NETiquette and abbreviations
Are you new to the Internet or to our message boards, or just want to brush up on your online lingo? To help we came up with a list of the most common abbreviations and symbols used by members in the Oprah.com Community to talk to each other.
Acronyms
There are a number of acronyms that you may use in lieu of complete sentences. Here are a few to try out:
  • AKA: Also known as
  • BTW: By the way
  • CUL: See you later
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
  • FWIW: For what it's worth
  • FYA: For your amusement
  • FYI: For your information
  • GMTA: Great minds think alike
  • GR&D: Grinning, running, and ducking
  • HHOK: Ha ha, only kidding
  • IAC: In any case
  • IMO: In my opinion
  • IMHO: In my humble opinion
  • IMNSHO: In my not-so-humble opinion
  • IMAO: In my arrogant opinion
  • IOW: In other words
  • LOL: Laughing out loud
  • LMAO: Laughing my asterisk off
  • NRN: No response necessary
  • OTOH: On the other hand
  • POV: Point of view
  • RL: Real life
  • ROFL: Rolling on the floor laughing
  • TIA: Thanks in advance
  • TTFN: Ta-ta for now
  • TTYL: Talk to you later
  • WB: Welcome back
  • WTG: Way to go

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