Friday, 13 April 2012


Definition of cyber language or 'internet slang' from this link

refers to a variety of everyday languages used by different communities on the Internet. It is difficult to provide a standardized definition of Internet slang due to the constant changes made to its nature.[1] However, it can be understood to be a type of slang that Internet users have popularized, and in many cases, have coined. Such terms often originate with the purpose of saving keystrokes. Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites. 

Definition from the slides

  • is a language of the Net
  • a term, not yet recorded in traditional dictionaries, is encountered by majority of people daily in media and regularly in workplace.
Videos of cyber language

Abbreviations Used In Email and Posts
Abbreviations are usually typed in all capital letters, but may be typed in lower case in a hurry or when using the Shift or Caps Lock key is difficult for the typist.

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AAMOFas a matter of fact
ADNany day now
AFAIAas far as I'm aware
AFAICas far as I'm concerned
AFAIKas far as I know
AFKaway from keyboard
ASAPas soon as possible
ATSLalong the same line
ASanother subject
BAKback at keyboard
BBDbasically brain dead
BBLbe back later
BCNUbe seeing you
BFNbye for now
BRBbe right back (when momentarily leaving a chat )
BTTback to topic (on email lists, message boards) back to top (to keep subject from ageing off a message board, a use rather frowned upon)
BTWby the way
CUsee you (as in "CU 2morrow!")
CULsee you later (or CUL8R)
DEBdon't even bother
DGTdon't go there
DHdear heart (or husband)
DIIKdamned if I know
EM(F)BIexcuse me (for) butting in
EOMEnd of Message
FUBARfouled up beyond all recognition
FWIWfor what it's worth
FYATHYRIOhaving to do with a self-directed, physically impossible action, and a horse
<g>grinning; grin. The comments preceeding or following <g> are meant humorously or to be taken with a grain of salt.
GD&R, <gdr>grinning, ducking and running
GIWISTgee, I wish I'd said that
GMTAgreat minds think alike
HTHhope this helps!
ICI see
IIRCif I recall correctly
ITSFWIif the shoe fits, wear it
IMOin my opinion
IMCOin my considered opinion
IMHOin my humble opinion
IMNSHOin my not so humble opinion
IOWin other words
in real life (as opposed to your online life!)
JKjust kidding
JPjust playing
KHYFknow how you feel
KWIMknow what I mean?
LAB&TYDlife's a bitch & then you die
LTNTlong time, no type
LOLlaughing out loud
NBDno big deal
NOYLnot on your life
NP, npno problem
NTYMInow that you mention it
OICoh, I see!
OOTQout of the question
OToff topic
OTOHon the other hand
OTTOMHoff the top of my head
PITApain in the nether regions
PTB(the) powers that be
POVpoint of view
RABNCread and acknowledged, but no comment
RSNreal soon now
RO(T)FLrolling on (the) floor, laughing
ROFLMAOrolling on floor, laughing my --- off
ROTFLOLSTCrolling on the floor, laughing out loud - scared the cat!
RTFMread the flippin' manual
SEPsomeone else's problem
SNAFUsituation normal, all fouled up
STFUshut the **** up
SOsignificant other
SOWspeaking of which
TANJthere ain't no justice
TANSTASQthere ain't no such thing as a stupid question
TCGOFEthis could go on for ever!
TEOTWAWKIthe end of the world as we know it
TFTHAOTthanks for the help ahead of time
TIAthanks in advance
TOBALthere oughta be a law
TOBGthis oughta be good
TPTBthe powers that be
TTBOMKto the best of my knowledge
TTFNta-ta for now!
TTULtalk to you later
TYVMthank you very much
WBwelcome back!
WRTwith regards to
WYSIWYGwhat you see is what you get
WTGway to go!
YGLTyou're gonna love this
YMMVyour mileage may vary (= your experience may differ)

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