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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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dujiannantoridujiannantori Posts: 486 Inactive
2moro - Tomorrow
2nite - Tonight
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way -or- Bring The Wheelchair
B4N - Bye For Now
BCNU - Be Seeing You
BFF - Best Friends Forever -or- Best Friend's Funeral
CYA - Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read
DILLIGAS - Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
FWIW - For What It's Worth -or- Forgot Where I Was
GR8 - Great
ILY - I Love You
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IRL - In Real Life
ISO - In Search Of
J/K - Just Kidding
L8R - Later
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love -or- Living On Lipitor
LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister
MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
NP - No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
NUB - New person to a site or game
OIC - Oh, I See
OMG - Oh My God
OT - Off Topic
POV - Point Of View
RBTL - Read Between The Lines
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
RT - Real Time -or- ReTweet
THX or TX or THKS - Thanks
SH - Sh** Happens
SITD - Still In The Dark
SOL - Sh** Out of Luck -or- Sooner Or Later
STBY - Sucks To Be You
SWAK - Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
TFH - Thread From Hell
RTM or RTFM - Read The Manual -or- Read The F***ing Manual
TLC - Tender Loving Care
TMI - Too Much Information
TTYL - Talk To You Later -or- Type To You Later
TYVM - Thank You Very Much
VBG - Very Big Grin
WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
WTF - What The F***
WYWH - Wish You Were Here
XOXO - Hugs and Kisses


  • TinkaTinka Posts: 799 ✭✭✭✭
    Wow, this new language reminds me on chinese writing. They also use logograms (symbols that represent parts of words or whole words)... Some day the new generations will use pictures instead of letters, as in China already do :smile:
  • MonikMonik Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭
    @dujiannantori It is a long list... Any how useful.. TX ☺
  • dujiannantoridujiannantori Posts: 486 Inactive
    :) @monik2014 YW :) yeah Most of them are quite helpful, especially in SL !!! :) lol^^
  • dujiannantoridujiannantori Posts: 486 Inactive
    @Tinka use picture instead? ^^lol , well maybe one day they will use vedios instead of pictures!!!^^ lol
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @dujiannantori you are spoiling our english :D.
  • MonikMonik Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭
    @dujiannantori I have to learn many many things... ☺
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,553 mod
    I'm old fashioned. TTFN is as far as I want to go.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What's TTFN? :D @mheredge
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,308 mod
    @meu It stands for Ta-ta for now. ie. goodbye!
    I remember when @Lynne texted me while we were in Barcelona. 'See you l8er'
    I thought she meant 18 hrs ie. 6 o'clock so we wandered around for ages trying to work out where! Doh!
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ha ha @amatsuscribbler!! So you were l8 :p
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Perfect :) I just wanted to ask, what does it mean LOL :) Thank you dujiannantori :)
  • dujiannantoridujiannantori Posts: 486 Inactive
    =) YW @Simply and welcome to our forum !!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,553 mod
    Laugh Out Loud (lol) @Simply. I think it's more American English than British English, even though Brits use it a lot too.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    @mheredge, it is GR8 in any case :smiley: I will understand meanings and can use it.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,878 mod
    edited July 2015
    These expressions and images are becoming part of our daily language.

    Although I admit I was a bit disappointed when I found out LOL meant laughing out loud, and not lots of love.

    Emojis are also creeping into our daily communication.


    They are even making films about them, or are they making emojis out of films?

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,571 mod
    I only know GBU
  • christellechristelle Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thx for this list ! I play games online and people always use slang. It will be easy to understand now thanks to you. :)
  • LoisLois Posts: 20 ✭✭
    Wow. It is very useful. Thank you for sharing & Good night. 23:27 PM now
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    AKA is the one I recently knew. :)
  • rajatpareekcoolrajatpareekcool Posts: 22 ✭✭
    ohh that's really nice :)
  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 664 ✭✭✭
    I didn't know that :/ but now i know :) .. thank you very much o:)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,553 mod
    What does GBU mean @april?

    Time was I only had heard of GBH and that was only because of watching too many cop movies.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,571 mod
    GBU is God Bless You (U) , @mheredge . :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,553 mod
    Not in police jargon it isn't @april. Grievious Bodily Harm!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,571 mod
    Oh, no, @mheredge :) .
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,553 mod
    I hate acroymns though @april. IT is full of them.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,571 mod
    Me too, @mheredge .
    It's always guessing work. :)
  • yassmineyassmine Posts: 31 ✭✭
    hahhahaahahahhhhh. :D
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    TY :)
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,909 mod
    Thank you for these. It's very important to understand English slang just as it is to know the actual language itself, because this is what is used a lot on the internet. I always struggle to converse in my non-native language when people are using slang, so information sheets like this are always great to know, thank you very much!
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