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Acronyms in Games

In the age of the internet and computers, acronyms are used to provide gamers with faster typing and better communication in the least amount of time.

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Besides the obvious ‘brb’ and ‘lol’, there are always new acronyms and shorthand words surfacing.

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Here are some of the less commonly known for those who would like to keep up.

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GLHFNR – Good Luck Have Fun No Rage. Sometimes written as just GLHF. The ‘no rage’ part applies to people who get angry in games; we know ’em as ‘ragers’.

LoL – Not ‘laugh out loud’, but sometimes used as an abbreviation for the dota-based game ‘League of Legends’.

IRL – In Real Life. e.g. “I have friends irl” This one’s been around for a while now.

lawl – Variation of ‘Laugh out Loud’. Supposedly, the logic lies in that it’s like the accented cowboy drawl of “lol”.

care – Shortened version of ‘careful’. e.g. “Care, top’s missing”

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Feel free to add any suggestions!

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