From: Andrew Jarrette
Message: 58333
Date: 2008-05-03

"Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...> wrote:
At 12:16:42 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2008, Andrew Jarrette

> I would like to know, what does this AFAIK that I have
> seen frequently lately stand for?

Standard abbreviation for 'as far as I know'. It's one of
many such: IIRC 'if I remember correctly', AFAICT 'as far as
I can tell', LOL 'laughing out loud', ROTFL 'rolling on the
floor laughing', IANAL 'I am not a lawyer', IM(H)O 'in my
(humble) opinion', IMNSHO 'in my not so humble opinion',
YMMV 'your mileage may vary', etc. Like emoticons, they're
common on Usenet and may well have begun there.

How about a new one, useful for me: PMI "pardon my ignorance".