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no_way
04-25-2006, 06:05 AM
hey how are you?
as i'm from argentina, i know a bit of english because of school, but it's pretty obvious they do not teach us what is... i think it's "btw"??
i know what "wtf" is (too easy), but i'd like to know what are stuff like >3 or sth like that

please i would apreciate your help, if you can apport with another one i'd be very thankful

Vera
04-25-2006, 06:06 AM
btw = by the way

<3 = a heart, or "love", as in "I <3 the Offspring" = I love the Offspring.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-25-2006, 07:16 AM
And "sth" is "something".

sKratch
04-25-2006, 07:34 AM
And "sth" is "something".
No. It isn't. It's fucking stupid. I hate the use of "sth" more than any other abbreviation.

And use Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com) to look up things you don't know. It's fairly good for that usually.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-25-2006, 07:46 AM
I totally agree, I don't like it either.

wheelchairman
04-25-2006, 08:48 AM
It's taught in English as a second language in France then. I never saw it in America nor Denmark.

Tizzalicious
04-25-2006, 08:50 AM
They might be official abbriviations, that doesn't mean it's right//normal to use them in the middle of a text. They would be more for those tiny ads in a paper, things like that.

Tizzalicious
04-25-2006, 08:56 AM
Well, writing sth like this about abbr. wouldn't really make sense, would it?

wheelchairman
04-25-2006, 08:56 AM
I've only ever seen the word "sth" in writing on this bbs and on the internet. Granted I don't read a lot of American classified ads in the newspaper.

Vera
04-25-2006, 08:57 AM
I've also seen it in English books, not the "vb" though.. But in dictionary entries like "make sb do sth".

Online it's just laziness, though.

..This from the girl who uses "ppl" on IM sometimes.

Corpse
04-25-2006, 11:05 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTH, this will help you with the letter ones probably.

el_monkey
04-25-2006, 12:46 PM
don't think so. coz verbs aren't abbreviated very often, I suppose.
bu7 w3 c0u1d wri73 wi7h 45 m4ny numb3r5 45 w3 c4n

0r4ng3
04-25-2006, 04:42 PM
I don't like "sth" either. I always think it's an abbreviation for Sith. One time, I tried coining the term "jdi", but that didn't work out so well.

platinumpt
04-25-2006, 04:44 PM
hm... what about.. "ftw"? I think I've seen it before, I have no idea what it means.

There's also idk = I don't know

0r4ng3
04-25-2006, 04:44 PM
Fuck the what?!

platinumpt
04-25-2006, 04:46 PM
huh... perhaps it isn't "ftw"... I don't know, I can't remember right now.... but nice effort Jesse ;P

0r4ng3
04-25-2006, 04:47 PM
No, I know it. It's "for the win". I use "ftw" in every other sentence I type.

Anya82
04-25-2006, 04:47 PM
It IS "Fuck The What?"

Andy
04-25-2006, 04:51 PM
I say it means Fuck The World. And is usually accompanied by cutting.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-25-2006, 05:34 PM
I love For The Win. I use it in real life all the time.

0r4ng3
04-25-2006, 05:36 PM
Repetitive internet phrases ftw.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-25-2006, 05:37 PM
For like a day I said "futtew". My family was so confused.

Sinister
04-25-2006, 05:39 PM
I've been saying "lol" for some time, I'm trying not to, but I can't stop it. At least I'm not spelling it out ("el-oh-el").

the_GoDdEsS
04-26-2006, 02:04 AM
I had no idea there are so many of them. That Wiki site is insane.

Vera
04-26-2006, 02:08 AM
I say "omg" in real life, sarcastically. The letter combo, that is. Though I use it so much I wonder if it's even sarcastic anymore.

the_GoDdEsS
04-26-2006, 02:09 AM
I still say "lolz" out loud.

Tizzalicious
04-26-2006, 02:18 AM
I still say "lolz" out loud.

Me too, it's all the meetup's fault.

And the fact that I keep seeing Per.

wheelchairman
04-26-2006, 02:21 AM
I use all internet lingo in real life. Which is odd, since I rarely use it on the internet.

Sin Studly
04-26-2006, 04:57 AM
"sth" is so totally not acceptable. Only Maria uses it, and she's insane.

