UG2BK … No, I’m not !

As text-messaging shorthand becomes increasingly widespread in emails, text messages and Tweets,  a working knowledge of text-speak is becoming de rigueur.

NetLingo.com says there are more than 2,000 shorthand texting terms and counting

Here’s a sampling of some of the most common ones: .

  • UG2BK . . .You got to be kidding
  • GBTW. . . .Get back to work
  • NMP . . . . Not my problem
  • PIR . . . . . Parent in room
  • GFTD. . . . Gone for the day
  • FYEO. . . . For your eyes only
  • BI5 . . . . . Back in five minutes
  • DEG . . . . Don’t even go there
  • BIL . . . . . Boss is listening
  • PAW. . . . Parents are watching
  • 99 . . . . .  Parents are no longer watching
  • PCM . . . . Please call me
  • IMS. . . . . I am sorry
  • TOY. . . . . Thinking of you
  • KUTGW. . . Keep up the good work
  • CID . . . . . Consider it done
  • FWIW. . . . For what it’s worth
  • HAND . . . Have a nice day
  • IAT . . . . . I am tired
  • NRN . . . . No response necessary
  • 4COL. . . . For crying out loud
  • WRUD. . . What are you doing
  • LMIRL. . . Let’s meet in real life
  • ^5 . . . . . High five

Excerpted from WSJ,Quick! Tell Us What KUTGW Means, Aug 6, 2009 
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203674704574328920789548170.html

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One Response to “UG2BK … No, I’m not !”

  1. Mike Says:

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