Adult chat abbreviations
You probably use some of these yourself: LOL = laugh(ing) out loud GR8 = great IRL = in real life TYVM = thank you very much IMHO = in my humble opinion BRB = be right back J/K = just kidding L8R = later NP = no problem WYD= what you doing?While most of these terms are completely innocent, some child safety experts warn there can be more than meets the eye with texting codes.In an effort to cut down on text-message charges, time, and to befuddle those who do not know, people of all ages have really grabbed on to the abbreviations.A few of the most common are: Here’s a comprehensive listing: to wikipedia (see emoticon article link below), the predecessor of the modern "emoticon" (the cute little smiley faces and such) was first documented in 1857 when Morse code operators purportedly used the number 73 to mean love and kisses….Since written communications can be interpreted in many ways, and feeling can sometimes get lost, people have come up with creative ways to express emotion in their work. using all lower case letters even for proper names, the pronoun i, and sentence capitals can convey either very casual communications or lack of effort. One brief example of a misunderstanding due to punctuation and emphasis is: The longer the sentence is, the more ripe for misinterpretation due to inaccurate punctuation.If you are bewildered by the amount of chat abbreviations people use while communicating on the internet, (and almost everywhere else) you are not alone!
LMIRL = let’s meet in real life1174 = meet at a party spot IWSN = I want sex now CU46 = see you for sex FWB = friends with benefits ADR = what’s your address MPFB = my personal f*** buddy PAL= parents are listening TWD = texting while driving GYPO = get your pants off I ran a bunch of these by own teenage daughter, who I’ve also tested the Bark service on recently, along with Netsanity, Net Nanny, Teen Safe, Limitly, and many “watchdog” apps over the years.
In 1982, professor Scott Fahlman at Carnegie Mellon University suggested using to indicate things that weren’t jokes… Emoticons have evolved into more than just smiley faces.