12 Internet Slangs With Unexpected Real Meanings

Posted: February 1, 2013 in Random conversation Topics
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Here I am talking about the online Jargons acronyms and shorthand terms that we all use just to save a few seconds while working online.

This internet language has developed over a decade and is perhaps as old as the internet itself. This different kind of language is also known as chat speak, SMS speak, or IM language. It is the modified or we can say a distorted version of our current alphabetical way of speaking.

Below is the list of those slangs that have hilarious alternative meanings:

LOL: It is used in internet language for “laughing out loudly”

Real Meaning: LOL in the medical world is used to identify a patient as” little old lady”.

BRB: Means “Be right Back” in internet language.

Real Meaning: It refers to a “Big Red Button” such as for emergency or fear detonation.

 IDK: Its meaning in internet language is “I Don’t Know”

Real Meaning: “Ident-A-Kid”, as used in child identification program in United States.

 BFF: It means “Best Friends Forever” as per internet jargons.

Real Meaning: In late 1980 or early 1990, it referred to “Binary File Format”, a binary coding format for computer programs.

OMG: It is “oh my god/gosh/ goodness” when you trouble god for trivial things while using Internet.

Real Meaning: “Out law Motorcycle club” (OMG), found in 1930, it was the most notorious gang in the America.

PLZ: You use it to say “please” with lightning fast speed.

Real Meaning: It is a well known airport code for the Port Elizabeth airport in South Africa.

CYA: It is the misspelling of “see ya”.

Real Meaning: It is a sneaky acronym for “cover your ass”.

BTW: Used to denote “By the Way”

Real Meaning; Acronym for “British Traditional Wicca”.

ROFL: Used for “Rolling on floor laughing”, used when saying LOL is not enough.

Real Meaning: Rogues of the forbidden legion.

THX: It is used to say “thanks”/

Real Meaning: Tomlison Holman’s experience, an audio spin off of Lucas film.

BC: It is the shorthand for “because”.

Real Meaning: Before Christ.

AND U? : Please now “u” add to this list..”

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  1. Gaurav says:

    good one

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