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:
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!
|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|
|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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