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    Texting Abbreviations You Should Know

    Texting Abbreviations You Should Know

    Knowing the definitions of these phrases will help anyone with a phone, social media, or even just internet connection from being continuously perplexed in the digital world.

    These groupings of letters, which are short for a single word or set of phrases, are so frequent in texting that many have made their way into spoken discussions. They've also expanded beyond text chats, becoming common in social media captions and comments.

    Here are some common abbreviations you should know.

    1. LOL (laughing out loud)

    2. OMG (oh my god)

    3. IDK (I don't know)

    4. JK (just kidding)

    5. YOLO (you only live once)

    6. HMU (hit me up)

    7. NBD (no big deal)

    8. BTW (by the way)

    9. LMK (let me know)

    10. ILY (I love you)

    11. OMW (on my way)

    12. IRL (in real life)

    13. TMI (too much information)

    14. GOAT (greatest of all time)

    15. DM (direct message)

    16. FOMO (fear of missing out)

    17. ICYMI (in case you missed it)

    18. TLDR (too long didn't read)

    19. TBH (to be honest)

    20. SMH (shaking my head)


    Source: Reader's Digest

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