IRC Abbreviations

Version 1.1.0


Last revised by Wuher () on 2000-09-15

Originally written by Help WebTeam () on 2000-06-01

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Introduction

IRC can often seem like a cryptic world if you can't speak the language. Here are some common abbreviations people tend to use while on the net - especially on IRC. Please be aware that a large variety of languages are spoken on DALnet and using any abbreviated terms might confuse people who aren't fluent in English.

Contents

1 · Most Common

AFK

Away From Keyboard

BBL

Be Back Later

BRB

Be Right Back

JK (J/K)

Just Kidding

LOL

Laughing Out Loud

NP

No Problem

ROFL/ROTFL

Rolling On (The) Floor Laughing

WB

Welcome Back

2 · Often Used

ATM

At The Moment

BBIAF

Be Back In A Few

BTW

By The Way

C U L8R

S(C)ee Y(U)ou L8(ate)R

C Ya

S(C)ee Y(Ya)ou

EG

Evil Grin

IMO

In My Opinion

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion

IRL

In Real Life

l33t

Elite

LTNS

Long Time No See

OIC

OH I S(C)ee

3 · Rarely Seen

GMTA

Great Minds Think Alike

re

Repeat Hi

RL

Real Life

RTFM

Read The Flippin' Manual

TTFN

Ta-Ta For Now

4 · Conclusion

For more information on acronyms, you could try http://www.AcronymFinder.com or http://www.magicpub.com/netprimer/acronyms.html (note: this are not related to DALnet in any manner, we take no responsibility for the content provided on those pages)