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Updated on May 20, 2010


An effective bridge to a "generation gap" ?

Communication among speakers born of one native land and governed by one common government is expected to be bounded and bonded by one choice of language and that is, their first language. In general, the English language considered to be the international channel to reach out across the globe is the center of it all. Through the years, the basic and standardized usage of English grammar has always been consistent with the Library of Congress and the other accredited language organizations there are on the face of this earth.
The first or only language of each individual is inherent in him, for it is related to the first sound or syllable that he makes. Syllables, on the other hand make up a combination of a vowel and a consonant pair to make an audible sound Pa-pa and ma-ma, and da-da-da are very common firsts for a baby’s early display of his speech patterns.
Yet, in the olden days when bilingualism and colloquiallism were unheard of, and televisions were not even born yet, much more the game boy, atari, and now the MP3, and the Xbox, and the I-pod, much less the I-phone, the syllables which make up words and eventually are used to make up sentences have now been converted into abbreviations, shortcuts or acronyms.
For reasons other than time limitation or space savers, it can also be a code where the older generation couldn’t decipher right away.

Let us begin with the abbreviations that our older generations were born into. How much does a typical baby weigh would bring an answer to ounces (oz) and pounds (lbs), depending on where you live if your country uses the metric or the pound system. Measurements be it liquid or solid use calibrations that are abbreviated from gallon (gal) to milliliter (ml) to quart (qt), and so on.

At the hospital where most of you first saw light, there would be departments there that would use letters or shortened words like OB-Gyne and OR and DR as well as LR. The doctors would have their usual title next to their names (Dr.) and the medical crew also go with RN, and RNP, or LVN, and other tech staff. There would be a suffix in your name as Sr, Jr, etc....

As you either be a patient or a hospital employee, they monitor your temp and your BP (blood pressure). Temp may be temperature or temporary. Medications are administered using abbreviations as well. Tbsp for tablespoon and tsp for teaspoon as well as the BID or TID which may stand for three times a day or twice a day.The weight of the tablet or capsule is also measured by (mg) milligrams.

When you are out of the hospital, you may get a prescription (Rx) from your physician (Dr.). Because you are unable to go to work, you think of things to do to while away the time. Some thirty years ago, you turn on the boob tube which is the television (TV) and select from only a
handful of channels that were very basic and easy to remember, from Channel 2 until 13. There are no remote controls to press so you do not switch channels every minute. Ten years later, there came the birth of betamax and the VHS, so out came the unit, and then the tape, where you could watch movies at a convenient time in the privacy of your own home. If too much TV bores you because of quite a number of channels that are up to three-digits channel , you turn to playing and listening to music. It used to be the music record , one popular one is the Tower Records recording. It used to be in 45 rpm which carried a back to back single and then there was a bigger record of 33 rpm which consisted of at least twenty four songs on both sides of the record. Ten years later, the rpm became obsolete as to the launching of the cassette tape. In a few years, the CD’s came into picture. The compact discs carry music that moves on forward as you listen, No turning back. Then the CD rom came about, that which may contain computer data, and then the DVD, the compact disc that contain a movie or a documentary.

As public servants , you see the people who service the community. The LAPD, NYPD, LAFD, CHP. Professions and career that you work or pursue in college be they be in eng’g, or educ, or business ad. The college degrees always would add a feather in your cap when you complete your BA, or your Ma, or even your PhD.

In the Bible, the old and the new testaments would always have the abbreviations of who the writer is for every chapter and verse there are. Verses and verses of Gen and Lev, and readings from the saints (St. Paul and Peter and Matthew) down to the Psalms of praise and joy.

As you get out on the street and drive around, there’s too many symbols like P for parking and the streets and roads that are named with a blvd, and an ave., and a cny. If you need a driver’s license (DL) and an ID (identification), you go to the DMV.

