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What Are You Saying? Acronyms, Friend or Foe
By Karen Treharne

Typing can get tiring, especially if you sit at a computer all day, five to seven days a week. So it seems only natural that people on the Internet have developed the use of acronyms to speed up the process.

Here is a partial list of some of the most popular. I actually knew eight of the 41 which is surprising since I only use a couple "common" ones on a daily basis.

AFAIK … As Far As I Know

AKA … Also Known As

ASAP … As Soon As Possible

BRB … Be Right Back

BF … Boyfriend

BFN … Bye For Now

BTW … By The Way

FAQ … Frequently Asked Questions

FYI … For Your Information

FWIW … For What It’s Worth

GD+R … Grinning, Ducking and Running (after a snide remark)

GF … Girlfriend

IANAL … I Am Not A Lawyer (but…)

IB … I’m Back

IDK … I Don’t Know

IMHO … In My Humble Opinion

IMO … In My Opinion

IYKWIM … If You Know What I Mean

IYKWIMAITYD … If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do

LOL … Laughing Out Loud

LTR … Long Term Relationship

OIC … Oh I See

OOTB … Out Of The Box

OTOH … On The Other Hand

PMFJI … Pardon Me For Jumping In (a polite way to get into a running discussion)

PS … Post Script

ROTFL … Rolling On The Floor Laughing

RSN … Real Soon Now

SIG … Signature On File

SOHF … Sense of Humor Failure

SWALK … Sealed With A Loving Kiss

TY … Thank You

TIA … Thanks In Advance

TPTB … The Powers That Be

TTFN … Ta Ta For Now

WB … Welcome Back

WRT … With Respect To

WYSIWYG … What You See Is What You Get

YMMV … Your Mileage May Vary (you may not have the same luck I did)

YWIA … You’re Welcome In Advance

I really don’t know what is wrong with just typing words, but it looks like this is what’s "in" and it’s probably here to stay. So enuff of that 4 now. I’ve g2g, but I will brb as soon as I do another article. TTFN!

Karen is a published freelance writer who loves sharing stories about Christ in her life. She lives with her husband, Ken, and father-in-law, Ed, in the Pacific Northwest (Tacoma, Washington), in "God’s Country".
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