Monday, August 3, 2009

Get started with chat slang and acronyms

In previous posts I talked about getting a Yahoo or Google account and using them on Yahoo Messenger or Google Talk so you could begin chatting.

Now let's talk about chatting. In the internet chatting is more text than talk. Because of that there are quite a lot of chat slang and acronyms created and available for use. Below are the most common and likely to be immediately useful in your chat conversations.

If you are just in the introduction part best to use
a/s/l or asl Age/Sex/Location

If something funny is being discussed you could use the following depending on how funny you thought it was.
LMAO Laughing My Ass Off
LOL Laughing Out Loud
ROFL Rolling On Floor, Laughing

If you are chatting a little seriously most likely you'd find these useful
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FYI For Your Information
IMHO In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion)

If the person is talking about something unbelievable you could try
WTF What The F**K (can be used to show disbelievingly funny)
OMG Oh My Gosh (or Oh My God)

If you have to leave below are possible options
AFK Away From the Keyboard
BRB Be Right Back
TTYL Talk To You Later

If you don't find the conversation interesting you could try changing it with
BTW By The Way
OT Off Topic

And when the conversation ends don't forget to say
TY Thank You
TYVM Thank You Very Much

Or if you are the receiving end of the appreciation reply with
NP, np No Problem
UW yoU're Welcome

There are other chat slang and acronyms to use. Read more of them here

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