How's your internet slang/acronyms?

Submitted: Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:25
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As Forum users, you might find it useful to keep up to date with the latest acronyms being used as internet slang so here's the latest that you might come across:-

SMH - Shaking my head
LMAO - Laughing my ass off
IMO - In my opinion
IDK - I don't know
IDC - I don't care
FOMO - fear of missing out
IDGAF - I don't give a (swear word starting with F)
BAE - before anyone else
OOMDF - One of my followers (referring to followers of social media)
LOL - Laughing out loud
TBH - To be honest
FML - swear word with f, then my life
WBU - what about you?
NM - not much
WTF - what the, (swear word starting with f)
WYD - what you doing?
TBD - to be decided/determined
ICYMI - in case you missed it

Feel welcome to add any more you think I've missed.
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Reply By: Ozi M - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:52

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:52
AFAIK - as far as I know
FYI - for your information
FFS - for f*** sake
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 17:10

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From my personal arsenal.....

WOT - Way off topic
WAY - Who asked you?
OTBT - Over the bloody top
DYRBT - Do you really believe that?
TOYO - That's only your opinion
FDL - Falling down laughing
SIIC - See if I care
CCL - Couldn't care less
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WTHDYGTF - Where the hell did you get that from?


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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 19:15

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 19:15
Wow, I've not seen them in use before. Sounds a bit agro!!
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 19:59

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 19:59
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Yes Michelle, some of them are a bit assertive, which is why you have not seen me using them.

But at least there were no "F..." words in them.

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Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 06:26

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 06:26
Alan and Ivan in discussion LOL :))
Just joking...

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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 20:21

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 20:21
Seeing as a large proportion of EO contributors rate as (ahem), "elderly" - these contributors need to be aware of the acronyms used by seniors .... [;-)

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

ROFLCGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing & Can't Get Up

IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?

WTF: What's Today's Fish?

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

GTG: Got to Groan

TGIF: Thank Goodness It's Four (P.M.)

FYI: For Your Indigestion

TTYL: Talk To You Louder

MILF: Meal I'd Like To Forget

LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

SUS: Speak Up, Sonny

WIWYA: When I Was Your Age

GOML: Get Off My Lawn

There are likely to be more, this is just a short list ... [:-)

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Follow Up By: baznpud - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 15:31

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 15:31
CMCA - carry my chair around
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:40

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:40
Thanks Ron - that's gold!
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Follow Up By: gke - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 09:15

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 09:15
Isn't LOL. Living On Lipitor ?
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Follow Up By: Thomas J - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:43

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:43
Gooday, I just HATE these abbreviations, most times they are used, the originator has to explain the meaning anyway.
To me it is just another way of shortcutting and speeding up the pace of life, our language has become so badly mauled without these abbreviations, it does not take too much longer to write the actual words. My life is evaporating quickly enough without making these shortcuts. I find it to be just another erosion of Respect and consideration for my fellow human that we all learnt during my upbringing. I am aware this is not everybody’s opinion but I am very saddened by the general attitude of our last couple of generations. After all we have 24 hours in the day and it is a matter of how we manage these precious hours.
Apologies to those who may be offended.
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Reply By: Candace S. - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:31

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:31
The successor to FOMO (at least in the context of real estate) is FONGO...Fear Of Not Getting Out ! ;)
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:39

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:39
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FWIW, and TBP ("to be pedantic"), most of these offerings above are not acronyms. They are initialisms whose letters are pronounced separately.

An acronym must be pronounceable as a word. e.g. LOL, NATO and LASER are acronyms but LMAO and WTF are initialisms.
Oh, and "e.g." is neither. It is an abbreviation..... for "exempli gratia".

So there you go..... YLSNED ("you learn something new each day" eh?) LOL



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Follow Up By: Member - abqaiq - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 07:27

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 07:27
Thanks, Allan
| iwas just about to write a note on lists of letters versus acronyms. Sadly the use of lists of letters is becoming more common as people either are lazy, think it is smart or just can't cannot write/speak the Queens English.
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Reply By: Member - David M (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 22:43

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 22:43
At this stage in my life I think I will go with DILLIGAF . :)
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Follow Up By: Kenell - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:26

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:26
Yeah. Someone had to. Not sure it is internet slang though. Mostly young blokes driving old Patrols with it emblazoned on the top of the windscreen or back of the tray - "IMHO". And the answer is usually "no - you don't".

First time I was asked to explain it to my co pilot I got a thump on the arm and a response of " well there's no need to be like that, if you don't know just say so". "Tick tick tick - ah now I get it" Still waiting for the apology.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 22:28

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 22:28
I’ll go with FIGJAM
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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:22

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:22
Hi and good morning. I got SNAFU in an email the other day, still trying to work it out. Not too hard though, too busy! Toni
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 09:41

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 09:41
Situation Normal All Fouled Up.

There is also FUBAR - fouled up beyond any repair.

Obviously both used to describe moments of chaos

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:43

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:43
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Interesting that you used the word "fouled" Michelle instead of the more-often used word with a 'k' in it.

I first heard this acronym about the end of WW ll as being credited to the American Army. Later I heard it often in the workshop used in an exasperated manner implying that things were in their usual mess. More recent usage has substituted another 'F' word which has now become a rather common expression.

Most internet etymology assertions regarding SNAFU use the term "f**k**g" but that expression was not so used in the 1940's so I would credit you with not just 'being polite' but also being more correct.
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Reply By: Member Kerry W (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 13:03

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 13:03
Well I have to add one my bosses used freqently back in the 80s. Was common once. Im sure somebody will remember it...

It is even more appropriate these days with useless government initiatives, political correctness and the multitude of non productive people flitting around on the fringes of society.



WOFTAM

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Follow Up By: GUJim - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 16:04

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 16:04
I believe it means - 'Waste Of F......g Time And Money'.

An oldie but a goodie.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 16:24

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 16:24
Another one from the 80s I recall was FIGJAM ;)
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 18:53

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 18:53
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Yep, I'm good too Michelle.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 22:33

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 22:33
I worked with a salesman once whose tie clip had YCDBSOYA cast into it.

You Can’t Do Business Sitting On Your Arse

Another friend liked SAGDITTO

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Reply By: Guy G - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 01:51

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 01:51
TTFN - Tut Tar For Now
POETS Day - Used on Fridays. It means: "Piss Off Early Tomorrow's Saturday"
KODAK - Used when the cause of the fault cannot be found. It means: "Let it develop"
TIFI - Tell Im F@#% Im
RTFM - Read The F@#ing Manual
Characteristic Of The Model - Dealership PC speak meaning: "It was designed that way and we don't know how (or can't) fix it". They'll keep telling you that every time the vehicle goes in for service until the warranty expires then it's your problem.
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