Web Forums Slang

Web forums, bulletin boards, online discussions, or whatever else you want to call them — are a common place to use slang. Knowing common acronyms and abbreviations used in online forums can help you understand other postings and avoid miscommunication. The following table contains a list of slang terms commonly used in web forums.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
IDKI don't know
VRVirtual reality
PCPersonal computer
TYThank you
OMGOh my gosh
PS4PlayStation 4
BTWBy the way
n00bA new or inexperienced user
TLDRToo long, didn't read
LANLocal Area Network
YWYou're welcome
TrollingPosting offensive comments
FFFFlat foreign female
POVPoint of view
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
IMOIn my opinion
TBHTo be honest
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
go brrrSolve a problem
WTSWant to sell
N64Nintendo 64
FOMOFear of missing out
Dunk onMake fun of
COCCode of conduct
GOATGreatest of all time
LGSLocal game store
IMHOIn my humble opinion
YMMVYour mileage may vary
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
IMHOIn my honest opinion
RIPRest in peace
PMPrivate message
ICYMIIn case you missed it
CCGCollectible card game
PS3PlayStation 3
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
IAPIn-app purchase
Tune upBeat up
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
GALGet a life
YRLYou are lame
irlA real-life person
vlogVideo blog
POTUSPresident of the United States
SWYPSo what's your problem
CGComputer Graphics
U mad broAre you mad?
FlamingAngering other Internet users
IOWIn other words
TRSThat really sucks
S-tierTop rank
TBFTo be fair
FOCFree of charge
NDSNintendo DS
TCGTrading card game
WIPWork in progress
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
WCGWorld Cyber Games
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
BIONBelieve it or not
NBSPNo bull s*** please
WDYTWhat do you think
OTSOff the subject
CSBCool story, bro
WYWHWish you were here
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
SASexual assault
GMVGot my vote
HimboA naive, musclebound male
STFDSit the f*** down
RedditorA Reddit user
OT3One true threesome
IACIn any case
OTOff topic
WRTWith regard to
WBUWhat 'bout you
YWAYou're welcome anyway
TTTTTo tell the truth
TILToday I learned
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
IMAI might add
FTFYFixed that for you
PnPParty and Play
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
FTRFor the record
HTHHope this helps
IIRCIf I remember correctly
N/ANot applicable
IAWTCI agree with the comment
TFTIThanks for the information
OPOriginal poster
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
DDDue diligence
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
AITAAm I the a**hole
WCGWWhat could go wrong
PCPolitically correct
OTPOne true pairing
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
Put on blastTo call out
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
AmogusAmong Us
FCOLFor crying out loud
IRTIn regards to
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
LOTRLord of the Rings
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
LSSLong story short
sicSpelling incorrect
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
OOTDOutfit of the day
GSOHGreat sense of humor
TBDTo be determined
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
HNMHappy new month
OTLOne true love
wagsWives and girlfriends
OOTLOut of the loop
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
SSIASubject says it all
LurkerA forum user who reads but doesn't post
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
ChonkAn overweight animal
Y/NYour name
IAGIt's all good
YSKYou should know
NYPName your price
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
BOATBest of all time
FHFuture husband
WTBWant to buy
SFYSpeak for yourself
SERPSearch engine results page
BOLOBe on the lookout
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
ThreadA series of messages
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
JFIJust for information
VODVideo on demand
B&WBlack and white
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
ICWYMI see what you mean
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
DAEDoes anyone else
It meI identify with that
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
IMEIn my experience
ISTMIt seems to me
TMATake my advice
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
Helicopter momAn overly involved mom
DUDon't understand
RPFReal person fiction
QQQuick question
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
GTFGone too far
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
PC4PCPicture comment for picture comment
PIOGPosted in other groups
WAHMWork-at-home mom
NTANot the a**hole
TISUThis is so unfair
DYORDo your own research
IGII get it
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
FORDFound on road dead
WADRWith all due respect
MTFMore to follow
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
TBETo be edited
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
DTRTDo the right thing
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
iccIcecrown Citadel
HusbandoA fictional man that a real person has a crush on
IMPOVIn my point of view
NFINo further information
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
NCNo Contact
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
HPTHome pregnancy test
SAHDStay-at-home dad
L4D2Left for Dead 2
PS2PlayStation 2
J-PowJerome Powell
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
IMPOIn my personal opinion
SmolSmall and cute
PBUHPeace be upon Him
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
SAEStamped addressed envelope
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
SEOSearch engine optimization
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
At homeA worse version of something
VolcelVoluntary celibate
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
NSFLNot safe for life
CONUSContiguous United States
T4TUThanks for the update
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
TSFWTotally safe for work
AIUIAs I understand it
Comment ghostingRemoving a user's comments
BOTBack on topic
