Do u say"88" instead of "bye-bye"?
9 Feb 07
88 is a neonazist term to salute. 88= Heil Hitler because the "H" is the 8th letter of alphabet. It's a hidden espression, I'm sure that you and your friend use this term for other reasons but I think that you should discovering the origin of your 88. 88 is a movement, naziskins called their selves "skinhead 88". I tell you this thing because you can investigate about the origin of your form of byebye. Nazis in chat use alwais the "88" to say "hello" or "bye bye" to other nazis. I hope that you friend doesn't use this salute only because they've heard in some chat. Maybe these chats were attended by nazis...
9 Feb 07
hmm, I see that expression before in "SMS" but not in messenger. I don't know why people will adopt that 88 as bye bye at the first place. Bye bye is not that long and people should not use replace it with 88 . It will make it hard to read and if you use it for prolong of time your english could deteriorate. People can literary forget how to spell if we replacing everything with short form. U = you , r = are, ttul =talk to you later ..... . I never use those short or replacement in either MSN or SMS. It is better to spell it out and it is clearer that way, not all people know how to read those short replacement.