Commonly Used Acronyms (CUA)

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The following list highlights some of the most commonly used acronyms on chat sites, instant messengers, online forums, Facebook, Twitter and in text messaging.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

- A -

AFAIK
As far as I know
AFK
Away from keyboard
AKA
Also known as
ASL
Age, sex, location

- B -

b/w
Between
b/c
Because
b4
Before
BBIAB
Be back in a bit
BBL
Be back later
bf
Boyfriend
BFF
Best friends forever
BFN
Bye for now
BOT
Back on topic
BRB
Be right back
BTW
By the way

- C -

CTN
Can't talk now
cya
See ya

- D -

DIY
Do it yourself
DL
Download

- E -

EOM
End of Message
ETA
Estimated time of arrival

- F -

F2F
Face to face
f
Female
fb
Facebook
FUBAR
Fouled up beyond all recognition
FWIW
For what it's worth
FYI
For your information

- G -

G2G
Got to go
GAL
Get a life
gb
goodbye
gf
Girlfriend
GGN
Gotta Go Now
GJ
Good Job
GL
Good Luck
GOL
Giggle out loud
gr8
Great
GTG
Got to go

- H -

h8
Hate
HAK
Hugs and kisses
HOAS
Hold on a second
hw
Homework

- I -

IC
I see
IDK
I don't know
IIRC
If I remember correctly
ILY
I love you
IM
Instant Message
IMO
In my opinion
IRL
In real life

- J -

JK (or J/K)
Just Kidding
JTLYK
Just to let you know

- K -

K
Okay
KISS
Keep it simple stupid
KIT
Keep in touch

- L -

l8
Late
l8r
Later
LMAO
Laughing my a** off
LMK
Let me know
LOL
Laughing out loud
LSR
Loser
LQTM
Laughing quietly to myself

- M -

m
Male
MIRL
Meet in real life
MMB
Message me back
MMO
Masively Multiplayer Online
MorF
Male or female
MOS
Mom over shoulder
msg
Message
MYOB
Mind your own business

- N -

N/A
Not available
ne
Any
ne1
Anyone
NMU
Not much, you?
NOOB
Newbie (someone who is new at something)
np
No problem
NSFW
Not safe for work (usually contains pornography or vulgarities)

- O -

OIC
Oh, I see
OMG
Oh my God
OT
Off topic
OTP
On the phone

- P -

P911
Parental emergency
PAW
Parents are watching
PCM
Please call me
PIR
Parents (or people) in room
PLS (or PLZ)
Please
POS
Parent over shoulder
ppl
People
PRW
Parents are watching

- Q -

qt
Cutie
Q
Question

- R -

ROFL (or ROTFL)
Rolling on the floor laughing
RL
Real life
RTFM
Read the flippin' manual
RUOK?
Are you okay?

- S -

SIT
Stay in touch
SOS
Someone over shoulder
SYS
See you soon
S2R
Send to receive

- T -

TBA (or 2BA)
to be announced
TBC (or 2BC)
To be continued
thx
Thanks
TISNF
That is so not fair
TLC
Tender love and care
TMI
Too much information
TTFN
Ta ta for now
TTYL
Talk to you later
txt
Text
TY
Thank you

- U -

u
You
u2
You too
ur
Your

- V -

VM
Voicemail

- W -

w/
With
w/e
Whatever
w/o
Without
w8
Wait
WB
Write back (or welcome back)
WTF
What the f***
WTG
Way to go
WTH
What the hell?
WU
What's up?
WYGOWM
Will you go out with me?
WYSIWYG
What you see is what you get

- X -

XOXO
Hugs and kisses
XXX
Pornographic or otherwise inapropriate content

- Y -

Y
Why?
YT?
You there?
YW
You are welcome

- Z -

ZZZ
Sleeping, tired or bored.

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