Palace Chat Termonology

AFK Away from Keyboard
AOL Originally, America On Line, but due to the questionable intelligence of those who use AOL, it has almost universally come to represent Asshole On Line.
asl age/sex/location (mating cry of the sk8r)
Avatar (avs) Avatars are what you wear to represent yourself on palace. They range from the simple 'guest' green ball smileys to carefully edited photographs of celebrities. Most commonly refered to as 'Avs'.
BBL Be Back Later
BRB Be Right Back
BTDT Been There, Done That
BTW By The Way
cybersex The sound of one handed typing.
cyborg There are two types of scripts which allow you to interact with your palace environment. First is the server script which contains scripts for each room and which is unique to each palace. Second is the 'cyborg' or 'borg' script which is unique to each user or client. Cyborg scripts include automatic greeting scripts, kissing scripts, and other snazzy paint scripts. Both scripts use iptscrae - The Palace's basic programming language...
Edit To create or change props or avatars.
EFG evil funky grin
EWG Evil Wicked Grin
FC Reference to where all the filth and dirt of was laid out in plain site. A running diatribe of bitterness!
FFLK An affliction that strikes users who have to type on laptops. Fat Fingers, Little Keyboard.
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
g 'grin' - usually in brackets or angles or [g]
God The owner(s) or trusted friends of the owner who have complete and utter control over the Palace Environment.
Greenie Used to refer to a new or non-registered user of palace, in the early years, it was considered derogatory towards those to cheap to get a reg code.
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
INAL I'm Not A Lawyer
IOW In Other Words
iptscrae this is the programming language of the palace. it is used for cyborgs and room scripts.
Jbum Jim Bumgardner, the revered and beloved inventor of Palace, who was smart enough to sell it and get out before .coms went to hell in a handbasket
JFYI Just For Your Information
KISS Keep it simple, stupid....
LMAO Laughing My Ass Off

Laughing Out Loud

LTNS long time no see
maart A fookin Dootchy who claims to be Scootish. One of the best resources and dedicated promoter of Palace.
Main A reference to the original Palace 'Mansion' at
NBD No Big Deal
newbie People new to palace and the kind of person that might be reading this list.
OIC Oh, I See
OTL Out To Lunch
OTOH On The Other Hand
Paint The ability to 'paint' colored lines over the graphics in palace rooms IF painting is turned on in that room. Note: Painting can casue large amounts of lag and is usually OFF by default.
Palace Planet Palace Portal filled with all available Palace resources.
PITA Pain In The Ass
ppl people
prolly short form for 'probably'
Prop A 44 x 44 pixel square of graphic representation used in Palace. 9 props are the maximum you can wear as an 'Avatar'
PTB Powers That Be
RL Real Life. This refers to the oftimes intrusive offline existence we all lead when the computer is switched off.
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTF Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RTFM Read The Funky Manual
Script Individual Scripts make up the Cyborg (see cyborg). Scripts manipulate the palace environment with movement, prop placement or painting.
skaters (sk8ters) Skaters are a unique type of avatar that is popular mainly with teenagers. Available in male or female, the skater is highly customizable in terms of hairstyle, clothes and shoes. Dollz are similar to skaters.
SNAFU Situation Normal, All "fixed" Up
SSDD Same Shit, Different Day
STFU Shut the Fuck Up!
Sysop 'Systems Operator': person who manages a Forum
TIC Tongue In Cheek
TTYL Talk To You Later

A strange undefined language that most computer users soon become fluent in. If u cn reed thsi, u r spekign typo!

Wizard A user with greater control over the Palace environment, who at the behest of the Gods of that Palace may discipline users who do not follow rules and/or help in the creation of that Palace
WTF What the Fuck? Alternatively, Who, How, Why or When the Fuck. Example WTF are you sitting on me?
WTH What The Hell
WUWD American Ghetto Slang: What Up Wit Dat??? Transalates to What's Up With That?
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
Zombie Woof The Dread Pirate Zombie Woof, nefarious cyber pirate and all around evil bastard has been blamed for the downfall of and just about everything else bad that happens in Cyberspace. Approach with caution.
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