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2U to you für Dich, Dir
4U for you auch für Dich
AAMOF as a matter of fact Tatsache ist
ADN any day now
AFAIC as far as I'm concerned
AFAIK as far as I know
AFAICS as far as I can see
AFK away from keyboard
AI artificial intelligence
AISI as I see it
AIUI as I understand it
AKA also known as
ANFSCD and now for something completely different...
app software application
ASAP as soon as possible
AWGTHTGTATA Are we going to have to go through all this again?
AWHFY are we having fun yet? machen wir jetzt Spaß?
AWGTHTGTTA Are we going to have to go through this again?
ASAP as soon as possible (humorously spelled "ASaP" in the SHAREWARE forum)
AYOR at your own risk
BAK back at keyboard
BBL be back later
BCNU be seein' you! (an informal way of saying goodbye)
BF boyfriend
BFN bye for now
BION believe it or not glaube es oder nicht
BoD board of directors
BOT back on topic
BRB be right back
BRS big red switch (the power switch on your computer)
BSF but seriously folks
BST but seriously though
BTA but then again
BTAIM be that as it may
BTDT been there done that
BTHOM beats the hell outta me!
BTOBD be there or be dead (no excuses if you fail to attend)
BTOBS be there or be square
BTSOOM beats the shit out of me!
BTW by the way
BTWBO Be there with bells on.
BYKT But you knew that
CMIIW correct me if I'm wrong
C&D cease and desist aufhoeren und Abstand nehmen
CADET can't add, doesn't even try
char character (a letter or number)
COB close of business (as in "I hope my package arrives by COB today")
coord coordinate
COTFLGOHAHA Crawling on the floor laughing guts out and having a heart attack
CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (a wrist problem associated with keyboards)
CU see you Tschüß
CU2 see you, too
CUA commonly used acronym(s) OR common user access
CUA commonly used acronym
CUL see you later
CUL8R see you later
CWYL chat with you later.
CYA cover your ass
CYL see you later
D&C duck and cover
DAU dümmster (aller anzunehmenden) User
DBA doing business as (an unincorporated company)
DBDDHKP Doof bleibt doof, da helfen keine Pillen
DILLIGAD do I look like I give a darn?!
DILLIGAF do I look like I give a fuck!
DNPM darn near pissed myself
DWISNWID do what I say not what I do
DYHWIH do you hear what I hear?
DYJHIW don't You just hate it when...
E2EG ear to ear grin
EOD end of discussion
EOF end of file
ESAD eat shit and die!
ESAL eat shit and live!
ESOSL endless snorts of stupid laughters
ETLA extended three letter acronym
FAFWOA for a friend without access (Blush-blush really dumb question coming up)
FCFS first come, first served
FIFO first in first Out
FITB fill in the blank.
FITB fill in the blank.
FOAD fuck off and die.
FOAF friend of a friend
FOAFOAG father of a friend of a girlfriend
FOAG father of a girlfriend
FOC free of charge
FTASB faster than a speeding bullet
FTL faster than light
FU fucked up
FUBAR fucked up beyond all recognition
FUBB fouled up beyond belief
FUD (spreading) fear, uncertainty, and disinformation/doubt
FWIW for what it's worth
FYI for your information
FYE for Your entertainment
FYI for your information
GA go ahead
GAFIA get away from it all (SF-CON expression originall)
GAL get a life werde vernünftig
GD&R grinning, ducking, and running (often said after a humorous comment)
GD&RVF grinning, ducking, and running really fast
GF girlfriend
GFAK go fly a kite
GGN gotta go now
GIGO garbage in, garbage out
GIWIST gee, I wish I'd said that.
GR&D grinning, running & ducking
GOK god only knows
GOMY get outta my way!
GOWI get on with it
GTFOOMF get the fuck out of my face.
^H^H^H humorous backspaces, as in "I like^H^H^Hove my wife!"
HAK hugs and kisses
HOMPR hang on, mobile phone's ringing.
HSIK how should I know?
HTH hope this helps
HWS(PEST) husband wants sex (please excuse slow typing)
IAC in any case
IAE in any event
IANAL I am not a lawyer (also IANAxxx, such as IANACPA)
IANALBIPOOTV I am not a lawyer, but I play one on TV
IARTPFWTSIOWIM I am repeating this parrot-fashion with out the slightest idea of what it
IAW in accorance with
IBC inadequate, but cute
IBTD I beg to differ.
IDGAD I don't give a damn.
IDGAS I don't give a shit.
IIRC If I recall correctly
IITYWIMWYBMAD If I tell you what it means will you buy me a drink?
IITYWTMWYKM If I tell you what this means will you kiss me?
IITYWYBAB If I tell you will you buy another beer?
IIWM if it were me (mine)
ILIWTPCT I love it when the plan comes together
ILSHIBAMF I laughed so hard I broke all my furniture!
ILSHIBATF I laughed so hard I broke all the furniture.
IMBO in my biased opinion
IMCAO in my completely arrogant opinion (use for attracting flames!)
