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Useful acronyms and other jargon

There are lots of abbreviations in emails and all around. If you ever wondered what those abbreviations mean, or if you have wanted to use them but not knowing what they mean, below is a lost of the most usual ones.

These abbreviations were not created for the Internet. Not so long ago, when telex machines were common, they were used in telexes because what was written there needed to be short and it was expensive to send a telex. It was particularly useful with these abbreviations if you had to type the telex manually when in direct contact with someone on the other end of the line. They were still useful if you did a preprepared telex (done on a sort of plastic band with holes in particular patterns in them) to send off later. Not so long ago telex machines were used for flight- and hotel bookings and they are still used in contacts between boats.

AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFK = Away From Keyboard
AKA = Also Known As
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
BTW = By The Way
BRB = Be Right Back
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FYI = For Your Information
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FUBAR = F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition
HTH = Hope This Helps
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PMJI = Pardon My Jumping In
PS = Post Script
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TPTB = The Powers That Be
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
RE Hi = Hello Again (same as re's)
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor, Laughing
RTFM = Read The F**king Manual
SO = Significant Other
SOHF = Sense Of Humor Failure
SPAM = Stupid Persons' AdvertiseMent
WB = Welcome Back
WRT = With Respect To
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
YWIA = You're welcome in advance
:-) = Smiling

You can find a list of Smilies here.

Acronym Finder and

There are of course more abbreviations than the above. There is a website called Acronym finder where you can write the abbreviation you want to get explained and get its meaning.

The address to Acronym Finder is:

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There you get more explanations.