The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

of course you want to see this - Alan

$NetBSD: acronyms,v 2001/01/25 16:36:55 jhawk Exp $

AFAICR  as far as I can recall
AFAICT  as far as I can tell
AFAIK   as far as I know
AFAIR   as far as I recall
AFK     away from keyboard
AKA     also known as
ASAP    as soon as possible
BBL     [I'll] be back later
BBS     be back soon
BBT     be back tomorrow
BFD     big fucking deal
BIAB    back in a bit
BIAF    back in a few
BIAS    back in a second
BIAW    back in a while
BOFH    bastard operator from hell
BRB     [I'll] be right back
BTDT    been there, done that
BTTH    butt to the head
BTW     by the way
CMIIW   correct me if I'm wrong
CNP     continued [in my] next post
CYA     see you around
DNDK    don't know, don't care
DTRT    do the right thing
DTWT    do the wrong thing
DWIM    do what I mean
EG      evil grin
EMSG    email message
ETLA    extended three letter acronym
FAQ     frequently asked question
FIIK    fuck[ed] if I know
FOAD    fall over and die
FSDO    for some definition of
FSVO    for some value of
FUBAR   fucked up beyond all recognition
FUD     fear, uncertainty and doubt
FWIW    for what it's worth
FYI     for your information
G       grin
GMTA    great minds think alike
HAND    have a nice day
HHIS    hanging head in shame
HTH     hope this helps
IANAL   I am not a lawyer
IHAFC   I haven't a fucking clue
IHNFC   I have no fucking clue
IIANM   if I am not mistaken
IIRC    if I recall correctly
IMCO    in my considered opinion
IMHO    in my humble opinion
IMNSHO  in my not so humble opinion
IMO     in my opinion
IOW     in other words
IRL     in real life
ISTM    it seems to me
ISTR    I seem to recall
ITYM    I think you mean
JIC     just in case
JK      just kidding
JMO     just my opinion
JTLYK   just to let you know
KISS    keep it simple, stupid
KITA    kick in the ass
KNF     kernel normal form
L8R     later
LART    luser attitude readjustment tool (ie, hammer)
LMSO    laughing my socks off
LOL     laughing out loud
LTNS    long time no see
MOTAS   member of the appropriate sex
MOTOS   member of the opposite sex
MOTSS   member of the same sex
MTF     more to follow
MYOB    mind your own business
NBD     no big deal
NFC     no fucking clue
NFI     no fucking idea
NFW     no fucking way
NIH     not invented here
NP      no problem
NRFPT   not ready for prime time
NRN     no reply necessary
OIC     oh, I see
OTL     out to lunch
OTOH    on the other hand
OTTOMH  off the top of my head
PITA    pain in the ass
PNG     persona non grata
POC     point of contact
POLA    principle of least astonishment
PPL     pretty please
QED     quod erat demonstrandum
RFC     request for comments
RL      real life
ROTFL   rolling on the floor laughing
RP      responsible person
RSN     real soon now
RTFB    read the fine/fucking book
RTFM    read the fine/fucking manual
RTFMP   read the fine/fucking man page
RTFS    read the fine/fucking source
SCNR    sorry, could not resist
SEP     someone else's problem
SFA     sweet fuck all
SHID    slaps head in disgust
SMLSFB  so many losers, so few bullets
SMOP    simple matter of programming
SNAFU   situation normal, all fucked up
SNERT   snot-nosed egotistical rude teenager
SO      significant other
SOL     shit out [of] luck
SUS     stupid user syndrome
SWAG    silly, wild-assed guess
SWAHBI  silly, wild-assed hare-brained idea
TIA     thanks in advance
TLA     three letter acronym
TMI     too much information
TTFN    ta ta for now
TTYL    talk to you later
TYVM    thank you very much
UTSL    use the source, Luke
VEG     very evil grin
WOFTAM  waste of fucking time and money
WTF     {what,where,who,why} the fuck
WTH     {what,where,who,why} the hell
WYSIWYG what you see is what you get
YKWIM   you know what I mean
YMMV    your mileage may vary

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