Appendix talk:English internet slang

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More categories[edit]

When we look at the discussion below we can see there are a lot of other slangs wich should be listed. A suggestion: We make more categories like 'list of slang in alphabetical order', 'slang in sms', 'slang in ITC', 'slang insults', 'slang in online games,facebook', etc.

It would create some oversight.

What do you people think? (my apologies for any grammar & spelling errors)

I know what the problem is... its impossible to know if one of these slangs is actually prolific or not based on your individual experience... we need a place where people can say if they have or have not seen it used and get an overall picture of its use so we can determine if it really should be added to the list... a perfect example is why im here.. I was amazed to see RWNJ Right wing nut job wasn't in the list and had come here specifically to post in response to a guys comment that he didn't know what it meant... so we really need to know... I think we should have a basic requirement and only add it to the list if it meets that requirement... I think we should leave out words that are simply used by small groups.. and maybe we could have another page or pages for slang that is specific to these groups

Reply from Wwhat: I think too many categories would make it harder to have an overview and would lead to fights and confusion as to which category an acronym belongs too, but I do see how a few more could be informative [note: I corrected your spelling of 'alphabetical']

Reply from User:abinkow: I think the format is fine; we just need to find a way to incorporate additional and new slangs. For example:

Reply from User:AldarnX: There's a lot of bogus information on this page (e.g. YEC: Young Earth Creationism), and also a lot of incorrect definitions (or at least far less popular alternatives e.g. TBF: Time between failures; everyone knows TBF is more commonly used to say 'to be fair'). How about allowing non-institutionalised academics edit this page rather than publishing someone's best guess from a random newspaper article they read on the subject?

The lack of authoritative sources makes this page problematic. The talk page is fun to read though and wikians are allowed to have fun once in a while. In the meantime, defining/finding an authoritative source for internet sland/acronyms is a project in itself. Codwiki 12:55, 15 May 2011 (U

nub[edit]

phonetic shorthand (new-bee) for n00b, newbie. Please add to existing entry for those terms. SFITCS (talk) 23:23, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

GLLG[edit]

Giggle Like Little Girl

AYC?[edit]

are you crazy?

SMD- suck my dick

CS 1.6 -CSS[edit]

CS 1.6 counter strike : 1.6 CSS counter strike : source

G41T[edit]

Good for one thing. I've seen this one porn sites a lot. Apparently I can't edit though. Wait, did I just admit to going to porn sites a lot? RedWeird 01:32, 15 November 2008 (UTC)


hog shit[edit]

This list is a bunch of hog shit, especially the sources

tl;dr 70.44.152.205 01:42, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, seriously... like "OMSOBFG": aside from mirrors of Wikipedia and Wiktionary (including one copy and paste job), Googlinguistics yields me only one usage. That's bullshit. Mga 22:23, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Mhm. Most of this list was made up on the spot by the person editing it. A candidate for speedy deletion? 123.243.255.3 21:55, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
There is potential for this to be very useful, so I say keep it. However, it will need many eyes on it to make sure that everything in it is real and referenced. --Arctic.gnome 21:02, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

FGI/JFGI[edit]

I'm not one to edit, but FGI is the next RTFM = "freakin" google it. -- Drunkyoda

I believe that's better known as JFGI = Just Fucking Google It! -- filterbob

RROD/GROD[edit]

Where's RROD? (Red Ring of Death). -- dgcaste 11:02AM, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Should GROD (Green Ribbon of Death (in Vista)) be on it? 75.58.114.105 14:48, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

DFTBA[edit]

DFTBA for don't forget to be awesome should be on there most definately. b

ROFLMAOWTIME[edit]

Rolling on (the) Floor Laughing My Ass Off With Tears in My Eyes Add it... and this is a good list... I say leave it.

RTV[edit]

Rock the Vote (For gamers who don't like the current map they are playing on.)

