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English Vocabulary – Top 50 Chat and Text Acronyms

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Acronyms are words formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words that are considered or pronounced as a separate word.

They cause a lot of confusion and difficulty to English learners who has to apply to grammar rules, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation and added to that those acronyms.


Top 50 Chat and Text Acronyms

What makes acronyms really tough to get is that the only way to sort them out is to memorize what they stand for.
Tip: we use the verb “stand for” when we explain an acronym.


e.g: B.B.C stands forBritish Broadcasting Corporation.


Here is our list of the Top 50 Chat and Text Acronyms that should help you when dealing with acronyms and could save you time get the sent message whether written or spoken:


  1. 2moro – Tomorrow
  2. 2nite – Tonight
  3. BRB – Be Right Back
  4. BTW – By The Way -or- Bring The Wheelchair
  5. B4N – Bye For Now
  6. BCNU – Be Seeing You
  7. BFF – Best Friends Forever -or- Best Friend’s Funeral
  8. CYA – Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
  9. DBEYR – Don’t Believe Everything You Read
  10. DILLIGAS – Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
  11. FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
  12. FWIW – For What It’s Worth -or- Forgot Where I Was
  13. GR8 – Great
  14. ILY – I Love You
  15. IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
  16. IRL – In Real Life
  17. ISO – In Search Of
  18. J/K – Just Kidding
  19. L8R – Later
  20. LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
  21. LOL – Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love -or- Living On Lipitor
  22. LYLAS – Love You Like A Sister
  23. MHOTY – My Hat’s Off To You
  24. NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard
  25. NP – No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
  26. NUB – New person to a site or game
  27. OIC – Oh, I See
  28. OMG – Oh My God
  29. OT – Off Topic
  30. POV – Point Of View
  31. RBTL – Read Between The Lines
  32. ROTFLMAO – Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
  33. RT – Real Time -or- ReTweet -or- Retweet
  34. THX or TX or THKS – Thanks
  35. SHSh** Happens
  36. SITD – Still In The Dark
  37. SOL – Sh** Out of Luck
  38. STBY – Sucks To Be You
  39. SWAK – Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
  40. TFH – Thread From Hell
  41. RTM or RTFM – Read The Manual -or- Read The F***ing Manual
  42. TLC – Tender Loving Care
  43. TMI – Too Much Information
  44. TTYL – Talk To You Later -or- Type To You Later
  45. TYVM – Thank You Very Much
  46. VBG – Very Big Grin
  47. WEG – Wicked Evil Grin
  48. WTF – What The F***
  49. WYWH – Wish You Were Here
  50. XOXO – Hugs and Kisses


Are there any acronyms you think should also be on this list?

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