Instant Message & TexT Messages eh!

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. goodvibes.gif


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. loleek.gif

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
L8R= Later
^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)

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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
QT =Cutie

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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?

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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
XLNT =Excellent
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. kiss11ani.gif
XOXOXO!

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50 Responses to “Instant Message & TexT Messages eh!”

  1. Strawberry says:

    Thanks for the vocab lesson – I do not IM although I do know how – just don’t see the necessity for it.

  2. MK says:

    Good grief, what the hell was that, you mean people understand that? You know what, i am just going to pull over to the slow lane and let you folks fly on past me. Too old for all this deciphering and all that.

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  6. Kevin says:

    “Soooooooo…Are you an IMer or a text messenger?”

    No.

  7. American Interests says:

    I IM much, so will benefit from the new language.

    My daughter has let us on to a few others!

    A/S/L or ASL – age/sex/location (used to ask for personal info)

    BBS – be back soon

    F2F – face to face

    CD9, Code 9 – someone in the room

    POS, MOS, P911 – parent over shoulder, mom over shoulder, parent in room

    B/F, G/F – boyfriend, girlfriend

    Thanks angel…

  8. nanc says:

    we tm 4 p/u x w/th kidz.

    otherwise, i do not like cell phones and only use them as a utility.

  9. nanc says:

    oops!

    we text message for pickup times with the children.

    my terrible!

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  16. Gayle says:

    LOL Angel! ROTFALMBO!

    You get a ^5 for originality.

    XNLT post, as always. :)

  17. Brooke says:

    LOL!

    Where’s my text-to-English dictionary?

  18. Debbie says:

    Thanks for all those Angel, I never know what any of that means. I don’t text message, or IM, or any of that. It’s the dumbing down of a generation.

  19. Joe Gringo says:

    WHD!

    Well Hot Damn, learn something every day coming here! ;-)

  20. marallyn says:

    wowowowow …some i knew a lot i just learned…i love to talk on the phone but i do sms (IM) my kids…will add these to my repertoire…yahooooo…a sweet shabbat shalom my dear friend…stay safe…love marallyn

  21. Jungle mom says:

    I actually text more with my Spanish speaking friends and they have a whole different lingo in spanish. I need to learn the English ones.

  22. Heidi Richards says:

    I recently discovered your blog while surfing the net and love it! In fact, I recently listed it in a post ” 111 Women Bloggers – List Reads Like a Who’s Who!” on one of my blogs Virtual Woman’s Day (http://www.virtualwomansday.com).
    Wishing you all the best and continued success.

    ps. I’m a text messager :)

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  24. The Random Yak says:

    Hey Angel. Yeah, I decided to stop lurking and actually comment once in a while. Liked the txt msg pst. Also…TAG, you’re it. You’ve been memed.

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    And all this time I thought SOL meant $h!t outta luck!

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  37. Aurora says:

    Thanks Angel. If I can remember all those abbrevs when I’m crushed into a crowded train (which is when I do my messaging) I’ll be doing well. Especially before my second cup of strong coffee!
    Have a great weekend.

  38. obob says:

    I am going to cut and paste this for refernece. Thatnk’s for the Rosetta Stone

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  40. Yankee Doodle says:

    WTG XLNT AU.

  41. Incognito says:

    Neither… and, as an actress… we hate cell phones and text messages. I can’t tell you the amount of times cell phones have gone off during a quiet moment and the person actually has the audacity to carry on a conversation. And we can see and hear people text messaging. Very annoying.

  42. tieki rae says:

    Fun post, Angel. :) I just wanted to correct one of the things you mentioned:

    to me, WTF = What the fudge! not what the ****! :) Hehe.

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  46. cube says:

    I text on my cell phone, but don’t like IM much.

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