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Discover The Language of the Internet: Just LMK What's Up!
Maria Marsala

So you've received an email and there are a bunch of codes in it. Those codes are the language of the Internet. Maybe you're new to computers. Maybe you're new to using an Instant Message program. Maybe you're wondering what your children are saying online. You see it, but aren't sure what it all means. Well, print this article and you'll know what it all means and I bet you'll start using it,too!

AFK: Away from keyboard
AFAIK: As Far As I Know
B2B: Back to back
B4: Before
BAK: Back at keyboard
BBL: Be back later
BBS: Be back soon
BCNU: Be Seeing you
BF: Boyfriend
BRB: Be right back
BTW: By the way
BTDT: Been there, done that
CUL: See you later
DH: Dear hubby (if angry, damn or dumb hubby)
DL: Download
DNO: Do Not Open this message. Whole answer is in the
subject line
DYJHI or DYJHIW: Don't you just hate it (when)
F2F: Face to face
FAQ: Frequently asked questions(usually a document)
FC: Fingers Crossed
FUBAR: F***'d up beyond all recognition
FWIW: For what it's worth
FYI: For Your Information
<g>: Grin or giggle
FYA: For Your Amusement
GA: Go Ahead
GF: Girlfriend
GMTA: Great minds think alike
H: Hug
HHAJ (or K): Ha Ha, Only Joking (or Kidding)
HIWTH: Hate It When That Happens
IMO: In my opinion
IMHO: In my humble opinion
IMCO: In my considered opinion
IOHO: In our humble opinion
IOW: In other words
ISP: Internet service provider
IDK: I don't know
IYKWIM: If You Know What I Mean
JAM: Just a minute
JK: Just Kidding
KISS: Keep it simple, stupid or sweetheart
LMK: Let me know
L8R: Later
LOL: Laughing out loud
LMK: Let me know
OBTW: Oh By The Way
OIC: Oh I See
OTOH: On the other hand
OTP: On The Phone
PAW: Parents Are Watching
PIR: Parent in Room
POS: Parent over shoulder
POV: Point of View
RL: Real life (supposedly off the computer things)
ROFL: Rolling on floor laughing.
ROTFLMAO: Rolling on the floor laughing my A** off
RTFM: Read the Fine(or bleeped) manual
<sp>: Possible spelling error
<s>: smile
Snail Mail: Post Office Delivered Mail
Skin Meeting: Meeting where you see a person's face
SNAFU: Situation Normal: All [bleeped] Up'
SYL: See You Later
TGIF: Thank God it's Friday
TL: Until later
TNX: Thanks
TTYL: Talk to you later
TTFN: Ta-Ta for now
TY: Thank you
TYVM: Thank you very much
WRT: With Regard To
WTF: What the F***
WTH: What the Hell
WTHDTM: What The Hell Does That Mean?
WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary
(((((whoever))))) Or {{{{whoever}}}}:
Person or person's name or names enclosed within is getting
a hug from you.

C2007 Maria Marsala, former Wall Street Fortune 200
executive, business strategist, author and speaker. As
founder of Elevating Your Business, Maria helps business
owners and independent service professionals work smarter
and earn more. Learn more and receive free business tools


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