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Text Messaging Acronyms

Lazy?
Typing coherent sentences giving you the blues? Never learned to spell in the first place and you have to to message your friends a quick note to meet you at the bar for pizza tonight, but your fingers and brain are sore?
Don't fret Sally, just type: "cu@ da bar 4 pza 2nite!"

 

@teotd

At The End Of The Day

2nite

Tonight

411

Info

4ever

Forever

86

Over

a/s/l

Age, Sex, Location

aaf

As a Friend

aas

Alive and Smiling

aatk

Always at the keyboard

aayf

As always, your friend

ab

A** Backwards

abt2

About to

adr or addy

address

afaic

As far as i'm concerned

aka

also know as

alol

actually laughing out loud

aml

All my love

asap

As soon as possible

b/c

because

b4

before

bitd

Back in the day

brb

Be Right Back

cu

See you

cyt

See you tommorrow

dl

download

e123

easy 123

eom

End of Message

ez

easy

f2f

face to face

fwd

forward

gmta

Great minds think alike

gr8

Great

gtg

got to go

imo

in my opinion

im

instant messaging

imho

in my humble opinion

j/c

just checking

j/k

just kidding

j/w

just wondering

k

okay

l8

late

l8r

later

ld

long distance

lmao

laughing my a** off

lol

laugh out loud

MorF?

Male or Female?

n1

nice one

noyb

none of your business

np

no problem

oic

Oh, I see

omg

oh my gosh

omfg!!11

im a dork, shoot me

pza

pizza

qt

cutie

rofl

rolling on the floor laughing

thx

thanks

u2

you too?

vbg

very big grin

wtf?

what the f**k?

xoxo

hugs and kisses

zzz

sleeping or boring

 

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Text messaging acronyms are the new short hand of the twenty first century. Students of English as a Second Language all over the world will often know what LOL stands for in their native tongue but will not be able to tell the ESL teacher what the acronym actually stands for Laugh Out Loud. As much as most schools or EFL books don’t teach things like this, it is important to expose the students to them. Often, it is these subject areas from the global youth culture that really interest and motivate the ESL student to learn the not so interesting areas of grammar for example. When those learning English see or hear these acronyms on music television channels or pop culture television programs, they feel like they are part of the “in” group and work that much harder to learn English as a Second language.

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