Do You Know Your Chat Lingo?

If you send and receive a lot of instant messages (IMs), emails and text messages or if you visit chat rooms, message boards or discussion boards on a regular basis, this tip is just for you! When you're dealing with those kinds of things, you may not realize how much Internet shorthand is going on, but it's everywhere these days. And if you are not up to par on your shorthand game, you could get lost in all the madness. At the same time, you may not be able to be a part of the action or excitement if you don't know the shorthand lingo.

Let's go over the most popular shorthand words that you may come across from time to time. If you use any of the things I mentioned above, you will really benefit from this! Plus, using Internet shorthand can save you time, it's a lot of fun to do and you still get the same point across without using up so much time and space.

Chat Room and Internet Shorthand

The most common and easy ones to remember are:

  • BRB = Be Right Back
  • Thx = Thanks
  • TLC = Tender Love and Care
  • ILU = I Love You
  • XOXO = Hugs and Kisses
  • NM = Nevermind
  • TTYL = Talk To You Later
  • LOL = Laugh Out Loud
  • ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • 2moro = Tomorrow
  • 2nite = Tonight
  • BTW = By the Way
  • B4N = Bye For Now
  • BCNU = Be Seeing You
  • BFF = Best Friends Forever
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Text Messaging Shorthand

These are the most common and easy ones to remember:

  • C - P = Sleepy
  • BB = Be Back
  • AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact
  • ASAP = As Soon As Possible
  • Gratz = Congratulations
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You can also use this link to receive the latest and up to date shorthand terms as they become available.

Now that you know that with shorthand, you can use less space, you can save yourself some time and maybe even some money on all your text messages, what are you waiting for? Go and use some shorthand today. B4N


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