Fast & Furious on Text Messaging


Currently the virtual colloquies are characterized by abbreviations. These abbreviations are normally used in emails, chats, instantaneous messages, and text messaging between mobile users. The virtual chat and meeting are not limited to a country or region, in this context, is important to not only know the new forms of social and linguistic interaction in the Portuguese language, but also in English.  Beyond the fast and instantaneous communication to be, the users normally talk with more than a person at the same time, therefore, the abbreviations derive from the necessity of being fast and efficient. The abbreviations try to gain time in the digital communication, an approach of the time of say. You can see below a list of the most common abbreviations in English while you are surfing the cyberworld.

AAF - as a friend
AAMOF - as a matter of fact
AAR - at any rate
AAS - alive and smiling
AATK - always at the keyboard
ABT2 - about to
AFAIK - as far as I know
AFK - away from keyboard
AFN - that’s all for now
AKA - also known as
AISI - as I see it
ALOL - actually laughing out loud
AND - any day now
ASAP - as soon as possible
A/S/L? - age, sex, location
A/S/L/M/H? - age, sex, location, music, hobbies
AYSOS - are you stupid or something

B4 - before
B4N - bye for now
BAK - back at the keyboard
BBBG - bye bye be good
BBIAB - be back in a bit
BBIAF - be back in a few
BBIAS - be back in a sec
BBL - be back later
BBML - be back much later
BBN - bye bye now
BBS - be back soon
BBSL - be back sooner or later
BCNU - I’ll be seeing you
BD - big deal
BF - boyfriend
BFF - best friends forever
BFN - bye for now
BKA - better known as
BR - best regards
BRB - be right back
BRH - Be Right Here
BRT - be right there
BTA - but then again
Btw - between you and me
BTW - by the way

CMF - count my fingers
CNP - continued (in my) next post
CP - chat post
CRBT - crying real big tears
CSL - can’t stop laughing
CU - see you
CUL or CUL8ER - see you later
CUNS - see you in school
CUOL - see you online
CUZ - because
CWYL - chat with you later
CYA - see ya
CY - calm yourself
CYL - see you later
CYO - see you online
CYT - see you tomorrow

DBEYR - don’t believe everything you read
DEGT - don’t even go there
DETI - don’t even think about it
DF - dear friend
DGA - don’t go anywhere
DGT - don’t go there
DIKU - do I know you?
DIY - do it yourself
DKDC - don’t know don’t care
DL - dead link
DLTM - don’t lie to me
DMI - don’t mention it
DNC - does not compute
DQMOT - don’t quote me on this
DUST - did you see that
DYFM - dude you fascinate me

E123 - easy as 123
EAK - eating at Keyboard
EM? - excuse me?
EMA - what is your E-mail address
EMFBI - excuse me for butting in
EOM - end of message
EOT - end of thread
EZ – easy

F2F - face to face
FAQ - frequently asked question(s)
FAWC - for anyone who cares
FC - fingers crossed
FISH - first in, still here
FITB - fill in the blanks
FOAF - friend of a friend
FOCL - falling off chair laughing
FOFL - falling on floor laughing
FTBOMH - from the bottom of my heart
FUD - fear, uncertainty, and doubt
FWIW - for what it’s worth
FYI - for your information

GA - go ahead
GAL - get a life
GF - girlfriend
GFN - gone for now
GGOH - got to get out of here
GIWIST - gee, I wish I’d said that
GL - good luck
GMTA - great minds think alike
GOL - giggling out loud
GR - got to run
GRRRR - growling
GTR - got to run
GTRM - going to read mail
GTSY - glad to see you

H&K - hug and kiss
HA - hello again
HAGD - have a good day
HAGD - have a great day
HAGN - have a good night
HB - hurry back
HHIS - hanging head in shame
HTH - hope this helps
HHOK - ha ha only joking
HHOS - ha ha only being serious

IAC - in any case
IAE - in any event
IANAC - I am not a crook
IANAL - I am not a lawyer (but)
IB - I’m back
IBTD - I beg to differ
IC - I see
ICBW - I could be wrong
ID10T - idiot
IDGI - I don’t get it
IDK - I don’t know
IDKY - I don’t know you
IDTS - I don’t think so
IFAB - I found a bug
IGTP - I get the point
IHA - I hate acronyms
IHAIM - I have another instant message
IHNO - I have no opinion
IIRC - if I remember correctly
IIWM - if it were me
ILU - I love you
IM - instant message
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IMing - chatting with someone online
IMNSHO - in my not so humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
IMS - I am sorry
INMP - it’s not my problem
IOH - i’m outta here
IOW - in other words
IPN - I’m posting naked
IRL - in real life
ISS - I said so
IWALU - I will always love you
IYKWIMAITYD - if you know what I mean and I think you do
IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
IYO - in your opinion
IYSS - if you say so
IYSWIM - if you see what I mean

J/C - just checking
JAS - just a sec
JBOD - just a bunch of disks
JIC - just in case
JK - just kidding
JM2C - just my two cents
JMO - just my opinion
JT - just teasing
JTLYK - just to let you know
JW - just wondering

K - okay
KEWL - cool
KFY - kiss for you
KIR - keep it real
KIT - keep in touch
KOC - kiss on cheek
KOL - kiss on lips
KWIM - know what I mean?

