Take another quiz >

Internet Acronyms Quiz

Below you will see several chat and internet acronyms. Guess what they stand for.
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
First submittedOctober 16, 2011
Last updatedSeptember 4, 2018
Times taken79,431
Rating3.69
4:00
Enter phrase here:
0
 / 24 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers
The average score is
Your high score is
Your best time is remaining
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
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
+2
level ∞
Oct 11, 2011
Updated and expanded!
+12
level 64
Jan 1, 2018
Update again to ensure that I get zero.
+1
level 33
Oct 16, 2011
I'd rather type this stuff out! It's like learning another language.
+1
level 33
Jul 9, 2019
imagine having to type out wbyceiydbo. We buy your car even if you dont buy ours
+1
level 34
Oct 16, 2011
Shouldn't 'Instant Messenger' also be accepted for IM?
+1
level 49
Jan 15, 2015
originally it meant internet messager lol
+1
level 33
Oct 16, 2011
You should accept "Pretty Hott and Tempting"
+6
level 61
Apr 1, 2014
No, because "hott" is incorrect spelling.
+1
level 33
Oct 16, 2011
Also for BBW - Big Bold Women
+1
level 69
Jul 7, 2019
Bulk baggage weight
+1
level 23
Feb 16, 2012
lol
+1
level 69
Jul 7, 2019
Rotflwbfip
+1
level 40
Feb 17, 2012
Can't believe I missed ASL.
+4
level 7
Aug 2, 2012
You could add "roll on the floor laughing" as a synonym for ROFL
+1
level 55
Nov 24, 2014
Agree. That's the only reason I missed it.
+1
level 43
Jan 18, 2015
i typed the same!!!
+9
level 29
Aug 28, 2012
I thought ASL was American Sign Language...:P
+4
level 27
Nov 22, 2014
I can't be the only one who tried Above Sea Level!
+1
level 69
Jul 7, 2019
idrewsomefishes above sea level.
Interesting.
+2
level 43
Jan 18, 2015
I tried above sea level too idrewsomefishes!!!!!!!!!!
+3
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!
+5
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!
+1
level 39
Feb 16, 2015
David Cameron thought the same for LOL. Got laughed at in the UK.
+1
level 56
May 13, 2015
i had this conversation with my mom...
+3
level 70
Jul 16, 2013
My favorite is IKR? (I know, right?)
+1
level 69
Jul 7, 2019
Amirite?
+2
level 13
Sep 10, 2013
Okay, who missed "LOL"?! lol
+2
level 63
May 20, 2014
FYI, TMI, WYSIWYG, and BBW, at least, preceded their internet usage. - An old guy.
+2
level 44
May 25, 2014
Agreed - "BBW" has been used in personal ads for ages.
+4
level 66
Jul 5, 2017
I think BFF was an odd one to include in this list.
+2
level 44
May 25, 2014
How could one type "rofl" if they're really rolling on the floor laughing?
+5
level 76
Nov 22, 2014
and how could they sit in front of their computer if they had laughed their ass off? Mysteries abound.
+1
level 69
Jul 7, 2019
Maybe it's just a hemorrhoid.
+1
level 59
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.
+1
level 65
Nov 22, 2014
originally it did mean 'joking'.. evolved to the other a few years later
+2
level 76
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.
+2
level 72
Nov 22, 2014
good job, hearst
+1
level 31
Nov 22, 2014
A quiz for the lazy generation!
+1
level 44
Nov 22, 2014
ASL - can you accept Land for L?
+1
level 9
Nov 22, 2014
to be honest? lots of love?
+2
level 9
Nov 22, 2014
what the flip
+1
level 12
Nov 22, 2014
I only knew away from keyboard because of the big bang theory : ) You should of put in YOLO!
+1
level 28
Nov 22, 2014
End of message is known as SK
+1
level 69
Jul 7, 2019
Are we already at the point that common message abbreviations are unknown by a younger generation? Eom.
+1
level 50
Nov 22, 2014
And WHAT did Marvin the Martian say? Certainly not "for the win."
+1
level 37
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
+1
level 50
Nov 23, 2014
Fun quiz - though they're not all acronyms and some predate the Internet - otherwise well titled!
+1
level 65
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.
+1
level 65
Jul 17, 2019
5 years later with many more hours online, the only one I missed was PHAT. This and EOM are the abbreviations which I still haven't seen being used, but I got the latter one by guessing.
+1
level 37
Nov 24, 2014
Where is YOLO?
+1
level 33
Jul 9, 2019
where is wbyceiydbo?
+2
level 68
Nov 24, 2014
I've never encountered PHAT or EOM before, but I got all the other ones.
+1
level 15
Nov 25, 2014
Got 16...which is pretty good considering that I don't use chatspeak. Ever. It annoys me.
+1
level 54
Jun 12, 2019
I use btw. (And in my own language in textmessages also idd for inderdaad (indeed, which would also fit), an iig for in ieder geval (for sure/in any case/anway/definitely) because they are so long. Ow yea and sometimes wth.
+1
level 60
Nov 26, 2014
Should make sequel and include DIAF.
+1
level 57
Nov 26, 2014
I'm pretty sure that people stopped using PHAT when everyone stopped using MSN messenger.
+1
level 62
Dec 2, 2014
Please, have a turnip.
+1
level 59
Jun 10, 2015
Peggy, how about tomorrow?
+1
level 7
Dec 6, 2014
Whew, 24/24.
+2
level 63
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.)
+1
level 31
Jan 15, 2015
why not add nvm as nevermind?!?!?!?!?!?!?
+1
level 60
Feb 1, 2016
Not really an acronym though.
+1
level 21
Jan 31, 2015
You should add ftw in this quiz
+1
level 75
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.
+1
level 62
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.
+1
level 44
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!
+1
level 54
Jun 12, 2019
Same i have heard of phat (not at all occured to me connecting it to the one in this quiz) but only on a few occasions by people that were trying to be cool and thought it was just a variation of fat.

