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GQ-05: WTF does WTF mean?


As a non English speaker many times it is really difficult to understand some of the acronyms which are commonly used in Internet texts. Here is a list of the most used ones to help those of us who many times are wondering "wtf does wtf mean?".


Just use your browser's search tool on this page for fast finding the acronym you are looking for.


HTH ;)

  • AFAICR: as far as I can recall
    AFAICT: as far as I can tell
    AFAIK: as far as I know
    AFAIR: as far as I recall
    AFK: away from keyboard
    AIUI: as I understand it
    AKA: also known as
    ASAP: as soon as possible
    AWOL: absent without official leave
    AYBABTU: all your base are belong to us
    BBL: [i'll] be back later
    BBS: be back soon
    BBT: be back tomorrow
    BFD: big ****ing deal
    BIAB: back in a bit
    BIAF: back in a few
    BIALW: back in a little while
    BIAS: back in a second
    BIAW: back in a while
    BOFH: bastard operator from hell
    BOHICA: bend over here it comes again
    BRB: [i'll] be right back
    BTDT: been there, done that
    BTTH: butt to the head
    BTW: by the way
    CMIIW: correct me if I'm wrong
    CNP: continued [in my] next post
    CYA: see you around
    DNDK: don't know, don't care
    DTRT: do the right thing
    DTWT: do the wrong thing
    DWIM: do what I mean
    EG: evil grin
    EMSG: email message
    ETLA: extended three letter acronym
    EWAG: experienced wild-ass guess
    FAQ: frequently asked question
    FIIK: ****[ed] if I know
    FIIR: ****[ed] if I remember
    FOAD: fall over and die
    FSDO: for some definition of
    FSVO: for some value of
    FUBAR: ****ed up beyond all recognition
    FUD: fear, uncertainty and doubt
    FWIW: for what it's worth
    FYI: for your information
    G: grin
    GMTA: great minds think alike
    HAND: have a nice day
    HHIS: hanging head in shame
    HTH: hope this helps
    IANAL: I am not a lawyer
    IHAFC: I haven't a ****ing clue
    IHNFC: I have no ****ing clue
    IIANM: if I am not mistaken
    IIRC: if I recall correctly
    IMCO: in my considered opinion
    IMHO: in my humble opinion
    IMNSHO: in my not so humble opinion
    IMO: in my opinion
    IOW: in other words
    IRL: in real life
    ISTM: it seems to me
    ISTR: I seem to recall
    ITYM: I think you mean
    JIC: just in case
    JK: just kidding
    JMO: just my opinion
    JTLYK: just to let you know
    KISS: keep it simple, stupid
    KITA: kick in the ass
    KNF: kernel normal form
    L8R: later
    LART: luser attitude readjustment tool (ie, hammer)
    LJBF: let's just be friends
    LMSO: laughing my socks off
    LOL: laughing out loud
    LTNS: long time no see
    MOTAS: member of the appropriate sex
    MOTOS: member of the opposite sex
    MOTSS: member of the same sex
    MTF: more to follow
    MYOB: mind your own business
    NBD: no big deal
    NFC: no ****ing clue
    NFI: no ****ing idea
    NFW: no ****ing way
    NIH: not invented here
    NP: no problem
    NRFPT: not ready for prime time
    NRN: no reply necessary
    OIC: oh, I see
    OTL: out to lunch
    OTOH: on the other hand
    OTTOMH: off the top of my head
    PFY: pimply faced youth
    PITA: pain in the ass
    PNG: persona non grata
    POC: point of contact
    POLA: principle of least astonishment
    PPL: pretty please
    QED: quod erat demonstrandum
    RFC: request for comments
    RL: real life
    RLC: rod length check
    ROTFL: rolling on the floor laughing
    RP: responsible person
    RSN: real soon now
    RTFB: read the fine/****ing book
    RTFM: read the fine/****ing manual
    RTFMP: read the fine/****ing man page
    RTFS: read the fine/****ing source
    SCNR: sorry, could not resist
    SEP: someone else's problem
    SFA: sweet **** all
    SHID: slaps head in disgust
    SMLSFB: so many losers, so few bullets
    SMOP: simple matter of programming
    SNAFU: situation normal, all ****ed up
    SNERT: snot-nosed egotistical rude teenager
    SO: significant other
    SOB: son of [a] bitch
    SOL: shit out [of] luck
    SUS: stupid user syndrome
    SWAG: silly, wild-assed guess
    SWAHBI: silly, wild-assed hare-brained idea
    TANSTAAFL: there ain't no such thing as a free lunch
    TBD: to be {decided,determined,done}
    TIA: thanks in advance
    TLA: three letter acronym
    TMA: too many abbreviations
    TMI: too much information
    TTFN: ta ta for now
    TTYL: talk to you later
    TYVM: thank you very much
    UTSL: use the source, Luke
    VEG: very evil grin
    WAG: wild-ass guess
    WIBNI: wouldn't it be nice if
    WOFTAM: waste of ****ing time and money
    WOMBAT: waste of money, brain, and time
    WTF: {what,where,who,why} the ****
    WTH: {what,where,who,why} the hell
    WYSIWYG: what you see is what you get
    YKWIM: you know what I mean
    YMMV: your mileage may vary


NetBSD's acronyms DB


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