When we send text messages to our friends, we often use newly coined expressions and words. English speakers make and use acronyms, abbreviations, slang, and textspeak just like Koreans do. You’re probably familiar with some acronyms such as LOL (“laughing out loud”), OMG (“oh my god”), and ASAP (“as soon as possible”), but let’s learn some more!
Can you guess the meaning of BRB? It stands for “be right back.” What about GTG or G2G? It means “got to go.” In addition, TTYL is “talk to you later” and IDK is “I don’t know.” When your friends are waiting for you and ask where you are, you can text them OMW, which is short for “on my way.” You can use BTW (“by the way”) when you want to bring up something. ATM means “at the moment” or you can use RN, which is simply “right now.” FYI is “for your information” and you can use this acronym when you want to provide some extra info to the person you’re speaking to. But most importantly, you should remember to use ILY, which means “I love you.” Finally, I hope you HAND ? “have a nice day.”
Yeri Chang Staff Reporter (email@example.com)
1. What is the meaning of LOL?
2. When can you use BTW?
3. What can you use instead of ATM?
1. Do you use textspeak or slang often?
2. Why do you think people use acronyms, abbreviations, slang, and textspeak?
3. Do you know any other English acronyms, abbreviations, slang, and textspeak?