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If you participate in chat (realtime conferencing) sessions, you will find many of the abbreviations, acronyms, and emoticons you see in the online discussion groups are used and more. Some of these short-cuts you should have seen a lot in Chat Rooms.  The following are some of the popular chat shortcuts:

SYMBOL DESCRIPTION
AE Alter Ego
AFK Away From Keyboard
AOL America Online
ASAP As Soon as Possible
A/S/L Age, Sex, Location
BAK Back at Keyboard
BAU Business as Usual
BBI5 Be Back in 5 (no. variable) Minutes
BBL Be Back Later
BBIAS Be Back In A Second
BBS Be Back Soon
BBW Big Beautiful Woman
BG Big Grin
BIZ Business
BPS Bits Per Second
BRB Be Right Back
BTW By The Way
BUSY Been Up Since Yesterday
CAR Chat and Run
CGYT Cat Got Your Tongue?
CIS CompuServe
CNP Continue in Next Post
CU See You
CWI Chatting While Intoxicated
CYL or CYL8R Catch You Later
DA Disappearing Act
DGA Don't Go Away
DI Doubt It
DLT Disregard Last Transmission
DOA Dirty Old Adult or Dead on Arrival (often used synonymously in online references)
DS Disconnect Soon
DU Don't Understand
EAK Eating at The Keyboard
ET Evil Twin
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FOF Friend or Foe
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
GF Grinning Fool
GI Get It?
GLTC/DO Gotta Let The Cat/Dog Out
GMA/BO Giggling My Arse/Butt Off
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GOK God Only Knows
GOL Groaning Out Loud
GR&D Grinning, Running & Ducking
GTRM Going to Read Mail
GWTD Gotta Walk The Dog
H&K Hugs & Kisses
HAGO Have a Good One
HAND Have a Nice Day
HS Heavy Sigh
IAP Internet Access Provider
IE Internet Explorer
IM Instant Message
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IOW In Other Words
IP Information Provider
IRL In Real Life
ISO In Search Of
ISP Internet Services Provider
IT Information Technology
KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
JC Just Curious
JK or J/K Just Kidding
JMO Just My Opinion
KT Know (or Knew) That
LAB Leaps And Bounds
LIC Lost in Cyberspace
LU Lighten Up
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LOLO Laughing Out Loud Outrageously
LMAO Laughing My Arse Off
LTNS Long Time No See
MIDS Multiple ID Syndrome
MSG Message
NIMBY Not in My Back Yard
NOYB None of Your Business
NRN/R No Reply Necessary/Required
NSDF Not So Darn/Damn Fast
OIC Oh, I See
OOL Out of Luck
OTL Out to Lunch
OTOH On The Other Hand
PDQ Pretty Darn Quick
PITA Pain In The Arse
PW Password
pls Please
PMP Peed My Pants
PS PostScript
QT Cutie
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLAY Rolling On Floor Laughing At You
ROFLOL Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROFLOLPIMP Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud Peeing My Pants
ROFLAPMP Rolling On Floor Laughing And Peed My Pants
ROFLMAO Rolling On Floor Laughing My Arse Off
ROFLUTS Rolling On Floor Laughing Unable To Speak
ROFLWTIME Rolling On Floor Laughing With Tears In My Eyes
ROTFL Politically correct version of ROFL
RTF Read The FAQ
RTFM Read The F*cking Manual
SAD Search And Destroy
SD Sweet Dreams
SFSG So Far So Good
SHKT Should Have Known That
SNAFU Situation Normal, All F*cked Up
SO Significant Other
SPAM Stupid Person's AdvertiseMent
SSC Sexy Senior Citizen
SWAK Sealed With A Kiss
SWL Screaming With Laughter
TAFN That's All For Now
TFOF Thinks Fast on Feet
TFU Thanks For Understanding
TIA Thanks In Advance
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYS Talk To You Soon
TWHE The Walls Have Ears
TX Thanks
WAG Wild Ass Guess
WAM Wait a Minute
WB Welcome Back
WTG Way To Go!
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
WWYS Watch What You Say
WRT With Respect To
WTF What/Who The F*ck?
WTH What/Who The Hell?
YBS You'll Be Sorry
<g> Grin
<s> Smile
<G> Big Grin
(h) Hug
(H) Big Hug
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