true story (happened to think about it just this week): at college there was a band playing in the hall of the school and everyone was sitting on the floor. Suddenly I can hear from behind me "i can see your fat silhouette.." that really hurt and the comment haunted me for weeks (I think i immediately went to the bathroom and put a sweater on, i had on something tight, which i usually dont, so was allready very selfaware). I thought why would you go out of your way to offend and hurt someone. It was not like we were face to face talking (which would still be rude but less sociopath...). Years later i thought, maybe he meant it in a good way. I am still not certain..

+2
level 21
Oct 7, 2015
these are the only examples where the F in the Acronym does not mean F***
+1
level 32
Apr 30, 2016
Doesn't GTG also mean Good to go
+1
level 38
Apr 24, 2018
This is sad.
+1
level 21
Dec 10, 2016
naively wrote American Sign Language to ASL. lol
+1
level 44
Dec 13, 2016
So glad I knew WYSIWYG XD
+1
level 54
Jun 12, 2019
I totally guessed it ! And one or two others :)
+1
level 32
Jun 8, 2017
That's not what I guessed for FTW...
+1
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
+2
level 76
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.
+2
level 23
Dec 12, 2017
You need to add TFW, That Face When
+1
level 38
May 30, 2018
wtf also
+2
level 30
May 30, 2018
and AF, FML, FUBAR... all not allowed. NSFW should probably be in there though
+1
level 76
Feb 7, 2018
Huh, you know you spend too much time on the Internet when you try "idk" as an answer for "idk".
+1
level 46
Mar 30, 2018
Most people (I believe) that are Generation Z would translate 'asl' as "As Hell"
+1
level 61
Jun 25, 2018
IMHO was around WAY before texts. chatrooms or cellphones.
+1
level 63
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.
+1
level 45
Dec 30, 2018
18/24. A lot of these are unfamiliar to me.
+1
level 22
Mar 21, 2019
Oh the days of 'ASL' on MSN chat rooms.... When it took 20 minutes to dial up via modem and you get an hour before it disconnects you (unless someone picked up the phone.) They were the days... When after that hour, we'd go outside and play blocky, Kirby or football with other kids from the street. Non of this internet gaming malarki!
+1
level 17
Apr 10, 2019
Yo, the quiz did not accept my answer (rolling on floor) even when I wrote it right.
+1
level 50
May 23, 2019
For me is seems DM "direct message" is more common than IM
+1
level 54
Jun 12, 2019
I really thought bbw was big black woman. Also tried busty..