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FBI Crafts 83-Page Report On What Things Like 'LOL' And 'BRB' Mean (Not Satire)

FBI Crafts 83-Page Report On What Things Like 'LOL' And 'BRB' Mean

If you thought the FBI has better things to do than spend all day creating an 83-page internal version ofUrbanDictionary.com, you thought wrong.

MuckRock, a site that specializes in filing freedom of information requests, has obtained just such an 83-pagedocument, which was created by the FBI to explain all those crazy acronyms the kids use these days.

The document, which is called "Twitter Shorthand," is literally just a list of nearly 3,000 Internet acronyms and their definitions. Here's one for you: "LOL."


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Planted on ass laughing it off.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

Hey FBI,

Look up GTFO.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Thought this might help me understand letter talk

so I downloaded the pdf file. It's dot matrix worse than my first Sinclair ZX81. If that's the standard, the dumb SOB's probably did just lose Learners emails. Oh well WDYE.

I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.


It's a amart move. Otherwise

It's a amart move. Otherwise when a terrorist posts on Twitter, "brb crafting a bomb lol", the agent wouldn't have a clue what he's up to.

Your tax dollars at work.

Your tax dollars at work.

All seriousness aside, as long as it keeps us safe from foreign, shorthand speaking tourists...