DigScrapBook Forum Lingo (Newbies & Intermediate)

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DigScrapBook Forum Lingo (Newbies & Intermediate)

Ok... so here's a topic that most of us may not need help with, but I know there are more and more people new here that could definitely use some help on our acronym lingo in the scrapping world and maybe just even the internet in general... So any of you wizards at the acronyms and such... Please share your links and knowledge with us...

For example, A new one I've been seeing a lot especially on FB (FaceBook) and I have no idea what it means, SMH???

SMH = Shaking my head

www.internetslang.com is very helpful when you have teenage boys (and girls too)!! Helps me out a lot and I even checked, there are some that we use in the scrapping world too.

My oldest always sends me those iphone humor screen shots of parents trying to have "text conversations" with their kids...some of them are quite funny. The latest one was a mom asking her son "What does IDK, LY & TTYL mean?" and the son replies " I don't know, love you, talk to you later." ...the mom replies back and says..."Ok, I'll ask your sister." Too funny!

Meh - whatever or I don't care?
Kwim - know what I mean?

@Tina, that story made me laugh! Too funny!!

Here's one I see quite a bit: IMO= In My Opinion

Sometimes they can be confusing. FTW, for example. I always thought it was "For The Win." My brother always thought it was [Dirty Word] The World. LOL Two very different interpretations!

I can't think of any that I use or don't know. I think I had a hard time with FWIW (for what it's worth) and YMMV (your milage may vary) but those are things I don't use in everyday life either. I think that's key for me. Also I google a lot of things and it wil come up with the Urban Dictionary definition. So FWIW YMMV. hehe

I'll better have a quick look at the internetslang webpage before I'm completely lost smiley
It took me several months to find out what LOL means...and when I asked, the looks of my "translator-friend" made me feel like being an alien... lol (Laugh out Loud)

@Tina, my daughter was in the US for 2 months and we would "talk" via Viber. she used TTYL and i had to ask what it meant. she was so amused when i used it in our next "conversation"

Ha. I'm pretty savvy, but then this one popped up on one of my other forums: IANAL.

I scratched my head, wondering if it was a dirty reference. Nope - I Am Not A Lawyer. smiley

@Allie: roflol... I would've never guessed that! smiley
{rolling on floor, laughing out loud} for the newbs

Do you know a simple thing that I took some months to figure out? DH means "Dear Husband". For some time I suposed it was something with downloading or even "designing help" or something like that. Never thought It could be related to husband mainly because in the MMOG (Massive Multiplayer Online Game) I used to play the short form for husband was always hubby.

Lol, DH had me stumped for a while to, although I figured out the husband-part quite soon. My first guess was "Dumb Husband", ROFLMAO (rolling on the floor laughing my ass off)

There are just so many but here is some that i use:
BTW - By the way
GL - Good luck
GLHF - Good luck have fun
BRB - Be right back
IRL - In real life
W8 - Wait
OFC - ofcause
And i almost forgot MMORPG - Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

And ofc alot in my own language smiley

Scrapbooking specific - what on earth is a RAK?

I think RAK is Random Acts of Kindness.

One that I always forget is FTW and it means For The Win.

RAK is Random Acts of Kindness. I use BTW (by the way) and IKR (I know, right?) most often. Other than LOL (laughing out load), which I'm sure I over-use!!!

Just glancing through different posts reminded me that at first glance I often get LO (layout) and LOL mixed up. Always makes for an interesting read to the sentence...

I try not to use "DH" because here in Australia it is the short form of the slang term "Dick Head" which is not a nice thing to say.

@Anne-Marie... I probably shouldn't share this... but, we in the US use the term "Richard Cranium" less crude but gets the point across. smiley
but online I would NEVER assume that's what someone meant using DH. I've always known it to mean Dear/Dearest Hubby... DD (Dear/Dearest Daughter)... DS (Dear/Dearest Son)... DW (Dear/Dearest Wife)

@Shawna: Do we really use that? I certainly hadn't heard it before, but now that I think about it, it makes sense...