In formulation of internal office memorandums, there is what we call addressee and furnishing copies to those concerned using CC or BCC. Abbreviations like ASAP, MWF, T-Th, AM and PM almost always are present on such memos. When there is a sense of urgency, you read abbreviated words as STAT, and FYI. Some more of the common when I was growing up and was trying to read the series of Mills and Boons during my salad days were acronyms that were shared by my aunt who was a teacher. Examples are

CHESTERFIELD - Come home every Saturday to eat ripe fruit in every lonely day

CAMEL - Can a man ever love?

YSIS- This is female talk where in “your slip is showing”

SWAK - Sealed with a Kiss (gone are the days when we receive and read love letters-missed them)

TY(VM) - Thank you (very much)

YW - You’re welcome

Computer acronyms that mainly distract the parents from snooping or spying while the minor is currently online are:

PIR - Parent in room

POS - Parent over shoulder

99 - Parents are no longer watching

B15- Back in 15 minutes

PAW - Parents are watching

Other widely-used and widely accepted computer codes are:

LOL = laugh out loud
ROFL = rolling on floor laughing
BRB = be right back
FYI = for your information
BTW = by the way
TTFN = tata for now
CYA = see ya
HTH = hope that helps
IMHO = in my honest opinion
IYSWIM = if you see what I mean

A sampling of some popular short_hand texting terms are listed below (courtesy of yahoo)

* UG2BK . . . . . . . You got to be kidding
* GBTW. . . . . . . . Get back to work
* NMP . . . . . . . . . Not my problem
* GFTD. . . . . . . . . Gone for the day
* FYEO. . . . . . . . . For your eyes only
* DEGT . . . . . . . . Don’t even go there
* BIL . . . . . Boss is listening
* PCM . . . . Please call me
* IMS. . . . . I am sorry
* TOY. . . . . Thinking of you
* KUTGW. . Keep up the good work
* CID . . . . . Consider it done
* FWIW. . . For what it’s worth
* HAND . . . Have a nice day
* IAT . . . . . I am tired
* NRN . . . . No response necessary
* 4COL. . . . For crying out loud
* WRUD. . . What are you doing
* LMIRL. . . Let’s meet in real life
* ^5 . . . . . . High five

As text-messaging codes and shorthand become increasingly widespread and interchangeably used in electronic mails, messages in, adults like Mr. Mom and Super Dad are fumblingly scrambling to decode and break what has developed from the children’s last resort to be in secrecy from their parents. In quite a number of business establishments, a working knowledge of text-speak is becoming strictly required. Back home, with privacy or not- parents need to know the lingo in order to keep up with, cope, try, get aligned—and sometimes police—their children and their children’s speak-talk-texting.

There is one sure reason why such a surge in texting abbreviations—more than 2,000 and one and counting, according to NetLingo’s survey—is the boom in social-media sites like Twitter, that in order to convey the message, such websites limit the characters to a hundred and forty, around two short paragraphs or 14 sentences. This has resulted in space-restricted messages. Also, they are limited in length, so users have developed an alphabet soup of shorthand abbreviations to save time, their thumbs, and their manicure.

“To learn the linguistics may seem like a WOMBAT (“Waste of money, brains and time”). But with over one trillion text messages sent and received, interchanged in the U.S. last year, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association, an industry trade group, you run the risk of feeling you do not belong or you are out of circulation if you are not a texter, or an email person who uses computer jargons.” (Stephanie Raposo- Wall Street Journal cia yahoo)

A speech trainer once said that “If a CEO does not appear to be tech-savvy, people may start to wonder, ‘Is the company not plugged into today’s technologies also?’”

The confusion amidst the mingling and the melting of cultures, much less the language barriers among peoples originating from different demographic locations has given rise to a number of resources that provide English translations for terms like WRUD (“What are you doing?”) and TTYL (“Talk to you later”).Some independent websites like and and other corporate ones like LG Mobile Phones’ Textapedia according to a reliable source, is a pocket guide to texting terms released in 2008, is sold in over 4,000 stores nationwide. Also, in the book of information that Direct TV has included in their welcome packet there is a list of all these acronyms that you thought you would never find them there, what it meant but you would eventually. NetLingo reports a 391% increase in the splurge of hungry-for-meaning-visitors over the past five years, while UrbanDictionary says it saw a 40% jump in its unique visitors last June from June 2008.

