Text Message Shortcuts

@mzz663 (2775)
United States
July 23, 2009 12:05pm CST
When I send a text, it's quicker and easier to use abbreviations.... Some of them are r= are u= you n e= any btw= by the way ttyl= talk to ya later What are some short cuts that you use to make texting quicker?
8 responses
• China
25 Jul 09
I use some contractions when I send text messages. tks= thanks, 88==bye bye, asp=as quick as possible.... Use abbreviations during sending text messages is very convenient. I'm glad that I learned some abbreviations from your topic, thank you very much. Have a nice day!
• China
25 Jul 09
I'm a Chinese student,and my classmates and i don't use shortcuts like that.you use a few letters to stand for a word but we use a few words to stand for a sentence! It's common that there is only one word in our message~~
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I use shortcuts on my cell phone too sometimes. I use sry for sorry and I also use nm for nevermind. I use ILU2 also. that means, I love you too. I also use ttyl for talk to you later.
• United States
24 Jul 09
obviously the lol's and such. l8r= later the= da bc or b/c= because w/e= whatever idgaf= i dont give a f*ck idk= i dont know idc= i dont care fu- guess... lol
• India
24 Jul 09
just 4 u......... for=4 you=u because=bce just=t hai=hi fun=fn that=tat
• United States
23 Jul 09
yeah i use wtf alot, 4=for, 2=to, and maybe a few others but i usually try to type them out, especially since the phone i have is a texting phone with a keyboard so its pretty easy to just type out the whole words
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Text shortcuts is well known especially to those people who are addict4ed of texting. Back in College, I was sort of addicted to text, which during that time like most people text in a very short way as possible. Like with your given examples, it seems those are abbreviation, but referring to a shortcut way "wud b sort of lyk ths" "u mke wrds typd in a shrtway posible as long as its ridable, ths myt b a gud exmple isnt?" This doesn't make your texting faster but takes a bit short time to do this. But as for me, I always wanted to keep my things aws what they are, I try to avoid doing shortcuts 'cause sometimes it makes your spelling suck.
@brienn (826)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Hi mzz663, here are some of the shortcuts that I use when I make an SMS. stl = still, cn=can, c=see, l8tr= later