btw brb ttyl how much do you know aboutr these words on net

@yoyo2323 (465)
China
August 16, 2009 11:31pm CST
u know people here use net to communictation .but in order to save timeor get ur way of speaking more morden hehe so we use some abbravation so how much do u know about these phrase btw brb ttyl c u bs like these what elsedou know
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• United States
17 Aug 09
Wow, I have been using these phrases for years, and it is so funny because when I am writing a letter or texting, I am always using these abbreviations and most people are like, "Uh what is that?" lol... I cant help it, I use these in my daily life, all the time! Some other common ones are: lol, lmao, lmfao, g2g, ttyl, rotfl, rotflmao, mil, sahm, omg, w2g, plz, etc. There are hundreds, seriously lol. Those are just some I thought of, off of the top of my head
@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
17 Aug 09
hhe i also find it is so cool heehe i just know some heh but donot know imao imfao rotfl rotfmao mil sahm can u tell me these thx
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Yoyo, Nice discussion, I like it. I know very little in these short forms phrase. I learn all these from messenger with friends. Sometimes wehn I see something new but I don't understnad what is it stand for, I will ask them, LOL. let's see what I know... btw= by the way ttyl= talk to you later brb= break ( not so sure ) gtg= got go go np= no problem I think these are what I know.
• Indonesia
17 Aug 09
Waw, thanks for that explanation, vingyan!I never know about those abbreviation except "btw"!
@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
17 Aug 09
hehe thx and i think its cool i like it hehe nice cute also hehe see ya
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
hi again, you are most welcome. In fact I know very little only. I will share with you if I learn something new. happy mylotting! Oh yeah, there is another one for you, tqvm= thank you very much. This is very useful !
@divkris (1163)
• India
17 Aug 09
I don't really like shrinking words but have got used to it because others use it. I was a regular chatter (using online chats) and got to know many of such short forms - i always used to wonder when my friend or cousin used to say BRB and not knowing what they meant i used to go on and on in the chat box I know a few more that you have not added in your list - G2G (Got to go), TC (Takecare), LOL (Laugh out loud)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Some few phrase I also know: ctc - care to chat afk - away from keyboard yaw - you're always welcome
• Indonesia
17 Aug 09
I don't know much about abbreviation in English. I only know [i]btw, lol, roflmao/i] The last one (roflmao) I search it by googling yesterday, Yes, this make me confuse and I usually ask directly what's the meaning.. but now I find a site that contain many abbreviation and its explanation. Guess I will go to that site everytime I feel confuse about some word. The site is internetslang.com. Or just googling about it!
@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
17 Aug 09
hhaha me 2 some times when i get confused i will use web hha but usually i ask my friends directly ahaha thx have a nice day here
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Aug 09
yoyo mylot does not like us to use textese in making discussions'so am telling you as perhaps you did not read the rules.a lot of us older people do not text to me and a lot of others readers all those things are gibberish.Why the heck not use good english and save all of us people over 30 headaches aS we try to decipher your texting? by the way abbreviation is the proper spelling of theword.
@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
17 Aug 09
hehe i know what u mean heh yes sometimes it will let people confused hehe and thx for ur response
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
17 Aug 09
I starting knewing these phrases since about ten years ago. At that time, internet chatting wes bomming and most of internet users were using irc for chatting. That time was my first time met the brb, gtg, and etc. First time using it i felt strange but slowly later i found that these phrases are very helpful and universal accepted. So i continuing using it until now. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@louren007 (122)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Honestly, I only know few phrases. As I have read this discussion, I have come to think that it's really important to know them. I will start familiarizing now... lol