Internet acronyms, text message jargon, abbreviations, initialisms, cyberslang, leetspeak, SMS code, textese With hundreds of millions of people texting regularly, it's no wonder you've seen this cryptic looking code!
BTW: If you ever see someone TYPING AN ENTIRE SENTENCE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS that means SHOUTING!
It is not proper netiquette to TYPE IN ALL CAPS (even in email), in fact, it's annoying.
Remember those days when you could go to a movie—or to church—and not worry about being distracted by ringing phones or by the white glow of someone texting a friend or checking Facebook? And here’s one more scene we all see regularly: You walk into a restaurant and you notice a couple seated near you.
You observe that they really are not -century isolation.
Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a 'word' there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand.
The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.
Net Lingo is also tracking a global list of worldwide text terms and international online jargon!
Acronyms have always been an integral part of computer culture, and they have since spawned a new language on the Internet.
But keeping them in their rightful place will, in the words of one reader, “open up the door to more intimate communication.” I also liked the comment from a reader who pointed out, “Anything that becomes a necessity has the ability to become an idol.” In other words, you can become so attached to your smartphone that it basically becomes the most important thing in your life, something you worship.
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The majority of the expressions you see above are not acronyms, but rather shorthand used while text messaging or IMing.