I thought i had invented another the other day.
Which would have stood for: Oh my god Ive fallen asleep playing 36 hours of extreem weekend and my forehead is resting on the keyboard
but alas --it was just my forehead on the keyboard
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Thread: Gw Chat Acronym List
30-08-2005, 13:36 #101
30-08-2005, 13:45 #102Originally Posted by DemiGod DC
30-08-2005, 14:16 #103
Guess we're using short forms, and GW Meanings
Bonder-> Someone who lifebonds people
Spammer->In Town, someone who annoys you with repeated posts for trades/guilds/sites---While out of town/PvP, someone who quickly throws down a bunch of related skills (and continues doing it for a long time)
pwn-> means own, to dominate over an enemy
Shut Down->Refers to a character who disables casters (Generally Mesmers)
30-08-2005, 15:48 #104
I Always thought LMAO = Laughing Manically And Outloud.
Fubar can also be read as = F$@ked Upped Beyond All Recognition
Fugly = F$@king Ugly.
bbiab = Be Back In A Bit (very fast afk)
30-08-2005, 18:34 #105
[QUOTE=Nibus]w00t = 'we own other team' (apparently) but much nicer in the same sense as 'woo!'
I'm not sure this is accurate. I recently did some linguistic research and got into the history of W00t. Actually, there's an awesome article in Wikipedia talking all about W00t. Some salient exerpts:
The term "w00t" is a slang interjection used to express happiness or excitement, usually over the Internet.
"w00t" is an exclamation of excitement, which cannot be used sarcastically. Because Internet text-based chat cannot communicate the vocal subtleties of spoken word, such as sarcasm, word choice can be very important to the clarity of a message. "Whoo-hoo", "yay", "hooray", and other words similar to "w00t" could all be used with sarcastic intent ("I have a dentist's appointment today. Yay."), whereas "w00t" would always be interpreted as a genuine expression of excitement ("I have a dentist's appointment today. w00t!").
"We Owned the Other Team", is a backronym of w00t.
In other words, it's not the origin of the expression, but a retroactive expansion of a word that was not originall an acronym.
Apparently it originated from the songs "Whoomp there it is" and "Whoot there it is" which both appeared in 1993 and topped the charts (thankfully for a brief period of time)...
30-08-2005, 19:36 #106
30-08-2005, 20:22 #107
30-08-2005, 20:33 #108Originally Posted by mss smwht
TTYL = talk to you later
30-08-2005, 20:47 #109
* duplicate msg deleted * sorry folks - something weird happened with the server.
30-08-2005, 21:40 #110
I am depressed that so many people don't know what an acronym is
Acronym /= abbreviation