When chatting online each letter counts, so many common phrases are typed using acronyms or abbreviations. Here is a common list of slang terms that are used in online chat and text messaging.

Slang Common Meaning
#
143 I love you
2 To
20 Location
24/7 Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
411 Information
A
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AIM AOL Instant Messenger
AKA Also known as
AM Antemeridian
AOL America Online
ASAP As soon as possible
ASL Age, sex, location
ATM At the moment
B
b/c Because
b/w Between
b4 Before
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBL Be back later
BCC Blind carbon copy
bf Boyfriend
BFF Best friends forever
Bling Overly flashy jewelry
blog Web log
BRB Be right back
BTW By the way
Buck Dollar
C
Cab Taxi
CC Carbon copy
CTN Can’t talk now
cya See ya
CYE Check your e-mail
D
Dis Disrespect
DIY Do it yourself
dl Download
E
ETA Estimated time of arrival
F
f Female
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
fb Facebook
FUBAR Fouled up beyond all recognition
fwd Forward
FWIW For what it’s worth
FYI For your information
G
Gamer Video game player
gf Girlfriend
GG Good game
GJ Good job
GL Good luck
GLHF Good luck have fun
GPS Global positioning system
gr8 Great
GTG Got to go
H
HOAS Hold on a second
HTH Hope this helps
hw Homework
I
IAC In any case
IC I see
IDK I don’t know
IIRC If I remember correctly
IKR I know, right?
IM Instant Message
IMO In my opinion
info Information
IRT In regards to
J
J/K Just kidding
K
K OK
L
L8 Late
l8r Later
LAN Local Area Network
LMAO Laughing my a** off
LMK Let me know
LOL Laughing out loud
M
m Male
MIRL Meet in real life
MMB Message me back
MMO Massively multiplayer online
Mooch Freeload
msg Message
MYOB Mind your own business
N
N/A Not Available
NC No comment
ne1 Anyone
NM Not much
noob Newbie
NP No problem
NTN No thanks needed
O
od Overdose
OMG Oh my gosh
OMW On my way
OT Off topic
P
PC Personal computer
PHAT Pretty hot and tempting
PK Player Kill
pls Please
PM Postmeridian
POS Parent over shoulder
ppl People
pwn Own
Q
qt Cutie
R
re Regarding
ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RPG Role playing game
RSVP Répondez s’il vous plaît
RTFM Read the flippin’ manual
S
sec Second
SMH Shaking my head
SMS Short Message Service
SOS Someone over shoulder
Sry Sorry
sup What’s up
T
TBA To be announced
TBC To be continued
TBD To be determined
TC Take care
thx Thanks
TIA Thanks in advance
TLC Tender love and care
TMI Too much information
Troll Offensive comments poster
TTFN Ta-ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
Tweet Twitter post
txt Text
TY Thank you
U
u You
U2 You too
ugh Disgusted
UR Your
V
VM Voicemail
vs Versus
W
w/ With
w/e Whatever
w/o Without
W8 Wait
WB Write back
Whoa Expression of surprise
WTF What the f***
X
XOXO Hugs and kisses
Y
Y Why
YOLO You only live once
YW You’re welcome
Z
ZZZ Sleeping