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Guide To Chat & Mobile Phone Text

Shortcuts
These are some chat acronyms that you can use in place of complete
sentences to speak with other users. A great tool to use to be known
as "Internet savvy" when IM'ing, chat room surfing and using mIRC in
it's various forms. Chat room acronyms are also known as keyboard
shortcuts and texting speak, and are a fun and quick way to express
yourself in chat rooms, instant messenger services and IM'ing and
texting using your mobile phone.

NOTE: The shortcut is shown in CAPITAL LETTERS but it is better to


type them in lower case letters unless you are YELLING :-@

AFAIK
As far as I know

AKA
Also known as AFK

Away from keyboard AIM


AOL Instant Messenger

ASAP
As soon as possible

A/S/L
Age/Sex/Location

ATB
All The Best

ATM
At The Moment

B
Back (or Be)

B4
Before
B4N
Bye For Now

BAK
Back at keyboard

BBL8R
Be Back Later

BBS
Be back soon

BC
Because

BCNU
Be seeing you

BF
Boy Friend

BFF
Best Friends Forever

BFN
By for now

BG
Big grin

BICBW
But I could be wrong

BIF
Basis in fact

BMG
Be my guest

BRB
Be right back
BTA
But then again

BTW
By the way

BY
Bye (or Goodbye)

CFN
Ciao for now

CID
Consider it done

CM
Call Me

CU
See you

CUL
See you later

D8
Date

DNR
Dinner

DYOH
Do your own homework

DQMOT
Don't quote me on this

EOM
End Of Message

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FST
Fast

FWIW
For what its worth

FYA
For your amusement

FYU
For your information

GF
Girl Friend

GL
Good luck

GMTA
Great minds think alike

GR8
Great

GRA
Go right ahead

GR&R
Grinning, running, and ducking

GT2GO
Got To Go

GUDLUK
Good Luck

GW
Good work

HHOK
Ha ha only kidding
HHOS
Ha ha only serious

HIO
Hello

HT
Hi there

HTH
Hope this helps

HWRU
How Are You?

IAC
In any case

IAE
In any event

IDK
I don't know

IIRC
If I recall correctly

ILY
I Love You

IM
Instant message

IMO
In my opinion

IMHO
In my humble (or honest) opinion

IMNSHO
In my not-so-humble opinion
IMAO
In my arrogant opinion

IMPOV
In my point of view

IMS
I am sorry

IOW
In other words

JIC
Just in case

JK
Just kidding

JTYLY
Just to let you know

K
Okay

KIS
Keep it simple

KISS
Keep it simple stupid

L8R
Later

LOL
Laughing out loud

MOTD
Message of the day

NBD
No big deal
NBIF
No basis in fact

NE1
Anyone

N E Thing
Any Thing

NP
No problem

NRN
No response necessary

OH
Off hand

OIC
Oh I see

OTOH
On the other hand

OTP
On the phone

PMJI
Pardon my jumping in

PC
Politically Correct (or Personal Computer) OR: Private Chat

PI/PIC/unPC
Politically Incorrect

PLS
Please

PLZ
Please
POC
Point of contact

POV
Point of view

QT
Cutie (or Quiet Time)

RL
Real life

ROFL
Rolling on the floor laughing

RSN
Real soon now

RU OK
Are you okay?

TAFN
That's all for now

TBA
To be announced

TBH
To be honest

THX
Thanks

TIA
Thanks in advance

TIC
Tongue in check

TTFN
Ta-ta for now
TTYL
Talk to you later

TYL
Talk to you later

WB
Welcome back

WFM
Works for me

WTF
What The F--K

WTG
Way to go

WU
What's up?

XINT
Excellent

YMMV
Your mileage may vary

YT
You there?

YW
You're welcome

ZZZ
Bored / Boring

NOTE: the shortcuts below are made with the colon, semi-colon,
parentheses, angle brackets and numbers. In this list the explanation
is above the symbol shortcut.
Emergency
911

Smiling
:)

Smiling
:-)

Smiling, with a nose


:.)

Small-skewed-button-nosed smiley
:->

Ironic / devious smile


:-(

Frowning
:-<

Very sad
>:-(

Upset or annoyed
:-D

Laughing
:-o

Shouting / Shouting loudly


:-O

Puckering for a kiss

:-*

Your lips are sealed


:-x

You have a moustache


:-{
Big mouth (Talked too much)
:-()

Wink
;-)

Wear / Wearing glasses


8-)

Wear / Wearing cool shades


B-)

Wear / Wearing a toupee


{(:-)

I'm a chef / cook


C=:-)

I'm Santa Claus


*<:-)(

A (long stemmed) rose


@>--,---

Love (or hugs) & kisses


xxooxxoo

You are left-handed


(-:

You have been staring at a screen for hours


%-)

You are drunk


:*)

You are a robot


[:]

You are a little girl


8:-)
You are a big girl
:-)-8

You are a vampire


:-[

You are a buck-toothed vampire


:-F

You are a buck-toothed vampire with one tooth missing


:-

You have just made a wry statement


:-7

You just ate something sour


:-*

You drool
:-ss

You have a cold


:-ss)

You are crying


:'-(

Yawning
l-o

Snoring
^o

Dead
X-(

You are so happy s/he is crying


:'-)

You are screaming


:-@
You wear braces
:-#

User has a broken nose


:^)

User is a little kid with propeller beenie


K:P

User is a drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft with a


moustache and a double chin
C=}>;*{))

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