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Common Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations

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===AFAIK=== As Far As I Know

===ASDF=== A nonsense filler word used as a subject for posts. Apparently the first letters you learn to type on a Qwerty keyboard. For the very keen, try (DemFromCT, skiddie)

===FUD=== Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. Disinformation used as a competitive weapon.

===IANAL=== I am not a lawyer. Can be extended to any area of expertise, i.e. IANAD (I am not a Deaniac) usually appended with a large BUT, before someone gives you their views on an area that is out side of their area of expertise.

===IIRC=== If I recall correctly. This is often not capitalized, and it means that the fact given beforehand is a recollection from a while back and that the author is unsure of its factual accuracy. Not to be confused with IRC, a chat program.

===IMHO=== In my [humble/honest] opinion

===JK=== Just Kidding. Previous comment was in jest.

===LOL=== Laugh out loud

===n/t=== No text

===OT=== Off topic

===OTOH=== On the other hand

===ROTFLMAO=== Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off. It is possible to omit some of the letters and still be intelligible - witness LMAO or ROFL.

===RTFA=== Read The f___ing Article.

===YMMV=== Your Mileage May Vary. From car ads that advertize gas mileage but included this qualifier. Usually following a personal anecdote that might not hold for all cases. (pyrrho)

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This page was last modified 20:17, 16 June 2006 by Chad Lupkes. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Bgod and Centerfielder. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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