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
PS4PlayStation 4
OMGOh my gosh
n00bA new or inexperienced user
LANLocal Area Network
FFFFlat foreign female
BTWBy the way
TrollingPosting offensive comments
TLDRToo long, didn't read
YWYou're welcome
POVPoint of view
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
IMOIn my opinion
TBHTo be honest
go brrrSolve a problem
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
N64Nintendo 64
FOMOFear of missing out
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
IMHOIn my humble opinion
COCCode of conduct
RIPRest in peace
GOATGreatest of all time
CCGCollectible card game
LGSLocal game store
Dunk onMake fun of
PMPrivate message
Tune upBeat up
IAPIn-app purchase
POTUSPresident of the United States
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
IOWIn other words
YMMVYour mileage may vary
IMHOIn my honest opinion
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
PS3PlayStation 3
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
GALGet a life
vlogVideo blog
YWAYou're welcome anyway
WIPWork in progress
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
NBSPNo bull s*** please
TBFTo be fair
OTSOff the subject
STFDSit the f*** down
ICYMIIn case you missed it
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
irlA real-life person
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
U mad broAre you mad?
BIONBelieve it or not
GMVGot my vote
CSBCool story, bro
TCGTrading card game
WCGWorld Cyber Games
SWYPSo what's your problem
FlamingAngering other Internet users
IACIn any case
OTOff topic
WRTWith regard to
WYWHWish you were here
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
WDYTWhat do you think
NDSNintendo DS
RedditorA Reddit user
TILToday I learned
CGComputer Graphics
WBUWhat 'bout you
SASexual assault
IMAI might add
FOCFree of charge
HimboA naive, musclebound male
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
PCPolitically correct
TTTTTo tell the truth
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
IIRCIf I remember correctly
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
PnPParty and Play
N/ANot applicable
IAWTCI agree with the comment
TFTIThanks for the information
DDDue diligence
OPOriginal poster
FTFYFixed that for you
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
OOMFOne of my followers
OTPOne true pairing
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
Put on blastTo call out
FCOLFor crying out loud
HTHHope this helps
IRTIn regards to
LOTRLord of the Rings
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
TRSThat really sucks
LSSLong story short
sicSpelling incorrect
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
OOTDOutfit of the day
YRLYou are lame
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
OOTLOut of the loop
AITAAm I the a**hole
OTLOne true love
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
wagsWives and girlfriends
OT3One true threesome
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
SSIASubject says it all
AmogusAmong Us
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
ChonkAn overweight animal
FTRFor the record
IAGIt's all good
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
SFYSpeak for yourself
GSOHGreat sense of humor
TBDTo be determined
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
JFIJust for information
B&WBlack and white
HNMHappy new month
BOLOBe on the lookout
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
IMEIn my experience
ISTMIt seems to me
WCGWWhat could go wrong
TMATake my advice
YSKYou should know
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
QQQuick question
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
GTFGone too far
FHFuture husband
PIOGPosted in other groups
WAHMWork-at-home mom
TISUThis is so unfair
IGII get it
RPFReal person fiction
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
WADRWith all due respect
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
SERPSearch engine results page
TBETo be edited
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
Helicopter momAn overly involved mom
HusbandoA fictional man that a real person has a crush on
IMPOVIn my point of view
NFINo further information
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
VODVideo on demand
NCNo Contact
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
HPTHome pregnancy test
J-PowJerome Powell
IMPOIn my personal opinion
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
PBUHPeace be upon Him
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
SAEStamped addressed envelope
inb4In before
DYORDo your own research
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
DAEDoes anyone else
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
CONUSContiguous United States
T4TUThanks for the update
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
Y/NYour name
TSFWTotally safe for work
AIUIAs I understand it
SmolSmall and cute
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
GMTAGreat minds think alike
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
OTOther topic
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
RFCRequest for comment
TOHThe other half
TUTTotally unique thought
YWIAYou're welcome in advance
PEBCAKProblem exists between chair and keyboard
DHDear hubby
IMCOIn my considered opinion
IMNSVHOIn my not so very humble opinion
WWWrong Window
POTCPirates of the Caribbean
HBUHow 'bout you
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
At homeA worse version of something
TendiesChicken tenders
NGMINot gonna make it
QFTQuoted for truth
DUDon't understand
gitGet over it
RTFBRead the flippin' book
QFEQuestion for everyone
BIFLBuy it for life
SROStanding room only
KyleA basic white boy
PC4PCPicture comment for picture comment
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
PSOGPure stroke of genius
S-tierTop rank
BDUBrain dead user
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
