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What you wanted to know about those crazy acronyms but were afraid to ask

As somebody who uses email more (much more) often than the phone, it is easy for me to slip into the habit of using these acronyms in the rest of my conversation too.

I have had to explain these several times to more abbreviation-challenged friends, so when I got this list in a mail from a friend I thought I'd put them up here. If you think this violates your copyright, flame me. OTOH, if you think this idea is cool and want to contribute, let me know.

AAMOFAs A Matter Of Fact
ADNAny Day Now
AFAIKAs Far As I Know
AKAAlso Known As
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
BBLBe Back Later
BBSBe Back Soon
BFNBy For Now
BRBBe Right Back
BRB ncBe Right Back Nature calls (brb nc)
BTWBy The Way
C U L8TERSee You Later
C U L8RSee You Later
C YASee Ya
DBADoing Business As
DWDa Wife or Dear wife
DHDear Husband
Darling Husband
Darned Husband (depending on your mood!)
Demented Husband (depending on his mood!)
DILDaughter In Law
EOSEnd Of Show
FAAKFalling Asleep At Keyboard
FILFather In Law
FWIWFor What It's Worth
FYIFor Your Information
GMTAGreat Minds Think Alike
HLOLHysterically Laughing Out Loud
HLOLARAWCHAWMPHysterically Laughing Out Loud And Rolling Around While Clapping Hands And Wetting My Pants
HTHHope This Helps
IAEIn Any Event
IDKI Don't Know/ I Didn't Know
IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
IMNSHOIn My Not So Humble Opinion
IOWIn Other Words
IRLIn Real Life
ISRNI'll Stop Rambling Now
ITAI Totally Agree
J/KJust Kidding
LOLLaughing Out Loud
LOLOLLaughing Out Loud On Line
LSHMSHLaughing so hard my side hurts
LTNSLong Time No See
LUVYALove Ya (you)
MYOBMind Your Own Business
NRNNo Reply Necessary
OTOHOn The Other Hand
Off the Top Of my Head
PC/PVT/MSGPrivate Chat/Messaging
POVPoint Of View
PTSSPost Traumatic Stress Syndrome
ROTFRolling On The Floor
ROTFLRolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAORolling On The Floor Laughing My Anatomy Off
ROTFWTIMERolling On The Floor With Tears In My Eyes
RSNReal Soon Now
SILSon In Law or (SoIL)
Sister In Law or (SiIL)
SITDStill In The Dark
SSSo Sorry
SAHM(F)Stay At Home Mother (or Father)
WAHM(F)Work At Home Mother (or Father)
TBD OOTDTo Be Done, One Of These Days!
TPTBThe Powers That Be
TTFNTa Ta For Now
TTYLTalk to you later
UFOUn-Finished Object (a started project not yet done)
UPGSUnfinished Project Guilt Syndrome
VDHVery Dear Husband (see also DH)
VDWVery Dear Wife
WBWrite Back
WBSWrite Back Soon
WPYSWho Pulled Your String
WTGWay To Go
YCGBYou Can't Get Better

This was my friend Shalini(Hi Shalu!!) who also sent a cryptic message which started with


Maybe the CIA should start looking at this.