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Texting shorthands!

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    Be careful when using text message shorthands:

    The consequences of misunderstanding the lingo can be mortifying. Cassandra McSparin, 23, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., knew a woman whose friend’s mother had died. The woman texted her friend: “I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. LOL. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.”
    It turns out she thought LOL meant “Lots of love

    Read the full story here:


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203674704574328920789548170.html?mod=yhoofront




    A sampling of some popular shorthand texting terms.
    • UG2BK . . . . . . . You got to be kidding
    • GBTW. . . . . . . . Get back to work
    • NMP . . . . . . . . . Not my problem
    • PIR . . . . . . . . . . Parent in room
    • GFTD. . . . . . . . . Gone for the day
    • FYEO. . . . . . . . . For your eyes only
    • BI5 . . . . . . . . . . Back in five minutes
    • DEGT . . . . . . . . Don’t even go there
    • BIL . . . . . Boss is listening
    • PAW. . . . Parents are watching
    • 99 . . . . . . Parents are no longer watching
    • PCM . . . . Please call me
    • IMS. . . . . I am sorry
    • TOY. . . . . Thinking of you
    • KUTGW. . Keep up the good work
    • CID . . . . . Consider it done
    • FWIW. . . For what it’s worth
    • HAND . . . Have a nice day
    • IAT . . . . . I am tired
    • NRN . . . . No response necessary
    • 4COL. . . . For crying out loud
    • WRUD. . . What are you doing
    • LMIRL. . . Let’s meet in real life
    • ^5 . . . . . . High five
     
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