DND[edit]

Do Not Disturb

OP[edit]

Original poster, used to refer to the person that started a topic in a forum

Means 'Over Powered' As in a player or class in-game has abilities or gear that gives them an advantage. Usually used by the scorned. ie Someone who has been beaten in a duel calls their opponent OP, as to say you couldn't have done that if...

4got[edit]

meaning forgot y aint that on the list?

== tl;dr ==Guild Wars


Funny that the first comment here in the Discussion flames the Wiki with a "tl;dr". But, of course, tl;dr isn't in the list!ngjgdsgfvsdhufegfsduhgusehuigheriugherus

about nm[edit]

nm also means not much, like when someones asks you wuu2? you say nm lol!

ASLT[edit]

Somebody please add: ASLT (and stuff like that.) --GoldFlower 23:53, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

JFGI[edit]

Just Fucking Google It! - Advice given by the exasperated to the clueless when the latter have (e.g.) posted an FAQ

DFTM[edit]

dont fuck with the monkey or dont fuck the monkey

G1![edit]

Add G1 for GO!

GL[edit]

GL for good luck. If theres HF there should be GL

thh[edit]

Need to add thh for Tee hee hee. Started by Alex de Guzman and Trish Ivie back in 2005. I can provide reference as Gmail chats or a screen shot.


What about foreign language terms like desu, sage, and chan?70.75.24.145 07:25, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

You forgot GB2B. So GB2B!99.240.3.167 08:19, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

NS[edit]

Ns- Nice shot Pretty vital shooter term, always see those wacky noobs say "what is ns?" 99.240.3.167 08:17, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

lmbo[edit]

Someone add "LMBO", aka "Laugh my butt off", a synnonym for "LMAO", aka "Laugh My Ass Off".

MOAR[edit]

A combination of "more" and "roar". An order bellowed to a forum to remedy the bellower's insufficient pr0n collection. Usually accompanied by foaming at the mouth.

also used in a command, ex: lurk moar! post moar!

links[edit]

needs links to those that have definitions. Random832 17:12, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

FTFY[edit]

Fixed That For You. Seeing a lot of that lately. Justinthebull 06:32, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

WWYSTM[edit]

why would you shoot the monkey (wich means why would you do that)

AKA[edit]

Also Known As

predates internet afaik, see AKA. Conrad.Irwin 00:10, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

SOL & WTA?[edit]

Seen many of those lately.

WP[edit]

Wrong Person or Well Played.

Sources:
  • www.netlingo.com [1]
  • www.cryer.co.uk [2]
  • acronyms.thefreedictionary.com [3]
  • acronyms.thefreedictionary.com[4]
  • www.all-acronyms.com [5]

( 217.152.94.59 12:14, 11 February 2008 (UTC) )


*facepalm*[edit]

why is *facepalm* not here? it is truly necessary to deal with n00bs


retoast[edit]

a derivation of repost. used when a user has posted something that has been posted before, and thereby isn't original or interesting.

QQ[edit]

Cry more [noob]

CBA[edit]

Can't Be Arsed - phrase to express laziness

QWP?[edit]

It isn't on the list. What does it mean? --65.31.48.118 16:48, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Could have been a misspelling of HWP - height/weight proportional?

ILYSFM[edit]

Came across this on the internet. It stands for "I love you so f*****g much". I don't know if it's appropriate for the list, but if so please add it. Thanks!

Dibship 18:56, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

PL[edit]

PL = Package lost

b/c[edit]

The corresponding article at Wikipedia here links to this page but B/C isn't on the list. There is an article here for B/C linked in the section title above. It could be added to the list.--Rockfang 14:30, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Another for OP[edit]

OP is also used often to mean Over Powered, used mostly in MMORPGs.

TOOBS entry is missing close-paren[edit]

Darrellk 01:14, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

hawt[edit]

For "hot" natch.

Need a def[edit]

  • Was trying to see if I was using "snerk" correctly in a profile... mighty disappointed no definition included here! // 24.218.193.165 15:27, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

KMLF?[edit]

What does it mean?

