and so many others which I may not have even heard of.

It’s unequivocal that exactly the same way that our using slangy words affects the way we express ourselves, the practice of texting makes us accustomed to communicating with broken fragments of information that are not properly formed sentences or statements.

WITW – What in the world WIU – Wrap it up WK – Week WKD – Weekend WRT – With regard to W/O – Without WOMBAT – Waste of money, brains and time WOW – World of Warcraft () WU – What’s up?

WC – Welcome WC – Who cares WCA – Who cares anyway W/E – Whatever W/END – Weekend WE – Whatever WEP – Weapon () WH5 – Who, what, when, where, why WIBNI – Wouldn’t it be nice if WDALYIC – Who died and left you in charge WDYK – What do you know? Where XMeets Y – Vagina WIIFM – What’s in it for me? YTTL – You take too long YTG – You’re the greatest YW – You’re welcome YWHNB – Yes, we have no bananas YWHOL – Yelling “woohoo” out loud YWSYLS – You win some, you lose some YYSSW – Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever Z – Zero Z Z’s – are calling (meaning going to bed/sleep) Z – Meaning “Said” Z% Zoo ZH – Sleeping Hour ZOMG – (Oh My God) ZOT – Zero tolerance ZUP – Meaning “What’s up?

WISP – Winning is so pleasurable WITP – What is the point? WUZ – Whats Up WUZUP – What is Up WWJD – What would Jesus do?

Sometimes in your written letters, articles, or in any write-up, don’t you mistakenly use the text and chat lingoes? In an online article by a freelancer, Vincent Madrone, he quoted a study published by the Pew Internet and American Life Project entitled “Writing, Technology and Teens” that said that the habitual use of the informal grammar used in texting means that poor spelling, sentence structure and syntax are becoming the standard for written communication.

According to an article in Canada`s Globe and Mail newspaper entitled “Texting, Twitter contributing to students’ poor grammar skills” it said that the age of texting and instant messaging is not just harming the grammar skills of college students, it’s killing it.

By Eustace Dunn In a world of text messaging and chatting especially in the social networks these days where people now use short forms of texts to convey their messages, who cares whether it has any effect on them.

Provided it passes on the messages they intend, not minding whether the recipient understands these abbreviations.

GB – Goodbye GBU – God bless you GDR – Grinning, ducking, and running GD/R – Grinning, ducking, and running GFI – Go for it GF – Girl friend GFN Gone for now GG – Gotta Go GG – Good Girl GG – Good Game () GIGO – Garbage in, garbage out GIRL – Guy in real life GJ – Good job GL – Good luck GL/HF – Good luck, have fun GLNG – Good luck next game GMBA – Giggling my butt off GMF – Gross Mechanical Failure GMTA – Great minds think alike GN – Good night GNIGHT – Good night GNITE – Good night GNSD – Good night, sweet dreams GOI – Get over it GOL – Giggling out loud GR8 – Great GRATZ – Congratulations GRL – Girl GRLPWR – Girl Power GRWG – Get right with God GR&D – Grinning, running and ducking GT – Good try GTFO – Get the fuck out GTG – Got to go GTRM – Going to read mail GTSY – Great (or good) to see you GUD – Good H – Hug H8 – Hate H8TTU – Hate to be you HAG1 – Have a good one HAK – Hug and kiss HAU – How about you ?

H&K – Hugs & kisses H2CUS – Hope to see you soon HAGN – Have a good night HAGO – Have a good one HAND – Have a nice day HANOVR – Hang over HB – Hurry back HB – Hug back H-BDAY – Happy Birthday HBU – How about you ?

” LOTI – Laughing on the inside LOTR – Lord of The Rings () LQTM – Laughing quietly to myself LSHMBH – Laugh so hard my belly hurts LSV – Language, sex and violence LTD – Living the dream LTNS – Long time no see LTOD – Laptop of death LTS – Laughing to self LULT – Love you long time LULZ – Slang for LUS – The girl is lose or not playing it safe sexually () LVM – Left voice mail LWOS – Laughing without smiling LY – Love ya LYLAS – Love you like crazy LYLC – Love you like a sis LYSM – Love you so much LYLAS – Love you like crazy LYLC – Love you like a sis LYSM – Love you so much M8 – Mate MC – Merry Christmas MEGO – My eyes glaze over MEH – Meaning a “shrug” or shrugging shoulders MEHH – Meaning a “sigh” or sighing MFI – Mad for it MGB – May God bless MIRL – Meet in real life MKAY – Meaning “Mmm, okay” MLM – Meaning give the middle finger MM – Sister () NIFOC – Naked in front of computer NIGI – Now I get it NIMBY – Not in my back yard NIROK – Not in reach of keyboard NLT – No later than NM – Nothing much / Never mind NMH – Not much here NMU – Not much, you? RX – Regards RX – Meaning drugs or prescriptions RYB – Read your Bible RYS – Read your screen RYS – Are you single? SUX – Meanings sucks or “it sucks” SWAK – Sent (or sealed) with a kiss SWALK – Sealed (or sealed) with a loving kiss SWAT – Special Weapons and Tactical Team ( T – Think positive T4BU – Thanks for being you T:)T – Think happy thoughts TA – Thanks a lot TAFN – That’s all for now TANK – Meaning really strong TANKED – Meaning “owned” TANKING – Meaning “owning” TAM – Tomorrow a.m.