SMS Dictionary

New to SMS? What is a text message?

SMS is the acronym for Short Message Service. SMS allows up to 160 characters of text to be sent or received by a digital mobile phone. Just type your message onto the keypad of your cellular phone. Think of it as a mini-email.

Text messaging is an SMS (Short Message Service) that can be made from a mobile phone (cell phone) to another mobile phone or from and to web-based services such as IQC [where you don’t need a phone to send an SMS]. SMS allows the sending and receiving of a maximum of 160 characters. You can also send non-text short messages such as ringtones, logos, cards, calendars, clipart, and WAP. More than 20 billion text messages are sent per month.

AAMOF: as amatter of fact

ABT: about

ADN: any day now

AFAIK: as far as I know

AKA: also known as

ANFSCD: and now for something completely different

ASAP: as soon as possible

AYPI?: and your point is?

ATB: all the best

AFK: Away From Keyboard

ATK: At The Keyboard

ATM: At The Moment

A3: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace

B4: before

B4: bye for now

B4N: Bye For Now

BAK: Back At Keyboard

BBL: Be Back Later

BBS: be back soon

BCNU: be seeing you

BF: or B/F boyfriend

BFN: bye for now

BRB: Be Right Back

BRT: Be Right There

BTDT: been there done that

BTOBS: be there or be square

BTW: by the way

CWOT: complete waste of time

CWYL: chat with you later

CUIMD: see you in my dreams

CU: See You

CYA: See You

CUL8R: see you later

DTRT: do the right thing

DXRNE: dictionary

DYK: do you know

EOD: end of discussion

4EVRYRS: For ever yours

F2F: face to face

FAQ: frequently asked questions

FC: Fingers Crossed

FOAF: friend of a friend

FOC: free of charge

FWIW: for what it’s worth

FYEO: for your eyes only

FYI: for your information

G9: Genius

G&BIT: grin & bear it

G2G: or GG got to go

GAL: get a life

GBH: great big hug

GF: or G/F girlfriend

GG: good game

GMTA: great minds think alike

GOK: god only knows

GOWI: get on with it

GR8: great

HAG1: have a good one

HIH: hope it helps

HSIK: how should I know

HAND: have a nice day

IAC: in any case

IC: I see

ICQ: I seek you

IDTT: I’ll drink to that

IGTP: I get the point

IJWTK: I just want to know

ILU: I Love You

IMO: in my opinion

IMHO: In My Honest/Humble Opinion

INPO: in no particular order

IOW: in other words

IRL: In Real Life

IUSS: If you say so

JAM: just a minute

JIC: just in case

JK: just kidding

JTLYK: just to let you know

KHYF: know how you feel

KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid

KIT: keep in touch

KUTGW: keep up the good work

L8RG8R: later gator

LDR: Long Distance Relationship

LL&P: live long & prosper

LMAO: Laugh My Ass Off

LNK: love and kisses

LOL: laugh out loud

LTNS: long time no see

L8R: Later

LtsGt2gthr: lets get together

M8: Mate

MTE: My Thoughts Exactly

M$UlkeCrZ: miss you like crazy

NOYB: none of your business

NE: any

NRN: No Reply Necessary

NE1: anyone

OBTW: oh, by the way

OIC: Oh I See

OMG: oh my god

OTOH: on the other hand

PCM: please call me

PITA: Pain In The A*8

PPL: people

PRW: Parents Are Watching

PRT: party

QPSA?: que pasa?

RU?: are you?

ROFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROFLOL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud

ROTFLMAO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off

RUOK?: are you ok?

SOHF: sense of humour failure

SME1: someone

SK8: Skate

STATS: Your sex and age

SWALK: sent with a loving kiss

THX: thank you

TMI: too much information

TTFN: Ta-Ta For Now!

TTYL: Talk To You Later

TOY: thinking of you

TXTIN: texting

U: You

U2: You Too

U4E: Yours For Ever

URT1: you are the one

VBS: very big smile

WB: Welcome Back

W8AM: wait a minute

WB: welcome back

WYSIWYG: what you see is what you get

WTF: What The F…

WAN2: want to

WTG: Way To Go!

WUF: Where Are You From?

W8: Wait…

WUWH: wish you were here

XLNT: excellent

XL: EXTRA LARGE

XXL: EXTRA EXTRA LARGER

XPLORER: EXPLORER

X: KISS

XOXO: KISSES EN HUGS

XCS: EXCUSES

XQQ: EXCUSE

7K: Sick

YBS: you’ll be sorry

Y?: WHY?

YW: YOU’RE WELCOME

YUI: YES, I UNDERSTAND

YPOM: YOUR PLACE OR MINE

YNWA: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE

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