Internet Communication Shorthand/Abbreviations
Abbreviations have been used since the inception of email.  With the popularity of cell phone text messaging, abbreviated chat usage has expanded.  Included here are only some of the major abbreviations that you may see in emails or used in online chat.  If you don't understand an abbreviation or acronym used by someone, ask what it means.

Abbreviation Meaning
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AFAIK As far as I know
BBFN Bye bye for now
BCNU Be seeing you
BRB Be right back
BTW By the way
CU L8R See you later
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information
IAC In any case
ICBW I could be wrong
IMO In my opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion
IOW In other words
LOL Laugh(ing) out loud
OAS On another subject
RL Real life
ROTFL Roll(ing) on the floor laughing
RT Real time
TIA Thanks in advance
TTFN Ta Ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
TY or TYVM Thank you or Thank you very much
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
updated: 1-19-07