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Text messaging will be the death of Queens English. If instant messaging gave us new phrases like BRB and L8R, Text messaging is bringing to fore a whole new slanguage. Here are some of the more popular ones. * AAMOF – As A Matter Of Fact […]

Text messaging will be the death of Queens English. If instant messaging gave us new phrases like BRB and L8R, Text messaging is bringing to fore a whole new slanguage. Here are some of the more popular ones.
* AAMOF – As A Matter Of Fact
* C4N – Ciao For Now
* DIS N DAT – This And That
* FOCL – Falling Off Chair Laughing
* HHOK – Ha Ha Only Kidding
* THKQ – Thank You
* XLNT – Excellent
* ZZZ – Sleeping

You want more, or the latest, then go here. And if you are thinking that this is still a teen craze, think again. The largest growing group of TXTrs are grown-ups, who among other things use TXTing to flirt, plan dates, or even set-up appointments. Yes even in US too. “Text messaging on mobile phones and PDAs is quickly moving from a hot trend among teens to a mainstream means of communications used by business professionals, moms on-the-go and college students,” says Craig Peddie, general manager, Tegic Communications. “With the evolution of text messaging, it came as no surprise that a new language has popped up, which will quickly become an official language of mobile communicators.” Ms. Merriam and Mr. Webster are turning in their graves!

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  1. One other thing to add to that IM training – a secret decoder ring….

    Prepare rather large Post-It notes to be stuck on the side of the monitors for the library staff as a translation guide….. PS – Note this entry also mentions the spread of IM and texting beyond the stereotypical “yung’ins” set to other users. My ital…

  2. The Language of TXTNG

    Fun post by blogger Om Malik about the new shorthand being used in text messages. He lists some of the more popular shorthand: * AAMOF – As A Matter Of Fact * C4N – Ciao For Now * DIS N…

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