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AWGTHTGTTA? FYI, NALOPKT. Alas, TMIKTLIU. (Previously)
posted by Krrrlson (58 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Firstly, I learned POS as something completely different than "Parent Over Shoulder".

And none of these have my personal favorite:

PEBKAC.

Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair
posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:52 PM on June 9, 2007


TEENS ARE ON THE ITNERNETS? WTF!
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:53 PM on June 9, 2007


Fun ones to try in the last link: ABFL, CID, CLM, DGARA, DWIMC, GPB, HYLMS, IOIT, OK, pornado, TMIKTLIU.
posted by Krrrlson at 11:54 PM on June 9, 2007


WTH: What the heck.

LOLWTF
posted by maryh at 11:56 PM on June 9, 2007


Hmm, apparently not all of those work in the lookup engine, but they exist in the "dictionary" tab.
posted by Krrrlson at 11:57 PM on June 9, 2007


I just saw that. And then I checked it again, and I realized PEBKAC.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 12:00 AM on June 10, 2007


IDGAFF.
posted by sourwookie at 12:01 AM on June 10, 2007


try TCD in the last link.
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:08 AM on June 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Everybody, GYPO! GYPO like it's going out of style!
posted by item at 12:12 AM on June 10, 2007


MNIMC : NALOPKT
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:18 AM on June 10, 2007


In Your Garden Stealing Your Zuccini
posted by longsleeves at 12:32 AM on June 10, 2007


And Making Ratatouille
posted by longsleeves at 12:33 AM on June 10, 2007


I wonder if the flood of submissions will give them that WTF feeling? I went for a very rude but improbable one.
posted by imperium at 1:40 AM on June 10, 2007


IWSN. N.
posted by klue at 1:53 AM on June 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


According to the news, teens are only ever able to speak in acronyms that nobody has ever seen before, and always to adult predators. Always.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 1:56 AM on June 10, 2007


Cause really, it's not just endless acronyms. It's just like typing normally, just less grammar and more stupid.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 1:57 AM on June 10, 2007


LOL (Laughing Out Loud)


Q: Why Do I Need This Acronym Decoder Software?

A: Because without it, you would never know what your teens are really talking about when they use the "secret code" that all teens use when they want to keep something private.

posted by KingoftheWhales at 2:04 AM on June 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


This was so much easier to take in when it was only grooves etched into records.

AND YOU BRATS STAY OUTTA MY YARD! I'M WATCHING YOU!
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:21 AM on June 10, 2007


idk, my bff jill?
posted by Xere at 2:32 AM on June 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


Dunno but the lingo hasn't changed that much since I logged onto CompuServe chatrooms 1991 ...
posted by homodigitalis at 2:39 AM on June 10, 2007


Enter chat term here: idspispopd

Sorry, not found. Would like to add it to our database?
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:50 AM on June 10, 2007 [4 favorites]


Them not having all of these sounds like an eye dee ten tee problem.

(I D 10 T harhar)
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 3:54 AM on June 10, 2007


I couldn't believe it when I worked with an IT development manager who was baffled by my occasional use of AFAIK and IIRC -- hell, I was seeing those in USENET back when Bill Gates was a little boy, seemingly. OTOH, he didn't know what USENET was, either.
posted by pax digita at 3:57 AM on June 10, 2007


RPOGHJTPLJWUFMCVPOWTQTAXORKPPRHGORGJHWSHLVHATUGBSJPTAJGLQWGJYT!
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:05 AM on June 10, 2007


How come nobody worries about sex herbivores?
posted by srboisvert at 4:08 AM on June 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


IM IN UR INTERNETS DECRYPTIN UR ACRONYMZ
posted by pruner at 4:13 AM on June 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


idk, my bff jill?

Xere, I am embarrassed to admit that I often stop fast-forwarding tivo through the commercials so I can watch that specific line. And then I fast-forward again. I do not know what is wrong with me.
posted by jiiota at 4:21 AM on June 10, 2007


I see I am late to the game. I had no idea it was a thing.
posted by jiiota at 4:43 AM on June 10, 2007


Lame. Acronyms are as old as the internet.

HTH HAND.
posted by Justinian at 4:46 AM on June 10, 2007


WTF? ASL? PAW? POS!? OIC. ROFL, MAO. IDK. IANAP, IMNSHO, ETLA FUBAR, SNAFU. GYOBFW, DIAF!
posted by loquacious at 4:50 AM on June 10, 2007


i HEAR THAT IF YOU READ THESE BACKWARDS THAT THERE A PRAYER TO satan!!!!!!
posted by bonehead at 5:55 AM on June 10, 2007


TANSTAAFL
posted by quonsar at 6:11 AM on June 10, 2007


I like to think that IANAP stands for I Am Not A Peanut.

