List of abbreviations for text messaging

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If you’re using the Internet for a few years at least you are already familiarized with abbreviations like ‘lol’, ‘wft’, ‘brb’ and so on. These abbreviations are commonly used in text messaging and help speed up the writing process and greatly increases the information content of a short message (SMS for example is limited to 160 chars including spaces per message).

AbbreviationsBut did you know that there are a lot of abbreviations, so many that it’s hard to keep up with people using them and you don’t have to be a teenager to use them so here’s a list of common used abbreviations for text messaging and other type short sentence messaging (E-mail and IM especially):

This wouldn’t be a very helpful article if it didn’t contain a list of the most common used abbreviations for text messaging (from here):

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with Numeric Character:
* ? I have a question
* ?4U I have a question for you
* ^^ Meaning read line or message above
* 14AA41 One for all, and all for one
* 2 Meaning “to” in SMS
* 4 Short for “for” in SMS
* 4BOW For Better Or Worse
* 4COL For crying out loud
* ^5 High-five
* 9 Parent is watching

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with A:

* A/L Age/Location
* A/S/C Age/Sex/Check
* AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
* ADN Any Day Now
* ADDY Your e-mail Address
* AKA Also Known As
* AFK Away From Keyboard
* AFK2p Away From Keyboard To Pee
* ASAP As Soon As Possible

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with B:

* BAC By Any Chance
* BAK Back At Keyboard
* BBL Be Back Later
* BBN Bye Bye Now
* BBS Be Back Soon
* BF Boy Friend
* BFN Bye For Now
* BITMT But In The Meantime
* BOT Back On Topic
* BRB Be Right Back
* BRB nc Be Right Back Nature calls (brb nc)
* BTW By The Way

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with C:

* C4N Ciao For Now
* C2C or CTC Cheek To Cheek
* CID Crying In Disgrace
* CRS Can’t Remember “Stuff”
* CSG Chuckle Snicker Grin
* CYA L8R See You Later (See ya lata)
* CU See You
* C U L8R See You Later
* CWOT Complete Waste Of Time

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with D:

* DIL Daughter In Law
* DITYID Did I Tell You I’m Distressed?
* DIY Do It Yourself
* DLTBBB Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite
* DW Wife or Dear wife

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with E:

* EG Evil Grin
* EMSG Email Message
* EOD End Of Discussion
* EOS End Of Show
* EZ Easy

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with F:

* F2F or FTF Face To Face
* FAAK Falling Asleep At Keyboard
* FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
* FBOW For Better Or Worse
* FIL Father In Law
* FOAF Friend Of A Friend
* FOCL Falling Off Chair Laughing
* FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Repair
* FWIW For What It’s Worth
* FYA For Your Amusement
* FYI For Your Information

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with G:

* GAL Get A Life
* GBTW Get Back To Work
* GF or G/F Girl Friend
* GFC or G4C Going For Coffee
* GFETE Grinning From Ear To Ear
* GFN or G4N Gone For Now
* GMAO [GMBO] Giggling My A$$ Off
* GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
* GR8 Great
* GR&D Grinning, Running & Ducking
* GTG or G2G Got To Go
* GTGTTBR or G2G2TBR Got To Go To The Bathroom
* GTRM or G2RM Going To Read Mail
* GTSY Glad To See You

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with H:

* H&K Hug and Kiss
* HABU Have A Better ‘Un
* HAGN Have A Good Night
* HAGU Have A Good ‘Un
* HAG1 Have A Good One
* HAND Have A Nice Day
* HHIS Hanging Head in Shame
* HHOK Ha Ha Only Kidding
* HLOL Hystericly Laughing Out Loud
* HLOLARAWCHAWMP Hystericaly Laughing Out Loud And Rolling Around While
* Clapping Hands And Wetting My Pants
* HTH Hope This Helps

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with I:

* IAC In Any Case
* IAE In Any Event
* IC I See
* IDGI I Don’t Get It
* IDK I Don’t Know ~ I Didn’t Know
* IGP I Gotta Pee
* IMCO In My Considered Opinion
* IMHO In My Humble Opinion
* IMO In My Opinion
* IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
* IMPE In My Previous/Personal Experience
* IOTTMCO Intuitively Obvious To The Most Casual Observer
* IOW In Other Words
* IRL In Real Life
* ISP Internet Service Provider
* ISRN I’ll Stop Rambling Now
* ITA I Totally Agree
* IWALU I Will Always Love You
* IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with J:

