An updated Internet slang guide for the FBI

Wait till they get their hands on the first dude to tweet “IADMACTAAGI.”

 

Jess Zimmerman

Internet Culture

Published Jun 19, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 2:38 am CDT

The FBI has published a list of Twitter shorthand that includes BTDTGTTSAWIO (“been there, done that, got the T-shirt and wore it out”), IITYWTMWYBMAD (“if I tell you what this means will you buy me a drink?”), and PMYHMFSWGAD (“pardon me, you have mistaken me for someone who gives a damn”).

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TL;DR: Someone’s been seriously messing with the FBI

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In that spirit, we note that they missed these important, commonly used, definitely real Twitter expressions.

ROFLMAOADAIED: Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off and detonating an improvised explosive device

BITEG: Boy, isn’t tax evasion great?

IADMACTAAGI: I am definitely making a credible threat against a government institution

B|>: I am the Unabomber

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0B)>: Despite looking like the Unabomber, I am a well-intentioned and law-abiding person

BRBGHMBSAW: Be right back, gotta help my buddies stockpile automatic weapons

WCCITBCC: White-collar crime is the best collar crime

IANALBIAANAPOIFFI: I am not a lawyer, but I am also not a person of interest for federal investigations

IITYWTMWYBMAHPOF: If I tell you what this means will you buy me a hundred pounds of fertilizer?

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NOTALLMEN: I have unexamined violent tendencies

UASTCTCTBUBTFBIHHS: Using a secret Twitter code too clever to be understood by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, ha ha, suckers

NSFWUYLMAITM: Not safe for work unless you, like me, are in the Mafia

IKLP: I killed Laura Palmer

TBDCTTATEL: Too busy doing crimes to type all these extra letters

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*First Published: Jun 19, 2014, 2:11 pm CDT