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9 Unbelievably Absurd Acronyms the FBI Is Tracking on Twitter, or 9UAATFBIITOT
Independent Journal Review ^ | June 18 2014 | Seamus

Posted on 06/18/2014 8:46:48 AM PDT by PoloSec

In this week’s stranger news, an 83-page document was procured by self-proclaimed “FOI Geek” Jason Smathers under the Freedom of Information Act. The document, created by the FBI’s Directorate of Intelligence Research Support Unit, features an “extensive—but far from exhaustive—list of shorthand and acronyms used on Twitter and other social media venues.”

The list contains more than 2,800 entries (you read that correctly) which the FBI asserts you “should find useful in your work or for keeping up with your children and/or grandchildren.” In case your child decides to tell you, “HGH”, during in the middle of a conversation, fret not, for now you can just pull out your handy dandy 83-page guide to internet slang and see that they’re obviously telling you “Haters Gonna Hate.” Duh.

With over 2,800 abbreviations on the list, there are understandably some strange ones which, based on a quick internet search, have literally never even been used. Imagine employing any of these in daily conversation, not to mention trying to memorize them:

From Reason:

IOKIYAR, “It’s okay if you’re a Republican”

ALOTBSOL, “Always look on the bright side of life”

BTDTGTTAWIO, “been there, done that, got the T-shirt and wore it out”

EOTWAWKI, “end of the world as we know it”

HCDAJFU, “He could do a job for us”

IITYWTMWYBMAD, “If I tell you what it means will you buy me a drink?”

LFBBEG, “Looking for big bad evil guy”

KTBSPA, “Keep the backstreet pride alive”

PMIGBOM, “Put mind in gear before opening mouth”

Thinking about covertly discussing criminal activity on Twitter? Think again. You might be super smooth with abbreviated communication and maybe you have an acronym for just about everything, but you’ve got nothing on the FBI. They actually have an acronym for just about everything, and then some.

This is your government at work…


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1 posted on 06/18/2014 8:46:48 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

FUBO!


2 posted on 06/18/2014 8:49:23 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: PoloSec

How about FAG (Famous Amateur Golfer)


3 posted on 06/18/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

I guess the FBI needs something to do to fill up their days since their mission has been obliterated by Obama.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT by Shugee
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To: PoloSec
TTIWWOP


5 posted on 06/18/2014 8:52:46 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: cripplecreek

6 posted on 06/18/2014 8:56:24 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: PoloSec

I won’t worry until I see them tracking IBTZ.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 9:03:52 AM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: PoloSec

BOIAFI


8 posted on 06/18/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT by canuck_conservative (Congrats Spurs, #5 !!)
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To: canuck_conservative

BOIAFI
____________

LOL!

BOIAFAH as well!


9 posted on 06/18/2014 9:41:46 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: Liberty Valance

ROFL¡


10 posted on 06/18/2014 9:48:16 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: PoloSec
HEY, why don't you try to track Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The IRS can't seem to.
11 posted on 06/18/2014 9:48:57 AM PDT by McGruff (What if we bombed our own citizens?)
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To: PoloSec

IDKWWCJAE.

I Don’t Know Why We Can’t Just Abbreviate Everything.

Oh yeah, there’s that communication thing ...


12 posted on 06/18/2014 9:59:06 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: PoloSec

Falcon Code 108


13 posted on 06/18/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: PoloSec

Given the current story coming out of the IRS regarding those “lost” emails, may I suggest RTFM?


14 posted on 06/18/2014 10:22:40 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: PoloSec

I couldn’t find a direct link to the list.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 10:27:45 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: PoloSec; Slings and Arrows
This sounds like a job for DANGER, Carlos Danger!


16 posted on 06/18/2014 10:36:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: IronJack

IBTHRP!

(In Before The Helen Thomas Pics)


17 posted on 06/18/2014 10:37:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

IBTHTP!

(damn keyboard bounce)


18 posted on 06/18/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: TurboZamboni
FUBO!

Precisely!

19 posted on 06/18/2014 11:24:57 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: fella

I performed a search: The below link is the best I can could come up with, you will find the following statement at the site:
“In response to Jason Smather’s request for the FBI’s guide to “l33t” speak, the Bureau released an 83-page guide to Twitter and other social media acronyms to help “in your work or for keeping up with your children/grandchildren.”

Unfortunately, the 83-page printout, while social media gold, is almost illegible.”

There is a download at the link for the 83 page guide, but I don’t want to download it, check it out; you many want to download it.

Be aware this is the first time I visited this site, it passed my virus program, but I don’t know anything about the site except it was safe for me.

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2014/jun/17/wtft-fbis-guide-tweet-speak/


20 posted on 06/18/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

ITTFTH


21 posted on 06/18/2014 12:06:58 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

Famous But Incompetent


22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Wikipedia is wrong. wjho knew?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Carlos has a long mustache.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:07:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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