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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Instant Messaging and Me: Part 2: AmitL

As I said, IMing, always teaches me something new. So, after reading the posts from Loon Gal and Mich, I decided, it’s a Thursday, I’ve finished my planned tasks at work for the day and the week, so, why not do a bit of research on IMing words.(Read this as:Not tax my brains too much,and still come up with a post) So, here goes what I came across on some of the famous acronyms which I’ve also grown so used to utilizing or coming across in IM, blog posts, blog comments, et al.

- Famous first acronym: LOL:

It's original definition was "Laughing out loud" (also written occasionally as "Lots of Laughs"), used as a brief acronym to denote great amusement in chat conversations.Depending on the chatter, its definition may vary.
The list of its meanings includes, but is not limited to:
1) "I have nothing worthwhile to contribute to this conversation."
2) "I'm too lazy to read what you just wrote so I'm typing something useless in hopes that you'll think I'm still paying attention."
Other definitions:
the ultimate conversation ender, means laugh out loud, people say it even though they dont laugh at all
dude 1:hey man i saw so and so today
dude 2:lol(silence)
In truth the term "lol" is actually an acronym for "let's order linguini".
Person A: Damn, I'm hungry.
Person B: LOL! (Insinuating that Person A and Person B should both order linguini, a tasty pasta)

- Famous Second Acrynym: ROFL:

ROFL is an internet accronmym for Rolling On Floor Laughing, and like all things internet it has adapted to nerd culture and has taken on new real-life use, though usually in a satirical way.ROFL can be merged with other acronyms also.
Some examples of the merged accronyms are as follows:
ROFLAARP: Rolling On Floor Looking At Assorted Rodent P*rnography
ROFLEW: Rolling On Floor Laughing whilst Eating Waffles
Yo dude, these waffles are sweet! rofl.
Are you ROFLEW?
Nah dude! I'm totally eating them at a table.
- Famous Third Acrynym: LMAO

Laughing My Ass Off. Used online only.
Matt: Bill fell off the horse and injured his pelvis in 6 different places.
Joe: LMAO!

- Famous Fourth Acronym: BRB:
1. Acronym for Be Right Back 2. Acronym for Bathroom Break
1. brb. mom's calling.2. brb. i really need to pee.

- Famous Fifth Acronym: WTF: (Keshi, u reading this one and going WTF?haha)
1. What the f*ck.2. World Tae Kwon Do Federation
Guy #1: Dude! I'm going to the WTF world tournament!Guy #2: Uhh... what do you do in a "What the F*ck" tournament?

- Famous Sixth Acronym,nee, slang: Ha Ha:
I read two definitions for this one:

a) something very funny
that guy just drank too much beer and fell over with a dopey grin on his face. It was pretty ha ha.
b) Slang term for going to the loo. Though the reasoning for calling a bowel movement a "ha ha" is generally unknown, it is speculated that the reason invovles the comic value of pooping.
-Mom, where is grandpa?-Oh, he's going ha ha.

Confession: I really did not tax my brains for this one. All the knowledge is courtesy urban dictionary. Till next time, ROFL, LOL, BRB and awl zat Zazz.


  1. Good one Amit hehehe.

    I didnt see this post in the come its up now and below my post? :) Plz feel free to shove my one down. LOL no worries at all Amit. u r being too kind awww...

    **ROFLEW: Rolling On Floor Laughing whilst Eating Waffles

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I really really love that one!

    I also came up with a new one inspired by that one...


    Rolling on the floor laughing while tickling ya.



  2. Hi,Keshi...ROFL at your addition on ROFLTY. Well,this post is before yours,coz I wrote it yesterday,but kept it in drafts,since Mich and Jitendra had already posted yesterday. Always better to have a post or two everyday on BUF,rather than too many in one day,na?Keeps things alive.Incidentally,I'm so glad you're posting here again.:)

    Err,pardon my ignorance,but,I always thought you can't shift a post before or after another.Can you?If so,how?(It gives me some ideas,for days when there are no post ideas in mind for my blog.Guess what kind of ideas???:))

  3. lol Amit ok.

    U can shift posts up and down by changing the DATE of the post :)


  4. damn i again forgot to comment,thought i did!!! *sigh*

    lol they even make dictionaries for all this? btw you know SOS?

  5. and btw i love the first pic!

    Yeah exactly! What the Fcuk dya do in a WTF tournament??? :O

  6. Hi,Keshi..tks for that info.:)
    Hi,Vishesh..I'm sure you commented-on the first post,not this one.:)

    And,are you referring to the Same Ole Stuff?
    Hi,Loon Gal..I guess LOL is a kind of trademark for you.Well,in a World Taekwondo Federation match,what would you do except watch the fun?:)

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  8. oh oh oh! and what was I thinking!! LOL! (yeah trademark not only for me but a lot others viz. Michelle and Keshi lol!)

  9. Haha..Loon Gal,I wonder -did you think that it's a contest where people keep saying 'WTF',and,whoever shouts the loudest and most,wins.ROFL.:)

  10. and as is the new trend.. you can convievently add a "F" anywhere between the acronyms and it becomes a new acronym. BFRB -> be fucking right back. ok i invented it ;)

  11. LOL..Jitendra,hats off to your inventive mind.:)