Some websites are dedicated to keeping up to date with this use of language.
Internet chat sites and messaging services have also developed the use of acronyms with people wanting to communicate as quickly as possible and a degree of excitement coming from developing acronyms.
One of the first acronyms to be developed solely online was ASL- standing for age, sex and location.
This developed in early chat rooms and helped people be introduced to each other by finding out the basics about chatters using only a nickname.
The Post notes that Alexander still liked to use the room to impress politicians, but he did not build it himself.LOL became another much recognized phrase - standing for laugh out loud.Developing acronyms has become something of an art form, as commonly used phrases are narrowed down to easily recognized bite sized terms.The use of acronyms as slang terms has grown mainly due to text messaging.
With the number of available letters at a premium, and numeric keypads in use, acronyms have become almost essential with new acronyms developing on a constant basis.It had been designed by a Hollywood set designer to mimic the bridge of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek, complete with chrome panels, computer stations, a huge TV monitor on the forward wall, and doors that made a "whoosh" sound when they slid open and closed.