BOHICA… bend over here it comes again!

Supplementing the previous post dedicated to 1337 5p3@k, I would also like to write this one.
Its about abbreviations and acronyms!

So, the following list shows the “frequently used” ones, commonly found on forums, IRC channels and other websites alike.


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
AIUI: as I understand it
AKA: also known as
ASAP: as soon as possible
AWOL: absent without official leave
AYBABTU: all your base are belong to us
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
BIALW: back in a little while
BIAS: back in a second
BIAW: back in a while
BOFH: bastard operator from hell
BOHICA: bend over here it comes again
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
EWAG: experienced wild-ass guess
FAQ: frequently asked question
FIIK: fuck [ed] if I know
FIIR: fuck [ed] if I remember
FOAD: fall over and die
FSDO: for some definition of
FSVO: for some value of
FUBAR: fucked up beyond all recognition (or any repair)
FUD: fear,uncertainty and doubt
FWIW: for what it’s worth
FYI: for your information
G: grin
GFAD: go fuck a duck
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 (or sane, straightforward)
KITA: kick in the ass
KNF: kernel normal form
L8R: later
LART: luser attitude readjustment tool (ie, hammer)
LJBF: let’s just be friends
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
PFY: pimply faced youth
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
RLC: rod length check
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
SOB: son of [a] bitch
SOL: shit out [of] luck
STFU: shut the fuck up!
SUS: stupid user syndrome
SWAG: silly, wild-assed guess
SWAHBI: silly, wild-assed hare-brained idea
TANSTAAFL: there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch
TBD: to be {decided, determined, done}
TIA: thanks in advance
TLA: three letter acronym
TMA: too many abbreviations
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
WAG: wild-ass guess
WIBNI: wouldn’t it be nice if
WOFTAM: waste of fucking time and money
WOMBAT: waste of money, brain, and time
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

Off course it’s worth mentioning some acronyms are also used in the Linux/Unix world such as:

WINE: Wine Is Not Emulator
GNU: GNU is Not Unix
UNIX: Uniplexed Information and Computing System (It sounds so oldie!)

Have fun with acronyms! Oh and BTW! A great acronym finder website can be found here.

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