Madison Thomas | @inthelifeofmads
Are you lol-ing with your friends online? Or are you jk-ing yourself? If you need a brush up on chat lingo, here are some popular acronyms that will have you speaking the language 2day:
Brb: be right back
Don’t close that computer yet! Your conversation will resume as soon as the person has finished with their interruption.
Btw: by the way
This can be used when you friend is reminded of a pertinent thought she needs to share with you.
Example Sentence: “Btw I had a date last night.”
B4n: bye for now
Never fret, he definitely interested in you and wants to have a second chat later.
Example sentence: “I really enjoyed talking with you…b4n.”
Ily: I love you
Use sparingly – this acronym could be the start of something new.
Example Sentence: “I’ll see you when I get home. Ily honey!”
Np: no problem
Usually this acronym comes after an apology or an explanation on your part, and is well-received by the reader.
Example Sentence: “It’s np. I can take out the trash. You can do the dishes.”
Example Sentence: “I got a call. Brb.”
Rn: right now
You might get this from your boss or a last minute addition for a project.
Example Sentence: “I need you to make at 25 page PowerPoint rn!!!”
Tfi: thanks for info
This sentiment is usually said after an interesting tidbit is shared in the conversation.
Example Sentence: “I didn’t know bald eagles mated for life tfi.”
Tl;dr: too long; didn’t read
Easy there, no one wants to read a novel on your Facebook chat. This is usually said by itself indicating that your audience does not have the time, nor the interest in what you said.
Ttyl: talk to you later
This is one of the more popular closures of the chatting session.
Example Sentence: “I have to go to my spin class. Ttyl!”
There you have it! You're all set to join the conversation.
What chat acronym left you scratching your head? Leave us a comment and let us know!