Understanding internet slang

There is nothing more irritating than having a conversation with someone using acronyms that you simply don’t understand. Drew shares the 20 most common acronyms and what they mean.

Internet slang was originally invented to save keystrokes but it grew to incorporate youth culture and technological terminology and evolved to cater to the instant nature of social networking sites. Below is a crash course in the basics— 20 common internet/SMS acronyms that should have you exclaiming OMG in no time.

B4N

Bye For Now

BFF

Best Friends Forever

BRB

Be Right Back

BTW

By The Way

CYA

See You

FYI

For Your Information

GR8

Great

GTG

Got to Go

ILY

I Love You

IMHO

In My Honest Opinion

IMO

In My Opinion

IRL

In Real Life

LOL

Laugh Out Loud

OMG

Oh My God

ROFL

Rolling on the Floor Laughing

THNX

Thanks

TMI

Too Much Information

TTYL

Talk To You Later

TYVM

Thank You Very Much

WTF

What The [email protected]#&

Is there an acronym that you use on regular occasions which is not listed above? Please share it in the comments box below with an explanation.

Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).
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