How Do You Say Internet Acronyms Like "LOL" and "WTF" Out Loud?

We use a lot of acronyms and abbreviations when we're texting. But what happens when you actually say them out loud?

Buzzfeed ran a survey asking people how they say different Internet acronyms, with some pretty surprising results. Here are some highlights which might help you realize some people are total psychopaths... like who the hell says JIF instead of GIF...

1. LOL: 55% "ell-oh-ell" . . . 36% "lawl."

 

2. WTF: 80% actually say "what the [eff]" . . . 14% say "double-you-tee-eff." 

 

3. BRB: 69% "bee-are-bee" . . . 23% "be right back" . . . 7% "birb."

4. IDGAF: 75% "I don't give a [eff]" . . . 9% "eye-dee-gee-ay-eff" . . . 7% "id-gaff" . . . 6% "eye-dee-gaff."

 

5. TBH: 56% "tee-bee-h" . . . 38% "to be honest" . . . 5% "tbuh."

TBUH???? WTF IS THAT?!?! WHO SAYS THAT?!?!?

 

6. LMAO: 77% "ell-em-ay-oh" . . . 11% "ell-mao." <--- I'm sorry but I say "ell-mao" because of this cat

lmao cat

And finally the one that literally divides an entire nation... no continent... no THE WORLD!

7. GIF: 67% say it like the word "gift" . . . 31% say it like the word Jif . . . and 1% say "graphics interchange format." 

 
 
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