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Common Text Message Acronyms

June 2, 2009 18:26 by Barbara Shelby

 

What does "POS" mean? How about "LGH"? Don't know? LOL.

Whether you're a teacher, caregiver or parent, you might want to find out what kids are saying to each other online. Do you know what YOUR kids are writing to each other?

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Acroynms are commonly used wherever people get online-- including IMing, SMSing, cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, Web sites, games, newsgroup postings, chat rooms and on blogs.

These abbreviations are used by people to communicate with each other...

While it does seem amazing that there are more than 1,000 text messaging abbreviations, it is important to remember that different chat abbreviations are used by different groups of people when communicating online.

Some of the below chat abbreviations may be familiar to you, while others may be foreign because they are used by a group of people with different online interests.

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COMMON TEXT MESSAGE ACRONYMS: For the sake of not offending anyone, some 'words' have been substituted with others, as well as *** taking the place of some letters. 

ACRONYM                    DEFINITION

  • 121                         One-to-one (private chat initiation)
  • 1CE                        Once
  • 1DR                         I wonder
  • 2                              "to"
  • 2MI                           Too much information
  • 2G2BT                     Too good to be true
  • 2MOR                      Tomorrow
  • 2NTE                       Tonight           
  • 4                                For
  • 411                           Meaning 'information'
  • 404                           I don't know
  • 420                           Lets get high
  • 420                           Marijuana
  • 6Y                             Sexy
  • 7K                            Sick
  • 8                               Oral Sex
  • 9                               Parent is watching

 

  • ABT                       About
  • ABT2                     About to
  • AFAIK                    As far as I know
  • AFK                       Away from keyboard
  • AH                          At home
  • AITR                       Adult in the room
  • AKA                       Also known as
  • AML                       All my love
  • ASAP                     As soon as possible
  • ASL or
    A/S/L                     Age/Sex/Location
  • ATM                      At the moment
  • AYOR                   At your own risk
  • AYSOS                 Are you stupid or something?
  • AYS                      Are you serious?
  • AYT                       Are you there?
  • AYTMTB               And you're telling me this because
  • AYV                      Are you vertical?

 

  • B                           Back
  • BA                        Bad *a*
  • B4                         Before
  • BBL                      Be back later
  • BBS                      Be back soon
  • BC                        Because or COZ--Because
  • BG                        Big grin
  • BMG                     Be my guest
  • BRB                      Be right back
  • B4N                      Bye for now
  • B/F                       Boyfriend
  • BFF                       Best friends forever
  • BIBO                      Beer in, beer out
  • BM                        Bite me
  • BME                      Based on my experience
  • BM&Y                    Between me and you
  • BOL                      Best of luck
  • BOLO                     Be on the look out
  • BOOMS                  Bored out of my skull
  • BTDT                     Been there, done that
  • BTW                      By the way
  • BWL                      Bursting with laughter
  • BYOB                    Bring your own beer (or bottle)
  • BAY                       Back at ya

 

  • CICYH                  Can I copy your homework?
  • CRBT                   Crying really big tears
  • CRS                      Can't remember stuff
  • CUL                       See you later
  • CU                         See you
  • CU2                       See you
  • CUA                       See you around

 

  • D46?                   Down for sex?
  • DA                       Meaning "The"
  • DF                       Don't even go there
  • DGAF                 Don't give a *freak*
  • DGTG                 Don't go there girlfriend

 

  • E                        Ecstasy
  • EG                     Evil Grin
  • ES                     Erase screen
  • EZ                      Easy

 

  • F2F                   Face to face
  • F2P                   Free to play (online gaming)
  • FAF                   Funny as *freak*
  • FBF                   Fat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries)
  • FITB                  Fill in the blank
  • FWIT                 For what it’s worth
  • FYEO                For your eyes only
  • FYI                    For your information

 

  • GG                    Gotta go
  • GTG                  Got to go
  • G2G                  Got to go
  • GL                     Good Luck
  • GNOC               Get naked on cam
  • GRA                  Go right ahead
  • GMTA               Great minds thing alike
  • GR8                   Great

 

  • HAND            Have a nice day
  • H                    Hi there
  • H8                  Hate
  • H8TTU           Hate to be you
  • HAU               How about you?
  • H&K              Hugs & kisses
  • HTH              Hope this helps
  • HW               Homework

  •  IAC             In any case
  • IC                 I see
  • IDK              I don't know
  • ICEDI           I can't even discuss it
  • ICFILWU      I could fall in love with you
  • IDC               I don't care
    IDTS             I don't think so
  • IDUNNO       I don't know
  • IG2R             I got to run
  • IGHT             I got high tonight
  • IIRC              If I recall correctly
  • ILY                I love you
  • IM                 Instant messaging
  • IMO              In my opinion
  • IMHO           In my humble opinion
  • IMS              I am sorry
  • IOS              In other words
  • ISLY            I still love you

