How well do you know your acronyms?

How well versed are you on the acronyms that are so popular today in conversations via text, private message or social media?   If you have teenagers in your house, you are probably very knowledgeable about these.  If not, here is a quick lesson, LOL.  That stands for Laugh Out Loud by the way, not Lots of Love as some (of us older) people think.

  • OMG is pretty obvious, I just put it on the list to ensure everyone knows at least one.
  • WTF too, although I did see a joke on Facebook that implied many people my age do not know what it stands for. In case you are one of them, it’s What The F**k.
  • BRB stands for Be Right Back just in case you get interrupted in the middle of a conversation through text or PM (private message)  That’s like asking “Can you hold on a minute?” in the old days when you were talking on the (landline) phone and the doorbell rang, or your oven timer went off or…NVM (never mind) you get the picture.
  • MYOB means Mind Your Own Business.  Some people use an F before the B; you can probably guess what that stands for.  I guess that is added when you are really annoyed at someone.
  • LMFAO means Laughing My F***ing Ass Off. (a fancier version of LOL)  Again, you can add the F or remove it as you please or as your vocabulary dictates.  There is also ROFLMAO which is Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off.
  • AFAIKB3 means As Far As I Know Blah Blah Blah.  In other words, I don’t care, which means it could be abbreviated to IDC, which should never be confused with IDK which BTW (by the way) means I Don’t Know.

 

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Tell the truth, how many of these acronyms did you know already?  I admit I learned a few more today, and tested my eyes at the same time.  LOL.

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4 thoughts on “How well do you know your acronyms?

  1. There were a couple I didn’t know – BRB and the last one. The NVM would have caused me trouble since I would have been trying to come up with a word for the letter V, like Not Very Mindful.
    Medicine uses a lot of acronyms. It used to be that COPD was C.O.L.D. for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Insurances wouldn’t pay for a cold so they changed it to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Another odd one I got was a for a teen who had been injured on his farm. The doctor had the diagnosis as CHI – KBC. The CHI is for Closed Head Injury, but none of us could figure out the KBC. We thought the K might be for kidneys, but R for renal was normally used. In the morning the doctor came in early and I was still there. He wrote it for Kicked By Cow. I’d love to know what the insurance co. said about that!
    Last year or so, I got one from a girl that got mad at me when I told her she had the wrong phone number. It looked a sheet of paper pierced by a tower. I know a few basic acronyms but this was beyond me. My 14 YO grandson was here, so I asked him. When I saw his smile instantly disappear I knew it was a bad as I suspected. He asked, “Are you sure you want to know?” I told him no and to delete it. My next thought was why does my g’son know that!

  2. yes, coming from the medical field myself I was used to acronyms, but the ones they use in modern conversations are quite clever. The youngsters know them all LOL

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