Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Short-hand form of communication.

Many of my friends ask me what is BRB for the first time..If you do not interact online, chances are that you will not be knowing most of the terms like IMO, BTW, CU, OO etc. Well dont worry... You have dropped in the right place... Check this site that contains hundreds of such short forms used in conversation as a sort of short-hand form of communication.

Short forms of communication

Here is my own list
AKA = Also Known As
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
ASL = Age/Sex/Location
BRB= Be Right Back
CU = See You
CUL8R = See You Later
FYI = For Your Information
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
K = Ok
LOL = laughing out loud
MYOB = mind your own business
RSVP = Repondez, s'il vous plait (Respond, please)
W/O = without." W/ means "with."
WTG = way to go


Anonymous said...

Hey Sanjay, the list that you have provided is ENORMOUS. Do you think that an IM user must be aware of all of them !!??!!

sanjaykattimani said...

You dont need to learn all of them, But you need to learn some of the most widely used ones like BRB, IMO etc. Its enough to learn what interests you. And keep a book on that page so that you have a ready index when u want to take match a short form

Anonymous said...

Hmmm .... then i suggest you make a list of the most commonly ones used :).... it will help me better atleast. Instead of going thru the entire list and bookmarking them. !!

sanjaykattimani said...

Here you Go.