 

  • JIC              Just in Case
  • JK               Just Kidding
  • JTLYK        Just to let you know

 

  • K               Okay
  • KISS         Keep it simple, stupid
  • KIT            Keep in touch
  • KOC          Kiss on cheek
  • KOL          Kiss on lips
  • KOTC        Kiss on the cheek
  • KOTL        Kiss on the lips
  • KNIM        Know what I mean?
  • KPC         Keeping parents clueless

 

  • L8R         Later
  • LGH         Lets get high
  • LH6          Lets have sex
  • LHSX       Lets have sex
  • LMAO       Laughing my a** off
  • LOL          Laughing out loud

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  •  M             Message
  • MEHH      Meaning a "sigh" or sighing
  • MFI           Mad for it
  • MIRL        Meet in real life
  • MLM        Meaning give the middle finger
  • MOS        Mom over shoulder
  • MUSM     Miss you so much
  • MYO        Mind your own (business)
  • MYOB     Mind your own business

 

  • n00b       Newbie
  • N1          Nice one
  • N2M       Nothing too much
  • NADT     Not a darn thing
  • NBD       No big deal
  • NE          Any
  • NFW       No *freaking* way
  • NM          Not much/never mind
  • NW         No way

 

  • OIC       Oh I see
  • OJ         Only joking
  • OL         Old lady
  • OM        Old man
  • OMG      Oh my gosh!
  • O4U       Only for you
  • OTP       On the phone
  • OTOH     On the other hand
  • OMW      On my way

 

  • PLZ or PLS    Please
  • P911               Parents coming into room alert
  • PAW               Parents are watching
  • POS                Parent over shoulder
  • PRT                Party
  • PRW               People/parents are watching
  • PSOS             Parent standing over shoulder

 

  • QT             Cutie

 

  • RME          Rolling my eyes
  • ROTFL       Rolling on the floor laughing
  • RUOK?      Are you okay?
  • RU              Are you?
  • RUMOF      Are you male or female?
  • RX              Meaning drugs or prescriptions
  • RYS            Read your screen
  • RYS           Are you single?

  • SETE        Smiling Ear-to-Ear
  • SFAIK       So far as I know
  • SH            Same here
  • SH^          Shut up
  • SOS          Sibling over shoulder
  • SOS          Meaning "help"
  • SOT           Short of time
  • SOTMG     Short of time, must go
  • SOWM      Someone with me
  • SRSLY      Seriously
  • SPST        Same place, same time
  • SPTO        Spoke to
  • SQ             Square
  • SRY           Sorry
  • SS             So sorry
  • SSDD       Same stuff, different day
  • SSIF         So stupid it's funny
  • SSINF      So stupid it's not funny
  • SYL           See you later
  • SYS          See you soon

 

  • TAFN       That’s all for now
  • TBH          To be honest
  • TIA           Thanks in advance
  • TL            Too long
  • TMB        Text me back
  • TOU        Thinking of you
  • TOY        Thinking of you
  • THX        Thanks
  • THNX      Thanks
  • TMI           Too much information
  • TMTH      Too much to handle
  • TTFN       Ta ta for now
  • TTYL       Talk to you later

 

  • U              You
  • ^URS       Up yours
  • UCMU      You crack me up
  • UDI           Unidentified drinking injury (bruise, scratch, ache, etc.)
  • UOK          (Are) You ok?
  • UR            Your / You're

 

  • VBS         Very big smile
  • VEG         Very evil grin
  • VFF          Very freaking funny
  • VIP            Very important person
  • VM            Voice mail
  • VSF          Very sad face

 

  • W@          What?
  • W/             With
  • W8            Wait
  • WAH         Working at home
  • WB            Welcome back
  • WE            Whatever
  • W/E           Whatever
  • WH5          Who, what, when, where, why
  • WU?          What’s Up?
  • WTF          What the F***
  • WFM          Works for me
  • WK            Week
  • WKE          Week end
  • WRK          Work
  • WRU@      Where are you at?
  • WRUD       What are you doing?

 

  • X-1-10      Meaning "Exciting"
  • XME         Excuse Me
  • XOXO       Hugs and kisses
  • XLNT        Excellent

 

  • Y                Why
  • YT?            You there?
  • YW             You’re welcome
  • YYSSW     Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever

 

  • Z          Zero
  • Z          Meaning "Said"
  • ZZZ      Tired or bored
  • ?          Huh? or Question
  • ?4U      I have a question for you

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