16 Popular Acronyms Every Internet User Should Know (Infographic)
Article by George Norman
On 09 Dec 2016
People on the internet love to use acronyms. Maybe it has something to do with being efficient, maybe the writers know that some readers get scared when they see a lot of text.

Whatever the reason, acronyms are here to stay. Despite your mumbling, you’re going to have to learn what these acronyms mean. That’s where the infographic below comes in. It features 16 of the most popular acronyms that are used online today.


Via Funders and Founders.

The infographic above is bassed on this FAQ, which lists the most widely used acronyms on Reddit:
  • AFAIK – As far as I know
  • AMA – Ask me anything
  • CMV – Change my view
  • DAE – Does anybody else or Does anyone else
  • ELI5 – Explain like I'm 5 (years old)
  • FTFY – Fixed that for you
  • IAMA – I am a"
  • IANAD – I am not a doctor
  • IANAL – I am not a lawyer
  • IIRC – If I recall correctly
  • IMO – In my opinion
  • IMHO – In my humble/honest opinion
  • ITT – In this thread
  • MRW – My reaction when
  • MFW – My face when
  • NSFL – Not safe for life (may contain gory or gross content)
  • NSFW – Not safe for work (may contain sexual content)
  • OP – Original poster (the person who started the thread)
  • [Serious] – Serious responses only
  • PSA – Public service announcement
  • TIL – Today I learned
  • TL;DR – Too long; Didn't read
  • YSK – You should know.

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