Chat Abbreviations
CONTRIBUTOR: Shahjahan Alhassan - 14th July 2002

Using chat or mobile messaging can be painfully slow, so speed up your skills by using the following abbreviations to get your messages across. Try some of them out in our chat room.

Abbreviation Meaning
:-O HBTU O-: Happy birthday to you (singing)
2BCTND To be continued
2D4 To die for
2G4U Too good for you
2L8 Too late
4E Forever
4YEO For your eyes only
A/S/L? Age/Sex/Location?
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AKA Also known as
ASAP As soon as possible
ATST At the same time
ATW At the weekend
AWHFY Are we having fun yet
B4 Before
BBFN Bye bye for now
BBL Be back later
BCNU Be seein' you
BFN Bye for now
BOHICA Bend over here it comes again
BRB Be right back
BRT Be right there
BTW By the way
CID Consider it done
CM Call me
CU See you
CUL or CUL8R See you later
CWUL Chat with you later
CYA See ya
DK Don't know
DUR? Do you remember?
E2EG Ear to ear grin
EOD End of discussion
F? Friends?
F2F Face to face
FB Furrowed Brow
FO F**k off
FOTCL Falling off the chair laughing
FUBAR F****d up beyond all recognition
FWIW For what it's worth
FYA For your amusement
FYI For your information
GDM8 G'day mate
GMTA Great minds think alike
GR8 Great
GSOH Good sense of humour
H2CUS Hope to see you soon
HAK Hugs and kisses
HTH Hope this helps
IAE In any event
IC I see
IDK I don't know
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMI I mean it
IOW In other words
IOU I owe you
IYSWIM If you see what I mean
J4F Just for fun
KC Keep cool
KHUF Know how you feel
L8R Later
LMAO Laughing my ass off
LOL Laughing out loud
M or F? Male or female?
M8 Mate
MC Merry Christmas
MTFBWU May the force be with u
MYOB Mind your own business
NA No access
NC No comment
NFW No f*****g way
NRN No reply necessary
NW No way
NWO No way out
O4U Only for you
OIC Oh, I see
OTOH On the other hand
PBT Pay back time
RIP Rest in peace
RTM Read the manual
RUOK Are you ok?
SC Stay cool
SOL Sooner or later
T+ Think positive
T2UL or TTUL Talk to you later
TA4N That's all for now
TAFN That's all for now
THKS or THX or TX Thanks
TT4N or TTFN Ta ta for now
TUVM Thank you very much
TY Thank you
W4U Waiting for you
WUWH Wish you were here
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
Y! Typical man!
YL Young lady
YM Young man
X! Typical woman!