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OMG WTF and other TMS


Text Message Shortcuts =)

When Son#1 started sending me what I thought were head-scratching cryptic sms’s, I knew that if I had ANY chance of trying to decipher what he was telling me and replying to his messages I had to find out what all those crazy abbreviations and acronyms meant!

So if, like me, your over-the-hillness keeps you confuddled and prevents you from understanding all these shortcuts and you desperately need a bit of help, here are just a few translations for the popular message lingo being used in SMS, MMS, IMS, ICQ, IRC, MOC, etc … lol =)

! I have a comment
? I have a question
@TEOTD at the end of the day
143 (or ILU) I love you
2BZ4UQT Too busy for you cutey
2l8 Too late
2N Tonight
7K Sick
4COL For crying out loud
AAK Asleep at keyboard
AFC Away from computer
B/C (or CUZ) Because
B2W Back to work
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
BAK Back at keyboard
BCNU Be Seeing You (goodbye)
BF Boyfriend or Best friend
BFF Best friends forever
BFFN Best friends for now
BRB Be right back
BRT Be right there
BSOD Blue screen of death (when Windows crashes)
BYKT But you knew that
BZ Busy
CMIW Correct me if I’m wrong
CUL8R See you later
CYM Check your E-mail
def Definitely
DL Download
EG Evil grin
EMA E-mail address
F2F Face-to-face
FAQ Frequently asked questions
FWIW For what it’s worth
GAL Get a life
GF Girlfriend
GFN Gone for now
GI Google it
GOI Get over it
GR8 Great
gratz Congratulations
GRRRR growling
HAND Have a nice day
IC I see
IDK I don’t know
IMO In my opinion
ISH Insert sarcasm here
ISO In search of
J/K Just kidding
KMP Keep me posted
L8R Later
LOL Laughing out loud
meh Whatever
MWAH the sound of a kiss
MYOB Mind your own business
N/M Nothing much
NE1 Anyone
NNWW Nudge, nudge, wink, wink
NP No problem
NRN No reply necessary
NUB a new person to a site or game
NUFF Enough said
OMG Oh My God / Gosh
OOTB Out Of The Box (or Out Of The Blue)
OTL Out to lunch
OTP On the phone
PLZ Please
::POOF:: Good-bye / leaving the room
RB@Ya Right back at ya
RBTL Read between the lines
RLF Real life friend
ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
RUOK Are you ok?
RUS Are you serious?
RUSOS Are you in trouble?
RUUP4IT Are you up for it?
S2U Same to you
SM Senior moment
SMEM Send me E-mail
SNAG Sensitive new age guy
SUP (or S^) What’s up?
THX or TX or THKS Thanks
TOM Tomorrow
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
U2 You too
UR You are
UR2K You are too kind
URSAI You are such an idiot
W/O Without
W8 Wait
WAYD What are you doing?
WAYN Where are you now?
WFM Works for me
WKEWL Way cool
WTF What the f*ck?
YW You’re welcome
ZZZ Sleeping, bored, or tired