Acronym Answered

ihand So…did you figure out all the acronyms/initialisms/internet slang from last week?

  1. AAA – Automobile Association of America
  2. AAF – As A Friend
  3. AARP – American Association of Retired Persons
  4. ABS – Anti-lock Braking System
  5. AC – Alternating Current or Air Conditioner
  6. AD – Anno Domini (Latin for “In the year of our Lord”)
  7. ADAD – “Another Day Another Dollar
  8. ADIP – Another Day in Paradise
  9. AEAP – As Early As Possible
  10. AFAP – As Far As Possible
  11. AFK – Away From Keyboard
  12. AM – Ante Meridiem, (Latin “before noon”) or Amplitude Modulation
  13. ASAP – As Soon As Possible
  14. ATM – Automated Teller Machine
  15. AV – Audio VisualAnti Virus
  16. BC – Before Christ
  17. B4 – Before
  18. BBC – British Broadcasting Corporation
  19. BBL/BBS – Be Back Later/Shortly/Soon
  20. BBQ – Barbecue
  21. BFF – Best Friends Forever
  22. BFN – Bye For Now
  23. BLOG – weB LOG
  24. BRB – Be Right Back
  25. BSOD – Blue Screen of Death
  26. BTDT – Been There Done That
  27. BTW – By The Way
  28. BUMP – Bring Up My Post
  29. CD – Compact Disc
  30. CD-ROM – Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
  31. CIA – Can’t Imagine AnotherCentral Intelligence Agency
  32. CNN – Cable News Network
  33. CSI – Crime Scene Investigation
  34. D/L – Download
  35. DC – Direct Current or District of Columbia or Dear/Darling Children
  36. DD – Dear/Darling Daughter
  37. DFTT – Don’t Feed The Trolls
  38. DH – Dear/Darling Husband
  39. DNA – DeoxyriboNucleic Acid
  40. DNC – Democratic National Convention
  41. DND – Do Not Disturb
  42. DOA – Dead On Arrival
  43. DS – Dear/Darling Son/Sister
  44. DVD – was originally the unofficial term Digital VideoDisk, but is now Digital Versatile Disc
  45. DVR – Digital Video Recorder
  46. EFY – Especially For Youth
  47. EPCOT – Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow
  48. EQ – Equal to
  49. ETA – Estimated Time Of Arrival
  50. EU – European Union
  51. FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
  52. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
  53. FM – Format or Follow Me
  54. FOAF – Friend Of A Friend
  55. FYI – For Your Information
  56. GB – Gigabyte
  57. GIF – Graphic Interchange Format
  58. GL – Good Luck
  59. GM – Good Morning or General Motors or Game Master
  60. GTG or G2G – Got To Go or Good To Go
  61. HDMI – High Definition Multimedia Interface
  62. HTH – Hope This/That Helps
  63. HTML – HyperText Markup Language
  64. ICU – Intensive Care Unit
  65. IDK – I Don’t Know
  66. IM – Instant Message
  67. IMO/IMHO – In My Opinion/In My Humble/Honest Opinion
  68. IRA – Irish Republican Army or Individual Retirement Account
  69. IRL – In Real Life
  70. ISP – Internet Service Provider
  71. JK or j/k – Just Kidding or Joke
  72. JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
  73. KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid
  74. L8R – Later
  75. LADAR – Laser Radar/Laser Detection & Ranging
  76. LASER – Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  77. LCD – Liquid Crystal Display or Lowest Common Denominator
  78. LMK – Let Me Know
  79. LOL – Laughing Out Loud or Laugh Out Loud
  80. MB – Maybe or Message Board or MegaByte or My Bad
  81. MIL – Mother In Law/Love
  82. MMORPG/MMO – Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
  83. MPEG – Moving Picture Experts Group
  84. MTFBWY – May The Force Be With You (Couldn’t resist! 🙂 )
  85. MYOB – Mind Your Own Business
  86. NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  87. NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  88. NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association
  89. NCIS – Naval Criminal Investigative Service
  90. OK – a term of disputed origin, dating back at least to the early 19th century, now used around the world
  91. OIC – Oh, I See
  92. OT – Off Topic
  93. OTOH – On The Other Hand
  94. PM – Post Meridiem (Latin “after noon”)
  95. PHP – Personal Home Page
  96. PIN – Personal Identification Number
  97. POV – Point Of View
  98. RADAR – Radio Detection And Ranging
  99. RAM – Random-Access Memory or Read And Modify
  100. ROFL/ROTFL – Rolling On the Floor Laughing
  101. ROFLOL/ROTFLOL – Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud
  102. RS – Relief Society or Right Side or Resolution
  103. SADD – originally Students Against Driving Drunk now Students against Destructive Decisions
  104. SAT – Scholastic Achievement (or Aptitude) Tests
  105. SCUBA – Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
  106. SIL – Sister/Son In Law
  107. SQL – Structured Query Language
  108. TBH – To Be Honest
  109. TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday
  110. THX/THNX/TNX/TX – Thanks
  111. TIA – Thanks In Advance
  112. TMI – Too Much Information
  113. TTFN – Ta Ta For Now
  114. TV – TeleVision
  115. UK – United Kingdom
  116. UN – United Nations
  117. UPC – Universal Product Code
  118. URL – Universal Resource Locator
  119. USA – United States of America
  120. VB – Very Bad or Visual Basic
  121. VCR – VideoCassette Recorder
  122. VGA – Video Graphics Array or Video Game Awards
  123. WB – Welcome Back
  124. WORM – Write-Once, Read-Many
  125. WTB – Want To Buy
  126. WTS – Want To Sell
  127. WTT – Want To Trade or Waiting To Try
  128. WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get
  129. YM – Young Man/Men or Young Miss or Young & Modern or Your Magazine
  130. YW – Young Woman/Women or You’re Welcome

So how did you do?  I know…this is all silly…but silliness is fun… 🙂

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