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SMS language: abbreviations and acronyms
In 2011, 2, 500 trillion SMS were sent throughout the whole world, and their number is developing in a dramatic way every year.
Because, "with moderation" of course, you have to know how to use and understand ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS found in text messages (SMS: Short Message Service), on Social Networks and on the Internet, I felt we needed a "recreational lesson" for you... Please, promise me you won't overindulge in using these "words" and especially won't let them corrupt your spelling and grammar in English (as well as in French or any other language). Please remember that they are not allowed on the forums of this site.
Those messages shouldn't turn into riddles, or worse, into unsolvable puzzles; therefore, you should remember the Abbreviations and Acronyms that you're likely to meet in your daily life. PICK and CHOOSE what you need and forget about the rest...
|BTW||= by the way|
|LOL||= laugh out loud|
|BYOB||= bring your own bottle|
|ROFL||= rolling on (the) floor laughing|
|TGIF||= Thank God, it's Friday!|
|HB2Y||= Happy Birthday to You|
|SOB||= stressed out bad(ly)|
|CTN||= can't talk now|
|2EZ||= too easy...|
|2GTBT||= too good to be true|
|2MTH||= too much to handle|
|2NYT||= 2nite = tonight|
|IDK||= I don't know|
|TTUL||= talk to you later|
|xoxo||= hugs and kisses|
The number of new ACRONYMS is developing dramatically. They're being used in every field of our daily life, in work ( business, industry and administration...) and in our private lives as well.
|NNTR||= No need to reply|
|ZZZ||= Feeling sleepy...|
|M8||= mate= pal= friend|
|EOD||= end of discussion|
|CTN||= I Can't talk now|
|CUS||= See you soon|
|PAW||= Parents are watching|
|PIR||= Parents in room|
|POS||= Parents over shoulder|
Digits and LETTERS are often used to mean words...
We have all kept in mind the famous IOU (I owe you...), the easily readable acknowledgement of a debt which was, alas, to swing open the way to so many slides and drifts... At that point, we have to try and decipher (and learn ) these modern pseudo-hieroglyphs keeping in mind, if possible that if our languages are tools of "self-expression", they must above all else remain tools of inter "communication". "Creators" as well as "users" mustn't encourage laziness and mystery too much...
|BRB||= be right back|
|N2S||= needless to say|
|AKA||= also known as|
|4YEO||= For your eyes only|
|FYI||= For your information|
|FAQ||= Frequently asked questions|
|RSVP||= "Répondez, s'il vous plaît."|
|POV||= Point of view|
|SFLR||= Sorry for late reply|
|ASAP||=> asap = as soon as possible|
Here is a little "Survival Guide" showing the opening of a world that is obviously going to develop (even though we may sincerely regret it). This trend will simplify, "create" a language which is claiming to be "convenient", "handy", but which will exclude those who don't know its bases and how it is operated.
Making this lesson, I have felt like "an archaeologist", digging around, like "an explorer", like someone helping you pass "an initiation ritual" to some secret knowledge...) In a way, I enjoyed it but have felt a tremendous frustration seeing what damages our languages are daily and repeatedly suffering... This remains my main feeling here, after the fun of the discovery; that's why the following test will only be "how to understand" these signs. It doesn't aim at helping you "create" such a language (too much )... Do not remain "quiet" or "knocked out"! Please, defend your languages and their great wealth... All our languages contain and hold our ways of thinking, which CANNOT, shouldn't, be pauperised too much or made to wither...! )
Please, please, always keep in mind that I am "here4u"!
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