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A little research - forum abbreviations


philjohns

Senior Member
#1
Im doing a little research into abbreviations used on online forums for a project that Im doing and a document that Im writing.

What would you say are the most used abbreviations (lol, lmfao etc) on this forum?
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#2
lol - laughing out loud (and all variations of it: lmao, rofl, roflmao... and the more vulgar pmsl)
iirc - if I recall correctly
imo - in my opinion
imho - in my honest/humble opinion
wip - work in progress
(n)sfw - (not) safe for work
asap - as soon as possible

Also think of generic ones such as omg and wtf which aren't really specific to this forum/sector itself. But neither is lol or ASAP for that matter.

Might think of some other ones later on.
Oh and DF of course. How could I forget that one? :p
 
#6
tl;dr - Too Long, Didn't Read
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
BTW - By The Way
OMG - Oh My God/Gosh
OP - Original Poster
TOS - Terms Of Service
FUBAR - F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition.
HTH - Hope This Helps
TBH - To Be Honest
CBA - Can't Be Arsed
FYI - For Your Information
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#7
chrismitchell said:
I don't like to abbreviate on text messages.. weird really :)
I don't either, text's weren't really that big when I had my first mobile, then when they started getting more popular I had a smartphone with a qwerty keyboard so I just typed like I would on a pc sort of thing. Still do now :D
 

mrp2049

Senior Member
#8
Goreki said:
tl;dr - Too Long, Didn't Read
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
BTW - By The Way
OMG - Oh My God/Gosh
OP - Original Poster
TOS - Terms Of Service
FUBAR - F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition.
HTH - Hope This Helps
TBH - To Be Honest
CBA - Can't Be Arsed
FYI - For Your Information
I did not know half of these!

I'm with you Levi, unlimited text messages helps! You are less concerned with fitting as much into a message as possible!
 
#9
To be honest, I'm with you guys on not using abbreviations, I just pick them up from trying to dis-cypher txt's, emails, forum messages and so on. But what really grinds on me, is when people use alternatives like "yew" for "you". I don't get why people just can not type "you". IT'S THE SAME AMOUNT OF LETTERS!
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#10
Goreki said:
To be honest, I'm with you guys on not using abbreviations, I just pick them up from trying to dis-cypher txt's, emails, forum messages and so on. But what really grinds on me, is when people use alternatives like "yew" for "you". I don't get why people just can not type "you". IT'S THE SAME AMOUNT OF LETTERS!
Some people say u(r) instead of you(r) too. And others say 4 instead of for.