Acronym list

(including smilies)

last time revised: 4/18/00


:-)      smile
:->      sarcastic
;-)      wink
:-)))    laughing or double chin
:.-)     laughing tears
;-)=)    grin
:-D      laughing
:-}      wry smile
:-P      sticking tongue out

:-(      sad, angry
:-((     very sad or very angry
:-<      sad
:-I      indifferent/sad
:.-(     weeping
:°-(     big tear
:-II     angry
:-@      angry, yelling
:-e      disappointed
}-)      evil
>:-(     angry (thanx to Pamela J Souza)

:-X      mute or big kiss
:-()     talking
:-O      surprised/shocked
=:-)     shocked
O:-)     halo
:-3      has eaten a lemon
:-/      skeptical
:-Z      sleeping
:-x      kissing, or mute
:-*      sorry, I didn't want to say that
?-(      sorry, I don't know what went wrong

:*)      drunk (red nose)
*-)      stoned
%-)      stared too long at monitor
#-)      dead
X-)      inconscious
:-Q      smoking

(:-)     bald
.-)      one-eyed
-:-)     punk
<:-)     stupid question (donkey's hat)
<|-)     chinese
@:-)     arab
8:-)     little girl 
:-)-8    big girl
[:-]     robot
::-)     wearing glasses
8-)      wearing (sun)glasses / wide-eyed grin
B-)      horn-rimmed glasses
B:-)     sunglasses on head
.^)      side view
:~)      nose
:<)      moustache; variant  :-{)  (thanx to Pamela J Souza)
_O-)     aquanaut
{:-)     wig
:-E      vampire
:-[      vampire
(-:      left-handed
:o)      boxer's nose
S:-)     (I really don't know that one, sorry. Maybe it means "bad hair"?
         Anyway, thx to Kerry Skill for bringing up the question.)
(:-}{-:) kissing smilies (thanx to Donna McGhee)
d:-)     wearing a cap (thanx to Sofia Mooney)
~:-(     fuming (thanx to Sofia Mooney)

Midget smilies (without noses)

:)       happy
[:]      robot
:]       gleep, friendly
=)       variations on a theme
:}       (what should we call these?)
:       (what?)

:@       (what?)
:D       laughter
:I       hmmm...
:(       sad

Rude smilies (Many thanks to Libby and Helen Moore from Birmingham)

(.)(.)    breasts
8--->     penis
8-------> large penis!
@-->-->>  a rose
(_!_)     arse                      
(___!___) fat arse
(!)       tight arse
(_x=y0z_) smart arse
(_*_)     sore arse
(_x_)     kiss my arse!
(_o_)     arse thats been around!!

Internet related acronyms (i.e. for use in IRC)

        rating system:
        * irc usefulness
        * geek points
        * wittyness
        * unpronouncability

