To keep our chat guide user-friendly for all ages, some inappropriate words have been edited to include an alternate meaning.
These words are marked with * around the word which has been switched (e.g. To navigate this lengthy guide, you can scroll through the following list or go directly to a specific letter using the following links: The world's first text message was sent from a computer to a cellphone by British engineer, Neil Papworth on December 03, 1992.
PMYMHMMFSWGAD Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me for Someone Who Gives A Damn POQ P* Off Quickly POQADCB P* Off Quickly and Don't Come back POV Point of View PPP Petty Pet Peeve PTMM Please Tell Me More ROFFNAR Rolling on the Floor for no Apparent Reason ROFL Rolling on Floor Laughing ROFLOL Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud ROFLMAO Rolling on Floor Laughing My Ass Off ROFLOLBAG Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud Busting a Gut ROFPML Rolling on the Floor P*ing Myself Laughing ROTBA Reality on the Blink Again RSN Real Soon Now [which may be a long time coming] RTFI Read the Friendly Instructions RTFM Read the Freakin' manual! SAR Some Assembly Required SBCN Sitting Behind the Computer, Naked SHM S* Happens, Mate SICS Sitting in Chair Snickering SIIN S* if I Know SNAFU Situation Normal: All Fouled (!
) Up SITD Still in the dark SO Significant Other SOE Silly/Stupid Operator Error SOL Still Out of Luck (or something thereabouts TANJ There Aint No Justice -- Niven TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free lunch TCB Taking Care of Business TDMATBICPLY This Doesn't Mean A Thing But It Confuses People Like You TGAL Think Globally, Act Locally TIA Thanks In Advance (also At Dh Va An Nk Cs E) TIC Tongue in cheek TINALO This is Not a Legal Opinion TINAR This is Not a Recommendation TINWIS That is Not What I Said TLA Three Letter Acronym (such as this) TM Trust Me TNOTVS There's Nothing on Television, so...
For instance, if I wanted to end a statement with a grin, to show that I was being humorous, I'd end it like this .
If you don't want to be perceived as a real newbie (a person new to the internet), use one or two of these judiciously in each message where appropriate.
TPS(S) This Program Sucks, (Severely) TPTB The Powers That Be TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks TSOHF Total Sense of Humor Failure TTBOMK To the Best of My Knowledge TTFN Ta Ta for Now TTM To The Moderator TTYL Talk To You Later TTYRS Talk To You Real Soon TUFD The User File Died WAB What, Another Bill WAMKSAM Why are My Kitties (Kids) Staring at Me WB Welcome Back WBS Write Back Soon WDYMBT What do You Mean by That WIBAMU Well, I'll be a Monkey's Uncle WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out with Soap WTF What the F*? WYLABOCTGWTR Would You Like a Bowl of Cream to go with That Remark?