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             B4 - Before                               JAM - Just A Minute

             BAK - Back At Keyboard                    L8R - Later            
             
             BBL - Be Back Later                       LOL - Laughing Out Loud or Lots of Love
            
             BBIAF - Be Back In A Flash                LTNS - Long Time No See

             BRB - Be Right Back                       NP - No Problem

             BTDT - Been there, Done That              NRN - No Reply Necessary

             BTW - By The Way                          OIC - Oh, I See

             CUL8R - See You Later                     OTOH - On The Other Hand

             FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions          ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing

             FWIW - For What It's Worth                RSN - Real Soon Now

             FYI - For Your Information                RTM - Read The Manual

             GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike            RUOK - Are You OK

             HHOJ - Ha Ha, Only Joking                 SITD - Still In The Dark

             IAE - In Any Event                        TIA - Thanks In Advance

             IMHO - In My Humble Opinion               TIC - Tongue In Cheek

             IMO - In My Opinion                       TTFN - Ta-ta For Now

             IMNSHO - In my Not-So-Humble Opinion      TTYL - Talk To You Later

             IOW - In Other Words                      WB - Welcome Back                    

             IRL - In Real Life                        WTG - Way To Go

             

Just a few more you may want to consider:

  • EBKAC -- Error Between Keyboard And Chair -- used tongue-in-cheek to admit you've made a mistake.

  • ROTFLMAO -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off -- don't know if that is too risque, or if we should try to cover all of them -- new ones are created every day -- look up the common ones, try looking up or guessing a new one, and finally, just ask. (Don't ask first -- that's part of netiquette usually -- do your homework first. It's sort of a fine line -- in personal email, ask first -- on a mail list or news group, see what the climate is like.)

  • RTFM -- Read The Fine wink Manual -- often used to suggest that a questioner should spend some time reading the manual before asking (sometimes elementary) questions. Like above, there's a fine line. Some newbie focused lists tolerate questions better than others (newbie@linux-mandrakePLEASENOSPAM.com is a good one for Linux, in particular Mandrake Linux), other lists attract arrogant "pseudo-experts" who like to show off rather than help -- you can get help either place, you just have to think (briefly, hopefully) about the best approach.

Resources

From The Secret Guide to Computers by Russ Walter

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