Internet Slang by Ryu

This is a list compiling the many pieces of in-game chat and instant messaging slang I have come across in my time on the internet, as well as some of my own. I will try to alphabetize it to the best of my ability for ease of use.


ASAP: As Soon As Possible

ATM: At The Moment

BRB: Be Right Back

BTW: By The Way

DM: Direct Message

DYK: Did You Know

ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival

FML: Fuck My Life

GG: Good Game

Gunting: Easter egg hunting    
Glunting: Glitch hunting

GTG: Got To Go

IDC: I Don’t Care
I(D)K: I (Don’t) Know

IGN: In-Game Name

IIRC: If I Recall/Remember Correctly

IJKL: In emulation, the keys used for the right joystick on a controller.

IMO: In My Opinion

IMHO: In My Honest/Humble Opinion

IRL: In Real Life

JK: Just Kidding

K: Okay/Know

KMS: Kill MySelf

LMAO: Laugh(ing) My Ass Off

LOL: Laugh(ing) Out Loud

NP: No Problem

(N)SFW: (Not) Safe For Work

NVM: Never Mind

OMG: Oh My God

OML: Oh My Lord

OP: OverPowered

PM: Private Message

QnA/Q&A: Question and Answer

ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing

SMH: Shake My Head

TBH: To Be Honest

TFW: That Feeling When

THX: Thanks

TLDR: Too Long, Didn’t Read

TMI: Too Much Information

TOS: Terms Of Service

TTYL: Talk To You Later

WASD: Standard movement keys in PC gaming, often used in emulation for the left joystick on a controller.

WB: Welcome Back

WP: Well Played

WTF: What The Fuck

WTH: What The Hell/Worse Than Hitler

YOLO: You Only Live Once (to experience this really dumb thing I’m about to do)


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