Abbreviations: There are a lot of them used today in texting or social media and in chat rooms accross the internet, why is it that people seem to want to always take shortcuts? I am guilty of this myself but I always try to keep from using them as much as possible because I like to keep in practice with my typing. I am a 6 finger typist, three fingers per hand and most of the time I have to look at the keyboard when I type. I can type about 35 wpm this way and I know that if I learned to type in the proper fashion I could be much faster... OK enough of the ranting, let's get on to the fun of this post.
What do these abbreviations all mean? Well here is a small list of them thanks to Wikipedia:
First let's look at the definition according to Wiki:
Internet slang (Internet short-hand, netspeak or chatspeak) is a type of slang that Internet users have popularized, and in many cases, have coined. Such terms often originate with the purpose of saving keystrokes. Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites.
OK so what are some of them and what do they all mean? Here is my short list: