Well, not to say that you need to learn a whole 'nother language (though learning Moronese is always good, as my typing's not always so great *G*) to hang out or play in the Asylum, but there are quite a few terms and uses of punctuation that confuse new comers. Hense...this page! It's more or less just a reference 'n guide for the newest folks, and people just plain curiouse. If I miss anything, feel free to e-mail me at: Occationally, Japanese words will be used in RP, but IIIIIIII think you could ask the controller about those...teehee.

Basic Online Termenology
These you'll find most anywhere on the internet...really for the real new people. There is actually more out there, but these are really the most common.

BRB - Be Right Back
AFK - Away From Keybord
BBIAB - Be Back In A Bit
WB - Welcome Back (also seen as WBie, quite often *G*)
IRL - In Real Life
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
IMO - In My Opinion (or IMHO - In My Humble Opinion...yeah, you'll see this one elsewhere, too)
AIM - AOL Instant Messenger
PM - Private Message

Role Play Termenology

RP - Role Play
Controller - one who controles their characters
NPC - None Played Character (...or something along those lines...basically not a main a random nurse, or unfortunate passer by who happens to get splattered by some rude guy puking off the roof or something ;P)
GM - Game Master (in this room, you're the game master of your plots, as there're usually way more than just one going on at a time)
OOC - Out Of Character
IC - In Character
<q> or *q* - quietly (also seen as <vq> as in..."very quiet")
<w> or *w* - whisper (you'll also see <qw> <vqw>, as in..."quiet whisper" and "very quiet whisper")
<G> or *G* - Grins (I don't over use THAT one, do I? You'll also see things like *IG* or *EG* which are, respectively "Innocent Grin" and "Evil Grin")

Punctuation Uses
Yeah, sometimes we use different punctuation symbols to denote different goes as follows, and it's best if you do try to conform to this and not bring in alternatives, as it tends to confuse the hell outa the rest of the room.

{{ }} - Telepathy, as in {{Haha! I'm talking in your head and there's nothin' you can do about it! THBT!!!}}
* * - denotes an action, like *wraps up in a blanket and tries to think warm thoughts*
.oO(  ) - Thought bubble...doesn't always have the . at the beginning, either...usually just the o O (   ) in .oO(I want cheese.) These are private, unless otherwise desired by the thinker
<  > - shows OOC comments in the role play channel as in <Yeah, she's gonna drain ya bone dry if yer not careful>

...and...well...that's all I can think of at the moment! I'll add more as it occurs to me or people suggest it.