Because I read often that people can't understand texting I thought I share this
July 1, 2009 12:07am CST
I often read that peole can't understand the shorthand in texting, I found this and thought of sharing it in here: Speak the language: * abt: About * asap: As soon as possible * aqap: As quick (or quiet) as possible * b4: Before * b4n: Bye for now * b8: Bait * bff: Best friend forever * brb: Be right back * btw: By the way * c: See * cm: Call me * cyl: See you later * cus: Because * diku: Do I know you? * dl or d/l: Download * dqmot: Don't quote me on this * 2: To or Too * 2nite: Tonight * 4: For * 411: Information * 4evr: Forever * e1: Everyone * ez: Easy * fyeo: For your eyes only * fyi: For your information * goi: Get over it * gr8: Great * gtg or g2g: Got to go * hagn: Have a good night * hago: Have a good one * hand: Have a nice day * hr8: Heart * ic: I see * idk: I don't know * idc: I don't care * ily: I love you * jic: Just in case * jk: Just kidding * jlmk: Just let me know * jmo: Just my opinion * jp: Just playing * k or kk: Okay There are a lot of abrebiations that I myself do not use. So, out of this list ehich one you use most? Did you found this helpful?
1 Jul 09
hmmm, for me, that's not for text messaging, that's for chatting or something related on PC, hahaha because here in Philippines, text message is usually like normal, just putting out the Vowel part to save "characters" like, "more" become "mre" or "text" became "txt" ^_~ Happy Mylotting.
1 Jul 09
They're helpful, thanks for sharing.Ü What I don't get is how most people use a lot of Xs and Qs. I'm not sure if you have experienced this. People I text won't have to worry about reading my messages, I never abbreviate, especially when I'm talking to people from work or if the person that I am talking to is a supplier. It is always best not to abbreviate - more formal that way. When my mom was learning to SMS, I also taught her not to abbreviate. I'm also teaching the same thing to my little cousins who are just learning how to text.
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2 Jul 09
it is best not to abbreviate, when I text I only use a handful of the list and it is with a handful of people. I do not text with people I work. If I did I would not use any of the words in the list, it is best not. I am sure your little cousin will learn to abbreviate at school. The list could be longer. (I do not understand the q or x unless it is xox)
16 Sep 09
Hey, Whoa, that is a really long post you have their. I read through all of them, and most of them are good because everyone knows about them. Most of the time though, my parents have no idea what they mean, and have trouble reading them. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!