Text Message Abbreviations

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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 Techspirited 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

Abbreviation Meaning
BBT Be back tomorrow
BIB Boss is back
CM Call me
CYE Check your email
DIKU Do I know you?
F2F Face to face
HB Hurry back
JFF Just for fun
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
OMG Oh my God!
OOTO Out of the office
PSOS Parents standing over shoulder
PU That stinks!
SLAP Sounds like a plan
TMB Text me back
UGTBK You’ve got to be kidding
411 Information
AKA Also Known As
ASAP As Soon As Possible
BRB Be Right Back
BTW By The Way
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FYI For Your Information
GTG Got To Go
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
SPAM Stupid Person’s Advertisement
SWALK Sealed With A Loving Kiss
SWAK Sealed With A Kiss
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To You Later
SFETE Smiling From Ear To Ear
A3 Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace
AAS Alive And Smiling
AAYF As Always, Your Friend
ABT2 About To
ADctd2uv Addicted To Love
AATK Always At The Keyboard
ADN Any Day Now
ALlWanIsU All I Want Is You
ALOL Actually Laughing Out Loud
AYSOS Are You Stupid Or Something?
CUIMD See You In My Dreams
Cld9 Cloud 9
CWOT Complete Waste Of Time
BEG Big Evil Grin
JK Just Kidding
JMO Just My Opinion
JW Just Wondering
KIT Keep In Touch
L8R Later
M$ULkeCrZ Miss You Like Crazy!
SIT Stay in touch
SOL Sooner or later
xoxo Hugs and kisses
WIIFM What’s In It For Me?
QL Quit Laughing
WTG Way To Go
YR Yea, Right
YW You’re Welcome
AAMOI As A Matter Of Interest
AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It
AIUI As I Understand It
BTDT Been There Done That
FWIW For What It’s Worth
GTBOS Glad To Be Of Service
AFAIK As Far As I Know
INAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IYSWIM If You See What I Mean
NSA No Strings Attached
OTOH On The Other Hand
PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMJI Pardon My Jumping In
RFC Request For Comments
SOHF Sense Of Humor Failure
TIA Thanks In Advance
WRT With Respect To
WB Welcome back
WYSIWYG What 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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