It is said that all languages are growing that each month, these experts would be sitting down and meeting and monitoring the newly-coined words for the month. Also, the English language is growing, and ever growing- but we need to go back to our basic vocabulary- in order to be made aware of the letters used to make up the word....

OMG! Guess whatttt!!!! Both the Stylebook and Merriam-Webster Dictionaries recognized texting shorthand for the very first time in their 2009 editions, which were released in June. What is this message- The AP Stylebook now includes IMO (“In my opinion”), ROFL (“Rolling on the floor laughing”) and BFF (“Best friends forever”), among others. Merriam-Webster defines LOL (“Laugh out loud”) and OMG (“Oh my God”). The younger teen-agers tend to be not wanting to mean laughing out loud for LOL, but LOTS of LOVE , not really following the trend:

Some of sub-topics for us that were suggested by a yahoo writer a week ago and are related to texting and acronyms are:

* Texting Truckers, Motorists on Mobiles and Other Reasons Why I Hate Driving
* Cellphones: Better Than Your Spouse and/or Alcohol
* Iowa Teen Wins Text-Messaging Championship
*Filipinos: The World’s Best Texters
* Beware ‘Cellphone Elbow’
* Its Over: Breaking Up by Text Message

“These abbreviations have shown they are very likely to be a part of our language for a long long time,” quoted by a Yahoo researcher .and according to Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster.

One such strategist E. Kanna, 50, maintains a “Mom’s Text Talk Sheet,” a cheat sheet of over 30 textisms created and updated constantly by her three teenage daughters, on her desk at work. She who lives in Sacramento, this side of town says she refers to it daily as many of her clients prefer communicating through text shorthand like SWDYT (“So what do you think?”) and WDYM (“What do you mean?”).

“This situation is much amusing to note when last year a certain company- a Houston-based consulting firm, has hired a 20-year-old expert and two teen-agers in texting to help teach texting vernacular to its staff of six. “It gave us the confidence that we could use the lingo and connect with the younger clientele on their level,” says Bert Martinez, president of the firm, which now conducts and adheres to conformity by about 20% of its communication with clients via texting.”(Yahoo seach and news).

Allow me to quote a researcher/writer from yahoo when he says that, “Teenagers, for their part, text in code for a reason.” Anne Mitchell, president of the Institute for Social Internet Public Policy, based in Boulder, Colorado is usually because they are involved in activities which they don’t want their parents to discover, such as casual sex, drugs and alcohol,” she says. Indeed, parents may be startled by such popular terms as careful- these are up for censorship: GNOC (“Get naked on camera”), LMIRL (“Let’s meet in real life”) and IWSN (“I want__ now”).

There is a website called that have observed that parents are seemingly upset about not being able to decipher their own children’s lingo. One editor suggested that parents embrace the method of cutting it short or abbreviating it which could lead to a bonding experience
with the kids.

“Quite a handful of moms do what this mother did like , here goes–“The fact that 15-year-old Jack Beisel’s mother uses texting shortcuts like HBU (“How about you?”) and CIL (“Check in later”) strengthens their relationship, he says. “It makes her seem like she’s a little more understanding about modern culture,” says Mr. Beisel,” (More research from Yahoo)

The consequences of misunderstanding and mix and matching the lingo can be ultra challenging. Some more of the convoluted, sometimes unpredictable words, and bunches of letters that you think can no-way be together are joined in the following:












BMW - Bayerische Motoren Werke (in German), Or Bavarian Motor Works (in English)

These two are the real meaning of BMW- the auto manufacturer. To follow is alist of fun or deceptive yhree letters that answer to bmw.....:Bad Man's Wheels, Bad Man WagonBald Middle-aged White guy, Be My Weapon, Be My Wife, Be My WingBeats, Most Women, Beautiful Mexican Women,Been Months Waiting, ,Beer,Motorcycles,Women
Best Man Wins, Beyond My Wages, Big Mean Woman ,Borrow Money Weekly, Break My Wallet, Break My Window (car),Bring Me Women, Bring More Wine, Bringing More Weight,
Bring My Wallet, Brings Me Women, Built My Way, Bust My Wallet.
Another OMG! These three-letter words are probably the most-studded and stuffed when it comes to coming up with meanings that make sense.

