If you are a newbie to the Internet or texting on your mobile phone you easily get confused by all the abbreviations, text shortcuts and acronyms used by more experienced users.
To help you out, this list contains a compilation of the 50 most common abbreviations utilized in text messages, IMs (= Instant Message), social networks, etc, where people want (or are required) to use only a few typed characters to communicate a thought or an idea .
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The Hello Dolly: There is nothing more annoying that someone whose initial message is just, "Hello." What this says is, "I want to talk to you, but I can't be bothered to think up a question nor is the conversation going to go in any direction. Then the pressure is on the receiver to come up with a question of their own unless they just write back, "Hi." Now two messages in your monthly text message allotment was wasted on something completely meaningless because then the initial party has to follow up with something of substance to keep the conversation flowing.
I am bored and want to talk." That is fine, but even if you want to engage in the second type of freewheeling text message conversation, why not start off with at least a simple, "How are you doing? So just save your fucking "Hello." It's nice to be chatted with, but start it off right.
If you think of an addendum, you must wait until after a response or else you are going to fuck up the puff-puff-give rotation of the text message roundelay.
If this is a constant problem for you, stop and think about exactly what you want to say before you text, because if you keep making us send our message to drafts to never be revived because you totally changed the conversation with the second text, then we're just going to stop responding altogether.
The acronyms / abbreviations are mostly written in upper case.
The reason is that these abbreviations are based on the pronunciation of their corresponding letter / digit.
The Language of Internet: the following is a list of some common acronyms that are used on the web, in E-Mails,... The list is far from being complete, it just contains the abbreviations (new Slang / shorthands), which I consider most useful.
And they should help to better understand the meaning of text centered messages.
The same thing goes for, "She's probably in a meeting/driving home from work/at a funeral so I'll just send her a text and she can respond when she gets a chance." No, silly, that is what email is for.