Texting Shortcuts

Texting Shortcuts – Message Terms & Abbreviations

This texting shortcuts, terms and text message abbreviations section was created to help you save time when texting, emailing or IMing friends and family members. These texting shortcuts, terms and abbreviations are commonly used by teens but grown folks are starting to use them as well. I recommend parents with teens; especially teen girls to learn these text message terms and abbreviations so they know what their teenagers are up to when they’re talking to their friends using these popular text terms!


2moro – Tomorrow
2nite – Tonight
BRB – Be Right Back
BTW – By The Way -or- Bring The Wheelchair
B4N – Bye For Now
BCNU – Be Seeing You
BFF – Best Friends Forever -or- Best Friend’s Funeral
CYA – Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
DBEYR – Don’t Believe Everything You Read
DILLIGAS – Do I Look Like I Give A Sh*t
FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
FWIW – For What It’s Worth -or- Forgot Where I Was
GR8 – Great
ILY – I Love You
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
IRL – In Real Life
ISO – In Search Of
J/K – Just Kidding
L8R – Later
LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
LOL – Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love -or- Living On Lipitor
LYLAS – Love You Like A Sister
MHOTY – My Hat’s Off To You
NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard
NP – No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
NUB – New person to a site or game