You may have noticed I skipped J! I will post J for Jargon later in the series when I have covered more topics. However I thought I would share a short commentary on the topic of language. Language!
A whole new glossary of terms is evolving and many of the terms don’t have a vowel! Ok, perhaps a little exaggeration but I must admit, I am constantly looking up terms or abbreviations to decipher messages especially on Twitter. So if nothing else, if you are not familiar with social sites, I would suggest just visiting periodically to learn some of the language. I think Twitter, with its 140 character limitation, has been a big driver of the use of abbreviations for messaging online. However texting and urban chatter has also crept into the mix.
For those of you who are not up on urban lingo here is a link to an urban dictionary which I use when I am totally lost. Yep, I too am learning on so many levels. So let me start you off so you don’t get into trouble.
TYVM: Thank you very much
YW: You are welcome
Lets have some fun and make our own list. Why not add any abbreviations you have seen in the comment section below…..
In the interim, I will work on my next post, L for Linkedin!
Cartoon use with the permission of Cartoonist
- Text message abbreviations popular with teens now used by over 55s also (news.bioscholar.com)
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