Sunday, May 8, 2011

Teacher Cheat Sheet: Twitter & text abbreviations

Teachers can often get caught out when their students start using text abbreviations. Some of us might use them but no where near to the extent of our students. Don't get left out of the conversation - good or bad. Find out the meanings of some of the most common abbreviations. I found these at techtarget.com


Abbreviation     
Meaning
<3
heart
404
I haven't a clue
A3
Anyplace, anywhere, anytime
ADN
Any day now
AFAIK
As far as I know
AFK
Away from keyboard
ARE
Acronym-rich environment
ASAP
As soon as possible
A/S/L?
Age/sex/location?
B4N
Bye for now
BAK
Back at the keyboard
BAS
Big a** smile
BBIAB
Be back in a bit
BBL
Be back later
BBN
Bye bye now
BBS
Be back soon
BEG
Big evil grin
BF
Boy friend
BFD
Big f***ing deal
BFN
Bye for now
BG
Big grin
BIBO
Beer in, beer out
BIOYIOP
Blow it out your I/O port
BL
Belly laughing
BMGWL
Busting my gut with laughter
BOTEC
Back-of-the-envelope calculation
BRB
Be right back
BTA
But then again...
BTDT
Been there, done that
BTW
By the way
BWL
Bursting with laughter
BWTHDIK
But what the heck do I know...?
CICO
Coffee in, coffee out
C&G
Chuckle and grin
CNP
Continued in next post
CRB
Come right back
CRBT
Crying real big tears
CU
See you
CUL
See you later
CUL8ER
See you later
CYA
See ya
CYA
Cover your ass
CYO
See you online
DBA
Doing business as
DFLA
Disenhanced four-letter acronym (that is, a TLA)
DL
Dead link
DLTBBB
Don't let the bed bugs bite
DIKU
Do I know you?
DITYID
Did I tell you I'm distressed?
DOM
Dirty old man
DOS
Dozing off soon
DQMOT
Don't quote me on this
DTRT
Do the right thing
DWB
Don't write back
E2E
exchange to exchange
E2E
e-business to e-business
E2E
employee to employee
E2E
end to end
EG
Evil grin
EMFBI
Excuse me for butting in
EMSG
E-mail message
EOM
End of message
EOT
End of thread (meaning: end of discussion)
ESAD
Eat s**t and die
ETLA
Extended three-letter acronym (that is, an FLA)
EWG
evil wicked grin
F2F
Face to face
FAQ
Frequently-ask question(s)
FC
Fingers crossed
FISH
First in, still here
FLA
Four-letter acronym
FMTYEWTK
Far more than you ever wanted to know
FOMCL
Falling off my chair laughing
FTBOMH
From the bottom of my heart
FUBAR
F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
FUD
Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW
For what it's worth
FYI
For your information
G
Grin
GA
Go ahead
GAL
Get a life
GIGO
Garbage in, garbage out
GD&R
Grinning, ducking, and running
GF
Girlfriend
GFN
Gone for now
GGP
Gotta go pee
GIWIST
Gee, I wish I'd said that
GL
Good luck
GMAB
Give me a break
GMTA
Great minds think alike
GOL
Giggling out loud
GTRM
Going to read mail
GTSY
Glad to see you
H&K
Hug and kiss
HAGN
Have a good night
HAND
Have a nice day
HHIS
Hanging head in shame
HIG
How's it going
HT
Hi there
HTH
Hope this helps
HUB
Head up butt
IAC
In any case
IAE
In any event
IANAL
I am not a lawyer (but)
IAW
I agree with or In accordance with
IC
I see
IGP
I gotta pee
IHA
I hate acronyms
IHU
I hear you
IIRC
If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
ILU or ILY
I love you
IM
Immediate message
IMCO
In my considered opinion
IMH
In my humble opinion
IMing
Chatting while doing other things
IMNSHO
In my not so humble opinion
IMO
In my opinion
IMS
I am sorry
IOW
In other words
IPN
I'm posting naked
IRL
In real life (that is, when not chatting)
ITA
I totally agree
ITIGBS
I think I'm going to be sick
IWALU
I will always love you
IYSWIM
If you see what I mean
J4G
Just for grins
JBOD
Just a bunch of disks
JIC
Just in case
JK or j/k
Just kidding
JMO
Just my opinion
JTLYK
Just to let you know
ok
KISS
Keep it simple stupid
KIT
Keep in touch
KOTC
