300 plus netspeak shorthands

Level Up Your Netspeak Game

Written by Social Sentinel

If you’ve ever observed written communications among students, your own children or likely anyone born after 1990, you probably needed a modern version of the Rosetta Stone to translate it.
 

Decoding the shorthand found in digital conversations may be a challenge for some, so we’ve put together a handy list for quick reference to help you buff up your netspeak fluency. YW!

#/@

? 

?4U 

@TEOTD 

.02 

121 

143 

182 

2B 

2EZ 

2M2H 

2NTE 

411 

420 

I have a question, or I don’t understand what you mean

I have a question for you

At the end of the day

My (or your) two cents worth

One-to-one (private chat initiation)

I love you

I hate you

To be

Too easy

Too much too handle

Tonight

Information

Referring to marijuana

A

AAF

ABT

ABT2

ADBB

ADDY

AEAP

AF

ALOL

AMA

AMAP

AML

APP

AQAP

ASAP

ASL ATB

AWOL

AYS

AYT

As a friend

About

About to

All done, bye-bye

Address

As early as possible

As [expletive]

Actually laughing out loud

Ask me anything

As much as possible

All my love

Application, or appreciate

As quick (or quiet) as possible

As soon as possible

Age/sex/location

All the best

Absent without leave

Are you serious?

Are you there?

B

B

B2W

B/F, BF

B4

B4N, BFN

BAE

BBN

B/C, BC

BCO

BDAY

BFF

BFFL

BFD

BFG

BOL

BOLO

BRB

BRT

BTW

Be

Back to work

Boyfriend

Before

Bye for now

Babe or baby

Bye, bye now

BC Because

Big crush on

Birthday

Best friends forever

Best friends for life

Big [expletive] deal

Big [expletive] grin

Best of luck

Be on the lookout

Be right back

Be right there

By the way

C

CLD

CLK

CMB

COS

CRA CRA, CRZ

CRS

CTN

CTO

CU

CUA

CUL

CWOT

CWYL

Could

Click

Call me back

Because

Crazy

Can’t remember [expletive]

Can’t talk now

Check this out

See you

See you around

See you later

Complete waste of time

Chat with you later

D

DA

DAFUQ

DERP

DGA

DGAF

DGT

DIY

DKDC

DL

DL

DM

DN

DNT

d00d

The

What the [expletive]?

Stupid or silly

Don’t go anywhere

Don’t give a [expletive]

Don’t go there

Do it yourself

Don’t know, don’t care

Download

Down low

Direct message

Down

Don’t

Dude

E

E1

E2EG

ED

EM

ENUF

EOD

EOL

EVA

EZ 

Everyone

Ear to ear grin

Erase display

E-mail

Enough

End of the day, or end of discussion

End of life

Ever

Easy

F

F

F2F

FAB

FB
FBF

FBM

FCOL

FFA

FFS

FML

FOAD

FOMC

FTL

FTW

FU

FUBAR

FW

FWIW

FWM

FYI

Female

Face to face

Fabulous

Facebook
Flashback Friday, or Facebook friend

Fine by me

For crying out loud

Free for all (from online gaming)

For [expletive]’s sake

[expletive] my life

[expletive] off and die

Falling off my chair laughing

For the loss

For the win

[expletive] you

[expletive] up beyond all recognition

Forward

For what it’s worth

Fine with me

For your information

G

G/F, GF

G2G, GTG

GB

GD

GJ

GL

GMTA

GN, GNITE

GNA

GR8

GRATZ

GRL Girl

GS

GTFO

GTFOH

Girlfriend

Got to go

Goodbye

Good

Good job

Good luck

Great minds think alike

Goodnight

Goodnight all

Great

Congratulations

Girl

Good shot

Get the [expletive] out

Get the [expletive] outta here

H

H8

HAU, HBU

HAWT

HB

HBD

HRU

HW

Hate

How about you?

Attractive

Hurry back

Happy birthday

How are you?

Homework

I

IAC

IAE

IB

IC

ICBW

ICED

IDC

IDGAF

IDK, IDUNNO

IDTS

IG

IGHT

IHNI

IK

IKR

IM

IMHO

IMO

IMU

IOW

IRL

ISO

IYKWIM

IYSS

IIn any case

In any event

I’m back

I see

It could be worse

I can’t even discuss it

I don’t care

I don’t give a [expletive]

I don’t know

I don’t think so

Instagram

I got high tonight

I have no idea

I know

I know, right?

Instant message

In my humble opinion

In my opinion

I miss u (you)

In other words

In real life

In search of

If you know what I mean

If you say so

J

JC, J/C

JDI

JK,J/K

JLMK 

JMO

Just checking

Just do it

Just kidding

Just let me know

Just my opinion

K

K

KK

KEWL

KISS

KIT

KPC

KWIM

Okay

Okay, Okay!

Cool

Keep it simple, stupid

Keep in touch

Keeping parents clueless

Know what I mean?

