Common Acronyms found in OzB

Greetings fellow OzBargainers!

I can't seem to find a page or post in OzB with commonly used/seen acronyms in our posts.

I'm sure we can all look them up via google.

But, I thought, why not start a post and have fellow OzBargainers contribute.

I'll start with a few.

OP = Original Poster (me, in this case)
IMO = In my opinion
RRP = Recommended Retail Price (this usual triggers πŸ”₯ or +vote madness)
LOL = Laugh out loud
TBH = To be honest
HTH = Hope that helps

Over to you all πŸ‘

EDIT: Please include what it stands for, if you don't include, let see if someone is going to guess it :) Cheers

Poll Options

  • 205
    Just to say "I was here!" :D


    • When I first saw 'SMH' I thought it meant 'So Much Hate'. SMH was usually used in the context of an argument and expressing displeasure.

  • +3

    HYI - High Yield Investment

  • +17

    L - Please be gentle

  • +5

    Broden - buy up stock to scalp

  • +3

    HISA = high interest savings account

  • +10

    MS Paint - an illustration used for legal evidence
    Car insurance - an unnecessary expense
    Forum - the best alternative to Google search
    Free - when you give away personal information for something you may or may not receive
    EBay flash sale - sold out when you click on it
    Click Frenzy - stay up late waiting to answer random questions

  • +12

    i inherited 3 million dollars = i am poor and bored

  • +17

    Long time lurker, first time poster = I won't acknowledge replies and I'm a 1 post wonder.

  • +5

    I think we need an acoronym for a product you wouldn't piss on if it was on fire but as soon as it hits Ozb people will trample over each other for it. I recall CBA gave out garden gnomes a few years back, posted here so I went to take a look and I saw a punch up over it….before you ask no I lost that fight.

  • -1

    WTNP ?

  • LEL

    • +1

      = South African LOL (leffing elt leld)

  • +3

    Maccas Hack = I enjoy free pickle and mustard buns.

  • +1

    wow didnt know OZB invented LOL

  • +2

    IIRC. - If I recall correctly

    HMU - hit me up

    • +1

      Hmmmm I always thought it was 'If I remember correctly'.

  • +5

    OOS. πŸ˜”πŸ™ˆ

  • +11

    My friend = OP
    Asking for a friend = Asking for myself

    • +3

      Also OP
      = Someone I know
      = My mate
      = My cuz
      = Friend at work
      = My wife/husband

  • WFH - Working from home … Shot to fame recently

  • EDLP = Every Day Low Prices
    IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
    WTB = Wanted To Buy

  • NB = No Brainer (Ok I made that one up but you will see it in my last few posts) LOL

  • +2

    PIF = Phone is Fine

  • +3

    EPP = Employee Purchase Program (learned that recently)

    SoC = System on a chip (sometimes mentioned in deals involving Apple hardware or Raspberry Pi)

    C&C = Click and collect (although I always think "cash and carry")

    • +4

      System on a chip

      Sounds tasty.



      Raspberry Pi


  • Ozb = Ozbargained

  • +3

    Should of, Could of, Would of = HAVE

  • VPN - virtual private network
    WAP - wireless access point

    Eg. 'I use my WAP to get onto the VPN'

  • +5

    RAV4 = no roof rack

  • NSFW

  • +2

    Who's at fault? (WAF)

    I've been involved in a car accident, due to not actually knowing the 'right of way' rules for my state/territory. I have not got insurance, because I can think of better uses for my money. The other driver doesn't frequent this forum and therefore has insurance. Their quoted repair cost has come back as a few thousand dollars — and despite my very basic understanding of cars, I'm sure that this quote is unreasonable and overpriced, but I have no grounds of authority to contest. My last hope is to somehow have a stranger on the internet validate my opinion that I am not at fault, am able to contest the claim, representing myself in court, taking down the crooked insurance company in the process, sue for damages and spend the settlement proceeds on discounted Dell Monitors.

  • Lol, that's it???

    Here is 600 acronyms I memorised for the CFA exam you noobs.

  • Ozbogans byo.

