internet chat acronyms

Internet Chat Acronyms

Internet Chat Acronyms 101 Texting Shortcuts

Internet chat acronyms (from Greek: Acro=sharp onym=name) including SMS text messaging shortcuts and common texting abbreviations. Originally shortcuts used CAPITAL letters but lowercase is now commonplace. Internet chat acronyms are useful because they:

  • Convey information faster with less typing effort.
  • Stay within fixed character limits. Did you know there’s still a 160 character limit for SMS text messages? Even though you can send longer text messages, up to 918 characters long, behind the scenes they are broken into 153 character chunks and charged separately – OMG!
  • Help text conversations flow more naturally.

Words Commonly Shortened Using “Letter Homophones” (Letters that sound like words)”

2=too, to
4=for
B=be
C=see
O=owe
R=are
U=you
Y=why

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Abbreviation:Shortcut Meaning:
2MRWtomorrow
2morotomorrow
2nitetonight
2DAYtoday
AFAIAAAs Far As I Am Aware
AFAICAs Far As I’m Concerned
AFAICSAs Far As I Can See
AFAICTAs Far As I Can Tell
AFAIKAs Far As I Know
AFAIRAs Far As I Remember
AFAPAs Far As Possible
AKAAlso Known As
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
ASLAge, Sex, Location
ATBAll The Best
B4NBye For Now
BFFBest Friends Forever
BBFNBye Bye for Now
BBLBe Back Late
BBLBe Back Later
BCNUBe Seein’ You
BFNBye For Now
BIASBack In A Sec
BRBBe Right Back
BTWBy The Way
BYAMBetween You And Me
cyaSee Ya
CBACan’t Be Arsed
CTNCan’t Talk Now
CUL8R or CU
See You Later
CWOTComplete Waste Of Time
DEFDefinitely
EMFBIExcuse Me For Butting In
EMFJIExcuse Me For Jumping In
EMIExcuse My Ignorance
F2FFace To Face
FFSFor F*** Sake
FMLF*** My Life
FTTBFor The Time Being
FWIWFor What It’s Worth
FYCFor Your Consideration
FYEOFor Your Eyes Only
FYIFor Your Information
GFGirlfriend
GR8Great
HANDHave A Nice Day
H&KHugs & Kisses
ICI See
ICYMIIn Case You Missed It
IIRCIf I Recall / Remember Correctly
IKRI Know Right!
IKWYMI Know What You Mean
IMEIn My Experience
IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
IMOIn My Opinion
IOWIn Other Words
ISWYMI See What You Mean
IYSSIf You Say So
IYSWIMIf You See What I Mean
JICJust In Case
KISSKeep It Simple, Stupid / Short and Simple
KITKeep In Touch
KITYKeep It To Yourself
KMPKeep Me Posted
KWIMKnow What I Mean?
L8RLater
LMAOLaughing My Ass Off
LOLLaughs Out Loud
MSGMessage
MYOBMind Your Own Business
NRNNo Reply Necessary/Needed
NSFWNot Suitable For Work
NOYBNone Of Your Business
OICOh I See
OMGOh My God! / Oh My Goodness!
OTOHOn The Other Hand
OTOff Topic
OTTOver The Top
PLSPlease
POVPoint Of View
RBTLRead Between The Lines
ROFLRolling On Floor Laughing
RTFMRead The Flaming Manual
RUOKAre You Okay?
SFWSafe For Work
SPKSpeak
SWAKSent/Sealed With A Kiss
TBCTo Be Continued
TBDTo Be Decided
TGIFThank God/Goodness It’s Friday
THX /TKS /TX
Thanks
TLCTender Loving Care
TLTRTo Long To Read
TTFNTa Ta For Now
TTYLTalk To You Later
URYou Are
W/With
WDYT?What Do You Think?
WFMWorking From Home
WRTWith Regard To
WTFWhat The F***
WUWhat’s Up?
WYWHWish You Were Here
XKiss
XOXOHugs and Kisses
YRYour

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