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Friday, January 23, 2009

Texting Abbreviation Guide

I am not a person who does text messaging and it is something I don't understand. I drives me totally nuts to be behind someone at a traffic light and they are texting. When the light turns green, they continue to text and I have to honk (which I hate) to get them moving forward. My own son, Jason and Sharon text a bunch too. They tell me when they text it is free, verses a telephone call uses up your minutes on the cell phone. That is why they text all the time. I constantly tell them not to text while driving and be safe.
Can you believe this traffic sign?? Totally crazy. I am support of all laws that ban texting while driving, just as they have passed laws banning speaking on a cell phone and have encouraged you to pull over when you have a call or need to make a call (Unless it is hands free - which is kinda scary too).

This month in my newsletter from Quick Computer, who fixes my computer when I have issues, they had a guide for common text abbreviations. I think as a parent, it is always good to understand the lingo your children have for instant messaging and texting. I thought I would post them. This is Texting Guide Part 1 (I am hoping they will add more in upcoming issues).

? = I have a question or I don't understand
?4U = I have a question for you
TMI = Too much information
2MOR = Tomorrow
6Y = Sexy
9 = Adult in the room
A3 = Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
AIGHT = Alright
AITR = Adult in the room
ATB = All the Best
B2W = Back to work
BB = Be Back
BEG = Big Evil Grin
BF = Boy friend or best friend
BFF = Best friends forever
BC = Because
BD = Big deal
BLNT = Better luck next time
BOLO = Be on the look out
BRD = Bored
BTDT = Been there, done that
CM = Call me
d00d = Dude
E2EG = Ear to ear grin
EZ = Easy
GTG = Got to go
GN = Good night
HF - Have Fun
IDTS - I don't think so
IMHO = In my humble opinion
IMU = I miss you
K = Okay
Kewl - Cool
L8R = Later
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
DH = Dear Husband
DD = Dear Daughter
SIL = Sister in-law
BIL = Brother in-law
MIL = Mother in-law
FIL = Father in-law
POS = Parent Over Shoulder

Recently on my Benjamin Button blog, I received a comment with FTW and FTL. I just don't know the lingo. I asked Jason and he said he has no idea what FTL means - but FTW is F* beep the world (he thinks).
FTW = For The Win  (Brady just told me what this means - for real).

If you know other abbreviations - please share as this old girl tries to move to the 20th century.

Link to next blog #2 on texting is here:

12 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

I am not texting savvy either...

Ann Marie said...

I'm glad you shared those. I have never texted in my life... Remember.. I'm an Old Fashioned Girl... He-He!

Brian and Tracy Atkinson said...

Hey! I am glad you found my Blog. I wasn't going to announce it until I could make it a little "neater!" Always, trying to be Perfect --Murray trait ..LOL I have come to be a big "texter" best way to communicate with a teenager (Christian). Although most of the responses I get back from him are --- idk (I don't know) :)
TTYL
(Talk to you Later)

Zoey said...

Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

ty- thank you
ily- i love you
ilu- i love u
sm- so much
sfm- so fucking much
wamh- with all my heart
idk- i dont know
irdk- i really dont know
idrk- i dont really know
idr- i dont remember
idfk- i dont fucking know
lmao- laugh my ass off
rofl- rolling on the floor laughing
fml- fuck my life
jk- just joking
jkbs- just joking but seriously
brb- be right back
wtf- what the fuck
stsoom-scared the shit out of me
b/c- because
b4- before

Anonymous said...

ftw means "for the win", and "F* the world".

Jewels said...

another one you could add is POS=Parent Over Shoulder

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{Rachelaine} said...

Happy Clean Living,

I'm a reporter for the Deseret News. I'm working on a story about a bill that may be passed in legislation, which bans those 18 and under from talking on the phone while driving, with several exceptions (calling guardians, emergency purposes, etc.)

I'm looking for several sources — mothers and/or teens — who can speak for or against the bill, and how that will affect them.

I would only need about 2 minutes of your time and am on deadline for 3 p.m., so I'd appreciate speaking with you as soon as possible.

Looking forward to hearing from you or any friends you might know who can speak to this.

Thanks!

Rachel Lowry
Deseret News
801.830.6409
rlowry@deseretnews.com

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