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Dictionary of Internet Slang Phrases and Abbreviations

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Internet phrases and abbreviations

Internet phrases and abbreviations

The New Dictionary to Help Communication on Apps

With reading and writing going out the window as new apps and games take over our children's lives, it is no wonder words that make no sense at all have been placed into the dictionary. We also have abbreviated words to make texting quicker. For those of us who have no idea what friends are saying when they text or message you, then here are a few words from the new dictionary to help you communicate and understand your friends on the apps that are used each and every day, including on social media.

Our teens often say something out loud, and we have no idea what they are saying because it is all abbreviated. To understand it all, we have a list that will help you understand what it is that they are saying. You can also use these on your social networks too so that you can also look hip and trendy by using the latest words and abbreviations.

Abbreviated Words for Social Media and Chat Apps

With so many of these words out there, it might be a little difficult to understand at first, but once you have the hang of it, then it will get easier. We will start with the abbreviated words that have been used for a while now and then follow through to the new words and slang that is used to create entire sentences.

Acronyms and an alphabet for the internet will help you surf with ease, and you might leave a conversation with a little more understanding of what was just said, whereas before you had no idea and it made no sense at all. You also have to get with the program because if you want to communicate online and use chat or IM and even your usual social networks, then you do need to know what it all means. Everyone is using it, and it makes your texts short and sweet without having to spend too much time trying to text or send a message.

An instant message is an instant message, and this is why it is quick and easy. The abbreviations and new words will help you form sentences and chat in a hurry so that you can have many conversations at a time, or you can get on with your work or game because it has been made simpler and easier for us all to talk fast and keep up with the kids.

Text Dictionary A–L

Short WordsMeaning

2F4U

too fast for you

4YEO

for your eyes only

AAMOF

as a matter of fact

AFAIK

as far as I know

AFK

away from keyboard

AKA

also known as

B2K

back to keyboard

BTW

by the way

B/C

because

CU

see you

CYS

check your settings

DIY

do it yourself

DGMW

don't get me wrong

EOD

end of discussion

EOM

end of message

FKA

formerly known as

FWIW

for what it is worth

FYI

for your information

FTW

**the world

HF

have fun

HTH

hope this helps

IDK

I don't know

IMHO

in my humble opinion

LOL

laugh out loud

Text Dictionary M–Z

Abreviated WordMeaning

MMW

mark my words

NAN

not a number

NNTR

no need to reply

NOOB

newbie

NOYB

none of your business

NN2R

no need to reply

OMG

oh my god

OT

off topic

OTOH

on the other hand

POV

point of view

ROTFL

rolling on the floor laughing

SCNR

sorry could not resist

SFLR

sorry for late reply

TBA

to be advised

2BC

to be continued

TIA

thanks in advance

TGIF

thank god its Friday

THX

thanks

TQ

thank you

TYT

take your time

T2YL

talk to you later

WOOT

Hooray

WFM

works for me

WRT

with regards to

WTH

what the hell

WTF

what the ***

YMMD

you made my day

ICYMI

in case you missed it

Text Messaging and Chat Abbreviations

To make things easier for those of us who are in a hurry and have no time to chat in the busy schedule, we have some abbreviated words in our dictionary for you to use on chat groups, social media, and text messaging. This way, you can avoid being rude, answer your friends, and still have time to finish whatever it is that you are busy with.

I do have to warn you that by using these words, even though it is a part of the dictionary for the internet, you might begin to communicate in this way in the real world, and that would just be sad. Don't forget that this is just for use on the web and on the text and you should avoid using these terms in general conversation with people that are right in front of you.

Text Message Dictionary

AbbreviationMeaning

BRB

be right back

B4N

bye for now

BCNU

be seing you

BFF

best friends forever

CYA

see ya

DBEYR

don't believe everything you read

DILLIGAS

do I look like I give a s***

GR8

great

ILY

I love you

IRL

in real life

JK

just kidding

L8R

later

LYLAS

love you like a sister

MHOTY

my hat is off to you

NP

no problem

OIC

oh I see

POV

point of view

RBTL

read between the lines

TX

thanks

SH

s** happens

SITD

still in the dark

SOL

S** out of luck

STBU

sucks to be you

SWAK

sealed with a kiss

TFH

thread from hell

TLC

tender loving care

TMI

too much information

TYVM

thank you very much

TTYL

talk to you later

WEG

wicked evil grin

WYWH

wish you were here

XOXO

hugs and kisses

Internet Shorthand

With so many of us using the internet each and every day, there are a few things to know to make life easier if you are in a hurry or you are speaking to many people at the same time online. With IM, messenger, chat, and social media networks, we need to know what the lingo means when someone sends you a message that appears to be numbers, and you have no idea what it means. This leads to poor communication and a conversation ending in confusion. So for those of you who need help with the internet or chat shorthand, here are a few words and letters to help you get by.

Internet words can be found in the slang dictionary

Internet words can be found in the slang dictionary

Text and Internet Codes

CodeMeaning

10Q

thank you

!!!!

talk to the hand

121

one to one

1daful

wonderful

20

location

**//

wink wink nudge nudge

2B

to be

2D4

to die for

411

information

459

I love you

4COL

for crying out loud

511

too much information

9

parent is watching

?

I have a question

?^

hook up

A/S/L/P

age/sex/location/picture

A2D

agree to disagree

AAS

alive and smiling

AAK

always at keyboard

ADBB

all done bye bye

Don't Forget the Real Dictionary

There you have it! Words and code words, numbers and abbreviations to use with ease as you communicate with efficiency on the internet or on your cell phone. One thing to remember is to get a book once in a while and read it so that you never forget about the real and true dictionary with the meanings of actual words. By reading a book or writing a real letter, you might actually save humanity from becoming illiterate as we all get caught up in the shorthand and shortcuts that are used by millions of people all over the world on a regular basis.

FBI Internet Slang for You to Enjoy

The YouTube clip above is great entertainment, and you might learn a few things from this. Just be sure to learn how to use the words quickly so that you can surf the web, chat with friends, and work at the same time, but never forget the true meaning of real words as the world of internet slang tries to take over.

Comments

teaches12345 on November 03, 2016:

I see these text letters once in awhile on my phone. Now, I will know what some of them mean. Oh how our world has changed!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 24, 2016:

Thanks for the Internet Vocabulary Lesson. Will have to keep this as a reference guide.

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