Great Acronyms! found on the net

These acronyms were collected from all over and we bring them to you as a public service to use in E-mail, IRC, VioComm Telechat, written reports, essays, term papers, Thesises, etc... Their main purpose is to confuse, annoy, or just plain bother whoever may see them (and HEY! They're alot easier to type than their long-winded definitions!) There is also a list of common computer abbreviations and key board key definitions. Enjoy.

AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AWGTHTGTTA = Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?
Alternative form is AWGTHTGTATA (...Through ALL This Again?)
BBFN = Bye Bye For Now
BIOYIOP = Blow It Out Your Input Output Port
BRB = Be Right Back (generally used on chat systems)
BTA = But Then Again
BTW = By The Way
BYKT = But You Knew That
BYKTA = But You Knew That Already
CMIIW = Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CYL = See You Later
DNPM = Darn Near P***ed Myself
EOD = End Of Discussion
EOL = End Of Lecture
ESOSL = Endless Snorts of Stupid Laughter
FDROTFL = Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing
FITB = Fill In The Blank....
FOTCL = Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
GD&R = Grin, Duck & Run
GOK = God Only Knows
IAC = In Any Case
IMCDO = In My Conceited Dogmatic Opinion.
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IITYWYBMAB = If I Tell You, Will You Buy Me A Beer
IITYWYBAD = If I Tell You, Will You Buy Another Drink
INPO = In No Particular Order
KCBIWIYWI = Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It
LLTA = Lots and Lots of Thunderous (or Thundering) Applause
LOL = Laughing out loud
LMAO = Laughing My A** Off
MUNG = Mash Until No Good
NICBDAT = Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes
NIMBY = Not In My Backyard
NIMTO = Not In My Term of Office
NPLU = Not People Like Us
NQOS = Not Quite Our Sort
OIC = OH!, I See
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PGY = Post Graduate year PGY-1, PGY-2 etc. used in PGY Med.
PMETC = Pardon Me Etc.
PMYMHMMFSWGAD = Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn.
PTO=Patent and Trademark Office (US Govt)
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLAHMSL = Rolling On Floor Laughing And Holding My Sides Laughing
ROTBA = Reality On The Blink Again
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLASTC (or ROFLASC) = Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat. Originated, I'm told by Pamela Dean, who types with a cat on her lap.
ROTFLMAAOBPO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** And Other Body Parts Off
ROY G. BIV = An acronym for the colors of the spectrum-- Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTFM = Read The F**** Manual
SWAG = Simple Wild A** Guess
SYT = Sweet Young Thing
TANJ = There Ain't No Justice
TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TIC = Tongue In Cheek
TINALO = This Is Not A Legal Opinion
TINAR = This Is Not A Recommendation
TIWTGLGG = This Is Where The Goofy Little Grin Goes
TJATAW = Truth, Justice, And The American Way
TLA = Three Letter Acronym
TRDMC = Tears Running Down My Cheeks
TTBOMK = To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TYVM = Thank You Very Much
WAMKSAM = Why Are My Kids (or Kitties) Staring At Me?
WIBAMU = Well I'll be a Monkey's Uncle
WYSBYGI = What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
YAP = Yet Another Ploy
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

CC Conference Coordinator
CH Conference Host
IMO In My Opinion
L8R Later
R/O Receiver Only
ROTM Right On The Money
SIG Special Interest Group
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTMS Talk (Type) To Me Soon
TTYL(A) Talk (Type) To You Later (Alligator)

In some of the Religion conferences, you might find the following:
BAC Born Again Christian
RBAC Radical Born Again Christian
SO Significant Other (boy/girlfriend, spouse, lover, etc.)
MOTOS Member of the Opposite Sex
MOTSS Member of the Same Sex
MOTAS Member of the Appropriate Sex
PASA Pagan & Atheist Scum Alliance (formed to debate the Born Again Christians)

In some of the technical conferences, you might find the following:

AI Artificial Intelligence
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BASIC Beginner's All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (programming)
BCD Binary Coded Decimal (programming)
BIOS Basic Input Output System
BPS Bits Per Second (communication)
CAD Computer Aided Design
CAE Computer Aided Engineering
CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing
CASE Computer Aided Software Engineering (programming)
CCITT Consultative Committee for International Telephony & Telegraphy
CD-ROM Compact Disk-Read Only Memory
CGA Color Graphics Adapter (screen)
CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (memory)
CPI Characters Per Inch (printer)
CPL Characters Per Line (printer)
CPS Characters Per Second (communication)
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRT Cathode Ray Tube (screen)
DD Double Density (floppy disk)
DEC Digital Equipment Corporation
DES Data Encryption Standard
DIF Device Input Format
DIP Dual In-line Package (memory)
DMA Direct Memory Access
DS Double Sided (floppy disk)
DV DESQview (multitasking program)
EGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter (screen)
EMM Expanded Memory Manager (memory)
EMS Expanded Memory Specification (memory)
EOF End Of File
EOL End Of Line
EPROM Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (memory)
ESDI Enhanced Small Device Interface (hard disk)
FAT File Allocation Table (disk)
FCC Federal Communications Commission (communication)
GUI Graphical User Interface (screen)
HD High Density (floppy disk)
HGC Hercules Graphics Card (screen)
I/F Interface
I/O Input/Output
IDE Intergrated Drive Electronics (hard disk)
KB Kilo Byte = 1,024 bytes
LIM Lotus Intel Microsoft Expanded Memory Specification
LPI Lines Per Inch (printer)
MB Mega Byte = 1,048,576 bytes
MDA Monochrome Display Adapter (screen)
MFM Modified Frequency Modulation (hard disk)
MIPS Millions of Instructions Per Second
MIS Management Information Systems
MMU Memory Management Unit
MNP Microcom Network Protocol (communication)
MS Microsoft
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
POST Power On Self Test
PROM Programmable Read Only Memory (memory)
RAM Random Access Memory (memory)
RLL Run Length Limited (hard disk)
TPA Third Party Applications

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