IMCO in my considered opinion
IME in my experience
IMHO in my humble opinion (said with false modesty)
IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion
IMO in my opinion
INPO in no particular order
IMPOV in my point of view
IOW in other words
ISTM it seems to me
ISTR I seem to recall
ITFA in the final analysis
IYSWIM if You see what I mean.
JAM just a minute.
KISS keep it simple, stupid
LABATYD life's a b___h and then you die
LIFO last in first out
LLTA lots and lots of thunderous applause!
LMAO laughing my ass off
LMFAO laughing my fucking ass off.
LOL lots of luck or laughing out loud
LTIP laughing til' I puke
MBG money back guarantee (see also NQA)
MFG more friendly garbage
MfG mit freundlichen Grüssen (auch: MFG)
MFTL my favorite toy language
MHOTY my hat's off to you
MMIF my mouth is full
MTFBWY may the force be with you!
MYOB mind your own business!
NALOPKT not a lot of people know that
NBD no big deal
NC no comment Kein Kommentar!
NDA non-disclosure agreement
NFI no friggin' idea
NFW no fucking way
NIMBY not in my back yard
NQA no questions asked
NRN no reply necessary (usually stated as "FYI, NRN")
NTIM not that it matters
NTIMM not that it matters much
NTL nevertheless
NTTAWWT not that there's anything wrong with that
OAO over and out
OATUS on a totally unrelated subject
OAUS on an unrelated subject
OBTW oh, by the way
OIC oh, I see!
ONNA oh no, not again!
ONNTA oh no, not this again!
OOTB out of the box (brand new)
OOTC obligatory on-topic comment
OTC over the counter
OTL out to lunch
OTOH on the other hand
OTOOH on the other other hand
OTT over the top
OTTH on the third hand
OTTOMH off the top of my head
OTTOMHAROOB off the top of my head and rolling out of bounds
OTW on the whole
OWTTE or words to that effect
PITA pain in the ass
plz please
PLZ Postleitzahl
PMETC pardon me, etc.
PMFBI pardon me for butting in
PMFJI pardon me for jumping in
PMIGBOM put mind in gear, before opening mouth!
PMYMHMMFSWGAD pardon me, you must have mistaken me for some one who gives a damn
POV point of view Standpunkt
RAEBNC read and enjoyed, but no comment.
RHIP rank has its privileges
RIFA retry, ignore, fail, abort?
RIP rest in peace Ruhe in Frieden
RLE run length encoding
ROTBA reality on the blink again
ROTFFNAR roll(ing) on the floor for no apparent reason
ROTFL roll(ing) on the floor laughing (also, ROF,L; ROFL) ich koennt' mich kugeln vor Lachen
ROTFLAHMS ... and holding my sides
ROTFLBTC ... biting the carpet
ROTFLBTCUTS ...... unable to stop
ROTFLGO ... guts out
ROTFLMAO ... laughing my ass off
ROTFLOL ... out loud
ROTFLOLVH ... out loud very hard
ROTFTPOF ... trying to put out flames
ROTFLSTC ... scaring the cat
ROTFLTC ... licking the glue
RSN real soon now (which may be a long time coming)
RTFAQ read the FAQ
RTFI read the fucking instructions
RTFM read the fucking manual Lies das verdammte Handbuch
RUOK are You OK?
RYFM read your "fine" manual
SBCN sitting behind the computer naked
SCNR sorry, couldn`t resist Verzeihung, konnte mich nicht zurückhalten.
SHM shit happens, mate.
SFX self-extracting file
SGDH sehr geehrte Damen und Herren (nicht gebräuchlich)
SICS sitting in chair snickering
SIMCA sitting in my chair amused (for something not quite as funny as to deserve ROTFL)
SITD still in the dark
SMOP small matter of programming
SNAFU situation normal, all fucked up
SNR signal to noise ratio
SO significant other
SOI stunk on ice
SOL s__t out of luck
sp? word/name/phrase probably contains a spelling error
SWAG scientific wild a__ guess (see "WAG" below)
SYSOP system operator
SYT sweet young thing
TANJ there ain't no justice
TANSTAAFL there ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TBA to be announced
TBD to be determined
TBYB try before you buy (a.k.a. the shareware concept)
TFTT thanks for the thought danke für den Tip/Idee/Gedanken
TARFU things are really fouled up
TGAL think globally, act locally
THX thanks
TIA thanks in advance
TIC tongue in cheek
TINALO this is not a legal opinion
TINAR This is not a recommendation
TINWIS that is not what I said
TLA three-letter acronym (such as this)
TNOTVS theres nothing on TV so,....
TNX thanks
TPS(S) this program sucks (severely)
TPTB the powers that be
TRDMC tears running down my cheeks
TSOHF total sense of humor failure
TTBOMK to the best of my knowledge
TTFN ta ta for now
TTYL talk to you later
TTYRS talk to you real soon
TUFD the user file died
TVM thanks very much
TYCLO turn your CAPS LOCK off. (Quit shouting.)
