Email Abbreviations

or Geek Speak

E-Mail, text and Chat Rooms have given rise to a language all their own. For the uninformed or misinformed, here's what some of the more common ones mean:

Common Web Abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
LOL Laughs Out Loud
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO Rolling On Floor Laughing My "Backside" Off
ASAP As Soon As Possible
AFAIK As Far As I Know
IMO In My Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
404 I haven't a clue (from 404 page not found)
A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
B4N or BFN Bye For Now
BBL Be Back Later
BG Big Grin
BRB Be Right Back
BTA But Then Again
BTW By The Way
BTDT Been There Done That
CUL See You Later - also CUL8R
EOM or EOT End of Discussion
F2F Face to Face
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FUBAR "Screwed" Up Beyond All Recognition (Polite Version)
FYI For Your Information
FWIW For What It's Worth
GIGO Garbage In Garbage Out
IIRC If I Remember Correctly
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean

These are just a few but it'll get you started. There are plenty of exhaustive lists around the web if you Google for them.