Texting. Only a few short years ago, no one knew what that was. Now, everyone is doing it. Texting involves using a phone, or other device, to send a text message to another mobile device. In other words, it is sort of like instant messaging for your phone. However, because you are using a telephone, you don't usually have a full keyboard at your disposal. Instead, you have to type your message using the numbers on your phone, each of which is associated with a letter. To save time and energy and avoid carpal tunnel of the thumbs, hundreds of different texting slang words and
abbreviations have come into play. The problem is, there's so many, if you don't know them all you might think someone is speaking a foriegn language! Never fear, though, because here is a list to help you figure out just what on Earth you BFF texted you!
Slang for Texting
Texting slang involves both symbols, and special abbreviations that mean certain things. Here some of the most popular texting slang symbols and words:
Texting Symbols :) Smiley face / happy =) Happy :-) Happy :( Sad =( Sad :' ) Happy Tears :-* Kiss :-D Laughing Texting Words and Phrases A ABT About ABT2 Meaning ‘About to’ ACDNT Accident ACK Acknowledge ACPT Accept ADD Address ADDY Address AEAP As early as possible AF April Fools AFK Away from keyboard AIGHT Alright AKA Also known as AMAP As much as possible AML All my love AMOF As a matter of fact ASAP As soon as possible ATB All the best ATEOTD At the end of the day AYT Alright / Are you there? B B2W Back to work B4 Before BDAY Birthday BF Boyfriend BF Best friend BF4L Best friend for life BFF Best friends forever BLNT Better luck next time BM Bite me BOYF Boyfriend BRB Be right back BTW By the Way BYOB Bring Your Own beer C CIAO Good-bye CM Call me CMB Call me back CMON Come on CR8 Create CTC Care to chat? CU See you CUA See you around CUL See you later CUL8R See you later CYA See you CYAL8R See you later D DOS Dad over shoulder DIY Do it yourself DKDC Don’t know, don’t care D/L Download DL Download DNT Don’t E EMA E-mail address EOM End of message ETA Estimated time of arrival EZ Easy EZY Easy F FAQ Frequently asked questions FBM Fine by me FC Fingers crossed FTW For the win FW Forward FWIW For what it’s worth FWM Fine with me FYEO For your eyes only FYA For your amusement FYI For your information G G Giggle G2CU Good to see you G2G Got to go G2R Got to run GB Goodbye GBTW Get back to work GBU God bless you GF Girl friend GG Gotta Go GJ Good job GL Good luck GMTA Great minds thing alike GN Good night GNIGHT Good night GNITE Good night GR8 Great GRATZ Congratulations GTG Got to go GUD Good GUDNYT Goodnight H H8 Hate HAK Hug and kiss HAU How about you? HAV Have H&K Hugs & kisses H2CUS Hope to see you soon HAND Have a nice day H-BDAY Happy Birthday HF Have fun HFAC Holy flipping animal crackers HRU How are you? HTH Hope this helps HUB Head up butt HUYA Head up your ass HV Have HW Homework I IB I’m back IC I see IDC I don’t care IHNI I have no idea IK I know ILU I love you ILY I love you IM Instant message IMHO In my humble opinion IMO In my opinion IMS I am sorry IMU I miss you IRL In real life IUSS If you say so
J JAC Just a sec JK Just kidding JLMK Just let me know K K Okay KK Okay, Okay! KEWL Cool KIT Keep in touch KUTGW Keep up the good work L L8R Later LOL Laugh out loud LOL Lots of love LTNS long time, no see LUVYA Love you M MC Merry Christmas MOS Mother over shoulder MIRL Meet in real life MKAY “Mmm, okay” MSG Message MTF More to follow MUSM Miss you so much MWAH To give a kiss MYOB Mind your own business N N1 Nice one N2M Nothing too much NBD No big deal NE Any NE1 Anyone NIMBY Not in my back yard NM Nothing much NM Never mind NOYB None of your business NP No problem NT Nice try NVM Never mind NVR Never NW No way O OB Oh baby OB Oh brother OI Operator indisposed OIC Oh, I see OJ Only joking OM Oh, my OMDB Over my dead body OMG Oh my God OMW On my way ONL Online OTB Off to bed OTL Out to lunch OTOH On the other hand OVA Over P P2P Peer to peer PEEPS People PIC Picture PL8 Plate PLMK Please let me know PLS Please PLZ Please PM Private Message POS Parent over shoulder POV Point of view PPL People PROLLY Probably PRT Party PZ Peace Q QIK Quick QL Quit laughing QT Cutie QTPI Cutie pie R RIP Rest in peace RLY Really RME Rolling my eyes ROFLOL Rolling on floor, laughing out loud RU Are you? RUOK Are you okay? RX Regards S SBT Sorry ’bout that SC Stay cool SIT Stay in touch SK8 Skate SK8NG Skating SK8R Skater SK8RBOI Skater Boy SO Significant other SOAB Son of a B*tch SOL Sooner or later SOS Meaning help SRSLY Seriously SRY Sorry SS So sorry STR8 Straight SUL See you later SUP What’s up? SUX sucks or “it sucks” SYL See you later SYS See you soon T TBC To be continued TBD To be determined TBL Text back later TC Take care TGIF Thank God it’s Friday THX Thanks THNX Thanks TMB Text me back TMI Too much information TMTH Too much to handle TOJ Tears of joy TTFN Ta ta for now TTLY Totally TTUL Talk to you later TU Thank you TTYL Talk to you later TTYS Talk to you soon TY Thank you U UFB Un “freaking/f-ing” believable UFN Until further notice UL Upload U-L Meaning “You will” UOK You ok? UR Your / You’re URW You are welcome UW You’re welcome V VBS Very big smile VIP Very important person VM Voice mail VN Very nice VRY Very W W@ What? W/ With W8 Wait WAH Working at home WAM Wait a minute WAYF Where are you from? W/B Write back WB Welcome back WBU What about you? WC Who cares W/E Whatever W/END Weekend WE Whatever WIU Wrap it up WK Week WKD Weekend W/O Without WRK Work WRU@ Where are you at? WTF What the freak WTG Way to go WTH What the heck? What the hell? WTM Who’s the man? WU What’s up? WUF Where are you from? WUP What’s up? X X Kiss XME Excuse Me XOXOXO Hugs & Kisses XLNT Excellent Y Y? Why? Y2K You’re too kind YARLY Ya, really? YBS You’ll be sorry YGG You go girl YNK You never know YR Your YR Yeah right YW You’re welcome Z ZUP Meaning “What’s up?” ZZZZ Bored or asleep
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