Chat Room Slang Words

The Internet has a vocabulary all of its own that helps to speed up communication and minimize the amount of typing needed. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this slang it will seem like a completely foreign language. Thus to help you make sense of what is going on in the chat rooms we have given you a list of some of the most frequently used acronyms and just what they mean.

This is by no means a conclusive list, but rather just a small compilation of the most frequently used acronyms online. There are literally hundreds of acronyms that can be used, as well as symbols to show emotions (called emoticons). If you see an acronym that you don’t understand, simply Google it and you will find immediate clarification.

Remember in chat rooms, most slang is typed in lower case because typing in ALL CAPS indicates you are SHOUTING!! These acronyms listed are in capitals just for easier viewing.

Also, keep in mind that not all acronyms are appropriate for all internet chat situations. Certain slang will be heavily used in certain chat rooms, and perhaps not at all in others. Pay attention and follow suit.

Addy: Address
Pic: picture
ASL?: Age/Sex/Location?
AFK: away from keyboard
ASAP: as soon as possible
BRB: be right back or bathroom break (very commonly used)
BTW: by the way
CYA: see ya
EMSG: email message
F2F: face to face
FU: F**k you
FYI: for your information
IRL: in real life
JIC: just in case
JK: just kidding
KK: okay
kthxbye: Okay. Thank you. Good bye.
LOL: laugh out loud
LMAO/LMFAO: Laughing my ass off/ Laughing my f**king ass off
L2P: learn to play
nOOb: newbie
N1: nice one
NP: no problem
NS: nice shot
NSFW: not safe for work (often used as a warning that a link contains racy or pornographic images
OMG: oh my god
OMFG: oh my f**king god
PO’d: pissed off
PM: private message
QT: cutie
SFW: safe for work
TBA: to be added or to be announced
TBH: to be honest
TTYL: talk to you later
THX: thanks
WTF: What the f**k
YW: you’re welcome