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/24-7PressRelease/ - AKERSHUS, NORWAY, March 16, 2006 - The escalating use of text messages via cell phones and chat rooms on the Internett have lead to a flood of more or less creative acronyms and shorthands. If you are a novice on the field, you can try looking them up at www.shortcell.com. The site has collected the most common shorthands and acronyms used in text messages.
Here you can find out that "CU L8R M8" means "See you later mate!" and "IUKWIM" means, well you probably don't ... "If You Know What I Mean". The site gives you the opportunity to look up a couple hundred of the most popular shorthands. That should be more than sufficient for most people. If you use more than just a handful of them, the receivers probably will have quite some problems interpret your messages.
The most frequent users of shorthands and acronyms are young people, but if you are a parent it can be smart to know the meaning of at least some of them. For example can you turn on the radar when you see the young and hopeful writing "POS" on the screen: This acronym means parent alarm, or "Parent Over Shoulder, to be exactly.
Here are some other examples of commonly used shorthands and acronyms:
TTYL - Talk To You Later
NBD - No Big Deal!
DIKU - Do I Know You?
BCNU - Be Seeing You
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
More acronyms and shorthand on www.shortcell.com
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