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  • Hello I’m Crown

  • Today, I’ll be doing common Internet abbreviations!

  • Basically we can see abbreviations everywhere on the Internet

  • Weve mentioned some in the first episode

  • but there are still a lot more we haven’t talked about

  • So here we are, episode two

  • This video will mainly be in English

  • so remember to turn on the Chinese or English subtitles if needed

  • People are really lazy sometimes

  • we want to spend the least amount of time

  • to convey as much as possible

  • Thus, I present to you, abbreviations and acronyms

  • In our last episode

  • we covered a lot of really popular online abbreviations

  • However, social media and language is always changing

  • and evolving so fast

  • that is why we have an endless list to talk about

  • But of course, as usual

  • I’ll be talking about the most popular and commonly-used ones

  • Best Friends Forever 永遠的摯友

  • Your BFF will be what you call your best friend

  • Because you love them so much

  • you’d want to be friends with them for all eternity

  • Be Right Back 馬上回來

  • Normally seen when one has to leave a chat for a short while

  • to do something else

  • They are promising that

  • they will be absent for a little while

  • but what theyre gonna do wouldn’t take too long

  • Got To Go 先走了

  • This is somewhat similar to BRB

  • but GTG, means leaving the chat for good

  • When you say GTG

  • itll normally mean when you need to do something else

  • be somewhere else

  • and therefore need to end the conversation

  • I Don’t Know 我不知道

  • People asks questions all the time

  • Sometimes you know the answer to it

  • sometimes you don’t

  • So IDK can be pretty useful

  • when you wanna prevent other people

  • from asking too many questions

  • I Know Right 是不是

  • This is often said

  • when you absolutely agree with something someone else said

  • Personally, this is one of my favorite(s)

  • You can’t say it as, “I know, right.”

  • you have to say it like “I know right www~~~~”

  • Shake My Head 無言傻眼

  • SMH is normally used

  • when someone does something so stupid

  • youre either disgusted, in disbelief

  • or so annoyed that youre at a loss for words

  • SMH would be to do this

  • *shakes head*

  • And you could also add in a facepalm for effect

  • *facepalm shakes head*

  • In Real Life 在現實生活裡

  • IRL basically means in the real world

  • and not like online, on social media

  • or in books and movies

  • You may be commenting on how someone acts in real life

  • compared to their online persona

  • Or how an actor or actress really is like

  • outside of the characters they play in their movies

  • In My Opinion 我的看法是

  • IMO in other words mean

  • what I think about something or someone

  • You can also add an H in there

  • making it IMHO

  • which stands forin my humble opinion

  • But be careful about using IMHO

  • because purposefully stating something as humble

  • makes it even less so

  • and instead a little bit sarcastic

  • Away From Keyboard 不在電腦前

  • AFK is often used in a gaming context

  • written to let people know youre not available right now

  • When you say youre AFK

  • you are literally away from your keyboard

  • which equally means youre away from your computer

  • This is to let your friends and teammates know

  • that they should wait for you to come back

  • Also Known As 又稱為

  • AKA is used when there are two or more names to someone

  • and you will use it to make a reference to all the other names

  • I don’t know why

  • but the usage of AKA sounds very chuunibyou to me

  • Perhaps it’s because every time people like to put strange names behind AKA

  • something like

  • Hey, it’s Crown

  • AKA, Sapphire Goddess

  • Oh!!! It’s kinda like Game of Thrones!

  • You know how they like to put

  • tons of AKAs behind their name

  • Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen

  • the first of her name

  • AKA Queen of Meereen

  • Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea

  • The Unburnt

  • Breaker of Chains

  • and the Mother of Dragons

  • Phew

  • Just Kidding 開玩笑

  • This is pretty easy

  • and I think most of you know what this means

  • I think this abbreviation is very complicated

  • because it has various meanings

  • 1. You really were only joking

  • 2. When you were actually really serious but people didn’t take you seriously

  • 3. When you said something stupid

  • 4. When you said something you regret and you wanted to take it back or cover it up

  • Laugh My Ass Off 大笑

  • We use this all the time

  • and can be seen as a higher leveledLOL

  • When you laugh your ass off

  • don’t take it literally

  • but just see it as laughing really, really hard

  • You can add in a F for more effect

  • making it LMFAOlaughing my fat ass off

  • Roll On The Floor Laughing 笑到在地上滾

  • Similar to LMAO, ROTFL

  • is also used to express great amusement or exaggerated laughter

  • To take it to a degree higher

  • you can combine ROTFL with LMFAO

  • making it ROTFLMFAO

  • "roll on the floor laughing my fat ass off"

  • But this is so long

  • you can hardly call it an abbreviation anymore...

  • So, the above are the acronyms and abbreviations

  • that I’ve compiled for you today

  • I hope you learnt something new!

  • Are there any others that youve seen before but don’t know what they mean?

  • If yes, be sure to tell me in the comment section down below!

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  • and I’ll catch you guys next time! See ya!

Hello I’m Crown

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