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TEXT as a Second Language

Although I spend most of my day working in from of a computer, I have to say that I belong to the world where people get together and talk.

It amazes me how the American culture embraces the use of acronyms and abbreviations, to the point that is has became widely accepted language.  I won’t be surprise if in a near future some language institute offered TEXT as a Second Language.  Before that happen and for my own reference, I am posting here my own Abbreviation Cheat Sheet.

If I am missing something, please let me know, I will be glad to add it.

Abbreviation

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2M TOMORROW
2N TONIGHT
2D TODAY
2BCTND TO BE CONTINUED
2D4 TO DIE FOR
2G4U TOO GOOD FOR YOU
4U FOR YOU
4M2 FOUR ME TO
4120 FOR ONE TO LOVE
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A

ASAP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
AKA ALSO KNOWN AS
AAMOF AS A MATTER OF FACT
ADN ANY DAY NOW
AFAIC AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED
AFAIK AS FAR AS I KNOW
AFAIR AS FAR AS I REMEMBER
AKA ALSO KNOWS AS
AMBW ALL MY BEST WISHES
ASAP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
ASL? AGE , SEX , LOCATION?
ATM AT THE MOMENT
ATST AT THE SAME TIME
AYSOS ARE YOU STUPID OR SOMETHING?
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B

B4N BYE FOR NOW
BBN BYE BYE NOW
BK BE KINDLY
BU BEHAVE YOURSELF
BUAM BETWEEN YOU AND ME
BWDIK BUT WHAT DO I KNOW?
B4 BEFORE
B4N BYE FOR NOW
BB BYE BYE
BF BOYFRIEND
BLLB BILLBOARD
BRB BE RIGHT BACK
BRS BE BACK SOON
BBIAB BE BACK IN A BIT
BB BOLLE BUIK
BF BOYFRIEND
BRO BROTHER
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C

CU SEE YOU
CUL SEE YOU LATER
CUL8ER SEE YOU LATER
CYA SEE YOU AGAIN
CUL8ER SEE YOU LATER
CIO CHECK IT OUT
CMIIW CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG
COITB COME ON, INTO THE BILLABONG
CRAT CAN’T REMEMBER A THING
CSL CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
CYL SEE YOU LATER
CWIM SEE WHAT I MEAN?
CHI CHINEES
CMPTR COMPUTER
CoD CALL OF DUTY
CS COUNTER STRIKE
CAM WEBCAM
CU10 SEE YOU THEN
CRAFT CAN REMEMBER A FUCKING THING
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D

DBEUH DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING
DETI DON”T EVEN THINK IT
DGT DON’T GO THERE
DILLIGAF DOES IT LOOK LIKE I GIVE A FUCK?
DLTM DON’T LIE TO ME
DWBH DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY
DUNNOW DON’T KNOW
DOD DAY OF DEFEAT
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E

EOM END OF MESSAGE
EYD ENJOY YOUR DAY
EOC END OF COMMUNICATION
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F

FF EVEN
F2F FACE TO FACE
FOAF FRIEND OF A FRIEND
FTTT FROM TIME TO TIME
FYA FOR YOU AMUSEMENT
FYI FOR YOUR INFORMATION
FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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G

GBH GREAT BIG HUG
GMTA GREAT MINDS THINK A LIKE
G BIG GRIN
GA GO AHEAD
GAL GET A LIFE
GMTA GREAT MINDS THINK A LIKE
GTSU GREAT TO SEE YOU
GF GIRLFRIEND
GRATS CONGRATULATIONS
G2CU GOOD TO SEE YOU
G2G GOT TO GO
GG GOOD GAME
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H

HAND HAVE A NICE DAY
HIG HOW’S IT GOING
HIH HOPE IT HELPS
HAK HUGS AND KISSES
HHIS HANGING HEAD IN SHAME
HIOCC HELP , I’M OUT OF COFFEE
HF HAVE FUN
HAND HAVE A NICE DAY
HB HURRY BACK
HTH HOPE THAT HELPS
HRU HOW ARE YOU
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I

IAC IN ANY CASE
IC I SEE
IDK I DON’T KNOW
IDST I DIDN’T SAY THAT
IHU I HEAR YOU
IIMAD IF IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IIRC IF IF REMEMBER CORRECTLY
IJWTK I JUST WANT TO KNOW
IJWTS I JUST WANT TO SAY
IKWUM I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN
ILU or ILY ILOVE YOU
IMAO IN MY ARROGANT OPINION
IMCO IN MY CONSIDERED OPINION
IMHO IN MY HUMBLE OPINION
INMSHO IN MY NOT SO HUMBLE OPINION
IMO IN MY OPINION
IMS I AM SORRY
INMP IT’S NOT MY PROBLEM
IOW IN OTHER WORDS
IRL IN REAL LIFE (WHEN NOT ONLINE)
ISS I’M SO SURE
IUSS IF YOU SAY SO
IWALU I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
IWBNI IT WOULD BE NICE IF..
ICQ I SEEK YOU
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J

JK JUST KIDDING
J4F JUST FOR FUN
JAM JUST A MINUTE
J/C JUST CHECKING
JIC JUST IN CASE
J/K JUST KIDDING
JMO JUST MY OPINION
JTLUK JUST TO LET YOU KNOW
J/W JUST WONDERING
JFDI JUST FUCKING DO IT
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K

KOC KISS ON CHEECK
KWLM KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
KO KNOCK OUT
KISAS KEEP IT SHORT AND SIMPLE
K4U KISS FOR YOU
KISS KEEP IT SIMPLE,STUPID
KIT KEEP IN TOUCH
KMA KISS MY ASS
KWIM KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
KOL KISS ON LIPS
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L

