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Interpreting Online Slang, Words, Numbers & Symbols

The following words, codes, special symbols, numbers and additional resources may prove useful to the individual trying to interpret common online slang.

Although many Internet chat rooms have different 'lingo', 'slang', and etiquette, the symbols, special character and numbers listed here are fairly standard throughout the Internet and Chat Room /SMS/ Instant Messaging / Text Messaging areas. If you have a new Internet chat term, emoticon, or code that you would like to share, please Contact Us.

Phonetic spellings

The Internet language of online slang is continuously evolving as more people add to it, and thus, a single word can be "spelled" in many different ways.
For example, "phonetic" could be |>|-|0n371><​, p|-|0|\|3+1|<, |>h0|\|371<, ph0n371k.
Words of concern or a word that could indicate possible illegal activity:

Other word substitutions​:

Some commonly encoded spellings and word​replacements​:

Numbers and Their Meanings as Used as Online Slang in Chat Rooms, Email, IM's

MORE information on common Internet signs, codes​special symbols numbers that are used by kids and teens in chat rooms, email, instant messages and while surfing​online​:

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