Internet Initialisms—LOL for “Laughing Out Loud” or BRB for “Be Right Back,” for example—have been around for a very long time. But Shakespeare has been around even longer. Bardfilm has come up with a number of Shakespearean Internet Initialisms. Use them to raise the tone of your texts, IMs, and Twitter conversations.
Shakespearean Internet Initialisms
SWL = [O, I am] Stabb’d with laughter (cf. modern LOL).
YHPP = Your humble patience pray (cf. modern BRB).
ITGASOMO = In the gross and scope of my opinion (cf. modern IMHO).
IJTO = I jest to Oberon (cf. modern JK).
OMUTB = Once more unto the breech (cf. modern BTW).
IYTUDWNL = If you tickle us, do we not laugh? (cf. modern ROTFL)
IFINTFYOL = I find it not fit for your o’er-looking (cf. modern NSFW).
HHHH = Howl, howl, howl, howl (cf. modern DYJHIW).
IHDASTS = I have drunk and seen the spider (cf. modern BTDT).
TORNAE = These our revels now are ended (cf. modern TTYL).
TITL = This is too long (cf. modern TL/DR).
Our thanks for this guest post to kj, the author of Bardfilm. Bardfilm is a blog that comments on films, plays, and other matters related to Shakespeare.