I noticed that when im chatting with my group members in chat rooms I often say things that no one understands. I'm one who is always on the computer....everything from banking to video games. These are a lot of abbreviations that might help when in a chat room or instant messaging people. Granted, these are not "academic" but they sure do help with keeping a conversation going at a steady rate....just don't say "lol" in rl (real life) people will look at you funny, well...unless its second nature for them too.
Well, here's a few of the more common ones. Hope this actually helps someone.
afk-away from keyboard
asl-age sex location (in other words tell them to go away)
brb-be right back
bbl-be back later
brt-be right there
btw- by the way
fyi-for your information
g2g-got to go
imho- in my humble opinion
imo- in my opinion
j/k- just kidding
k or kk - ok
lol-laughing out loud
lmao-laughing my a** off
omg - oh my god
p2p- peer to peer (usually involves file sharing)
rofl or rotfl - rolling on the floor laughing
roflmao- rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
sup- what's up
ttyl -talk to you later
there's a million others, but i think this is a good start ;)
so, with all that being said....i feel like a huge nerd!
anyone hear that song my weird al called white and nerdy...ummm yeah well im not whiter than sour cream...but there are scary things in that song that applies.