Above all these, one doesn’t even realize how the combination and mixed-up, juggled up or scrambled even the letters roll up into so much innuendoes, one never knows when this will end. There is a dictionary called urban dictionary where it says that you wrote it, where a part from the Webster’s version of the English standard dictionary, this is the other side of it. Yes, the English language is growing and who’s counting when we see that the trend not only focuses on the word but on the beginning letters of the words in a phrase or short commands, or short sentences. It has quite a number of definitions yet there seems always to be a new meaning or a new coining of root words together to come up with something new, day in and day the questions of how many English words there are to date, based on the published abridged or unabridged dictionaries- it is not possible at this time to come up with an exact figure. The world of communication out there is limitless and beyond.

The abc of the xyz and the order to which the letters are used or abused dictate the times. As the IM and the texting via the cell phone evolve, we now have the ability to just remember some of them or maybe memorize as they come in handy when need be, for we are on a fast-paced world that we hardly find time to halt and pause , no more gasping for air or stopping and smelling the flowers or just the coffee.

How neat it is to learn all these although if you don’t use it, you may not remember it, that when you see it, you need to open up a search to understand what it means...This is just saying that when in doubt you goo=, or ya==.SYL@H (See you later at the Hub!)


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      L36 3 years ago

      This article is extremely interesting to read. It is very well written and I really enjoyed reading it.

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      SimPly RaRe 3 years ago from California USA

      Hello hubbers, friends of hubbers, and guests: I read this article again

      "OMG! TGIF! WHAT DOES "LOL" REALLY MEAN?" after forgetting that I wrote about it 5 years ago. Well, this abbreviated text-talk list has multiplied the last few years that I guess, quite a number of books and/or dictionaries were published via Amazon or on other websites. I still believe in most everything that I have shared. I would like to see a distinction between learning how to communicate on paper in the business world and learning how to write informally familiar messages are addressed. The beginning reader and writer needs to be taught the basic principles of the written English language which includes grammar, spelling, punctuation marks, and how to distinguish whether a sentence is complete or incomplete. IOW (In other words), children of school-age must know the true spellings of basic words such as today (2day); tomorrow (2moro); you (u); okay (K, or OK); later (l8tr); message (msg); voice mail (vm); etceteras... before they start using the text language where brevity and quick time are more important. Responses are not corrected because it is misspelled but the main thing is and was getting the message across.

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      coocoo 5 years ago

      omg eye think it is

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      SimPly RaRe 5 years ago from California USA

      Well, Nathain, am just curious- what does OT mean?

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      nathain 5 years ago

      i know!!! its so OT

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      SimPly RaRe 6 years ago from California USA

      LOL is typically "laughing out loud" but would be :Lots of love" for the older generations--acceptable :)

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      Alvingeorge 6 years ago

      come on you guys are just asking the same question what about lolz,cos for now i say i know omg,lol,thx.

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      jennifer 6 years ago

      what does the word lol mean

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      jade ellingham 6 years ago

      this is great

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      Hello 6 years ago

      What are the many meanings "Yup" coming from a 50 some year old women who thinks she is better than the average person in the US of A?

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      Shirley 6 years ago

      HTML Standts for Hypertext mark-up Language

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      Jess6 6 years ago

      Are we that running short of time to use codes communicate with each other?????

