Abbreviations on IRC

Why is "abbreviation" such a long word?

IRC can often seem like a cryptic world if you can't speak the language. Here are some common abbreviations people tend to use while on the net - especially on IRC.

AFK Away From Keyboard
ATM At The Moment
BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
BBIAF Be Back In A Few
BBL Be Back Later
BRB Be Right Back
BTW By TheWay
C U L8R S(C)ee Y(U)ou L8(ate)R
C Ya S(C)ee Y(Ya)ou
EG Evil Grin
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
IMO In My Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IRL In Real Life
JK (J/K) Just Out Kidding
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LTNS Long Time No See
NP No Problem
RE REpeat Hi
RL Real Life
ROFL/ROTFL Rolling On (The) Floor Laughing
TTFN TaTa For Now
TTYL TalkTo You Later
WB Welcome Back

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