Kiss on the cheek
KOTL
Kiss on the lips
KWIM?
Know what I mean?
L8R
Later
L8R G8R
Later gator
LD
Later, dude
LDR
Long-distance relationship
LHO
Laughing head off
LLTA
Lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMAFO
Laughing my f**king a** off
LMAO
Laughing my a** off
LMSO
Laughing my socks off
LOL
Laughing out loud
LRF
Little Rubber Feet
LSHMBH
Laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTM
Laugh to myself
LTNS
Long time no see
LTR
Long-term relationship
LULAB
Love you like a brother
LULAS
Love you like a sister
LUWAMH
Love you with all my heart
LY
Love ya
LY4E
Love ya forever
MorF
Male or female
MOSS
Member of the same sex
MOTOS
Member of the opposite sex
MTF
More to follow
MUSM
Miss you so much
NADT
Not a darn thing
NFG
No f*****g good
NFW
No feasible way or no f*****g way
NIFOC
Naked in front of computer
NP or N/P
No problem
NRN
No response necessary
OIC
Oh, I see
OLL
Online love
OMG
Oh my God
OTF
Off the floor
OTOH
On the other hand
OTTOMH
Off the top of my head
PANS
Pretty awesome new stuff
PAW
Parents are watching
PCMCIA
People can't master computer industry acronyms
PDA
Public display of affection
PEBCAK
Problem exists between chair and keyboard
PIBKAC
Problem is between keyboard and chair
PITA
Pain in the ass
PM
Private message
PMFJIB
Pardon me for jumping in but...
POAHF
Put on a happy face
::POOF::
Goodbye (leaving the room)
POTS
Plain old telephone service
PU
That stinks!
QT
Cutie
RL
Real life (that is, when not chatting)
ROR
Raffing out roud (Engrish for "laughing out loud")
ROTFL
Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMAO
Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
ROTFLMBO
Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
RPG
Role-playing games
RSN
Real soon now
RT
Real time
RTFM
Read the f***ing manual
RYO
Roll your own
S^ S'up -
what's up
S4L
Spam for life
SHCOON
Shoot hot coffee out of nose
SEG
S***-eating grin
SETE
Smiling ear to ear
SF
Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)
SHID
Slaps head in disgust
SNAFU
Situation normal, all f***ed up
SO
Significant other
SOL
Smilling out loud or sh*t out of luck
SOMY
Sick of me yet?
SOT
Short on time
SOTMG
Short on time must go
STFU
Shut the f**k up
STFW
Search the f*****g Web
STW
Search the Web
SU
Shut up
SUAKM
Shut up and kiss me
SUP
What's up
SWAG
Stupid wild-a** guess
SWAK
Sealed with a kiss
SWL
Screaming with laughter
SYS
See you soon
TA
Thanks again
TAFN
That's all for now
TANSTAAFL
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TCOY
Take care of yourself
TFH
Thread from hell
TGIF
Thank God it's Friday
THX
Thanks
TIA
Thanks in advance
TILII
Tell it like it is
TLA
Three-letter acronym
TLK2UL8R
Talk to you later
TB4U
Too bad for you
TMI
Too much information
TNT
Till next time
TOPCA
Til our paths cross again 
TOY
Thinking of you
TPTB
The powers that be
TTFN
Ta-Ta for now
TTT
Thought that,
TTYL
Talk to you later
TU
Thank you
TY
Thank you
TYVM
Thank you very much
UAPITA 
You're a pain in the ass
UAF
Until further notice
UW
You're welcome
VBG
Very big grin
VBSEG
Very big s***-eating grin
WAG
Wild a** guess
WAYD
What are you doing
WB
Welcome back
WBS
Write back soon
WDALYIC
Who died and left you in charge?
WEG
Wicked evil grin
WFM
Works for me
WIBNI
Wouldn't it be nice if
WT?
What/who the ?
WTF
What the F***!
WTFO
What the F***! Over!
WTG
Way to go!
WTGP?
Want to go private?
WU?
What's up?
WYSITWIRL
What you see is totally worthless in real life
WUF?
Where are you from?
WYSIWYG
What you see is what you get
YBS
You'll be sorry
YGBSM
You gotta be s***tin' me!
YMMV
Your mileage may vary.
YW
You're welcome




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