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      ladyroselove 6 years ago

      hehe lol bicch

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      Esmaralda 6 years ago

      I have a 80 year old grandma who say she loves to text so when I gave her my number and I got like 4 messages in less than one minute from my grandma... with this technology grand mas realy get on my nerves

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      simply rare 6 years ago

      thanks for the add-on--myob--it is related to : byob which means, bring your own beer, byod- bring your own drinks-

      beswax, that's funny- cantitisprivate

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      cantitisprivate 6 years ago

      what about myob have you heard about that if you haven't i wont tell you just kidding it means mind your own buissnes or beeswax

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      SimPly RaRe 6 years ago from California USA

      Lots of Love works- one can make up what it means, and if it works for the majority, then....looking back and correcting should be done, that's why editing is important especially for submission of formal (official) always helps after writing an article to sleep on it, and thn re-read and revise, and ppolish until it flows...thanks for comment dle. SR

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      dle 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info. I've been using LOL as "lots of love". One comment: Doesn't anyone believe in looking back and correcting what they've typed?

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      really good 6 years ago


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      Amy Lawrence 6 years ago

      Victoria is i love it

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      mimi 6 years ago


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      lol 6 years ago

      Wt does HTML..c:

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      KennyH 6 years ago

      chrs bbz...and i'm 60 btw

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      AiDa 6 years ago

      tnx.that was soooooooo helpfulllllllllllllllll ...

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      geekIsh 6 years ago

      Someone asked what HTML means...

      "HyperText Markup Language", which is the primary content language of "the web" (you are looking at rendered HTML right now.) This is a different class of acronym than most presented here.

      FYI is "For Your Information"... as in, "just letting you know".

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      Luke 7 years ago

      someione of another skin colour**** sorry for the mis-type :P

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      Luke 7 years ago

      Although i do feel like people are trying to make life too easy and too sensitive these days, something you woulden't normally see a 16 year old admit. But from just being at school i see that there is way too many spoilt children, and at the same time political correctness going too far, you cannot say "black" without being seen as racist, if anything it makes it worse because i actually struggle expressing myself fully to someone of another properly purely because of the fear of sounding racist and unsetting somebody, surely that is just making our connection with different races worse? But back to a bit closer relevance. I really think all these handicaps in life these days should be removed, the bigger the challenge you face in life, the stronger and smarter you emerge from it. Sadly i feel like this generation of people are becoming more and more useless. :/

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      Dennis Teel 7 years ago

      @luke..if you're looking for an educated reply it might not happen so easily..did you see the post by juicystar?she's the typical rebel.nobody has posted anything here that should've upset her like that(assuming it's a her anyway).

      i understand and agree totally with what you posted.unfortunately juicystar seems to have a problem with adults(note her ageist description) to the point of absurdity.but like i said i totally agree with your're a very mature 16 year old.that's refreshing ,as so many are not these days.wish i had known someone like you when i was 15.the abbreviations young people use on the internet does indeed imply that they're not the least bit serious regarding how they speak ,use the english language and they come across to others as being reality it's become a kind of game.but it's grown from being 'game-like' in the past few years to now being quite absurd.young people seem to see this as having one up on the parents with the belief that mom and dad won't know what they're 'meaning'.but they'd be surprised.i'm 56 and i understand nearly all of the abbreviations and find it humorous to observe teen sites (forums and chats )and 'listen in' on their conversations. i eventually post a comment identifying my age.they get all worked up and sarcastic, as i'd been listening in on their conversations,as they post to one another their warnings of pir and paw etc. hopefully many of them become aware that they're not remaining as confidential as what they believe./and of course ,i get a good laugh out of it.but the harm of all the abbreviating and cutting everything short is that life isn't something one can go about daily cutting responsibilities down to a mere pleasantry.this is what i suspect is up with the internet slang now days.the tediousness of spelling 4 and 5 syllable words and complete paragraphs as well.the danger is,if these same young people aren't able to handle full length responsibility and life's hardships.there won't be any abbreviated cures and solutions for them.i hope i'm wrong and that the internet slang and codes they use aren't an introduction to the irresponsibility of handling the downs that occur in their lives.shortening the task of spelling words and paragraphs online is one thing. there's no short cut to handling life's difficulties.

