FBI Releases 83-Page Dictionary Of Twitter Slangs

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 19, 2014
FBI has recently released an 83-page dictionary of Twitter acronyms or twitter slangs to keep track of what users are saying. Here you can see 2,800 acronyms and the list was made public as Freedom of Information Act request submitted by MuckRock user Jason Mathers. The document is billed as a list to help its agents understand “leetspeak,” another word for Internet shorthand or slang.

FBI Releases 83-Page Dictionary Of Twitter Slangs

The FBI document explains that the agents should find the list “useful in your work or for keeping up with your children and/or grandchildren.”

Here’s a list of popular acronyms :

• APU (as per usual)

• BWN (between)

• POOF (goodbye/leaving the room)

• CFN (ciao for now)

• ALOTBSOL (always look on the bright side of life

• DG (don't go)

• GNSTDLTBBB (good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite)

• WYLABOCTGWTR” (would you like a bowl of cream to go with that remark?)

• IIRC (if I recall correctly)

• PEEPS (people)

• KISS (keep it simple, stupid)

•TLDR (too long; didn’t read).

• BTDGTGTTSAWIO: Been there, done that, got the T-shirt and wore it out

• PEBKAC: Problem exists between keyboard and chair

• DWISNWID: Do what I say, not what I do

• OTTOMH: Off the top of my head

• IDUNNO: I don’t know


• WTG (way to go)

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