Common IRC Acronyms


To give some common IRC acryonyms (and 'Net ones too)



24/7 Permanent Internet Connection (24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)
BBIAB Be Back In ABout a minute
BBL Be Back Later
BRB Be Right Back
BTW By The Way
C ya See Ya (later)
ICMP Internet Control Messaging Protocol (Typically a way to get someone off IRC is to use ICMP ECHO)
IE Either as ie. <I mean, as in normal English>, or Internet Explorer
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Optinion
IRC Internet Relay Chat
ISDN Integrated Digital Services Network, an high speed connection (64Kbps/128Kbps)
KB Kick-Banned
L8R Later
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LTNC Long Time No See
LTNS Long Time No See
NE1 Anyone
NS Netscape (usually)
RE Regards, ReHi (back in the days when 2400 modems were fast, and a computer could take a while to respond. A method of saying Hi Again)
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
RTFM Read The Fine Manual (Though "fine" is usually replaced with something more vulgar)
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To Ya Later
TTYT Talk To Ya Tomorrow
WB Welcome Back
WTF What The F**K
WTH What the H**L