If you are going to be a pro text chat king or queen, you might need to brush up
on some of the most common text chat and mobile phone chat abbreviations that
you’re most likely to come across during your phone chat sessions.
A lot of them are pretty hard to work out unless you’re already a text chat
genius. It could be pretty embarrassing for you if you have to ask your text
chat partner what they mean every time they said you a message with a text
abbreviation in it. Here are some of the most common text codes you are
likely to see:
LOL – Laugh out loud. Use it when your text chat partner sends you something that
actually made you giggle.
ROFL – Roll on the floor laughing. Use it when something they say is so funny
that it feels like your sides will split.
A3 – Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere. If you get this far then it’s a good sign that
they already like the way your text chat is going.
BRB – Be Right Back. Sometimes you have to appear in demand, use this if you want
to take a break but resume your text chat soon.
CU46 – See You for Sex. A clever little rhyming acronym that you probably won’t
be using right away.
FYI – For Your Information. Speaks for itself, it’s just easier than tying the
whole phrase out.
10Q – Thank You. You could also just write it as ‘ty’.
459 – I Love You. Using numbers instead of words is a common way of sending coded
text chat message. The number comes from using the key where the first letter of
each word appears. 4=I, 5=L, 9=Y.
ASL – Age, Sex, Location. This is usually meant as a question. List what they ask
for in order and stick a ‘u?’ on the end of it if you want them to reply with
the same details.
B4N – Bye For Now. They’re just letting you know that your current text chat
session is over but that they do want to chat again sometime. It’s a good sign.
NP – No Problem. Just a quick, easy way to let your chat partner know that you’re
cool, laid back sort of person.
XOXO – Hugs and Kisses. A little acronym stolen from Gossip Girl but a sweet way
to end your chat.
With a little bit of practise you could be well on your way to being a master
text-chatter. Get started now and educate those fingers in the game of
text chat acronyms.