Acronyms for Texting

Are you ever mystified by some of the acronyms that show up in your text messages, or sometimes on Facebook as well?  More than once I’ve had to look up an odd string of letters to figure out what they mean.

Texting Acronyms
Texting Acronyms

Most of us have figured out OMG, BFF, ETA, and LOL.  Even ROTFL and LMAO are fairly common.  But how about other acronyms like AAMOF, L2M, L8R, ENAT,

Here’s a run down of some of the acronyms you might see:

  • 911 – Emergency
  • AAMOF – As a Matter of Fact
  • AFK – Away from keyboard
  • BAE – Before Anyone Else
  • BFF – Best Friends Forever
  • BRB – Be Right Back
  • BTW – By The Way
  • ENAT – Every Now and Then
  • ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
  • FML – F* My Life
  • FR – For real
  • FTW -For the win
  • GTFO – Get the f* Out
  • GTG – Got To Go
  • HBD – Happy Birthday
  • ICYMI – In Case You Missed It
  • IDC – I don’t care
  • IDK – I don’t know
  • IDRK – I don’t really know
  • ILU – I love you
  • IMO – In My Opinion
  • IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
  • IMU – I miss you
  • IRL – In Real Life
  • JC – Just Chilling
  • JK – Just Kidding
  • L2M – Listening to Music
  • L8R – Later
  • LMIRL – Let’s meet in real life
  • LMK – Let me know
  • LOL – Laugh out loud
  • LMAO – Laughing my a$$ off
  • LY – Love You
  • MY – Miss You
  • NMU – Not much, you?
  • Noob – Newbie
  • NM – Never mind
  • NP- No problem
  • NSFW – Not Safe For Work
  • OMG – Oh my goodness
  • OMW – On My Way
  • PAW or PRW- Parents are Watching
  • POS – Parent Over Shoulder
  • QT – Cutie
  • ROTFL – Rolling on the Floor laughing
  • SLAM – Stop Looking At Me
  • SMH – Shake My Head
  • SOS – Help me
  • STFU – Shut the f* Up
  • TBH – To be honest
  • TGIF – Thank Goodness for Friday
  • TMI – Too much information
  • TT4N – Ta Ta for now
  • TTTT – To Tell the Truth
  • TTYL – Talk to you later
  • TMSAISTI – That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
  • THX – Thanks
  • WTH – What the heck
  • WYD – What are you doing
  • WYM – What do you mean

For parents wondering what their kids might be saying, here’s a list of sexting terms.

And finally, YW. (You’re welcome!)

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