CYT and Other Common Texting Abbreviations

Texting abbreviations can be helpful in shortening a text message while still getting the idea across to the recipient. However, if the recipient receives an unfamiliar text message in shorthand, they could be more confused than enlightened. Rather than use shorthand that is not familiar to most texters, choose to use text abbreviations that are recognizable to the majority of those who are texting. Learn the most common texting abbreviations to ensure you are heard loud and clear.

Are you OK?

RUOK?

Are

R

Ate

8

Be

B

Before

B4

Date

D8

Easy

EZ

Great

GR8

Late

L8

Later

L8R

Lots of laughs

LOL

Please call me

PCM

See you later

CUL8R

See you tomorrow

CYT

Thanks

THX

To, too, two

2

Today

2DAY

Why

Y

You

U

Emoticons are combinations of characters that are meant to express emotions. Because text messages are brief, it's often hard to interpret the emotions of the sender. Emoticons allow the sender to quickly summarize the way they feel while sending the text.

Happy

:-)

Sad

:-(

Laughing

:-D

Surprised

:-O

Kiss

:-*

Confused

% - )

Wink

;-)

Some common texting abbreviations are longer, but once you understand the meaning, they will make just as much sense to you as the shorter ones do.

As a matter of fact

AAMOF

At the moment

ATM

Be back later

BBL

Continued in my next post

CNP

Complete waste of time

CWOT

Do you remember

DUR

Falling on the floor laughing

FOTFL

For your eyes only

FYEO

Have a good night/day

HAGN/HAGD

How you doing?

HUD

Love you lots

LYL

Member of the opposite sex

MOOS

More will be revealed later

MWBRL

Parents are watching

PAW or PRW

Too much information

TMI

Ta Ta for now

TTFN

Work

WRK

What are you doing?

WUD

Where were you?

WWY?

 

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