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Most Common Text Message Abbreviations

Ratnashri Dutta Feb 8, 2019
Read on to know more about the most commonly used abbreviations used while texting.
There are many people out there who in order to save time and energy makes use of abbreviations and the various text symbols. Be it on Facebook or MySpace or the simple phone message, the use of abbreviations is becoming quite popular, especially with the younger generation.
When they want to plan something and they want to keep it a secret either from their parents or from others, then these abbreviations come into great use. Take a glance at these few abbreviations with their meanings.
  • F8: Fate
  • 14AA41: One for all, and all for one
  • 511: Too much information
  • BTW: By the way
  • FWIW: For what it's worth
  • KWIM: Know what I mean
  • PRW: Parents are watching
  • TTYL: Talk to you later
  • WAYD: What are you doing?
  • LBAY: Laughing back at you
  • LFD: Left for day
  • LGH: Let's get high
  • LOTI: Laughing on the inside
  • UGTBK: You've got to be kidding
  • SLAP: Sounds like a plan
  • BFAW: Best friend at work
  • PZ: Peace
  • BRB: Be right back
  • DETI: Don't even think about it
  • FITB: Fill in the blanks
  • JMO: Just my opinion
  • KYFC: Keep your fingers crossed
  • HTH: Hope this helps
  • WYM: Watch your mouth
  • YGLT: Your gonna love this
  • AFAIUI: As far as I understand It
  • OTOH: On The Other Hand
  • WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get
  • HIG: How's it going
  • AAF: As a friend
  • ADBB: All done bye-bye
  • AFAGAY: A friend as good as you
  • BBIAS: Back in a few seconds
  • BFF: Best friends forever
  • BON: Believe it or not
  • GTBOS: Glad to be of service
People also use lots of smiley faces in their texts. Sometimes, some people who are not techno freaks, get confused as to what the person actually means using a number of brackets, commas, full stops and various other punctuations. Well, here are some of the text symbols that are used by children, teenagers, and even some adults.
:-~) (Having a child)

: < (Cheated)

8-) 8) B-) B) (Smile with glasses)

:'(  (Crying)

:-P (Tongue)
o:-) (Angel)

:-D (Laughing)

<3 (Love/Heart)

:( (Sad) 

:-| (Disgusted)
|-) (Sleepy or sleeping)

:-|| (Angry)

>:) (Devil's smile)

>8-D (Evil laughter)

:-x (Annoyed)
:O) (Clown)

*<|:o)> (Santa Claus)

:*) (Drunk)

{ } (Hug)

:-)(-: (Married)
|-| (Asleep)

x_O O_x (Punched in the face)

:-J (Tongue in cheek)

:-C (Jaw dropping)

;-) (Wink)
These were some abbreviations and smileys which people use nowadays. In fact these abbreviations are used not only while texting but also in schools and colleges. But, now that you know what they mean, you too can easily chat with your friends using them. So, :-) C U L8R TC.