Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations You May Not Know The Meaning Of

Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations You May Not Know The Meaning Of

I’ve seen a lot of new words and terms in the internet this year (including SMS and other forms of digital communication), and really, I had to Google most of the internet slang or I had to have someone explain it to me. These were the cases when I see someone call another their bae, tweets sepanx or says that they’re bored af.

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To give everyone a refresher on some of the most used in the internet that we’ve encountered, we listed those that might interest you down below with examples beside the difficult ones to put them in better context:

  • AF – as f*ck: “I’m bored af.”
  • BAE– before anyone else: “I miss my bae.” (also danish for poop, FYI)
  • FFTB – fresh from the bathroom
  • FML – f*ck my life
  • FTW – for the win
  • GG – good game
  • HF – high five
  • ICYMI– in case you missed it: “ICYMI, here’s our review of the Asus ZenFone 5.”
  • IYKWIM – if you know what I mean
  • LMK – let me know
  • KOTD – kicks of the day
  • Meh – mediocrity: “The food was… meh.”
  • NP – no problem
  • NVM – never mind
  • OTP – one true pair
  • OOTD – outfit of the day
  • Sepanx – separation anxiety
  • Ship – To endorse a romantic relationship, usually used in fandom context: “I ship Lelouch / C.C.”
  • SNAFU – situation normal, all f*cked up
  • TMI – too much information
  • TWD – texting while driving
  • TYVM – thank you very much
  • YOLO – you only live once

There’s obviously more, and we no longer included the very basic ones such as OMG, WTF, ASL, TBH and IMHO. If we missed anything new, recent and hip, feel free to drop it down below!

Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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21 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    IMO – in my opinion
    IMHO – in my humble opinion

  2. atom says:

    IDGAF – I don’t give a f**k

  3. tuni says:

    SMH – shaking my head :)

  4. TacticalNinja says:

    WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get.) Just like the articles in this website/blog/whatever.

  5. jorussic says:

    TWD = The Walking Dead

  6. mayweather says:

    TBE the best excuses

  7. macbytes says:

    HF – have fun

  8. Tony says:

    May asterisk pa sa word na fuck e sa snafu completo naman.

  9. DOFY says:

    FTSIGH – Fuck This Shit I’m Going Home

  10. Silverlokk says:

    SNAFU is pre-Internet, US military if I recall correctly. The “polite” expression is “Situation Normal, All Fouled Uup” but US military expressions are hardly “polite” :)

  11. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    Don’t forget Top Kek.

  12. gadgeteer says:

    TBA to be announced
    gtg got to go
    brb be right back
    oth on the house
    psp ***censored***
    pa personal assistant
    pas public address system

  13. omar1234ph says:

    KMN- Kill Me Now

  14. James says:

    IIRC – if i recall correctly
    AFAIK – as far as i know
    LMGTFY – let me google that for you
    ICYMI – in case you missed it

    source: Stack Overflow Reading (w/o digesting) LMFAO

  15. ewanlangha says:

    and with kitkat
    all these acronyms can still further be reduce with emoticons


    i don't know if some of you guys knows what this means: ..l..

  16. cyntax says:

    SML – so much love

  17. Doc Harry says:

    YMMV – Your mileage may vary (as in, when you try something new, don’t expect to have the same experience as the reviewer.)

    NSFW – Not safe for work (when viewing or reading articles of a risqué nature)

    SMH – Shaking my head OR the NSFW version such me hard

  18. Anon says:

    JAPAN – Just Always Pray At Night

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