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Website of the Day: AIM Acronym Dictionary

I have a love hate relationship with AIM speak, which for those of you that steer clear of Instant Messaging are all the acronyms, slang, and abbreviations that people use when talking on AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google or other instant messaging services. For years I wondered if it is making people illiterate, but it seems text messages have taken on that role.

My new theory is this: If you're gonna use AIM speak, you might as well do it right. The AIM Acronym Dictionary offers a run down of every acronym you will ever need to use (except for the dirty ones, of course). My favorites are listed in the table below, but check out the site for the full effect.

AIM Acronyms You Should Know
Acronym Meaning
AKK Asleep at the keyboard
ADAD Another day, another dollar
BIL Boss is listening
DQMOT Don't quote me on this
TAFN That's all for now

To learn how to post your favorite sites to the Website of the Day group,

I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Website of the Day group
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you love the website, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
The first one, AKK doesn't make sense with the actual phrase it is.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
These are a little much...
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
Yeah I have to sit there sometimes and puzzle it out!
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
Lazy people! :)
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
Ugh- I hate deciphering AIM speak. There are some easy ones like "LOL" and "BRB" and stuff like that, but the rest of them are annoying. There's that commercial on the radio right now for a cell phone company about text messaging where they're all speaking in abbreviations and it took me weeks of hearing it to figure out that "SRY" was "sorry." I'll stick to typing my words out, thanks, I'm not that incredibly lazy.
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
macgirl macgirl 9 years
what you two meant to say was: lol NICFOWSPASTM INHOTOA. MPAL! ;-) isn't that much easier than actually typing? I mean: ITMETAT I am so cracking myself up right now ;-)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i've never heard of those ones above. man, people are lazy!
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
lol now i can figure out what some people are saying to me
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