Email, IM (Instant Message), Chat Acronyms Compilation

Here are the most used email, IM (Instant Message), and chat acronyms compilation. Feel free to contact me if I missed anything.

0-9

  • 2U2 = To you too
  • 411 = Information or gossip
  • ? = Huh?
  • ?4U = Question for you

A

  • AFAIK = As far as I know
  • AFK = Away from keyboard
  • AKA = Also known as
  • ASAP = As soon as possible
  • ASL = Age, Sex, Location
  • ATM = At the moment

B

  • B/C = Because
  • B4 = Before
  • BBIAB = Be back in a bit
  • BBL = Be back later
  • BCC = Blind carbon copy
  • BF = Boyfriend
  • BFF = Best friends forever
  • BFN = Bye for now
  • BOT = Back on topic
  • BRB = Be right back
  • BTW = By the way

C

  • CC = Carbon copy
  • CTN = Can’t talk now
  • CU = See you
  • CUL = See you later
  • CYA = See ya
  • CYE = Check your Email

D

  • DIY = Do it yourself
  • DL = Download
  • DW = Don’t worry

E

  • EG = Exempli gratia (Latin word: For Example)
  • EOD = End of discussion
  • ETA = Estimated time of arrival
  • ETD = Estimated time of delivery

F

  • F = Female
  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
  • FOFL = Falling on the floor laughing
  • FUBAR = Fouled up beyond all recognition
  • FWIW = For what it’s worth
  • FYI = For your information

G

  • G2G = Gotta go
  • GB = Goodbye
  • GF = Girlfriend
  • GG = Good game
  • GJ = Good job
  • GL = Good luck
  • GM = Good match
  • GR8 = Great

H

  • H/O = Hold on
  • HH = Haha
  • HOAS = Hold on a sec
  • HTH = Hope this helps

I

  • IAC = In any case
  • IC = I see
  • IDK = I don’t know
  • IE = Id est (Latin for: That is)
  • IIRC = If I remember correctly
  • IK = I know
  • ILY = I love you
  • IM = Instant Message
  • IMBZ = I am busy
  • IMHO = In my humble opinion
  • IMO = In my opinion
  • IOW = In other words
  • IRT = In reply to

J

  • J/K = Just kidding
  • JC = Just curious
  • JK = Just kidding

K

  • K = OK
  • KIT = Keep in touch
  • KWIM = Know what I mean

L

  • L8 = Late
  • L8R = Later
  • LMAO = Laughing my a$$ off
  • LOL = Laugh out loud

M

  • M = Male
  • MMA = Meet me at
  • MMB = Message me back
  • MSG = Message
  • MYOB = Mind your own business
  • MYOFB = Mind your own freakin’ business

N

  • N/A = Not Available
  • NC = No comment
  • NE1 = Anyone
  • NM = Not much
  • NP = No problem
  • NRN = No reply necessary
  • NW = No way

O

  • OMG = Oh my god
  • OT = Off topic
  • OTOH = On the other hand
  • OTP = On the phone

P

  • PDA = Public display of affection
  • PHAT = Pretty hot and tempting
  • PLZ = Please
  • POS = Parent over shoulder
  • PPL = People

Q

  • QT = Cutie

R

  • RE = Regarding
  • ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
  • ROTFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
  • RPG = Role Playing Game
  • RT = Real-time
  • RTS = Real-time strategy
  • RTFM = Read the flippin’ manual

S

  • SMH = Shaking my head
  • SOS = Someone over shoulder
  • SOSO = Same old, same old
  • SP? = Spelling?
  • SSDD = Same sh*t, different day
  • STR8 = Straight
  • SUP = What’s up

T

  • TBC = To be continued
  • TBH = To be honest
  • TC = Take care
  • TGIF = Thank goodness it’s Friday
  • THX = Thanks
  • TIA = Thanks in advance
  • TIC = Tongue in cheek
  • TLC = Tender love and care
  • TMI = Too much information
  • TNX – Thanks
  • TOH = Typing one-handed
  • TTFN = Ta-ta for now
  • TTYL = Talk to you later
  • TXT = Text (SMS)
  • TY = Thank you

U

  • U2 = You too
  • UR = You are

V

  • VBG = Very big grin

W

  • W/ = With
  • W/E = Whatever
  • W/O = Without
  • W8 = Wait
  • WB = Write back (e-mail)
  • WH = Woohoo
  • WOOT = Way out of topic
  • WTG = Way to go
  • WTH = What the hell
  • WYWO = While you were out
  • WYWS = While you were sleeping

X

  • XOXO = Hugs and kisses

Y

  • Y = Why
  • YRG = You are good
  • YT = You there?
  • YW = You’re welcome

Z

  • ZZZ = Sleeping
2 Responses to "Email, IM (Instant Message), Chat Acronyms Compilation"
  1. Hi AJ,

    I just wanted to drop you a line and mention that your photos are easily some of the most beautiful shots of Winnipeg I’ve discovered.

    We’re beginning to use social media and we love Pinterest. We want to create a Pinterest board for beautiful photos of Winnipeg.

    Would it be possible to have your permission to pin some of your photos to our board?

    Please let me know,

    Thanks.

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