acronyms in texting

That awkward moment when someone says something like BRB and you ask… What? And you wonder why he/she didn’t reply. That’s because BRB stands for Be Right Back. The person simply said, don’t go anywhere, I’ll be away for a moment. It’s not only about BRB, there are a lot of acronyms people use in chat conversations daily. You must check this list to make sure you understand what they say, in the right sense. And don’t forget to share this link with friends who don’t know how to chat online on internet properly, with acronyms.

acronyms in texting

Here is a list of most commonly used acronyms in texting and Instant Messaging, Check this list once so that you need ask what it means when some one says AFAIC or FYI.

  • AFAIC – As far as I’m concerned
  • AFAIK – As Far As I Know
  • AFK – Away From Keyboard
  • ASAP – As Soon As Possible
  • BBL – Be Back Later
  • BBN – Bye Bye Now
  • BBS – Be Back Soon
  • BF – Boyfriend
  • BRB – Be Right Back
  • BTW – By The Way
  • BWL – Bursting With Laughter
  • CID – Crying In Disgrace
  • CYA – See You (See ya)
  • CYAL8R – See You Later (See ya later)
  • EMSG – Email Message
  • FC – Fingers Crossed
  • FTBOMH – From The Bottom Of My Heart
  • FYI – For Your Information
  • GAL – Get A Life
  • GF – Girlfriend
  • GFN – Gone For Now
  • GMTA – Great Minds Think Alike
  • GTSY – Glad To See You
  • H&K – Hug and Kiss
  • HAGN- Have A Good Night
  • HHIS – Hanging Head in Shame
  • IAE – In Any Event
  • IC – I See
  • IMNSHO – In My Not So Humble Opinion
  • IMO – In My Opinion
  • IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
  • IOW – In Other Words
  • JMO – Just My Opinion
  • KIT – Keep In Touch
  • L8R – Later
  • LHM – Lord Help Me
  • LMAO – Laughing My A$$ Off
  • LOL – Laugh Out Loud
  • LTNS – Long Time No See
  • MTF – More To Follow
  • NRN – No Reply Necessary
  • OIC – Oh, I See
  • OTOH – On The Other Hand
  • PM – Private Message
  • ROFL – Rolling On Floor Laughing
  • SO – Significant Other
  • SOT – Short Of Time
  • SWL – Screaming with Laughter
  • SYS – See You Soon
  • TA – Thanks Again
  • TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday
  • TCOY – Take Care Of Yourself
  • TNT – Till Next Time
  • TOY – Thinking Of You
  • TTFN – Ta Ta For Now
  • TTYL – Talk To You Later
  • YBS – You’ll Be Sorry
  • XOXOXO – Hugs and Kisses

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2 thoughts on “The complete List of most commonly used Acronyms in Instant Messaging / Internet

  • September 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Thanx a lot dude
    Thanx for checking my blog regularly,even i had to refer to the above list to understand what u wrote :P.
    gud luck

  • September 28, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    IMHO this is Wonderful post, really informative. keep up the good work.
    BTW best of luck for your exams and OTOH the new theme look quite cool and impressive 🙂


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