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      Valentin Daloydoy 7 years ago

      lolo oten (laugh out loud openly opposite the empty nest)

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      Luke 7 years ago

      Sorry, I do not mean to be known as an anonymous commenter, but I am too lazy to sign up. personally I believe that while text-talk can be useful for certain situations such as the most obvious texting, i think it is a real shame that people use it to a large extent on computer and talking in person, On a computer you have plenty of time to spell properly, and it just makes the author look ignorant "Whn thy tlk lyk dis" and I really do lose a lot of respect for them, and in person saying omg instead of "Oh my god" is just embaressing, nearly as bad as saying "lol" out loud with a completely straight face.

      I think that text talk is ruining the grammar / spelling of teenagers of today and that they should be influenced to talk proper english, rather then joining in, and if they are using abbreviations for privacy, why not allow them that privacy (as long as they aren't rebelling to a concerning level e.g. any illegal activity)

      I will add that I am sorry for any bad grammar / spelling on my own behalf, but im only 15 (16 in 15 minutes) and i still have a few years to improve. :) - Looking forward to an educated reply, thanks.

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      SimPly RaRe 7 years ago from California USA


      I agree with juseystar as well...I did not write this article because I do not believe in these abbreviations. I am absolutely in agreement with "text-talk" or shortcuts esp. if time and speed are considered. In fact I am impressed in how these OMG's came about and right now, somewhere out there, there is already a dictionary of sorts, and it is not surprising because these acronyms are growing...thank you for your comment, John and I sure do hope you will have a chance to read it again....SR

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      kianfai87 7 years ago

      Wow This is very good post!

      I was wondering what is people yelling "FYI (then type other things)".


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      SimPly RaRe 7 years ago from California USA

      Hello Denise, I was using my phone to answer you back. This time my laptop is on so I can express myself better. Thanks for the speedy feedback you've written about one of my hubs. Don't you think most of the LOL's are real handy? It's funny when you overhear parents talking about these acronyms- and they thoght that LOL means "lots of love"- sweet !!!! Good luck on your 30 day-contest---cool- now I am motivated to write something before my semester begins....good luck and hubba, hubba--hubbaliciously yours, tita mylee

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Nice work covering the topic of acronyms and their use through the ages. I'm currently doing the hubchallenge: 30:30

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      SimPly RaRe 7 years ago from California USA

      Tayyboo- yes- it is a new language, that's why, communication matters most....of course there are standards to adhere but they are apt for formal or business writing. Thanks for visiting. Simply rare

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      tayyboo 7 years ago

      i love it my new language lol!!!!!!!!!

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      lili 7 years ago

      hey guys jst 2 let u know but tgif means to different things and they r (toes go in first) and (thank god its friday)

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      lexi 7 years ago

      good job most have took a long tme to do that nice jo b i like how u posted the "parent stuff" great job!!! :P

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      Teacher in LA 7 years ago

      Useful, as always, to get more perspective on the ongoing permutations of what passes for communication these days. As a teacher (PK through 6th), what concerns me is not the use of new "languages" like texting, but the significant loss of basic skills in reading, spelling, grammar, and comprehension. Texting is not, and will never be, able to communicate details or nuance in the way that "traditional" language can.

      Amid the energetic comments here from Juicystar, sandy and others, there is a significant lack of attention paid to these nuts and bolts of language - with the result that communication is incomplete and/or inaccurate. That leads to frustration on the part of both the 'speaker' and 'listener' (maybe transmitter and receiver would be better here, given the pervasive electronics), and a loss of meaning and understanding. This is not just generational; my teaching cohorts (um, let's say older than 35) are enamored of 'techspeak,' but won't take the time to read articles about teaching that are shared with them (often by our head of school). Guess it's a WOMBAT.

