Welcome to our Daily English Listening Practice with this week’s series:
Social Media Vocabulary – Internet Slang
English Internet Slang & Abbreviations
Before we begin, let’s define NSFW as in, Not Safe For Work, we don’t really recommend this page if you’re at work as there are some abbreviations with swear words. Also, this isn’t advanced, per se, more for fun!
Not Safe For Work
Something that is labeled NSFW probably contains profanity or it has pictures or video that are not appropriate for work. It’s usually used in article headlines like this one:
Lolllllll / lololol
Same as lol, but funnier
— (@marge_kelly_xo) February 6, 2017
Same as lol, but a little funnier. She deserves all the lulz (laughs) after that performance.
Today’s newsroom message lulz. pic.twitter.com/e1sWYHq49X
— Tiffini Theisen (@tiffinit) February 6, 2017
<script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
#tbt Throwback Thursday. Post an old picture on Thursday on Instagram.
“I’m going to…” It’s mainly used in a happy or excited way.
“Imma be there in 10 mins, can’t wait to see you!”
“Imma let you finish” is also an older internet meme used when you’re interrupting someone to tell them something you think is more important.
‘AF’ stands for ‘As f**k’ and it means ‘very’ or ‘totally’. In the example below, ‘Broke AF’ means ‘completely broke’ or ‘totally broke’. You can use it with virtually any adjective. It’s versatile AF.
IG is an abbreviation of Instagram. “Follow me on IG” is often written in comments, or it indicates an Instagram account. People might also give you their Instagram account name and simply say: “My IG is _____”
FB page / FB Live
— ABC TV Australia (@ABCTV) February 7, 2017
Your English Internet Slang vocab is gonna be big AF, srsly.
Kat and Mark