IRC Dictionary

°Common Acronyms Used In IRC°

(All Of These May Be Typed In Upper Or Lowercase)

NP = No Problem
WB = Welcome Back
JK = Just Kidding
J/K = Just Kidding
SMT = Something
SMTN = Something

DA = The
EM = Them
MA = My
UR = Your
YA = You
YER = Your
YR = Your
PPL = People

U = You
K = OK
C = See
2 = To
4 = For

MF = Male Or Female
M/F = Male Or Female
ASL = Age / Sex / Location }
A/S/L = Age / Sex / Location } generally considered in bad taste, and will usually get you ignored.

GF = Girl Friend
BF = Boy Friend

SOP = ServerOP / Super OP
AOP = AutoOP / Authorized OP

H8 = Hate
W8 = Wait
M8 = Mate
U2 = You Too
ME2 = Me Too
GR8 = Great
B4 = Before
L8R = Later
NO1 = No One
NE1 = Anyone
ANY1 = Anyone
4GET = Forget

NP = No Problem
UC = You See
IC = I See
OIC = Oh, I See

CU = See You
CYA = See You
RE = How Are You (All)
RYA = How Are You
SUP = What's Up

GTG = I Got To Go
BRB = I'll Be Right Back
BBL = I'll Be Back Later
BBS = I'll Be Back Soon
TTYL = Talk To You Later

WTF = What The Fuck; Where The Fuck
WTH = What The Hell
GTF = Get The Fuck

G = Grin
BG = Big Grin
BCG = Big Cheesey Grin
TO = TakeOver

FW = FreeWare
SW = ShareWare

BTW = By The Way
AKA = Also Known As
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
OTOH = On The Other Hand
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
AFAIK = As Far As I Know

WRT = With Respect To
RTFM = Read The Fucking Manual
RFC = Request For Comment
FUBAR = Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition
FUBB = Fucked Up Beyond Belief
AFK = Away From Keyboard
AFTK = Away From The Keyboard

FYI = For Your Information
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

RL = Real Life
IRL = In Real Life

LOL = Laughing Out Loud
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

MOTSS = Member Of The Same Sex
MOTOS = Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTAS = Member Of The Appropriate Sex
SO = Significant Other
LJBF = Let's Just Be Friends
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
FWIW = For What It's Worth
CMIIW = Correct Me If I'm Wrong
FUD = Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
BFN = Bye For Now
AISI = As I See It
BION = Believe It Or Not
MYOB = Mind Your Own Business
SOP = Standard Operating Procedure
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
TIA = Thanks In Advance
HTH = Hope This Helps
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
HIAB = Heard It All Before
GSOH = Good Sense Of Humour
WSOH = Weird Sense Of Humour; Wacky Sense Of HHumour
DFSB = Double-Fronted Solid Brick
BIR = Built-In Wardrobes
HWS = Hot Water Service
GEFSHWSBIR = Got Evicted For Selling Hot Water Service and Built-In Wardrobes

°Words And Terms Used In IRC°

-=> IRC Networks

IRCNet = Biggest IRC Network Nowadays Consisting Mainly From European Servers.
DALNet = Peaceful IRC Network Where IRCOPs Are Active And Warez Is Prohibited.
EfNet = Was The Biggest IRC Network For A Long Time. Still Pretty Big.
UnderNet = Quite Big IRC Network Consisting Mainly From US Servers.
OzOrg = Australian IRC Network, was spun-off from Undernet due to heavy loading.

-=> Network Services

X = Channel Keeper And Registration Bot In UnderNet.
W = Channel Keeper And Registration Bot In UnderNet.
Z = Channel Keeper And Registration Bot In OzOrg.
ChanServ = Channel Keeper And Registration Bot In DALNet.
NickServ = NickName Keeper And Registration Bot In DALNet.
MemoServ = A Bot You Can Leave Files For Others To Read In DALNet.

-=> User Types

Idler = Stays Quietly In A Channel Just Watching The Others Conversing.
Lamer = Used For An Ignorant Or Annoying Person. Sometimes Also About Newbie.
Newbie = Person Who Is New To IRC, And Doesn't Know Almost Anything About It.
Trader = Person Who Is Trading Files/Warez In IRC Or Hosting An FTP etc.
Hacker = Fights Against The System, Makes Cracks, BreakIns, Apps, Trades etc.
Inviter = Person Who Invites People To His Channel In Other Channels.
Flooder = Person Who Floods The Channel With Useless Messages/Exceptionally Long Messages.
Leecher = Person Who Downloads Free Files And Does Not Give Anything Back.
Scripter = Makes Scripts That Can Be Used In IRC.
Advertiser = Person Who Advertises eg. His HomePage To Others In IRC.

