Did You Know the FBI Maintains an 83-page Glossary of Internet Slang? You Won't Believe How Out of Touch it Is


The glossary was recently made public through a Freedom of Information request by the group MuckRock, which posted the PDF, called “Twitter shorthand,” online. Despite its name, this isn’t just Twitter slang: As the FBI’s Intelligence Research Support Unit explains in the introduction, it’s a primer on shorthand used across the Internet, including in “instant messages, Facebook and Myspace.” Yes, that does say Myspace. The gems above definitely needed to be archived.