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Internet Acronyms Explained

In the modern information age of the internet, you'll come across all kinds of acronyms that you'll no clue as to what they mean. There are literally thousands of them out there, and variations on variations. Hopefully this shortened list will help shed some light on ones you've seen around but weren't sure what they meant.

AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFK = Away From Keyboard
AOL = America On-Line
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
ASL = Age/Sex/Location
ATM = At The Moment
AYT = Are You There
BCC = Blind Carbon Copy
BOFH = Bastard Operator From Hell
BRB = Be Right Back
BSOD = Blue Screen Of Death
BTW = By The Way
CAPTCHA = Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart
D/L = DownLoad
DHCP = Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DNS = Domain Name Service
ESP = Especially
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival
EZ = Easy
FAO = For the Attention Of
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FML = F**k My Life
FPS = First Person Shooter
FPS = Frames Per Second
FTFY = Fixed That For You
FTP = File Transfer Protocol
FTW = For The Win
FUBAR = F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition
FUD = Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
GFN = Gone For Now
GTG = Got To Go
HDD = Hard Drive
HTTP = HyperText Transfer Protocol
HW = Hardware
IE = Internet Explorer
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IK = I Know
IM = Instant Message
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IRC = Internet Relay Chat
IRL = I Really Like
J/K = Just Kidding
KBD = Keyboard
L8R = Later
LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off
LMFAO = Laughing My F***ing Ass Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
M$ = MicroSoft
M8 = Mate
MIPS = Million Instructions Per Second
MYOB = Mind Your Own Business
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OMFG = Oh My F**king God
OMG = Oh My God
OOP = Object Oriented Programming
OTF = On The Phone
PCMCIA = Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PEBKAC = Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
PICNIC - Problem In Chair, Not In Computer
PLS = Please
PLUR = Peace Love Unity Respect
PM = Private Message
POS = Piece Of S**t
Q&A = Questions & Answers
RIP = Rest In Peace
RL = Real Life
ROLF = Rolling On the Floor Laughing
RPG = Role Playing Game
RTFA = Read The F***ing Article
SF = Science Fiction
SMTP = Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNAFU = Situation Normal, All F**ked Up
SO = Significant Other
SOB = Son Of a Bitch
SP = sorry for bad SPelling
SPAM = Slang Name For Unsolicited Commercial Email
STFU = Shut The F**k Up
SW = Software
SYSOP = System Operator
TIL = Today I Learned
TLC = Tender Loving Care
TLD = Top Level Domain
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TX = Thanks
TY = Thank You
U/L = Upload
UOK = Are You Okay
UR = You Are
URI = Uniform Resource Identifier
URL = Uniform Resource Locator
USB = Universal Serial Bus
VPN = Virtual Private Network
VR = Virtual Reality
W/ = With
W/O = Without
W8 = Wait
WRU = Who Are You
WTF = What The F**k
WTG = Way To Go
WTH = What The Hell
WU = What's Up
WWW = World Wide Web
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
X&O = Hugs and Kisses
XAO = Hugs and Kisses
XYZ = Examine Your Zipper
Y = Why
Y2K = Year 2000
YD = Yesterday
YTM = You The Man
YTMND = You're The Man Now, Dog
YW = You're Welcome