Online acronyms

Index

General online acronyms
Military acronyms
Star Trek acronyms
Religion acronyms
Technical acronyms

 

General online acronyms

AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again? Alternative form is AWGTHTGTATA (...Through ALL This Again?)
BBFN Bye Bye For Now
BIOYIOP Blow It Out Your Input Output Port
BRB Be Right Back (generally used on chat systems)
BTA But Then Again
BTW By The Way
BYKT But You Knew That
BYKTA But You Knew That Already
CC Conference Coordinator
CH Conference Host
CMIIW Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CYL See You Later
DNPM Darn Near P***ed Myself
EOD End Of Discussion
EOL End Of Lecture
ESOSL Endless Snorts of Stupid Laughter
FDROTFL Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing
FITB Fill In The Blank....
FOTCL Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
GD&R Grin, Duck & Run
GOK God Only Knows
IAC In Any Case
IMCDO In My Conceited Dogmatic Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IOW In Other Words
IITYWYBMAB If I Tell You, Will You Buy Me A Beer
IITYWYBAD If I Tell You, Will You Buy Another Drink
INPO In No Particular Order
KCBIWIYWI Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It
L8R Later
LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous (or Thundering) Applause
LOL Laughing out loud
LMAO Laughing My A** Off
MUNG Mash Until No Good
NICBDAT Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes
NIMBY Not In My Backyard
NIMTO Not In My Term of Office
NPLU Not People Like Us
NQOS Not Quite Our Sort
OIC OH!, I See
OTOH On The Other Hand
PGY Post Graduate year PGY-1, PGY-2 etc. used in PGY Med.
PMETC Pardon Me Etc.
PMYMHMMFSWGAD Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn.
PTO Patent and Trademark Office (US Govt)
R/O Receiver Only
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLAHMSL Rolling On Floor Laughing And Holding My Sides Laughing
ROTBA Reality On The Blink Again
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLASTC
(or ROFLASC)
Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat
ROTFLMAAOBPO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** And Other Body Parts Off
ROTM Right On The Money
ROY G. BIV An acronym for the colors of the spectrum-- Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
RSN Real Soon Now
RTFM Read The F**** Manual
SIG Special Interest Group
SWAG Simple Wild A** Guess
SYT Sweet Young Thing
TANJ There Ain't No Justice
TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TINALO This Is Not A Legal Opinion
TINAR This Is Not A Recommendation
TIWTGLGG This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes
TJATAW Truth, Justice, And The American Way
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks
TTBOMK To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTMS Talk (Type) To Me Soon
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYL(A) Talk (Type) To You Later (Alligator)
TYVM Thank You Very Much
WAMKSAM Why Are My Kids (or Kitties) Staring At Me?
WIBAMU Well I'll be a Monkey's Uncle
WYSBYGI What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
YAP Yet Another Ploy
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
 

Military acronyms

BOHICA Bend Over Here It Comes Again
CATTAC Chief Assistant To The Assistant Chief
DILLIGAFF Do I Look Like I Give A Flying @#$%
FOAD Fall Over And Die
FUBAR F***** beyond All Reconigition
FUBB F***** Beyond Belief
HMFIC Head M** F** in Charge
HMFICC Head M** F** in COMPLETE Charge
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
POETS "Pass" On Everything, Tomorrow's Saturday
POINTS "Pass" On It Now, Tomorrow's Saturday
REMF Rear Echelon M** F**
SNAFU Situation Normal All F***** up
SOP Standing Operational Proceedures
TLAM Tomahawk Land-Air Missile...aka Cruise Missile
TPTB The Powers That Be
 

Star Trek acronyms

TGBOTG The Great Bird Of The Galaxy (Gene Roddenberry, himself)
LLAP Live Long And Prosper
YATI Yet Another Trek Inconsistency
LA Laughing Aloud
ST Star Trek
AAA Amazingly Appropriate Abbreviation.
FTL Faster Than Light
ILM Industrial Light and Magic
RPG Role Playing Game
SFX Special Effect
TAS The Animated Series
TFF The Final Frontier (Star Trek 5)
TNG The Next Generation
TMP The Motion Picture (Star Trek 1)
TOS The Original Series
TVH The Voyage Home (Star Trek 4)
UFP United Federation of Planets
YAP Yet Another Ploy
YAR Yet Another Rumor
FASA FAntaSimulations Associates
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
IDIC Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
TSFS The Search for Spock (Star Trek 3)
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To Ya Later
TWOK The Wrath of Kahn (Star Trek 2)
YASQ Yet Another Stupid Question
YATI Yet Another Trek Inconsistancy
BOBW1 Best of Both Worlds part 1 (Season Finale for third season)
BOBW2 Conclusion to Best of Both Worlds
DQOTD Dumb Question Of The Day
ROBTA Reality On the Blink Again
 

Religion acronyms

BAC Born Again Christian
RBAC Radical Born Again Christian
SO Significant Other (boy/girlfriend, spouse, lover, etc.)
MOTOS Member of the Opposite Sex
MOTSS Member of the Same Sex
MOTAS Member of the Appropriate Sex
PASA Pagan & Atheist Scum Alliance (formed to debate the Born Again Christians)
 

Technical acronyms

AI Artificial Intelligence
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BASIC Beginner's All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (programming)
BCD Binary Coded Decimal (programming)
BIOS Basic Input Output System
BPS Bits Per Second (communication)
CAD Computer Aided Design
CAE Computer Aided Engineering
CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing
CASE Computer Aided Software Engineering (programming)
CCITT Consultative Committee for International Telephony & Telegraphy
CD-ROM Compact Disk-Read Only Memory
CGA Color Graphics Adapter (screen)
CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (memory)
CPI Characters Per Inch (printer)
CPL Characters Per Line (printer)
CPS Characters Per Second (communication)
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRT Cathode Ray Tube (screen)
DD Double Density (floppy disk)
DEC Digital Equipment Corporation
DES Data Encryption Standard
DIF Device Input Format
DIP Dual In-line Package (memory)
DMA Direct Memory Access
DS Double Sided (floppy disk)
DV DESQview (multitasking program)
EGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter (screen)
EMM Expanded Memory Manager (memory)
EMS Expanded Memory Specification (memory)
EOF End Of File
EOL End Of Line
EPROM Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (memory)
ESDI Enhanced Small Device Interface (hard disk)
FAT File Allocation Table (disk)
FCC Federal Communications Commission (communication)
GUI Graphical User Interface (screen)
HD High Density (floppy disk)
HGC Hercules Graphics Card (screen)
I/F Interface
I/O Input/Output
IDE Intergrated Drive Electronics (hard disk)
KB Kilo Byte 1,024 bytes
LIM Lotus Intel Microsoft Expanded Memory Specification
LPI Lines Per Inch (printer)
MB Mega Byte 1,048,576 bytes
MDA Monochrome Display Adapter (screen)
MFM Modified Frequency Modulation (hard disk)
MIPS Millions of Instructions Per Second
MIS Management Information Systems
MMU Memory Management Unit
MNP Microcom Network Protocol (communication)
MS Microsoft
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
POST Power On Self Test
PROM Programmable Read Only Memory (memory)
RAM Random Access Memory (memory)
RLL Run Length Limited (hard disk)
TPA Third Party Applications