Friday, April 15, 2011

Text Messaging Codes

I recently upgraded to an IPhone ® and am trying to learn more about the fascinating language of message texting. Unfamiliar with all of the acronyms, I did a quick search on the internet and was amazed to find a huge A to Z listing of texting codes. I don’t text that often, but am beginning to participate more and more and would like to learn some of these keyboard shortcuts.

At the gas pump this morning, I saw a sticker on the pump announcing that you can now text your payment for gas! Not sure how that one works, but I thought that was kind of cool.

Below I have listed just a slight few of the more common text message acronyms, or the ones that I thought I might use. I am also attaching the link so you can check out all of the others.

Although most of mine will probably come from the senior list.

I know it's not necessary to say but I'm going to say it anyway,  PLEASE, DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!

I recently received an email that I would like to share with you as well (Senior Texting Codes) – please look for this below the first list. I’m not sure where this email originated, but I thought you would all enjoy the list.

Happy Texting!
A few common Texting Codes

?                     I have a question
?4U                I have a Question for you
@TEOTD      At the end of the day
.02                  My or Your two cents worth
121                 One-to-One – Private Chat Initiation
143                 I Love You
1432               I Love You Too
182                 I Hate You
10X                Thanks
1DR                I Wonder
20                    Location
2NTE              Tonight
88                    Hugs and Kisses–also means Bye-bye (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
A3                   Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
AATK             Always at the keyboard
AFFA              Angels Forever, Forever Angels
B4N                 Bye for now
BAG                Busting  a gut
BASOR           Breathing a sigh of relief
BBL                Be back later
BICHOK         Butt in chair hands on keyboard
CTHU              Cracking the heck up
DIIK                Darned if I know
G4C                 Going for Coffee
IFYP                I feel your pain
ROFLMAO     Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off

Since more and more Seniors are texting and tweeting, there appears to be a need for a STC (Senior Texting Code)...

If you or your loved ones qualify for Senior Discounts, this is the code for you. Please pass this on so inter-generational dialogue can go on forever!
               (Or as long as the eyes can see that teeny tiny lettering).

ATD:                 At The Doctor's               
BFF:                  Best Friend Fainted              
BTW:                Bring The Wheelchair              
BYOT:              Bring Your Own Teeth              
CBM:                Covered By Medicare             
CGU:                 Can't get up              
CUATSC:          See You At The Senior Center              
DWI:                 Driving While Incontinent              
FWB:                Friend With Beta Blockers              
FWIW:             Forgot Where I Was              
FYI:                  Found Your Insulin             
GGPBL:           Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!             
GHA:                Got Heartburn Again              
IMHO:              Is My Hearing-Aid On             
LOL:                 Living On Lipitor             
LWO:                Lawrence Welk's On              
OMMR:            On My Massage Recliner              
ROFL/CGU:     Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up              
TTYL:              Talk To You Louder              
WAITT:            Who Am I Talking To?              
WTP:                Where's The Prunes?              
GGLKI:            Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute Wendy and so helpful. Not I don't have to scratch my head so often when I read my grandson's text.