Most 20 Examples Of Abbreviation For Texting

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We have become a community of mobile phone texters or messages. Text messaging has become one of our most common as well as popular activities in the present day.

We take our cell phones to the shop, home, on public transit, even to the bathroom. Though a text message is also known as Simple Message Service (SMS ) or Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS ), used to be restricted to 160 characters, these days most cellular systems allow unrestricted texting, so (u can wrt wteva u want 2 ur friends) you can write whatever you want to your friends.

Some words are likely but do not really shorten things. From the excellent flip phones, can they really be called excellent if they are only 10 years old? To today’s smartphones, text messaging proceeds to develop.

Just find out what people are writing in their messages, here are the Most 20 Examples Of Abbreviation For Texting.


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Being one of the most popular words in the English language did not help get pleased! (pls/plz) higher on the list of our articles, coming in as the 20th most regularly used text message abbreviation. Maybe big-time texters are not very friendly?


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A text message abbreviations with many spellings, thanks’ shortcut’s THX, and TKS are also not on the head of the list. Maybe there’s some fact to the impolite theory.

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3. LMK

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LMK, if you have heard the term one before. Becoming more standard in business circles as well, LMK by COB = Let Me Know by Close Of Business, LMK is a good way to end a discussion when you are waiting to hear back on something.

4. K

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Not much off from OK, ‘K’ has been the root of several people’s texting excitement. Ever write a long message to someone and they just reply with K? It is ‘No’? K.

5. JK

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JK about addressing K to you in the immediate message. Totes did not mean it. Short-tempered for Just Kidding, JK has become a basic text message abbreviation.

Since a text message does not have an expression like the human voice does, some messages can be misconstrued by the receiver. Thx to emoticons, it’s now more obvious to conduct emotions.


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An ideal of couples and mothers, the text message shor-writing or speed writing for I Love You, is ILY or ILU. It’s apparently best not to use JK after ILY. And do not reply to ILY.

7. IDC

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The abbreviation’s everyday use is quite remarkable. The SMS abbreviation for ‘I Don’t Care’, IDC might start a discussion if used in the wrong way.

8. IDK

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Related to IDC but completely safe to use, IDK is the abbreviation for I Don’t Know. Usually, used to reply to questions or ask for an explanation as ‘IDK what that is’?

9. GR8

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A preference of parents hoping to resemble cool in front of their kids, GR8 is shorthand for Great.

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10. G2G/GTG

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Very famous in old chat rooms and online messaging services such as AIM, AOL Instant Messenger, G2G/GTG are the abbreviations for Got To Go. It’s a simple way to say bye.

11. AML

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Parallel to ILY or ILU, AML stands for All My Love. Don’t be confused it with the familiar Reddit feeds of AMA, Ask Me Anything!

12. BFF

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One of the most popular teenager SMS abbreviations, BFF stands for Best Friend Forever. BFF was more widespread in the early 2000s and is usually replaced today with ‘bestie’, though BFF has a more powerful meaning.

13. GF/BF

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Lovers prefer to use loving abbreviations. Most of us have had a GF/BF, short for Girlfriend as well as Boyfriend instead of GF and BF.

14. F2F

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Though we have expanded our chatting over technology, we still appreciate a bit of F2F talk. Short for Face to Face, F2F is commonly used when a subject is too pressing to talk about through text.

15. ETA

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An abbreviation of ETA which began out before text messaging, ETA (and its cousin ETD) stands for Estimated Time of Arrival or Departure.

16. Tmrw/Tmro

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‘GTG, chat tmrw’ was also a common AIM phrase. The tenth most simple text message abbreviation, Tmrw or Tmro is shorthand for Tomorrow. It makes us imagine why is not there a generally used abbreviation for yesterday?

17. Def

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Sometimes written as ‘defo’, Def is a useful abbreviation for compliance. Standing for Definitely, that is one you should def know, k?

18. CU L8R

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It is a common way to respond goodbye, CU L8R ‘See You Later’ can also be divided into Cya or L8r to stand alone. Can you explain the phrase?

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19. B/C

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You should know that one B/C it’s so usually used! ‘Because’ has a hostess of various abbreviations, including B/C, bc, and cuz, though do not involve the last one with your cousin! Context elements.

20. BTW

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Beneficial for adding something to an early message, BTW is short for ‘By The Way’. BTW, how various of these abbreviations do you usually use?

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