Where can i find those abbreviation?

  1. Please help me,then i can use them too and probably i will understand better what people are saying.
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  3. by   P_RN
    http://www.vh.org/Providers/ClinRef/...eviations.html

    Try this site. If there are others that you can not find, just post a question and we will try to help.

    Are you a nurse? Your English is very good.

    P
  4. by   Jenny P
    or are you talking about some of the terms we use here such as LOL (laughing out loud), BTW (by the way), IMHO (in my humble opinion)?
  5. by   Jenny P
    Riina, you should have posted that you are looking for the BB (bulletin board) abbreviations here and not just emailed that info to me. I'm pretty much a computer novice, so don't know a whole lot of the abbreviations.

    People, I've given her a short list of terms that we use as short cuts: LOL, ROFLMAO (and varients), BTW, OMG, IMHO. What are some other abbreviations that are commonly used here and on other BBs that would make it easier for this (non English speaking) person to understand what the heck we are saying here?
  6. by   nurs4kids
    try a search from anywhere for "internet acronyms" and you'll get some different ones. Here's the first one I found. I've never seen a few of these.

    http://www.ourbrisbane.com/community/chat/abbrev.htm Abbreviations

    Internet chat has developed its own set of acronyms. New ones are being added daily as people all around the world find ways to express themselves in a new way.

    Abbreviations Definition
    <g>, [G] or [g] Grin
    [BG] Big Grin
    [EG] or [eg] Evil Grin
    ^5 A High Five Slap
    AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
    AFAIK As Far As I Know
    AFK Away From the Keyboard
    AIUI As I Understand It
    B4 Before
    BAK Back At Keyboard
    BBL Be Back Later
    BCNU Be Seeing You
    BRB Be Right Back
    BSF But Seriously Folks
    BTDT Been There, Done That
    BTW By The Way
    BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
    CUL See You Later
    D/L DownLoad
    DYJHIW Don't You Just Hate It When ...
    EOF End Of File
    ETLA Extended Three-Letter Acronym
    F2F Face to Face
    FAQ Frequently Asked Question
    FOC Free Of Charge
    FWIW For What It's Worth
    FYE For Your Entertainment
    FYI For Your Information
    GIGO Garbage In Garbage Out
    HTH Hope That Helps
    IAE In Any Event
    IIRC If I Recall Correctly
    IME In My Experience
    IMHO In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IMO In My Opinion
    IOW In Other Words
    IRL In Real Life
    ISP Internet Service Provider
    ISTM It Seems To Me
    ISTR I Seem To Recall
    ITRO In The Region Of ...
    IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
    JAM Just A Minute
    KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
    L8R Later
    LOL Laughing Out Loud
    NP No Problem
    NRN No Reply Necessary
    OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
    OTOH On The Other Hand
    OTT Over The Top
    PD Public Domain
    PPL People
    ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
    ROTFL Rolls On the Floor Laughing
    RSN Real Soon Now
    RTFAQ Read The FAQ
    RTFM Read The *Fantastic* Manual
    RTM Read The Manual
    RWE Real World Equivalent
    SITD Still In The Dark
    SNR Signal-To-Noise Ratio
    [H|S]WMBO [He|She] Who Must Be Obeyed
    TAM Tenner A Month (Account Fee)
    TIA Thanks In Advance
    TLA Three-Letter Acronym
    TTFN Ta Ta For Now
    TTYL Talk To You Later
    WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
  7. by   Jenny P
    Nurs4kids, Thank you! You are something else! I said I was a computer novice; I guess I'm not even that!

    Riina, I hope this helps you (although I find that it boggles MY mind!) Hope to hear from you again soon!
    -Jenny

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Where can i find those abbreviation?