BTW and other Acronyms. What do they all mean?

BTW = by the way.

I’m new to this message board and have come across many acronyms in the messages. Some I know, some I do not. I’m sure there are a few others like me who are not familiar with them all.

How about a list of the one’s you know and use? Thanks.

wtf = What the F***
ty = Thank you
ttyl = Talk to ya Later
ttys = Talk to ya Soon
wb = welcome back
lol = laughing out loud
rofl = rolling on floor laughing
roflmao = rolling on floor laughing my ass off

These are a few I use, I dont want to hog all of them.


IIRC - If I recall correctly
IRL - In real life
IMO - in my opinion
IMVOHFO - in my very own humble f**king opinion (sorry, couldn’t resist) :wink:

Just plug “TLA” or “emoticon” into your search engine, and you’ll come up with lots of links showing you all sorts of emoticons and TLA’s (three-letter abbreviations, although, some are longer).


ncto = now cut that out

We are, each of us angels with only one wing;
and we can only fly by
embracing one another

Here’s a link to a thread in the “About this Message Board” forum.

Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Did anyone interpret my thingie?

Am i the only one that always thought “ttys” was just a rude typo?

Interpreting that could be a thread of its own, Orangecakes.

Well, shut my mouth. It’s also illegal to put squirrels down your pants for the purposes of gambling.

OK, I think the part before the comma was God I Don’t Really Know What To Say.

I think the part after the comma means For Often Felchers Yak.

OK, I have no idea what the part after the comma means.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

Seale, Right,except the first word was Gee. fofy is find out for yourself! st!

For often felchers. . . FOCLMAO!*

  • Falling off chair laughing my ass off.
    – Sylence

And now, for my next trick, I will talk in spooky half-references.

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Your Official Cat Goddess since 10/20/99.

I’m still trying to figure out YMMV, though?

“Yak Milk Makes Vitamins”?

“You Make Me Vomit”?

“Yodel Me Many Verses”?

The proper designation for TLA’s that are longer than three letters is ETLA, or Extended Three Letter Acronym.

See also:

ALPOA: Another Long Pointlessly Obscure Acronym.

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Your Mileage May Vary

I kind of like, “You Make Me Vomit.” Who do we talk to about getting it changed?

Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

This thread has been useful – I’ve had trouble with some of the ABBREVIATIONS too. BTW, as a writer and editor, I feel compelled to point out that most of these are not acronyms. An acronym can be (and usually is) used as a word - e.g., KISS (keep it simple stupid). When you say BTW, you say B-T-W.