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Internet Acronyms Quiz

Below you will see several chat and internet acronyms. Guess what they stand for.
Last updated: September 04, 2018
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Acronym
Phrase
TTYL
Talk to You Later
LOL
Laughing Out Loud
IMHO
In My Humble Opinion
FWIW
For What It's Worth
FYI
For Your Information
TMI
Too Much Information
BTW
By The Way
AFAIK
As Far as I Know
IM
Instant Message
BFF
Best Friends Forever
J/K
Just Kidding
PHAT
Pretty Hot and Tempting
Acronym
Phrase
EOM
End of Message
OTOH
On the Other Hand
WYSIWYG
What You See is What You Get
BBW
Big Beautiful Woman
IDK
I Don't Know
BRB
Be Right Back
GTG
Got to Go
IRL
In Real Life
ROFL
Rolling on Floor, Laughing
ASL
Age, Sex, Location
FTW
For the Win
AFK
Away from Keyboard
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level ∞
Oct 11, 2011
Updated and expanded!
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level 65
Jan 1, 2018
Update again to ensure that I get zero.
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level 33
Oct 16, 2011
I'd rather type this stuff out! It's like learning another language.
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level 35
Oct 16, 2011
Shouldn't 'Instant Messenger' also be accepted for IM?
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level 49
Jan 15, 2015
originally it meant internet messager lol
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level 33
Oct 16, 2011
You should accept "Pretty Hott and Tempting"
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level 62
Apr 1, 2014
No, because "hott" is incorrect spelling.
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level 33
Oct 16, 2011
Also for BBW - Big Bold Women
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level 23
Feb 16, 2012
lol
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level 40
Feb 17, 2012
Can't believe I missed ASL.
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level 7
Aug 2, 2012
You could add "roll on the floor laughing" as a synonym for ROFL
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level 56
Nov 24, 2014
Agree. That's the only reason I missed it.
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level 44
Jan 18, 2015
i typed the same!!!
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level 29
Aug 28, 2012
I thought ASL was American Sign Language...:P
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level 27
Nov 22, 2014
I can't be the only one who tried Above Sea Level!
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level 44
Jan 18, 2015
I tried above sea level too idrewsomefishes!!!!!!!!!!
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level 5
Sep 18, 2012
A funny story... Friend: What does IDK mean? Me: I don't know. Friend: You don't know either? Hmmm. hahahahaha!
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level 50
Jul 21, 2014
Both of these actually happened, BTW. Even better... Mom says What does IDK, LY, and TTYL mean/ Kid: I don't know, love you, talk to you later. Mom: Okay, I'll ask your sister. Or there was a lady who posted on Facebook: My father just died today. LOL. Another person said: What on earth? It's not funny! She says: No, it's not. What do you mean? They say: Well, you said LOL. That means Laugh Out Loud. She said: What? I thought it meant Lots Of Love!
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level 39
Feb 16, 2015
David Cameron thought the same for LOL. Got laughed at in the UK.
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level 56
May 13, 2015
i had this conversation with my mom...
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level 70
Jul 16, 2013
My favorite is IKR? (I know, right?)
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level 13
Sep 10, 2013
Okay, who missed "LOL"?! lol
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level 63
May 20, 2014
FYI, TMI, WYSIWYG, and BBW, at least, preceded their internet usage. - An old guy.
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level 44
May 25, 2014
Agreed - "BBW" has been used in personal ads for ages.
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level 65
Jul 5, 2017
I think BFF was an odd one to include in this list.
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level 44
May 25, 2014
How could one type "rofl" if they're really rolling on the floor laughing?
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level 74
Nov 22, 2014
and how could they sit in front of their computer if they had laughed their ass off? Mysteries abound.
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level 60
Sep 27, 2014
I thought "jk" was the short form of "joke" or "joking". Anyway, the people behind some of these comments don't know this isn't supposed to include only and all the easy ones.
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level 63
Nov 22, 2014
originally it did mean 'joking'.. evolved to the other a few years later
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level 74
Nov 22, 2014
BBW was being used in Newspaper classifieds as one of 100 different ways to say "fat" before it showed up in Internet chat rooms.
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level 68
Nov 22, 2014
good job, hearst
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level 33
Nov 22, 2014
A quiz for the lazy generation!
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level 43
Nov 22, 2014
ASL - can you accept Land for L?
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level 9
Nov 22, 2014
to be honest? lots of love?
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level 9
Nov 22, 2014
what the flip
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level 12
Nov 22, 2014
I only knew away from keyboard because of the big bang theory : ) You should of put in YOLO!
