Somewhere, Shakespeare is weeping !!

Just thought I’d give you a quick run down on Twitter-speak !

I saw a great article on Twitter Speak  ( here )  .Its just amazing and a little disturbing how much people are moving away from the ‘Queens English’ . How many of the list do you use ?

  1. ?4U: Question for you
  2. .02: Two cents (i.e., one’s opinion)
  3. 1337: Leet, short for “Elite,” used to describe a symbolic form of writing by hardcore tech folks. Google it and you’ll see what I mean. As with all things internet, it can be used sarcastically
  4. 420: Marijuana
  5. 2GTBT: Too good to be true
  6. A3: Anytime, anyplace, anywhere
  7. ADDY: Address, usual in regards to an email address
  8. AFAIK: As far as I know
  9. AFK: Away from keyboard
  10. AYTMTB: And you’re telling me this because…
  11. Beast/Beastmode
  12. BBIAM: Be back in a minute
  13. BBL: Be back later
  14. BRB: Be right back
  15. BTDT: Been there, done that
  16. BTW: By the way
  17. DM: Direct message, this allows you to send messages to someone on twitter without others seeing it, though it requires users follow one another. This isn’t hugely popular, as it is essentially a cruder form of email, and is usually only used by two people who aren’t close enough to email, but want to take a quick idea “offline” and out of their public twitter feed
  18. Epic Fail: The worst kind of fail
  19. Fail: Often used sarcastically to mock an attempt to do something
  20. FB: Facebook
  21. Follow: On twitter, this is how you choose to receive a person’s status updates. Without following someone (similar to friending people on facebook), you won’t see their updates
  22. FTW: For the win (indicating something positive, such as “Free ham sandwich for the win)
  23. FTL: For the loss (indicating something negative, or undesirable, as in “Speeding ticket FTL)
  24. FWIW: For what it’s worth
  25. FYEO: For your eyes only
  26. H/T: Hat tip (as an informal source citation)
  27. HFAC: Holy flippin’ animal crackers
  28. HTH: Hope that helps
  29. ICYMI: In case you missed it
  30. IKR: I know right
  31. IMHO: In my humble or honest opinion
  32. JSYK: Just so you know
  33. K: Terse version of “okay,” often meant to indicate tone
  34. LMK: Let me know
  35. n00b: A novice
  36. NSFW: Describes content not safe to be viewed at work (or school)
  37. OG: Original gangster (indicating pioneering or legendary status of some sort)
  38. OTOH: On the other hand
  39. PIR: Parents in the room
  40. RT: Retweet (Very similar to an email forward but on twitter; if you re-broadcast someone else’s message to all of your followers, you’re “Re-tweeting.”)
  41. SMH: Shake my head (to indicate disappointment, disagreement, etc.)
  42. TIA: Thanks in advance
  43. TFTF: Thanks for the follow (on twitter)
  44. TMI: Too much information–usually used–surprise–ironically
  45. Trending: A label that indicates something is popular on twitter at the moment
  46. #: A hashtag that acts like a sort of magnet for all messages appended with that hashtag. This automatic aggregator allows for users to find messages labeled as such (#soirritating, for example)
  47. #FF/#Follow Friday: “Follow Friday,” a weekly event where twitter users recommend other twitter accounts worth following
  48. YGM: You’ve got mail (like an alert letting reader know to check their mail, which implies email’s lack of popularity compared to social media messaging)
  49. YMMV: Your mileage may vary
  50. YT: YouTube

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