I.M. Decoded

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Here is your guide to the Instant Message dailect! With all the ever-changing shorthand phrasings and chat-room acronyms, sometimes talking on the internet may be more like deciphering cryptic messages than engaging in casual conversation. Here you may find one simple resource – a list of words, phrases, emotes, and acronyms, that may assist even I.M. natives (which I will update on occasion) and to understand my “unedited” posts, like those from Yahoo! Answers.

Category: ACRONYMS [Inappropriate Acronyms Discluded]

JK: Just Kidding
LOL: Laugh Out Loud
WB: Welcome Back
YW: You’re Welcome
TTYL/TTYS: Talk to you [Later/Soon]
CP: Club Penguin

Category: Shorthand

Wut/Wat: What
Y?: Why?
U: You
Bak: Back [ex. I’m Back]
Iggy: Igloo
UR: You’re/Your
R: Are
Nvm: Nevermind
K: Okay
Kno/No:* Know (*depends on context)
Plz: Please
Kool: Cool
Bai: Goodbye

Sup: What’s Up?
Category: Emoticons
+ Smiley Face


+ Expressing Embarrassment [1] or Randomness [2]

XD [1 & 2]
xD [1 & 2]
=P [1]
😛 [1]
-_-‘ [1]


About The Game Detective

Hello, my dear Watsons, I'm The Game Detective.

Posted on 01/30/2011, in Informative, Post-A-Day {2011}, Technology, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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