Can You Decipher Internet Slang?

The internet features some pretty funky slang and abbreviations. How well do you know them? Take our quiz to find out!
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Question 1/12

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What does "crapware" mean?
a "lemon" - software you buy that doesn't actually work
an unwanted program installed with a wanted program
a program that masquerades as something better than it is
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Question 2/12

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What does "SMH" mean?
shaking my head
shun my help
some messages here
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Question 3/12

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Which of the following can the code "1337" refer to?
a broken computer
a banned website
an awesome act
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Question 4/12

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What does "namewaster" mean?
someone who goes around in a game killing other players
someone who creates an account somewhere and then abandons it
someone who wastes all of their free time on the internet under an alias
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Question 5/12

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If you got "pwned," what most likely happened?
you were kicked offline
you received free money
you were defeated
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Question 6/12

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What does "rehi" or "re" mean?
"why are you here?"
"how are you today?"
"hello again!"
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Question 7/12

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What is a "tweedler?"
a person with deep love for computers and their technology
a person who has no social life outside computer gaming
a person with little to no grasp of how computers work
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Question 8/12

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What does "10q" mean?
roger that
thank you
10 questions
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Question 9/12

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What does "flamer" mean?
a person who makes instigating comments to start arguments
a person who cannot control their anger on internet message boards
a person who is "on fire" in an online gaming match-up
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Question 10/12

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What is Godwin's law?
A law dictating that the longer an internet discussion goes, the more likely someone will reference Hitler or Nazis
A law determining the set number of comments an internet discussion can have before new things can no longer be said.
A law determining how the veteran posters treat new posters on certain popular internet message boards.
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Question 11/12

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What does "GG" mean?
get gone
great gods
good game
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Question 12/12

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What is a "handle?"
a name used in online chat
an anonymous game server
an 18+ website or message board
Result
Maybe you should stick to the "lol's" and "brb's" - the internet slang or acronyms that almost everyone can identify at this point. Don't beat yourself up too much though, there are some people who just don't spend enough time online to know all the lingo!

C+, N00B

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Right!
Good game, good game - you may have missed a couple of the harder ones, but that's nothing to be too upset about. You still proved you know a lot more about internet slang than just the "lol's" and "brb's" that so many people would. Great work!

B+, GG

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You're elite when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of internet slang! Everyone knows the "lol's" of the internet, but your knowledge goes so much deeper than that, and you can consider us impressed - great work!

A+, 1337

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1
What does "crapware" mean?
a "lemon" - software you buy that doesn't actually work
an unwanted program installed with a wanted program
a program that masquerades as something better than it is
2
What does "SMH" mean?
shaking my head
shun my help
some messages here
3
Which of the following can the code "1337" refer to?
a broken computer
a banned website
an awesome act
4
What does "namewaster" mean?
someone who goes around in a game killing other players
someone who creates an account somewhere and then abandons it
someone who wastes all of their free time on the internet under an alias
5
If you got "pwned," what most likely happened?
you were kicked offline
you received free money
you were defeated
6
What does "rehi" or "re" mean?
"why are you here?"
"how are you today?"
"hello again!"
7
What is a "tweedler?"
a person with deep love for computers and their technology
a person who has no social life outside computer gaming
a person with little to no grasp of how computers work
8
What does "10q" mean?
roger that
thank you
10 questions
9
What does "flamer" mean?
a person who makes instigating comments to start arguments
a person who cannot control their anger on internet message boards
a person who is "on fire" in an online gaming match-up
10
What is Godwin's law?
A law dictating that the longer an internet discussion goes, the more likely someone will reference Hitler or Nazis
A law determining the set number of comments an internet discussion can have before new things can no longer be said.
A law determining how the veteran posters treat new posters on certain popular internet message boards.
11
What does "GG" mean?
get gone
great gods
good game
12
What is a "handle?"
a name used in online chat
an anonymous game server
an 18+ website or message board