Today we will take a look at the ever-growing lexicon of common Internet acronyms. Acronyms are not the same thing as abbreviations. Acronyms are comprised of the initials of two or more words (e.g. LOL for Lough Out Loud, PC for Personal Computer), whereas abbreviation is the short form of a single word (e.g. Approx. for Approximately). You will come across acronyms in almost every domain of the internet: from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to any website, blogs or forums and even emails! So it is really cool if we are familiar with these.

 

Acronym Full form
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AKA Also Known As
ASAP As Soon As Possible
BCC Blind Carbon Copy
CC Carbon Copy
BTW By The Way
DIY Do It Yourself
DND Do Not Disturb
EOD End Of Day
EOF End Of File
EOM End Of Message
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FIA For Immediate Action
FYG For Your Guidance
FYKI For Your Kind Information
FYI / JFYI (Just) For Your Information
FYR For Your Reference
HTH Hope That Helps
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IM Instant Messaging
IMO In My Opinion
ITH In This Thread
LET Leaving Early Today
LMK Let Me Know
N/A Not Applicable
NaN Not a Number
NRN No Need To Reply
NRR No Reply Required
NWR Not Work Related
PFA Please Find Attached
PRB Please Reply By
PYR Per Your Request
RR Reply Requested
RFP Request For Proposal
SEO Search Engine Optimization
TIA Thanks In Advance
TLTR/TL;DR Too Long To Read/ Too Long; Didn’t ReadMeaning: short summary at the end of a very long story
WFH Working From Home
WRT With Regard To
Y/N Yes or No

 

Note: You can safely use these in forums, online chats, texting, sms and all informal emails. Please be careful about using these in official/formal mails; go with the full form to avoid any kind of discrepancy.

~ Riya Kayal