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FWIW: How to Speak Text – Service Announcement

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  • 143 I love you
  • 2DAY Today
  • 4EAE For ever and ever
  • ADN Any day now
  • AFAIK As far as I know
  • AFK Away from keyboard
  • ATM At the moment
  • B/C Because
  • B4 Before
  • BF / GF Boyfriend / Girlfriend
  • BFN Bye for now
  • BOL Be on later
  • BRB Be right back
  • BTW By the way
  • DM Direct message
  • DWBH Don’t worry, be happy
  • F2F or FTF Face to face
  • FB Facebook
  • FF Follow Friday (Follow Friday is a recurring topic on Twitter. Each week, users post lists of people that they think others should follow using the #FF or #FollowFriday hashtag.)
  • FTL For the loss / For the lose
  • FTW For the win
  • FWB Friends with benefits
  • FWIW For what it’s worth
  • FYEO For your eyes only
  • FYI For your information
  • GLHF Good luck, have fun
  • GR8 Great
  • HAK Hugs and kisses
  • HAND Have a nice day
  • HT or H/T Hat tip or heard through (usually referencing news or an informative link)
  • HTH Hope this helps / Happy to help
  • IANAL I am not a lawyer
  • IDK I don’t know
  • IIRC If I remember correctly
  • IKR I know, right?
  • ILY / ILU I love you
  • IMHO In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion
  • IMO In my opinion
  • IRL In real life
  • IU2U It’s up to you
  • IYKWIM If you know what I mean
  • J/K Just kidding
  • J4F Just for fun
  • JIC Just in case
  • JSYK Just so you know
  • K or KK Okay
  • LMBO Laughing my butt off
  • LMK Let me know
  • LOL Laughing out loud
  • MM Music Monday. Another recurring Twitter topic. In this case, users post a song or two that will get your week off to a better start.
  • MSM Mainstream media
  • NAGI Not a good idea
  • NM Never mind
  • NMU Not much, you?
  • NP No problem or Now playing (as in “My MP3 stream is now playing LMFAO’s Party Rock.)
  • NSFW Not safe for work. If this is attached to a link, you’re strongly advised not to check it out while in the workplace or any other venue where inappropriate content would be, well, inappropriate.
  • NSFL Not safe for life. Usually a humorous disclaimer that something formerly innocent is going to be irreparably sullied if you click the link.
  • NTS Note to self
  • OH Overheard
  • OMG Oh my God
  • ORLY Oh, really?
  • PAW Parents are watching
  • PLS or PLZ Please
  • PPL People
  • PTB Please text back
  • QQ Crying. Rather than an abbreviation, this is an emoticon, a picture created in text. The tails of the capital Q form tears, while the circles are the eyes. Saying “QQ” aloud also can mimic the “boo hoo” of someone who’s upset. Usually used sarcastically or contemptuously.
  • RAK Random act of kindness
  • RL Real life
  • ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
  • RT Retweet. Similar to forwarding an email, Twitter lets you echo other people’s tweets for your own followers to read. In some cases, folks will ask for something they’ve said to be amplified by saying “Please RT” or “PLS RT.”
  • RUOK Are you okay? In Australia, #RUOK is a regularly trending topic, following a government initiative called RUOK Day, which raises awareness of mental health issues on social networking sites.
  • SMH Shaking my head
  • SRSLY Seriously
  • SSDD Same stuff, different day
  • SWAK Sealed with a kiss
  • SWYP So, what’s your problem?
  • TIA Thanks in advance
  • TIME Tears in my eyes
  • TMB Tweet me back
  • TMI Too much information
  • TMRW Tomorrow
  • TTYL Talk to you later
  • TY or TU Thank you
  • VSF Very sad face
  • WB Welcome back
  • WTH What the heck?
  • WTPA Where the party at?
  • WYCM Will you call me?
  • YGM You’ve got mail (to alert your texting partner that you’ve contacted them via that staid old email thing. That’s sooo 2001!)
  • YMMV Your mileage may vary
  • YW You’re welcome
  • ZOMG Oh my god (sarcastic)

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