Texting slang! Abbreviations, letters instead of words, etc etc.
It’s strange. I get why it became a thing – it’s wayyy faster to type them (and there also used to be a small character limit in texts) – but I still find them weird. Like, why do we say ‘lol’ instead of, I don’t know, ‘haha’? It’s basically just as fast to type, and let’s be honest, half the time people are typing ‘lol’ and not ‘laughing out loud’ at all.
Abbreviations and acronyms sure save time, but a lot of the time they aren’t used honestly or aren’t intuitive. Like, how am I supposed to know that ‘cba’ means ‘can’t be arsed’? It might just be a misspelling of ‘can’ for all I know!
Other weird texting language:
Lmao – again, most likely not even laughing in real life.
Ygt – You’ve got talent? No, it actually stands for… Wait actually I’m not sure, it could be ‘you got this’ or, according to Google, ‘you get that’…
Ngl and tbh – Why do we need both? Don’t they mean basically the same thing?
Anyway, that’s just a random rant on how texting slang is confusing and often not used genuinely. Don’t get me wrong, I use all these abbreviations, but I just don’t understand some of the reasons behind them and therefore think they’re pretty strange sometimes.
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