Chat, E-Mail and chat room slang and acronyms
AAK Alive And Kicking
AAR At Any Rate
AAS Alive And Smiling
ADN Any Day Now
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFK Away From the Keyboard
AFN that's All For Now
AOTA All Of The Above
a/s/l or asl Age/Sex/Location - (used to ask a chatter their personal
Avatar - Graphical representation (a picture) often used
in chat rooms to depict a person that is in the room and
BAK Back At Keyboard (I'm back)
BBL Be Back Later
BBS Be Back Soon
BCNU I'll Be Seeing You.
b/f Boyfriend (also shown as bf, B/F, or BF)
BFN Bye For Now
boot To get kicked out of a chat room, or have to restart the
computer because you couldn't talk in the chat room
BR Best Regards
BRB Be Right Back
BRH Be Right Here
BTA But Then Again....
BTW By The Way
btw BeTWeen you and me ...
chat room A web page where people gather using software that
allows them to ‘talk’ to one another in real time.
CU See You - also posted as cya
CNP Continued in Next Post (seen more on message boards
CP Chat Post
CUL8R See You Later
CUOL See You On Line
CYA See Ya
dd, ds, dh Darling or Dear: Dear Son, Dear Daughter, or Dear
Husband. Usually exchanged in family chats.
DEGT Don't Even Go There (I don't want to talk about it)
DIKU Do I Know You?
DIS Did I Say
D/L, DL, d/l,
dl Downloading, or Download it.
EMA E-mail Address (example: ?ema or ema? = what is your
EOT End Of Thread (meaning end of discussion)
ez or EZ easy
F2F Face To Face
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FISH First In Still Here (someone who is on line TOO much)
FITB Fill In The Blanks
flame to insult someone. Used when a person asks a stupid
question, or says something rude to irritate the users of
a chat room or message board.
FOCL Falling Off Chair - Laughing
forum What today’s message boards are called. Often using
php as defining language to quickly write 'real time'
messages and replies to a web site (or page)
FUBAR "Fouled" Up Beyon