Sunday, November 29, 2009

Twitter Dictionary | 35 Twitter Abbreviations

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Do you know how to speak Twitter? It makes sense that with only 140 characters, there would be a need to create some shortcuts, but with all the new abbreviations popping up every day, I think it is becoming more of a dialect. (They are technically called acronyms, not abbreviations)

Just the other day someone tweeted me with IMHO in the tweet. What the heck does that mean? How does someone figure that stuff out? I remember it took me a month to learn that TY stands for thank you. I know… duh!

If you are new on Twitter, I’m about to save you a whole bunch of time and shorten your learning curve a lot. I made this master list of 35 Twitter abbreviations for us to share. I’m sure there may be some I’ve forgotten, so please leave them in a comment below.


1. b/c = Because

2. BG = Background (when someone refers to their Twitter background page)

3. BFN = Bye for now

4. BR = Best regards

5. BTW = By the way

6. DM = Direct message

7. EM = Email

8. FB = Facebook

9. FTF = Face to face

10. FWIW = For what it’s worth

11. Gr8 = Great

12. IMO = In my opinion

13. IMHO = In my honest opinion or in my humble opinion

14. IRL = In real life

15. J/K = Just kidding

16. LI = LinkedIn

17. LMK = Let me know

18. LMBO = Laughing my butt off

19. LMAO = Laughing my ass off

20. LOL = Laughing out loud

21. NP = No problem

22. OMG = Oh my God

23. OMFG = Oh my f—- God

24. PLZ = Please

25. ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing

26. RT = Retweet

27. RTHX = Thanks for the retweet

28. TMB = Tweet me back

29. TMI = Too much information

30. TTYS = Talk to you soon

31. TTYL = Talk to you later

32. TY = Thank you

33. WTH = What the heck

34. WTF = What the f—

35. YW = You’re welcome

<3 = This is the text version of a heart

How about some others? If you liked this post, Share it to your friends spread the word. And also, you can comment below if you know more Twitter Abbreviations, if its not listed above.