Monday, April 4, 2011

Cool or plain annoying?


Well, I'm not sure if it's cool or just plain annoying when you get a message from a friend with codes and abbreviations that seems originated from an alien/foreign language...

I think it's the "IT" thang that people use abbreviations in their messages.The evolution starts from mobile phone text messaging (SMS), instant messages, chat rooms, email, status on Facebook and even on Twitter. With the advancement in technology, more and more people are getting lazy to write full sentences and want everything to be fast and simple. It can be interesting at times and irritating as well...A bit of abbreviation here and there would make you text become exciting and mystery but too much would be a pain in the arse..hee..

I bet you all have had the moments when you are clueless of the message you've just  received...terhowoe sekejap kan?

Do you need help to decipher or decrypt the mumbo jumbo? Here you go!!!

Word or phraseInitialism(s)
Age/ Sex/ Location
A/S/L
All right
aight / aite
Almost chuckled
ac
Anyplace, anywhere, anytime
A3
As  far as I know
afaik
As soon as possible
asap
At the moment
atm
att
Away from keyboard
afk
Be back soon
bbs
Be back tomorrow
bbt
brb
Belly laughing
(chomeyl kalau ada baby phat)
bl
Been there, done that
btdt
Big arse smile
bas
Boss  is back
bib
Bursting with laughter
bwl
By the way
btw
Bye for now
bfn
Call me
cm
Continue... or continued...
c....
Can't be bothered
cbb
Cutie
qt
Do I know you?
diku
Don't worry
dw
Dozing off soon
dos
Easy as one, two , three
E123
Face to Face
f2f
Finger cross
fc
For your information
fyi
Forever
4eva
From the bottom of my heart
ftbomh
Get a life
gal
Get out
go
Get well soon
gws
Give me a break
gmab
Go
g
Good Luck
gl
Got to go -or- Good to go (Military)
g2g -or- gtg
Going to sleep
gts -or- g2s
Good to know
gtk
Growling
Grrr
Happy Birthday
hb
Have a nice day
hand
Have fun
hf
High five
Hi5
Hugs and kisses
xoxo
I don't care
idc
I don't know
idk
I hate you
ihy -or- i
I know, right
ikr
I love you
ily -or- i<3u -or- 143
In my humble/honest opinion
imho
In my opinion
imo
I see
ic
Just kidding -or- Joking
jk
Just for fun
jff / j4f
Keep it simple stupid
kiss
Keep in touch
kit
Know what I mean?
kwim
Later
L8r
Later gator
L8r g8r
Laughing out loud / lots of  love
(depending on the situation)
Laugh to myself
ltm
Laughing my arse off
lmao
Laughing quietly to myself
lqtm
Long term relationship
ltr
Love
 <3
Mildly amused
ma
No problem
np
Of course
ofc
Oh I see
oic
Oh my god/gosh
omg
Ok, thanks, bye
kthxbai
On the Phone
otp
Online
Onl / On9
Parents are watching
paw
People
peeps/ ppl
Pain in the arse
pita
Please
pls
Pretending to laugh out of courtesy
ploc
Public display of affection
pda
Rolling on (the) floor laughing
rofl
Seal with a kiss
swak
See ya / cover your arse
cya
See you
cu
stfu
Sounds like a plan
slap
Sorry
sry
Stay sexy
ss
Take care
Tc
Talk to you later
tty l8r -or- ttyl -or- t2yl
Thank god it’s Friday
tgif
Thanks
thx
Thank you very much
tyvm
Thought of that, too
ttt
Tomorrow
2mro
Tonite
2nite
Totally
ttly
To be honest
tbh
What have you done
whyd -or- whud
What the f***/what the hell
wtf/wth
What’s up
S^ / Sup
You’re welcome
yw/uw

I got most of these abbreviations from this website, netlingo. If you are enthusiastic to learn more on the abbreviations and this sms language a.k.a textese, do visit the website.I've just put some of the abbreviations I think would be appropriate to be used in our daily conversation..yang lain2 tu pandai2 la kaw type elok2...Oh and one more thing, I normally write my abbreviations with the capslock button off.I think with abbreviations people normally put everything in capital letters.So it depends on how you write your messages.

I still remember being the laughing stock when I didn't know what my friend was trying to tell me on myspace..hoho..xpe myspace zaman muda2..Now it's time to be cool or a little bit annoying....Are ya ready kids? Get your notebook and jot all of these down...have fun!

Till the next time..Tschüss und mach's gut

7 comments:

Paklung Tony said...

I dont think that its cool. some of them r ok, but its going to be annoying when you exaggerate it =)

Pak Su Man MAS said...

i still prefer the good long way of communicating.....ya....then the message will be understood kan...hehehe

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to Tony:
I know, right..opps ikr..haha.

to ayah:
Exactly..but you know sms right..one message is limited to few characters...so we need to use some of these abbreviations to save money..hehe

crazy_labelle said...

i only know no more than 1/4 of this... T_T yeah, i'm old...

.:pUbLiC_eNeMy:. said...

kdg2 rse cam anoyying gak tau org gne shortform nie..sbb xphm..hahaha..adoihh..mmg kne blaja la nnt..thx nabil ;)

bawang merah said...

wow.. that's much? bleh guna some jd kan teka teki..

cool or plain annoying? let's play annoying! =D

:: Azizah Alwi:: said...

some of the text should be okay but some of them will make really annoying until we can't understand what they want to say.Thats the problem.Agree with you nabil one msg has limited character plus we as a student have to be spend the money more wisely. ;)