A Lexicon of Common Acronyms and Expressions used on newsgroups and elsewhere on the web

     
  
AAMOF As a Matter of Fact
AB Adult Baby
ABPE* Alt.Binaries.Pictures.Erotica.* (.bondage, .leather,etc.)
AD(H)D Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
AFAIK/AFIK As Far as I Know
AIUI As I Understand It
AKA Also Known As
ABP* alt.binaries.pictures.*
APB alt.personals.bondage
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASB usually: alt.sex.bondage, sometimes: alt.sex.bestiality
ASF* alt.sex.fetish.*
ASFD alt.sex.femdom/ alt.sex.fetish.diapers
ASS alt.sex.spanking/stories/services (context!)
AUP Acceptable Use Policy
B4N Bye for Now
BAD Broken as Designed
BAMF Bad Assed Mother F.......
BBR Burnt Beyond Repair
B&D Bondage and Discipline
BBS Bulletin Board System
BDSM B&D & D&S & S&M
BDSMLMNOP BDSM and whatever else we might do
BRB Be right back
BRS Big Red Switch
BTA But then Again (in response to IOW)
BTDT Been There, Done That
BTW By The Way
BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
CAPS Consenting Adult Play Slave
CB or C+B Cock & Ball
CBT Cock & Ball Torture
CD Cross Dresser
CHUDWAH Clueless Heterosexual Dom WAnnabe (The U is an extra)
CHUSWAH Clueless Heterosexual Sub WAnnabe
CIS Complete and Irrevocable Submission
CNC Consensual Non-Consent
CP Corporal Punishment
CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CU See you
CUL8R See you later
D&S or D/s Domination & Submission
DKF Dreaded Koosh Flogger
DL Diaper Lover
D/L Download, transmit to you
DMQ Do Me Queen (Sub demanding of attention...)
DOS Disk Operating System (older); Denial of Service [attack] (newer)
DOYC Deity Of Your Choice
DOYKB Down On Your Knees, Bitch: The mating call of the CHUDWAH
DTRT Do The Right Thing
DWIMC Do What I Mean, Correctly
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym
ESAD Eat Shit and Die
FAQ Frequently Asked Question(s)
FFRD Flying Fuck in a Rolling Donut (I don't give a FF in a RD)
FISH First In, Still Here
FOAF Friend of A Friend
FRED Fucking Ridiculous Electronic Device
FTR For The Record
FUBAR Fouled up Beyond All Recognition
FUBB Fucked up Beyond Belief
FURTB Full up ready to burst (about hard disk drives!)
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
F2F Face to Face
GDW Grin, Duck and Weave
GFR Grim File Reaper (pervasive data destroyer)
GIGO Garbage in, Garbage Out
GIGO Garbage In, Gospel Out(blindly accepting what the computer says)
GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
GR&D Grinning, running, and ducking
GS Golden Shower
HAND Have A Nice Day
HHOK Ha Ha, Only Kidding
HHOS Ha Ha, Only Serious(Applied to parodies, absurdities, ironic jokes etc that are alleged to contain a certain amount of truth
HNG Horny Net Geek
HTH Hope This Helps / Hand To Hand [combat]
HWSNBN He Who Should Not Be Named
IAE In any event
IAP Internet Access Provider (normally ISP)
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IM Instant Message (AOL version of /msg)
IMAO In My Arrogant Opinion
IME In My Experience
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMX In My eXperience (perferred form: IME)
IOW In Other Words
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRT In Reply To, In Regards To
ISO In Search Of
ISP Internet Service Provider
ITMT In The MeanTime
IWBNI If would Be Nice If
IYFEG Insert Your Favourite Ethnic Group
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
KTB Kali's Teeth Bracelet
LLD Leather Lifestyle Dork(s)
LOL Lack of Literacy. Well, OK it stands for Laughing Out Loud (usual) or Lots Of Luck (rare), but it seems that as a rule the incidence of 'lol' in a post is inversely proportional to its general literary merit...
LTR Long Term Relationship
MLA Multiple Letter Acronym
MKIBTYK My Kink Is Better Than Your Kink
MOTAS Member of the Appropriate Sex
MOTOS Member of the Opposite Sex
MOTSS Member of the Same Sex
MPD Multiple Personality Disorder
mung Mash Until No Good
NBSP No Bull Shit Please
NC Non-Consensual
NG News Group
NFW No Fucking Way
NL New Leather
NLA National Leather Association
NP No Problem
NSFW Not Safe For Work (To label a link, picture etc on a public board, to warn coffee break surfers)
NSS No Shit Shylock
Ob[BDSM] Obligatory [BDSM][Spank] etc (used to add topic to an off-topic post)
OGL Old Guard Leather
OIC Oh I See
OT Off Topic
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTW One True Way
P&E Posted & emailed
P&M Posted & (e)Mailed
PDA Public Displays of Affection
PISS Passive Ignorance (Ignoring) Silence Strike
PITA Pain In the Ass
PLOKTA Press Lots of keys to abort
PMFBI Pardon Me for butting in
PML or PMSL Pissing Myself Laughing
POSSLQ Person of Opposite Sex sharing living quarters
PTSS Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
QOTW(Y) Quote of the Week (Year)
RACK Risk Aware Consensual Kink
R&B Rubber and Bondage
RL Real Life (as opposed to online life)
ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Arse[Ass] Off
RPG Role Playing Game
RSN Real Soon Now
RT Real-Time/Rise Time/RighT (direction)
RTFM Read the Fucking Manual
SAM Smart-Ass Masochist / Stand And Model
SFLA Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SM or S&M Sadism & Masochism; sadomasochism; Sexual Magick
SMOP Small Matter of Programming
SNAFU Situation normal, all fouled up
SO Significant Other
SOS Sack of Shit?
SQO Some Quantity Of
SSB/SSBB Soc.Subculture.Bondage-BDSM
SSC Safe, Sane, Consensual
SSS Soc.Sexuality.Spanking
STD/STI Sexually Transmitted Disease / .. Infection
SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed
TAFN Thats all for Now
TDM Too Damn Many
TES The Eulenspiegel Society
TFTB Topping From The Bottom
TG TransGendered
TGIF Thank God Its Friday
TIA Thanks In Advance
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TOS Terms of Service
TPE Total Power Exchange
TPTB The Powers That Be
TS TransSexual
TTL4N Thats the lot for now
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TV TransVestite
UL Upload
V/A Verbal Abuse
VBEG Very Big Evil Grin
VBG Very Big Grin
VWE Very Well Endowed
WEG Wide/With Evil Grin
WIITWD(H) What It Is That We Do (Here)
WOFTAM Waste of Flaming time and money
WRT With Respect To
WYGIWYPF What you get is what you pay for
WYSBYGI What you see before you get it
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
YABA Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YKINMK Your Kink Is Not My Kink
YKINOK Your Kink Is Not Okay
YKIOK,IJNMK Your Kink is OK, It's Just Not My Kink
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

Other Vocabulary & Linguistic Oddities
   
hir Possessive pronoun - substitute for "his or her"
Horsemans' 
Corollary
(See Ugol's Law)
killfile Filter applied in a newsgroup reader to filter out or delete posts according to desired criteria
PLONK Sound of someone's name being added to the poster's killfile
squick(to) To repulse/revolt as in "I am squicked by needle play"
Troll One who posts material deliberately intended to start or exacerbate on-line flame wars
Ugol's Law "For any given BDSM practice either nobody does it or more than one person does it"
or more simply "You are not alone"
Horsemans' Corollary: "Any given kink squicks somebody"
sie Personal pronoun - substitute for "she or he"

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