WDYMBT - What Do You Mean By That?
This is a question of clarification, to ask someone to explain their last comment.
JK - Just Kidding
Also: JJ - Just Joking
JK is used to complete the delivery of a joke, something especially important to do when the joke is a ribbing or a playful insult.
Example of JK:
- User 1: o man if you're cooking then i'm going for takeout
- User 2: u don't like my cooking?
- User 1: JK! you're cooking isn't so bad, it's just the same thing every time
Meh - "I feel mediocre about that"
Meh is an expression for mediocrity. If a movie is disappointing, if a restaurant is forgettable, or if the social event did not live up to expectations, people will comment "meh".
UOK - Are You OK?
'Are You OK?' is a question expressing concern. This is meant for personal relationships where the parties are good friends, or at least cordial acquaintanaces at work.
TBH - To Be Honest
This expression is used to say 'I am being extra candid by saying this' or 'I am going to admit a weakness or partial failure on my part by saying this'.
WTF - What the F*ck?
This is a blunt expression of shock and concerned confusion. Somewhat like 'OMG', 'WTF' is used when an alarming event just occurred, or some unexpected and disturbing news was just conveyed.
GTG - We're Good to Go
Also: GTG - I've Got to Go
GTG is a way of saying "I'm ready" or "we're ready". It is common when messaging to organize a group event, and everything is in order.
e.g. User 1: Did you get the buns and soda pop for the picnic?
e.g. User 2: Just need the buns and then GTG.
FML - F*ck My Life
This harsh-sounding expression is really a form of humorous despair... a cheeky way for people to say "I am having a really bad day, and there's a pattern here". You would never use FML in professional email conversations, but for text messaging between friends, FML is quite common.
FML is such a common expression in personal chatting, there are entire websites dedicated to humorous FML messaging:
19. gg (gj)
GG = Good Game
GJ = Good Job
GG and GJ are shorthand for saying 'good work', or 'congratulations to everyone, we achieved the result'. Some people will even say "gee gee" out loud in face-to-face conversations.
This expression was spawned by online gamers to thank their teammates after a match. In 2011, GG and GJ are very popular as daily expressions of gratitude and congratulations.
20. wtb (wtt)
WTB - Want to Buy
Also: WTT - Want to Trade
This is a joking expression, commonly used to jibe or tease someone. 'WTB non-lazy office workers' would be a joking way to tell your colleagues that they are slackers. 'WTB a life' is a self-effacing way to say that 'I'm unhappy'.