What we know about internet slang? Manual for Dummies. Part 1.

What we know about internet slang? Manual for Dummies. Part 1. The flow of new users in RuNet continues to grow with enormous speed. We already showed television coverage from Siberia, where for seniors organize free courses in computer literacy and the Web. In the Internet comes more and more "Dummies" - People who are little versed in the technique and do not always understand the technology, rules and vocabulary of the Internet. Inoffensive term - because each of us in some way "teapot"!

The rate of development in the Internet - an individual thing. It is clear that young, growing up surrounded by a complex household appliances, all new offers far more easily than those who are over 50. An elderly people who have not messed around in the various chat rooms and do not work with popular communications program ICQ it is difficult to understand the advanced Internet users. Weight reduction and unusual new catchwords can easily confuse even the educated person.

Youth slang - the source of a large number of queries in search engines, produced by people who faced the internet with a strange word, expression or reduction. In Wikipedia the word Slang explained thus: " Slang (From English. Slang; s 11,111,185. (Sub) - prefix, indicating a secondary, low priority, [b] Lang (Language) - Language and speech.) - A set of special words or new meanings of existing words in different human societies (professional, social, age groups). His own slang is available in each institution (schools, vocational schools, universities). And there are always some words in the lexicon of one institution, incomprehensible in another.

In general, slang can be divided into several areas: 1) Abbreviations and narrow professional or conventional words. (For example, a computer dictionary of slang, published on the Internet, I counted more than 900 words, expressions and abbreviations), 2) foreign words (mostly English), pereinachennye in Russian-language spelling or sound, and 3) "deformed" (distortion) of the Russian language. It could be called the language of "Losers", if they do not enjoy people totally literate. Once upon a time in the newspapers were fashionable sections that published the illiterate or the expression of individual words, taken from the actual school essay. Here there, and probably taken the first phrases.
Here are the most popular standard abbreviations of Internet community:

  ICQ - Taken root in people the name of the program ICQ Formed from the English - 11,111,184. «I seek you» - «I am looking for you." [/b] The program allows using text messages to communicate with one or more interlocutors. In the ICQ are most commonly used all sorts of shortcuts for speed typing.

  Firewood - In tune with the English Driver - A computer program (s). With the driver or drivers for other software, typically OS - PC OS, is able to control devices connected to the computer (printer, scanner, mouse, etc.)

  Shl - The same as Post Scriptum (Latin), or abbreviated - PS -Note to the written. Appears in the text, when forgetting to switch the keyboard from Cyrillic to Latin. Subsequently, this switch did not do intentionally to save time, and "cool" to make the reader's own guess, what would it mean?

  IMHO - Reduction of the British: In My Humble Opinion - in my humble opinion 11,111,185. . In the Russian Internet is recorded as a reduction of 11,111,184. "IMHO" or "IMHO" . In Russified reduction had to find its equivalent for IMHO - an abbreviation of the phrase " and Meio m nenie, x ot on tlichnoe. As often happens in language, an acronym sometimes turns into an independent word: "Can my IMHO leave with them. But the Internet can be met and more audacious interpretation IMHO - as shorthand for " And Meio M nenie, X Wren On argue. But this interpretation can not be processed unless the context clearly it should be sharp version IMHO. For example: "I am your proposal and do not want to discuss, IMHO!" (As if the seal placed: The verdict is final and not appealable "agree, very expressive!)

 IP-адрес , Aypishnik - Reduction of the English Internet Protocol Address That is a unique identifier for a computer connected to the Internet. Form IP-address - write in the form of four decimal numbers from 0 to 255. The numbers separated by dots.

  INFA, info (Dec) - Notice ormatsiya in the second case - often information about the user site, forum or ICQ.

  Comp (PC) - (personal) PC yuter. "I bought myself supernavorochenny comp.

  lol - Reduction of the English Laughing Out Loud - laughing in my lungs 11,111,185. . Written in response to a very clever joke.

 [b] Soap
- e-mail, e-mail, e-mail . Consonant with English. mail.
  OWL (pls) - Reduction of the English please - please 11,111,185. .
 [b] Prog
- prog Ramm.

The Internet community is inexhaustible in the invention. And we will certainly meet with the new reductions, which take root in the Network and will all be used. With other forms of Internet slang we explore in later articles.