ROFL: Understanding Internet Speak

The evolution of the English language, along with the rise of internet gave birth to a distinct form of communication. Studying the English language may seem like a simple endeavor but translating it to other languages gives it a completely different angle. For example, “Aprender ingles” translated online means “to learn English.” As it continues to grow, the language becomes more and more complex until it reaches a point where a generation modernizes their way of communicating, culminating in something known as internet speak. These are a few examples of what we now call internet speak:


It may be difficult to understand some of these acronyms, but one thing’s for sure, they’re definitely fun (and short) to use! ICYMI and JSYK, if you’re enrolled in International School Manila ATM, you may also learn internet language online 4SHO and just use it IRL!

About the author
Micah Suarez is a bookish type of girl who just got out of college with a degree on the arts; she currently works as a freelance writer and accepts projects whenever it fits her taste. Her passion for writing and researching started in college that later evolved to guest blogging and freelance entries.


  1. I loved this post, so funny :-) Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

  2. OMG! i totally know maybe 70% of this! hahaha!! :D I'm getting old!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  3. This made me giggle- sometimes abbreviations are so hard to understand!

    Rachel xx

  4. Good to know that! Thanks for sharing, interesting read!

  5. It is pretty funny how much internet speak has evolved over recent years - there's still plenty I don't understand haha!

  6. Internet has its own language. Hahaha. There are several abbreviations that I have to search first :D

    Wannderzel by Hazel


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