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
GMTAGreat minds think alike
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
CUCredit union
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
NSFANot safe for anyone
OTOther topic
RFCRequest for comment
RTFARead the flippin' article
MLMMen loving men
TOHThe other half
TUTTotally unique thought
YTAYou're the a**hole
BeckyA basic white girl
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
KyleA basic white boy
DHDear hubby
IMCOIn my considered opinion
IMNSVHOIn my not so very humble opinion
The Streisand EffectWhen an attempt to hide information draws greater attention
WWWrong Window
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
HBUHow 'bout you
Apple sheepBlindly loyal Apple fans
TIHIThanks, I hate it
QFTQuoted for truth
nmtnNever mind that now
gitGet over it
RTFBRead the flippin' book
QFEQuestion for everyone
SROStanding room only
TWTrigger warning
PSOGPure stroke of genius
BDUBrain dead user
BIFLBuy it for life
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
CTOCheck this out
ITYFI think you'll find
ITTIn this thread
LCGLiving card game
YAYoung Adult
WRTWith respect to
IYAMIf you ask me
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
ADPICAlways Dependably Politically Incorrect
SMHScratching my head
QAnutterA QAnon believer
TPTBThe powers that be
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
DOADead on arrival
BBSBulletin board system
SquickA big turn-off
CTSChange the subject
EOFEnd of file
NSFVNot safe for viewing
HIHHope it helps
LPTLife Pro Tip
IJWTKI just want to know
IJWTSI just want to say
OTDOf the day
ISTRI seem to recall
ITSFWIIf the shoe fits, wear it
ASATAs simple as that
UXUser Interface
4saleFor sale
AONAs of now
B&FBack and forth
ShadowbanTo secretly censor a social media user's content
Insta copBuy immediately
WAHWork at home
DFDear fiance
IMBOIn my biased opinion
TendiesChicken tenders
GIGlycemic Index
BAYCBored Ape Yacht Club
WDITWhy do I try
WeebA non-Japanese person obsessed with Japanese pop culture
B1G1Buy one, get one
PRPublic relations
GastrodiplomacyWhen a country uses its cuisine to boost its reputation
TBQHTo be quite honest
TBTGThanks be to God
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
VGVideo game
OOCOut of context
W2KWindows 2000
MOTDMessage of the day
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
Silver foxAn attractive older man
FSBOFor sale by owner
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
NGMINot gonna make it
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
WinternityEternal winter
PlebAn unsophisticated person
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
CIOCry it out
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
PWIPredominantly white institution
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
AAAs above
ATSLAlong the same lines
MukbangEating show
PSGWSPPlay stupid games, win stupid prizes
VPLVisible panty line
MSIMinority-serving institutions
EODEnd of discussion
EOLEnd of lecture
NBLMNon-binary loving men
Rent Free In My HeadIs frequently on my mind
IB2DI beg to differ
ICI see
AUAlternate universe
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
IMHAROIn my humble and respectful opinion
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
JMHOJust my humble opinion
ShowmanceA romance between actors starring in the same production
POSPower of suggestion
PUSIMPPut yourself in my position
TTBOMKTo the best of my knowledge
WAEFRDWhen all else fails, read directions
YWIAYou're welcome in advance
CFVCall for votes
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
IANALI am not a lawyer
SportswashingUsing sports to improve a bad reputation
FTPFile transfer protocol
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
DWDear wife
RTFFAQRead the flippin' FAQ
AYORAt your own risk
WOOTWay out of topic
Shot Girl SummerSummer 2021
FTGFor the group
TOWThe one with
QueerbaitingImplying but never actualizing a non-hetero relationship
OLTLOne Life to Live
OTDOn this day
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
BFRBig freakin' rock
Ghost banningCensoring a social media user's posts
MIBMen in Black
PSPPlayStation Portable
FWFuture wife
VBOVisible belly outline
FORDFlipped Over and Rebuilt Dodge
HPDCHappy People Don't Complain
TMFTToo much free time
PFPPicture for proof
QTPOCQueer and/or trans people of color
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
FYMFor your misinformation
BFNBig fat negative
YAAYet another acronym
CGMCurly girl method
BKABetter known as
HCOLHigh cost of living
GOMLGet on my level
FUCTFailed under continuous testing
DeplatformTo remove a user from a social network or website
Digital nomadA person who performs their job online while traveling
IIRIf I remember
INPOIn no particular order
PEBCACProblem exists between chair and computer
OCOriginal content
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
DMNDSDoesn't make no dang sense
UrbexUrban exploration
Baby trapWhen one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy
Shower thoughtAn idea that comes to you in the shower
QuantQuantitative analyst
FMIFor more information
FreebieA free item or service
L4DLeft for Dead
LARPLive action role-playing
CWContent warning
WLWWomen loving women
CreepypastaA horror story posted on the Internet
OTSOpen two-seater
HMPHelp me, please
FFFast forward
OTCOver the counter
PAYGPay as you go
NBLWNon-binary loving women
BOGOBuy one, get one
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
NEDNo expiration date
OOPOut of pocket
WYBWhen you buy
Dab handAn expert
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
RYCRegarding your comment
ToCTable of contents
vloggerVideo blogger
IBTLIn before the lock
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
QPOCQueer people of color
MBAMacBook Air
FUPAFatty upper pubic area
TTTTo the top
GDIGod d*** it
NoPooNo shampoo
IFABI found a bug
IIUCIf I understand correctly
SSASame-sex attraction
ABPAlready been posted
WAGMIWe're all gonna make it
You win the InternetYou are awesome
SOTDShoe of the day
Fiver partyA birthday party for a child where guests give $5

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