Kill me like faggot/Kiss my laughing fuck

FMWNA[edit]

for my white naked ass "u forget to add this"

BRT[edit]

be right there

GL[edit]

{{}} good luck

OMFFSM[edit]

Means: Oh My Fucking Flying Spaghetti Monster

A C[edit]

Might be IC (i see) and someone changed it, internet slangs are always in english. how the hell are ppl who dont know spanish supposed to guess that, it doesnt exist!

HTH[edit]

Can also mean how the hell.

More words[edit]

Hmm, this guy play's EQ :D

He forgot WoW: World of Warcraft (duh :D)

Also MOTD should become "(G)MOTD: Guild Message Of The day" cuz this is mostly used in MMO's

WTE: Want to enchant (i know it for wow, other gamess might use it to)

OMW: On My Way

Naais: refers how "Nice" sounds


If i find more i'll tell ya

QFT[edit]

QFT can also mean Quite Fucking True or Quit Fucking Talking.

Actually, the popularity is the result of the Colbert Report and the word truthiness. Quoted For Truthiness is frequently used, and it's definitely not meant to mean that something is true.--Halliburton Shill 17:14, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm going to disagree with the definition AND usage. Across quite a few forums, I've seen it defined as "Quoted for Truth" (Steven Colbert having nothing to do with this phrase), and it's often used when someone has already made a point you want to emphasize, so you quote them and just add "QFT". As far as QFT meaning "quit fucking talking" goes, I've only seen that as a misinterpretation of the 'real' definition for QFT, not actually used to mean that.
Agreed. QFT was in use as the emphasizing "quoted for truth" in forums and newsgroups well before Colbert and "truthiness" came around in 2005.

BBQ[edit]

Not barbeque... It means Be back Quick

Not used often and obsolete once the new user realizes that BRB is what people actually use. Wiktionary isn't here to support every stupid acronym. If it was, ESA would be on it already.--Halliburton Shill 17:12, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Add NPI = No Pun Intended[edit]

NPI = No Pun Intended In common usage; citations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPI http://intp-list.org/glossary.html

WoW[edit]

World of Warcraft. (I mean, Everquest is already there...)

GZ and DING[edit]

GZ stands for Gratz, or congratulations and is frequently seen in the World of Warcraft after a player levels.

Ding is used by a player who levels in the World of Warcraft. If is frequently followed by a string of GZ! from friends and guild members. It refers to the sound made on levelling

BTDTBTTS, BTDTGTTS[edit]

Been There, Done That, Bought The T-Shirt

Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt


Lack of 2![edit]

TCIAL/TCL = The Cake is a Lie! OMGWTFBBQ = Oh my God, what the fuck, barbecue!

I will not stand for the lack of these abbreviations! it is an attrocity!


GF[edit]

This also (and I would argue more commonly) stands for "girlfriend". can also stand for good fight (gaming)


JC[edit]

Just chilling. In World of Warcraft it can also mean to Jewelcrafting.

RTD[edit]

Return to desktop. When game crashes and desktop appears.


Nafta[edit]

'Nother afternoon fucking that ass.


teh[edit]

spelled different like the

h8[edit]

hate

hfac[edit]

Holy Fucking Ass Crackers

TIWYES[edit]

totally impressed with your excellent service

split this appendix?[edit]

Shouldn't this be split into

  • IRC/Usenet/BBS slang
  • 4-chan memes
  • 1337 speak
  • etc

? 70.51.8.75 10:09, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

FTW[edit]

for the win or fuck the world

ITT[edit]

"In this thread".

Why has this been created, on a message board isn't it obvious what is in the thread?

PLZ,PLOX,PLX[edit]

Plz,Plox,Plx are pretty used in the internet slang ...

    Plz is Please duh!

