Texting Language

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
October 1, 2010

I never texted until recently.  I blame it on having the Droid.  It was so awesome to have the Internet right there in my hand on my phone.  However, when I moved to California, I couldn’t afford to keep it.  So the next best thing was the ability to text.  I LOVE it!

Over the past few months, I’ve learned different texting abbreviations.  Sometimes I find myself texting to them friends and having the friends ask what the letters stand for.  So, here is a list of some of the texting jargon I’ve learned.  Feel free to add to the list in the comment section. 🙂

kwim – know what I mean

brb – be right back

lol – laugh out loud

lmao – laugh my a$$ off

gtg – got to go

np – no problem

omg – oh my gosh

ttyl – talk to you later

jk – just kidding

xoxoxo – hugs and kisses

🙂 – smile

😀 – big smile

:* – kiss (the asterisk appears in the middle of the colon on the phone)

🙁 – sad face

😛 – sticking tongue out

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

6 Responses to “Texting Language”

  1. Kayla says:

    Ha! Yes, texting is quite addicting! I never really use texting jargon unless I really have to-I’m probably the ONLY person you will see who texts grammatically correct complete sentences. LOL

    Here are a few that I’m going to add:

    omw – on my way

    atm – at the moment

    ily – I love you

    h/o – hold on

    w/o – without

    xD – my smily face

    O.o – weird face

    O.O – surprised face

  2. I just learned what one meant the other day: smh – shaking my head
    I don’t think I heardly ever talk on the phone anymore, I text all the time. Sometimes I am on the computer, watching TV and texting all at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking. HaHa

  3. Thanks! I’m not very savvy on texting, so this helps! It took me forever to learn what LOL meant! LOL!

  4. Tamara B. says:

    Thanks a million for posting this I have no clue so now I can read what my children are texting!

  5. Jenn says:

    Very savvy. I text all the time and didn’t some of these.

  6. Charlene Kuser says:

    I still haven’t got the hang of texting yet.Maybe it’s because i like to talk on the phone.
    I need to though to keep my cell phone bill down.Thanks for all the abbreviations.
    It will save a lot of time

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