2U2         to you, too **
AAMOF       as a matter of fact *
AFAIK       as far as I know (AFAIC As far as I'm concerned, AFAICT As far
            as I can tell) **
AFK         away from keyboard ***
AFU         all fucked up
AMF         Adios, motherfucker! *
AOL         Army Of Lamers ***
ASAP        as soon as possible **
BBL         be back later **
BITMT       but in the meantime *
BOT         back on topic ***
BRB         be right back **
BTW         by the way **
BYORL       bring your own rocket launcher *
C4N         ciao for now **
CFD         call for discussion ***
CFV         call for vote ***
CRS         can't remember shit *
CU          see you *
CUL(8R)     see you later **
CWOT        complete waste of time
CYA         see ya (also: Cover Your Ass) *
DAMIFINO    damn if I know
DILLIGAF?   Do I look like I give a fuck?
DIY         do it yourself
EMFJI       Excuse me for jumping in (PMFJI pardon me for jumping in)**
EOD         end of discussion ***
EOT         end of transmission *
F2F         face to face/flesh to flesh ***
FAI         frequently argued issue ***
FAQ         frequently asked questions ***
FBOW        for better or worse *
FOAD        fuck off & die
FOAF        friend of a friend *
FOCL        falling off chair laughing **
FUBAB       fucked up beyond all belief
FUBAR       fucked up beyond all reason/recognition/repair
FWIW        for what it's worth *
FYA         for your amusement *
FYI         for your information **
FYIV        fuck you, I'm vested *
FYYSOS      fuck you, you sack of shit *
GAL         get a life *
GBTW        get back to work **
GFC         going for coffee **
GFETE       grinning from ear to ear **
GJIAGDVYFCN go jump in a god-damn volcano, you fucking cave newt ***
GMTA        great minds think alike (GLLA great lovers love alike) *
GR&D        grinning, running & ducking **
GRMBL       grumble **
GTG         got to go **
HAB         hot Asian babe
HAND        have a nice day **
HHOK        ha ha only kidding *
HTH         hope this helps **
IAC         in any case *
IAE         in any event *
IC          I see *
IDGI        I don't get it *
IMCO        in my considered opinion *
IMHO        in my humble opinion **
IMNSHO      in my not so humble opinion ***
IMO         in my opinion **
IMPE        in my previous/personal experience *
IMVHO       in my very humble opinion **
IOTTMCO     intuitively obvious to the most casual observer ***
IOW         in other words *
IRL         in real life ***
ISP         internet service provider *
IYKWIM      if you know what I mean (IYSWIM if you see what I mean) **
JIC         just in case *
J/K         just kidding *
KISS        keep it simple stupid *
LAGNAF      Let's all get naked and fuck!
LOL         laughing out loud **
LTNS        long time no see (LTNT long time no talk) *
MfG         Mit freundlichen Gruessen *
MTCW        my two cents worth *
NC          no comment
NRN         no reply necessary
ONNA        oh no, not again! *
OOTC        obligatory on-topic content ***
OTOH        on the other hand *
PCMCIA      people can't memorize computer industry acronyms **
PITA        pain in the ass *
PLS         please *
PMP         peeing my pants *
REHI        hello again (re-Hi!) **
RO(T)FL     rolling on the floor laughing **
ROFLMAO     rolling on the floor laughing my ass off **
RSN         real soon now *
RTDox       read the documentations ***
RTFM        read the fucking manual ***
SAPFU       Surpasses All Previous Fuck-Ups (well known in U.S. military
            during the 1940's and 1950's and in other branches of the
            federal government; thx to Andrew Poth) *
SHTSI       somebody had to say it *
SNAFU       situation normal; all fucked up
SO          significant other (e.g. boyfriend, husband, wife, pet dog)
TANSTAAFL   there ain't no such thing as a free lunch **
TAFN        that's all for now **
THX         thanks **
TIA         thanks in advance **
TLA         three letter acronym ***
TMI         too much information
TMK         to my knowledge *
TOS         terms of service **
TPTB        the powers that be
TSWC        tell someone who cares *
TTBOMK      to the best of my knowledge *
TTFN        ta-ta for now **
TTYL(8R)    talk to you later **
TWIMC       to whom it may concern *
WIIWD       what it is we do *
WILBI       wouldn't it be lovely if *
WRT         with regard to *
WTF R U ?   who the fuck are you? (WTF what/who/where the fuck) *
WTG         way to go *
WTLOB       watch "The Life of Brian"
WTMI        way too much information
WWDWIIWD    when we do what it is we do ***
YA          yet another (YABA yet another bloody acronym) ***
YGIAGAM     your guess is as good as mine **
YGWYPF      you get what you pay for **
YMMV        your mileage may vary ("I do not expect you to agree with*

Useful expressions & other stuff

B4              before
2nite           tonight
n case          in case
EZ              easy
troo            true
kewl            cool
dewd            dude
d00d            dude
grrlz           girls
wirld           world
guvment         government
gawd            god
wymyn           women
lurve           love, luv, luff
to go nookleer  to explode
to deevee       to devalorize
n/a             not applicable
w/              with
w/o             without
b/c             because
Xtian           Christian
wuz             was
cos(cuz)        because
w3b             www
tripdub         www ("triple w")
K               1000 (like, 2K = 2000); also: extremely cool (k-kool,
@               Circle A (symbol for anarchy)
^..^            bat
=^..^=          cat
^_^             dog ears
eleet           elite, 'l33T, 3L1T3, 31337
TOSsed          to lose internet account because of violation of TOS
                (Terms Of Service)agreement with ISP
B-D             breakdown
DDR             difficult data retrieval (i.e. hacking)
BRS             Big Red Switch (hacker term)
BTL             Better Than Life
BDSM            bondage, discipline, sado-masochism
S/M             sado-masochism
DS              dominance and submission
BS              bullshit
T&A             tits and asses
S&D             search and destroy
R&D             research and development
R&P             rape and pillage (excessive violence)
SBD             silent but deadly (fart) [George Carlin; also used by
                Beavis & Butthead; thx to lisaviolet]
CBD             complete body dysfunction [seen in GothCode 3.1A]
STD             sexually transmitted disease / severe tire damage (rows of
                spikes on the road)[Neal Stephenson, "Snow Crash"]
RSI             repetitive stress injury (e.g. from using keyboard)
TAZ             temporary autonomous zone; mobile or transient
                location free of economic and social interference by
                the state. [Hakim Bey]
ILF             Information Liberation Front (imaginary organization; joke)
TBT             talking by typing
BLJ             black leather jacket
PDB             people dressed in black
DOA             dead on arrival
T-P             telepathy
VI              village idiot
TV              transvestite
op              operation (i.e. gender operation)
MorF            Male or Female
<g>             grin
<bg>            big grin
<vbg>           very big grin
<s>             sigh
WYSIWYG         what you see is what you get
YAFIYGI         you ask for it, you get it (opposite of WYSIWYG)
WYSITWIRL       what you see is totally worthless in real *

Another useful acronym page is located at sister-share.

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