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The Eclectic Pen - Can anyone help me with internet slang?? (Please?)

By: Kristen D.   + 2 more  
Date Submitted: 4/21/2007
Genre: Children's Books » Obsessions
Words: 152

  So I feel EXTRA 'geeky' because even though I am ONLY 25, I can honestly say that I am SOOOOO far behind when it comes to being cool and keeping up with 'the now,' so much so that it scares me!!! I don't know much internet slang A.K.A. short-hand? All I know is lol: laugh(ing) out loud and lmao: laughing my *ss off... Shows how much I chat, huh?? So, can anybody bring me up to speed? What's ttyl???

And what's with all of the symbols?!? :) Ohhhhhh! NEVERMIND the symbols! You have to tilt your head a little, no actually ALOT to the left to see some sort of funny face. (That's for those out there who ALSO didn't know know about the symbols either because I KNOW that I'm not the ONLY one.)

So PLEASE, all of you CONSTANT surfers and chaters, enlighten and educate me... (Smile) Seriously!!

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IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 4/21/2007 1:38 PM ET
I know less than you but my smart *ss son told me to ask someone if they wanted to cyber. I didn't and now that I know what it means I'm glad.
Elif S. (ulookbeautifultoday) - 4/21/2007 6:01 PM ET
well there are so many different things but some of the most commonly used besides the ones you know are: rofl-rolling on the floor laughing pos-parents over shoulder (mostly for teenagers) ttyl-talk to you later/ ttyt-talk to you tomorrow yw-your welcome (it took me forever to figure that one out, lol) ty-thank you sn-screen name np-no problem brb-be right back and there are many many more. you can just goodle internet short hand and figure stuff out. good luck
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 4/22/2007 4:53 PM ET
I THINK there is a book on all this stuff at most bookstores. As search of would verify this real fast.
Donald P. - 4/23/2007 4:02 PM ET
LOL....laughing out loud, that is! Just go to google or google it. Serioously if you go go google and enter, internet language or symbols, you will find it. I am older that most of you, I think, honest, and that is the eway I have been challenged, kept up and survived on the internent. "Google it" ! Good luck! And don't stop!
Gina S. (GigiBeanz) - 4/26/2007 8:42 PM ET
...Just a few more to add as the "slang" is forever changing ttfn= ta ta for now bff=best friend forever asl=age sex location and NEVER ask anyone it they want to cyber! Trust me you will save yourself the embarrassment! rofl= rolling on the floor laughing roflmao rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off gr8= great..that's all i can think of for now but there are millions out there....
Terri M. (Flipper) - 5/1/2007 2:40 PM ET
wp-what's up bff-best friend forever idk-I don't know I am sure there are many more, but I am just as bad as you, not really IM savy. But thought I would help the best I can.
Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 8/12/2008 7:42 PM ET
I feel for you. It took my mother and me the longest time to figure out that rofl meant rolling on floor laughing. We realized it was something to do with laughing, since that was always the context, but...
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