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Text Abbreviations List for Tech Savvy Seniors


Today’s seniors are knowledgeable with technology and are more tech-savvy than ever! No one likes to type ultra-long messages; thus, abbreviations (a shorthand of sorts) have taken social media and texts by storm. Here are some of the most popular that people may use and their most common meanings:

ABT – About

ASAP – As soon as possible

ATM – At the moment

BAE – Before anyone else (or babe as in girlfriend/boyfriend)

BDAY – Birthday

B4N – By for now

BFF – Best friends forever

BRB – Be right back

CYT – See you tomorrow

DIY – Do it yourself

DM – Direct message

EMBM – Early morning business meeting

ETA – Estimated time of arrival

FB- Facebook

FOMO – Fear of missing out

FR – For real

GG – Good game

GL – Good luck

GM – Good morning

GN – Good night

GOAT – Greatest of all times

G2G – Got to go

IDC – I don’t care

IDK – I don’t know

ILY – I love you

IMHO – In my honest/humble opinion

IMO – In my opinion

IRL – In real life

ISO – In search of

JIC – Just in case

K – Okay

LMK – Let me know

LOL – Laughing out loud

NBD – No big deal

NP – No Problem

NSFW – Not safe for work (inappropriate to look at during work hours)

NVM – Nevermind

NVR – Never

OMG – Oh my God! or gosh!

OMW – On my way

OP – Original poster

PAH – Parent at Home

PIC – Picture

PLS – Please

POMS – Parent over my shoulder (an alert that parents are present)

POV – Point of view

PPL – People

PSA – Public Service announcement

PTB – Please text back

PTO – Paid time off

QT – Cutie

ROTFL – Rolling on the floor laughing

RT – Retweet

RU – Are you…

RUOK – Are you okay?

SMH – Shaking my head

SOML – Story of my life

SRSLY – Seriously

SRY – Sorry

SUP – What’s up?

TBD – To be determined

TBH – To be honest

TIA – Thanks in advance

TL, DR – Too long, didn’t read (Sometimes appears at the top of long posts)

TMB – Tweet me back

TMI – Too much information

TTYL – Talk to you later

TY – Thank you

UR – Your…

WFH – Work from home

WTPA – Where (is) the party at?

WYA – Where (are) you at?

WYD – What (are) you doing?

YT – YouTube

YW – You’re welcome

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7 months ago

Enjoy all articles, found it helpful of the abrieviations. Most I knew but some wasn’t aware of. Thanks

7 months ago

Thanks for helping us to come up to speed. It will help us communicate with our chn.

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