Text Message Abbreviations

Today's official mode of communication is through text messaging. There are infinite new text message abbreviations coming up everyday. In this Buzzle post, we will go over some of the most commonly used abbreviations out there.
The other day when I was in class, jotting down some notes, I realized that I automatically started writing in "SMS language". This got me thinking as to how we started using these text message abbreviations. Perhaps, the abbreviations for messages came into play because in older phones, the limit of one SMS was 160 characters. So, people started using their own abbreviations to complete the entire message within 160 characters.

Now, of course, with the advance in technology, cell phones have increased the limit for characters in one message. However, today using abbreviations for texting has become more of a fashion trend to save time. Perhaps that is because today's world is all about using shortcuts and finding fast ways of doing something!

Coming back to the point, there are infinite common abbreviations used today. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the new abbreviations and text symbols that keep popping up everyday, even if you are very "tech savvy". With more than 82 million people texting regularly, it's no wonder that there are so many abbreviations. They are not only used in texts but also IM, email, chat rooms etc. So, just for fun, why not make a list of abbreviations that might help everyone keep up with the new ones.

Popular Abbreviations

AbbreviationMeaning
BBTBe back tomorrow
BIB Boss is back
CMCall me
CYECheck your email
DIKUDo I know you?
F2FFace to face
HBHurry back
JFFJust for fun
KOTCKiss on the cheek
OMGOh my God!
OOTOOut of the office
PSOSParents standing over shoulder
PU That stinks!
SLAPSounds like a plan
TMBText me back
UGTBKYou've got to be kidding
411Information
AKAAlso Known As
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
BRBBe Right Back
BTWBy The Way
FAQFrequently Asked Question
FYI For Your Information
GTGGot To Go
ROTFLRolling On The Floor Laughing
SPAMStupid Person's Advertisement
SWALKSealed With A Loving Kiss
SWAKSealed With A Kiss
TTFNTa Ta For Now
TTYLTalk To You Later
SFETE Smiling From Ear To Ear
A3Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace
AASAlive And Smiling
AAYFAs Always, Your Friend
ABT2About To
ADctd2uvAddicted To Love
AATKAlways At The Keyboard
ADNAny Day Now
ALlWanIsUAll I Want Is You
ALOLActually Laughing Out Loud
AYSOS Are You Stupid Or Something?
CUIMDSee You In My Dreams
Cld9Cloud 9
CWOTComplete Waste Of Time
BEGBig Evil Grin
JKJust Kidding
JMOJust My Opinion
JWJust Wondering
KITKeep In Touch
L8RLater
M$ULkeCrZMiss You Like Crazy!
SITStay in touch
SOLSooner or later
xoxoHugs and kisses
WIIFMWhat's In It For Me?
QLQuit Laughing
WTGWay To Go
YRYea, Right
YWYou're Welcome
AAMOIAs A Matter Of Interest
AFAIUIAs Far As I Understand It
AIUIAs I Understand It
BTDTBeen There Done That
FWIWFor What It's Worth
GTBOSGlad To Be Of Service
AFAIKAs Far As I Know
INALI Am Not A Lawyer
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMOIn My Opinion
IYSWIMIf You See What I Mean
NSANo Strings Attached
OTOHOn The Other Hand
PMFJIPardon Me For Jumping In
PMJIPardon My Jumping In
RFCRequest For Comments
SOHFSense Of Humor Failure
TIA Thanks In Advance
WRTWith Respect To
WBWelcome back
WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get

These are the most popular and common abbreviations you will be able use whether you are texting, using them in instant messaging or chatting on the net. If you know all these you will certainly not feel like you are talking to someone from another planet! Well, have fun using these!
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