Internet Lingo: What you didn’t know!
The digital world has revolutionized the way we communicate. With the advent of social networking sites, our conversations have become shorter, faster, and more frequent. Gone are the days of formal letters and lengthy emails. Instead, we have adapted to a new way of communicating – using Internet slang or lingo.
From LOL (Laugh Out Loud) to ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing), from TTYL (Talk To You Later) to FYI (For Your Information), we are all familiar with these acronyms. But the digital world has its own language, and there are still many Internet lingos that you might not be aware of.
In this article, we will introduce you to some of these hidden gems of Internet lingo.
1. FTFY (Fixed That for You)
FTFY is a term that is commonly used to correct someone’s statement to give it a sarcastic twist. It is also used seriously when someone tries to fix another person’s mistake. For instance, if someone makes a grammatical error, and you correct it, you may follow up with “FTFY.” This acronym has also gained popularity as a meme for humorous effect.
2. DIAF (Die in a Fire)
This acronym is undoubtedly one of the most vulgar and aggressive internet lingos. It is used when someone has done something that has upset or angered the person on the other end of the conversation. It is used to express intense anger or desire for vengeance.
3. SMEXI (Smart+Sexy)
SMEXI is a term that originated from MSN and is now used across various social media platforms. It is often used sarcastically to describe someone’s self-indulgent or vain photos. Or it can be used to describe a person who is intelligent and attractive at the same time.
4. GOMB (Get Off My Back)
This acronym is used to tell someone to stop annoying or bothering you. It is a straightforward and direct approach to show that you’re annoyed with the person’s behavior and need them to stop.
5. GLHF (Good Luck, Have Fun)
GLHF is an acronym that is widely used in the gaming community. It is a message of sportsmanship used before the start of a game or a match. This message signifies goodwill, wishing the opponent luck and hoping they have a great time.
6. SO (Significant Other)
SO is a term that is commonly used in the Reddit community. It is a term used to describe someone’s partner or spouse. The word is often used to maintain anonymity since users frequently share personal experiences and information on the platform.
7. MFW (My Face When)
MFW is an abbreviation used when expressing a reaction to something. For instance, when you see something surprising, funny or shocking, you might respond with “MFW.” This term is used mostly on social media platforms alongside a meme or a selfie.
8. IIRC (If I Remember Correctly)
IIRC is an acronym used when you are unsure if your memory is accurate. It is a polite way of expressing uncertainty while suggesting that you have some memory of the topic in question.
In conclusion, these are some of the lesser-known internet lingos that may surprise you. These acronyms, though sometimes vulgar or sarcastic, have become the language of the digital world. Social media platforms have provided us with a new platform where we can “speak” to people worldwide without ever meeting them. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that we have adapted to the new world of communication, making it quicker and more efficient. As long as we use it responsibly, there is no harm in playing with words on the internet.