FBI Compiles Massive List Of Internet Slang

June 17, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

The government is continuing their efforts to infiltrate every last corner of linguistics to spy on us more effectively. The Secret Service has software that can detect sarcasm, but now, the FBI has created what is possibly largest dictionary of internet language outside of UrbanDictionary.

The list consists of 2800 abbreviations and acronyms that are commonly used on social media. Some of them we’ve never even heard of. Motherboard listed a few of the stranger entries:

  • PMIGBOM: Put mind in gear before opening mouth
  • PMFJIB: Pardom me for jumping in, but
  • PMT: pre menstrual tension
  • NOOB or n00b: newbie (usually derogatory)
  • NFN: Normal for Norfolk (originally a derogatory term used by medical doctors in Norfolk and Norwich hospital in UK for intellectually challenged patients. Now may also mean something more endearing-like quaint)
  • KIRF: Keeping it real fake
  • KMT: Kiss my teeth
  • JCAT: Category J (mentally unstable person)

The document states that these definitions might be “useful in your work or for keeping up with your children and/or grandchildren.” THANKS DAD. We’ll see how long it takes for them to start understanding emoticons. (╯’□’)╯︵ ┻━┻