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Offline donjuan

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Internet language
« on: May 22, 2004, 08:02:42 AM »
Except for this forum, I dont really spend too much time on the internet...as a result, sometimes on the forum I read some internet acronym, and dont know what it means.  Let's make a thread- like a list of internet slang, so poor saps like me dont get confused..

Ok, Ill get us started:

lol: laugh out loud
roflaf: rolling on floor laughing ass off
what: what the ____
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ok, that's all I know... I know there more, lets hear them!
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #1 on: May 22, 2004, 11:48:38 AM »
I didn't know the FWIW for a long time.  It's the acronym for "for what it's worth".  Lame in internet lingo, lame in actual verbal usage. :P

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #2 on: May 22, 2004, 06:11:34 PM »
jk: Just Kidding
g2g or gtg: Gotta go
bb: Bye-Bye
1337: "Elite" [Thank goodness no one posts in 1337 here]


And the most annoying one of all...

LYKE OMG LOL!

[Like, oh, my, god, laugh out loud!]
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #3 on: May 22, 2004, 07:34:00 PM »
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jk: Just Kidding
g2g or gtg: Gotta go
bb: Bye-Bye
1337: "Elite" [Thank goodness no one posts in 1337 here]


I'm l33t lol!!!!!!!!!


cul8tr : see you later
imho : in my honest opinion
ditto : same as last post
btw : by the way

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #4 on: May 22, 2004, 10:57:44 PM »
ttyl = talk to you later

cul8r = see you later

j/k = just kidding

g/n = good night

4 = for

2 = to

l8r(z) = later(z)


and there're more...

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #5 on: May 23, 2004, 09:43:03 AM »
b4n=bye for now
btdt=been there done that
bsg=big silly grin
IOW=in other words
FYI=for your information
IRL=in real life
OIC=Oh, I see
TTFN=ta ta for now
TY=thank you
WB=welcome back
WYSIWYG=what you see is what you get
XXOOXX=hugs and kisses
BBIAB=be back in a bit
BOX=Computer
CYA=see ya
DCC=start a chat or send file
EOM=end of message
ERR=growl or getting mad
lagged,lagg=long delay betwenn sending and receiving data
Newbee=new user
Nick=name used by people on the internet
NUKE="denial of Service Attack" that will crash your computer, forcing you to reboot
OEM=origiinal equipment manufacturer
PIC=picture
PM=private message
PPL=people
what=Potty mouth
ZZZZZZZZ-sleeping,bored
24/7=avail or open 24 hrs 7 days a week
AFACT=as far as I can tell
AFAIK=as far as I know
AFK=away from keyboard
KISS=keep it simple stupid
IT=information technology
IRC=internet relay chat
IPO=initial public offering
IOW=in other words
ASK=Current price A Stock May be readily bought for
Bagger=how many times a stock has multiplied since the purchase
BB=Bulletin Board
NYSE=New York Stock Exchange
OT-Off topic
P&D=Pump and Dump
NQB=National Quotations Bureau
MOMO-Momentum stock
MM=Market maker
BW-Buisness Wire
Bullish=Looking for stock or the markets to go higher
Bull=A person who thinks a stop or markets are going higher
Bearish=Looking for a stock or market to go lower.
Bear=a person who thinks a stock may go lower
BBIAM=Be Back in A Minute
DD=Due Diligence
DT=Down tick in the price of a stock
DH=day high
DL=day lowDYODD=do your own due diligence
E2EG=ear to ear grin
EG=evil grin
EOD=end of day
EOM=end of message or end of month
FAQ=frequently asked questions
Fire=Stock that is hot, rising fast
Front Runners=people own the stock then promote it while selling
FS=forward Split
FWIW=for what its worth
GAL=get a life
Gapper=Stock moving from its previous closing price
PDJ=pesky day job
Pink Sheet=stocks quoted by the NQB
POINT=dollar or stick
PPS=price per share
PRN=PRNewswire
Reloading=to by again
SCALP=A quick trade for an 1/16 or more
SI=Silicon Investor
SNRK=Under breath laugh
SOES small order execution system
Spread=difference between the offer and the bid
GMTA=great minds think alike
GUI=Graphical User Interface
Head Fake=Stock Price hading up or down contrary to ones opinion
HTH=hope this helps
Tank=Stock that is falling

...and just think of all the different smiley faces!

