Savvy Texting

Emoticons

You may already know that chatting on the Internet can have its own language and expressions.  But if you’re not very experienced with chatting, you may find yourself lost when someone says lol or ttyl.

There are hundreds and hundreds of these abbreviations and emoticons.  We’ll just look at some of the more common ones.

Emoji

When communicating with others, generally, these abbreviations are typed in lower case.  If you want to make an emphasis, put it in all capital letters.

Here’s your dictionary for online abbreviations:

godaddy adbb – all done, bye bye

  • atst – at the same time
  • b/c – because • b4 – before
  • b4n – bye for now
  • bf – best friend or boyfriend
  • brb – be right back • btw – by the way
  • btdt – been there done that
  • cyl – see ya later
  • dd – dear daughter
  • ds – dear son
  • dgd – dear granddaughter
  • dgs – dear grandson
  • fwiw – for what it’s worth
  • gtg – got to go
  • ilu – I love you
  • ily – I love you
  • Imho – in my honest (or humble) opinion
  • jc – just checking
  • jk – just kidding
  • jw – just wondering
  • kewl – cool
  • kwim – know what I mean?
  • lmirl – let’s meet in real life
  • lol – laughing out loud
  • lola – laughing out loud again
  • ltns – long time no see
  • lyl – love ya lots
  • msg – message
  • myob – mind your own business
  • ne – any • neway – anyway
  • nm – never mind or nothing much
  • ntk – nice to know
  • nuff – enough said
  • nw – no way
  • oic – oh, I see!
  • omg – oh my gosh
  • rl – real life
  • ru – are you?
  • rofl – rolling on the floor laughing
  • roflmao – rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
  • ruok – are you ok? \

swak – send (or sealed) with a kisskiss

  • tc – take care
  • tx – thanks
  • thx – thanks
  • tia – thanks in advance
  • ttfn – ta ta for now
  • ttyl – talk to ya later
  • tyvm – thank you very much
  • ur – you are
  • wb – welcome back or write back
  • we – whatever
  • wtf – what the f***
  • wtg – way to go
  • wyp – what’s your problem
  • wyt – whatever you think
  • wywh – wish you were here
  • xoxo – hugs and kisses
  • yr – yeah right
  • yw – you’re welcome

 

You may want to also use emoticons to express how you are feeling.  Some places will give you pre-programmed

emoticons to insert with the touch of a button, but some won’t.  Here are some of the more common ones used.

🙂 = agreeing or smiling

😀 = laughing

😉  = winking; just kiddingEmoticon

;-> = devilish wink

😮  = “Wow!”

🙁   = frowning; boo hoo

🙁    = sad

:-<  = really sad   :-c   = really unhappy

 

:-C   = really bummed

:- I   = “hmmm…”

:-X   = “My lips are sealed”

((((name)))) = hug