25 English acronyms for text messages

25 English acronyms for text messages
   0 Published by Nuri at 22/02/2021

A mobile phone is that object that we take with us everywhere we go and which we practically cannot live without.

With this device we can communicate with our family and friends wherever they are. A message we send right now is automatically received by the person we are sending it to, even if they are thousands of kilometres away.

We can do so many things with our phones that we sometimes forget to use them for what they were originally designed for, making phone calls. While we still like to talk directly to the other person, we have got used to sending a recording of what we want to communicate or sending written messages.

If we opt for the second option, writing takes time, although it is amazing how quickly people's thumbs can type a written message.

When we express our ideas through a message, it can happen that we get a long text, which requires time and a lot of thumb movement.

To ease some of the arduous task of writing text messages, two things may end up happening:

1. That spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired, i.e. we end up writing badly, although this is not an impediment to understanding the message.

2. We look for an acronym, i.e. an abbreviation formed by the initials of different words. This allows us to reduce the number of words we have to type, for example: ASAP which are the initials of "As Soon As Possible". They also allow us to express an idea, for example: LOL: "Laugh Out Loud" which would be the same as saying "ha,ha,ha", or what is the same, it would show the idea that we are laughing our heads off.

If we want to master English, it is highly recommended to keep in mind some of the most common acronyms used in this language, so we show you 25 of the most common ones.

Acronym Meaning
LOL Laugh out loud
LMK Let Me Know
CU See you
IDK I Don't Know
2nite Tonight
L8R Later
JK Just Kidding
OMW On My Way
OMG Oh My God!
B4 Before
BTW By The Way
IMO In my opinion
XXX Kisses
TTYL Talk To You Later
G2G Got to go
F2F Face To Face
GR8 Great
PPL People
NP No Problem
PLS / PLZ Please
TBH To Be Honest
HRU How Are You?
MU Miss You
THX Thanks
ILY I Love You

These are some of the most common acronyms that you can start using in your text messages when communicating with a native English speaker. If you know any other interesting acronyms, don't hesitate to post them in the comments.

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