@Marisa: I think it's the prim or proper way... if there is one LoL smiley ha ha ha

I saw one a few day ago that I'd never seen before...TBH to be honest, I think. At least that's how I took it.

OOG, IG - Out of Game, In Game
OOP, IP - Out of Play, In Play


A few yrs it took me awhile to figure out lmao. I thought it meant lameo.
But it really meant laughing my (other word for butt) off.
LOL! I use LOL alot.

When I was gaming, it took me a while to understand AFK (Away From Keyboard).

J., my sister and I had to tell our 78-year-old mother that she is NOT allowed to use LMAO on facebook! We were never sure what she thought that meant. We do know that she thought that LOL meant Lots of Love. She put it in a couple of inappropriate places before we figured out what she thought it meant.

There are actually several acronyms that some of the people here use about digital scrapbooking that I don't understand, but I can't think of any off the top of my head. I just usually ignore those posts and move on to read something else. smiley

This is a little detailed and was posted on SB.com Thanks to Tammy Lin but it may help some newcomers I hope. On down the list there's a Scrapbook Related. She really had her work cut out on this list.

NSBR (non scrapbook related)
ACU - All Caught Up
ACU2H - All Caught Up To Here
AFAICT - As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AI - As If!
AIUI - As I Understand It
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ATM - At The Moment
AYPI - And Your Point Is
B2W - Back To Work
BAF - Brain Already Fried
BB - Bo Bunny
BBL - Be Back Later
BBN - Bye Bye Now
BBS - Be Back Soon
BCNU - Be Seeing You
BEG - Big Evil Grin
BFN - Bye For Now
BG - Big Grin
BOC - But Of Course
BOM - Book of Me
BRB - Be Right Back
BSRGDS - Best Regards
BTT - Bringing to The Top
BTU - Back To You
BTW - By The Way
BWK - Big Wet Kiss
BWL - Bursting With Laughter
C&G - Chuckle and Grin
CBL - Come Back Later
CC - Core Composition or Credit Card
CHT - Cold Hard Truth
CNP - Continued In Next Post
COF - Circle of Friends
COI - Come On In
CSG - Chuckle Snicker Grin
CSS - Can't Stop Smiling
CTMH - Close To My Heart
CYA - See Ya
CYAL8R - See You Later
DDWNUNR - Down Under
DE - Double-Entendre or Double Meaning
DLN - Don't Leave Now
DLTBBB - Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
DOS - Dozing Off Soon
DTHT - Delighted To Hear That
DTL - Deep Throaty Laugh
EG - Evil Grin
EMML - E-mail Me Later
EMSG - E-mail Message
ETA - Estimated Time Of Arrival or Editted to Add
F2F - Face To Face
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FMN - Forget Me Not
FT - Family Treasures
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
GD&R - Grinning, Ducking & Running
GFN - Gone For Now
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GPY - Grumpy
GR8 - Great
GTG or GTO - Got To Go
GTSY - Glad To See You
GTTB - Gee, That's Too Bad
H&K - Hug and Kiss
HAGN - Have A Good Night
HB - Hurry Back
HF - Have Fun
HH - Holding Hands
HHIS - Hanging Head In Shame
HIG - How's it Going?
HMP - Help Me Please
HOF - Hall of Fame
HORU - How Old Are You?
HSN - Home Shopping Network
HTH - Hope This Helps
HTHS - Home This Helps Some
IC - I See
IDC - I Don't Care
IDK - I Don't Know
IFF - If and only If
IGGNLTL - I Gotta Go Now, Let?s Talk Later
ILIC - I Laughed, I Cried
ILU - I Love You
IMHO - In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IMS - I Am Sorry
INL - I'm Not Laughing
IRL - In Real Life
ISO - In Search Of
ISP - Internet Service Provider
ISTM - It Seems To Me
IWALU - I Will Always Love You
IWBS - I Was Being Stupid
IYD - In Your Dreams
JAS - Just A Second
JCI - Just Checking In
JFG or J4G - Just For Grins
JK - Just Kidding!
JMO - Just My Opinion
