The FBI Guide to Internet Slang | Kottke

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request in 2014, the FBI released their internal 83-page guide to internet slang (most of which are initialisms and acronyms). The quality of the scanned document is very poor, but it’s (just) readable. A few of my favorite phrases gleaned from skipping around the report:

BMUS – beam me up, Scotty
EMFBI – excuse me for butting in
JC – Jesus Christ/just curious/just chilling
MOS – mom over shoulder
PS – photoshop/play station/post script
SMG – sub-machine gun
TOTES FRESH – totally precious
YOYO – you’re on your own
WYLABOCTGWTR – would you like a bowl of cream to go with that remark?


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