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Common acronyms



To increase the speed of communication in the free software community, many people use acronyms. However you might sometimes find one you aren't sure of it's meaning. So here is a list of the most common ones. More can be found in the Jargon file.

  • AFAIK = As Far As I Know
  • AKA = Also Known As
  • ASAP = As Soon As Possible
  • BTW = By The Way
  • ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival
  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
  • FUD = Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
  • FWIW = For What It's Worth
  • FYI = For Your Information
  • WTF = What The Fuck? or What The Frak?
  • LOL = Laughing Out Loud
  • IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer
  • IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
  • IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
  • IMNSHO = In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
  • IOW = In Other Words
  • OTOH = On The Other Hand
  • PEBKAC = Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
  • ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • RSN = Real Soon Now
  • RTFM = Read The Fucking Manual or Read The Fine Manual
  • THX = Thanks
  • TIA = Thanks In Advance
  • WIP = Work In Progress
  • WRT = With Respect To


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1
De: MIkko Fecha: 2011-07-23 19:08

WTF? :)



2
De: Anónimo Fecha: 2011-07-23 22:53

LOL



3
De: luisbg Fecha: 2011-07-23 23:24

MIkko, true! I don't know how I forgot that one. Truly a meta-WTF



4
De: Tom Fecha: 2011-07-24 11:38

STFU!



5
De: Bastien Fecha: 2011-07-24 14:57

WRT is usually more likely to be "With regards to".



6
De: Soren Fecha: 2011-07-25 04:11

I'm quite surprised noone's pointed out yet that "THX" isn't actually an acronym :)



7
De: serfus Fecha: 2011-07-25 15:15

you forgot the most efficient of all; kthxbye!
though it's not an acronym as well, it should be mentioned, na?



8
De: patriciasc Fecha: 2011-07-27 09:44

+1! and FTW



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