Iks Common Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations

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The following "Common Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations" are likely to be used in dKos and dKosopedia.

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</[term]>

Marks the end of a passage characterized by the attitude or approach specified by [term]. For instance, </sarcasm> would indicate the previous lines are to be read as sarcastic. From the standard HTML syntax for closing a tag.

A

AFAIK

As Far As I Know

ASDF

A nonsense filler word used as a subject for posts. Apparently the first letters you learn to type on a Qwerty keyboard. For the very keen, try asdf.com. (DemFromCT, skiddie)

B - F

FWIW

"For what it's worth"

G

grafs

Abbreviation for "paragraph" used by weblog authors. Frequently: a paragraph cut from a newspaper article's online equivalent and pasted into a weblog entry as a blockquote. (EphemeralNotion)

H

I

IANAL

I am not a lawyer. Can be extended to any area of expertise, i.e. IANAD (I am not a Deaniac) usually appended with a large BUT, before someone gives you their views on an area that is out side of their area of expertise.

IIRC

If I recall correctly. This is often not capitalized, and it means that the fact given beforehand is a recollection from a while back and that the author is unsure of its factual accuracy. Not to be confused with IRC, a chat program.

IMHO

In my [humble/honest] opinion

IOKIYAR

It's OK If You're a Republican. Meaning some action which, if it were attached to a Democrat, would be cause for a firestorm of outrage, but not when committed by a Republican. See "Herr Gropenfuhrer".

IRL

In Real Life

J

JK

Just Kidding. Previous comment was in jest.

K

L

LOL

Laugh out loud

M

N

n/t

No text

Noob

A newbie - Usually a dirisive term for a poster who has violated the standard operating procedure of the board or blog.

O

OT

Off topic

OTOH

On the other hand

P

PEBCAC

Problem Exists Between Chair And Computer.

Q

R

ROTFLMAO

Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off. It is possible to omit some of the letters and still be intelligible - witness LMAO or ROFL.

RTFA

Read The F___ing Article.

RTFM

Read The F___ing Manual. Common response to requests for assistance when reading the documentation would reveal the answer.

S - V

W

WTF

What the F___?

X

Y

YMMV

Your Mileage May Vary. From car ads that advertise gas mileage but included this qualifier. Usually following a personal anecdote that might not hold for all cases. (pyrrho)

Z


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