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Once you get into IRC, you need to understand the barrage of abbreviations and phrases that are commonly used.
People will do anything to be lazy—especially where typing is concerned. Anyone who uses IRC will come across abbreviations and certain jargon that will stump them initially. Do not look like a fool by asking unless you absolutely must!
One peculiarity you may notice is that IRC commands are often treated as both verbs and nouns. You can refer to your IRC client documentation for additional commands, but here are some examples:
- n. A person in a channel who has the +o flag in a channel. Usually has the @ prefix in the username.
v. The act of setting mode +o. Used with omitted subject “me” as a request.
<lamer> op /mode # channel +o lamer * idiot sets mode +o lamer
- n. A person who has been granted special privileges on the IRC server.
<w8> TsTech is an oper, right?
v. To identify to an IRC server with an administrator login and password, for example.
/oper User Password
- msg (short for privmsg)
- n. A private message to a user.
[lamer(email@example.com)] you're cool
v. To send someone a private message.
/msg lamer I know am.
I have tried to collect here some of the slang used around the Internet in chat rooms and forums and on IMs. Bookmark this for future reference.
1337 (written in ASCII) – From the word Leet, derived from the word elite
2 – too, or to
4 – For
AFAICR/S/T – As far as I can recall / remember / see / tel
AFAIK – As far as I know
AFK – Away from keyboard
ANFSCD – And Now For Something Completely Different. Used to change the subject of conversation.
ASAP – As soon as possible
ASL – Age / sex / location
ATEOTD – At The End of the Day
ATM – At the moment
AWOL – Absent Without (Official) Leave
AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) – All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)
B2B – Business to Business
B& and/or B7- Banned
BBIAB – Be back in a bit Read More