Ruby

Common Acronyms used on WTM.org

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Hey everyone, new and old to the forums! I have noticed a lot of acronyms being used here that I had never heard of, and thought it would be helpful to keep a running list of these to be easily accessed for confused members! Most you won't see on the forums, but in chat. The ones that you will see people using most often in regular posts I put in teal.

There are a ton more acronyms but I put the ones I have seen and think the people in this forum would use to keep the list short. I also added some words you may hear in chat or on the forums that have a specific definition there.

If you know any more I should put up on this guide I would love your input, I'm sure I've missed some and will keep it updated.


A
atm - at the moment
afk - away from keyboard
ack - ACK! (noise of fear/surprise) or acknowledged

B
brb - be right back
bf - boyfriend/best friend
bff - best friend forever
btw - by the way
boot - kicked from the chat room for being inactive too long


C
cu/cya - see you (later)

D
dd/ds/dh/dw - dear daugter/son/husband/wife

E

F
F2F - face to face
FAQ - frequently asked question
fwiw - for what it's worth
fyi - for your information

G
gf - girlfriend

H
hru- how are you

I
idk - I don't know
IM - instant message
imo - in my opinion
imho - in my humble opinion
irl - in real life

J
jk - just kidding

K
k/kk - OK

L
lol - laughing out loud
lmao - laughing my a** off

M

N
newbie - someone new to the forum or chat
nmh- nodding my head (Yes)
np - no problem
nvm - nevermind

O
omg - oh my god/gosh
OP - original post(er)
OT - off topic
otw - on the way

P
PM - private message
pc - private chat

Q

R
rofl - rolling on floor laughing

S
smh - shake my head
SO - Significant Other

T
tgif - thank goodness it's Friday
TMI - too much information
ttfn - ta-ta for now
ttyl - talk to you later
ty - thank you

U

V

W

waiter - a person who is waiting until marriage

wb - welcome back

WTM - wait(ing) 'till marriage

X

Y
yw - you're welcome

Z

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Cool idea Ruby. I pinned it for you so that way everyone can see it :)

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Sometimes the word "waiters" is also used which refers to  people who are waiting till marriage.

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PMO? Not sure what it means...but likely porn masturbation & (?)

Yes, I think it is more applicable in porn recovery-related discussions, so yeah :P

Edit: Porn, Masturbation and/or Orgasm.

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I personally use "AFAIK" (as far as I know) and "IIRC" (if I remember correctly) pretty frequently.

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I was actually unfamiliar with quite a few of these. I think this will be very helpful to me then.  ^_^

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