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What's Your Favorite Text Message Abbreviation?

What's Your Favorite Text Message Abbreviation?

I may be a geek, but I can't stand when I'm chatting with people online, or via text message and they start using shorthands like BRB, TTYL and the always embarrassing TDTM.

I was completely against text abbreviations until a friend admitted she thought "LOL" meant "Lots of Love" not "Laugh Out Loud" and I realized everyone should at least know what the abbreviations mean, even if they don't want to use them.

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RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 10 years
Goes to text boyfriend TDTM. I use WTF, Or WTH more then the listed ones. **~~Everyone who's anyone has been on sesame street.~~**
missyosigirl missyosigirl 10 years
phasekitty you are so right on that! my husband uses LOL a lot and I find it so .... forced. yeah, first he's not really laughing OUT LOUD, and second, he's just smiling (or not at all!) so why say LOL???? anyways, the abbreviation i use most often is BRB when i'm on YM. that's it. haha. (or should i say, LOL? :P)
baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
I actually use WTF the most. Sad. BaltimoreGal
Phasekitty Phasekitty 10 years
I didn't know TDTM or 143...back in my day of the pager we used "831" for "I Love You" and it meant the oh-so-cheesy, "Eight letters, three words, one meaning." Was that just a Delaware thing??? Also, my bf uses "lol" all the time, which I detest (I much prefer to type out haha, with the right amount of "ha's" to appropriate how funny the previous statement was. If it's really funny I'll even capitalize it), and often when we're in the same room and he uses it I have to point out that he is not, in fact, laughing out loud. He hates that :)
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I didn't even know what 143 or tdtm meant!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
LOL has always been my most used and favorite!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I didn't know what "TDTM" was, but now that I do, it's my favorite and I'm going to use it on my husband all the time!!!
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
PS It's was used for pagers...remember those?! "LOL" :-P ~M~
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
143 One letter in "I" four letters in "love" three letters in "you" :-) I chose 143, it holds a special place in my heart, since it was the first one I learned. ~M~
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
:oops: How on earth does 143 mean I love you?!?!?!?! I picked LOL because I have enough troubles with multiple languages as it is :D
katie225 katie225 10 years
when i text or type or im, lol is the only abbreviation i use. at all. i hate this "r u l8?" stuff or whatever.
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