Monday, 6 May 2013

SMS English

SMS or short message service was invented as a medium to stay ahead with the changing technologies in the world and provide users with a novel mobile experience, but with time it has evolved as a brand new genre in English language and has become an integral part of the “hot trends” surrounding the language.
English language is ever growing and to keep pace with the changing styles and trends in the language, you also need to be aware of some of the most commonly used short forms or abbreviations in SMS.
In the world of SMS language, words are made with the help of punctuation marks and by taking specific alphabets or numbers out of whole words or sentences. Some examples are here as follows:
There = Dere/Tere
Thank you = Thnx/Thnk u/Thnx/ty
What’s up?  = Wassup? /Wts up?/ Wtz up?/Sup?
Before = B4
Later = L8r
Night= Ny8
You = u
Are = R
Don’t = Dnt
I don’t know = Idk
As soon as possible = Asap
Be right back = Brb
Information = info
What = Wut/Wat
Goodnight = Gn
Take care = Tc
Sweet dreams = Sd
That = dat
See you = Cu
What about you? = Wbu?        
Ok = K/Okies/kk
I don’t care = Idc
By the way = Btw
Talk to you later = Ttyl
For your information = Fyi
On the other hand = Otoh
Rolling on the floor = Rofl
And = N/&
Number = #
Tonight = 2ny8/2nite
For you = 4u
Laughing out loud = Lol/lolz
Message = msg
Text = Txt
Said in context = Sic
With respect to = Wrt
And the list goes on... There are no set rules on how to make and use these short forms. They are born out of the imagination and understanding of the ones who seem to be using them, and gradually becomes popular among others.
SMS language may seem to make things simpler or faster  but can easily confuse those who are new to it. They can also irritate people in case of official matters where they end up not taking you seriously. Therefore, these short forms can be used when you want to save time or are having an informal conversation with a friend or an acquaintance but must be avoided while sending official messages or formal notes.

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