TYVM thank you very much
UBD user brain damage
UTC under the counter
UTT under the table
VETLA very enhanced TLA
VR virtual reality
WAB? what another bill?
WAG wild ass guess
WAMKSAM why are my kids starring at me?
WDYMBT what do you mean by that?
WGAS who gives a shit?
WIBAMU well, I'll be a monkey's uncle
WIBNI would it be nice if
WMMOWS wash my mouth out with soap!
WNOHGB where no one has gone before
WRT with regard to
WT without thinking
WTF what the fuck
WTFDYTYA who the fuck do you think you are?
WTFWT what the fuck was that?
WTH what the hell
WTTM without thinking too much
WWS wife wants sex
WYLABOCTGWTR would you like a bowl of cream to go with that remark?
WYLASOMWTC would you like a saucer of milk with that comment?
WYSIWYG what you see is what you get
WYTYSYDG what you thought you saw, you didn't get.
YAOTM yet another off-topic message
YHGASP you have got a serious problem
YMMV your mileage may vary
YSS you suck severely
YWSYLS you win some, you lose some
<bg> big grin = breites grinsen
<eg> evil grin = teuflisches grinsen
<gd&r> grinning, ducking & running grinse, ducke mich und renne...
<gd&rvvf> grinning, ducking & running very very fast grinse,ducke mich und renne sehr sehr schnell ...
<g> grin grins
<vbg> very big grin sehr breites Grinsen




Weitere Abkürzungen (technisch)

ACC author compliance commitee (or chairman)
AHN ASP hub network (BBSs set up to distribute ASP author programs)
AMC author membership coordinator
APCUG Association of PC User Groups
ASP Association of Shareware Professionals
BBS bulletin board system (Mailbox)
bps bits per second (Bits pro Sekunde)
CIS CompuServe Information Service
CMail CompuServe mail (type "GO MAIL" at any ! prompt)
CO realtime conference (type "CO" at any forum ! prompt)
CoB chairman of the board
cps characters per second (Zeichen pro Sekunde)
DDJ Dr. Dobb's Journal
DFF Dr. File Finder (aka Mike Callahan)
DJ Hewlett-Packard DeskJet series of printers
DJ500 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet-500 series of printers
DoD Department of Defense
DosApp software application for DOS (see "WinApp" below)
ED executive director
EMail electronic mail (see "CMail" above)
EPlex CompuServe EasyPlex (see "CMail" above)
GUI graphic user interface
HB! in memory of Howard Benner (author of the popular TAP-CIS program)
HP Hewlett-Packard, Home Page
IAAA I am an accountant
IAAL I am a lawyer
IANAA I am not an accountant
IANAL I am not a lawyer
IANAMBA I am not an MBA
JAWS just another Windows shell (same as YADS, see below)
JCD John C. Dvorak, a noted computer columnist
LIB CompuServe forum LIBrary
LJII Hewlett-Packard LaserJet II series of printers
MBA a Masters degree in Business Administration
MC MasterCard
msg message
msgs messages
MSRP manufacturer's suggested retail price
NASP non-ASP member
NSV non-shareware version (e.g. the registered or retail version)
PCM PCMagNet forum gateway -- no longer used by CIS (see "ZNT" below)
PCMag PC Magazine
PCW PC Week magazine (type "GO ZNT:PCWEEK" at any ! prompt)
PCWeak humorous name for PC Week magazine
PCWhirl humorous name for PC World magazine
PD public domain
PK Phil Katz of PKZIP fame (or Philippe Kahn of Borland fame)
rcvd received
re: in regards to (Reply, Antwort)
RFC request for comment (Technische Regeln im Internet)
RfD request for discussion (Aufforderung zur Diskussion)
RRoO Robert's Rules of Order
RRS registration reminder screen
s==r shareware version equals (identical to) registered version
s<>r shareware version doesn't equal up to the registered version
S5 message section "n" of a forum (section 5 in this example)
SASE self addressed stamped envelope (usually a #10 long envelope)
SaA Sergeant at Arms
SoA same as "SaA" (see above)
SPA Software Publishers Association (no relation to ASP)
SSS Summer Shareware Seminar (held in Indianapolis, IN)
thread a related set of messages (Kommentarbaum)
TOL T-Online
TP Borland's Turbo Pascal compiler for DOS
TPW Borland's Turbo Pascal compiler for Windows
TUG Turbo User Group
UI user interface
UL Underwriters Laboratories
UPS uninterruptable power supply
VB Microsoft's Visual BASIC compiler
VCC vendor compliance committee (or chairman)
VMC vendor membership committee (or chairman)
VP vice president
WinApp software application for Microsoft Windows 3.x (see "DosApp" above)
YADS yet another DOS shell (a derogatory term describing software competing for users in a saturated marketplace. Includes DOS shells, sorteddirectory listers, spreadsheets, flat-file databases, SideKick clones, and so on.)
YANRAT yet another NRA thread
ZC ZConnect (Nachrichtenformat und Pollstandard im Z-NETZ)
ZNT ZiffNet forum gateway (type "GO ZNT" at any ! prompt)