Text abbreviations - are you guilty of it? And just how many are out there?

Dark Storm

Well I'll be a Krampus's Auntie! :D!
Jan 4, 2009
Name your shortened words, I know a few, but know there are a lot more..

I'll start.

ROL - Rolls about laughing
LOL - Laugh out loud



Well-Known Member
Apr 5, 2002
South Yorkshire
I think lol is the only one I use. Having an iPhone with a qwerty keyboard I find it just as quick to fully type out words, plus with no character limit there's no reason to shorten.


Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2008
Years ago they used to teach shorthand, so is this much different?

Tbh, to be honest
Poa, price on application
Pic, photo


Aug 11, 2007
STFU = shut the f*** up?
IYSWIM = if you see what I mean
AFAIK = as far as I know

I don't use many, LOL & DIY are the only shortened words

but I do use MUE = a hug (ME around U)
and mwah = a kiss


New Member
Mar 22, 2013
I use:

NOL = neigh out loud
LOl = laugh out loud
LMAO = laughed my ass off
LMFAO = the above with a swear word haha
TBH = to be honest

and sometimes use 2 for to etc.

It drives some people mad but it saves time lol haha


Jane&Sid these days!
Apr 30, 2010
Surrey Hills
I use abbreviations when texting my best friend - "u" "r" and "8" whenever there's an ate in a word.

Because we have been texting each other for a looooong time!
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