Introduction To Internet Acronyms – Infographic

The moment written language was invented, people started thinking about how to say more using fewer words. Acronyms were born. Now, without knowing acronyms, you can’t communicate, especially on the internet. Acronyms themselves have evolved. Here are a few popular ones, visualized as a reminder of what they mean literally.

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Internet Acronyms List

This list of these acronyms could be found on Reddit:

  • AFAIK means “As far as I know”
  • AMA means “Ask me anything”
  • CMV means “Change my view”
  • DAE means “Does anybody else” or “Does anyone else”
  • ELI5 means “Explain like I’m 5 (years old)”
  • FTFY means “Fixed that for you”
  • IAMA means “I am a”
  • IANAD means “I am not a doctor”
  • IANAL means “I am not a lawyer”
  • IIRC means “If I recall correctly”
  • IMO/IMHO means “In my opinion” and “In my humble/honest opinion”, respectively
  • ITT means “In this thread”
  • MRW/MFW means “My reaction when” and “My face when”, respectively
  • NSFL means “Not safe for life” (gory or gross content)
  • NSFW means “Not safe for work” (sexual content)
  • OP means “Original poster” (the person who started the thread)
  • [Serious] means “Serious responses only” (commonly used in /r/askreddit and other subreddits now
  • PSA means “Public service announcement”
  • TIL means “Today I learned”
  • TL;DR means “Too long; Didn’t read”
  • YSK means “You should know”