OP = Channel Operator / Adminstrator / Guardian.
IRCOP = IRC Network Operator / Adminstrator / Guardian.
HelpOP = IRCOP In DALNet Helping Normal Users In Their IRC Related Problems.
IRC Admin = Adminstrator / Operator Of An IRC Server.

-=> User Events

Ban = Can Be Placed On A User Or ISP Domain To Prevent Access To A Channel.
Kick = When User Gets Thrown Out From A Channel Due To Violation.
OP (+o) = When Someone Gives An OP Status To Someone In A Channel.
DeOP (-o) = When Someone Takes The OP Status From Someone In A Channel.
Voice (+v) = When A Channel Has Mode +m On, You Are Allowed To Speak When You Are Voiced. +v Can Also Mean You Are Cool Or Serving Files, etc.

-=> Network Events

Lag = The Connection Delay Between You And Your IRC Server Or Another Person.
NetSplit = When An IRC Servers Loses The Connection To The Other Servers.
Server OP = Person Who Gets OPed By An IRC Server After A NetSplit.
Collision = May Happen After A NetSplit When Two Persons Are Using The Same NickName In Different Servers. Server Kills Both NickNames.

-=> IRC War/Misc Terms

Nuking = Attempt To Cause Errors To Other Person's Connection Disconnecting Him.
Flooding = Sending An Overload Of Commands To Another User To Disconnect Him.
Spoofing = Faking Your Ident / UserID / ISP.
Takeover = When Someone Takes Another Persons Channel.
Backdoor = A Hole Left In A Script Or A Client For Author To Access.
Kill = Disconnection Of A User Done By An IRCOP Due To Network Violations.
K-Line = A Ban From An IRC Server Set By An IRCOP Due To Violations.
G-Line = A Global K-Line From All The Network's Servers. Used eg. In DALNet.
Clone = Another Connection To IRC Server, Done With eg. Loading 2 mIRC Clients.
Raw Clone = Clone Wich Is Connected To IRC Server Using Raw Socket Connections, Without Starting Another Copy Of eg. mIRC.

-=> Misc Terms

Bot = Used In IRC To Protect Channels While You Are Offline.
Screen = Unix Telnet IRC Client That Can Be Left In IRC To Protect Channels.
EggDrop = Channel Guardian Bot Running In A Unix Shell.
Warez = Means Software And Is Often Traded In IRC.
FileServer = Or FServer, Is Used To Advertise And Trade Files In IRC.

IP = Series Of Numbers Your ISP Defines.
ISP = Internet Service Provider. Where You eg. Dial To With Your Modem.
FTP = File Transfer Protocol. FTP Server Is Used To Store And Transfer Files.
MP3 = Mpeg Compression Method Based On Layer 3 Technology. Means A Sound File.
WWW = World Wide Web Of Servers Connected To The Internet.
DDE = Service Used To Control Other Applications Through An Application.
OOB = Out Of Band Error In MS Windows That Can Be Caused By Other Users.
ISDN = Fast Connection Method Using Digital Data Transfer.
LINUX = Unix Operating System Developed By A Finnish Guy Called Linus Torvalds.
UNIX = Operating System used by most ISPs and businesses, which is 50 times faster, and 23times more stable than MS-Windoze, which is not an operating system..but a shell built around DOS. (MS originally denied this).
DOS = PC Operating system developed by Xerox and Digital Research, ..derived from Bell Labs' CP/M ..derived from UNIX. Was supplied to IBM by Misrosoft as a supposedly original operating system.
WINDOWS = Individual Screens in a Graphical User Interface (GUI), developed by XEROX, APPLE and DIGITAL RESEARCH(GEM).
MS-WINDOWS = Microsoft's attempt at creating a Graphical User Interface.
X-WINDOWS = UNIX GUI, and inspiration for much of MS-Windows in recent years.
WINSOCK = The Interface Between Application and TCP stack, Developed by Berkeley University.
WEB BROWSER = HTML Graphical Environment for Accessing WWW, FTP etc. Developed Jointly by SUN MICROSYSTEMS, NSCA/NETSCAPE, and the W3 CONSORTIUM, and GIVEN to The World (including Microsoft).
DCC CHAT = Opening A Direct DCC CHAT With Someone, You Can Avoid The IRC Server Lag.