S :)

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #6 on: May 23, 2004, 09:51:28 AM »
ok, do you have a list at home, or something?  Im so glad people of this forum speak more english than internet language.

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #7 on: May 23, 2004, 10:00:49 AM »
I forgot the most important one of all....

IIDGOOTFMBIGTFM!!!= If I don't get out of this forum my boss is going to fire me!!!
hahaha ;D ;D ;D

no I don't have a list, I am at work right now and these are from a list of terms frequently used by traders in the stock market....hey I bet musically, there would be a whole different goup like,
p=soft
f=loud
>=accent, etc..  Might be fun to see how many "musically themed" we could come up with, however to be perfectly honest I prefer just using
good ol' regular English, even if it means typing alittle
longer. I'm not one of those computer wiz's anyway, if I can plug one in, I'm having a good day! ;)

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #8 on: May 23, 2004, 03:37:38 PM »
in my honest opinion
for what it's worth

Does anyone else think that even in actual conversation, these phrases are completely useless?  And they make the person who says them seem really stupid, like they couldn't form words together on their own so they rely on simple cliched phrases.  I'm glad I live in a place that is rather quick to the point.

For what it's worth, I don't speak like that.  In my honest opinion, people who use these phrases are idiots.

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #9 on: May 23, 2004, 11:23:43 PM »
BTW, AFAIK IMHO stands for 'in my humble opinion'. Also, IMO = 'in my opinion'
;D
DDN 8)

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #10 on: May 24, 2004, 04:00:44 AM »
For stupid annoying questions mainly regarding comp stuff:

RTFM (read the f***ing manual) or press F1  ;D

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #11 on: May 24, 2004, 07:58:04 AM »
IIRC == If I remember correctly.

PMG I R TEH 1337.  I 4M TEH H4XX0R! == Oh my God I am the elite.  I am the hacker.

PNWD == Owned

gg == good game
You can't spell "Bach" without "ach"
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #12 on: May 25, 2004, 01:40:47 AM »
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IIRC == If I remember correctly.

PMG I R TEH 1337.  I 4M TEH H4XX0R! == Oh my God I am the elite.  I am the hacker.

PNWD == Owned


Also [in case any of us ever stumble into a hacker chat]:

p|-|34|2  /\/\Y 1337/\/355!!!!1!1!!! /\/\Y /\/\4C pwnz U|2 P33C33!

Fear my elite-ness! My macintosh computer owns your PC.
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #13 on: May 26, 2004, 01:54:09 PM »
How do you know hacker talk?  And how is it supposed to be read?

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #14 on: May 26, 2004, 09:34:12 PM »
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Also [in case any of us ever stumble into a hacker chat]:

p|-|34|2  /\/\Y 1337/\/355!!!!1!1!!! /\/\Y /\/\4C pwnz U|2 P33C33!

Fear my elite-ness! My macintosh computer owns your PC.


Replace f with ph
letters with numbers eg.  A=4 d00dz
Make up consonants with slashes etc. eg .  m= /\/\ N=|\|

Add z at end of words instead of s

Most teenagers know it

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #15 on: May 26, 2004, 10:00:44 PM »
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Most teenagers know it


Actually, the normal teenagers-the ones who listen to bad pop, don't like school but still get good grades, go shopping at AF and AE (bleaurgh), etc-have no idea what 1337 is. Actually, most "popular" (referring to the ditzy, overexposing girls and jock-like boys) kids have no idea what 1337 is besides it being a number.

People who do know it are either very internet-comfy, usually playing strategy card games, doing HTML, intellegent (sp), instrument playing, non-athletic, etc..
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #16 on: May 27, 2004, 01:16:15 AM »
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Actually, the normal teenagers-the ones who listen to bad pop, don't like school but still get good grades, go shopping at AF and AE (bleaurgh), etc-have no idea what 1337 is. Actually, most "popular" (referring to the ditzy, overexposing girls and jock-like boys) kids have no idea what 1337 is besides it being a number.

