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NetLingo List of Chat Acronyms & Text Shorthand
With hundreds of millions of people texting regularly, it’s no wonder you’ve seen this cryptic looking code! Commonly used wherever people get online — including IMing, SMSing, cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, Web sites, games, newsgroup postings, in chat rooms, on blogs, or on social media — these abbreviations are used by people around the world to communicate with each other. NetLingo is also tracking a global list of worldwide text terms and international online jargon!
Acronyms have always been an integral part of computer culture, and they have since spawned a new language on the Internet. Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a ‘word’ there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand.