Spaced repetition

If, over your life­time, you will spend more than 5 minutes looking something up or will lose more than 5 minutes as a result of not knowing something, then it’s worth­while to memorize it with spaced repetition. 5 minutes is the line that divides trivia from useful data

Don’t use spaced repetition if you need it sooner than 5 days or it’s worth less than 5 minutes.

Here I list some ideas for what to commit into my memory using spaced repetition.

See yet another list with ideas for children.



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


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published: 2024-02-20
last modified: 2024-04-10