Anyone who has used xanga long enough has probably encountered their fair share of shorthand on here. Just like many other places on the internets, many people here love to use abbreviations to get their points across as quickly as possible. This can be a very efficient means of communication, so long as both sides understand what each abbreviation means.
I know firsthand how frustrating it can be when someone uses an abbreviation that makes you scratch your head. Since I am now proficient in xanga shorthand, I decided to help those who aren’t with a brief tutorial.
Glossary of Xanga Abbreviations
idk = I don’t know btw = by the way brb = be right back
fyi = for your information w/e = whatever jk = just kidding
ttyl = talk to you later tmi = too much info ty = thank you
omg = “oh my god/goodness” or “I’m gay”
Varying Degrees of Laughter
lol = laugh out loud lmao = laugh my ass off rotfl = rolls on the floor laughing
rotflmao = a combination of “rotfl” and “lmao”; rolls on the floor laughing my ass off
lolz or lawlz = These are just stupid. Don’t ever use them.
jcmpl = just crapped my pants laughing
irl = in real life ftw = for the win imo = in my opinion
fml = fuck my life smh = shaking my head rpg = role player game
mmo = “Massive Multiplayer Online” or “I’m a huge nerd”
su = shut up stfu = shut the fuck up ystfu = you shut the fuck up
nwdystfu = no why don’t you shut the fuck up rm = real mature!
wtf = “what the fuck?” or “standard response to latest featured weblog”
Xanga Veteran Level
x = xanga xc = “xanga crush” or “wherethefishlives“
xt = xanga team EXK = Evil Xanga Klique
ttc or dan = thetheologianscafe ihd = I heart Dan
dsa = “Dan sucks ass” or “Hi my name is Paul_Partisan“
tbs = TheBlackSpiderMan asm = antisoccermom
BIG = “TheBigShowatUD” or “the size of my…” (let’s move on)
vd = “vanedave” or “venerrial disease” depending on the context. For example if someone says I love me some vd, I think it would be safe to assume that they are not referring to genital warts.
pc = please comment pr = please rec
FTLOGPATM = FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!
wwjd = what would John do? xd = xanga drama
ilxd = “I love xanga drama” or “Why yes, I do have a xanga account”