L8R LATER
LY LOVE YOU
LOLOTA LOTS AND LOTE OF THUNDEROUS APPLAUS
LMK LET ME KNOW
LTNS LONG TIME NO SEEN
LUWAMH LOVING YOU WITH ALL MY HEART
LGH LAUGH
LMAO LAUGHING MY ASS OFF
LOL LAUGHING OUT LOUD
LOS LINE OF SIGHT
LIL LOVE IS LIE
LABY LOVE YOU BABY
LUMTWCS LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY
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M

MAX MAXIMAL
MORF MALE OR FEMALE?
MOTD MESSAGE OF THE DAY?
MOTOS MEMBER OF THE OTHER SEX
MOTSS MEMBER OF THE SAME SEX
MUSM MISS YOU SO MUCH
MX MERRY CHRISTMAS
MYOB MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS
MoH MEDAL OF HONOR
M8 MATE
MM MOMENT
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N

NUMMER NO / NR
NHOH NEVER HEARD OF HER
NM NEVER MIND
NMP NOT MY PROBLEM
NOYB NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
NP NO PROBLEM
NRN NO REPLY NECESSARY
NSFW NOT SAFE FOR WORK
NEWBIE NERD
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O

OK IN ORDER
OIC OH , I SEE
OMDB OVER MY DEAD BODY
ONNA OH , NO NOT AGAIN
OTOH ON THE OTHER HAND
OMG OH MY GOD
OW? OH WEL??
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P

PPL PEOPLE
PLZ4GVME PLEASE FORGIVE ME
P4GM PLEASE FORGIVE ME
PDS PLEASE , DON’T SHOUT
PIMP PEEING IN MY PANTS
PITA PAIN IN THE ASS
PO PISS OFF
POV POINT OF VIEW
PTMM PLEASE TELL ME MORE
POI POINT OF INTREST
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Q

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R

RU ARE YOU ?
ROFL ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING
ROFLMAO Rolling over the Floor Laughing my ass of
RBTL READ BETWEEN THE LINES
RMM READ MY MAIL
RN RIGHT NOW
RSN REAL SOON NOW
RTFAQS READ THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
RTM READ THE MANUAL
RU ARE YOU….
RUOK ARE YOU OK?
RTHM READ THE FUCKING MANUAL
REGS REGARDS
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S

SVP PLEASE
SUC6 SUCCES
S SMALL
SF SCIENCE FICTION
SOS SAVE OUR SOULS
SPEC SPECIAL
SR SENIOR
SOS SAME OLD STUFF
SPR SUPER
SUL SEE U LATER
SUCCES GOOD LUCK
S BIG SMILE
SH SHIT HAPPENS
SMOFF SERIOUS MODE OFF
SORG STRAIGHT OR GAY?
STUS SPEAK TO YOU SOON
SUUF SHUT UP YOU FOOL
SQ STANDARD QUESTION
STFU SHUT THE FUCK UP
STD STANDARD
SK8BOARD SKATEBOARD
SOB SON OF A BITCH
SHAWL SLAMS HEAD AGAINST WALL LAUGHING
SRY SORRY
SYNT SEE YOU NEXT TIME
SWMBO SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED
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T

THX THANKS
TOL THINKING OUT LOUD
TELNO TELEFONE NUMBER
TTTTT TO TELL THE TRUTH
T+ THINK POSITIVE
TGIF THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY
TIA THANKS IN ADVANCE
TIAIL THINK I AM IN LOVE
TM TRUST ME
TMI TOO MUCH INFROMATION
TOU THINKING OF YOU
TTBOMK TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
TTKASF TRYING TO KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE
TTUL TALK TO YOU LATER
TTUT TALK TO YOU TOMORROW
TU THANKS
TUVM THANK YOU VERY MUCH
TA THINK AGAIN
TTYL TALK TO YOU LATER
TYFP THANK YOUR FOR PLAYING
TLC TENDER LOVING CARE
TGIF THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY
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U

U YOU
URYY4M YOU ARE TOO WISE FOR ME
UAFISOUGI YOU ASKED FOR IT SO YOU GET IT
UDKM YOU DON’T KNOW ME
UGBK YOU GOTTA BE KIDDIN’
UGTI YOU GET THE IDEA?
UNK YOU NEVER KNOW
UR YOU ARE..
URR YOU ARE RIGHT
USS YOU’RE SO SWEET
UTTT YOU TELLING THE TRUTH?
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V

VAC VACANT
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W

WTF WHAT THE FUCK
WB WELCOME BACK
W84M WAIT FOR ME?
WAI WHAT AN IDIOT
WCA WHO CARES ANYWAY?
WDUT WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WFM WORKS FOR ME
WIBNI WOULDN’T IT BE NICE IF…?
WOTAM WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY
WRT WITH RESPECT TO
WYP WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM
WYRN WHAT’S YOU REAL NAME?
WUS WHATEVER YOU SAY
WUT WHATEVER YOU THINK
W.E WHATEVER
WYSIWYG WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
WTG WAY TO GO
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X

XL EXTRA LARGE
XXL EXTRA EXTRA LARGER
XPLORER EXPLORER
X KISS
XOXO KISSES EN HUGS
XCS EXCUSES
XQQ EXCUSE
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Y

Y? WHY?
YW YOU’RE WELCOME
YUI YES, I UNDERSTAND
YPOM YOUR PLACE OR MINE
YNWA YOU NEVER WALK ALONE
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Z

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