Terms/Abbreviations used for
Twitter, chat, text messaging and e-mail

Handheld text messaging has become very abbreviated to accomodate thumb typing.

A small sample see long list or sources below for many more.

Abbreviations | Emotions
A/S/L? Age/sex/location?
A3 Anyplace, anywhere, anytime
ADN Any day now
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AKA Also known as
ASAP As soon as possible
ATM At the moment
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
BAK Back at the keyboard
BBL Be back later
BBN Bye bye now
BBS Be back soon
BF Best Friend, Boyfriend
BFF Best Friends Forever
BFD Big f***ing deal
BFN Bye for Now
BG Big grin
BL Belly laughing
BOTEC Back-of-the-envelope calculation
BRB Be right back
BTA But then again...
BTDT Been there, done that
BTW Buy the way
BWTHDIK But what the heck do I know...?
CNP Continued in next post
CUL8R See you later
CUL See you later
CU See you
CYA Cover your ass
CYA See ya
CYL Catch You Later
DIKU Do I know you?
DL Dead link
DQMOT Don't Quote Me on This
DTRT Do the right thing
E2E end to end
EMSG E-mail message
EOM End of message (same as SIM or nt)
(See Subject line abbreviations in email etiquette)
EOT End of thread (meaning: end of discussion)
F2F Face to face
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FMTYEWTK Far more than you ever wanted to know
FUBAR F***ed up beyond all repair or recognition
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For Your Information
GA Go ahead
GAL Get a life
GGP Gotta go pee
G Grin
GIGO Garbage in, garbage out
GIWIST Gee, I wish I'd said that
GL Good luck
GMAB Give me a break
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GTSY Glad to see you
H&K Hug and kiss
HAGN Have a good night
HAND Have a nice day
HIG How's it going
HTH Hope That/This Helps
HT Hi there
IAC In any case
IAE In Any Event
IANAL I am not a lawyer (but)
IAW I agree with or In accordance with
IC I see
IGP I gotta pee
IHA I hate acronyms
IHU I hear you
ILU or ILY I love you
IMCO In My Considered Opinion
IMHO In my humble (or honest) opinion
IM Immediate message
IMO In My Opinion
IMS I am sorry
IOW In Other Words
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRL In real life (that is, when not chatting)
ISO In search of
ISRN I'll Stop Rambling Now
ITA I totally agree
ITD In the Dark
IYSWIM If you see what I mean
JBOD Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of independent disks, etc.)
JFTR Just for the Record
JIC Just in case
JK or j/k Just kidding
JMHO Just my humble opinion
JMO Just my opinion
JTLYK Just to let you know
k ok
KISS Keep it simple stupid
KIT Keep in touch
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KOTL Kiss on the lips
KWIM? Know what I mean?
L8R Later
LD Later, dude
LDR Long-distance relationship
LHO Laughing head off
LLTA Lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMAFO Laughing my f**king a** off
LMAO Laughing my a** off
LMK Let Me Know
LMSO Laughing my socks off
LOL Laugh out loud
LRF Little Rubber Feet (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment)
LSHMBH Laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTM Laugh to myself
LTNS Long time no see
LTR Long-term relationship
LULAB Love you like a brother
LULAS Love you like a sister
LUWAMH Love you with all my heart
LY, LY2 Love you, love you too
LY4E Love ya forever
LY Love ya
MIL Mother-in-Law
MOSS Member of the same sex
MOTOS Member of the opposite sex
MTF More to follow
MUSM Miss you so much
MorF Male or female
NADT Not a darn thing
NFG No f*****g good
NFW No feasible way or no f*****g way
NIFOC Naked in front of computer
NP or N/P No problem
NT or N/T No text (same as SIM or EOM)
See (See Subject line abbreviations in email etiquette)
Can mean "Nice try" OR "No Tears"
NRN No Reply Necessary
OIC Oh, I see
OLL Online love
OL Out of Luck
OMG Oh my God
OTF Off the floor
OTOH On the Other Hand
OT Off Topic
OTTOMH Off the top of my head
PANS Pretty awesome new stuff (as opposed to "POTS")
