What's really amazing is the depth of Internet vocabulary that has been built up over the years.
BBIAB Be Back in a Bit YMMV Your Mileage May Vary MTFBWY May the Force Be With You NIMBY Not in My Back Yard MT Mistell (mistaken chat message, please disregard)AMAIR As Much as I Recall Yes, Internet users will write email, instant messages, blog comments, and forum/chat postings using these abbreviations.
Because they are very short, abbreviations are particularly common for cell phone texting.
While not suitable for formal business correspondence, these abbreviations can be a fun way to add flavor and speed up typing in personal and informal conversations.
Here is a glossary of the most common internet jargon terms, acronyms and abbreviations. BTAIM Be That As It May TTYL Talk To You Later IIRC If I Recall Correctly...
Page 1 of 4Related: the Top Texting Abbreviations HMU Hit Me Up (contact me to follow up)NVM Never Mind NWOT New Without Tags PMSL P*ssing myself laughing (a common UK expression)POSSLQ Person of Opposite Sex, Sharing Living Quarters FMV Fair Market Value RL Real Life RTFM Read The F*cking Manual BISLY But I Still Love You ITSFWI If The Shoe Fits, Wear It! AFAIK As Far as I Know WRT With Respect To NSFW Not Safe for Workplace viewing (warning that there is sexual or repulsive content)NWT New With Tags OTOH On the Other Hand AFK Away from Keyboard ASL Age/Sex/Location?
TPTB The Powers that Be ROFLMAO Roll On Floor Laughing My A** Off JMHO Just My Humble Opinion IMHO In My Humble Opinion OATUS On a Totally Unrelated Subject PMFJI Pardon Me for Jumping In SFSG So Far, So Good TC Take Care!
BTHOM Beats the Hell Out of Me SGTM Sounds Good to Me!
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All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.
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