Useful Internet Acronyms

10 Useful Internet Acronyms (Part 1)

Internet is growing faster and faster day by day. In 2021 it’s impossible to imagine our lives without it. We use it in almost everything we do:  getting package delivered, paying bills, watching movies, getting the latest news and, of course, communicating with each other

It revolutionized our communications so much, that it became our preferred method of interacting with others. That’s why in today’s lesson I prepared 5 useful internet acronyms that will help you be better at internet communication. Here we go:

1) BTW – By The Way

BTW is used as a transition from one topic to another. If you want to change the subject of the conversation, feel free to use BTW in your text messages.

Example:

A: Hey, Jim. How’s everything?

B: I’m doing great, what time is the movie? 

A: 7:30, are you coming?

B: Yeah, sure. BTW, congratulations on your new job

A: Thanks, man!

2) IDK – I Don’t Know.

Another popular acronym. Honestly, there’s nothing else to say about it. IDK means I don’t know, lol.

Example:

A: Hey, Jim. Are you coming to the party?

B: IDK, I feel really tired. Might come for a few hours

A: Ok, let me know.

3) LOL – laugh out loud.

You already saw this acronym in the previous example. This one is one of the most popular modern acronyms ever. It’s used to indicate smiling or amusement.

Example:

A: This joke was great! lol

B: I knew you’d appreciate it, haha

4) IMHO/IMO – In My Humble Opinion/In My Opinion

These acronyms mean that a person is offering his/her perspective on the subject. It can also be used in the end of a sentence to show that what’s been written is merely an individual’s point of view.

Example:

A: Greg got married, I’m so happy for him

B: He shouldn’t have done it. He’s too young for it IMO

5) OMG – Oh My God

This acronym is very popular too. It’s used to express a wide range of emotions: excitement, shock, disbelief, surprise.

Examples:

A: I finally got my Green Cards this weekend

B: OMG, that’s sooo exciting. I’m so happy for you. What’s next?

A: I’m going to start applying for jobs.

A: I fell from a tree

B: OMG, are you alright?

A: Yeah, just a couple of scratches

 

It revolutionized our communications so much, that it became our preferred method of interacting with others. That’s why in today’s lesson I prepared 5 useful internet acronyms that will help you be better at internet communication.

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