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OMG webspeak guide
« on: 20 Sep 10 / 11:10 AM »
The more time I spend on the 'net the more I feel old! People use abbreviations all the time and I have no clue what they mean, leaving me to ask "what is that?" and look like a right fool in a chat room. Either that or I quickly google it and delay my response, pretending to be answering the door so as not to look like I'm googling.

I'm going to compile a list here of all the stuff I find and if you have any to add please mention it in the thread and I'll add it to the list. The list will be alphabetical so you can find what you're looking for easily if you're stuck in a chat room as I have been before.


AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFAIR - As Far As I Remember
AFK = Away From Keyboard
ALOL - Actually Laughing Out Loud
BBIAB - Be Back In A Bit
BRB = Be Right Back
BRT - Be Right There
FML= f*** my life
FTW= for the win
Googling = checking on the google search engine for something.
IC - I See
IKR = I Know, Right?
IMHO = In my honest (humble) opinion.
IRL = In Real Life
LMAO= laugh my a**e off
LOL = Laugh(ing) Out Loud
Newb = "Newbie" or someone who's new to something.
NSFW - Not Safe For Work
OMG = Oh My God
OMFG = same as above but with F word inserted.
ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing (also roflcakes/roflcopters/lollerskates = extreme ROFL)
ROFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My a$$ Off
Squee = cry of happiness.
TBF - To Be Fair
TBH - To Be Honest
WIIFM - Whats In It For Me?
WIIFY - Whats In It For You?
WTF = What The F***
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get


Also little icons such as:

^_^   (happy)
O_O   (surprised)
o.O   (confused)
) = (with a colon : is a smiley face)
( = (with a colon : is a sad face)
8-) (someone wearing sunglasses - cool)
(^o^)     - Laughing out loud
(^_^)     - Smile
(-.-)Zzz - Sleeping
(^_-)     - Wink
=^..^=   - Cat


LEETSPEAK where numbers substitute letters :
10Q - Thank you
1337 - LEET (Elite) 
<3 - Heart (on it's side)


Feel free to add more in the thread and I'll stick them on the list when I can.
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Re: OMG webspeak guide
« Reply #1 on: 21 Sep 10 / 04:48 PM »
:o) happy
:o( sad
:o/ confused
you forgot WTF what the F***
 

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Re: OMG webspeak guide
« Reply #2 on: 21 Sep 10 / 08:59 PM »
Thanks Bernie! Added those in.
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Re: OMG webspeak guide
« Reply #3 on: 29 Sep 10 / 04:28 PM »
ALOL - Actually Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My a$$ Off
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFAIR - As Far As I Remember
WIIFY - Whats In It For You?
WIIFM - Whats In It For Me?
IC - I See

That's all I can remember and most of those I had to ask the person who sent them what they meant. 

I remember when I first started using texts I though LOL meant Lots of Love and only realised once someone sent me ALOL and I had to ask what it meant - there I was thinking everyone loved me and they were laughing out loud instead!
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Re: OMG webspeak guide
« Reply #4 on: 29 Sep 10 / 05:47 PM »
Emoticons

Icon     - Meaning

(^o^)     - Laughing out loud
(^_^)     - Smile
(-.-)Zzz - Sleeping
(^_-)     - Wink
=^..^=   - Cat

Thats just a few there are loads that can be used (^o^).
 

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Re: OMG webspeak guide
« Reply #5 on: 29 Sep 10 / 09:10 PM »
fml= f*** my life
ftw= for the win
lmao= laugh my a**e off

watch bring it on all or nothing, it is mostly in im (instant mesage) speak x
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Re: OMG webspeak guide
« Reply #6 on: 30 Sep 10 / 05:35 PM »
Haha, I remember reading a guide like this about 13 years ago when I started using the internet :D  These acronyms are so ingrained into my life now my boyfriend and I even speak to each other using them irl  (mostly jokingly but sometimes by accident!).  But yeah I'm a gamer so you probably won't need to use most of these ^^.

IMHO - In my honest (humble) opinion.
IRL - In Real Life ( just noticed I used that one above lol)
TBH - To Be Honest
TBF - To Be Fair
BBIAB - Be Back In A Bit
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get (mainly pertaining to text editors on forums such as this one where you can edit fonts etc)
NSFW - Not Safe For Work 
BRT - Be Right There

roflcakes/roflcopters/lollerskates - extreme ROFL

Some numbers ones :
10Q - Thank you
1337 - LEET (Elite)  Spawned LEETSPEAK where numbers substitute letters
<3 - Heart (on it's side)
 

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Re: OMG webspeak guide
« Reply #7 on: 01 Oct 10 / 09:32 AM »
Wow thanks guys! Found a few there that I didn't know. :)

The list is getting huge huh? If we missed any please feel free to mention it and I'll add them in.
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