Pure Concentrated Evil"
warez 
Illegally obtained software.
WB, wibs, wibbles, wibbers 
"Welcome back"
WBAGNFARB 
"Would be a good name for a rock band." Inspired by columnist Dave Barry and used broadly by his fans.
WC3 
"Warcraft III"
WC 
Wailing Caverns, a low level instance in the Barrens in World of Warcraft / "Washroom" in French.
WD 
"Well done"
WDT 
"Web Development Team," remarkably used by the elite 'AHSWDT'
WDUWTA 
"What do you want to talk about?"
Werd 
Bastardization of "Word"
w/e 
"Whatever"
WFL 
"What's For Lunch"
WFM 
"Works for me"
WG, WEG 
"Wicked (evil) grin"
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 
WTF (see below) as spelled by the NATO phonetic alphabet
Whoamg 
"Whoa my God", used as a sarcastic "whoa".
WIR 
"When it's ready", originated from Opera, when people would ask for the release date.
wmao
waiting my ass off commonly used on very laggy games
w/o 
"Without", pre-dates Internet
WoW 
"World of Warcraft"
woot
leet slang for showing excitement, similar to "Awesome!" Literal meaning: We own the other team"
WOMBAT 
"Waste of money, brains, and time"
womp, womp 
Depending on the context: another form of woot, the previous statemnt is humorous, or the person has nothing to say.
WoS 
"Waste of Space"
wot, wut 
"What", predates Internet
WP 
"Well Played", used in Internet gaming
WRT, w/rt 
With respect to, with regard to; pre-dates Internet
WRU 
A very simplified "Where are you". For example, "Wru from
WRUU2 
"What are you up to?"
WTF 
"What the fuck?"; Also "who the fuck?", "why the fuck?", and so on, depending on context.
WTFIWWJP? 
"What the fuck is wrong with Japanese people?"
WTFG 
"Way to fucking go"
WTB 
"Want to Buy"
WTG 
"Way to go!", often sarcastic.
WTH 
"What the heck?" or "what the hell?"
WTITYB 
"Whatever, tell it to your blog." Used to respond to complaints and sob stories, especially but not exclusively to those about relationships. Originated at Hipinion.
WTLW 
"Welcome To Last Week"
WTS 
"Want to Sell"
WTT 
"Want to Trade"
WU 
"What's up?"
wub 
"love"
WUD 
"what you doing"
wut 
"what"
WWFSMD 
"What would the Flying Spaghetti Monster do?"
WWJD 
"What would Jesus do?"
WWTD 
"What would Turing do?"
WYSIAYG 
"What you see is all you get". Like WYSIWYG, with a derogatory suggestion as to the incompleteness of the software.
WYSITWIRL 
Pronounced "wizzy twirl", "What you see is totally worthless in real life." A derogatory term indicating that a claim of WYSIWYG has little validity.
WYSIWYG 
Pronounced "wizzywig", "What you see is what you get". In the print industry, it means that printed output will look identical to its screen representation. More recently used to refer to the style of making webpages that arose through the use of HTML generators such as Nvu, FrontPage, and Dreamweaver in which context it implies that the output may appear crude and does not transfer well across all settings.

X

X>* 
The subject, X, surpasses anything else. For example, "gentoo>*" would mean, "Gentoo outclasses any other Linux distribution." The > means "greater than" or "better than" and the asterisk indicates everything (else).
XD 
An emoticon resembling someone laughing when rotated clockwise 90°. Also written xD.
XP 
An emoticon representing someone with their tongue sticking out, also written xP. Shortly after the release of Windows XP, the use of XP as a smiley faded.
-x0r 
A suffix used by leet-speakers to emphasize a point.
XOXO 
Hugs and kisses.

Y

y'  
"you" as in "y'bastard" or "your" as in "y'first day of school"
"Why", or "Yes".
Y HALO THAR or Y HELO THEODORE ROOSEVELT BUTTSECKZ LOLOLOL 
Greeting often used by users of the interweb. Originated from this gamer revealing that she was a girl. Then, another player IM'd her saying Y HALO THAR. It was followed by "butttsecks?".
YA RLY 
Spinoff of O RLY? that is often used as a response when O RLY? is said.
YANAL 
You are not a lawyer
YFI 
You Fucking Idiot
YGGR 
You're Gonna Get Raped.
YGM 
an acronym for You've Got Mail. Someone is suggesting that they have sent you a mail message, either email or "real" mail.
YGPM 
You've got a PM (Personal Message on an internet forum)
YHBT YHL HAND 
You Have Been Trolled, You Have Lost, Have A Nice Day
y/j  
same as "j/k" (just kidding); literally meaning "yes, joke"
YMMV 
"Your mileage may vary", used as a disclaimer to indicate that the preceding statement is your opinion and others may disagree.
y0d4 
"You owned dem all" , a mix between 1337 and internet slang, often used in hacking circles and games.
YQW 
"You're quite welcome", an overstated "You're welcome".
YSSCKY 
"You should seriously consider killing yourself".
YW 
"You're welcome".
YYSSW 
"Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever".

Z

Zerg 
A word used in regards to gaming, meaning to use overwhelming numbers rather than skill to overcome an enemy. Originated from the game Starcraft, it is now more commonly used in MMORPGs to describe many lower levelled characters overcoming a higher leveled player.
ZOMG 
Exclamation; a sarcastic variant of OMG.
ZHOMG  
See ZOMG.
ZOMFG 
Another version of OMFG with sarcasm
Zorz, z0rz
Generally a random expression that has no meaning whatsoever. It can be attached to most words as a suffix, such as bedzorz, eatzorz, sleepzorz, etc. Similar in application to -x0r.\
ZOYG
Another sarcastic variant of OMG but the "my" has been with "your". Based off a Futurama quote.

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