Sure, instant messaging is fast and efficient. For many teenagers, it’s also a great way to avoid those OMG moments — that’s “omigod” — of mortifying face-to-face confrontations. Poll: IMs help teens avoid embarrassment
More than four in 10 teens, or 43 percent, who instant message use it for things they wouldn’t say in person..
..Instant messaging’s lack of physical proximity is exactly the point for those determined to avoid cringe-inducing episodes.
.. About eight in 10 adults who IM use it to send personal messages from work.
Soooooooo…Are you an IMer or a text messenger?
I am. heh.
Lot’s of people use cryptic abbreviations when instant messaging or chatting, simply because they can’t type fast enough. That’s not my problem..I jus luv the abbreviations ..as y’all know by now. lol
Chatting and IMing is all about the immediacy and compactness of the communication. Fast..faster..fastest.
But if text chat lingo sounds kinna like a foreign language to you…Allow me to help you deciper just a few……. Heh.
.02 = My (or your) two cents worth
^5 = High-five
AAK = Asleep at keyboard
B4N= Bye for now
BBL= Be back later
BFF= Best friends forever
BRB= Be right back
CU = See you
GAL =Get a life
GBU =God bless you
GMTA= Great minds think alike
GTG = Got to go
IMAO= In my arrogant opinion
IMHO =In my humble opinion
IMNSHO= In my not so humble opinion
IMO= In my opinion
KOTC =Kiss on the cheek
KOTL =Kiss on the lips
LY= Love ya
LOL =Laughing out loud
LMAO =Laughing my a** off
LMBO =Laughing my butt off (the one I use..cuz it’s more kosher..heh)
MIRL= Meet in real life
MYOB =Mind your own business
MMK= Meaning okay?
OIC =Oh, I see
OMG =Oh my God
OMGYG2BK =Oh my God, you got to be kidding
PMSL= Pee myself laughing
ROFL =Rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO= Rolling on the floor, laughing my a** off
ROTFL= Rolling on the floor laughing
RTFM =Read the freaking manual
RUOK= Are you okay?
SNAFU =Situation normal all fouled up
SO =Significant other
SOL =Sooner or later
SOMY= Sick of me yet?
SUITM =See you in the morning
SWAK =Sent (or sealed) with a kiss
TTYL =Talk to you later
TYT =Take your time
TYVM =Thank you very much
WTH =What the heck?
WTF =What the **** ?
WTG =Way to go
XOXOXO= Hugs & Kisses
ZZZZ =Sleeping (or bored)
So my BFF’s……..That was my .02 for now.
See ya’ll L8R B4 I am AAK.
GTG but GBU!
KOTC and KOTL if ya want one..heh.
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