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From the April, 2003 Cyberspace News

Acronyms Abound

An acronym is a word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts of a compound term.

Acronyms have always been an important part of computer culture and on the Web they’re used to represent common phrases that people say to one another.  This is because it’s quicker and easier to type out a few letters rather than typing out the full expression.  Acronyms are used most often in chatrooms.

Here are some of my favorites, courtesy of

AWGTHTGTTA    Are we going to have to go through this again
BBIAB    Be back in a bit
BHOF    Bald headed old fart
BTDT    Been there done that
BTW    By the way
BWDIK    But what do I know
DETI    Don’t even think it
DGT    Don’t go there
DKDC    Don’t know, don’t care
DHYB    Don’t hold your breath
DQYDJ    Don’t quit your day job
GIWIST    Gee, I wish I’d said that
GL    Good luck
HIOOC    Help! I’m out of coffee!
HTH    Hope this helps
ID10T    Idiot
IDK    I don’t know
IDTS    I don’t think so
INMP    It’s not my problem
LOL    Laughing out loud
NBD    No big deal
OMDB    Over my dead body
RTBS    Reason to be single
RTBM    Read the bloody manual
SBTA    Sorry, being thick again
SSDD    Same stuff, different day
TTFN    Ta ta for now
WCA    Who cares anyway?
WOMBAT    Waste of money, brains and time



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