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The Language of Online Bingo

Aug 18, 2007
The internet has developed its own language and online bingo is no exception. Most computer users are familiar with abbreviations like, LOL, or LMAO, or CU. These combinations of letters were developed as a way to save time and the advent of instant messaging colorful combinations of letters representing phrases became the norm.

Bingo has its own language and new online bingo players sometimes feel overwhelmed by the many abbreviations used in online bingo chat rooms.

Most online bingo sites maintain chat rooms so the players can socialize, discuss the various games, get tech advice, and discuss just about anything. For new players here is a brief glossary of bingo terms followed by a list of the most common abbreviations found in most chat rooms.

While this is a very basic glossary and by no means complete it should help the new player no matter if the player is in a land based casino or online. Online bingo has a language all its own and it can be confusing to newbies. What follows is a collection of the more common abbreviations used in online bingo chat rooms.
AFK = A away from keyboard
AFK2W = Away from keyboard (to wee)
AKA = Also known as
ASAP = A as soon as possible
BBL = Be back later
BBS = Be back soon
BF = Boyfriend
BLNT =Better luck next time
BRB = Be right back
BTW = By the way
CYA = see ya
CYAL8R = See ya later
FYI = For your information
GF = Girlfriend
GG = Good going or good game
GL = Good luck
GLA = Good luck all
GLE = Good luck everyone
GM = Good morning
GN = Good night
GTSY = Glad to see you
H&A = Hug and kiss
HB =Hurry back
IC = I see
IYKWIM = If you know what I mean
IMO = In my opinion
JK = Just kidding
JMO = Just my opinion
KIT = Keep in touch
KOTC = Kiss on the cheek
KOTL = Kiss on the lips
L8R = Later or (LTR)
LMAO = Laughing my ass off
LOL = Laughing out loud
LOFTING = Talking in private chat (the loft)
LTNS = Long time no see
LY = Love ya
NP = No problem
OIC = Oh, I see
OMG = Oh my goodness
OTOH = On the other hand
PITA = Pain in the ass
PM = Private message
PPL = People
QT = Cutie
ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling on floor laughing my ass off
SAC = Sorry all close
SO = Significant other
SOHF = Sense of humor failure
SPAM = Stupid Person's Advertisement
SRY = Sorry
SWAK = Sealed with a kiss
SWL = Screaming with laughter
SYS = See you soon
TC = Take care
TOY = Thinking of you
TTFN = Ta ta for now
TTYL = Talk to you later
TX = Thanks
TY = Thank you
TYVM = Thank you very much
WB = Welcome back
WTG = Way to go
WTH = What the hell
YBS = You'll be sorry
YSR = Yeah, sure, right
YVW = You're very welcome
YW = You're welcome
While this list is by no means complete it contains most of the most common abbreviations used in online bingo chat rooms. New online bingo players can cut and paste this list to use while in chat rooms. It will only be short time until the online language is learned. Don't be intimidated, get online and play!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online bingo site BingoHouse in Costa Rica. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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