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aLoveLinksPlus Guide To Chat Acronyms (Texting Codes)

Do you wonder what all those squiggly lines and abbreviated words and letter groupings mean? Don't worry, this list will help you out immensely. And if there is a shortcut word missing, please feel free to email us so we can add it to this list!

Guide To Chat & Mobile Phone Texting Shortcuts

These are some chat acronyms that you can use in place of complete sentences to speak with other users. A great tool to use to be known as "Internet savvy" when IM'ing, chat room surfing and using mIRC in it's various forms. Chat room acronyms are also known as keyboard shortcuts and texting speak, and are a fun and quick way to express yourself in chat rooms, instant messenger services and IM'ing and texting using your mobile phone.

NOTE: The shortcut is shown in CAPITAL LETTERS but it is better to type them in lower case letters unless you are YELLING  :-@

ADR
Address

AEAP
As early as possible

AFAIK
As far as I know

AKA
Also known as AFK

ALAP
As late as possible

Away from keyboard AIM
AOL Instant Messenger

ASAP
As soon as possible

A/S/L
ASL

Age/Sex/Location

ATB
All The Best

ATM
At The Moment

ATW
All the way

AWHFY
Are we having fun yet?

B
Back (or Be)

B4
Before

B4N
Bye For Now

BAK
Back at keyboard

BBL8R
Be Back Later

BBS
Be back soon

BC
Because

BCNU
Be seeing you

BF
Boy Friend

BFF
Best Friends Forever

BFN
By for now

BG
Big grin

BICBW
But I could be wrong

BIF
Basis in fact

BMG
Be my guest

BRB
Be right back

BTA
But then again

BTW
By the way

BY
Bye (or Goodbye)

CD9
Parents are around

CFN
Ciao for now

CID
Consider it done

CM
Call Me

CP
Sleepy

CU
See you

CUL
See you later

D8
Date

DOS
Dad over shoulder

DNR
Dinner

DYOH
Do your own homework

DQMOT
Don't quote me on this

EOM
End Of Message

F2F
Face to face

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

FST
Fast

FWIW
For what its worth

FYA
For your amusement

FYU
For your information

GF
Girl Friend

GL
Good luck

GMTA
Great minds think alike

GNOC
Get naked on cam

GR8
Great

GRA
Go right ahead

GR&R
Grinning, running, and ducking

G2G or GTG
Got to go

GT2GO
Got To Go

GUDLUK
Good Luck

GW
Good work

GYPO
Get your pants off

HAK
Hugs and kisses

HHOK
Ha ha only kidding

HHOS
Ha ha only serious

HIO
Hello

HMU
Hit me up (call me, join me)

HT
Hi there

HTH
Hope this helps

HWRU
How Are You?

IAC
In any case

IAE
In any event

IDK
I don't know

IGHT
I got high tonight

IIRC
If I recall correctly

ILY
ILU

I Love You

IM
Instant message

IMO
In my opinion

IMHO
In my humble (or honest) opinion

IMNSHO
In my not-so-humble opinion

IMAO
In my arrogant opinion

IMPOV
In my point of view

IMS
I am sorry

IOW
In other words

JIC
Just in case

JK
J/K
Just kidding

JTYLY
Just to let you know

K
Okay

KIS
Keep it simple

KISS
Keep it simple stupid

KPC
Keep(ing) parents clueless

L8R
Later

LMIRL
Let's meet in real life

LMFR
Let's meet for real

LOL
Laughing out loud

MOOS
Member of the opposite sex

MorF
Male or female

MOS
Mom over shoulder

MOSS
Member of the same sex

MOTD
Message of the day

MPFB
My personal fuck buddy

NALOPKT
Not a lot of people know this (or that)

NBD
No big deal

NBIF
No basis in fact

NE1
Anyone

N E Thing
Any Thing

NIFOC
Nude in front of computer

NMU
Not much, you?

NOC
Naked on cam

NOW
Naked on webcam

NP
No problem

NRN
No response necessary

OH
Off hand

OIC
Oh I see

OTOH
On the other hand

OTP
On the phone

P911
Parent alert

PAL
Parents are listening

PAW
Parents are watching

PIR
Parents in room

PMJI
Pardon my jumping in

PC
Politically Correct (or Personal Computer) OR: Private Chat

PI/PIC/unPC
Politically Incorrect

PLS
Please

PLZ
Please

POC
Point of contact

POS
Piece of shit (or Parents over shoulder)

POV
Point of view

PRON
Porn

Q2C
Quick to come (ask for date or comment about sex)

QT
Cutie (or Quiet Time)

RL
Real life

ROFL
Rolling on the floor laughing

ROTFL
Rolling on the floor laughing

RSN
Real soon now

RU OK
Are you okay?

RU/18
Are you over 18?

RUMOF
Are you male or female?

RUH
Are you horny?

S2R
Send to receive (exchange pictures)

SorG
Straight or gay

TAFN
That's all for now

TBA
To be announced

TBH
To be honest

TDTM
Talk dirty to me

THX
Thanks

TIA
Thanks in advance

TIC
Tongue in check

TTFN
Ta-ta for now

TTYL
Talk to you later

TYL
Talk to you later

WB
Welcome back

WFM
Works for me

WTF
What The FUKK

WTG
Way to go

WU
What's up?

WUF
Where are you from?

WYCM
Will you call me?

WYRN
What's your real name?

XINT
Excellent

YMMV
Your mileage may vary

YT
You there?

YW
You're welcome

ZERG
Gang up on someone

Zig
Cigarette

ZZZ
Bored / Boring


NOTE: the shortcuts below are made with the colon, semi-colon, parentheses, angle brackets and numbers. In this list the explanation is above the symbol shortcut.

Emergency
911

Smiling
:) 

Lots of smiles
:-)))))))

Smiling 
:-)

Smiling, with a nose
:.)

Shake my head
(SMH)

Small-skewed-button-nosed smiley
:->

Ironic / devious smile
:-(

Frowning
:-<

Very sad
>:-(

Upset or annoyed
:-D

Angry
>:-||

Laughing
:-o

Shouting / Shouting loudly
:-O

Puckering for a kiss
:-*

Your lips are sealed
:-x

You have a moustache
:-{

Big mouth (Talked too much)
:-()

Wink
;-)

High 5
^5

Wear / Wearing glasses
8-)

 Wear / Wearing cool shades
B-)

Wear / Wearing a toupee
{(:-)

I'm a chef / cook
C=:-)

I'm Santa Claus
*<:-)(

A (long stemmed) rose
@>--,---

Love (or hugs) & kisses
xxooxxoo

You are left-handed
(-:

You have been staring at a screen for hours
%-)

You are drunk
:*)
;-)~

You are a robot
[:]

You are a little girl
8:-)

You are a big girl
:-)-8

You are a vampire
:-[

You are a buck-toothed vampire
:-F

You are a buck-toothed vampire with one tooth missing
:-

You have just made a wry statement
:-7

You just ate something sour
:-*

You drool
:-ss

You have a cold
:-ss)

You are crying
:'-(

Yawning
l-o

Snoring
^o

Dead
X-(

You are so happy s/he is crying
:'-)

You are screaming
:-@

You wear braces
:-#

User has a broken nose
:^)

User is a little kid with propeller beenie
K:P

User is a drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft with a moustache and a double chin
C=}>;*{))

Glass is half full or half empty
\~/

Kitty Cat
(=^_^=)

Surprised
(*0*)
:-()




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