I don't know why.
posted by liquorice at 6:18 AM on June 10, 2007


MDLLGOABD = My dad looks like Goatse on a bad day.
posted by dobbs at 6:21 AM on June 10, 2007


if parents didn't suck so hard these days, i.e. they actually got involved with their kids, they wouldn't need what amount to spy sites that play on paranoia.
posted by spish at 6:26 AM on June 10, 2007


parents just don't understand
posted by es_de_bah at 6:29 AM on June 10, 2007


Heh, old joke - PCMCIA: Personal Computer Memory Card International Association or People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:49 AM on June 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Funny, at first glance a concerned parent would probably gloss over most of these and then stare wide-eyed at IANAL.
posted by danb at 7:02 AM on June 10, 2007


idk, my bff jill?

THESE CELLPHONE BILLS ARE WHAT'S NS..F...F!!!
posted by delmoi at 7:08 AM on June 10, 2007


I'm actually having a lot of fun adding acronyms of all sorts to this database-- corporate, technical, military, what-have-you. I figure that by doing this, I'm decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio to help kill the stupid idea of a teen-chat decoder, while helping to create a useful all-purpose acronym dictionary.

Oh, and here's my favorite part of the FAQ:

Q: Will You "Spy" On Me When I Install Or Use It?

A: No, absolutely not. The software is not designed that way, and to try and do so would be unethical.


We want to help you spy on your children, but we'd never spy on you! That would be unethical!
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:10 AM on June 10, 2007 [4 favorites]


FOAD
posted by carsonb at 7:27 AM on June 10, 2007


I'm more disturbed that the younger generation does not seem to understand what an acronym is.
posted by psmealey at 7:28 AM on June 10, 2007


GYOBF
(j/k)

idk, my bff jill?
posted by Xere at 4:32 AM on June 10


It's currently my favorite commercial on TV. That little girl is adorable.

I realized what it was about that specific line... she sticks her tongue out of her mouth to make the ending of "Jill". It's just the cutest thing.

And the mother plays her part to a tee. And the little satisfaction she gets at the end of just almost being there makes my heart glow as a parent.

Plus, redhead soccer mom. Come on.

What I can't tell is her name she calls out at the very beginning? Is it Becken? Or Bethen? Is she saying "Beth Ann" maybe? Or something else?
posted by Ynoxas at 7:36 AM on June 10, 2007


i would bet a significant amount of money that 99% of these "acronyms" were made up by the people writing these articles.

wait, was that obvious to everyone? oops.
posted by timory at 7:40 AM on June 10, 2007


timory: I'll take that bet. How much are we talking about? Aspiring law student? Surely then you can't be that out of touch.

Some made up? Probably, even likely.

99%? Nowhere close.

I've seen at least half of these in actual use and I'm an old fogey.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:50 AM on June 10, 2007


TTYWYGYPO - Talk To You When You Get Your Pants Off

BMGE - Bite My Glass Eye

EYDOLAM - Eeyore Doesn't Live Here Anymore

IKSFS - I Kant Spel For Shit

IROW2DPUCCYHMO - I've Run Outta Ways To Drive Parental Units Crazy, Can You Help Me Out?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:00 AM on June 10, 2007


When I was first learning about networks, one of my vendors was trying to sell me on a new kind of internet connection that was supposed to be faster than modems. He called it ISDN, I asked him what it stood for, he said "I still don't know."
Sorry, I've been carrying that burden alone until now.
posted by Area Control at 8:02 AM on June 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


ynoxas: ok, ok, not 99%, but a vast majority. i mean, get your pants off? let's meet in real life? IDTS. those aren't even the most ridiculous ones and i think they're full of hooey.
posted by timory at 8:29 AM on June 10, 2007


IANAP - I Am Not Alan Partridge. (Duh.)

If WTF is FTW backwards, then TISNF is NSFW sideways.

TWIAV - That's Where I'm A Viking!
posted by wendell at 8:46 AM on June 10, 2007


Hmm... For some reason I can't help but think of this.
posted by turing_test at 8:49 AM on June 10, 2007


IM IN UR ONLINE PARENTS RESOURCE CORRUPTIN UR LEXICON
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:41 AM on June 10, 2007


Whatever brain trust thought it was a good idea to create a slide show of acronyms needs to find some other sort of job that doesn't involve sharp objects, or humans. I was pretty much ROFL after the third slide and the laughs just kept coming.

A slide show. The mind boggles.
posted by crinklebat at 10:44 AM on June 10, 2007


Plus, redhead soccer mom. Come on.

IAWTC
posted by Greg Nog at 2:25 PM on June 10, 2007


UUDDLRLRBA
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:41 PM on June 10, 2007


YDKGOML!!!!

(you damn kids get off my lawn)
posted by louche mustachio at 7:46 PM on June 10, 2007


MWHDYK - May we hose down your kitchen?
TEKSFK - The extra 'K' stands for Kwuality
IDOHPALN - I dreamt of horse penis again last night
posted by jefbla at 7:51 PM on June 10, 2007


OMGWTFBBQ!!!!111 (and POS for Parent Over Shoulder? I think not. You kids gimme back my damn Akronymz!!!!!!!)
posted by Debaser626 at 12:37 PM on June 11, 2007


HIYHCAM - Honk If You Have Chat Acronym Mentality.

It would be a lot more fun if it was based on my Ovaltine secret decoder ring.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:58 PM on June 11, 2007


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