It’s Cool to Chat with Acronyms & Shorthand.

Texting is all the rage.

It’s used by teens, tweens, mids and max’s. For pleasure, for work. By Nerds, Dweebs, Jocks, Cool Kids, Celebrities, Mom & Dads, Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers… even the President Tweets every so often.

With close to 100 million people texting at any given time it’s no wonder a new, short-hand-like language is being created.  These abbreviations are used by people to quickly communicate with each other while IMing, Chatting, Texting, SMSing, Tweeting etc.

So what do all of these symbols and acronyms mean?

Here are the Top 50 Popular Text & Chat Acronyms (as listed on

2moro – Tomorrow
2nite – Tonight
BRB – Be Right Back
BTW – By The Way
B4N – Bye For Now
BCNU – Be Seeing You
BFF – Best Friends Forever
CYA – Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
DBEYR – Don’t Believe Everything You Read
DILLIGAS – Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
GR8 – Great
ILY – I Love You
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
IRL – In Real Life
ISO – In Search Of
J/K – Just Kidding
L8R – Later
LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
LOL – Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love
LYLAS – Love You Like A Sister
MHOTY – My Hat’s Off To You
NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard
NP – No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
NUB – New person to a site or game
OIC – Oh, I See
OMG – Oh My God
OT – Off Topic
POV – Point Of View
RBTL – Read Between The Lines
ROTFLMAO – Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
RT – Real Time
THX or TX or THKS – Thanks
SH – Sh** Happens

So, next time your chatting it up with a friend send them this:

“BTW, DBEYR because FWIW IMHO we all just need to RBTL and understand other peoples POV and if you can do that then MHOTY…J/K, LMAO, L8R!”


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