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Date of Last Update: 6/29/05 11:15 EDT

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Dictionary

This is a dictionary of the codes, abbreviations and acronyms used by chatters. If you know any that aren't listed here, please send them by clicking on this. Click on this to visit my web site.

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*poof*             has left the chat
^5                 High 5
20                 Location 
73                 Best Regards
88                 Love and Kisses 
100                Nature Calls/Pit Stop
404                I have no clue (what you get when you enter a wrong URL)
12345              Talk About School
A/S/L?             Age/Sex/Location?
ADN                Any Day Now
AFAIK              As Far As I Know
AFK                Away From Keyboard
AKA                Also Known As
ASAP               As Soon As Possible
B4                 Before
B4N                Bye For Now
BAS                Big A** Smile
BBL                Be Back Later
BBN                Bye Bye Now
BBS                Be Back Soon
BCNU               Bee Seeing You
BIBO               Beer In, Beer Out
BD                 Big Deal
BF                 Boyfriend
BFN                Bye For Now
BIBO               Beer In, Beer Out
BL                 Belly Laugh
BMGWL              Busting My Gut With Laughter
BRB                Be Right Back
BTDT               Been There, Done That
BTW                By The Way
BWL                Bursting With Laughter
C&G                Chuckle and Grin
CICO               Coffee In, Coffee Out
CID                Crying In Disgrace
CNP...             Continued (in my) Next Post
CP                 Chat Post(a chat message)
CRBT               Crying Real Big Tears
CSG                Chuckle Snicker Grin
CU                 See You
CYA                See You (Seeya)
CYAL8R             See You Later (Seeyalata)
DLTBBB             Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
DOM                Dirty Old Man
DOS                Dozing Off Soon
DTRT               Do The Right Thing
DWB                Don't Write Back
DWPKOTL            Deep Wet Passionate Kissed On The Lips
EG                 Evil Grin
EMSG               Email Message
ES                 Enough Said
F2F                Face To Face
FC                 Fingers Crossed
FTBOMH             From The Bottom Of My Heart
FOZ                From Autralia (aka OZ)
FOCL               Falls Off Chair Laughing
FUBAR              Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
FYI                For Your Information
FWIW               For What It's Worth
G                  Grin
GAL                Get A Life
GF                 Girlfriend
GFN                Gone For Now
GGP                Gotta Go Pee
GL                 Good Luck
GM                 Good Morning
GMAB               Give Me A Break
GMBO               Giggling My Butt Off
GMTA               Great Minds Think Alike
GN                 Good Night
GNSTDLTBBB         Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
GR8                Great
GTG                Got To Go
GTSY               Glad To See You
H&K                Hug and Kiss
HABU               Have A Better 'Un
HAGN               Have A Good Night
HAGU               Have A Good 'Un
HAND               Have A Nice Day
HHIS               Hanging Head in Shame
HI                 Laughter
HIG                How's It Going
HT                 Hi There
HUB                Head Up Butt
IAE                In Any Event
IC                 I See
IGP                I Gotta Pee
ILY                I Love You
IMNSHO             In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO                In My Opinion  
IMCO               In My Considered Opinion  
IMHO               In My Humble Opinion
IMS                I'm Sorry  
IOW                In Other Words
IRL                In Real Life
ITIGBS             I Think I'm Gonna Be Sick
IWALU              I Will Always Love You 
J4G                Just For Grins  
JAM                Just A Minute  
JK                 Just Kidding  
JMO                Just My Opinion  
JTLYK              Just To Let You Know
KISS               Keep It Simple, Stupid
KIT                Keep In Touch
KOC                Kiss On Cheek
KOL                Kiss On Lips
KOTC               Kiss On The Cheek
KWIM               Know What I Mean
L                  Laugh
L8R                Later
L8R G8R            Later 'Gator
LHM                Lord Help Me
LHO                Laughing Head Off 
LHU                Lord Help Us 
LMAO               Laughing My A$$ Off
LMIRL              Lets Meet In Real Life
LMSO               Laughing My Socks Off
LOL                Laugh Out Loud
LSHMBB             Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing
LSHMBH             Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts  
LSHTTARDML         Laughing So The Tears Are Running Down My Leg  
LTNS               Long Time No See
LTS                Laughing To Self
LUWAMH             Love You With All My Heart
LY                 Love Ya
LY4E               Love You Forever
MTF                More To Follow
NEC                Not Even Close
NRN                No Reply Necessary
NADT               Not A Darn Thing
NP                 No Problem
NSTLC              Needs Some Tender Loving Care
NVNG               Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
NW                 No Way
OIC                Oh, I See  
OL                 Old Lady  (significant other)
OM                 Old Man (significant other)
OMG                Oh My God
OTOH               On The Other Hand
OTTOMH             Off The Top of My Head 
PAW                Parents Are Watching
PDS                Please Don't Shoot
PITA               Pain In The A$$
PLS                Please  
PM                 Private Message
PMFJI              Pardon Me For Jumping In
PML                Pissing Myself Laughing  
PMP                Peed My Pants  
POAHF              Put On A Happy Face
POS                Parent Over Shoulder
PPL                People
S                  Smile
QSL                Reply
QSO                Conversation
QT                 Cutie
RL                 Real Life
ROFL               Rolling On Floor Laughing 
ROFLAPMP           ROFL And Peeing My Pants
ROFLMAO            ROFL My A** Off
ROFLMAOAY          ROFLMAO At You 
ROFLMAOPMP         ROFLMAO Peeing My Pants 
ROFLMAOWTIME       ROFLMAO With Tears In My Eyes
ROFLUTS            ROFL Unable to Speak
RME                Rolling My Eyes
ROTFL              Rolls On The Floor Laughing
RT                 Real Time
RTFM               Read The F****** Manual!
SETE               Smiling Ear To Ear
SHID               Slaps Head In Disgust
SNERT              Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
S^                 S'UP - What's Up?
SNAFU              Situation Normal; All Fouled UP
SO                 Significant Other
SOT                Short Of Time
SOTMG              Short Of Time Must Go
STO                Sticking Out Tongue
SUAKM              Shut Up and Kiss Me
SWAK               Sealed With A Kiss
SWAG               Scientific Wild A** Guess
SWL                Screaming with Laughter
SYS                See You Soon
SYT                Sweet Young Thing
TA                 Thanks Again
TCOY               Take Care Of Yourself
TIA                Thanks In Advance
TILII              Tell It Like It Is
TLC                Tender Loving Care
TNT                Till Next Time
TNX                Thanks
TOY                Thinking Of You
TTFN               Ta Ta For Now
TTYL               Talk To You Later
TY                 Thank You
TYVM               Thank You Very Much
TX                 Thanks
WAG                Wild A** Guess
WAYD               What Are You Doing
WB                 Welcome Back
WBS                Write Back Soon
WEG                Wicked Evil Grin
WKF                Well Known Fact
WTG                Way To Go
WTH                What/Who The Heck (or H**, or sub an 'F' for the 'H')
YBS                You'll Be Sorry
YG                 Young Gentleman
YL                 Young Lady
YM                 Young Man
YW                 You're Welcome
Thanks 'Granny'

