There's no question at all that Filipinos are among the dominant people on IRC. Almost all IRC networks and servers have Filipino channels. Highly probable too for someone to log on IRC in an ungodly hour and still be able to bump with a fellow Flip.
Like what a foreigner said to me sometime ago when he discovered that I was the eleventh Filipino he'd met within the hour, "You Filipinos are all over IRC!"
And given the Filipino' penchant or innate character to Filipinize some things, IRC was not spared. LOL, which means "laughing out loud", now has a Filipino version: GSSSK -- "gumugulong sa sahig sa katatawa" -- or TNT -- "tawa ng tawa"; and FYI (for your information) is now PSIK -- "para sa iyong kaalaman" -- in the Flip chatrooms.
It might just be the cyberflip's sense of patriotism, nationalism, and Filipinism run amok on cyberspace but the list of Filipinized and Pinoy original IRC abbreviations and lingos is growing and being used more and more.
If you're a true-blue Pinoy chat addict, chances are, you've used most of the terms in the list at one point or another in your cyber existence.
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