Acronym for Internet Relay Chat.
IRC Compression was a topic discussed in approximately February 2003, and the following dictionary evolved from that.
THE #WLUG DICTIONARY for IRC compression (revision: 2.00) ========================================================= 0 = hmm 1 = hrm 2 = ya mum 2a = you know who else 3 = heh 3a = lol 3b = rofl (3a to 3z are allowed, where the char denotes the level of funiness) 4 = yeah 4a = okay 5 = V 6 = no 7 = :) 8 = the dictionary/calm it down (depending on context) 8a = We're talking in compression. 8 is at http://www.dallmeier.net/dictionary.txt 8b = A new version of 8 is available. 8c = Resist the evil 8-haters! 8 will prevail! 9 = <AOL>me too</AOL> 9a = lame 10 = oops 11 = *shrug* 12 = sleep 12a = *yawn* 13 = wtf Rules ----- * -'ve numbers for run length encoding * Numbers need to be escaped using \