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
TYThank you
PCPersonal computer
OMGOh my gosh
BTWBy the way
PS4PlayStation 4
TLDRToo long, didn't read
n00bA new or inexperienced user
LANLocal Area Network
YWYou're welcome
deagleDesert Eagle
TrollingPosting offensive comments
POVPoint of view
FFFFlat foreign female
IMOIn my opinion
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
TBHTo be honest
go brrrSolve a problem
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
WTSWant to sell
FOMOFear of missing out
N64Nintendo 64
PMPrivate message
Dunk onMake fun of
LGSLocal game store
IMHOIn my humble opinion
COCCode of conduct
GOATGreatest of all time
ZaddyA composed, fashionable, and attractive man
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
YMMVYour mileage may vary
IMHOIn my honest opinion
S-tierTop rank
ICYMIIn case you missed it
GALGet a life
RIPRest in peace
CCGCollectible card game
PS3PlayStation 3
Alphabet mafiaLGBTQIA+ people
Tune upBeat up
IAPIn-app purchase
Paper handsTo sell a stock at the first sign of trouble
CGComputer Graphics
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
TrollA person who posts offensive comments
POTUSPresident of the United States
YRLYou are lame
TCGTrading card game
vlogVideo blog
SWYPSo what's your problem
U mad broAre you mad?
FlamingAngering other Internet users
IOWIn other words
TRSThat really sucks
WDYTWhat do you think
Lady bonerFemale feeling of sexual arousal
FOCFree of charge
NDSNintendo DS
WCGWorld Cyber Games
irlA real-life person
StonksQuestionable or meaningless financial gains
Y/NYour name
NBSPNo bull s*** please
TBFTo be fair
OTSOff the subject
STFDSit the f*** down
CSBCool story, bro
PlankingLying face down and straight like a plank
OT3One true threesome
WIPWork in progress
BIONBelieve it or not
HimboA naive, musclebound male
WYWHWish you were here
SASexual assault
RedditorA Reddit user
OTOff topic
WRTWith regard to
AFAICAs far as I'm concerned
GMVGot my vote
YWAYou're welcome anyway
TILToday I learned
IACIn any case
Cinnamon rollA kind, gentle person
WBUWhat 'bout you
FTFYFixed that for you
DoomerA person who focuses on negative possibilities
TTTTTo tell the truth
ThreadjackingSteering a discussion away from the original topic
LurkerA forum user who reads but doesn't post
Let him cookDon't interfere
PnPParty and Play
IMAI might add
BOATBest of all time
Sussy bakaSuspicious fool
SATScholastic Aptitude Test
TSSToxic Shock Syndrome
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
OTPOne true pairing
GloomerAn apathetic 20-something
FTRFor the record
HTHHope this helps
AITAAm I the a**hole
N/ANot applicable
IAWTCI agree with the comment
GatekeepTo police who has access to an identity or community
TFTIThanks for the information
PIOGPosted in other groups
OPOriginal poster
WCGWWhat could go wrong
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
BangerAn awesome, energetic piece of media
wagsWives and girlfriends
DDDue diligence
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
WinternityEternal winter
WYWTAWhat you wanna talk about?