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19                 0 Hand
AGB                Almost Good Bridge (down by 2 tricks)
ANGB               Almost Nearly Good Bridge (down by 3 tricks)
BOTS               Robots
CMAP               Cover My Ass Partner
GB                 Good Bridge (down by one trick)
GC                 Good Crib
GG                 Good Game
GGA                Good Game All
GIC                Gift In Crib
GJP                Good Job Partner
GL                 Good Luck
GLA                Good Luck All
GJ                 Good Job
GM                 Good Move
GT                 Good Try
HF                 Have Fun
JAS                Just A Second
KB                 Kick Butt
NAGB               Nearly Almost Good Bridge (down by 3 tricks)
NBFAB              Not Bad For A Beginner
NBFABS             Not Bad For A Bot Stopper
NC                 Nice Crib
NGB                Nearly Good Bridge (down by 2 tricks)
NH                 Nice Hand
NM                 Nice Move
NME                Enemy
NN                 Nice Nil
NR                 Nice Roll
NS                 Nice Set
NT                 Nice Try
O                  Opponent
P                  Partner
RM                 Remake
TRAM               The Rest Are Mine
TY                 Thank You
VEG                Very Evil Grin
VWD                Very Well Done
VWP                Very Well Played
WD                 Well Done
WP                 Well Played
WTG                Way To Go
YW                 You're Welcome
Thanks Becca

