AFK or Away From Keyboard is actually a well known shortening among gamers, nonetheless on the additionally preferred IRC talk. <Zanthis(ALE)> initially began the AFK Tornado craze as he initially set their condition because because of a real Tornado in 2005. I think the initial quote is published on Bash.org.i am hoping this little background record was helpful, for people Newfags around its an extremely "you had to be indeed there moment" kind situation. AFK meaning from keyboard and Tornado that is arbitrarily placed behind AFK. Happens to be a fresh fav among gamers alike who have heard this expression.