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October 14th, 2003

New Online Lingo

The other day, my local newscast promised me lots of information on “new online lingo” that teens were using. It was really vital information, so I wanted to share it with you.

First of all, teens use something called IM – that’s “instant messaging” – that is like email but instant. You type it in, and there it is on the other screen! It’s used more than phone calls now. Amazing.

Within these IMs, though, teens are using their own language. It doesn’t have a name, but if you’ve ever seen some weird things being used on the IM, they were probably shorthand – acronyms. Here are a few I learned about.

LOL – Laughing Out Loud (I like this one)
BTW – By The Way
BRB – Be Right Back

Clever, isn’t it? Do you know of any of this hot, hip new online lingo?

Posted in Technology

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 10:05:36 am
I've heard about :) and ;) ... turn your head to the left and they look like a smiley face and a winking smiley face. It's really trippy.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 10:43:45 am
OMG! (That's "Oh My God" or "Oh My Gosh")! That's fantastic, Ryan! I'll have to try to work that in to my IMming. :) ;)

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 12:04:22 pm
ROFLMAO at Paul's lame newscast :)


FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 2:46:16 pm
That report was one POS, lemme tell ya..

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 5:45:17 pm
That news reminds me of a new piece of lingo: BFD.

That stands for "Big, Fudgey Donut." It's dessert time!

FROM: Kate
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 8:14:04 pm
TMI (too much information), I think my brain is going to explode.

FROM: cd-rw
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 10:39:36 pm

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 10:41:36 pm
What's next, voice mail???

BTW, POS= Point of Sale.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday October 15, 2003 -- 9:08:25 am
Of course...what did you think I meant, jk?

jk = Just kidding? ;-)

FROM: Spunk Martindale
DATE: Sunday October 19, 2003 -- 3:52:32 pm
Dang it. I thought this ping was going to be about an online game by Chuck "2-n-2" W.

FROM: fatima muhammad
DATE: Saturday July 23, 2005 -- 11:40:24 am
i would like to know what pff means

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