AFK[edit]

AFK can also mean "A Free Kill" In a lot of MMOFPS and MMOTPS

Sry and Soz[edit]

The list seems to be missing sry and soz (both meaning sorry), even though it's a widely used abbreviation. 84.152.203.243 20:29, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Dodo[edit]

Dodo - intentional misspelling of dood.

RNBDJ[edit]

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

BG, GL[edit]

bad game, good luck. This page lacks so many expressions! like soz, sry, op, plz... Why has it been locked??

GG[edit]

GG originally means 'Good Going', only later and causing some confusion gamers started to think it meant 'Good Game', and so became 'Good Game' also, but 'Good Going' should be included in the description. Wwhat 12:55, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

FPS[edit]

First Person Shooter

RPG[edit]

Role Playing Game

lic[edit]

Like I Care

Troll[edit]

Someone who provokes others into flaming

FU[edit]

Fuck You

4q2[edit]

4Q2 = 'fuck you too' - pretty common on and off the Internet

WOT[edit]

wall of text

TLDR[edit]

Too long didn't read

TGTBT[edit]

Too good to be true

HWS(PEST)[edit]

Husband Wants Sex (Please Excuse Slow Typing)

ROFLcopter[edit]

An addendum to ROFL, Rolling On Floor Laughing. Generally used in spoken conversation to indicate extreme amusement.

I can think of several fixes...[edit]

- ETA also means "Edited to Add"
- FTL means both "for the lose" and "for the loss"
- WTH means both "what the hell" and "what the heck"

I think like ROFLcopter, LOLerskates/LOLrsk8ts should be added as well.

DKDC[edit]

Don't know, don't care

QFE[edit]

Quote for Emphasis- Commonly used in forums in which a quote is instated to emphasize a previous person's point.

TTYS[edit]

Talk To You Soon, similar to TTYL (~Later)

Lolgasm[edit]

just lol (laugh out loud) with a gasm on the end from orgasm. means laughing heaps.

WDYM[edit]

What do you mean?

Source:
  • acronyms.thefreedictionary.com [6]

PC4PC[edit]

a myspace slang meaning picture comment for picture comment. please add it. thanks. Canadian 00:45, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Some Missed Abbreviations on the 'Net.[edit]

AO - Anarchy Online; Another MMORPG (used in chatrooms not ingame)

TL - TitleLevel; refers to the title level of a player in the Anarchy Online Game (add more here if yours is included as well) - is accompannied by ding and sometimes by perkding.

Perkding; Refers to the fact that a player has reached a certain level and has recieved a perk point. (Anarchy Online Expansionsets - Shadowlands / Alien Invasion)

Research Ding; Refers to the fact that a player has just completed a new research point. (Anarchy Online Expansionset - Lost Eden)

Rezz / Rezz Sickness - Ressurection sickness; refers to the fact that after death there is a certain time period in which the player is said to be ressurecting, and this is referred to as Resurrection sickness, or Rezz for short; normally the player has decreased statistics (stats).

ORG/Org - Short for Organisation. (used ingame as a term to mean a group of people working together, helping each other etc.)

SSDD - Same Shit; Different Day

BYOB - Buy Your Own Beer. - Although used rarely, it can also be used as a term to mean "go do it yourself"

GN - Good Night.

Ninja - Used to define a person who, like a ninja, has taken something (normally affixed to looter to define someone who stole a loot) from somebody else, then dissapeared with it

BAK - back at keyboard (i.e., when one has previously been AFK) V.E.G very evil grin see http://www.all-acronyms.com/VEG

FML[edit]

Fuck My Life. (fmylife.com)

FJOLN[edit]

favorite joke of last night/late night source: jimmy fallon's twitter

WF[edit]

Wife source: amateur radio prosign


FTW[edit]

also means "For The Win" source: GLB forums

DH[edit]

Dear husband source: craft discussion groups

RTFC[edit]

AKA:

Reboot The Fucking Computer... Known for it's solving of 99% of problems!*

(*not a real statistic.)

