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Common on-line abbreviations

Generally there is no significance to the use of uppercase letters. We have used uppercase letters here when the abbreviation is an acronym. People make up abbreviations on the fly (nobody seems to like typing!)

Note that emoticons, also known as smileys, are used extensively when chatting online to indicate that a remark is meant in good humour.

The two most common being:

  • :) A happy face (imagine it rotated 90 degrees clockwise).
  • :( A sad face.
  • Suit symbols:


    To show

    !C Clubs
    !D Diamonds
    !H Hearts
    !S Spades

    Short forms in Chat:


    To say

    2 Too
    BRB Be Right Back
    CU Phonetic: “See You”
    CU L8R Phonetic: “See You L-ate-r”
    FWIW For What It’s Worth
    GD Good Defense (Partner)
    GL(P) Good Luck (Partner)
    GT Good try
    GTG Got to go
    IMHO In My Humble Opinion
    K Ok
    LOL Laughing Out Loud
    N No
    NP No Problem
    R are
    ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing
    SRY Sorry
    SOTM State Of The Match
    TY(P) Thank You (Partner)
    TX/TKS Thanks
    U You
    VWD Very well done
    WDO Well Done Opponent
    WDP Well Done Partner
    Y Yes
    YP ... Your Play ...

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