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Internet Basics - Abbreviations When Chatting

SUMMARY: If you participate in chat rooms on the Internet, you are bound to run upon abbreviated text with which you may be unfamiliar. Here are some widely-used abbreviations and what they stand for.

If you participate in chat rooms on the Internet, you are bound to run upon abbreviated text with which you may be unfamiliar. Here are some widely-used abbreviations and what they stand for.

jk - Just Kidding!
brb - Be Right Back
cul8r - See You Later
lol - Laughing Out Loud
ttyl - Talk To You Later

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