  • +3

    LOL: Laughing out loud
    ASAP: As soon as possible
    FYI: For your information
    G2G: Got to go
    FB: Facebook
    MSG: Message
    TTYL: Talk to you later
    IMO: In my opinion
    PAW (Parents are watching)
    PITR (Parent in the room)
    PBB (Parent behind back)
    POMS (Parent over my shoulder)
    KPC (Keeping parents clueless)
    PAH (Parent at home).
    TFW – That feeling when. TFW internet slang often goes in a caption to an image.
    MFW – My face when
    MRW – My reaction when
    IFYP – I feel your pain
    LOL – Laughing out loud
    TNTL – Trying not to laugh
    JK – Just kidding
    IDC – I don’t care
    ILY – I love you
    IMU – I miss you
    ADIH – Another day in hell
    IDC – I don’t care
    ZZZ – Sleeping, bored, tired
    WYWH – Wish you were here
    TIME – Tears in my eyes
    BAE – Before anyone else
    SSDD – Same stuff, different day
    QQ – Crying
    FIMH – Forever in my heart
    BSAAW – Big smile and a wink
    BWL – Bursting with laughter
    LMAO – Laughing my a** off
    BFF: Best friends forever
    CSL – Can’t stop laughing
    IMO\IMHO – In my opinion\In my humble opinion
    OMDB – Over my dead body
    NTH – Nice to have. what does nth mean in texting messaging
    POV – Point of View
    TBH – To be honest
    FTW – For the win
    WTF – What the f***
    FTL – For the loss
    YNK – You never know
    SMH – Shaking my head
    SRSLY – Seriously
    YGTR – You got that right
    GMTA – Great minds think alike
    AYMM – Are you my mother?
    CWOT – Complete waste of time
    IANAL – I am not a lawyer
    AFAIK – As far as I know
    AFAIR – As far as I remember
    AFAIC – As far as I’m concerned
    ASL – Age, sex, location
    AAMOF – As a matter of fact
    FWIW – For what it’s worth
    YMMV – Your mileage may vary
    IIRC – If I remember correctly
    DM – Direct message
    AFAICT – As far as I can tell
    TL;DR – Too long; didn’t read
    RL – In real life
    TIL – Today I learned
    SOML – Story of my life. What does SOML mean in texting? Most likely a person compares another person’s story with own situation.
    EMBM – Early morning business meeting
    J4F – Just for fun
    JSYK – Just so you know
    FAWC – For anyone who cares
    RLRT – Real life retweet
    OH – Overheard
    WUZUP – What’s up?
    CS – Career suicide
    DWH – During work hours
    NSFW – Not safe for work
    NSFL – Not safe for life
    SFW – Safe for work
    GRAS – Generally recognised as safe
    NBD – Not big deal
    OC – Original content
    4AO – For adults only
    OP – Original poster
    PPL – People
    ICYMI – In case you missed it
    JIC – Just in case
    NAGI – Not a good idea
    GOI – Get over it
    RBTL – Read between the lines
    AYOR – At your own risk
    DIY – Do it yourself
    E123 – Easy as one, two, three
    GAHOY – Get a hold of yourself
    TMB – Tweet me back
    WTPA – Where the party at?
    DAE – Does anyone else?
    PRT – Please retweet
    PTB – Please text back
    TIA – Thanks in advance
    BUMP – Bring up my post
    OMW – On my way
    GRATZ – Congratulations
    GL – Good luck
    IDK – I don’t know
    TTYL – Talk to you later
    BRB – Be right back
    W8 – Wait
    NFS – Not for sale
    B4N – Bye for now
    [email protected] – Back at you
    BBBG – Bye bye be good
    BBIAS – Be back in a sec
    RUOK – Are you OK?
    CYT – See you tomorrow
    DBMIB – Don’t bother me I’m busy
    DM – Direct message
    GFN – Gone for now
    AFK – Away from keyboard
    M8- Mate

    • +3

      OK - okay

    • +11

      Did you include TL;DR? Your post was too long and I didn't read it…

  • +4

    YN = Yeah Nah.

  • SO = Significant other

  • +1

    Insurance = Don't Have It

  • This is a good time for a refresher. Link

  • +2



    • +1

      I thought it was

  • +3


    D- Demonstrate Value
    E- Engage Physically
    N- Nurture Dependence
    N- Neglect Emotionally
    I- Inspire Hope
    S- Separate Entirely

  • +4

    Pricing Error = Free advertisement

  • +2


  • +1

    Cannot believe I've not seen it yet…


    Three Letter Acronym

    • RAS Syndrome = Repetitive Acronym Syndrome Syndrome.

  • TA = Plus Vote

  • +2


    • +1

      defanatly = defiantly = definitely

      • +2

        Definately = Definitely

        • +1

          It took 3 seperate (sic) comments to get that sorted out ;)

  • surprise no PITA so far.. (PAin In The Ass )

  • +2

    C&C = Click & Collect
    S&S = Subscribe & Save

  • +6

    BOGOF buy one get one free

    • Ctrl+f "BOGOF"

      I can't believe it's this far down

    • +1

      GWP = gift with purchase
      These two are my top two acronyms

  • AITA: Am I The A*hole?
    TIL: Today I Learned

  • +1

    YOYO = You're On Your Own

    Usage: Responding to topics when the poster should just suck it up. e.g. no insurance, buyers remorse, I'm asking for my friend because s/he messed up big time and I they want a way out and not take responsibility.

    Your thoughts?

  • omg, I had no idea what OP stands for, but have been using it for ages ………
    If all the cool kids do it, I will too

  • LMAO

  • Game added to Xbox live pass = 4 page troll fight
    Caged eggs post = 6 page troll fight
    Guns post = 8 page troll fight

  • +1
    • OzBIS = Oz Back in Stock
      For the countless posts around hand sanitiser and wipes
      Also a few translations:
    • eBay Plus = Negative votes
    • eBay + AirPods = Out of stock
    • ShopBack = Data Breach
    • Apple = β€˜Too Expensive’
    • Kogan = Spam
    • Hack = Sounds like a deal but probably goes against the T&Cs
    • Kogan = SPAM

  • The one thing I would recommend for posterams is not to put the phrase "first post so please be gentle". The Oz bargain community is a decent bunch of people who are not going to bite you for your first post 😊

  • GTV: Get the Vaseline. You are getting ripped off πŸ˜‚

  • Brodened - sold out
    GIBIGB - get in before it gets brodened

  • SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed

    DAMHIK - Don’t Ask Me How I Know

  • AHR = Amygdala Hijack Rant

    Eg. When people misses out on a deal and feels entitled

    Plus a few others already mentioned: Caged Eggs, Vegan vs Meat eaters.

    What else can you think of?

  • WHAT ABOUT "B28" ?????

    • NFC

  • +2

    ACCC = for complaining about getting the wrong colour macbook 2.5 years after putting said macbook to good use. All the while blissfully being unaware of their macbook being the wrong colour.

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