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CYBER(S)LANG: an essay I found...

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, July 8, 2002, 20:50
GLOSSARY How to communicate in Cyberspace
by Lorenz Spillner, Aachen

    Did you ever dare to ask questions about technical (e.g. computer linked)
details to a cyberfreak via e-mail? No? Be aware, the answer could be like
the following:

        "Hey U , ... I was ROFL when reading ur FAQ. :-))   FYI: generally
I'd say RTMF B4     annoying me! BOT: to define the xr3i xstring abstract,
only fomat the editor to 007/15     (AFAIKI) in the SOD system in order to
KISS. IOW, just forward the data to the 8.0     litter, HTH!
        And BTW: IMHO U you should learn ASAP to give your POV B4 the EOD
next time!
    IAC: Avoid to make everybody LOL due to your NINO.   ;-)
    HAK and CUL8R alligator!
    .....=:-(    .....

    Below you will find the solution to this cyber-slang. Don't worry somehow
these freaks chat about absolutely normal things - just like to neighbours
down in the road somewhere in a good old village. But our friends,
inhabitants of the global village and though having fiery discussions between
NY, Sidney and Amsterdam economized their way of talking. They also included
the possibility to express emotions :-)  - turn your head and smile back!
    This is quite understandable if one imagine to be involved in a hot IRC
session on a world-wide channel. How else would it be possible to tell his
POV and personal sympathies within a few moments by hacking like hell in the
keyboard while following the world-wide reactions on the screen?

    On the next page is a short overview about the e-mailer's special code
and some examples about how to show your counterpart your 'feelings' - a sort
of pseudo-face which avoids misunderstanding.

IMHO In my humble opinion
IOW In other words
KISS Keep it simple stupid
LOL Laughing out loud
NINO No input no output
OTOH On the other hand
POV Point of view
ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
RTFM Read the fucking manual
TNX Thanks

:-) normal smile
:-)))))))))))))) Megasmile
:-( I'm frowning
:(( I feel really sad
;-) I'm winking
:-D I'm laughing
:-)==== Smily with barb

Example: this listing of already old cyber-specials has such
;-)======= a barb!

Hanuman Zhang
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Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>