You will find these beneficial as you travel this hallowed net!
*If anybody has any new ones to add that do not appear here please email us.
Commonly (and uncommonly) used Acronyms, shortforms and emoticons:

ASAP - as soon as possible
BAG - big ass grin
BASEG - big ass shit eating grin
BC - Back Channel (private email)
BEG - big evil grin
BG - big grin
BRB - Be right back
BS - Big Smile
BTA - But then Again (in response to IOW)
BTW - By The Way
CRS - Can't Remember Shit
CRAFT - Can't Remember A Fucking Thing
DL or D/L - Download, transmit to you
EG - Evil Grin
ESAD - Eat Shit and Die
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
FC - Front Channel (public email)
FRED - Fucking Ridiculous Electronic Device
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
FUBAR - Fucked up beyond all recognition
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
G - grin - usually in brackets or angles or [g]
GAS - Give a shit
GIGO - Garbage in, Garbage Out
HSIK - How Should I Know
IAE - In any event
IMAO - In My Arrogant Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - in my not so humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IMX - In my experience
INAL - I'm Not A Lawyer
IOW - In Other Words
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
MFWIC - Mother Fucker What's In Charge (pronounced "mifwick")
MLA - Multiple Letter Acronym
NBD - No Big Deal
NFW - No Fucking Way
NOY(F)B - None Of Your (Fucking) Business
OIC - Oh, I See
OTL - Out To Lunch
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PCMCIA - People Can't Memorize Compuserves Incredible Acronyms
PITA - Pain In The Ass
PTB - Powers That Be
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLOL - Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
ROTF - Rolling On The Floor
RTFM - Read The Fucking Manual
R(M)TFL - Read (My) The Fucking Letter
SEG - Shit eating grin
SFLA - Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SIGH - self-explaining
smile - self-explaining
SNAFU - Situation Normal, All "fixed" Up
SO - Significant Other
TGIF - Thank God Its Friday
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TIC - Tongue In Cheek
TINS - This is no shit (true story, usually)
TIW - There I was (usually TIC story)
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
UL or U/L - Upload, contribute a file. (send)
w/ - With
WOFTAM - Waste of fucking time and money
WTF - What the fuck
WTH - What The Hell
YABA - Yet Another Bloody Acronym


There are numerous symbols used in cyberspace to help convey tone and
action to others.

The symbols are as follows:

< ... > = Denotes an action the author is (theoretically) doing
at the time. It's most commonly used for facial expressions,
mostly detailed below, however it is not too uncommon to read
something like < drawing dagger >

< s > = Smile
< g > = Grin
< bg > = Big grin
< eg > = Evil grin
< veg > = Very evil grin
< seg > = Shit eating grin
< baeseg > = big ass evil shit eating grin
you get the idea

FACES (these symbols are commonly taken to mean virtually the
same as or or, in the case of frowns, something along
the lines of < sorry > or < too bad >):

:-) (smile with nose)
:/ (deranged smile)
:b (sticking out tongue)
:P (sticking out tongue)
:\ (deranged smile)
>:( (angry)
>:) (contradictory emotions)


< ! > (WHAT!)
< &#%$! > (Obscenity)
< ? > (Hunh?)
< blink >
< blush >
< cough >
< guffaw >
< kick >
< sigh >
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