Skip to comments.9 Unbelievably Absurd Acronyms the FBI Is Tracking on Twitter, or 9UAATFBIITOT
Posted on 06/18/2014 8:46:48 AM PDT by PoloSec
In this weeks 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 FBIs Directorate of Intelligence Research Support Unit, features an extensivebut far from exhaustivelist 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 theyre 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:
IOKIYAR, Its okay if youre 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 youve got nothing on the FBI. They actually have an acronym for just about everything, and then some.
This is your government at work
How about FAG (Famous Amateur Golfer)
I guess the FBI needs something to do to fill up their days since their mission has been obliterated by Obama.
I won’t worry until I see them tracking IBTZ.
BOIAFAH as well!
I Don’t Know Why We Can’t Just Abbreviate Everything.
Oh yeah, there’s that communication thing ...
Falcon Code 108
Given the current story coming out of the IRS regarding those “lost” emails, may I suggest RTFM?
I couldn’t find a direct link to the list.
(In Before The Helen Thomas Pics)
(damn keyboard bounce)
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.