A Complete List Of Reddit Initialisms, Acronyms And Terminology


(PCM) If you are anything like us that you have probably found yourself with a healthy addiction to the self-title front page of the internet lovingly known as Reddit.

When weeding through the comments on one of our recent postings, we came upon an initialism/acronym that we didn’t recognize, as there are so very many nowadays. This got us thinking that perhaps there are others who are just as clueless when it comes to understanding a lot of Reddit speak which can be chock full of initialisms and acronyms that stand for a variety of different phrases.

We have put together a complete list of some of the more common ( and less common) Reddit/online initialisms/acronyms and terms that you may see floating around in your news feeds. Please feel free to comment and add any others that you feel that we may have missed.

AMA = Ask Me Anything
AMAA = Ask Me Almost Anything
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
Cake Day = A users anniversary of joining Reddit
CCW = Comment And Criticism Welcome
DEA = Does Anybody/Anyone Else
DIAF = Die In A Fire
Difficulty Level: X = A successful feat that holds unique challenges for its’ subject
Downvote = to dislike a post or comment
DM ; HS = Doesn’t Matter, Had Sex
ELI5 = Explain Like I’m Five
ENT = a big part of r/trees part of Reddit’s pot smoking community
FIFY = Fixed It For You
FSM = Flying Spaghetti Monster
FTFY = Fixed That For You
FWP = First World Problems
GGG = Reference to the Good Guy Greg or Good Girl Gina meme
GTFO = Get The F**k Out
HIFW = How I Feel When
HMB = Hold My Beer
I Have The Weirdest Boner Right Now = An inappropriate response to news that is not meant to be arousing
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
IMO = In My Opinion
IRL = In Real Life
ITT = In This Thread
Karma = Absolute sum of upvotes or downvotes, consists of link and comment karma
karmawhore = person who is accused of posting just for karma points
Lurker  = user who frequently visits Reddit but does not contribute by posting
LSHMSFOAIDMT = Laugh So Hard My Sombrero Fall Off And I Drop My Taco
MFW = My Face When
MIC = More In Comment
NSFL = Not Safe For Life
NSFW = Not Safe For Work
OAG = Overly Attached Girlfriend meme
OC = Original Content
OP = Original Poster
Orangered = the term used the little red envelope that indicates a message
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other
SRS= S**t Reddit Says
TIL = Today I Learned
TL;DR = Too Long, Didn’t Read
Troll = User who does something just to get a rise out of another
WIP = Work In Progress
Woosh = Previous commenter didn’t get the joke and it went over their head
X-Post = A link that has already been submitted to a different subreddit.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
YSK = You Should Know
YTMND= You’re The Man Now Dog


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