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The Meaning Behind These Basic Texting Abbreviations You Use When Chatting

Messaging has now been around for more than 25 years and it's assessed that 8 trillion instant messages are sent internationally consistently. Like it or not, messaging shortened forms are regularly utilized in messages—and not realizing their significance can, best case scenario, create turmoil and even from a pessimistic standpoint get you in difficulty. 

In the former times before "limitless talk and text" information plans, instant messages were costly to send and get and in light of the fact that they were restricted to 160 characters for each message, each character was valuable. 

Messaging utilizing a standard phone keypad was likewise an arduous cycle, requiring numerous key presses per character. Thus, cell phone clients adjusted to cumbersome keypads and character restrictions by condensing basic words and expressions. 

As messaging became well known, another dialect of abbreviations and messaging truncations developed and got installed in messaging and web culture. Notwithstanding our cell phones having full consoles, messaging truncations are as yet advantageous easy routes and stay a staple in correspondences around the world.

Example of the abbreviations are:

2nite - meaning tonightce

2moro - meaning tomorrow

G2G - go to go

B4N - bye for now

BTW - bye the way

CYA - See ya

DM - Direct Message

FTW - For the win

FWIW - For what it's worth

IDK - I don't know

ILY - I love you

IMO - In my opinion

IRL - in real life

JK - Just Kidding

LMK - let me know

LOL - laughing out loud

NBD - No big deal

NP - no problem

NSFW - Not safe for work

NVM - Never mind

OMG - Oh my God

OTOH - on the other hand

OMW - On my way

ROFL - rolling the floor laughing

SO - Significant other

TBH - to be honest

THX - Thanks

TMI - Too much information

TTYL - Talk to you later

YOLO - You only live once

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