Just in case you are planning a trip Down UNder - Margot Robbie defines 50 Australian slang terms for you (not?) to use
Charlotte is laughing at you.
It's been a weird couple weeks in spider world. It seems like their intelligence has grown at an exponential rate and no one knows where it will end.
Scientists have discovered spiders that know how to parachute effectively and how to tie up stone in their webs, probably to drop on unsuspecting passerbys.
They've even started joining up by the hundreds of thousands to create masses mega-webs.
And now this.
Spiders have learned to read, then learned to write with their webs, then learned enough to understand the subtlety of Internet slang to throw shade at the world.
Our one savior is the cutest spider ever who we want to have as our Ninja Turtle friend.
At least we are still ahead of them. Facebook said that people aren't really using 'LOL' anymore, instead relying on more nuanced phrases like 'haha' and emojis.
Get with the times, spiders. You haven't caught up to us quite yet.
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. I'm so glad I now know all the leet internet slang the youth of the internet use!