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What does HMU Mean?

What does HMU Mean?

Acronyms are an interesting way of cutting down long words into a shorter, and an easier way of mentioning them. So what does HMU mean anyway? What does it have to do with Facebook?
Naomi Sarah
Facebook is a much respected, and highly acclaimed social networking site, with twitter close at its heels when it comes to mass popularity and preference. No other networking site has been able to capture the right demography, and reel it in so well, where it has got the world by storm in a span of just seven years. Mark Zuckerberg had it going for him from the get-go, with billions of dollars to show for it today. It truly is a remarkable business start up, and is only getting better as time goes by.
Recently the 'HMU' craze was the center of Internet intention, with teenage, college and slightly older kids, using this acronym on a regular basis. It peaked in September 2010 due to spring break, with kids sending messages and wall write ups on Facebook mentioning the much used acronym, HMU, stands for 'Hit Me Up', or to be more direct, get in touch or holler when you're free or when something comes up. So how is it that such things take so little time to catch on? I got one word for you - Facebook.
The Root of an Acronym
Now that we've cleared up meaning of HMU, we look into what is an acronym, to get a better idea of this new way of communicating among youngsters and older kids alike on social networking sites. It is a short abbreviated form of a word, using the initials of the first letters of each word to signify a string of words as one, keeping out any kind of articles used in between like 'a', 'the' and 'an' and other filler words like 'for' when it comes to official acronyms. So what other kind of acronyms are making it big across the World Wide Web these days? Are you familiar with the made up chat lingo that's been circulating around every computer system?
HMU meaning in texting is the same way of telling someone to get in touch when the occasion arises, or when there's a fast approaching event around the corner. It's a way of telling a friend or someone you know, to get in touch whenever he/she wants to. New acronyms are made everyday, but only Facebook is able to make it this big of a deal. Check out these amusing acronyms and try these out the next time you're SMS or chatting online. Facebook users will love this.
Acronyms for Everyday Talk
Acronym What it Means
AKA Also Known As
AFAIK As Far As I Know
ASAP As Soon As Possible
BRB Be Right Back
B4 Before
BBS Be Back Soon
BTW By The Way
BFN By For Now
CU See You
CUL8R See You Later
EG Evil Grin
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FYA For Your Amusement
F2F Face to Face
FYI For Your Information
HIWTH Hate It When That Happens
HB Hug Back
IDK I Don't Know
IAE In Any Event
IOW In Other Words
IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean
IMO In My Opinion
JK Just Joking
JAM Just a Minute
KOTC Kiss On The Cheek
LMAO Laughing My A** Out
MORF Male Or Female
NRN No Reply Necessary
OIC Oh I See
OTT Over the Top
PITA Pain In The Ass
POTC Peck On The Cheek
ROTFL (ROFL) Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RUOK Are You Okay
SO Significant Other
TIA Thanks In Advance
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTYL Talk To You Later
TNX Thanks
VES Very Evil Smile
VWS Very Wicked Smile
WTH What The Hell
WTHDTM What The Hell Does That Mean

The world is shrinking and so is the way that people talk. Those who've been around during the inception of the SMS craze where these acronyms actually started off from mobile texting, and then shifted to the Internet, still use certain old acronyms that come naturally to them like 'BRB', 'LOL' (Laugh Out Loud) and so on. It's either a form of convenience or out of sheer laziness that people are trimming down on the English language. Soon we'll be speaking in a series of beeps, very much like that of Morse code. Sigh. So now that you know the meaning of HMU, I'm sure you'll be using it soon enough.