Twitter and email acronyms

Published: Feb 10, 2011 by CarlosGrohmann

This is just FYI, but if you’re lost in the middle of all the acronyms going around, this might be useful. maybe you find yourself LOL with the list, and some are NSFW. In the end, it might be TMI anyway. The list was compiled from this post and its comments.

Technical Twitter abbreviations:

MT = Modified tweet. This means the tweet you’re looking at is a paraphrase of a tweet originally written by someone else.

RT = Retweet. The tweet you’re looking at was forwarded to you by another user.

DM = Direct message. A direct-message is a message only you and the person who sent it can read. IMPORTANT: To DM someone all you need to type is D username message.

PRT = Partial retweet. The tweet you’re looking at is the truncated version of someone else’s tweet.

HT = Hat tip. This is a way of attributing a link to another Twitter user.

CC = Carbon-copy. Works the same way as email.

Acronyms (alphabetical order):

AFAIK - As far as I know’

AFK - away from keyboard

AYFKMWTS - Are you f—ing kidding me with this s—?

BFN - Bye for now

BTW - By the way

DEU - Defective end user (common PC tech problem fixing stuff that should never need to be fixed)

#FF - Follow Friday (people you think others should follow)

FML - F— my life (extreme frustration)

FTW - For the win

FWIW - For what it’s worth

FYI - for yor information

GMTA - great minds think alike

GTFOOH - Get the f— out of here

IANAL - I am not a lawyer

IDK - I don’t know

ID Ten T (spoken) reads “ID10T”

IKR - I know right?

ILY - I love you

IMHO - In my humble opnion

IMO - In my opinion

IRL - In real life

Jk - Just kidding/joke

Js - Just saying

KWIM - Know what I mean

LOL - laughing out loud

NFW - No f—ing way

NSFW - Not safe for work

OH - Overheard

OMG - Oh my gosh/god

PEBKAC - Problem exists between keyboard and chair

Pls - Please As in, Pls RT

QOTD - quote of the day

RBN - Right Bloody Now (Brit)

RFN - Right F——digi Now (US)

ROFLMAOPMP - rolling on floor laughing my a– of pissing my pants

ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my a– off

ROFL - rolling on floor laughing

STFU - Shut The F— Up

TA - Thanks alot (Brit)

TMI - Too much information

TTFN - Ta-Ta for Now (Brit)

TWSS - Thats what she said

TY - Thank you

WTF - Worse than failure / Why The Face / What the F—?

WTH - What the hell

YW - You’re welcome

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