CheeseGamer 03:10, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

FTF[edit]

FTF = for the fail

NORT[edit]

No one reads this

BMA[edit]

Best mates always

source: came to it when reading this discussion

MLIA[edit]

My life is average. as opposed to FML: fuck my life.

Examples. I went out today without my umbrella and it rained FML.

OR I went out today without my umbrella nothing happened... MLIA

Source http://mylifeisaverage.com/

SIL, DIL, MIL, FIL.[edit]

SON IN LAW Daughter IN Law Mother IN Law Father IN Law

DD, DS, DH[edit]

Darling Daughter, Darling Son, Darling Husband....

GLHF[edit]

good luck have fun

PvP[edit]

We need to add PvP as "Player versus Player" in MMORPGs, and all the fighting slang related to it in multiplayer gaming. 83.157.111.254 20:53, 1 October 2009 (UTC)Bodhis

ISTM[edit]

It seems to me

AIUI[edit]

As I Understand It [7]

AFAIU[edit]

As Far As I Understand

ICYDK[edit]

In Case You Didn't Know

JIMP[edit]

Jizz In My Pants

IDGAF[edit]

I dont give a fuck, im surprised its not on the list.

g2bos[edit]

Glad to be of service

tc[edit]

take care

ffs[edit]

ffs = for freaking sake --190.156.6.144 01:13, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

NORP[edit]

Normal Ordinary Responsible Person

Lots of Suggestions[edit]

  • LOL also means laughing my ass off
  • LOL also means lots of love
  • 13373 means elite
  • FTW also means fuck the world
  • FTW also means for the world
  • =D means :-) which means happyness
  • GF means girlfriend
  • BF means boyfriend

GFAD[edit]

Australian - Go F..k A Duck.

FYA[edit]

FYA = Fuck You All

Article move --> List of Internet slang[edit]

There is no need for "English" in the title, as this list is *in* the English Wikitionary. Additionally, the term "Internet" should be capitalised, as it refers to the entire Internet not small internetworks, sometimes called "internets." --HidariMigi 05:45, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

WWTD[edit]

Multiple explanations, What Would Tiger Do, What Would Trump Do (Your Fired) There must be more... Rduzik 19:05, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

PTFO[edit]

Pass The Fuck Out

drag-and-drop[edit]

I've never seen DND uses as "Do Not Disturb", but rather as "Drag and Drop" (and also "Dungeons and Dragons" or "Drink and Drive"). Maybe these meanings should be included as well (or maybe under "DnD" with a lowercase "n"). — 138.100.74.81 08:53, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

I saw it used as a short form of "do not disturb" in at least one instant messaging client. I've forgotten which one. Equinox 17:06, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

IDTS[edit]

IDTS = I don't think so.

IGN[edit]

IGN= In Game Name Tynnoel (talk) 19:40, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

RUFKM?[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufkm Came across this looking at orphaned pages Italicisify (talk) 08:34, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

ZORZ[edit]

somebody entitled please add ZORZ (which isnt precisely an acronym but an emphatic suffix, cf. this

And yes, it does get used on the WP, e.g. here

Cheers, --84.146.200.98 15:49, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

LMGTFY[edit]

LMGTFY - Let me Google that for you. Used when a question is asked that could be answered by spending a very short amount of time optimizing a search engine (i.e. Google). Usually used contemptuously.

Obviously, if there's a better link, that should be used. That was the best Wikipedia page I could find by Googling (=P).

Oops[edit]

I just realized after someone reverted my edits that I forgot to disable the xkcd substitutions extension, thus changing words like "science" to "Witchcraft" and "Keyboard" to "Leopard." My bad, I didn't do it intentionally. Please don't be angry. (I hope nothing bad is going to happen to me as a result) Hppavilion1 (talk) 04:26, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

IMNSHO[edit]

I remember coming up with that myself... I must have self discovered it (OR I started it. Which would be amazingful.) Hppavilion1 (talk) 04:30, 4 December 2014 (UTC)