Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Which (if any) text/chat abbreviations are okay to use in an in-person conversation?

18 comments:

John said...

I find myself using FML often at work.

Rob said...

i use brb periodically (all the time)

andrew said...

WTF. I use it all the time, LOL. It makes me LMAO.

Sometimes though, I use STFU and GBTW.

Scottie said...

None. Not one. Zero.

pinchie said...

I use "totes" sometimes. just to be funny.

beenu said...

totes, natch, obvi, SYFM and SYWM. and i've adopted beth's phrase "bt dubs"

Christine said...

i use omg often and always use WTF which spares me my serious habit of dropping f-bomb in public. FML under my breath - never in convo. and i always use people's name abbrevs when chatting with close friends...

GC/DC said...

ive been using Totes alot.

SngngMSW said...

SYFM or SYWM!!!

sara said...

BTW....

I have been saying totes for 6 years, however i have always used it in everyday life!

Awful Announcing said...

I'm with Scottie on this one. Zero. Although I may start using YM to Beenu, to shorten up "Your Mom!"

Beth R. said...

Hell yeah, Beenu! I write and say "BT Dubs" all the time, which I find endlessly amusing.

Battgirl said...

I always write things out even in texts. Is it bad that I don't know what half the abreviations in these posts mean?

FML?
SYWM?

I do know SNAFU and FUBAR, but those are Navy terminology...

:(

Beth D said...

I use lots, OMG and WTF being the most common

Leslie said...

I don't know what these are either:

FML?
SYWM?
STFU?
GBTW?

I do use totes and omg. I said something the other day (I can't remember what it was) but it was a text abbreviation and I got called out and I was embarrassed.

Dan said...

OMG, STFU, WTF (which in the office gets abridged to "WT")

pinchie said...

Leslie and others who are confused:

FML= fuck my life
STFU=shut the fuck up

but yeah, i need clarification on the other ones, too...

beenu said...

SYFM = shut your f'ing mouth
SYWM = shut your whore mouth