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Text Message Abbreviations' List

Text Message Abbreviations' List

The text message abbreviations' list covered in the following article will make you an expert with the lingo used in instant chat messenger as well as text messages.
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Texting and chatting are two most commonly used forms of communication today. With cell phones becoming a part and parcel of our daily lifestyle, it has become a must to learn some of the latest jargon used by many youngsters today. If you wish to send a quick message to a friend, the best way to do so is to send a text. However, one text message needs to be completed in just 160 characters, it is necessary to come up with certain symbols that can help you type your message in short and save time. For those who are just starting out, it becomes very difficult to understand the symbols. Also, those using instant messaging services or chat windows find it very difficult to understand the common jargon used while talking. The following article contains a text message abbreviations' list that will help you be text-savvy.

List of Abbreviations

LOL (lots of love or laugh out loud), BRB (be right back), G2G (got to go), etc. There are many texting symbols for Facebook too. If you feel your vocabulary is limited to just a few simple short forms, then the following expressions and their meanings will prove to be helpful.
  • AIGHT: All right
  • B/F: Boyfriend
  • BBS: Be back soon
  • BBT: Be back tomorrow
  • BFAW: Best friend at work
  • BIB: Boss is back
  • CM: Call me
  • CYE: Check your email
  • DD: Dear daughter
  • DH: Dear husband
  • DIKU: Do I know you?
  • DS: Dear son
  • DW: Dear wife
  • F2F: Face to face
  • G/F: Girlfriend
  • GB:Goodbye
  • GL: Good luck
  • GRL: Girl
  • HB: Hurry back
  • HV: Have
  • JFF: Just for fun
  • K: Okay
  • KOTC: Kiss on the cheek
  • M8: Mate
  • OMG: Oh my God!
  • ONL: Online
  • OOTO: Out of the office
  • OVA: Over
  • PEEPS or PPL: People
  • PLS: Please
  • PSOS: Parents standing over shoulder
  • PU: That stinks!
  • PZ: Peace
  • SLAP: Sounds like a plan
  • TMB:Text me back
  • TTLY: Totally
  • UGTBK: You've got to be kidding
  • W? Why
  • X: Kiss
  • Z: Zero
Some Other Symbols

The list does not just end here, it is vast and extensive with new short forms being added everyday. Some of them are given below.

Text Message Abbreviation List
Abbreviation Meaning
8:] A Gorilla
>>: -) A Klingon
< 3 A love heart
[:] A Robot
@}--\-,--- A rose
>>:< A Turkey
ADctd2uv Addicted to Love
ASL Age, Sex, Location
AB Ah Bless!
AML All my love
ATB All the best
O :-) An angel
:-|| Angry
>:-@! Angry and swearing
>: - ( Angry, yet sad
NE Any
NE1 Anyone
A3 Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace
:-o Appalled
RU? Are you?
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ATM At the moment
@WRK At work
AFK Away From Keyboard
BGWM Be gentle with me
BRT Be Right There
B4 Before
:-X Big sloppy kiss
:-* Bitter
:-o zz Bored
BF Boyfriend
:^) Broken nose
:-E Buck-toothed Vampire
BTW By The Way
BFN/B4N Bye For Now
Cm Call me
:-< Cheated
>: -| Cross
:'-( Crying
:'-D Crying with laughter
:-| Determined
DK Don't know
: - )... Drooling
E2EG Ear to ear grin
>8-D Evil crazed laughter
F2F Face to face
FC Fingers Crossed
4yeo For your eyes only
FYEO For your eyes only
FYI For Your Information
4e Forever
F2T Free to talk
F Friends
4COL For Crying Out Loud
G9 Genius
GAL Get A Life
GF Girlfriend
GTSY Glad to see you
GR8 Great
GMTA Great minds think alike
: - D Grinning
:' ) Happy and crying
H8 Hate
HAGN Have a good night
HAND Have a nice day
:-~) Having a cold
H2CUS Hope to see you soon
H&K Hugs and Kisses
ILU I love you
OU I owe you
IC I See
IMFL I'm Falling in Love
IOW In other words...
J4F Just for fun
JK Just Kidding
JIC Just in Case
KC Keep cool
KIT Keep in touch
KISS Keep it simple, stupid
:-* Kiss
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KHUF Know how you feel
L8 Late
Abbreviation Meaning
L8r Later
LY Love You
:D Laughter
LOL Laughing out loud
LDR Long distance relationship
LTNC Long time no see
M8 Mate
MGB May God Bless
MYOB Mind your own business
MOB Mobile
MTE My thoughts exactly
NA No access
NC No comment
NRN No Reply Necessary
NWO No way out
NO1 No-One
OTOH On the other hand
O4U Only for you
PRT Party
PPL People
(:::X:::) Plaster /Elastoplast
PCM Please call me
-:-) Punk
:-# Razes
ROFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
:-( Sad
:-9 Salivating
*>'|:o)> Santa Claus
CU See You
CUIMD See you in my dreams
Cul See you later
: @ Shouting
7K Sick
SO Significant Other
|-I Sleeping
:-x Small Kiss
:-) Smiling
SETE Smiling Ear to Ear
:-)= Smiling with a beard
#:-) Smiling with a fur hat
:-)8 Smiling with bow tie
d:-) Smiling with cap
&:-) Smiling with curls
8-) Smiling with glasses
{:-) Smiling with hair
(:-) Smiling with helmet
C|:-) Smiling with top hat
[:-) Smiling with Walkman
SPK Speak
:) Smiling without a nose
: - 7 Smirk
:-? Smoking a pipe
|-O Snoring
SME1 Someone
SOL Sooner or later
SRY Sorry
SC Stay cool
B-) Sunglasses
TOY Thinking Of You
T2ul Talk to you later
:-v Talking
TCS Take Care Sweetheart
THX Thank You
T+ Think positive
T2Go Time to Go
2d4 To die for
2g4u To good for you
TIC Tongue in cheek
2Ht2Hndl Too hot to handle
2l8 too late
TDTU Totally devoted to you
;-) Twinkle (Wink)
Y! Typical Man
X! Typical Woman
:-c Unhappy
>:-( Very angry
W8 Wait...
W4u Waiting for you
WTG Way to go!
WLUMRyMe Will you marry Me?
:-O Wow
URT1 You are the one
U4E Yours Forever

This was a long list that will help you learn the jargon and emoticon meanings. Unlock the secrets of text messages received and enjoy sending a few to your friends, with all these symbols.