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Hackers Jargon Book
Courtesy of the Gutenberg Project

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      ... This On-Line Hacker Jargon File, Volume 2.9.10, JULY 1, 1992, is a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor. PART I includes the introduction, and an alphabetical "dictionary," from "A" through "N." The remainder of the dictionary, plus selected anecdotes appear in PART II.

A selection - ROTF - rolling on the floor
ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing
b4 - before
CU l8tr - see you later
FYA - for your amusement
GA - go ahead (used when two people have tried to type simultaneously; this cedes the right to type to the other)
GRMBL - grumble (expresses disquiet or disagreement)
HELLOP - hello? (an instance of the `-P' convention)
JAM - just a minute (equivalent to `SEC....')
MIN - same as `JAM'
NIL - no
O - over to you
OO - over and out
/ - another form of "over to you" (from x/y as "x over y")
OIC - oh, I see
REHI - hello again ..."


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