People who do know it are either very internet-comfy, usually playing strategy card games, doing HTML, intellegent (sp), instrument playing, non-athletic, etc..

Ive been reading your past few posts, Squinchy, and you seem very cynical about everything involving other people.  You like to catagorize people into groups- these are the dumb skateboarders, these are the captains of the the chess team, etc..

Frankly, I agree with you and everything you have said so far! ;D (smug smile)
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #17 on: May 28, 2004, 05:02:29 AM »
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Ive been reading your past few posts, Squinchy, and you seem very cynical about everything involving other people.  You like to catagorize people into groups- these are the dumb skateboarders, these are the captains of the the chess team, etc..

Frankly, I agree with you and everything you have said so far! ;D (smug smile)
donjuan


If there is a physical state that is a hybrid of "coldsweatypalms" and "warmfuzzychills," I have just felt it.

What does cynical mean, anyway? Reading about Greek philosophers didn't help me understand much..I associate it with sarcasm, but I don't think that's right.

One reason I might be so "cynical" about things involving other people is that other people don't think I'm a person-they think I'm a robot who has no feelings, is incapable of laughing, and has infinite ability to chug facts, help others study, be musical, bubble in stuff and get a 1470, et cetera.

..but back on topic (and enough depressing stuff about me..)..

Some people use "tyvm" or "tym" to say "thank you very much" or "thank you muchly."
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #18 on: May 28, 2004, 05:24:44 AM »
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If there is a physical state that is a hybrid of "coldsweatypalms" and "warmfuzzychills," I have just felt it.

What does cynical mean, anyway? Reading about Greek philosophers didn't help me understand much..I associate it with sarcasm, but I don't think that's right.

One reason I might be so "cynical" about things involving other people is that other people don't think I'm a person-they think I'm a robot who has no feelings, is incapable of laughing, and has infinite ability to chug facts, help others study, be musical, bubble in stuff and get a 1470, et cetera.

..but back on topic (and enough depressing stuff about me..)..

Some people use "tyvm" or "tym" to say "thank you very much" or "thank you muchly."

Yes, that's the stuff!!! I love it.  Very cynical!! ;D

To be cynical is to have a disposition in life where you dont trust anyone, even yourself, and believe everything we see is fake.  A cynic will be very sarcastic and is usually very difficult to get along with.  You dont understand the people surrounding you, and as a result, you develop ideas about them that make you resent them more and more everyday..

Im just like you.  I believe people in general are very stupid.  Policticians are, in general, very VERY stupid.  The only reason why people would vote for them is if they can relate to them.  I dont know where you live...U.S.?  I believe George Bush is a redneck who does a fine job of symbolizing every redneck in the US.
(good thing this is the internet, or I would have angry rednecks chasing me with garden hoses.. ;))
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #19 on: May 29, 2004, 03:24:27 AM »
ASETEWIFPAIEACIC: A Satisfactory Endeavor That, Even With Its Faults, Proved Ample In Entertainment and Commendable In Challenge

That one will replace Good Game (gg)

CAWG:  Cackling Aloud With Gusto

This one will replace lol.
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #20 on: May 29, 2004, 07:16:32 AM »
GBU=God Bless You
HB=Hurry Back (said after someone else says 'BRB' ('Be Right Back)
ROFL=Rolling On the Floor Laughing


and my all time favorite.....

ROFLSHTPICOMN=Rolling on the Floor Laughing So Hard that Pop Is Coming Out My Nose

ewwwwwwww
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #21 on: October 19, 2005, 08:26:28 AM »
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz=sleep. :-\

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #22 on: October 19, 2005, 01:01:43 PM »
AFACT=as far as I can tell

Shouldn't it be AFAICT???

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Re: Internet language
«Reply #23 on: October 19, 2005, 03:25:47 PM »
Acronyms can be shortened.

and if anyone is interested, for those who use scanners/digital cameras and the like you might encounter TWAIN.

Technology Without A Interesting Name

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Re: Internet language
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Re: Internet language
«Reply #25 on: October 19, 2005, 04:31:11 PM »
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OU812? 
    "Oh you ate one too?", reference Van Halen for "You're stoned too?" druggie slang.

hahahahahahahaha man  8)
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