L

L8R

LD

LDO

LFG

LGH

LHO

LIC LMAO

LMBO

LMFAO

LMK

LMS

LOL, LOLZ

LOTI

LTD

Later

Long distance

Like, duh obviously

Looking for group (online gaming)

Lets get high

Laughing head off

Like I care

Laughing my [expletive] off

Laughing my butt off

Laughing my [expletive] [expletive] off

Let me know

Like my status

Laughing out loud, or laugh out loud, or lots of love

Laughing on the inside

Living the dream

M

M
M8

MBS

MEH

MFW

MIRL

MIRL

MKAY

MMK

MOO

MSG

MTF

MYOB

Male
Mate

Mom behind shoulder

So-so or just okay

My face when… (Used with photo or gif)

Me in real life

Meet in real life

Mmm, okay

Okay?

My own opinion

Message

More to follow

Mind your own business

N

n00b

NBD

NE

NGL

NFW

NM

NOYB

NP

NSFW

NTHING

NTS

NVM

NVR

NW

Newbie

No big deal

Any

Not gonna lie

No [expletive] way

Nothing much, or never mind

None of your business

No problem

Not safe for work

Nothing

Note to self

Never mind

Never

No way

O

OBV

OFC

OG

OIC

OMFG

OMG

OMW

ONL

OTFL

Obviously

Of course

Original gangster

Oh, I see

Oh my [expletive] god

Oh my god/gosh

On my way

Online

On the floor laughing

P

P2P

PAW

PDA

PEEPS, PPL

PITA

PLMK

PLS, PLZ

PM

POS

PROBS

PU

Peer to peer, or pay to play (online gaming)

Parents are watching

Personal display (of) affection

People

Pain in the [expletive]

Please let me know

Please

Private Message

Parent over shoulder

Probably

That stinks!

Q

Q4U

QIK

(I have a) question for you

Quick

R

R

R8

RFN

RIP

RL

RLY

RME

ROFL, ROTFL

ROFLMAO

RT

RTFM

RU

Meaning “are”

Rate

Right [expletive] now

Rest in peace

Real life

Really

Rolling my eyes

Rolling on floor laughing

Rolling on the floor, or laughing my [expletive] off

Retweet

Read the [expletive] manual

Are you?

S

SH^

SIT

SLAP

SM

SMAZED

SMH

SNAFU

S’OK

SPK

SRSLY

SSDD

STFU

SUP

SUX

SYL

SYS

Shut up

Stay in touch

Sounds like a plan

Social media

Smoky haze (marijuana reference)

Shaking my head

Situation normal all [expletive] up

It’s okay

Speak

Seriously

Same [expletive], different day

Shut the [expletive] up

What’s up?

Sucks, or it sucks

See you later

See you soon

T

TANK

TBC

TBD

TBH

TBT

TC

TFF

TFTF

THX, THNX

TL

TM

TMI

TNT

TOTES

TTFN

TTLY

TURNT

TTG

TTYL

TTYS

TY

TYS

Really strong

To be continued

To be determined

To be honest

Throwback Thursday

Take care

Too [expletive] funny

Thanks for the follow

Thanks

Too long

Trust me

Too much information

Til next time

Totally

Ta ta for now

Totally

Turn up

Time to go

Talk to you later

Talk to you soon

Thank you

Told you so

U

UCMU

UDI

UFB

UL

UOK

UR

UTM

UW

You crack me up

Unidentified drinking injury

Un-[expletive] believable

Upload

Are you ok?

You are, or you’re

You tell me

You’re welcome

V

V, VRY

VBS

VC VIP

VN

=Very

Very big smile

Voice chat

Very important person

Very nice

W

W@, WUT

W/

WB

W8

WAN2

WAT

W/B

WB

WBU

WC

WE

WEP

WHATEVS

WDYK

WDYT

WK

WKD

W/O

WRK

WRU

WRU@

WTF

WTFE

WTFO

WTG

WTH

WU, WUP

WUZ

WYD

WYLEI

WYSIWYG

WYWH

What?

With

Welcome back

Wait

Want to?

What

Write back

Welcome back

What about you?

Welcome

Whatever

Weapon (online gaming)

Whatever

What do you know?

What do you think?

Week

Weekend

Without

Work

Where are you?

Where are you at?

What the [expletive]?

What the [expletive] ever.

What the [expletive]? Over.

Way to go

What the heck?

What’s up?

Was

What are you doing?

When you least expect it

What you see is what you get

Wish you were here

X

X

XME

XOXOXO

XLNT

Kiss

Excuse me

Hugs and kisses

Excellent

Y

Y?, Y

YA

YBS

YD

YGG

YGTBKM

YGTR

YHBW

YKW

YNK

YOLO

YR

YT

YTB

YW

Why?

Your

You’ll be sorry

Yesterday

You go girl

You’ve got to be kidding me

You got that right

You have been warned

You know what

You never know

You only live once

Your

YouTube

You’re the best

You’re welcome

Z

ZUP

ZZZZ

What’s up?

Sleeping, or bored

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