* J/K Just Kidding
* JIC Just In Case
* JK Joke
* JMO Just My Opinion
* JTLYK Just To Let You Know

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with K:

* KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
* KIT Keep In Touch
* KMA Kiss My A$$
* KMB Kiss My Butt
* KOC Kiss On Cheek
* KOL Kiss On Lips

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with L:

* L8R Later
* L8R Later ‘Gater
* LD Later Dude
* LHM Lord Help Me
* LHU Lord Help Us
* LMAO Laughing My Ass Off
* LOL Laughing Out Loud
* LOLOL Laughing Out Loud On Line
* LSHMBB Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing
* LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
* LSHMSH Laughing so hard my side hurts
* LTNS Long Time No See
* LTS Laughing To Self
* LUWAMH Love You With All My Heart
* LUVYA Love Ya
* LY Love Ya

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with M:

* MorF or M/F Male or Female, of person who asks that question
* MWAH Sound Of A Kiss
* MTCW My Two Cents Worth
* MYOB Mind Your Own Business

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with N:

* NETUA Nobody Ever Tells Us Anything
* NP No Problem
* NRN No Reply Necessary
* NTA Non-Technical Acronym

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with O:

* OIC Oh I See
* OL Old Lady (significant other)
* OLL Online Love
* OM Old Man (significant other)
* ONNA Oh No, Not Again!
* OTOH On The Other Hand
* OTTOMH Off The Top of My Head

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with P:

* PC/PVT/MSG Private Chat/ Messaging
* PCMCIA People Can’t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
* PDS Please Don’t Shoot
* PLS Please
* PM Private Message
* PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In
* PMP Peed My Pants
* PMTA Perverted Minds Think Alike
* POAHF Put On A Happy Face
* POOF I Have Left the Chat
* POV Point Of View
* PS Post Script
* PTSS Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
* PU That Stinks!

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with Q:

* QSL Reply
* QSO Conversation
* QT Cutie

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with R:

* RE Hello Again
* ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing
* ROFLAPMP ROFL And Peeing My Pants
* ROTF Rolling On The Floor
* ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
* ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
* ROFLMAOAY ROFLMAO At You
* ROTFWTIME Rolling On The Floor With Tears In My Eyes
* ROFLUTS ROFL Unable to Speak
* RSN Real Soon Now
* RUOK Are You OK?

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with S:

* SETE or SE2E Smiling Ear To Ear
* SHID Slaps Head In Disquest
* SIL or SoIL Son In Law
* SIL or SiIL Sister In Law
* SITD Still In The Dark
* SNAFU Situation Normal; All Fouled Up
* Snert Snot Nosed Egotistical Rotten Teenager
* SO Significant Other
* SOHF Sense Of Humor Failure
* SOL Smiling Out Loud (or You’re Out of Luck)
* SPAM Stupid Person’s Advertisement
* SS So Sorry
* SWAK Sealed With A Kiss
* SWL Screaming With Laughter
* SYS See You Soon

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with T:

* TA Thanks Again
* TAFN That’s All For Now
* TANSTAAFL There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
* TBD OOTD To Be Done One Of These Days!
* TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It
* THX or Txs Thanks
* TIA Thanks In Advance
* TMK To My Knowledge
* TOY Thinking Of You
* TTYL Talk To You Later
* 2WIMC To Whom It May Concern
* TY Thank You
* TX Thanks

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with U:

* UFO Un-Finished Project
* UPGS Unfinished Project Guilt Syndrome
* URL Web Page Address

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with V:

* VDH Very Dear Husband ~ (see also DH)
* VDW Very Dear Wife

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with W:

* WB Welcome Back
* WBS Write Back Soon
* w/o Without
* WRT With Respect To
* WPYS Who Pulled Your String
* WTF What the F**K?
* WTG Way To Go
* WTH What the Heck
* WU What’s Up?
* WWW World Wide Web
* WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with X:

* XOXO Love and Kisses

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with Y:

* Y2K Year 2000, Millennium
* YBS You’ll Be Sorry
* YCGB You Can’t Get Better
* YG Young Gentleman
* YGIAGAM Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
* YGWYPF You Get What You Pay For
* YL Young Lady
* YM Young Man
* YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
* YWIA You’re Welcome In Advance

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations That Start with Z:

* ZZZ Sleeping

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