CTOCheck this out
ITYFI think you'll find
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
WeebA non-Japanese person obsessed with Japanese pop culture
WRTWith respect to
TWTrigger warning
DTRTDo the right thing
SMHScratching my head
DOADead on arrival
BBSBulletin board system
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
CTSChange the subject
EOFEnd of file
NSFVNot safe for viewing
TIHIThanks, I hate it
HIHHope it helps
IJWTKI just want to know
IJWTSI just want to say
ISTRI seem to recall
ITSFWIIf the shoe fits, wear it
ASATAs simple as that
UXUser Interface
AONAs of now
B&FBack and forth
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
LPTLife Pro Tip
BeckyA basic white girl
SAHDStay-at-home dad
ShadowbanTo secretly censor a social media user's content
WAHWork at home
IMBOIn my biased opinion
PS2PlayStation 2
GIGlycemic Index
WDITWhy do I try
Insta copBuy immediately
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
YAYoung Adult
NSFANot safe for anyone
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
B1G1Buy one, get one
CUCredit union
PRPublic relations
TBQHTo be quite honest
TBTGThanks be to God
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
MRAMen's rights activist
SEOSearch engine optimization
W2KWindows 2000
OTDOf the day
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
VolcelVoluntary celibate
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
WinternityEternal winter
PlebAn unsophisticated person
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
CIOCry it out
IYAMIf you ask me
It meI identify with that
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
AAAs above
ATSLAlong the same lines
BOTBack on topic
LCGLiving card game
EODEnd of discussion
EOLEnd of lecture
IB2DI beg to differ
IMHAROIn my humble and respectful opinion
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
MBAMacBook Air
GDIGod d*** it
POSPower of suggestion
RTFARead the flippin' article
TTBOMKTo the best of my knowledge
WAEFRDWhen all else fails, read directions
OCOriginal content
NBLMNon-binary loving men
CFVCall for votes
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
NBLWNon-binary loving women
Baby trapWhen one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy
FTPFile transfer protocol
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
RTFFAQRead the flippin' FAQ
Dab handAn expert
TOWThe one with
RATMRage Against The Machine
OLTLOne Life to Live
nmtnNever mind that now
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
QueerbaitingImplying but never actualizing a non-hetero relationship
IMSOIn my sovereign opinion
YTAYou're the a**hole
BFRBig freakin' rock
QuantQuantitative analyst
MIBMen in Black
Ghost banningCensoring a social media user's posts
FWFuture wife
Shower thoughtAn idea that comes to you in the shower
Shot Girl SummerSummer 2021
HPDCHappy People Don't Complain
TMFTToo much free time
MTFMore to follow
FUPAFatty upper pubic area
ADPICAlways Dependably Politically Incorrect
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
FYMFor your misinformation
iccIcecrown Citadel
BFNBig fat negative
TPTBThe powers that be
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
YAAYet another acronym
BWQBuzzword quotient
MSIMinority-serving institutions
WAGMIWe're all gonna make it
Rent Free In My HeadIs frequently on my mind
IIRIf I remember
HCOLHigh cost of living
INPOIn no particular order
PEBCACProblem exists between chair and computer
4saleFor sale
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
DMNDSDoesn't make no dang sense
DeplatformTo remove a user from a social network or website
NTANot the a**hole
MLMMen loving men
DFDear fiance
FMIFor more information
FreebieA free item or service
L4D2Left for Dead 2
WLWWomen loving women
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
BlursedBlessed and cursed
Comment ghostingRemoving a user's comments
OTSOpen two-seater
Digital nomadA person who performs their job online while traveling
HMPHelp me, please
HMPHalf marathon pace
FFFast forward
PFPPicture for proof
BOGOBuy one, get one
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
OOPOut of pocket
WYBWhen you buy
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
CreepypastaA horror story posted on the Internet
TARFUThings are really fouled up
ToCTable of contents
VPLVisible panty line
IBTLIn before the lock
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
QAnutterA QAnon believer
MukbangEating show
TTTTo the top
UrbexUrban exploration
VBOVisible belly outline
IIUCIf I understand correctly
BDDBody dysmorphic disorder
CWContent warning
HWCUHistorically white colleges and universities
ABPAlready been posted
PWIPredominantly white institution
OTDOn this day
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
SOTDShoe of the day
Fiver partyA birthday party for a child where guests give $5
CybermobA group of online users that harasses other users
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
BMEBased on my experience
DHYBDon't hold your breath
ICI see
ICOCBWI could, of course, be wrong
BTSBehind the scenes
JASEJust another system error
DWDear wife
IMVHOIn my very humble opinion
AYORAt your own risk
HKHello Kitty
SFScience Fiction
ITRInternet Talk Radio
ITRIncome Tax Return
IDUI don't understand
IPNI'm posting naked
OBOOr best offer
EDEating disorder
HYLHelp You Later
FUCTFailed under continuous testing
EMIExcuse my ignorance
OOPOut of print
OPKOvulation predictor kit
BFPBig fat positive
ppdPostpartum depression
NBLNBNon-binary loving non-binary
LARPLive action role-playing
ONCOOr nearest cash offer
T4PThanks for posting
VGVideo game
MBPMacBook Pro
sysadminSystem administrator
Silver foxAn attractive older man
IAWIn accordance with
SOTAState of the art
TTTTThese things take time
FAWCFor anyone who cares
WCMWarcraft Movies
SPDSensory Processing Disorder
HEAHappily ever after
LWDLittle white dress

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