JTLYK - Just To Let You Know
KEWL - Cool
KHYF - Know How You Feel
KIS - Keep It Simple
KIT - Keep In Touch
KITSOTP - Kick In The Seat Of The Pants
KMA - Keeping Memories Alive
KOC - Kiss On Cheek
KWIM - Know What I Mean
L2SB - Love To Scrapbook
L8R - Later
L8R G8R - Later 'Gator
LAY - Looking At You
LDD - La Dee Da
LHO - Laughing Head Off
LIS - Lost In Space
LLAL - Laughing Like A Lunatic
LMK - Let Me Know
LMAO - Laughing my a@@ off
LMBO- Laughing my butt/bottom off
LOA - Love On Arrival
LOIS - Laughing On the Inside
LOL - Laugh Out Loud/Lots of Love
LOTW - Letter of the Word
LP - Leaving Prints
LSHMBB - Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing
LSHMBH - Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
LSHMCS - Laughing So Hard My Computer Is Shaking
LTNS - Long Time No See
LU4E&A - Love You For Ever And Always
LUB - Laughing Under Breath
LUWAMH - Love You With All My Heart
LY - Love Ya
LYL - Love Ya Lots
LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister
MCC - My Creative Companion
MIA - Missing in action
MIASGB - Make It A Short Good-Bye
MME - My Mind's Eye
MMS - Marking My Spot
MPTY - More Power To You
MTFBWY - May The Force Be With You...
N2S - Needless 2 say
NE1 - Anyone
NFT - No Further Text
NIP - New In Package
NP - No Problem
NPNG - No Pain No Gain
NQWI - Not Quite With It
NSBR - Not Scrapbook Related
OIC - Oh, I See
OMG - Oh My Goss/God
OMKP - On My Knees Praying
ORN - Oh Really Now
OS - Off Subject
OT - Off Topic
OTTOMH - Off The Top of My Head
PDE - Puppy Dog Eyed
PDQ - Pretty Darn Quick
PG - Pretty Good
PIF - Pay It Forward
PIMP - Pebbles in My Pocket
PLMK - Please Let Me Know
PLUR - Peace Love Unity Respect
PM - Private Message
PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMP - Peeing/Peed My Pants
POAHF - Put On A Happy Face
PPL - People
QT - Cutie
R - Are
RAK - Random Act of Kindness
ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing MY A** Off
ROFLMHO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Head Off
ROFLUTS - Rolling On The Floor Laughing Unable to Speak
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
S&N - Smile and Nod
S^ SUP? - What's up?
SAS - Sobbing And Sniffing
SASE - Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SETE - Smiling Ear To Ear
SOS - Same Old Story
SPWWYUT - Smile, People Wonder What You're Up To
SS - So Sleepy
SSS - Sorry So Short
SSL - Sorry So Long
SSDD - Same Stuff? Different Day
ST - So There
SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss
SWALK - Sealed With A Loving Kiss
SWL - Screaming With Laughter
SYDW2BY - See Ya, Don't Want 2 Be Ya!
SYITFP - See You In The Funny Papers
SYS - See You Soon
SYT - See You Tonight
TA - Thanks Again
TAN - Tangent
TBNT - Thanks But No Thanks
TEN 4 - Read you clear
TMI - Too Much Information
TNT - Till Next Time
TOOT - To toot your own horn
TOY - Thinking Of You
TPTB - The Powers That Be
TT - Take That
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To you Later
TTYT - Talk To You Tomorrow
TVM - Thanks Very Much
TX - Thanks
U - You
UCCOM - You Can Count On Me
UR - You Are
UVW - You’re Very Welcome
VBG - Very Big Grin
W! or WR or WE - Whatever!
WAB - What A Bummer
WAUF - Where Are You From?
WB - Write Back or Welcome Back
WBASAP - Write Back As Soon As Possible
WBS - Write Back Soon
WDOI - Wouldn't Dream Of It
WDYLL - What Do You Look Like?
WGACA - What Goes Around Comes Around
WGTG - Well, Got To Go
WH - What?s Happening
WOL - Win Or Lose
WRU - Who Are You?
WSMU - What's the matter with you
WTG - Way To Go
WTH - What/Who The Heck
WTTC - Welcome To The Club
WTY - Waving To You
WU - What's Up?
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
YBS - You'll Be Sorry
YGG - You Go, Girl!
YL - Young Lady
YW - You're Welcome

