How Many Do You Know? 25 Abbreviations Young People Use Online
I knew more than I thought? Maybe 12? How about you?
Here’s a test to make you feel old . . . or young if you nail it. Someone posted a list of the most popular abbreviations people use online.
If you pay attention even a little, you probably know a lot of the MOST popular ones. Like, LOL means “laugh out loud,” and FYI means “for your information”
But how many of these other ones do you know? We did our best to rank them, so they should get a little harder as we go . . .
1. DM: Direct message
2. JK: Just kidding
3. BRB: Be right back
4. TBH: To be honest
5. IRL: In real life
6. NSFW: Not safe for work
7. TTYL: Talk to you later
8. NBD: No big deal
9. IMO: In my opinion. Or, IMHO is “in my humble opinion.”
10. FTW: For the win
11. SMH: Shaking my head.
12. IDK: I don’t know
13. IDC: I don’t care
14. MSG: Short for the word “message”
15. OMW: On my way
16. G2G: Got to go
17. TFW: That feeling when
18. MFW: My face when
19. ILY: I love you
20. IMU: I miss you (Yes, a ‘U’ even though the word “you” starts with a ‘Y’.)
21. ICYMI: In case you missed it
22. SRSLY: Short for the word “seriously”
23. TLDR: Too long, didn’t read (Technically, there’s a semi-colon in that one: TL;DR.)
24. BAE: Before anyone else (Bae is also just short for “baby” or “babe.”)
25. SOML: Story of my life