L2M - listening to music
L8R - later
LD - later, dude
LDR - long distance relationship
LHM - lord help me
LHU - lord help us
LLTA - lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMIRL - let’s meet in real life
LMSO - laughing my socks off
LOL - laughing out loud
LSV - language, sex, violence
LSHMBB - laughing so hard my belly is bouncing
LSHMBH - laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTM - laugh to myself
LTNS - long time, no see
LTR - long term relationship
LTS - laughing to self
LULAB - love you like a brother
LULAS - love you like a sister
LUWAMH - love you with all my heart
LY - love you
LYL - love you lots
M/F - male or female
M8 - mate or mates
MA - mature audience
MHBFY - my heart bleeds for you
MIHAP - may I have your attention please
MKOP - my kind of place
MOOS - member of the opposite sex
MOSS - member of same sex
MSG - message
MTF - more to follow
MTFBWY - may the force be with you
MUSM - miss you so much

N1 - nice one
N2M - not to mention
NADT - not a darn thing
NAZ - name, address, zip
NBD - no big deal
N-E-1 ER - anyone here?
NE1 - anyone
N-E-1 - anyone
NG - new game
NIMBY - not in my back yard
NM - never mind
NOYB - not of your business
NP - nosy parents
N/P - no problem
NRN - no reply necessary
NTK - nice to know
NT - no thanks
NUFF - enough said
NW - no way!

OBTW - oh by the way
OF - old fart
OIC - oh I see
OL - old lady
OLL - online love
OM - old man
OMDB - over my dead body
OMG - oh my god
ONNA - oh no, not again
OT - off topic
OTF - off the floor
OTH - off the hook
OTOH - on the other hand
OTP - On the phone
OTTOMH - off the top of my head
OTW - on the way

P2P - peer to peer
P911 - my parents are coming!
PA - parent alert
PAL - parents are listening
PANB - parents are nearby
PANS - pretty awesome new stuff
PAW - parents are watching
PDA - public display of affection
PDS - please don’t shoot
Peeps - people
PIR - parent in room
PLZ - please
PM - private message
PMJI - pardon me for jumping in
PO - piss off
POAHF - put on a happy face
POS - parent over shoulder
POV - point of view

PPL - people
P-ZA - pizza

QL - quit laughing
QSL - reply
QSO - conversation
QT - cutie

R&R - rest and relaxation
R/t - real time
RBAY - right back at ya
RBTL - read between the lines
RL - real life
RLF - real life friend
RMLB - read my lips baby
RMMM - read my mail man
ROL - raffing out loud
ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing
RPG - role playing games
RSN - real soon now
RTBS - reason to be single
RTFM - read the flipping manual
RU - are you?
RUMORF - are you male or female?
RUUP4IT - are you up for it?
RX - regards

S4L - spam for life
SCNR - sorry, could not resist
SED - said enough darling
SEP - somebody’s else’s problem
SETE - smiling ear to ear
SF - surfer friendly
SFX - sound effects
SH - same here
SITD - still in the dark
SLIRK - smart little rich kid
SMAIM - send me an instant message
SMEM - send me an E-mail
SN - screen name
SOMY - sick of me yet?
SOT - short of time
SOTMG - short of time, must go
SPST - same place same time
STR8 - straight
STW - search the web
STYS - speak to you soon
SU - shut up
SUP or WU - what’s up
SUYF - shut up you fool
SWDY - so what do you think?
SWL - screaming with laughter
SYL - see you later
SYS - see you soon

TA - thanks again
TAFN - that’s all for now
TAS - taking a shower
TAW - teachers are watching
TCOB - taking care of business
TCOY - take care of yourself
TFH - thread from hell
TFX - traffic
TGIF - thank God it’s Friday
THX - thanks
TIA - thanks in advance
TIAIL - I think I am in love
TIC - tongue in cheek
TILII - tell it like it is
TLK2UL8R - talk to you later
TM - trust me
TMI - too much information
TNT - ‘till next time
TOM - tomorrow
TOPCA - ‘til our paths cross again
TOT - tons of time
TOY - thinking of you
TPS - that’s pretty stupid
TPTB - the powers that be
TRDMF - tears running down my face
TTFN - ta ta for now
TTG - time to go
TTT - thought that too
TTTT - these things take time
TTYL - talk to you later
TU - thank you
TWHAB - this won’t hurt a bit
TWIWI - that was interesting wasn’t it?
TYVM - thank you very much

U-L? - you will?
UV - unpleasant visual
UW - you’re welcome

VBG - very big grin
VBS - very big smile
VEG - very evil grin
VSF - very sad face

WAD - without a doubt
WAI - what an idiot
WB - welcome back or write back
WC - welcome
WC - who cares?
WDALYIC - who died and left you in charge?
WDYS - what did you say?
WDYT - what do you think?
W/E - whatever
WEG - wicked evil grin
WEU - what’s eating you?
WFM - works for me
WIBNI - wouldn’t it be nice if
WT? - what the or who the
WTG - way to go
WTGP - want to go private?
WTH - what/who the heck
WUF - where are you from?
WWJD - what would Jesus do?
WWY - where were you?
WYCM - will you call me?
WYRN - what’s your real name?
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
WYSLPG - what you see looks pretty good

X-1-10 - exciting
XME - excuse me
XOXO - hugs and kisses

YAA - yet another acronym
YBS - you’ll be sorry
YDKM - you don’t know me
YG - young gentleman
YGBK - you gotta be kiddin’
YHM - you have mail
YKW? - you know what?
YNK - you never know
YL - young lady
YM - young man
YOYO - you’re on your own
YR - yeah right
YSYD - yeah, sure you do
YS - you stinker
YTTT - you telling the truth?
YVW - you’re very welcome
YWIA - you’re welcome in advance
YW - you’re Welcome
YYSSW - yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever

ZZ - Sleeping, Bored, Tired
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