Sunday, June 29, 2008

Message Board and Texting Acronyms

Bff. That was the title of my last post and it got me to thinking how much I really use all these silly acronyms. This blog was created because of a Scrapbooking Event here in Sacramento, CA. The Scrapbooking Event was created because of a message board I use to belong to. And while a member of that message board I used a whole schlew (is this even a word?) of various acronyms while chatting it up with my friends there. And now that I've become a professional text messager (I know that's not a word) with my daughter, I use even more.

So let's review just a few of the ones I know and use very often:

Bff - you already know that one.
kwim - know what I mean?
btw - by the way
fyi - okay, this isn't really new. You really *should* know that one, kwim?
lmbo - laughing my butt off
rofl - rolling on the floor laughing
roflmbo - rolling on the floor laughing my butt off (duh)
wth - what the heck? (or a different explicit that I'll let be since I'm pg-13 rated here)
brb - be right back
omg – oh my gosh

Those are just some that are available so that you don't fill a whole screen with unnecessary correct grammar and spellings of words. Because we just can’t have some hidden English lesson for all these teenagers, now can we? These acronyms have slowly made a way in to verbal communication, so I've decided that I'm going to introduce some of my own acronyms in to my every day life. Tell me what you think of these:

issp - I see stupid people
biss - because I said so
dinp - do it now, please
ptott - please take out the trash
lma - leave me alone
prttp - please replace the toilet paper
idham - I don't have any money
wcarttp - why can't anyone replace the toilet paper?
witrc - where is the remote control?
std - shut the door
stdp - shut the door, please
stdn - shut the door now
waitoowkhtrttp - why am I the only one who knows how to replace the toilet paper?

I think it will work. Well, maybe not that last one. It would probably just be easier to say it. But I'm not really getting through to these people with normal words so maybe some acronyms thrown in will get the job done. It’s what they know. It’s what they relate to. And since we are going to be acronym heavy in my house, I guess I better learn these new ones that will no doubt be coming out of the mouths of my offspring:

wdys - what did you say?
iam - in a minute (as they text their bff...because that's more important)
wwistd - what was I supposed to do?
dyham - do you have any money?
wittp - where is the toilet paper?
wfd - what's for dinner?
wdys - what did you say?

I think it will work. I'm feeling confident. As I type this I can hear the lawn mower running after asking my son for 3 days to mow the lawn. Maybe if I would have added "din" he would have not said "iam" and everyone would have been happy.

Yeah. I'm going for it.


  1. that is hilarious Cheri - glad you updated your blog, I love your wit and sense of humor

  2. That is the funniest thing that I've read in a long time.
    Thanks Cheri. Miss you.
    {Carrie H.}

  3. I think I will link this to my bff cause she doesn't get the lingo! Thanks LOL

  4. ROTFLMAO! Hehe, had to do it!!!!
    I love all of those, maybe that is a better way to communicate with the teens of ours!!!!
    And here I have one for you
    gybtt-Get your butt to Texas!!!

  5. Ha ha haaaaaa! OMG, that had me ROTFLMAO. You are too funny.

  6. I especially love waitoowkhtrttp.

    When I lived with a bunch of roommates in the bay area like 15 years ago we created an acronym to be our codeword for a guy that was sleeping on our couch and wouldn't find a place to live.

    hicacooswch (pronounced Hick-a-cus-wick). It stood for Cheap Hobo Who Sleeps On Our Couch and Calls It Home - spelled backwards.

    We love being able to say it in front of him and he didn't know we were talking about him.

  7. That last anonymous post was me. I hit enter or something and it posted. =)


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