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    Internet Abbreviations

    Ok, let's get all of our internet abbreviations straight here. Hopefully this will help us Joe

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    Ok....I'll stop being embarrassed and ask about a few:

    ITA: I too agree???

    OT: off topic?

    ETA: hmmm??

    PML: i see this a lot on FSU and have no idea what it means

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    Quote Originally Posted by emma
    Ok....I'll stop being embarrassed and ask about a few:
    ETA: hmmm??
    PML: i see this a lot on FSU and have no idea what it means
    ETA : edited to add
    PML: peeing myself laughing

    others off the top of my head

    AFAIC: as far as I'm concerned
    AFK: away from keyboard
    BAK: back at keyboard
    BRB: be right back
    IIRC: if I recall correctly
    IMO: in my opinion
    IMHO: in my humble opinion
    IMNSHO: in my not so humble opinion
    ROFL: roll on the floor laughing
    ROFLMAO: roll on the floor laughing my *** off
    YMMV: your mileage may vary

    errr.. that's all I can think of for now, obviously waaay too much time spent on internet discussion groups

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    Afaik (as far as I know) ITA is no abbreviation. It is Latin for "it is like that".

    CU ... see you
    TTYL ... talk to you later

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    On the Internet, ITA = I TOTALLY AGREE. At least that's how I've always seen it used.

    BTW = By the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealtorGal
    On the Internet, ITA = I TOTALLY AGREE. At least that's how I've always seen it used.
    ITA!

    So that's what PML means -- I had been wondering about that one.

    ETA -- whenever I see "ETA" my brain processes "estimated time of arrival". Think it'd be retrained by now, hmmm?

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    ok....I'm PMLing...omg.

    I'll never wrap my head around ETA, though...it makes me think of estimated time of arrival (too) every single time.

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    Often used in e-mail:

    TTFN=Ta Ta For Now

    KIT=Keep In Touch

    I don't know how widely this is used, but on a chat site I know of TMPI is used for "too much personal information".....
    Last edited by NJSk8Fan; 06-05-2005 at 10:19 PM.

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    ETA is very common in Television Without Pity.

    OTT -- Over the top (haven't seen this one around for a while)
    OOC -- if you're reading fanfics, that means out of character

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    Looking through the link Heyang has provided, some things have jumped out at me. For example:

    PMYMHMMFSWGAD
    Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn

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    also the kind and generic...

    TCOYS...Take Care of Your Self or simply, TC for Take Care
    TTYS....Talk to you soon
    MT...me too


    I hear that much of this is not only driven by internet use, but also by people using text on their cells to cut down on cost

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    WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get. Usually used in web design software aimed at graphic designers because the lack of codes.

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