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Social Media Dictionary

While not appropriate for professional correspondence, abbreviations, emoticons and other combinations of letters and symbols almost seem like a new language.  

To help navigate this, we are pleased to provide our Social Media Dictionary.

Note:  While we have done our best to censor some of the crude, potentially offensive and inappropriate meanings of various items set out below, reader discretion is advised as some may find the content below to be offensive.

# = Hashtag, used to connect topical content on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

:@ or x( = Angry

</3 = Broken heart

:p = Cheeky

:s = Confused or worried

8) or 8D = Cool (smiley with sunglasses)

:’( or :,( = Crying

\o/ = Dance

:$ = Embarrassment

>:) = Evil grin

<3 = Heart

:* = Kiss

:D = Laughing

xD = Laughing very hard

:x = Lips sealed

:( = Sad

:) = Smiley

:| = Speechless

:o = Surprised

:? = Thinking

;) or ;D = Wink

AAMOF = As A Matter of Fact

AB/ABT = About

ACMO = Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario

AFAIK = As Far As I Know

B4 = Before

B/C = Because

BFN = Bye For Now

BTK = Back To Keyboard

BTT = Back To Topic

BTW = By The Way

CCI = Canadian Condominium Institute

CCI-T/CCI Toronto = Toronto & Area Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute

#CondoChat = Official hashtag of Twitter chats hosted by CCI Toronto on condo-related topics

#CondoConference = Primary hashtag used in reference to the annual ACMO/CCI Condo Conference

#CondoOfTheYear = Hashtag used to reference the Condo of the Year contest held by various CCI chapters

#CondoCourse = Hastag of condominium courses presented by CCI

CV = Condo Voice, the award winning quarterly magazine of CCI Toronto

CX = Correction

DIY = Do It Yourself

DM = Direct Message. (A direct-message is a message only you and the person who sent it can read.)

DYK = Did You Know / Do You Know

EM/EML = E-Mail

EOBD = End Of Business Day

EOD = End Of Discussion

EOM = End Of Message

ETA = Estimated Time Of Arrival

F2F /FTF = Face To Face

F4F = Follow For Follow.  (A request for you to follow an individual, who has/will follow you.)

FAQ = Frequently Asked Question

FB = Facebook

FF = Follow Friday

FFS = For F‘s sake

FKA = Formerly Known As

FML = F My Life

FOTD = Find Of The Day

FTW = For The Win

FWD = Foreword or Forward

FWIW = For What It's Worth

FYEO = For Your Eyes Only

GHCCI = The Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute

HOTD = Headline Of The Day

HT = Heard Through

HTH = Hope That Helps

IC = I See

ICYMI = In Case You Missed It

IDK = I Don't Know

IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion

IMO = In My Opinion

IOW = In Other Words

IRL = In Real Life

ISO = In Search Of

JK = Just Kidding (joke)

JSYK = Just So You Know

KK = Ok

KYSO = Knock Your Socks Off

L4L = Like For like. (Similar to F4F.  Commonly used on Instagram as a request to ‘like’ someone’s photo)

LI = LinkedIn

LMAO = Laughing My A** Off

LMK = Let Me Know

LOL = Laugh Out Loud

MM = Music Monday

MIRL = Meet In Real Life (In person)

N/A = Not Available / Applicable

NBD = No Big Deal

NFW = No F'ing Way

NOYB = None Of Your Business

NRN = No Reply Necessary

NSFW = Not Safe For Work

NTS = Note To Self

OMFG = Oh My F'ing G*d/Gosh

OOMF = One Of My Friends/Followers

ORLY = Oh, Really?

OT = Off Topic

OTOH = On The Other Hand

PLMK = Please Let Me Know

POV = Point Of View

QOTD = Quote Of The Fay

QOTM = Quote Of The Moment

RE = In Reply To / In Regards To

ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing

RT = Re-Tweet

RTQ = Read The Question

SEO = Search Engine Optimization

SFW = Safe For Work

SM = Social Media

SMDH = Shaking My Damn Head. (SMH, only more so.)

SMH = Shaking My Head

SNAFU = Situation Normal, All F'ed Up (slang from the US Military)

SO = Significant Other

SOB = Son Of a B***h

SRS = Serious

STFU = Shut The F up

TBA = To Be Announced

TBC = To Be Continued / To Be Confirmed

TBT = Throwback Thursday

TFTF = Thanks For The Follow

TFTT = Thanks Tor This Tweet

THX or TNX = Thanks

TIA = This Is A wkward  / Thanks In Advance

TJ = Tweetjack, or joining a conversation belatedly to contribute to a tangent

TL = Timeline

TLDR/TL;DR = Too Long, Didn’t Read

TMB = Tweet Me Back

TQ = Thank You

TT = Trending Topic

TTFN = Ta-Ta For Now

TTYL = Talk To You Later

TTYN = Talk To You Never

TY = Thank You

TYIA = Thank You In Advance

TYT = Take Your Time

TYVM = Thank You Very Much

W or W/ = With

W/E, WE or WTV = Whatever

WTF = What The F

WTH = What The H*ll / What The Heck

YGTR = You Got That Right

YKWIM = You Know What I Mean

YOLO = You Only Live Once

#YourCondoYourCommunity = popular hashtag of annual condo conference presented by the Golden Horseshoe chapter of CCI

YW = You're welcome 


This is not intended to be a comprehensive list.