Sunday, August 5, 2018
Internet acronyms explained
I read things, searchingly, on the Internet, until finally I find this blog and realize it was what I was looking for all along. But before I get here I read a lot of acronyms.
The Internet is full of acronyms!
I know what they mean usually, but that doesn't stop me from, by default, reading them with their secret hidden meanings instead.
You read on the Internet too. And sometimes, by accident, you are not here. Most people, on the Internet, are, by mistake, not here. And you encounter acronyms when this happens. Sometimes you don't know what they stand for. And sometimes you know what they stand for, but not their secret meaning.
I'm going to tell you everything now.
That's why you come here.
What it stands for: Laugh Out Loud
Secret meaning: I was mildly, quietly amused.
What it stands for: Rolling On Floor Laughing
Secret meaning: It was funny enough that I almost could have laughed out loud.
What it stands for: Laughing My Ass Off
Secret meaning: Same as ROFL except the person doesn't like the undignified idea of being on the floor.
What it stands for: (Denotes) Sarcasm
Secret meaning: It is impossible to underrate the subtlety of an Internet audience enough.
What it stands for: America Online
Secret meaning: I'm more of a "Nineties Internet" sort of person
What it stands for: Ask Me Anything
Secret meaning: Ask me anything and I'll choose which ones I'd like to answer.
What it stands for: If I Recall Correctly
Secret meaning: I could confirm this on the Internet, but I am forgetting that I am on the Internet.
What it stands for: For The Fastest Yodeler
Secret meaning: I don't know the secret meaning. This acronym has always been an inscrutable one to me.