What do those letters mean?

I have something to share with you.

Here is my challenge.  You know those words that appear on Facebook and in text messages with letters that do not spell anything that I would call a word, what do they mean?  IMO, NNTR, BRB, ISO…..it would be so nice to have a dictionary on my phone that gives me a hint.  So I asked Google(Siri and I do not always communicate well!).

Below is a list of some of the most popular that I found.  I recommend if you are a parent, especially of an older child, that you look up text abbreviations for parents.   And this list is short…there are hundreds more.

  • AFAIK  – As far as I know
  • BRB – Be Right Back
  • BTW – By The Way
  • IDC – I Don’t Care
  • IDK – I Don’t know
  • ILY – I Love You
  • IMO  – In my Opinion
  • ISO – In Search Of
  • LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
  • LOL – Laughing Out Loud
  • NNTR – No Need to Reply
  • NP – No Problem -or-
    Nosy Parents(many more like this)
  • OMG – Oh My God
  • OMW – On My Way
  • ROTFLMAO – Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
  • STBY – Sucks To Be You
  • TMI – Too Much Information
  • TTYL – Talk To You Later -or-
    Type To You Later
  • TYVM – Thank You Very Much
  • WFM  – Works for Me
  • WTF –  What The F***
  • WYWH – Wish You Were Here

imageSo now I know what the letters mean. The second part was being able to remember them and create my own. I am not the fastest when it comes to texting.  I always type an “i” rather than “o” and have to go back and delete.  The solution..learn how to set up Texting Shortcuts on my iPhone(yes, you can do this!)  To add your own shortcuts, go to Settings > General > Keyboard Shortcuts. I always happen to be in a meeting or cooking dinner when someone calls that I want to talk to but cannot pick up the phone. Or I want to send a message to my husband to say Dinner is ready…where are you?  Now I can send a super quick text with typing just a few letters without the worry of spell check changing it to something completely confusing, inappropriate and lewd!



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