Anyone who reads this blog post has to be using an internet connection, ergo you will have used an acronym at some point. I am not talking about regressing to teenagedom and using txtspk, more your usual

that you see everyday on Facebook status updates or in the 140-character Twitter updates.  Most of these acronyms have been in use since the year dot (well, since 1990-ish which is like the beginning of time in the evolution of internet land).  We shall gloss over the fact that I only found out what FTW means a couple of weeks ago.

I used to be a prolific member on a certain forum and one member (*cough*Gemma*cough*) could never type 'ROFL' at speed.  It always ended up as 'ROLF'.  Therein became our own acronym.  We even found a little emoticon to go with it...  Photobucket   Can you tell what it is yet?

And, of course, a random exchange of banter on Twitter lead me to think how these acronyms have filtered into our everyday language because of the boom in social media and networking.  How easy is it to invent a new acronym that gains worldwide notoriety?  I really do LOL occasionally but certainly not as often as I type it.  Therefore, I have decided that I will change and update internet slang and introduce a new acronym:

I know I shall receive no payment for inventing this amazing buzzword but my name will be right up there with the likes of Bill Gates Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak whoever invented Rickrolling.

So remember... don't LOL today, just LAL with your friends and lets get a new craze started.

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The one word prompt over at the Writing Workshop sent me leaping for the keyboard today.  The word is 'Change'.  You can find all the other Writing Workshop posts over at Sleep Is For The Week.  This week was workshop #35.

LOL = laugh out loud
LMAO = laughing my ass off
ROFL = rolling on the floor laughing
BTW =  by the way
FYI = for your information
WWYD = what would you do?
WTF = what the fuck!
IYSWIM = if you see what I mean
AFAIK = as far as I know
BFF = best friend(s) forever
FML = fuck my life
FTW = for the win

Also a full list of social media abbreviations was compiled by Cass from the Frugal Family.