We all love Twitter. And by ‘We’ I mean most people between their late teens and late forties.
Whether it is to share activities we are engaged all day, or to share pictures of what we are engaging in all day.
Some have even gone a step further and they check into places whenever they visit via location-based services like FourSquare.
Given the nature of Twitter and its 140 character limit, it is important that whatever you post be as short as possible. In this case, you need to learn some twitter acronyms.
Acronyms are words written in short-form and are very common with secretaries who learn it as a tool of trade and later lean on it for speed when taking notes.
Here are a few Acronyms you may have seen and consequently wondered what they mean:
CZ – Because (coz)
BRB – be right back
BTW – By the Way
GIB – Google It B**ch
DM(1) – Direct Message
EM(1) – Email
FB – from Facebook (usually appears as #FB)
FF – #FF (Follow Friday
FML – F**k My Life
WIN – normally used in a situation where one is said to have achieved #goodstuff (appears as #Win)
FWD – Forward
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
LQTM – Laughing quietly to myself
IMO – In My Opinion
JK – Just Kidding
R:TNX – ThanX for The ReTweet
LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
LMAOEST – Laughing my Ass Off (normally to show it is funnier that a regular LMAO)
LOL – Laughing Out Loud
LOLEST – Laughing Out Loud but on a much larger scale than a regular LOL J
OH – Overheard
OMFG – Oh My F**king God
OMG – Oh My God
Please RT – “Please Retweet”
RT: – Retweet
RTFM – Read the F**ing Manual
STFU – Shut the F**k Up
TMI – Too Much Information
WTF – What the F**k
WTH – What the Hell
STFW – Search the F**ing Web
YAWN – A regular yawn may mean you are quite boring!
DIY – do it yourself
FYI – for your information
IDK – I don’t know
NTS – Note to self
NOOB – newbie (person new at a certain activity)
ROFL – Rolling on the Floor laughing
PLANKING – People lying around not knowing it’s not good
TWEEPS – People on twitter
At the end of the day, vocabulary is what you make it. Go on and make some more acronyms yourself. Just be sure they don’t sound too ridiculous of PI (Politically Incorrect) because tweeps will LOL at your lingo.
Feel free to contribute, more coming your way.