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Many Scratchers use abbreviations for their projects instead instead of typing the whole word or phrase. Doing this is easier than typing the whole thing. Below is a list of some common abbreviations used on the Scratch Website.



  • AC: Art Contest; An art competition in which multiple Scratchers create art for a chance to win the art contest.
  • AMV: Animated Music Video; it is when a Scratcher creates a animation to go with a song, like a Music Video on YouTube.
  • AR: Art Request; when a Scratcher asks another Scratcher to draw them art.
  • AT:
    • Art Trade (when one trades art with another Scratcher if the person agrees).
    • It also stands for the Advanced Topics forum.


  • BaG: Bugs and Glitches; the discussion forum titled 'Bugs and Glitches'.
  • BRB: Be right back; used when a Scratcher has to leave for a short amount of time


  • CC:
    • Coloring Contest; it is when a Scratcher makes a project with line-art in it, then Scratchers remix the project and color the line-art in. They compete against each other to make the best drawing.
    • It also stands for Creative Commons, the organization that constructs the licence under which most of Scratch's user-generated content is governed.
  • CCE: Coloring Contest Entry; an entry for a coloring contest.


  • DMC: Draw My Character; an art contest in which the host provides Scratchers with a character that they have drawn. Participants have to draw that character.
  • DMCE: Draw My Character Entry; an entry for a DMC contest.
  • DTIYS: Draw This In Your Style; an art contest, similar to a DMC, where the host draws a picture and participants have to draw it in their style.
  • DTIYSE: Draw This In Your Style Entry; an entry for a DTIYS contest.


  • F4F: Follow for Follow; it is when a Scratcher ask to follow someone, in return a follow from them. Most scratchers disapprove of this practice.[1][2]
  • FPC: Front Page Curator; someone who puts projects on the front page for a week.
  • FPCA: Front Page Curator Application; an application to be an FPC. Once the application has been shared, the Scratcher must add it to the Front Page Curator Applications studio.
  • FPCAH: Front Page Curator Application Help; the studio in which Scratchers applying to be FPC can get help with making their application better.


  • GTG: Got to go; used when a Scratcher has got to leave for any reason


  • IRL: In real life; as in not on the internet or on Scratch.


  • LTL: Lyrics Taken Literally; when a Scratcher creates a project with backdrops/sprites showing what music lyrics look like literally.


  • MAP: Multiple Animator Project; they are collaborative projects by many Scratchers that each contribute a brief animation to the project.


  • OC: Original Character; a character that one has created for the first time that they can use for various things in projects.


  • PFP: Profile Picture
  • PMV: Picture Music Video; an AMV but with only art and minimal animation.




  • VAO: Voice Acting Order; when one asks for someone to voice act for their project. People can order stuff from shops on the Requests Forum and ask for VAOs.
  • VAR:
    • Voice Acting Request; similar to VAO.
    • Smaller version of variables.


  • WIP: Work in Progress, also known as a draft; it is used when a Scratcher creates a project and shares it without it being completely done.

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