Communicate quickly in social media and chats – often with cryptic abbreviations. We explain everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
Anyone who reads tweets and YouTube comments or chats via Messenger will encounter abbreviations again and again. Chats tend to be brisk, and a tweet can only have 280 characters. The abbreviations help to make it clear quickly how you feel or what you want to express. Many of them come from English, the lingua franca of the internet.
OMG. oh my god Oh my God. A shortcut classic!
TBH. To be honest. To be honest.
IM(H)O. In my (humble) opinion. IMHO.
TL;DR. too long; didn't read. Too long; didn't read it.
WTF. What the fuck. What the hell.
IRL. In real life. In real life.
GOAT. Greatest of all time. The greatest of all time. Someone who excels in their field, such as the highly successful gymnast Simone Biles or the boxer Muhammad Ali.
ASAP. As soon as possible. As quickly as possible.
BTW. By the way. By the way.
WFH. Work from home. Work from home.
TFW. That feeling when. The feeling when. Used, for example, when someone describes a situation that triggers strong emotions.
FYI. For your information. For your information.
SMH. shake my head i shake my head
IDK. I do not know. I dont know.
TMI. Too much information. Too much information. In other words, the other person has shared something very private, for example, that you would rather not have known.
TTYL. Talk to you later. We'll talk (us) later.
LMAO. Laughing my ass off. It means that you laugh your ass off.
JK Just kidding. I'm just having fun.
THX. thanks Thanks.