Scrapbook Related
7G - 7 Gypsies
AF - Acid Free
AMM - All My Memories
ATC - Artist Trading Cards
BBP - Bazzill Basics Paper
BBS - Bulletin Board System
BG - Basic Grey
BH - Becky Higgins
BHG - Better Homes & Gardens Scrapbooks Etc.
CASE - Copying Another Scrapper�s Efforts
CB - Chatterbox
CC - Constructive Criticism
CH - Cropper Hopper
CHA - Craft and Hobby Association
CI - Creative Imaginations
C-I-S - Crop-In-Style
CK - Creating Keepsakes Magazine
CKU - Creating Keepsakes University
CM - Creative Memories
CMC - Creative Memories Consultant
CS - Cardstock
DB - Doodlebug Design s
DD - Display Dynamics
DT - Design Team
EK - Ek Success
ENVIE - Envelope
HG - Hostess Gift
HL - Hobby Lobby
ICC - Ivy Cottage Creations
K&CO - K and Company
KF - Karen Foster
KI - KI Memories
LB - Lisa Bearnson
LF - Lignin Free
LO - Layout
Los - Layouts
LOTW - Letter of the word
LSS - Local scrapbook store
MAMBI - Me and My Big Ideas
MB - Message Board
MM - Making Memories
MMM - Memory Makers Magazine
PBA - Paper Bag Album
PC - Provo Craft
PK - PaperKuts Magazine
PP - page protectors /Patterned Paper
PPP - Paper Piercing Pattern
QK - QuicKutz
RP - Rusty Pickle
SB - Scrapbook
Sbing - Scrapbooking
SIAS - Scrap in a Snap
SJ - Stacey Julian
SL - Sassafras Lass
SS - Simple Scrapbooks Magazine
SS - Secret Scrapper
SSS - Secret Scrapper Swap
SU - Stampin' Up
SW - Scrapworks
TFL - Thanks for looking
TFS - Thanks for sharing
TFTT - Thanks For The Tip
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TT - Technique Tuesday

BF - Boy Friend/Best Friend
BFF - Best Friends Forever
BFFL - Best Friends For Life
BIL - Brother-In-Law
DB - Dear Boyfriend/Baby
DD - Dear Daughter
DF - Dear/Darn Fiance
DH - Dear/Darn husband
DS - Dear Son
DW - Dear/Darn Wife
FFIL - Future Father-in-law
FH - Future Hushand
FIL - Father-In-Law
FMIL - Future Mother-in-law
FOAF - Friend Of A Friend
GF - Girl Friend
LL - Lovely Ladies
MIL - Mother-In-Law
OL - Old Lady/Wife
OM - Old Man (husband, boyfriend)
SAHGF - Stay At Home Girlfriend
SAHM - Stay At Home Mom
SIL - Sister/Son-In-Law
SO - Significant Other
SOS - Someone Special
SOVS - Someone Very Special

@Brenda: NOW... that's a totally awesome list you've collected and shared with us! You may end up being the resident acronym solver here at PS. smiley LoL

Sorry, I cannot take credit. This was posted on SB.com and posted by Tammy Lin. All anyone has to do is print the list and when they don't know what something means look on the list or save it on desktop for easy reference. I don't know if there could be any more complete. I just remembered seeing and went back and found the list to help but thanks for the offer.

well thanks for finding it and sharing it with us! smiley

Wow, I feel like I have to learn a whole new language, or should I say "WIFLIHTLAWNL"! LOL

Lol, I love how there is even an acronym for 'may the force be with you' smiley

wow, I should print this out. I constantly have to ask what someone means.