OTOH: On the Other Hand ROFL: Roll On the Floor Laughing SFW: Safe for Work STFU: Shut the "F-Word" Up TMI: Too Much Information TTYL: Talk to You Later U: You W/: With W/O: Without WYD: What You Doing WTF: What the "F-Word"WYM: What You Mean?WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get Y: Why YW: You're Welcome Other common Internet abbreviations and symbols include “Examples:“I“I’m @ the store.”“I’m going 2 school.”Taking the Blame for Bad Grammar and Spelling Although short-form wording and acronyms help us get the job done faster and more conveniently, time spent communicating through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and texting on cell phones is being blamed for poor spelling and grammar skills with regards to today’s youth.
Unlike writing an A English essay on Shakespeare, Internet slang has two common goals, which often overthrow proper spelling and grammar: To express emotion: It's obvious that expressing emotion through written text can be difficult.
Internet slang words and acronyms help you tell people that we are happy, sad, amused, angry, confused or surprised.
If you come across any slang words on the web, you can almost be certain that the definition can be found by searching for it on the Urban Dictionary website.
The following lists the most well known and widely used Internet slang words.
Short-form words, acronyms, phrases and memes have almost helped contribute to the development of a whole new language that defines Internet culture.
Today, this so-called "Internet language" is as popular as ever and virtually second nature in use amongst Internet users.
It's a quick and convenient way to communicate on the web.
There are quite a few sites out there that list popular Internet words and phrases, but there's nothing that quite compares to the Urban Dictionary.
Linguist John Mc Whorter stated, "Lol is being used in a particular way. Mc Whorter stated that lol is utilized less as a reaction to something that is hilarious, but rather as a way to lighten the conversation.