Basically, this is just another expression for SMS dictionary or SMS shortcut. These abbreviations are simply the texting shortcuts that people use every day to make sending SMS messages much faster and easier. Some of the shortcuts below are only used for instant messaging or at the end of a text to convey the mood of the person sending the text. Some of the texting shortcuts are good examples of how people shorten words when texting.

So, let’s take a look at some common texting abbreviations.

SMS abbreviations:

Anything - NTHING

Are you OK - RUOK?

Are - R

Ate - 8

Be - B

Before - B4

Be seeing you - BCNU

Cutie - QT

Date - D8

Dinner - DNR

Easy - EZ

Eh? - A?

Excellent - XLNT

Fate - F8

For - 4

For your information - FYI

Great - GR8

Late - L8

Later - L8R

Lots of love/laughs - Lol

Love - LUV

Mate - M8

Please - PLS

Please call me - PCM

Queue/cue - Q

Rate - R8

See/sea - C

See you later - CU L8R

Speak - SPK

Tea - T

Thanks - THX

Thank you - THNQ

To/too - 2

To be - 2B

Today - 2DAY

Tomorrow - 2MORO

Want to - WAN2

What - WOT

Work - WRK

Why - Y

You - U

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Happy/Smiley -:-)

Angry - :-||

Very happy - :-))

Confused - %-)

Tongue tied - :-&

Sad - :-(

Saintly - O:-)

Laughing - :-D

Crying - :'-(

Surprised/shocked - :-O

Screaming - :-@

Kiss - :-*

Pig - :@)

Clown - *:-)

Wink - ;-)

There are more SMS shortcuts that could form the so-called SMS dictionary, but the more words you use, the less effective the shortcuts will be, as people will stop understanding what you are really saying.

In this case, a short ‘vocabulary’ is best so that everyone knows what is being said.

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