Rocky-girl
04-26-2006, 05:35 AM
And "sth" is "something".
"smth" something
"smb" somebody
SOme time ago I wrote so to save the time. After I was asked what the hell it is I write somebody and something.
I like abbr!

no_way
04-26-2006, 09:34 AM
they also taught me that you could use sth, and i do it when i have to make an issay or SOMETHING...
i don't like saying lol out loud, because i have like a life here in the bbs and a complete different life in my house and school, i don't know why
thanks 4 helping!

no_way
04-26-2006, 09:34 AM
"sth" is so totally not acceptable. Only Maria uses it, and she's insane.


who is maria??

Andy
04-26-2006, 09:42 AM
Maria's a crazy lady who stops by every now and again.

T-6005
04-26-2006, 09:43 AM
I had no idea there are so many of them. That Wiki site is insane.
2125 2mrw?

ADN, AIUI, u'll GHAC.

IMO HXC 1337s r BAMFs.

This stuff is great, really. It's so clear and time-saving.

no_way
04-26-2006, 09:48 AM
[...] but i'd like to know what are stuff like >3 or sth like that


mmh... i said sth myself :( shame on me??

Vera
04-26-2006, 10:25 AM
IMO HXC 1337s r BAMFs.
The only one I understood.

Or should I say, "werd".

Harnum
04-26-2006, 12:31 PM
ftw anyone? whats that mean. i think it has something to do with like btw or like for your information... but thats fyi... anyone fill me in..

0r4ng3
04-26-2006, 12:36 PM
"ftw", for the win.

Mr. Noodles
04-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Sometimes I say "WTF" in real life. Yes, I'm serious!

no_way
04-26-2006, 02:14 PM
yeah me too, but i don't get it, wtf is for the win???

0r4ng3
04-26-2006, 02:15 PM
"For the win" is if you like something in particular, oftentimes more than something else. For example...

Sunkist, ftw.

no_way
04-28-2006, 09:15 AM
thanks, another one what's IMAO or LMAO i don't remember

Corpse
04-28-2006, 09:17 AM
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

Sinister
04-28-2006, 09:20 AM
and IMHO = In My Humble(?) Opinion.

Corpse
04-28-2006, 09:21 AM
IMHO I though was In My Honest Opinion, I dunno.

Rinoa
04-28-2006, 11:18 AM
IMHO I though was In My Honest Opinion, I dunno.

Yeah, that's right ;)

Corpse
04-28-2006, 11:56 AM
OO, IMAO means in my arrogant opinion. :)

no_way
04-28-2006, 01:52 PM
so, IMFO mean in my fucking opinion
and hey, then GTFOOH mean get the fuck out of here
and, and STFU mean shut the fuck up!!

Corpse
04-28-2006, 01:54 PM
Yer, and one that is used sometimes, and which is very strange, GAY is Got Aids Yet? I don't find it that funny myself.

no_way
05-07-2006, 02:56 PM
Yer, and one that is used sometimes, and which is very strange, GAY is Got Aids Yet? I don't find it that funny myself.

why are you gayż

JoY
05-07-2006, 03:10 PM
I still say "lolz" out loud.
people seriously had to smash that out of me after the meet-up. & oh-em-gee, Ivil, shit like that.

no_way
05-30-2006, 01:49 PM
Now I really need to know the EXACT meaning of emo, I've got the glanced idea, but I'm not quite sure about it, so, anyone?

no_way
05-30-2006, 04:38 PM
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Mentally_Challenged
05-30-2006, 04:57 PM
'Emotional'

aka; kids who think they're all deep and stuff. And wear eyeliner in large quantities. And urhm.. whine, listen to foul music and have really quite peculiar screen names, such as..:

x_\\LittleMissGemzy//_x unhand me, [GOD DAMN ME], miami_<33 [[TheTerrorHeldInWeddingBells]]

taken from my very own contact list. -_-

Actually, just go on urbandictionary.com and search emo. Comes with pictures n'all.

no_way
05-30-2006, 05:05 PM
Holy shit, all my class-mates are EMO!! :eek:

well, thanx for the info, I didn't know urbandictionary.com existed, now I'm gonna look it up more often