Put on blastTo call out
FCOLFor crying out loud
IIRCIf I remember correctly
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
OOTLOut of the loop
HNMHappy new month
LOTRLord of the Rings
LSSLong story short
WTBWant to buy
sicSpelling incorrect
MIMASMay I make a suggestion
OOTDOutfit of the day
GSOHGreat sense of humor
FORDFound on road dead
TBDTo be determined
OTLOne true love
ThreadA series of messages
Sleeper buildWhen a skinny person is surprisingly buff
VODVideo on demand
PCPolitically correct
DBTSDon't believe that stuff
Snapback culturePressure on new moms to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies
SSIASubject says it all
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
NYPName your price
CopypastaA block of text that is often copied and pasted online
CapeTo defend someone's actions, often undeservedly
ChonkAn overweight animal
GMTAGreat minds think alike
IAGIt's all good
IRTIn regards to
ISTMIt seems to me
IMIOIn my infallible opinion
AmogusAmong Us
DUDon't understand
YAYoung Adult
PC4PCPicture comment for picture comment
FHFuture husband
BOLOBe on the lookout
Rent Free In My HeadIs frequently on my mind
SFYSpeak for yourself
OMGDOh my gosh, duh
WADRWith all due respect
SERPSearch engine results page
iccIcecrown Citadel
TIFUToday I F***ed Up
WaifuA fictional female that a real person has a crush on
FAANGFacebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
LMGTFYLet me Google that for you
JFIJust for information
B&WBlack and white
Book hangoverRemaining attached to a book you just finished
L4D2Left for Dead 2
YSKYou should know
Diamond handsTo hold a stock through losses
NTANot the a**hole
IMPOIn my personal opinion
Yuck your yumCriticize something you like
HYFRHeck ya, freakin' right
GMAFBGive me a friggin' break
ICWYMI see what you mean
SCOTUSSupreme Court of the United States
DAEDoes anyone else
NSFLNot safe for life
It meI identify with that
AFAICTAs far as I can tell
AlphaAlpha male
BOTBack on topic
SquickA big turn-off
TWTrigger warning
IMEIn my experience
VolcelVoluntary celibate
RPFReal person fiction
JMHOJust my humble opinion
WDUMBTWhat do you mean by that?
LCSLocal comic store
HusbandoA fictional man that a real person has a crush on
Crypto MomSEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
TSFWTotally safe for work
SmolSmall and cute
QQQuick question
PEBKACProblem exists between keyboard and chair
GTFGone too far
NCNo Contact
NSFVNot safe for viewing
CAFOConcentrated Animal Feeding Operation
WAHMWork-at-home mom
TISUThis is so unfair
ITYFI think you'll find
AFAIACAs far as I am concerned
FORDFlipped Over and Rebuilt Dodge
MTFMore to follow
IAI agree
JFGIJust flippin' Google it
PYHOOYAPull your head out of your a**
DTRTDo the right thing
BOTDBenefit of the doubt
DYORDo your own research
ITTIn this thread
PNSFWProbably not safe for work
WATCHWalmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot
IMPOVIn my point of view
Apple sheepBlindly loyal Apple fans
NFINo further information
ASATAs simple as that
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
HeadcanonA fan's unverified beliefs about a story
KyleA basic white boy
GreenwashingDeceptively claiming to be eco-friendly
Garbage personA terrible person
DNFTTDo not feed the trolls
HPTHome pregnancy test
SAHDStay-at-home dad
DFDear fiance
PS2PlayStation 2
Helicopter momAn overly involved mom
J-PowJerome Powell
PBUHPeace be upon Him
SAEStamped addressed envelope
inb4In before
MRAMen's rights activist
SEOSearch engine optimization
W2KWindows 2000
BlursedBlessed and cursed
At homeA worse version of something
PlebAn unsophisticated person
DerailTo take a discussion off topic
CONUSContiguous United States
T4TUThanks for the update
AIUIAs I understand it
DBEYRDon't believe everything you read
AstroturfingFaking a grassroots movement
BAYCBored Ape Yacht Club
EOLEnd of lecture
LPTLife Pro Tip
WLWWomen loving women
OTOther topic
RFCRequest for comment
RTFARead the flippin' article
TOHThe other half
TMATake my advice
Career cushioningSearching for a new job while employed
TUTTotally unique thought
CFVCall for votes
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
FTGFor the group
NBLMNon-binary loving men
HBCUHistorically black colleges and universities
QFTQuoted for truth
OOCOut of context
Here for itExcited about it
nmtnNever mind that now
Silver foxAn attractive older man
RTFBRead the flippin' book
REReal estate
BeckyA basic white girl
QFEQuestion for everyone
SROStanding room only
GammaGamma male
Virtual restaurantDelivery-only restaurant
PSOGPure stroke of genius
BDUBrain dead user
BloomerA well-adjusted 20-something
NSSNo s*** Sherlock
CTOCheck this out
IGII get it
ShadowbanTo secretly censor a social media user's content
MLMMen loving men
UNADRYou need a doctor
WRTWith respect to
TMFTToo much free time
Insta copBuy immediately
ADPICAlways Dependably Politically Incorrect
SMHScratching my head
NSFANot safe for anyone
TPTBThe powers that be
WIIFMWhat's in it for me?