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Emoticons and Things

Emoticons are symbols which indicate emotions. This section contains emoticons and other symbols used by chatters, which are easily made with ordinary keyboard characters . If you know any that aren't listed here, please send them by clicking on this. Click on this to visit my web site.

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:-|                Ambivalent
o:-)               Angelic
>:-(               Angry
|-I                Asleep
(::()::)           Bandaide
:-{}               Blowing a Kiss
\-o                Bored
:-c                Bummed Out
|C|                Can of Coke
|P|                Can of Pepsi
:( )               Can't Stop Talking
:*)                Clowning
:'                 Crying
:'-)               Crying with Joy
:'-(               Crying Sadly
\_/7               cup (coffee/tea)
:-9                Delicious, Yummy
:->                Devilish
;->                Devilish Wink
:P                 Disgusted (sticking out tongue)
:*)                Drunk
:-6                Exhausted, Wiped Out
>><)))`>           Fish/fishy
><<*>              Fish/fishy
:(                 Frown
\~/                Full Glass
\_/                Glass (drink)
^5                 High Five
(((((name))))      Hug (cyber hug)
(( )):**           Hugs and Kisses
:-I                Indifferent
:-)*(-:            Kiss
:-#                Lips are Sealed
:~/                Mixed Up
:-O                Mouth Open (Surprised)
(_)                Mug (coffee, beer)
(_)?               Mug (coffee/cocoa)
@[_]~~             Mug of HOT Coffee or Tea
****               Popcorn
&&&&               Pretzels
@--)--)(--         Rose
---/--@            Rose
:-@                Screaming
:O                 Shocked
:)                 Smile
^                  Thumbs Up
:-&                Tongue Tied
:-\                Undecided
;)                 Wink
|-O                Yawning

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Chatiquette

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1. Show RESPECT to other people. If someone disrespects you ignore them, rather than to argue with them and spoil the enjoyment of the other people who may be present. Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others (see No. 3 and 4 below).

2. When entering a chat room for the first time, be cool and try to get the 'feel' of the room and the people in it before you jump right in. If the atmosphere of the room is not what you are looking for, just leave and try another.

3. Remember that you are not anonymous. All chat servers are capable of capturing your IP (email address), and most of them log all visitors to a file. Your IP address leads to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) who maintains your person information on file. (see No. 4 below)

4. Remember that chat is not private. Chat programs on chat servers are file oriented, and all posts (messages) are in the file(s). Conduct yourself as if what you say is being recorded, because it is. (see No. 3 above)

5. Address each post to the party to whom it is directed.. Posts which are not addressed to anyone sometimes are not answered. Most people reply to posts directed at them, unless they have good reason not to. (see No. 6 below)

6. Reply to any post directed to you in a courteous manner, unless there is good reason not to. Don't confine your chat to one person only, as others may take offense or feel left out.

7. Use bolding and/or caps for emphasis only; continuous 'shouting' can be annoying.

8. If you have questions, ask away, but in a courteous manner. Most people will respond in like manner, and, if your question is too personal for them, they will politely say so. Asking questions is an excellent way to start conversations. Most people like to welcome and help 'newbies'.

9. If someone arrives who is being offensive, ignore that person. Do not post to him/her and do not mention him/her in your posts to others, except to advise them to ignore him/her. An offensive person quickly tires of talking to him/her self and leaves. Report any such incident immediately to the chat service so that appropriate action can be taken. The longer you wait, the more work it is to go through logs and files (see No. 3 and 4 above).

10. It is acceptable to give your email address to others, and to ask others for theirs. Giving out one's email address is a matter of personal preference, and declining to do that should not be taken as an insult.

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