Internet Acronyms


What’s with acronyms lately? Here’s a quick cheat sheet to some that are commonly used on the internet:


As f*ck. Used for emphasis.
Ex: The weather is cold af


That feeling when.
Ex: TFW when you’re lying in bed at 4am still wide awake


Does anyone else.
Ex: DAE sometimes confuse George Orwell and Orson Welles?


For Real. Used as a full stop to denote that something seemingly unbelievable
is totally true.
Ex: Im So Tired, FR


Too Long didn’t read.
A post, article, or anything with words was too long, and whoever used the phrase didn’t read it
for that reason.
Ex: Person1: *posts dough recipe*
Person2: TL;DR ordering pizza…


How I feel when.
Ex: *reaction gif* HIFW I run out of food at a party


In case you missed it. Used often when sharing articles online.
Ex: I sent you a link to that Amy Poehler clip icymi


One True Pairing.
Your OTP is a couple you are emotionally invested in.
Ex: My OTP is Beyoncé and Jay Z


Too much information. Way more than you need/want to know about someone.
Ex: Person1: wow me and the hubs had QUITE the night last night
Person2: TMI mum


I don’t know.
Ex: Person1: what do you want to do today? Person2: idk you pick


What’s the most misunderstood thing was about your generation? We asked youth this question, and here’s what they said:

“We’re deeper than you think.”

“People think we have lost the ability to form meaningful relationships.”


“Mental illness. It continues to be extremely stigmatized.”

“The fact that not all art needs to look nice.”

“That technology is our weakness. It’s been placed as a negative stereotype on all teens, however that isn’t always the case.”

“We don’t mess up just for kicks. We’re all trying. We’re trying really hard.”