35 new age acronyms

If you’re an 80s kid like me, then you’ve probably seen the world of technology change dramatically right before your eyes.

From console video games to hand-held consoles; from digital diaries / PDAs to iPhones that have more memory than the first PC my brother and I ever owned (1.2 GB – not even kidding!).

With technology, the other thing that’s sort of changed the playing field in the last couple of decades is the internet. Yeah yeah yeah…we’ve heard it all before. The internet was this and is now that. The internet has yadayadayadaya.

But the one very important thing that’s changed because of a combination of technology and the internet is how we communicate.

To put things into context, this imaginary conversation between person 1 trying to convince person 2 to go to a concert could very well be true:

35 new age acronyms.cropped

Not even kidding. They’ve having conversations like this. They’re acronym-ing the shit out of entire sentences! Who’re they? EVERYONE! *gaaaah*

I consider myself pretty technology and internet savvy (as ancient as that word itself may be!), but in the last few months, there’re a few acronyms that’ve completely thrown me off. IKR, for instance. (PS: it means ‘I know right’. I know, right!)

So I decided to write this post for those of us who sometimes feel like we’re speaking another language. Because, really, we’re not. THEY are!

Or…are they?

1 AF / AFK As fuck / Away from keyboard
2 AYFK Are you fucking kidding
3 CBF Can’t be fucked
4 CTFD Calm the fuck down
5 DGAF Don’t give a fuck
6 FFS For fuck’s sake
7 FML Fuck my life
8 FOMO Fear of missing out
9 FTW For the win
10 FUBAR Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition
11 GTFO Get the fuck out
12 IDK I don’t know
13 IKR I know right
14 IMHO / IMO In my humble opinion / In my opinion
15 LMAO Laughing my ass off
16 LOL Laugh out loud; not lots of love
17 MOFO Mother fucker
18 OMG Oh my god
19 ROFL / ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
20 S-FUS Standard Fucked Up Situation
21 SMF / SMOFO Stupid mother fucker
22 SMHO Screaming my head off
23 SNF So not fair
24 SSDD Same shit different day
25 STFU Shut the fuck up
26 TARFU Things Are Really Fucked Up
27 TBH To be honest
28 TMI Too much information
29 TTFN Ta-ta for now
30 TTYL Talk to you later
31 WTAF What the actual fuck
32 WTF What the fuck
33 XOXO Hugs and kisses
34 YFOS You’re full of shit
35 YOLO You only live once

And that’s that.

Evolution of the written word.

What other crazy ones have I missed out?


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