      Language is a core component of any civilization, and written language an important level beyond that. Would any of us hire a worker who was unable to communicate in 'regular' language? If that answer is yes, our business or enterprise will suffer for it. "Make new friends, but keep the old," as the saying goes (ATSG?).

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      Strawberry  8 years ago

      Wat about iA and mA? Wat does that mean?

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      Maya 8 years ago

      I luv this. Lol it is sooooooo helpful, my friends use it an I don't no wat they r saying. Ps does any1 no wat HTML stands for???

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      SimPly RaRe 8 years ago from California USA

      Thank you for dropping by GmaGoldie! English language is really growing and isn't it neat, that this "language" is being generated out of need and maybe in a "more understandable manner"--for now language should be communication-friendly...especially in verbal exchanges.....

      I am pleased that you find this article wonderful. SimPlyRaRe

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      This is a "new" language for me! Wonderful Hub!

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      momof3 8 years ago

      i just don't see the harm in "text" talk. i was wondering tho,what are our views on childern swearing/cussing,what age are you kids allowed to cuss at?

      thanky thanky

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      JUICYSTAR 8 years ago

      Over controlling mothers and fathers get on and create this website,you do this and wonder "why is my teen so sad" back off a bit ok?! YOU were a teen once-- but now your a gross hag and wish you were a teen so you want everyone else to not have any fun. So as soon as they turn 18 they will move out and rebell EVEN MORE than a kid that was a party-er. losen up a bit and you'll find they are much happier. y'all have thunder thighs and a big ass belly. sorry honey you are just mad at your self for letting it all go to shit and taking it out on your teens.if they are not on drug,in jail. or preg I think your in good shape

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      SimPly RaRe 8 years ago from California USA

      Hello hj-

      TGIF means: Thank God It's Friday

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      hj 8 years ago

      What does tgif mean?

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      SimPly RaRe 8 years ago from California USA

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks for dropping by and giving a comment...most of the times, the teachers and parents are not that lazy--it is a matter of the older generation to be on "par" or at "level" with the youth in terms of communication....I agree that there are a handful of lazy teachers and parents I should say, but there are reasons like "language barriers' which limit the adults to help their own children with homework. Terms using abbreviations are not new, but when it's got to be overwhelming as where we're at right now, then there would or might be a dictionary of all these omg's and lol's and ttyl's, etc....simply rare

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      joe 8 years ago

      yup as usual the parents and teachers are too lazy to do a proper job and all of society has to live with it. castrate lazy parents from having more and sack lazy teachers. ohh i said it, now go do it.

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      sandy 8 years ago

      this is alrigt i think its stupid lol jk i think this is real help i sat there and wrote all the talk text down on paper and this is a lot

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      SimPly RaRe 8 years ago from California USA

      Thanks aca___24 for visiting and dropping a comment. Yeah- I agree with you about a "generation shortcut"...I was thinking that because technology has revolutionized quite a number of manual tasks, there is a tendency for the youth to "cut" and to "shorten" whatever seem to be long and time-consuming. Happy hubbing- SmPRr

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      acanderson24 8 years ago

      Great article! The future will be different for the younger generation..."Generation Shortcut"...Everything is getting shorter for them,spelling, how to show your math work, college degree...the list is long...

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      miriam Siazon 8 years ago

      Interesting information, learned so much from this article! Well written,this writer connects well with the readers!

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      SimPly RaRe 8 years ago from California USA

      Yes, Sandy-it is sad in a way...the world is heading to a more than state-of-the-art mode that being highly technological and technical in a more sophisticated and complicated manner that even the rhetorics and spelling conventions are being sacrificed. The young generation today (ages 13- 18) are still fortunate to know most basic word spellings in English- but what I am afraid about is the youngER geenration when teachers themselves would use or accept short-cuts for lack of time or space whatever the excuse or reason is....SMPR

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      sandy henriks 8 years ago

      This is informative....and also to me a sad commentary that we have become so technological that we must communicate in 'code' instead of sitting face to face with words we all understand...including hugs and kisses for kids and parents....where are we going with this??? not lol


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