WeebA non-Japanese person obsessed with Japanese pop culture
DOADead on arrival
BBSBulletin board system
CTSChange the subject
EOFEnd of file
The Streisand EffectWhen an attempt to hide information draws greater attention
QAnutterA QAnon believer
HIHHope it helps
NGMINot gonna make it
Galaxy brainUnorthodox thinking
IJWTKI just want to know
IJWTSI just want to say
ISTRI seem to recall
ITSFWIIf the shoe fits, wear it
AmmosexualA person who loves guns
UXUser Interface
4saleFor sale
AONAs of now
B&FBack and forth
EOLEnd of life
LCGLiving card game
YTAYou're the a**hole
IYAMIf you ask me
WAHWork at home
L4DLeft for Dead
LARPLive action role-playing
TIHIThanks, I hate it
BIFLBuy it for life
GIGlycemic Index
WDITWhy do I try
B1G1Buy one, get one
TendiesChicken tenders
PRPublic relations
TBQHTo be quite honest
TBTGThanks be to God
TTTEThomas the Tank Engine
VGVideo game
WojakA Microsoft Paint-created Internet character
UrbexUrban exploration
Comment ghostingRemoving a user's comments
MOTDMessage of the day
BDDBody dysmorphic disorder
SlashSame-sex romance fan fiction
NocoinerA person who owns no cryptocurrency
FSBOFor sale by owner
CUCredit union
PIBKACProblem is between keyboard and chair
PICNICProblem in chair, not in computer
SPDSymphysis Pubis Dysfunction
OTDOf the day
Baby trapWhen one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
CIOCry it out
Hot Vax SummerSummer 2021
You win the InternetYou are awesome
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
SOTDShoe of the day
Fiver partyA birthday party for a child where guests give $5
GastrodiplomacyWhen a country uses its cuisine to boost its reputation
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
QuarantiniA quarantine-times cocktail
AAAs above
ATSLAlong the same lines
FUPAFatty upper pubic area
CreepypastaA horror story posted on the Internet
DeplatformTo remove a user from a social network or website
IB2DI beg to differ
ICI see
IMHAROIn my humble and respectful opinion
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
ISWYMI see what you mean
OCOriginal content
OTOHOn the other hand
POSPower of suggestion
PUSIMPPut yourself in my position
Up to elevenUp to an excessive degree
DYJHIWDon't you just hate it when
IANALI am not a lawyer
Dab handAn expert
FTPFile transfer protocol
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
DWDear wife
QueerbaitingImplying but never actualizing a non-hetero relationship
RTFFAQRead the flippin' FAQ
AYORAt your own risk
WOOTWay out of topic
HBUHow 'bout you
TOWThe one with
PSPPlayStation Portable
TJITry joining in
FWFuture wife
ITRInternet Talk Radio
WOTDWorkout of the day
SnapbackThe quickness a woman's body snaps back after a pregnancy
SINBADSingle income no boyfriend absolutely desperate
HPDCHappy People Don't Complain
PFPPicture for proof
VPLVisible panty line
LFWLooking for work
OBOOr best offer
BWTHDIKBut what the heck do I know
FYMFor your misinformation
BFNBig fat negative
VBOVisible belly outline
Shower thoughtAn idea that comes to you in the shower
YAAYet another acronym
BKABetter known as
CSCaesarean section
FMIFor more information
FreebieA free item or service
IMBOIn my biased opinion
WAGMIWe're all gonna make it
OTSOpen two-seater
HMPHelp me, please
FFFast forward
PAYGPay as you go
BOGOBuy one, get one
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
NEDNo expiration date
WYBWhen you buy
RMAReturn Merchandise Authorization
RYCRegarding your comment
T4PThanks for posting
ToCTable of contents
vloggerVideo blogger
IBTLIn before the lock
phobarPhotoshopped beyond all recognition
Ghost banningCensoring a social media user's posts
TTTTo the top
NBLWNon-binary loving women
QuantQuantitative analyst
IFABI found a bug
LBRLet's be real
IIUCIf I understand correctly
SSASame-sex attraction
Digital nomadA person who performs their job online while traveling
ABPAlready been posted

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