PAW Parents are watching
PCMCIA People can't master computer industry acronyms
PDA Public display of affection
PEBCAK Problem exists between chair and keyboard
PIBKAC Problem is between keyboard and chair
PITA Pain in the ass
PMFJIB Pardon me for jumping in but...
PM Private message
POAHF Put on a happy face
POTS Plain old telephone service
PU That stinks!
QT Cutie
RDFC Running, Ducking For Cover!
RL Real life (that is, when not chatting)
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing (or ROTFL)
ROFLWTIMY Rolling on the floor laughing with tears in my eyes
ROR Raffing out roud (Engrish for "laughing out loud")
ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
ROTFLMAOWPIMP Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off while peeing in my pants
ROTFLMBO Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RPG Role-playing games
RSN Real Soon now
RTFM Read the f***ing manual
RTM Read The Manual
RT Real time
RYO Roll your own (write your own program; derived from cigarettes rolled yourself with tobacco and paper)
S4L Spam for life (what you may get when you become someone's customer or client)
SAHM Stay at home mom
SEG S***-eating grin
SETE Smiling ear to ear
SF Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)
SHCOON Shoot hot coffee out of nose
SHID Slaps head in disgust
sig signature below your post
SIL Son In Law, Sister In Law
SIM Subject is message (same as EOM or nt) See (See Subject line abbreviations in email etiquette)
SITD Still In The Dark
SNAFU Situation normal, all f***ed up
SOL Smilling out loud or sh*t out of luck
SOMY Sick of me yet?
SO Significant Other
SOTMG Short on time must go
SOT Short on time
STFU Shut the f**k up
STFW Search the f*****g Web
STW Search the Web
SUAKM Shut up and kiss me
SUP What's up
SU Shut up
SWAG Stupid wild-a** guess
SWAK Sealed with a kiss
SWL Screaming with laughter
SYS See you soon
S^ S'up - what's up
TAFN That's all for now
TANSTAAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TA Thanks again
TB4U Too bad for you
TCOY Take care of yourself
TEOTWAWKI The end of the world as we know it
TFH Thread from hell (a discussion that just won't die and is often irrelevant to the purpose of the forum or group)
TGIF Thank God it's Friday
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIA Thanks in advance (used if you post a question and are expecting a helpful reply)
TIFN That's It For Now
TILII Tell it like it is
TLA Three-letter acronym
TLK2UL8R Talk to you later
TMI Too much information
TNT Till next time
TOPCA Til our paths cross again (early Celtic chat term)
TOY Thinking of you
TPTB The powers that be
TTFN Ta Ta for Now
TTT Thought that, too (when someone types in what you were about to type)
TTYL Talk To You Later
TTYS Talk To You Soon
TU Thank you
TY Thank You
TYVM Thank you very much
UAF Until further notice
UAPITA You're a pain in the ass
UW You're welcome
VBG Very big grin
VBSEG Very big s***-eating grin
WAG Wild a** guess
WAYD What are you doing
WBS Write back soon
WB Welcome back
WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge?
WEG Wicked evil grin
WFM Works for me
WIBNI Wouldn't it be nice if
WT? What/who the ?
WTFO What the F***! Over!
WTF What the F***!
WTGP? Want to go private?
WTG Way to go!
WU? What's up?
WUF? Where are you from?
WYSITWIRL What you see is TOTALLY WORTHLESS IN REAL LIFE!
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
XOHugs and Kisses
YBS You'll be sorry
YGBSM You gotta be s***tin' me!
YMMV Your mileage may vary.
YW You're Welcome
::POOF:: Goodbye (leaving the room)

See:
Emoticons here
Text Messaging and Online Chat Abbreviations - Webopedia
Texting Abbreviations | YourDictionary.com

Sources:
What is Twitter, chat and text messaging abbreviations? - Definition from Whatis.com
2,998 Email Acronyms and Email Abbreviations at all-acronyms.com
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last updated 9 Mar 2011