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Since the internet was originally based on ascii communication, and mostly the typed word, a number of typing shortcuts have become quite broadly used. A few of these, listed below, refer to specific emotions, as opposed to word shortcuts. For instance, if I wanted to end a statement with a grin, to show that I was being humorous, I'd end it like this <g>. Or if what I wrote was exceedingly funny, I'd be <ROFL>.
If you don't want to be perceived as a real newbie (a person new to the internet), use one or two of these judiciously in each message where appropriate. But try to avoid using them on your children's birthday cards, or you'll look like a real geek!
FWIW, these are just a few of the many available, and as more people get online, new ones are added daily. I've provided a brief form at the bottom of this list for you to provide additional acronyms. Thanks!
"IPO" stands for "initial public offering." When the news media report that a company is "going public," this means that company is making an initial public offering. This means that the company is offering its shares for sale to the public for the first time. An IPO is a way for a company to raise money for its growth and upcoming projects.
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/ipo-mean ... 24761.html
Below are some of the latest abbreviations added to this slang translator. Please use the search box or the A-Z index to find a specific slang word.
· DBA Don't Bother Asking
· QAP Quick As Possible
Quickly As Possible
· VBD Very Big Deal
· FHO Friends Hanging Out
· INCYDK In Case You Didn't Know
· 403 Deny Access To
· SNH Sarcasm Noted Here
· YSVW You're So Very Welcome
· L8TR Later
· GRX Gracias
· ULM You Love me
· YGTI You Get The Idea
· TLTR Too Long To Read
Computer and Internet acronyms
a.k.a. Internet acronyms, text message jargon, abbreviations, initialisms, cyberslang, leetspeak, SMS code, textese
With hundreds of millions of people texting regularly, it's no wonder you've seen this cryptic looking code! Commonly used wherever people get online -- including IMing, SMSing, cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, Web sites, games, newsgroup postings, in chat rooms, on blogs, or on social media -- these abbreviations are used by people around the world to communicate with each other. NetLingo is also tracking a global list of worldwide text terms and international online jargon!
Acronyms have always been an integral part of computer culture, and they have since spawned a new language on the Internet. Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a 'word' there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand.
The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.
- See more at: http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php#st ... bhIB6.dpuf
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