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level 27
Nov 22, 2014
End of message is known as SK
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level 50
Nov 22, 2014
And WHAT did Marvin the Martian say? Certainly not "for the win."
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level 48
Nov 22, 2014
22/24 ... SMH ... FML
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level 36
Nov 23, 2014
I've been online for a very long time, and since we only had bulletin boards rofl was roll on floor laughing. That's absurd not to accept it
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level 49
Nov 23, 2014
Fun quiz - though they're not all acronyms and some predate the Internet - otherwise well titled!
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level 63
Nov 23, 2014
Arghh! For FWIW I wrote "for what is worth"... One freaking letter too few! And I just figured this out from the acronym - I've never seen it used.
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level 37
Nov 24, 2014
Where is YOLO?
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level 67
Nov 24, 2014
I've never encountered PHAT or EOM before, but I got all the other ones.
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level 15
Nov 25, 2014
Got 16...which is pretty good considering that I don't use chatspeak. Ever. It annoys me.
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level 59
Nov 26, 2014
Should make sequel and include DIAF.
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level 56
Nov 26, 2014
I'm pretty sure that people stopped using PHAT when everyone stopped using MSN messenger.
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level 57
Dec 2, 2014
Please, have a turnip.
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level 59
Jun 10, 2015
Peggy, how about tomorrow?
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level 7
Dec 6, 2014
Whew, 24/24.
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level 61
Jan 2, 2015
I am old. The AIM ones I got. The rest, not so much. FTW--F*** the World? ASL--American Sign Language? BBW--Better Be Wary? (PS, do not Google this last one.)
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level 28
Jan 15, 2015
why not add nvm as nevermind?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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level 58
Feb 1, 2016
Not really an acronym though.
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level 21
Jan 31, 2015
You should add ftw in this quiz
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level 74
May 11, 2015
20 years on the internet, from chat rooms to bulletin boards to instant messaging to personals, and I have never come across PHAT.
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level 61
Dec 14, 2015
It's because PHAT isn't an internet acronym. Phat is slang for a woman being attractive, first used in the 1970's. It is similar to how "bad" was used to mean "good" in the 80's and 90's. Pretty hot and tempting is a backronym for phat.
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level 43
Jan 14, 2017
I had heard of phat but didn't know it was an acronym and hadn't heard of the term backronym so today I have learnt two things!
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level 21
Oct 7, 2015
these are the only examples where the F in the Acronym does not mean F***
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level 23
Feb 28, 2016
Pretty sure phat is "party hat" ... or that might just be my old runescape days coming back to me :P
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level 58
May 26, 2016
That wouldn't be an acronym though.
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level 32
Apr 30, 2016
Doesn't GTG also mean Good to go
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level 35
Apr 24, 2018
This is sad.
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level 25
Jul 14, 2016
I've never heard of half of these. Like who uses BBW or PHAT and who abbreviates stuff like for what it's worth?
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level 21
Dec 10, 2016
naively wrote American Sign Language to ASL. lol
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level 44
Dec 13, 2016
So glad I knew WYSIWYG XD
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level 32
Jun 8, 2017
That's not what I guessed for FTW...
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level 55
Jun 22, 2017
F*@^ the world should really be accepted for ftw even if it doesn't show up as the actual answer. I've never seen anyone use if for for the win
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level 74
Oct 4, 2017
I've only seen it used to express "for the win." Never seen it your way. .... but how do we really know since you could swap these two phrases all the time and nobody would know.
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level 23
Dec 12, 2017
You need to add TFW, That Face When
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level 33
May 30, 2018
wtf also
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level 27
May 30, 2018
and AF, FML, FUBAR... all not allowed. NSFW should probably be in there though
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level 75
Feb 7, 2018
Huh, you know you spend too much time on the Internet when you try "idk" as an answer for "idk".
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level 38
Mar 30, 2018
Most people (I believe) that are Generation Z would translate 'asl' as "As Hell"
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level 61
Jun 25, 2018
IMHO was around WAY before texts. chatrooms or cellphones.
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level 60
Jul 6, 2018
I got them all, acronyms are is one of those stupid things I'm really good at remembering. I'm not up on memes, though. Everyone making the same or similar jokes with the same picture, which tend to be progressively less funny. I'll posit that peak meme was reached almost immediately with I Can Has Cheezburger, and then it just went downhill as everyone got computer savvy enough to make their own memes.
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level 43
Dec 30, 2018
18/24. A lot of these are unfamiliar to me.
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